28 September 2012

forever twenty one

SO MUCH LOVE for these wild printed trousers from H&M. I was nervous that I wouldn't have all that much to wear with them, but they are slowly becoming one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. Dress them up with a black low-cut blouse and heels, or down with a slouchy sweater and loafers. I personally can't wait to pair them with a soft gray tee and black leather jacket!

Yesterday it was my twenty first birthday! It was a beautiful sunshine-filled day and I was treated like a princess. Brunch at Provence with the ladies of Booje and a delicious seafood dinner with my man at Five Doors Down on White Rock beach. I was spoiled with gifts, including goodies from BCBGMaxazria and a new MacBook Pro. Can't thank my loved ones enough for making my day so special. Now it's time to go out and dance! Happy Friday!

Trousers, H&M | Shirt, Marciano | Heels, Aldo | Clutch, RiannaPhillips | Watch, Michael Kors

Photography by Andrew Cho

25 September 2012

bright and bold

I REALLY HAVE the most amazing people in my life. It's so easy to take our friends and family for granted, because they'll love us no matter what - But, I really wanted to give a big blog shout-out to my loving parents, my beautiful friends, and my amazing boyfriend. Thank you so much for supporting me in all that I do, and for not judging me when I screw up. I can't imagine where I'd be without all of you!

I wore this outfit to my birthday dinner at Cactus Club Cafe last night with eight of my closest girlfriends. I'm so lucky to have a large group of best friends, and although we were missing a few, there is nothing I love more than catching up with all of them over good food and cocktails. It was only appropriate that I wore my favourite combination: Leather and bright red! Happy Tuesday everyone.

Dress, BCBGeneration | Jacket, Danier | Heels & purse, Aldo | Belt, Nine West | Bracelet, INPINK

Photography by Andrew Cho

24 September 2012

smoking slipper

YOU CAUGHT ME. I'm in a full-on casual outfit, rocking my new favourite studded loafers from Zara. The smoking slipper is such a big trend this season, and I love them with studs  I'm also coveting these and these. The loafer is a nice change from the ballet flat, and so versatile with my wardrobe to be dressed up or down. I wore this on the weekend, which was a very mellow weekend filled with school readings, family dinners and relaxation. I also finished my 12-day Wild Rose Detox! Feeling amazing and so ready to conquer this week (my birthday week!). Happy Monday everyone!

Sweater, Urban Outfitters | Pants, GUESS | Top, H&M | Loafers, Zara

Photography by Andrew Cho

18 September 2012

wild rose

IT HAS BEEN a crazy couple of days. I'm on the 12-day Wild Rose Detox which means no sugar, no dairy, no bread, no wine, no menchies. I did not think I had the willpower to survive. The first three days were brutal and I mean, bad. I wanted my 'treat' after every meal, I wanted caffeine, I was lightheaded, I felt gross. And then day 4 came and it was like I was a new person. And now... I don't crave sweets as much. I'm over my black tea fix. I'm coming to terms with my froyo addiction. And my body feels amazing! I have 6 days left and I'm starting to love fresh salads, blueberry smoothies, and organic rice cakes with almond butter. Give it a try my friends, you may surprise yourself! Happy Tuesday!

Silk jacket, Very Vero Moda | Shorts, Urban Outfitters | Top, Aritzia | Heels, Steve Madden

Photography by Andrew Cho

11 September 2012

lost in the light

HAPPY TUESDAY! It's been a whirlwind of a week for me. Back to school, working at Booje Media, maintaining a social life and trying my very best to blog my little heart out. I saw a great quote on Pinterest though (and I adore quotes... seriously) that said "Stop the glorification of busy." It was a needed reminder. Sometimes we all just need to put down our cell phones, get off the computer, and pick up a glass of wine and a good book. Or put on a dress that makes you feel amazing and hit the dance floor  which I fully intend to do in a couple weeks for my twenty-first birthday. Getting old, I know.

A special note to all those who are missing a loved one today who was lost on 9/11. My heart goes out to you 

Jacket, Danier | Blouse, satchel & necklace, H&M | Shorts, Zara | Heels, Vince Camuto | Watch, Michael Kors | Sunnies, Oakley

Photography by Andrew Cho

05 September 2012

CLOSED mala imports giveaway

I AM THRILLED to host a giveaway for a beautiful Mala Imports bracelet. Handcrafted in Bali, Indonesia, Mala Imports is a unique take on rudraksha jewellery that is sustainably made and ethically produced. Each piece that contains a stunning gemstone has a symbolic meaning, which I love knowing about while wearing.

You can WIN your very own Pink Strong Mala bracelet with Rose Quartz  The Love Stone  which is known for its ability to open the heart, enhance creativity, and heal broken hearts.


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Photography by Andrew Cho

04 September 2012

main squeeze

A READER COMMENTED on my previous blog post asking if I ever dress down and do a casual look. Yes! I definitely don't wear blouses or dresses or heels every day. Actually, my typical day-to-day outfit is skinny jeans and a loose fitting top, with minimal makeup and soft curls. As a blogger (and I'll be perfectly honest with you) I often throw on a pair of heels when I take my outfit photos, even if I wear flats the rest of the day. I find I get that extra confidence boost, especially with these classic nude Aldo pumps. Also, I think that key bloggers do casual so well it's insane and in comparison, my sense of dressing down seems... Simple. So I stick to what I find is exciting in my wardrobe, what makes me think outside my fashion comfort zone, and what I feel pushes me to constantly develop my style. 

Which means you probably won't see a whole lot of casual outfits here on Discovering Elegance, and instead I give you my absolute favourite blouse in my whole entire wardrobe. Bright, 100% silk, and so versatile. Joe Fresh, you are my main squeeze.

Blouse, Joe Fresh | Jeans, J Brand | Blazer, Kimchi Blue | Pumps, Aldo | Clutch, Vintage | Watch, Michael Kors

Photography by Andrew Cho