Given that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month*, I thought it only fitting to inform you of ways you can be fashionable while supporting a worthy cause. From cozy cashmere sweaters to blingy bangles, never has giving felt and looked so good. To help you separate the chic from the shlock, here’s a round-up of my top fundraising frocks and accessory picks:
This limited-edition, patent croco leather clutch instantly punches-up any ensemble. The punky silver hardware along the top adds that extra hint of glam. Rebecca Minkoff “Kiss & Make-Up” Clutch, $115, available exclusively at bagtrends.com. 75% of sales from each bag will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Fearlessly flash your fanny with these comfy Cosabella thongs, made from pliable polyamide so they won’t constantly ride up your rear. Cosabella Hope Thong, $24, available at bloomingdales.com. Every $1 per thong sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Sport this timeless water-resistant watch on your wrist and you’ll want to be fashionably early, no matter what the function. The 4 Swarovski crystal markers beneath the face make it that much more irresistible. Breast Cancer Awareness Coach Bridle Classic Watch, $298, available at coach.com. $100 from the sale of each timepiece goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Proudly show off your tatas with this fitted cashmere sweater. The flirty pink bow adds a perfect touch of femininity. Lauren Hanson’s Breast Cancer Awareness Sweater, $174, available at myshape.com. 100 % of proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
What’s not to love about this “charming” bracelet? Makes an ideal gift for any girl who wants a bit of bling and good fortune. Marc by Marc Jacobs Charm Bracelet, $88, available exclusively at shopbop.com. 50% of proceeds from each sale will benefit the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Calling all New Yorkers! Mark your calendars for this week’s Boobie Bar Tour, sponsored by Feel Your Boobies, a non-profit organization focused on awareness and prevention of breast cancer in men and women. Select bars in the East Village and Lower East Side will feature drink specials, as well as provide Feel Your Boobies information to all patrons from October 11th-14th. Come early for t-shirts, tattoos, and more! For more information, visit feelyourboobies.com and gridskipper.com
*The fact remains, 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer according to a recent study by the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. To read more about these startling statistics and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones, visit Y-Me.org, fashiontargetsbreastcancer.com, komen.org and feelyourboobies.com
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