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

POSTS IN STYLE & FASHION

Style Edit: Your Signature Palette

A few months ago I hosted my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day: Personal Style Edition. On more than one occasion that day I was told that it was the first time that they had seen somebody's Instagram feed represent their "real life" as well (I'm sorry - what?). Don't...

Style: Suitcase Stories

We are all guilty of it, well - at least I know I am. You've booked your vacation (or night away) and already have your packing game plan laid out.  THIS is the time you are going to pack light. THIS is the time you are going to stick to essentials. THIS is the time...

Style Tip Tuesday: The Cuffed Hem

Ok ladies, mini crash course here on mastering the oh-so-casual-effortlessly-stylish cuffed hem - why? because we have been doing it ALL WRONG!  I know, you think I'm joking, but I'm not.  I'm telling you, once my Stylesmith friends from Smithery got me all sorted out...

Style Tip Tuesday: The Little White Dress

Style Tip Tuesday is brought to you by this adorable little white dress from Smithery that we have styled for maximum cost per wear. This week is all about the little white dress, an easy and comfortable-to-wear (yep, you're already sold aren't you?) piece that makes...

Style Tip Tuesday: Part Deux

Style Tip Tuesday continues with another new piece from Smithery styled for maximum cost per wear. This week's all about the tunic, a power piece that makes all kinds of looks. If you're traveling this summer, you better believe a tunic goes in that suitcase. We used...

Style Tip Tuesday: Mixing It Up

Mmmmm spring! The blossoms, the bluer skies and all those trends hitting the shelves!! This season I curbed the usual temptation and did a slow inhale, exhale and pause before deciding what I would allow in my closet for the season. The stylesmiths at Smithery Style...

Style Tip Tuesday: Find Your Shape

"One of the first things a stylist does with a client is figure out her body shape and recommend cuts that flatter it."  ~ Smithery Style Unless you are living under a rock it should not come as a surprise when I profess my love to the world for Smithery Style. From...

Top 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you haven't already heard I'll fill you in.  To make life easier for everyone this Mother's Day, Oshawa Jewellery is kicking off their "Mother's Day Wish List" Event on Saturday, April 29th from 2 - 5 pm.  The Mother's Day Wish List event runs from Saturday, April...

My Favourite Things This Week

Well, it was about time I delivered a post full of superficial things that bring me joy and love.  And that they did this week.  This was the kind of week that I felt like I hit a wall, fell into a slump and felt "somewhat uninspired".  We all have them - days, weeks...

Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day: When Women Come Together

Last week I hosted my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  The old me would have wanted to throw a celebrity worthy event (trust me, there were moments) and then I realized that I just needed to start small and have a good intention and purpose behind it.  So I did, and...

My Favourite Things This Week

Let's be honest, my Favourite Thing this week is the prep and lead up to my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  Its not a bad week when each day another person registers, a new partner comes on board to support you and swag arrives daily to fill generously donated gift...

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

"You are not who you think you are.  You are not who other people think you are. You are who you think other people think you are."  Sean Cooper I have this quality in me that constantly sees potential, possibility and belief in other people, more specifically women -...

My Favourite Things This Week

Like clockwork, every few months I hit a wall of exhaustion complete with a side order of "illness" usually in the form of aches, pains, fever, cold - you know, the works.  It always arrives the minute that I let my guard down after pushing through whatever it is that...

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...