october is here in full force, ladies. besides pumpkin spice lattes or spooky front porches, october is also breast cancer awareness month. and if there’s one disease that needs to be eradicated, it’s cancer. many of you know i lost mr. style to liver cancer in 2019. so any chance i get to shed the spotlight on cancer, i’m on board. there are so many of us that have dealt with or are dealing with this heinous disease. i don’t think there’s a single one of us who does not have direct experience with cancer. which is one reason i love to partner with Talbots and the Art of the Scarf to raise money for Susan G. Komen.
it would be impossible to put into words what we all have gone through in our individual battles, at least in any meaningful sense. but i do know that even when we feel powerless and like we cannot go on, we must—and do—wake up each and every day and continue our fight.
when Talbots reached out to me to partner against the fight against breast cancer, i immediately agreed. breast cancer is something that affects 12% of women a year. i know statistics can be abstract and impersonal, but i want you to think about that for just a second.
1 out of every 10 women you know will be directly affected by this disease in their lifetime. women like you and i; our mothers; our sisters; our daughters; our aunts; our cousins; women from our jobs; from our book clubs; from every aspect of our lives will face their personal battle. and that battle will forever change us and everyone we come into contact with.
today, i’m proud to announce that i’m partnering with Talbots to raise money to support women in their personal battle against breast cancer. Talbots commissioned three internationally renowned female artists to create a limited-edition collection of one-of-a-kind scarves. each scarf is pure silk and a 41″ square. in the spirit of helping women, Talbots will donate 10% of the net proceeds from each scarf sold from September 21, 2020 to October 31, 2020 in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline.
i’m wearing the scarf designed by Ali Mac. this scarf illustrates the beauty in women supporting women. the flowers symbolize friendship, love, and growth. and that’s exactly what we need. it’s our collective strength and determination that we must trust in to see us through our darkest moments. it’s important to continue to fight against breast cancer. and it’s important to do it together.
today, to showcase the gorgeous silk Ali Mac scarf i’m wearing a casual chic outfit that starts with the modern ankle jean from Talbots, a silk blouse from Everlane, a classic Talbots red velvet blazer (old similar here) gold belt (old similar here) gold Ferragamo pumps (old similar here) and a quilted handbag also from Talbots.
today—maybe more than any time i can recall in recent memory—i want to hear from you. no doubt our battles with cancer are highly personal. but if you’re willing to share, even in part, i know it will serve not just as an inspiration to me, but for others as well. and don’t forget we aren’t in this fight alone. i love the fact that Talbots and the Art of the Scarf are helping with the fight against breast cancer.