Episode 4

BEST DRESSED

Love him or hate him (I know, I know... he was tough to love this week), I did appreciate the ensemble JJ chose to be an asswipe in...

Sticking with the same color palette for all pieces can be dangerous but JJ pulled it off well with gutsy pattern-mixing (which I found to be reminiscent of Marquel). ๐Ÿ‘

WORST DRESSED

I watched this episode with Andi and we literally rewound to this ITM... 

... just to confirm that Tony is, indeed, VERY HANDSOME. With his backwards cap pulling his hair out of his face and no puffy vest or granola hoodie to distract us, we agreed he's super hot. Sadly, he insists on wearing things like this:

Oh, Tony. He really is cut from a different cloth. And as someone who often feels cut from a different cloth, I don't say that lightly. I understand he "sees the world through the eyes of a child", but based on this sweater, one would think he can't see at all.

My worst dressed this week, however, went to Josh...

I understand it was probably a warm night but if he couldn't handle wearing the full suit he should've ditched the vest and simply rolled up his sleeves. Furthermore, a three-piece suit vest is not to be worn as an accessory. It's meant to be worn with its matching jacket and trousers. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Sorry, Josh.)

KAITLYN'S LOOKS

I lOVED Kaitlyn's first outfit of the episode...

As usual, she rocks a skinny white jean. And that TOP. I have chambray tops but I really dig the distressed stripes. Her Cloth & Stone chambray button-down still sells here (on sale!). Similar-ish shirts are here, here, and here.

I pretty much wanted to steal her evening outfit right off her...

I love the slightly rocker chic-meets-goth vibe to this. I'm all over wearing oversized sweaters with tight leggings (it's a common look for me) so it goes without saying I'd wear this. In fact, I own her Wilfred leather-like leggings. (I normally can't stand the feel of faux leather but these truly are amazing and very convincing) A very similar cashmere poncho sells here. Sadly her jewelry is all The Woods (grrr for unattainable bijoux!). Her exact pendant sells here, but here are the most similar options I could find... Horn necklace: here, here, and here. (Those willing to splurge might like this) / Horn ring: here and here.

Her striped cardigan was YET ANOTHER item I would buy...

I love anything with stripes and I really dig this color. She looks so cozy and comfy yet not at all frumpy. Sadly her sweater is long gone, but a very similar one sells here.

The "sex-ed" group date may have been in poor taste, but Kaitlyn's dress made up for it...

I've always had an affinity for shirt dresses (so long as they're belted!) and love the safari vibe to this one. The color is really bang on; not too green and not too brown. Her exact dress still sells here and here.

Her Rose Ceremony dress was close but no cigar for me...

I mentioned back in Episodes 1 & 2 that I have never been a fan of waist embellishments. I'm fully aware this is probably just a thing I have, but I always find them prom-y and a tad cheap-looking. I would have LOVED this gown if there had been no embellishments at all. Imagine those sheer cutouts and that open back without the bedazzling overpowering things. It would be bit more subtle and WAY more sexy. I honestly feel this dress has too much going on and the old "less is more" adage applies. Her earrings, however, are perfection. 

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Until next week, fellow pandas!