As you may be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the latest statistics, in 2013 it is estimated that there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (this includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors).*
In order to support breast cancer awareness Chloe + Isabel – the jewelry company that I have the privilege of working with, is running a campaign throughout the month of October to support the Young Survival Coalition (YSC). All net proceeds from its “Positively Pink” collection will benefit the organization. To view jewelry and purchase, please visit my boutique at www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/sherriacotton
YSC is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
The campaign will run through October 31, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. To learn more about YSC, click HERE.
Below are a few of the pieces in the “Positively Pink” collection:
* Statistics from Susan G. Komen: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html#US
As Mother’s Day approaches, many are booking spa appointments, sending flowers or planning a brunch to show their mothers how much they appreciate everything that she’s done for them throughout the years. If you are having a hard time figuring out what to wear to any of the activities you have planned, then I suggest taking a dive into your closet now to figure it out before Sunday.
A silk shirt and a pair of brightly colored jeans or patterned pants is my top pick for this weekend. Whereas floral patterns were once an obvious choice for dresses and skirts, they are now being used for bottoms. I noticed the trend when celebrities such as Beyonce, Solange, and Katie Holmes were spotted wearing them. But, now they can be seen on the shelves of Forever 21, Macy’s, and Zara (for us common folk!).
If you’d like to sport the trend, below are a few options.
How do we feel about Rihanna’s Pink Tuxedo Suit??
We’re all dying to leave the office so that we can head to happy hour and drink away our problems from the week and hang out with our friends. If you’re able to go home and change your clothes (a lot of New Yorkers have “Summer Fridays” which means we can leave work early) then try going for an A*cute pink and black outfit.
Style Inspiration: Alicia Keys
The beautiful and talented, Alicia Keys
By the time I finish viewing multiple celebrity gossip blogs a day, I’m a little upset because either can’t afford to buy the clothes celebrities wear or I’m irritated that the only time I can wear those styles are at the club. But being the A*cute girl that I am, I figured, “why not try to find some sort of way to translate those celebrity styles into work appropriate gear?” So, here we are! I found this picture of Jennifer Hudson on Theybf.com yesterday. I loved the pink and black, of course, they are A*cute colors! But I also loved how the skirt really popped against Jennifer Hudson’s skin. I found a longer pink skirt on Modcloth.com that could turn this celebrity outfit into an office ensemble. I would probably wear a black turtle neck with a long silver necklace with this skirt. I know there are some other clothing stores with pink skirts, so if you find one, comment on A*cute and let me know where you purchased it.
For the office:
Vintage Shocking Pink Pencil Skirt (modcloth, $40)