As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time when all of the planets in the retail universe align and present us with an opportunity to shop for all things pink and wonderful while making a contribution to breast cancer research and awareness.
Breast cancer, a subject that is very close to my heart, touches so many people. My Nana is a survivor, and my Mom was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago. And so many other women who I know have faced this scary and difficult personal challenge in their lives. Now is a fantastic time to help get even closer to finding a cure. Women are amazing, and what better way to show your support for them than to rock some pretty pink?
Betsey Johnson Carryall, $75, www.betseyjohnson.com
I love everything about this tote- the pop art piece declares, "I'm a survivor!", and Betsey Johnson sure is. A breast cancer survivor of 11 years, she continues to inspire and empower women with her fearless fashion.
Redflower Candle, $34, www.redflower.com
A huge longtime fan of Redflower candles, this beautiful pink version is scented with japanese peony and topped with succulent petals (perfect for dropping into a calming bath or in a small dish as potpurri). The best part? Redflower will donate 100% of the profits of this candle to cancerandcareers.org.
Hunter Boot Original Tall High Gloss Rain Boot Limited Edition, $125, www.nordstrom.com
These Hunter Boot wellies in limited edition fuchsia have the power to liven up any damp and dreary day (or mood). Save them for a rainy day.
Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder Jeweled Metal Compact, $55 , www.esteelauder.com
Beautiful both inside and out, this gorgeous compact holds inside a magical translucent powder that brightens and airbrushes your visage in a snap.
Limited Edition Cashmere Mist for Breast Cancer Awareness, $90.00, www.bergdorfgoodman.com
A timeless fragrance for a timeless cause. Donna Karan will donate $15,000 in connection with the sales of the fragrance to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Long Sleeved Polo, $155, www.ralphlauren.com
A Pink Pony over your heart is now a symbol of compassion and a glamorous nod to all the women in your life who you love and admire. I plan to wear this chic piece with a leather skirt (and maybe those shades!). The Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Care and Prevention will receive 10% of the proceeds from each Pink Pony sale.
Forever21 Breast Cancer Strength Sweatshirt, $17.80, www.forever21.com
Whether you're lounging on the weekend or sweating it out at the gym, this comfy sweatshirt is sure to give you a little more strength! Forever21 will donate 10% of the proceeds to Susan B. Komen for the Cure and has many other adorable styles available, including nighties and robes.
BCBG Susan B. Komen Pink Ribbon Beaded Bracelet, $18.00, www.bcbg.com
Show your support with this BCBG beaded bracelet, a simple and strong statement that can be worn everyday. And 20% of the proceeds go to Susan B. Komen for the cure.
Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection Pallette, $44.00, www.lordandtaylor.com
I am a huge fan of anything Bobbi Brown touches. And like many of her other palletes which are necessities for me, this one works with all skin tones and is perfect for eyes, cheeks, and lips. The sale of each pallette will contribute $10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Cook for the Cure Edition, $400, www.macys.com
Attention Domestic Divas everywhere: now you can cook for the cure with this beautiful pink kitchen accessory! You'll be the envy of the neighborhood with this baby on the counter. Not to be outdone, KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan B. Komen for the Cure in 2011.