blush blouse



During my move to Vancouver this month, I went through my entire closet and purged. It felt really great to only keep what I loved and donate the rest. At the same time, I was also able to 'shop my own closet' and find pieces that I'd completely forgotten about (or thought looked terrible on me, but actually suit my style now). So when I discovered this blouse tucked away from a few years ago, I knew I had to style it again for Spring. This light blush colour is one of my favourites, and I love the simple collar embellishment. So much so, that I opted out of wearing any jewellery at all (a first)! So don't be afraid, take a look at some of your closet items from past seasons and re-style them for Spring. I dare you. Happy Tuesday! xo

Blouse // Jacob (old)
Heels // Guess
Harper Satchel // BCBGMaxazria
Sunnies // H&M
Photography by the always beautiful Laura from Bundled Blog

new perspectives

Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce

I've been living in the heart of Vancouver for a week now, and I've already opened my eyes to the incredible possibilities that the city has to offer. Between simple walks to my favourite coffee shops, having brunch with creative minds, and going through ridiculous antics and long life-conversations with my roommate, I feel as though I have a new perspective on where I'm headed. Things recently have been thrown a little off balance, but I'm seeing it as a way to build strength and determination to get to where I want to be.

Speaking of new perspectives, I recently worked with PRSPECTV by Pierce, an up-and-coming photographer in Vancouver with a seriously cool vibe and amazing talent behind the lens. I put together this outfit to reflect my style recently, pieces that I feel great in and can take me from day-to-night (also recreating this look from Instagram). We went with a balance of hard and soft, shooting in Gastown, and I love how the photos turned out. Check out his work and have an amazing weekend everyone. xo

Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce
Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce
Trousers and blazer // Muse Social Fashion House
Blouse // Olive & Oak
Harper Satchel and necklace // BCBGMaxazria
Red heels // Target
"Russian Red" lipstick // MAC
Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce

Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce
Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce
Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce
Chelle Morgan from Discovering Elegance | Photo by PRSPCTV by Pierce

gluten-free vegan waffles


Today is International Waffle Day and I decided to whip up the easiest, quickest, most delicious vegan gluten-free waffles in the world. Okay, maybe not the world, but at least in Vancouver. Seriously these waffles are amazing. Five ingredients, two minutes. Done and done. Yes, I'm not kidding!

The texture is crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and the oatmeal adds a bit of a crunch. They definitely have a different consistency than a batter that includes eggs, flour, and sugar. But, in all honesty, for a healthy, vegan, flourless waffle around 65 calories each, they are so, so good. Leftovers? Pop them in the toaster and they crisp up perfectly the next day. You're welcome! xo


Ingredients:
1 c. Oatmeal
1 c. Almond milk
1 tbsp. Almond butter
1 Banana
Cinnamon to taste

Throw everything into a bowl, and blend! Pour into your heated waffle iron. Makes about 5 waffles. I served mine with a drizzle of agave nectar topped with sliced bananas and blueberries.