• Jul 24

    Happy National Cousins Day!

    July 24, 2014 • 10:00 am

    HAPPY NATIONAL COUSINS DAY to all of my amazing cousins!!!!!! Being an only child, I have TONS of first cousins…and tons of second cousins too! We have always been very close, and I remember as a little girl, my older cousins spoiled me rotten and treated me like their little sister! I am forever grateful for all of you!!!!

    Sammy, Tori and Steph, thank you for being amazing cousins, sisters, and BEST FRIENDS all at once!!!! I love you three more than you know.

    I love all of my cousins so so so much…and even though I don’t get to see them very often, whenever we are able to catch up, it feels as though no time has passed at all! I am so grateful to have such a close bond with all of them!

    Tori, Terry, Samantha, Stephanie, Jesse, Rhonda, Tracy, Derek, Marlea, Devin, Jaime, Melanie, Warren, Lee Anne, Jody, Michelle I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!! Happy Cousins Day!!

    xo

    Jilly


  • Jul 22

    My Bachelorette Recap: Men Tell All

    July 22, 2014 • 10:00 am

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    I can’t believe we’re already at Men Tell All…meaning the FINAL episode of the season is next week!!!! Who will she choose?!?!? Andi looked stunning in her outfit tonight...so much so that I thought I would help you get her look!!! Shop her oufit below!

    Tonight was interesting…didn’t expect to see Ashley and JP! Congrats on your little one on the way! The drama between the guys tonight was pretty funny…I do believe that Andrew said something ignorant, but that’s just me! I don’t think he should have come up with a stupid excuse like “I was telling JJ how much I wanted this night to be over”…I mean nobody would say that in the process of a rose ceremony, and it was the beginning of the journey, so your patience with the show should still be pretty high!!!! I don’t think bashing JJ was necessary at all! I felt SOO bad for him :(

    Anyway...Marquel….you cookie monster you! He just seems like such a stand up guy who’s genuine and is really looking for someone to make him happy for the rest of his life. I’m not too sure if he’ll find that someone on Bachelor in Paradise, but WHO KNOWS!!! Marcus, I’m excited to see you on Bachelor in Paradise!!!!! Can’t wait for you to show more of your colours…and I’m curious to see who you end up with!

    CHRIS!!!!! Did anyone think he looked even MORE good-looking on tonight’s show than the entire season??? Something about him was just shining! I thought the whole thing with the woman in the audience was pretty awkward and weird…when Chris Harrison was asking Chris where he would find his soul mate, I thought he was going to announce that he was the new Bachelor!!!! I mean, who else would it be?!?!?! No announcement yet, I guess we’ll have to wait and see until after Bachelor in Paradise!!! I thought Andi answered all of her questions well, she looked gorgeous as usual, and happy, so I really hope all goes well next week! But what was that letter at the very end and who was it from??????? Fingers crossed for ya girl!!! Shop Andi's amazing #MTA look below! And guess what...most of these items are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!!! Score!

    Ring via T&J Designs | Earrings via BaubleBar | Dress via Dress the Population | Clutch via Vince Camuto | Pumps via BCBG Maxazria

     

    Until the FINAL episode...

    Xo

    Jilly


  • Jul 15

    My Bachelorette Recap: Episode 9

    July 15, 2014 • 10:00 am

    It's Bachelorette time and I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve today in my JHforPriv Kait Long Sleeve....and I have good news!!!!!!! The Kait Long Sleeve received SO much love that it sold out, BUT, it is now on backorder, so you can PRE-ORDER yours now before it sells out again!!!!

    Whoooo Dominican Republic! The water is so incredibly beautiful! We're finally down to the final three...we're getting close to the endll! Andi's date with Nick went smoothly....but there is STILL something about him that I just don't like!!!!! I think it's the fact that he's not funny at all!!!! The only time he can make Andi laugh is if he can't put a sentence together....NOT GOOD!

