just jilli

Winter Brights

Winter Brights

Neon was so hot last spring, and is set to be on-trend again this spring. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be incorporated into our winter wardrobes as well. I think that the key to pulling off bright color, like acid green, in colder months is by incorporating it as a pop of color into an otherwise neutral outfit.

Cashmere Sweater: Holt Renfrew

Neon Silk Blouse: Juicy Couture

Lace Shorts: Free People

25 Things

I thought it would be fun to write a little ’25 Things’ about me, so that you (my readers) can get a better idea of who I am…

1. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2. I now live in Los Angeles, California, USA

3. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario

4. I’m working towards a second degree, in Merchandise Product Development, from FIDM

5. I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my life (see number 18 for further details on this matter)

6. I’ve recently developed a pesky allergy to cherries

7. When I grow up, I want to be a trend forecaster

8. I love animals, but sometimes I also love to wear fur. It’s confusing

9. I am probably the least graceful person you will ever meet

10. My lucky number is 10

11. I’m a total night owl, rarely going to bed before 1, often going to bed after 2

12. I’m a firm believer that leopard print is a neutral

13. Coco Chanel and I are cut from the same cloth; like her, I’ve “never done anything by halves”

14. If it wasn’t already made obvious by #13, I’m a total perfectionist, and always have been

15. I’m just not that into time. I don’t even own a watch

16. I hate being stuck in limbo

17. Yes, my real name IS Jilli. I’ve spent much of my life explaining this to people, saying “not Jillian, not Jill, just Jilli” which is where the inspiration for the name of my blog came from

18. I used to have a pet chicken named daisy

19. I think school is fun

20. I still sleep with my baby blanket

21. I’m a germaphobe

22. I’m intimidated by public speaking

23. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure

24. I HATE goodbyes

25. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason

Welcome

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You know those people who absolutely live and breathe everything fashion? Well, I’m one of them. I’ve been fascinated with all things fashion from a very young age. (Seriously. I know a lot of people say that, but I actually mean it). My mom tells me that almost as soon as I was old enough to string a sentence together, I asked “where’s the pink?” in reference to the fact that most of the clothes in my closet were black, a desperate attempt on my dad’s part not to raise a ‘girly-girl.’ Interestingly, this seemed to have the opposite effect, and from that day forward, I insisted on having as much pink in my wardrobe as possible, and virtually lived in frilly party dresses through the late 80’s and early 90’s. While I hope that my tastes have become slightly more refined over time, my (healthy) obsession with fashion remains intact. In fact, I’m so obsessed with fashion that, even though I’m a full time student at FIDM, and have two internships in the fashion industry, I still felt the need to launch a personal style blog. My hope is that this blog will become a place where I can document my own personal style, share mood boards I’ve made, post street style photos I’ve taken, and discuss new products that I love.