October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and to support I have donned my best Pink Vintage Outfit.
This beautiful 1960's Palazzo pant dress is multiple shades of pink organza. It was sourced by my lovely friend Jen who owns Venus on the Halfshell in Frederick, MD.
To quote : Palazzo pants for women first became a popular trend in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The style was reminiscent of the wide-legged cuffed pants worn by some women fond of avant-garde fashions in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.
I do not own a lot of true vintage from the 1960's and love adding extremely unique items, like this, to my closet! The pant leg is so wide you could fit another person inside them.
Wearing Pink is one way to show your support and ally with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Its solidarity and 'we' as women need that more than ever. Personally, I have had my own scare and had to go through the process to determine my lump. It was hard, scary, and mentally challenging. My mother in law has had a Mastectomy and that process alone is tough for everyone. My friends sister went through chemo and a double mastectomy at 33. 13% of women in the US alone will be diagnosed this year. If you are reading this I am sure you know, have met, or personally have been affected by this disease.
Currently I am raising donations to the Breast Cancer Now fundraiser. I already met my first goal of $100 and am starting my second campaign. The link is in my bio on my Instagram page. If you wish to donate please do so by clicking this link.
Stay healthy and get checked. It can save your life. Get involved in your community during this time and find a way to Ally. There are so many ways to help bring forth change.