NATALIE’S FASHION BLOG: IT’S VEGAS BABY!

There are 3 dates this week: Group date, one on one, and the dreaded 2 on 1 date. Never mind all that, I’m just excited to watch Michelle TV. I don’t think she is crazy, but rather extremely intense. For example: Chris fills the girls in that they have 1 hour to pack for Las Vegas! Michelle states, “I need some of these girls to go home, primarily because I need more space for my luggage.”

As the girls pull up to the Aria hotel, I am so excited to see what happens. Sin City. I’ve been dumped there on this show and also given a rose there. I’ve got some mad love and memories in Las Vegas! Brad: “I’m questioning my relationships with some of these women and trying to get to know them better, so I’m going to spend a week in Vegas to figure it out.” Hahahaa! Sin City isn’t the most ideal place to try to get to know someone from a relationship standpoint. But he will for sure see who is the biggest animal!

The date card is left behind by Brad after they are introduced to their over- the-top gorgeous suite overlooking Las Vegas (thanks to Aria City Center), and Michelle reads that Shawntel gets the one on one date! I’m taking a minute to quit laughing over what the card says: “Let’s end the night with a Bang.” Hahaha- ok, I know, I’m so immature. Moving on…..

One on One Date:
Brad’s black denim vest over his black and white plaid woven is a great look for him. GetzStyle Tip: When choosing a vest, make sure it is in good taste. If he had on a “club wear” shiny vest, he would have looked very “Jersey Shore.” Instead, he pulls this off with masculinity and dude appeal. My only complaint is the woven button-down should be un-tucked and the vest left open; he is so leggy that this style tip will elongate the torso.

Shawntel kept it simple yet flattering with an off the shoulder, red long sleeve thin sweater and white shorts. Again, simple can go wrong if you have the wrong style and cut. Make sure to choose the correct length and fit in the shorts so that they don’t come off looking like “mom jeans.” Also, the way her top flows is way more intriguing then just some ordinary, boxy long sleeve sweater. It tightens at the waist and flows throughout the arms. Throw a tank under an off-the-shoulder top to add more detail just like Shawntel did.

Brad tells Shawntel that she gets to go on a shopping spree and get whatever she wants and I am immediately jealous! For those of you who have never been to Aria, it’s no ordinary mall. The only stores within the mall are high end designers. Wow.

While I certainly love and respect these designers, I am not a fan of logos on clothes or accessories. (Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.). I think it is very tacky, so if you are wealthy enough to afford this luxury, choose non-logo purchases. The quality of the garments screams expensive anyway.

I’m loving this look Shawntel pulled out for her first stop on the shopping spree: A bright yellow blazer with a loud multi-colored scarf. Brad tells her she looks great, and after a brief pause, Shawntel says, “So do you.” No you don’t, Brad. Please take that crushed velvet, bright purple Austin Powers-looking jacket off of your gorgeous body immediately.

The thing I LOVE about this date is that Shawntel is cluelessly adorable about these designer brands and it’s almost “Pretty Woman”-esque to watch her giggle with delight as she shops with Brad. She is the perfect girl for the date, because she is definitely not a gold digger and you can tell she has much appreciation and thanks for the gifts she was given today.

How adorable is Brad on this date?! He is following her around giving sound and sincere advice, complementing her left and right while most men would be sitting in the food court or at the slot machine. He genuinely is enjoying shopping with Shawntel. She will for sure be the best dressed at the Rose Ceremony tonight! Is it already too early on in the episode to say she is getting the GetzStyle award tonight? It’s annoying to me that Michelle thinks Shawntel couldn’t be Brad’s wife. How does she know? I think she is more suited for him than Michelle and not only the obvious reasons. Check out that look of envy and anger she had on her face when Shawntel walked through the room with those bags! Brad needs a sweet girl who would jump up and get excited to look at Shawntel’s purchases! Why can girls be soooo mean?! Innocent little Shawntel didn’t even have one girl offer to help take her bags up the staircase! Come on ladies!

Sweet Brad! He comes to pick up Shawntel and talks to the ladies, making sure they are all having a good time. Shawntel walks down the stair case in this PHENOMENAL black dress. The way the straps are cut really accentuate her toned shoulders and arms and the criss-crossing of the straps in the back adds unique, sexy detail.

