Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a great week so far!
Although I’ll be talking about outfit details and fall fashion favorites, this post is dedicated to spreading breast cancer awareness.
But before I jump into these topics, I'd like to introduce my new feathered friend, Casper the Cockatoo, for making an appearance on my blog today! :)
For the fall season, I can’t seem to get enough of boots, leather, and suede clothing pieces. These cognac leather boots, specifically, have a special, permanent place in my heart (and closet) - I’ve had them for over a decade and still love them to this day! They look amazing not only with with above-the-knee dresses, but also with a pair of blue skinny jeans. I’m also loving this pink faux leather and suede blazer - not just because it combines 2 of my favorite fabrics for fall - but also because of its versatility. I’ve worn this blazer numerous times during both the summer and fall season, and I’m excited to wear it again here in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Although my family has not encountered breast cancer, I have a family friend whose wife passed away due to late detection of this disease. This family became devastated with anger, loneliness, and sadness from losing their mother/wife. It was also extremely difficult for the father to keep composure while raising his children as a single parent. I can't imagine how I would cope if anyone in my family was diagnosed with this disease. This vivid memory is an instant reminder to be grateful for my loving parents and sister, who are all alive and well.
Life is too precious not to take care of ourselves. Please encourage your friends and family members to get regular breast exams. Women over 40 years old should also get annual mammograms. Breast cancer is preventable and early detection is so important in combating this disease.
Thank you for reading and wishing you all the very best in life, love and good health!
Top: H&M floral top | Dynamite faux leather & suede blazer
Bottom: Forever 21 Heritage jeans
Shoes: Aldo Shoes cognac leather boots
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