Monday, July 18, 2011

Style Icon - Jillian Harris

Oh Jillian, Jillian, Jillian ... How I love your style! 

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!


  1. I am such a fan as well and was inspired to buy a big gold men's watch because of her. - maddie

  2. Maddie - YES, I agree. I remember searching Google to find the brand. I believe it's either Michael Kors & Toy Watch! Thanks for your comment :)