Pretty in Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Clarisonic Skincare Brush in BCA Pink , $195, www.sephora.com

Clarisonic Skincare Brush in BCA Pink , $195, www.sephora.com

This tool will absolutely make your skin GLOW. And the pretty pink hue of this magic device just makes me smile! What's more, Sephora will make a donation to help fund the fight against breast cancer with every purchase.

3 Responses to Pretty in Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

  1. This is a great way to create awareness about an important cause. Thanks!

  2. chic and meaningful – fabulous choices!

  3. Thank you for spreading the word..Every day is another day closer to finding a cure…, please get regular mamogram checkups!!!! They save lives!!!

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