Her hair is in the perfect up-do to show off the detail of this little black dress. The gathering of fabric in different areas draws our eyes to all the right places while dominating the shape of her perfect, hourglass figure.

Ahahahaha! Shawntel is hilarious as she mentions she is going to eat while talking about embalming bodies! OMG she is really cute- I like this one so far. As she continues talking about the grueling process, she definitely doesn’t leave anything out. Brad is laughing soooooo hard! I love seeing this humorous side of Brad. I haven’t seen him laugh like this yet, and I love this side him. Fireworks, she gets the rose, the girls are jealous (obvi!!) and the date is over. Other than their kiss looking a little forced, this was one of my favorite dates this season!

Group Date:
Date Card- everyone is very nervous about who is being chosen for the one-on-one date. Of course, the two Ashley’s are the one left behind for the 2-on-1 date. From what I understand, these two are like total soul sistas.

As the group date begins, Michelle says she is glad this is happening to the Ashleys, so that they can part ways. Come on Michelle, that’s just mean. The rest of the girls are visibly upset for these two. Michelle now says she is fun and hot, ughhhhhhhh. You are gorgeous, but you are ruining it by being unkind and conceited :(

As Emily is talking about her past in an interview, I can’t help but notice her brown, polka-dot bikini peeking out under a blue halter swimsuit cover up. She looks adorable as always :)

Brad is so sweet as he pulls Emily aside, telling her that they will all leave if she feels uncomfortable. As much as I love Emily, I’m not sure she has the correct amount of closure to move on. She is so young, and it is totally fine that she may need some more time to achieve that closure. This doesn’t mean I don’t like her, b/c trust me, she is adorable and her story breaks my heart. The race around the track was great for her. She said she did a lap for Ricky and it about made me tear up :(

At the after party, Brad pulls Emily aside for the fourth time and this sets the girls off. Grenade Whistle! I can see why it frustrates them, but at the same time, they have to understand it’s not Emily’s fault she was chosen for this emotional date. Emily just wants Brad to be real and honest with her, as she has been doing the same.

Brad pulls Alli aside and in a weird way, Alli while crying looks beautiful :( Meanwhile, Chantal is so stubborn with her feelings for Brad and it’s so cute! She accidentally says “love” and then immediately makes a funny face. Hahaha- on a personal level, I feel like I am most like Chantal out of all these girls.

Michelle pulls Brad aside and tells him that the other girls are too immature. Well at least they are nice, appreciative girls! She says she isn’t having fun and just wants to be with Brad. It completely worries me that he doesn’t like the sweet, fun girls who are completely making the most of a group date and are clearly thankful for this opportunity to be in such an elaborate place. I’m really getting worried about Brad not seeing through this Michelle business. Like I said, Michelle is not crazy, but rather tooooooo intense. She needs to relax a bit, open up, and have fun on this journey.

He pulls Emily aside for the 5th time and gives her the rose. I agree with his decision, because she conquered her fears and maybe gained a little more closure on this date. Brad wants to make sure she knows he isn’t rattled by her past and wants to move forward with Emily.

Two on One Date:
The date card arrives, and the two Ashleys are an emotional mess. Brad arrives looking sexy to pick these ladies up in a starched, clean white oxford shirt with a sharp, jet-black velvet blazer.

The girls are silent as they ride up the escalator and walk the endlessly long Vegas hotel hallways to meet Brad. I really like the black sequin detail on the upper right side and along the waistline of Ashley S.’s bright blue cocktail dress; it draws attention to her petite frame. I also appreciate where the spaghetti straps are attached to the center of each bump of the sweetheart neckline vs. being attached out wider. Little details as simple as strap placement can completely change the look of a dress.

I am more jealous of this date than Shawntel’s shopping spree date. I am a HUGE Broadway junky. I know every show tune out there and try to learn all the dance moves. If I could go back in time, I’d devote my life to being a Broadway star. I have more chills of excitement rushing through me as I watch these dancers kill it on stage! Hey- whichever girl goes home, who cares? Now you can say you were part of one of the coolest shows in Vegas.

Ashley H. is surprisingly focused on the positive which I’m sure is hard to do. I’d hate to be on a 2-on-1 date. I’m surprised he picked these two, because I imagined they would both go further then some of the other girls. Ashley S. is fighting her own fears in competing with a friend for the guy. I’m frustrated because Ashley S. is so sweet and sincere, and Ashley H. is being a Negative Nancy as Brad is holding the rose. Ashley H. needs to be more positive like Ashley S.

