“Create your own style and let it be unique for yourself.” – Isla Pearl

POSTS IN STYLE & FASHION

My Favourite Things This Week

Let me be entirely honest with you (get ready to hit the repeat button) - I never intended to become a Blogger.  My vision was to actually bring together women, do amazing things for great causes and basically surround myself with inspiring beings.  We sometimes have...

Spring Vibe: Creating More Space

"Just beneath the clutter - the stuff, is an Oprah "ah ha" moment waiting for you in the form of emotional space", Susan Elstob Spring is about rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and re-growth (not a huge fan of this word but you get the point).  It is the one season of...

My Favourite Things This Week

A few years ago (ah hm, my reference point for just about anything that was at least a decade ago) I went to a fundraising tea event in Toronto.  There was something about it that had be completely intrigued.  From the way the day was laid out, to the food that just...

Happy Birthday To Me

Even when I was little, surrounded by all of my friends at my birthday party I was start to cringe with the thought of all of the attention on me.  I know, it's shocking (and I'm sure my siblings are thinking "uh huh, whatever").  As much as I love the idea of all of...

My Favourite Things This Week

A week ago I was completely stressed out.  Like eating everything in sight and let's just say "less than ideal" to be around.  It's amazing how much can change in an hour, a day and a week.  These are the kind of weeks that you get to relish in the benefits of your...

The Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day!  Yep, there are some of you out there today who are rolling their eyes with the mere thought of getting "sucked into" a revenue-generated holiday.  Here's the thing, I think the idea of Valentine's Day is a good one - and one that you should...

My Favourite Things This Week

You know those weeks.  The kind of weeks that you just want to be over so that you can be on the other side of it.  Tasting and soaking up all of the positive benefits that came from the week that came before it.  That feeling (is relief, yes) is growth.  If we don't...

My Love for Jewellery & Oshawa Jewellery

There is something about jewellery that is different than any other gift.  For me, the gift of jewellery has created a lot of spontaneous and special moments (that were also usually associated with champagne which doesn’t hurt) throughout the years that have all been...

My Favourite Things This Week

Every Friday am I grab my phone and start to flip through pictures from the week, like a re-cap of sorts starting to highlight all of my favourite things, moments and experiences.  This has become such a routine that the kids get in on it and they start to talk about...

The Power of Decluttering

I'm going to come clean with you on this one (ha ha ha) - everyone loves the idea of decluttering.  So much so that we go onto Pinterest and make boards for all of the ways we are going to declutter and then re-organize (ah hm).  I lured you in - and although this is...

My Favourite Things This Week

Ok, so today is going to be a bit different.  As Friday was approaching I kept racking my brain about what my favourite things were this week.  I know, I know - there are a lot of you that love the "must have" jogging pants or latest running shoe (trust me - I love...

Bringing an End to the Mom Wars

It is a feeling we are faced with as moms every day. You know the one, its called judgement. The judgement that we put on ourselves and in turn, the judgement that we put on other moms, thus creating a perfectly set stage for the Mom Wars to ensue. The thing is, none...

My Favourite Things This Week

I've decided that I like winter up until January 1 - and then, much like the Christmas Tree it all needs to go away until next season.  Yes I agree that there is magic and beauty with the wintery season - but only when its attached to a holiday cocktail, presents...

Happy 1st Birthday Isla Pearl

One year ago today I hit the publish button on this little slice of my life called Isla Pearl.  I know I am pressing the repeat button on this part of the story but when I started I had no idea what I was doing.  I still don't in many ways.  But with determination,...

Holiday Sample Sale

Well,  it is the Holidays and it is a Sample Sale so it's technically a Holiday Sample Sale.  Smithery Style's Sample Sale is LIVE!  which means you can shop online or in-person at their studio boutique in the heart of Downtown TO.  I mean, if I didn't have a toddler...

Smithery Style

If you have followed me at all you know that the struggle for me is real when it comes to promoting and talking about style.  I mean, almost every day while deep in conversation about my passion for inspiring women to choose the life they want to live it somehow...

Owning Yourself

Last week I talked about my dilemma.  An identity crisis of sorts in which I question if you can be both a soul searcher and a lover of style all wrapped up in one (and when I say "you" - I'm really talking about "me").  Every week while deep in a conversation about...

Life or Style Blogger?

It happens almost every week.  I am deep in conversation with a friend, partner or a mom at the school about my passion for inspiring women to choose the life they want to live and just like that I am suddenly being asked about the "amazing" shoes or jeans that I...