Think Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The month of October brings many celebrations and events. Immediately most think of Halloween, however October is Breast Cancer Awareness month or as some say,”Pinktober.” The infamous color pink along with the breast cancer symbol, the pink ribbon will be woven into hundreds of things seen everyday and special deals offered by participating companies. For example, restaurant Panera Bread offers pink ribbon bagels for the month and Caribou Coffee donates ten percent of retail sales toward the cause.

The color pink exudes femininity and represents a person full of health and vitality. Who wouldn’t want to display those positive features?

You can incorporate pink into your month through a variety of ways. Sport pink LIVESTRONG bracelets, get a reusable pink ribbon coffee mug or stock up on pink dorm bedding and decal.

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Pink Bedding: Pink sheets, pink striped sheets, pink fleece throw

Pink Storage: Over the door hanger, shelf hanger, storage bin, storage cubes, under bed bin

Decor: Scatter Rug, wall decal

 

 

How to Wear Pink Maturely

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Pink’s considered the universal color of love, a color of happiness and femininity, but also a color of childhood and overly sweet things. And this is how pink can often be thought of when worn– quite innocent and even childish. But pink can be just as elegant and sophisticated as any other color. Moreover, pink is beautifully feminine and I believe it to be a bit of a ‘girl power’ color. When wearing pink maturely it’s all about moderation and simplicity. A bright pink top with matching bag and shoes could be a bit overpowering, but paired with a variation of colors or worn as a bold accessory can create a grown up, stylish look. I have styled three looks, in my own personal style as some ideas and inspiration for how pink can be worn maturely.

Casual Vibes

Pink doesn’t have to be worn in super girly fashion, it works just as well in a laid back casual look. In this look I paired a pastel pink jumper with casual black trousers finished by throwing a leather jacket around my shoulders. Nude pink heels finish off the look giving it a stylish sleek finish. A perfect look for lunch or a casual night out with friends.

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Hint of Pink

Second look featuring just one item of pink in the form of my bright pink New Balance trainers. Pairing the bold shoes with an all black outfit creates a grown up yet fun day time look. Using just a hint of pink means the color isn’t overwhelming and that even those who think they couldn’t wear pink can give it a try. For those with a less feminine style, update the skirt with shorts and even a white shirt for a more androgynous look.

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Evening Glamour

An evening look featuring a block pink full silk skirt. Wearing pink in a luxurious fabric and a delicate shade creates an elegant mature evening look. To follow a classic vibe pairing a Breton stripe top and oversized pearls with the skirt, gives a nod to the queen of elegance herself- Coco Chanel. Finished with black accessories, an oversized leather clutch and pointed stilettos, to compliment the black stripes on the top. This look would also work well with ankle boots, an oversized bag and scarf for an on trend daytime alternative.

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So that’s my advice for wearing pink in a delicate, mature fashion, the Styled with Glamour way. Thanks for reading

 

“On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”… Ten years later

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 When I was thirteen years old, one of the most influential movies that my eyes would ever witness was released. Mean Girls taught me about life- what it means to have genuine friends, how to face bullying, and how to find my true self in a world full of plastics. Now, ten years later, I began to think of its importance in my generation. Yes, it’s full of amazingly relatable quotes (see: “She doesn’t even go here,” “You go Glen Coco”) but in the end, it’s a movie about being true to yourself when it feels like it’s discouraged to be genuine. It also teaches us not to pass judgment on one another. We’re all just trying to find our own spirit animals and figure out which way to go in this world. That’s why there’s no reason to judge someone for doing the same thing we should all be doing- forming our character and being the best person we can be. Cady’s innocence can remind us all that while we are malleable in nature, a true test of character comes when you’re able to break free from the norm and trust your own ability to be who you really are. Let’s not forget that Cady’s struggles of growing into her own skin in a new environment are applicable to daily life. So whether you’re nervous for your freshman year of college, unsure about joining a new organization on campus, or even hesitant to go for that job interview you landed- always remember to be yourself and to be kind to one another. Otherwise, karma could get you and you might get hit by a bus. Totally not fetch.

P.S. Mean Girls is now on Netflix- GROOL.