As you probably know, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And while I can't sit here and say anyone in my family has been immediately affected, there are so many people out there who have been struck by the disease. What's more, I wish every disease had its own "month" with as many products to dish out proceeds towards because while my family doesn't have a history of BC, it has its share of awful illnesses - many of which there are no cure. I won't elaborate, but just say that anytime you can donate your time or money to a good cause like BCA, it's a good thing.
On a more positive note, a couple of items I'm crushing on today? This limited-edition charm bracelet by Carolee made of freshwater pearls and sterling silver ($75). (Reminds me of my amazing birthday present, D. Thank you!) Wear it with black and look stunning, or pair with jeans - pearls are classic and a good string is essential! You can buy online or find it at Bloomingdale's (one of my fav NY haunts). 10-percent of sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Chic mama Heidi Klum is this year's ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure campaign. Just last week, this super-cute tee, designed by Michael Kors (love him), debuted for $40, with a portion of proceeds to be donated to local cancer charities. Pair it with skinny jeans like Heidi!
And did someone say shopping? We're there! Saks Fifth Avenue’s charity shopping weekend will take place October 15 to 18 at all Saks stores nationwide, all Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and through saks.com. Saks will donate 2% of sales up to $250,000 from the shopping weekend to local and national women's cancer organizations and research centers. Saks will also make an additional donation of $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Now how chic is that?
[Photo Credits: Courtesy Carolee; Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue]