29 October 2010 – Why Pink?

October 29th, 2010 § 5 comments

Pops of Pink, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Sweater: Theory via Off 5th
  • Shirt (not pictured): Splendid via Filene’s Basement
  • Scarf: vintage Christian Dior
  • Belt: Banana Republic Outlet
  • Pin-striped Slacks: J. Crew
  • Shoes: Ciao Bella via DSW

For the last day of our Pink Week and Blogging for Breast Cancer aWEARness, my pink is a little more subtle than my previous outfits. I thought that the bright yellow and red (and pink and orange!) flowers on this fantastic scarf along with the orange-red belt helped to offset what was a very dark outfit.

Granny’s Scarf, originally uploaded by academichic.

I don’t want to seem preachy, but I wanted to share a little about my personal reasons for participating in events raising money to fight cancer. This scarf was my grandmother’s, and she is the first person in my life who was claimed by cancer (in her case, lung cancer). Every time I do the Relay for Life, I think of her. She was much too young to have died, and she is the reason that fighting ALL types of cancer is so important for me. Participating in events like RFL and Breast Cancer Awareness Month makes me feel empowered.

We each have our own reasons for taking up the causes we do, and no matter what that cause is, it is nice to know that we can each make a difference.



BreastCancerAwearness, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 5 Responses to 29 October 2010 – Why Pink?"

  1. Vanessa says:

    That scarf was JUST what this outfit needed– and for a good cause, too :)

  2. Clare says:

    I’m glad you shared your reasons for participating in this. I don’t know anyone, sadly, that doesn’t have some connection to this cause.

    And I love the button-down sweater! It looks great with the neckscarf.

  3. Pamela says:

    How wonderful that you have such a beautiful memento of your grandmother’s life and personality, and that you can make it part of the “you” that the world sees. Wrapping a scarf like that around your neck is something like a lovely hug and a kiss from the past, isn’t it? That it also helps convey your support for cancer research is a bonus. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you for sharing about your grandmother and for doing what you can to educate about cancer awareness of all kinds.

    That scarf is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful tangible piece of your grandmother to hold on to.

  5. Thank you for sharing about your grandmother and for doing what you can to educate about cancer awareness of all kinds.

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