    I think Josh is really growing on me! I'm definitely starting to like Josh a lot better and her date with him showed a different side of him that I've never seen before. Josh was so great with the kids and you could tell as soon as he let Andi know that he loved her, her face lit up and it was obvious that she felt exactly the same way. Andi and Josh do seem like a great match, so IF she chooses him, I really hope it works out!

    Chris will be the next Bachelor...mark my words!!!!! I am totally rooting for him!!!! Overnights are a big deal...and I was smitten with all of my final three, so if Andi wasn't sure about Chris, she did the right thing and I agree with her decision of not inviting him to the fantasy suite 100%.

     
    Kait Long Sleeve via Jillian Harris for Privilege | Jeans via Paige Denim | Sunnies (similar) | Shoes via Converse | Earrings via Forever 21
     
    Once again, thank you so much for your support for JHforPriv!!!!! Don't forget to enter to win the Carol Clutch here!!!
     
    xo
    Jilly

  • Jul 11

    JUST LAUNCHED: JILLIAN HARRIS FOR PRIVILEGE!

    July 11, 2014 • 9:00 am

    AAAAHHHH!!! The day you've all been waiting for is FINALLY HERE!!!!! I am SOOO excited to announce that the Jillian Harris for Privilege Collection is officially available to purchase online!!!! I wanted this collection to be feminine and practical for summer - lots of lace detail, laser cut outs and bright colours! Please note that the collection DOES run small! I am usually an XS, and small fits me perfectly, so please buy a size up!!!!!! Head over to my SHOP tab, grab your wallet and get shopping!!!!! 

    I've literally been LIVING in this easy breezy #JHforPriv Bailey dress...so easy to wear and so versatile! Perfect for a summer picnic or a casual date night! I'm sure you want to get your hands on it....so keep reading to find out how THIS DRESS COULD BE YOURS!!!!

    To enter to win my Jillian Harris for Privilege Bailey Dress, complete the steps below! The more steps you complete, the more entries you'll receive!!! Contest closes Monday, July 14 at 10AM PST! Good luck fashionistas!!! Don't forget to buy one size up - and happy shopping :)

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    Join in on the buzz and excitement on Instagram and Twitter with #JHforPriv

    xo

    Jilly


  • Jul 09

    Bikini Body Tips with Daily Routine Fitness

    July 9, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Pulling out that bikini for the first time this summer can be an intimidating thing for many women...and the thought of actually putting it on can make you break out in goosebumps even though it’s blazing hot outside! So my good friend Rachel Doell of Daily Routine Fitness has put together a foolproof plan to get you ready for that bikini debut!!!!

    1. The most important thing to remember is not to let that winter coat of curves hold you back from hitting the beach. If you've got it, rock it!  One of the most attractive things for a woman to wear is confidence. Find a bathing suit that you feel comfortable in—one that doesn't cover you up but highlights your best features. 

    2. Getting a spray tan will help show off all that hard work you have put into your body and will really highlight your muscles. Make sure to go with a studio you feel comfortable with so you don't look like you came out of the tropics!

    3. When putting on a swimsuit, the last thing you want to feel is bloated, so leading up to the big bikini debut, watch your processed carbohydrate intake. Focus more on carbohydrates that are going to fuel and flush your body of water retention. Yams are a great option because they actually pull excess water out of the muscles. Cucumbers and celery are also packed with healthy amounts of water, so they hydrate the body, decreasing dehydration and bloating.

    4. When cleaning up your diet, add more lean proteins, fibrous vegetables, and healthy fats to fuel your body and keep you feeling fuller longer. 

    5. Drink up! By increasing your water consumption, you also reduce bloating and digestive problems, make your skin healthier, and increase your energy. Go fill your glass!

    6. When planning your workouts, make sure to add high-intensity cardio to your weekly routine. You don't have to kill yourself, but by adding 3 or 4 20-30 minute HIIT sessions, you will increase caloric burn. It's one of the quickest ways to slim out those trouble areas.

    7. Don't skip upper body day! When shaping our bodies for the summer, sometimes we can focus too much on the areas that bother us such as butt, legs and abs. Taking time to train your back and shoulders will leave you looking taller and leaner. When our posture improves, so does the shape of our bodies. A person with good posture and a strong back can literally look 10 pounds lighter than she would with poor posture.

