i swear, the color theme this week was totally unintentional. but i couldn’t let october go by without showing you a few things i’m loving in support of breast cancer awareness (BCA) month.
as you probably know, each october, virtually every designer and beauty line under the sun releases a limited-edition pink item in support of breast cancer. breast cancer blenders, breast cancer flat irons, even breast cancer soap…the options are endless. in each case, anywhere from a nickel to 100% of the proceeds go to fund research for a cure. always one to shop for a cause, i thought i’d show you a few of my favorites. fair warning: i do tend to lean toward the products that donate most or all proceeds to charity – giving $5 from a $200 item doesn’t do much for me. after all, if you’re shopping for warm fuzzies, you might as well go all out!
i loved this necklace before i even knew it was for BCA. gorgeous gunmetal chain, and i am crazy for that rose gold feather – so unique, perfect for everyday wear, and really reasonable at $75. it was designed by elizabeth and james, and is available exclusively at shopbop.
every year, OPI releases a special shade of pink for BCA, and this year’s “pink of hearts” is a personal favorite of mine. it works as a one-coat sheer (though it’s a little brighter than my usual ‘samoan sand’), but is also great full-strength. it’s a sweet, preppy pink that goes with anything. and it’s only $6 at amazon!
these flamingo notecards from linda & harriett are so cute, i had to share. they just make me think of happier, tropical places – i’d love to send them out to friends right about now, when we’re struggling to remember those warm summer days. you get 6 cards for $14, and 20% of proceeds go to a cancer center in new york.
this one’s pretty cute: bambako is a headband designer, and has come up with seven different designs for BCA – each named for a breast cancer survivor the designer knows. plus, a whopping 100% of proceeds go to the susan g. komen foundation! personally, i’m partial to the feathered ‘rue’ band, but i could definitely see the ‘gloria’ and ‘rhoda’ being darling for holiday fetes.
and last but not least, i can’t resist a cute pair of PJ’s, especially when i know it’s for a good cause. i love the bright pink and yellow flowers on this set by sleepyheads (on sale for $36), but they have a whole “shop for the cure” section of their site. any item you find there will get you a 10% donation to breastcancer.org. sweet dreams indeed!
if you have the cash, this is a great month – and a great excuse – to spend. besides, who doesn’t need a little pink in their life? if you’ve come across any great BCA products, drop a comment and let us all know…the more ways to spend, the better for everyone!