I’m of the age where mammograms are free. Yes. I know. Lucky me.
Seriously. I AM lucky. Lucky that breast cancer, is a cancer that has a detection test.
I won’t kid you. Mammograms are not fun. I do get off lightly though because my boosies are already of the downward sagging pancake variety. What’s a bit more flattening for the good of their health?
Now, of course I’m talking all things boosies because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the month on the calendar awash with pink … an inspirational campaign that continues to grow every year and one that will always have my support.
How about you? Are you attending a fundraiser this month? Maybe you’re hosting one? Maybe you’re buying one of the hundreds of Pink Ribbon products available that contribute funds to ongoing research or support?
I was asked this week by Styling You reader Louise for some outfit suggestions.
So I spent a bit of time scouring the shops online to see what kind of pink ribbon event outfit inspiration I could find.
The way I approach these kind of events – where it really is important to acknowledge and dress to the theme – goes like this:
1. Look in wardrobe. Is there anything there that could work? Anything with a splash of pink that would save me a few dollars on my clothes shopping budget?
2. What about accessories? For a Pink Ribbon event four years ago I bought two Dinosaur Design bangles and a pair of earrings. I considered them an investment and they’ve been worn many a time since.
3. If it’s off to the shops I go, so be it. This season there is a lot from which to choose. Pink is ON-TREND. It’s my current fave nail colour. I have it in a cheap cocktail ring. I love it in my Michael Kors patent kitten heels picked up in New York for a song. I love it in this Boom Shankar dress and Misano sandals.
4. Pink doesn’t have to be super girly. Harness your pink power for good and toughen up a pink outfit with black or tan accessories.
(Click on the caption under each photo for a link to check out and buy the garment featured)
PS. Today (October 4) is Shop Pink Donation Day when David Jones will donate the profit from all purchases made online or in all stores nationally to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Now, there’s a your cue to shop for a cause.
Are you heading to any breast cancer awareness fundraisers this month? What have you planned for your outfit?