And I CAN NOT believe Ashley H. didn’t have more sympathy in her eyes when Ashley S. was leaving! In fact, she kissed her rose and blew it towards her so-called-friend. Brutal! She is the ‘bestie’ in the house and she couldn’t even stand up and give her a hug? Christ almighty! Brad! Quit letting the sweet girls go home! I’m heart broken for Ashley S. She is so adorable it’s ridiculous. The crying at the end was a little much. The tears are acceptable, but not the belly-cry, as if someone important to her passed away. I’m over this date, let’s get to the rose ceremony. Wait, one more thing. Is this Brad we see here or a stand-in Transvestite? Holy Makeup! I bet he wasn’t a huge fan of this hahaha.

Rose Ceremony:
After Brad arrives in a simple tailored black suit with a basic black pencil tie (which I love), he starts the cocktail party. Chantal pulls him aside, more than likely unaware that he is frustrated with her. They have a great conversation and are completely honest with each other. Obviously she is getting a rose, but needs to relax on the #@$@-talking to Brad. He likes it every now and then, but she does it too much apparently. I feel bad for Chantal, because I think #@$@-talking is her odd way of flirting and guarding herself. Good thing they had the chat, now they can move on.

Michelle is using her sex appeal to be with Brad. He continually falls for her seductions. How can he not see this? Maybe he is just keeping her around for a fantasy suite before he gets rid of her. After all, he is a guy!
The Outtake tonight is hilarious! The girls trying to figure out how to get the bear to Vegas. OMG Ashley H. is hurting him by forcing him into the suitcase :( hahahaha

The Good:
Look at this edgy little number Chantal has on! The sheer netting on the chest just adds the perfect touch to the white and black detailed short dress she has on. It looks like she is getting ready to walk the red carpet at a fun Hollywood party. I love the way the black lines race along her body to accentuate all the right spots. Chantal knows how to sport her cleavage in a tasteful way by letting it peak through the sheer overlay of material.

Marissa is always so put together, and she looks classic in this strapless short black dress with a thick piece of silver material wrapped around her waste. She has never failed me. She is has a very conservative, sexy style. I love her bangles around her wrists for the ultimate touch.

Emily‘s dress is once again unique with a black pattern criss-crossing all the way down her white dress.

Lisa! Your dress is phenom!!!!! The way the back is cut into a T-strap with an exposed zipper all the way down your back is high-five worthy. I LOVE exposed zippers btw. If you are reading this, find me on Facebook immediately and tell me where you got it. This multi-colored, go-go style dress was the PERFECT dress for a Vegas rose ceremony.
*I couldn’t ever get a really good glimpse of Jackie’s dress tonight, and I’m disappointed b/c she always has cool dresses. Giving her a shout out anyway b/c she is one of my favorites.

The Bad:
What in tarnation is Michelle wearing? Not only do I not like the print, but the cut is awful. Just terrible! The necklace was poorly paired up with it and even her hair through me off. Normally she is one of my fashion favorites, but not this episode. Sorry Michelle.

Britt, I hate doing this to you because you are so sweet. But it has to be said that you consistently wear 1990′s prom dresses. There is no current trend in your cocktail attire. Whatsoever. But you do have great daytime apparel.

Foot Notes:
Michelle dressed up her leggings with Tall black slouch boots. Man- I love this girls daytime apparel!

Shawntel takes a risk choosing a shoe that I’m so in love with it hurts. The feather detail on the back of the heel of this heavenly black pump is making my heart beat faster. These will look great with a fun cocktail dress, short skirt, or a pair of supper skinny, black jeans. I have goose bumps and the TV is on pause as I poor a glass of Vino and toast these shoes. For the first time, I may have found love on The Bachelor. They would never leave me and would give me ample amounts of attention.

GetzStyle award this week goes to Brad’s therapist. Ok fine, Shawntel. She showed us she knows how to pick out clothes and put outfits together. No one necessarily blew me away this week, so I’m hoping next week is better. Until next week, keep it trendy. And if life throws you lemons, go shopping.

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“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” -Yves Saint Laurent

XOXO

Natalie Getz

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