Glad to see you back and still holding strong during this hectic work week! Today is a flashback at my looks from the month of October. I see that my floral heels and high waist Gap jeans were on repeat performance and I actually love both looks. Stripes always seem to make their way into every month I think. Here in muggy South Florida, October brought us at least 2 weeks of tropical weather which was wonderful. It was never too hot and even better it was humidity free. That ended some time last week but it was certainly good while it lasted! I hear there is a cold front looming in the horizon, I can’t wait! Have a great one 🙂
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness and I thought I’d pair my fashion post with some information about Cancer and the importance of getting mammograms and administering at home checks. It is very likely that every one of you visiting the blog today know at least one person who has been affected by this disease. I myself have had a scare and have had to start getting mammograms at a young age to monitor a lump in my breast that was found to be non cancerous. I’ve also had my maternal grandmother and one of my aunt’s get diagnosed and have had a mastectomy. If you aren’t already, I hope this post will encourage you to not only to start doing self exams at home, but to also schedule your annual mammogram if you are at the recommended age.
Understanding Breast Cancer
Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells tat can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life. (Source: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/)
Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States
One in eight women will be diagnose with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
Each year it is estimated that over 220, 000 women in the United States will be diagnoses with breast cancer and more than 40, 000 will die.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. (Source: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/)
Systems and Signs
Every person should know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer, and any time an abnormality is discovered, it should be investigated by a healthcare professional.
Most people who have breast caner symptoms and signs will initially noticed one or two, and the presence of these symptoms and signs do not automatically mean that you have breast cancer.
By performing monthly breast self-exams, you will be able to more easily identify any changes in your breast. Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if you notice anything unusual. (Source: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/)
Another week almost in the books! If you are like me your body is starting to scream for rest and you are literally counting down to your next nap which for me won’t be until the weekend. So I recently got hooked on the show “The Following” with Kevin Bacon and have been binge watching it only to discover it was recently cancelled! What will I do when I finally get to the end of Season 3?? The show is sooo good, I can’t imagine what network idiot gave it the ax. I’m utterly disappointed. I’m rocking another Express favorite. I’ve had this olive tunic for a while and I keep finding different ways to pair it. I’m loving it with the white denim and leopard print. Hope you like it too!
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Holy cow, May is over with guys! I have about 4 days left and the 2014-15 school year will be a wrap! As always the start of a new month brings the outfit recap. Here is a look-see of this months looks! My favorites are pics #1 , #2 and #4. Keeping it short and sweet today, see you guys on Wednesday right back here! 🙂
Kisses! Besos! Bisous!
Photo credits: Laura Dell’osso & Nancy Pierre-Charles
Today’s look is simple and chic with a button down pink blouse and white denim. I’ve got to admit that white denim has really become one of my favorites for this time of year. I don’t know who came up with the ban of wearing white after Labor Day but I”m so happy the ban has been lifted, from winter whites to spring whites and summer whites..it’s really ALL GOOD! I’m still on the hunt for a pair of white overalls and I also want a sexy white dress. S. Fl is famous for it’s all white parties. White denim looks so good against so many colors. Ladies just head to your nearest Express and pick ANY portofino shirt and cami and a pair of white denim jeans and you’ve got yourself a great rotation of hot looks. We’re almost at the end of the week and even closer to the end of this month. I hope time slows down a bit when my summer vacation starts 🙂
So…. that first week of April went by so quickly, that I had to wait until this week to recap my looks for the month of March. Here are my looks, can’t say I have a running theme for this month. It’s hard to narrow down my faves, but I would say the top 3 are the olive pants, white denim and striped skirt (on sale! 40%) looks! What are yours? Until next time dolls, hope you have an awesome week! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!
This week is a short one for me at work. It’s a two-day work week and then I’m on relaxation lane until next Monday. I am so ready! The plan is to really take it easy. My mind and body needs a break so I will be cutting back my postings to the blog this week as well to about three times 🙂 I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with good food, good drink and plenty of love and laughter!
So about today’s look, I chose gingham. It’s a pattern that I really love. I hope to get a couple more gingham shirts in blue and another in green. It was anti bullying week at school and we were asked to wear white in support of it. I felt super comfortable, yet looked very chic! That goes to show that you don’t have to give up being fashionable to be comfortable. Pick your most comfortable item of clothing and play it up. Flats have come a long way, there are so many gorgeous ones out now. Accessories of course are always a great way to bring some spice to a look. Your hair and makeup are also finishing touches. I hope you enjoy today’s look. What’s a comfortable yet chic look that you like to rock? Until we meet again friends! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!