Since the 13th season of The Bachelor (Jason Mesnick's heartbreaker season), I have been somewhat obsessed with Jillian Harris & her great sense of style. She originated as one of the bachelorette's vying for Jason's heart who later became America & Canada's sweetheart and became the next bachelorette! She has been by far the best dressed bachelorette of all time - and one of the main reasons I watched her season was to see what she was wearing (well and I wanted her to find true love, of course). On top of her being one of my style icons, she is also a fellow Canadian and a huge fan of the Canadian clothing retailer, Aritzia! (God, I love that store, just wish it was slightly more affordable).
I think my fashion girl crush started when I saw Jillian wearing this preppy Guess dress in one of the final rose ceremonies. I remember immediately wanting to know where it was from to purchase it right away. I scanned numerous blogs & entered it into about 50 Google searches. I was so upset to find out it was a dress from a couple seasons prior. I never forgot about the dress & always had it in my "clothing want list", so when I was at The Bay a few Summers ago and saw a dress similar - I had to scope it up! Check out the similarity -- it's by no means the exact dress, but it's still a pretty, preppy work dress! I'm wearing it today!
Jillian's style is trendy, but at the same time she knows exactly what looks best on her. I think I fall into the same category. I really like to experiment with trends, but trends that I know will last longer than one season and that look good on me. She is the epitome of the perfect classic dresser: knee high boots, t-shirts, flirty dresses, stripes & polka dots and cardigan sweaters.
Here are some of my favourite Jillian outfits!
Love love love this casual striped dress! I love pairing dresses with jean jackets!
I have this same dress from Urban Outfitters!
Dress is from Aritzia, but I love that it's paired with a trendy cardigan (dress is classic, cardigan trendy!)
Another Aritzia item - classic white dress shirt. I would love to wear this outfit out for a romantic dinner!
Polka dots NEVER go out of style. I love that Jillian wore this for a night out with the girls. I'm 100% behind the fact that dressing conservative leaves more to the imagination.
White lace dress with jean jacket! I'm going to add this combination into my wardrobe.
Mix & match bikini!!!!
Classic: White t-shirt, jeans & boots (with a colorful trendy scarf!)
Fun & flirty tutu! (I don't think I could ever pull this off like Jillian!)
In a TNA Vancouver Olympics hoodie!