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

POSTS IN STYLE & FASHION

This Season’s Colour: Burnt Orange

With Fall in full swing (and by full swing I mean freezing cold mornings and sweating through every layer of clothing you are wearing by noon), it means the depth and richness of colours come out in pretty much everything from lattes, to leaves to style. I for one...

My Fall Shoe Picks + Giveaway with Nine West Canada

My older sister is 4 years older than me and for as long as I can remember I was always trying to keep up with her and her friends. Of all the things I remember most about trying to keep up with her was pretending to fit into adult shoes long before my feet were big...

Fall Style: Wildcard Pieces

If you know me, you know I'm a huge advocate of listening to your gut. Of honing your listening skills when it comes to your inner voice, and of doing what is authentically you. BUT when it comes to style, sometimes there is a fine line between #youdoyou and...

The 3-Way: Fall Style Edition

The September issue of Vogue is on stands and it is officially the start of fashion's New Year. Those pages are gorgeous but really, it's mostly bajillion dollar fantasy outfits. This little segment we like to call "The Three Way (because why not?) is a more #reallife...

Summer Style Finds on SALE

Well, next to Christmas this is basically my favourite time of year.  The time of year when stores of full of great finds for a great deal. Otherwise known as the time of year when you should stock up on basic essentials for a steal that will carry you through the...

Shine The Light On *Giveaway*

Everyone deserves a chance to shine; some of us just need a little help finding our light. I was introduced to Shine The Light On by my friends at Smithery Style one day when I somehow managed to sniff out a t-shirt with the words "Gratitude Over Everything" on it...

White Party: Your Intentions

All that matters is what's true for you, which is why getting really good at listening to your intuition and your heart, and following your happiness, is critical ~ Jen Sincero You know those parties that you get invited to when the moment the invite hits your inbox...

White Party: Your Tribe

Despite what one might think, the Isla Pearl x Smithery Style White Party was actually NOT entirely inspired by the famous P. Diddy (Puff, Sean Combes, Puff Daddy, Puffy - you know, all of the above) and his even more famous "Hamptons White Parties" - but was in fact...

White Party: Isla Pearl x Smithery Style

If you've been following along on Instagram, you know there's a White Party around the corner!! It started with planning a photo shoot for all the new summer pieces from my friends at Smithery Style...and a few glasses of bubbly later, we figured a White Party was...

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 -...