Happy Friday to the best readers!
Before I start my post, let me tell you that my hair looked GREAT right before I went outside to take these photos last week. The humidity turned my just-straightened hair into a big puff ball within 30 seconds. I’m not kidding when I say this either. But, I guess it was worth it considering the photos came out great even with the fog in background.
I lost my daddy to lung cancer half a decade ago (this coming April) and in the beginning of 2012, my best friend’s mom received news that she has a rare form of cancer and within a six month time period, endured three surgeries. On top of that, I recently lost my friend (and former Marine), Joshua, to brain cancer. My way of remembering my daddy and Joshua and honoring my best friend’s mom is to give back through fashion by being a part of the Dress 4 Yellow committee so that one day, we may live in a cancer-free world.
I have been a member of the D4Y committee for two years and our goal is to raise funds to fight cancer fashionably.* This pleated dress on today’s post is going to be featured in the silent auction at the Dress 4 Yellow event to be held here in Dallas on March 28, 2013. In memory those who have lost their battle and in honor of those bravely fighting this awful disease, I wanted to take the opportunity to style this dress two different ways.
With this first look, I styled the dress by pairing some motorcycle-esque booties with a faux leather jacket and faux python clutch to add a tough feel to a girly dress. I wanted to show through this look that no matter how hard it is, we have to be tough and fight back like those who are currently dealing with this battle.
To give you an idea of how big and important this event is, last year’s designers who contributed to the event were: Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Carmen Marc Valvo, Catherine Malandrino, Thakoon, Christian Siriano, Zang Toi, Cole Haan, Nike, Oakley, Ruffian, Abi Ferrin, Sachin + Babi, Elie Tahari, David Meister, Rachel Roy, Chadwick Bell, Lela Rose and more. To find out this year’s designers, sponsors, and how to buy tickets to this amazing event, please keep checking back on the Dress 4 Yellow website as we update it with new information or follow Dress 4 Yellow on Twitter (to be updated soon).
I don’t think there is anyone out there who doesn’t know someone who has cancer, so I am asking you to please join me in supporting the fight for cancer either through donations and/or liking the Dress 4 Yellow Facebook page to help spread the word.
Thank you and have a great weekend! Xx
Laundry by Shelli Segal Yellow Pleated High Low Dress (to be auctioned at Dress 4 Yellow; adoring this lace dress as seen on Sarah Vickers)
New York & Company Faux Leather Jacket (old – loving this one from Nordstrom)
J. Crew Factory Multistrand Pearl Necklace (back in stock and on sale!)
TJ Maxx Gold Spikes Bracelet (loving this Poshlocket All Over Glam Bangle ; similar Bauble Bar Gold Mini Disco Cone bracelet)
Kate Spade Oh la la Bangle (old, but loving this Glass is Half Full Bangle)
Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet (loving this Christina Bracelet too)
Jewel IQ Pave Bow Earrings (sold out, but loving these Glint Flower Studs and these Pave Pyramid Studs)
Faux Python Clutch (supa old and unknown)
Clarks Boots (gift from Rachel’s mom)
*Please note that in light of what is going on with Lance Armstrong, we are raising funds for support of cancer programs on a national and local level, including the Livestrong Foundation, Cook Children’s Cancer Center, Heroes For Children, and Richardson Methodist Cancer Center. Dress 4 Yellow is grateful that the Livestrong Foundation was created and has served millions of cancer survivors and their families for fifteen years and we are proud to continue our work on behalf of cancer patients, survivors, and their families.