10.30.2010

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Camel button up: my mom's friend
Shag vest: ASOS.com
High waisted shorts: taiwanese pants that i cut -__-
Sheer socks: ...?
Black wedges: F21
Metal cross: DIY by me.
DIY cross necklace that i made! i'm in love with it. adding on to my cross collection :)
just a really gorgeous sunrise. the colors and the thin patch of fog over the bay. love the view from my living room.

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so BREAST CANCER, including ALL cancers, is a subtopic of this post. 
i recently attended a breast cancer awareness conventionesque thing, and i picked up so much knowledge that it really impacted me to spread this information. 

FACTS: 
-1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in america. 
-somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer EVERY 68 SECONDS.
-another woman is diagnosed EVERY 3 MINUTES.


HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT BREAST HEALTH!
-if you are a woman  20 years or older, make sure that you have a clinical exam at least every 3 years.
-if you are 40 or older, have clinical exams and mammograms EVERY YEAR.
- know what is normal for yourself and KNOW YOUR RISK! 
risks of getting breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. (though there have been male cases of breast cancer!)
- know your family's health history
-maintain a healthy lifestyle! 
- early detection SAVES LIVES.


xx

28 comments:

Hanna said...

Love this outfit! Your neclace is so beautiful!

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ching said...

that DIY necklace is love!
and yes, early detection is important. let's all be aware of our health.

vdcouture said...

me super likey the look <3

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Marta said...

aww, you look so fierce!

Camilla said...

gorgeous

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Bianca said...

Your cross necklace is lovely and I adore your vest! x


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simplyhope said...

Lovely post:) I really love how you styled your vest! Chic look!

Rebecca said...

I am in love with your whole outfit!

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Dylana Suarez said...

Wonderful darling! And you really do have the face of a supermodel girl!

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kelsea said...

i love going to your blog and just staying for the music!!

Ella V. said...

Great post! Everyone at my school is wearing those "I love boobies" bracelets to support breast cancer, even the boys! xo Ella

Marinka said...

thanks for your nice comment..I like your shorts ^^ Breast cancer is such an important cause :) great post

Anonymous said...

since it's breast cancer awareness month, october is the BREAST! get it? like best but breast... hehe
-nathalie carrots

libys11 said...

beautiful awareness post.. i def agree... :D

looking fab and trendy in that shag vest!

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BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

gorgeous outfit.. i love seeing pinks everywhere. hehe

hey btw, did you get my reply to your email? :) i just wanted to make sure. lol.

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Amy T said...

sucha cool cross necklace, even more cool that you made it yourself.
and thanks for the breast cancer info, i didnt know about 1 in 8 women in american get breast cancer. its scary. but its important for everyone to be aware.

Viki said...

nice waistcoat! I like your header, btw :)

xxx

mikala said...

great outfit, I like it, shorts and vest are beautiful!

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Glamour Bbey. said...

Stunning as usual!

Tania said...

Cancer is such a sad reality. I never met a grandmother because of Breast Cancer, an uncle because of Skin Cancer, so this is all the more important to me! Thank you for showing your dedication to such a cause, I feel bad that I did not.

KNOB HEAD ▲ said...

Girl your style it's awasome !
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michelle_ said...

im in love with how u added the sheer ankle socks there !
it makes the look sooo much more unique !!

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A La Mode et Plus! said...

I love your vest! And yes awareness is critical!

Instant Flowers said...

wow awesome :)
and i'm jealous that you can still wear shorts..

Panda said...

001. You look stunning, as usual. I love the camel shirt mixed with the heavy heavy metal cross. You kill me, girl!

and this is so lovely to have a charity themed post. Thanks for the sweet sweet comment, lovely! I just did a new post too.
Panda xo

Stefani said...

Great look!!

xx

Kayraheart.fashion said...

lovely outfit!! love ur necklace..its amazing
xx

Vee said...

your necklace is so nice!!!
ps love florence and the machine too!
went to see her a couple of days ago, she's an amazing performer!