27 June 2011

do more of what makes you happy

Happiness is on my mind right now. After reading The Happiness Project and writing down about 100 quotes and advice from the author Gretchen Rubin, I've decided to not only do things that make me happy, but also take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Like falling asleep on my deck in the sunshine after a long chat with my Mom. Or sipping a glass of wine while reading a good book. Or listening to a great song in the car. I've been go-go-go for the past month and it's nice to take a little time to relax and breathe. My biggest source of happiness is my family and friends, and it is so nice to be able to appreciate that fact. Another huge love is this blog, and there are so many people I have to thank for the constant support and love as Discovering Elegance grows (you know who you are)!

Ah, Fort Langley. One of my favourite little towns, full of character and perfect for walking around on a sunny day. I stopped by Wendel's Bookstore & Cafe for coffee and bought a fabulous vintage leopard-printed purse from The Little White House & Co. which has some amazing finds. Photographer Andrew Cho and I ventured just outside town to find a gorgeous field to shoot a few pictures and my first video! So, so, so happy with how everything turned out.

Blouse, Banana Republic | Shorts and Blazer, Urban Outfitters
Sandals (shown in video), Bamboo | Jewellery & Sunnies, gifted | Hat, Aldo

P.S. Watch Discovering Elegance's first video here!


  1. Has anyone ever told you that you look like Kourtney Kardashian?? I think you do, you are just the cutest little thing! Love the pics in the field, really nicely done!

  2. Ummm just kinda jealous of how pretty you are Chelle! Hahaha anyway, these photos are seriously gorgeous. Your new photographer is amazing and again, that video was great! Looking forward to seeing more shots of you by Andrew!

    Hope you're having a great week xo

  3. Such a cute outfit! Love the shorts!


  4. These pictures are beautiful. You have such a wonderful blog and you are always so sweet!

  5. i have that book on my list to read this summer!
    p.s. where's your hat from? me likey!

  6. girl, you are so beautiful! amazing pics :)


  7. loveeeeee pics,set & you.. are so pretty !
    kisses from poland

  8. Such lovely photos!
    I've never read that book, sounds cool :) Love your outfit, so summery!


  9. Love the pearls and your girly top!

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday...had a chance to check out your blog as well and it is lovely! I'm your newest follower! :):)


  10. Great post! I was so inspired after reading The Happiness Project. But now I feel like I need to read it again so I can remember her tips and quotes! I think I'll just have to buy it. Beautiful pictures, by the way! :)

  11. Your photo shoot turned out amazing ... you look so lovely {as does the scenery :)}. Love discovering neato places ... that coffee shop/ bookstore combo sounds fab!

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  12. you are very beautiful! great style too.

  13. Oh the simple things in life.. eg.. laying on the beach when the weather is nice and hot. Or retail therapy works too :)

    Great outfit.


  14. It really is the small things in life that make a person happy!

  15. I've heard so many good things about The Happiness Project. I really need to finally read it. Like you, I can see myself writing down quotes as well! And these photographs are just beautiful! The flowers, your lovely outfit...summer pefection. xx

  16. You truly are so stunningly, naturally beautiful! When I saw these blog pictures I thought to myself, "she beats any Kardashian by a mile!"

    Oh, and these field pictures are absolutely breathtaking... you and your blog are just marvelous!

    Thank you ever so much for dropping by my blog! :)

  17. I love your whole photo spread! you're absolutely gorgeous! I love the top from Banana Republic...is it fairly recent?

  18. girl you're so beauty in this pics! you have a really nice blog!, would you like we follow each other??



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