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

POSTS IN STYLE & FASHION

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...

Average or Beautiful?

"A worldwide study by Dove reveals a staggering 96 per cent of women around the world describe themselves as average, leaving just four per cent to admit they consider themselves beautiful." Based on statistics alone that means that almost all of you reading this -...

My Favourite Things This Week

This week was a full one to say the least.  Full of decisions, memories and what my husband and I didn't realize was probably the biggest and most exciting things we have ever done for our kids.  Here are some of my favourite things this week: Pool.  Yep - we did it....

My Summer SALE Picks!

Its the most wonderful time of the year!  Everyone always gets excited about Boxing Day sales - but let me tell you, the sales that are happening RIGHT now are just as good as the ones you wait for on December 26th - you're just not giving them the attention they...

Summer Trends, Style, Fashion & Must Haves

Seasonal "must haves" (lets be honest, the only thing I "must have" is coffee), summer trends and style you just CAN'T live without.  If you are anything like me and see all of the latest and greatest style and fashion trends of the season you are left with an...

My Favourite Things This Week

Summer weather and vibes have officially arrived this week and I couldn't be more ready.  One of my BFF's was due with her first baby (born on Thursday - yay!) which meant she was ready to walk that baby right out of her at Yorkdale last Friday (relax, not literally)....