    8. Hit up a barre class. I love barre class because it covers everything we are concerned about as the clothes get smaller and the days get hotter. Barre class will take you through a series of cardio, dance, toning, and sculpting for your buns, abs, and upper body. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to lean the body out for the summer.

    9. Find a workout buddy! Getting out in the sun or hitting up a class can be a lot more fun when you include some of your girlfriends. If you’re looking to reach a goal and are stressing over the number of wine nights currently on the social calendar, why not change up ladies’ night and all go to a yoga, spin, or boot-camp class together?! Working out with a friend can also help to keep you accountable and motivated to reach that goal.

    10. And last but not least, relax! Having fun and enjoying life is one of the most fulfilling things we can do for our health and bodies. Stressing over that bikini body is not going to make you lose those unwanted pounds. It's going to increase your cortisol levels, which increases your fat stores! So take a deep breath and celebrate every healthy choice you make for your mind, body, and spirit this summer.

     

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    I'd love to hear how your bikini training goes!!! Work hard girls, good luck!!

    - Rachel


  • Jul 08

    My Bachelorette Recap: Episode 8 & JHforPriv GIVEAWAY

    July 8, 2014 • 10:00 am

    SOOOOO….as most of you know, my Jillian Harris for Privilege clothing line is launching THIS FRIDAY, and what better way to get you excited than to host a GIVEAWAY!!!!! You could get your hands on the dress I featured yesterday…the Peggy Dress!!! Keep reading to find out how to enter!!!!

    Onto The Bachelorette....HOME TOWN DATES!!!!! ALREADY!!! Overall, everyone’s families were really welcoming and excited for Andi to be in their sons’ lives, so Andi is pretty lucky! Nick’s home town date was first, and I’m not gonna lie…I teared up a bit when Nick was getting emotional talking to his Mom! I guess I never really saw a soft, emotional side to Nick during any other episode, and you could really sense how much he cares for Andi. I still hate how cocky and confident he is…it’s like he KNOWS he’s going to the end so he could care less about these next few rose ceremonies!! Someone needs to knock some sense into this one!!!!

    Chris’ family was SOOOO surprisingly nice! I didn’t know what to expect with his family, as they are so close knit, AND they live on a secluded farm in a very small town. I thought they would be over-protecting and possibly stern and judgemental, but that was not they case! Just a whole bunch of sweethearts!!! No wonder Chris has a heart of gold :)

    I honestly felt like Josh’s date was super awkward and all about his brother. That was ALL Josh talked about, even at the dinner table! You could tell by the look on Andi’s face that she was suuuper uncomfortable because the day is supposed to be about HER and JOSH….but to each their own! The fact that the whole family is so supportive around sports and extra curricular activities is great, but it almost seemed like Andi had no choice but to watch Aaron play baseball every Sunday…and if  I were her….I would tire of that reeeeaaal fast because sometimes,  I want Sundays to myself!!

    WHAAAAT JUST HAPPENED???? I don’t understand how Marcus went home before Chris….he was the one who showed his love the most, told her how much he LOVED her, and she even said it would be a fairy tale being with him!!! He was extremely open and honest the entire time, and told Andi that he loved her very soon after this journey started. That probably scared Andi a little bit, but she even said it herself, Marcus would give her THE WORLD!!!! He adores Andi, and would be such a loving, devoted husband to anyone….this episode had a sad ending :(

    Eric’s death clearly affected everyone on the show, including all of the cast and crew, but it was nice to see them all come together and comfort each other. I do feel bad for Andi, as her last conversation with Eric was not the greatest, but that’s life, and there’s not much else you can do than dwell on good times and positivity!

    PS: MARCUS BETTER BE THE NEXT BACHELOR!!!!!!

    To win my lovely Jillian Harris for Privilege Peggy Dress, complete the steps below! The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive!!! Contest closes Friday, July 11 at 10AM PST! Good luck everyone!!!

    xo

    Jilly

    ENTER CONTEST HERE!!!!