29 February 2012

blue suede shoes

Do you have that one piece of clothing or a great accessory that just draws peoples eyes no matter where you go? For me, it's these blue suede wedges (that I found for a steal at $20). I feel so daring when I wear them, although I usually try to tone them down with an all-black outfit. Instead, I went the bold route in these photos with my favourite magenta blouse and beige trench. I had so much fun on this photoshoot with the lovely Kelly Swanson, who's photography skills never cease to amaze me. She definitely knows how to capture both my 'fashion blogger pose' and my goofy side where I tend to laugh after every photo. I can't help it! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

P.S. Do you want photos like this? You still have one day to enter my giveaway for a $100 giftcard towards a photoshoot with Kelly of Kelly Swanson Photography! Click here to enter!

27 February 2012

in front of the camera

GOOD MORNING AND happy Monday! I know my new site design has been up for a couple weeks now, but I wanted to officially announce it to my readers today! It took a lot of long hours of brainstorming concepts, figuring out the right css code, and playing with colours, but I'm so happy with the end result. I shot a quick video the other week, basically to say hello and to give my readers a little taste of who I am and what I sound like! I know, my voice is extremely girly... This is only accentuated more by the mic I'm wearing. So, I hope you all have a listen and I want to thank you once again for being so supportive. It means the world to me! 

Thanks to Kelly Swanson for the photo above, and a special thanks to my incredible videographer Andrew Cho and his endless patience while I giggled and flip-flopped my words in front of the camera. After 35 takes or so, we got it!

23 February 2012

kelly swanson photography giveaway

GUESS WHAT? I just hit 300 'likes' on Facebook and so I thought I would celebrate with a Facebook sharing contest! I'm so excited to announce an exciting giveaway with one of my favourite photographers (and also my beautiful friend) Kelly of Kelly Swanson Photography for a $100 giftcard towards a photoshoot with her! Always with a smile on her face, Kelly is amazing behind the lens with a girly, elegant vibe to all of her photographs. She has an eye for fashion, design, and I always jump at the chance to have a few outfit posts taken by her. Now it's your turn! Be sure to visit her Facebook page and website for more loveliness!


Visit my Discovering Elegance Facebook Page and share this photo!
That's it! The contest will be open until March 1st at 12pm!

P.S. You must be living/able to make it to the Vancouver area for this prize! A special treat for my local readers.

22 February 2012

the city that never sleeps

NEW YORK CITY. It has officially stolen my heart. I can't even describe stepping out of the subway and into Times Square for the first time. I felt so small in such a bright and noisy, yet beautiful, place. I'm sure I looked like the typical tourist, camera around my neck and a huge smile, looking in awe at buildings that I'd only seen in the movies. I made sure to Instagram a lot of the places I visited, so if you aren't an iPhone user, I thought I would share a few with you all. And if you're not already, look me up on Instagram at @chellemorgan! It sure was an exciting, busy, and exhausting five days of New York magic. It really is the city that never sleeps. Thanks to my amazing boyfriend who took me on the trip of a lifetime. We took so many photos and videos, and I can't wait to share them with you all soon!

 "One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." — Thomas Wolfe

14 February 2012

fashion, food, february

FIRST OF ALL, Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I know that some of you have a grudge against this holiday, but take the time to tell the people close to you how much you love them - no matter if it's your parents, your boyfriend, or your dog! Everyone deserves a little bit of love today. And just for Valentine's I thought I would share with you what I love about February! I adore these prints by Hop Skip Jump Paper and the lovely Valentine's cup DIY from Eat Drink Chic. Have a romantic day everyone, full of chocolates and flowers!

P.S. If you want an extra little treat today, head on over to my Facebook page to enter an exciting giveaway that I'll be blogging about this week!

09 February 2012

travel appropriate

ONE OF MY favourite parts about travelling is the plane ride. I love cracking open a brand new novel, penning a few notes in my travel diary, and flipping through the pages of my favourite magazines. For any flight I like to dress cute and casual, but for specifically New York, I think layers are the key. Add a scarf, a pair of my favourite jeans, and easy to slip on-and-off boots, and I will be set! Also, how cute is the pink Michael Kors passport case and the perfectly simple and stylish bfrend bracelet? So in love. What is your go-to outfit and essential accessories for travelling? Have a happy Thursday!

1. Jessica Simpson Collection
2. Dorothy Perkins
3. Beats by Dre
4. Michael Kors
5. bfrend by Monika
6. J. Crew
7. Modcloth
8. Aldo
9. Mulberry
10. Michael Kors
11. J Brand

07 February 2012

a very classy event with derek blasberg

THE DEFINITION OF classy himself, fashion writer and editor extraordinaire Derek Blasberg threw a fabulous soiree at The Room at The Bay last Thursday night to launch his new book "Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady." Being in the company of Vancouver's most stylish was a definite treat - and of course, seeing familiar faces is always the best. Upon meeting this very classy gentleman, I chatted with him about the gorgeous weather in Vancouver, and I'm pretty sure I worked in the words "You're so fabulous" into every sentence. Talk about star struck. Thanks to one of my favourite fashionista's Meagan from The Style Spy for inviting me along to this fabulous fete! 

Dress, BCBGMaxazria | Jacket, Danier| Purse, Vintage
Watch, Michael Kors | Lipstick, MAC 'Russian Red'