Friday Favorites: Breast Cancer Awareness

I know sometimes that October can be a little crazy with all of the Breast Cancer Awareness, but I am one person that doesn’t mind. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she is my inspiration. She is the strongest person I know and I hope that I can be half as strong as she is if I ever have to face the disease. I thought I would share some of my favorite products supporting Breast Cancer Awareness this month and make it my personal goal this month to support research this month. I am going to go a little over five this week, but I think it will be worth it:

1. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection ($60)

This great set includes four pink glosses including Pretty Pink Sheer, Pink Tulle High Shimmer, Bright Lilac and Soiree Pink Shimmer. Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

bobbi brown lip gloss

2. Tory Burch York Small Buckle Tote ($245) and Tory Burch Kerrington Zip Continental Wallet ($185)

Tory Burch is donating 20% of these purchases to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation up to $35,000. I LOVE the wallet so much!

tory burch BCA

 3. La Mer Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Treatment ($45)

This is the most luxurious stuff out there and would make a wonderful gift. La Mer is donating a portion of each purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

la mer

4. Stella & Dot Strength Bracelet ($39)

100% of the proceeds from this adorable elephant bracelet benefits the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for women’s cancer research and creating awareness of the importance of early detection.


5. Smashbox Limited Edition Breast Cancer Research Be Legendary Lip Gloss ($20) and BCA Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36)

$5 from the primer will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, it is unclear how much of the proceeds of the lip gloss are donated.


6. Gaiam Forever Pink Yoga Mat ($21.98)

I’ve previously mentioned my 100 Day Yoga Challenge and it would be fun to get this mat to use for October. $1 from every mat purchase is donated to breast cancer research.


7. Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Breast Cancer Awareness Eau de Parfum Rollerball Duo ($45)

I’ve talked about how the Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant is one of my favorites and it is awesome that Donna Karan will donate 20% of the proceeds of this sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

DKNY cashmere mist

8. Coach Legacy Sport 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Watch ($298)

Coach is donating 10% of the purchase price of this beautiful watch to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


9. Eminence Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer

I’m a big fan of Eminence and even more so now that $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.


10. 2013 ONEHOPE California Chardonnay ($18.99)

Now you can have your wine and donate too! Half of the proceeds of the One Hope Chardonnay go to fight breast cancer.


11. Clinique Pink with a Purpose Long Last Lipstick ($16)

$3.00 from this purchase will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


12. Nine West Tatiana ($79)

I think I may have saved the best for last – at least we are changing up the color! Nine West partnered with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer to create a limited edition shoe, the Tatiana. With or without this particular shoe, Nine West will donate $10 to FTBC for every blue “shoefie” you post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #9WFTBC. I think the only blue shoes I have are my wedding shoes, so I will have to kick it off with that.



What are you doing to support Breast Cancer Awareness this month?

I am excited that Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm is back. While it was gone I joined a few other link ups and I am loving meeting everyone!

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Five on Friday: Luggage Edition

It’s time for another edition of Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm.

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The hubby and I have been traveling a lot lately and we need new luggage! We sort of have a mismatched rag tag gang of bags that we use for our trips. This last trip my bag was much bigger than it needed to be, but that was the only nice one we had. So I decided that for today’s Five on Friday I would find some new luggage that I could get for my next trip.

1. Nine West Luggage Fast Track 3 Piece Hardside Set ($359.99)

I’ve never had hardside luggage before, so I would love to hear what the pros and cons are. I loved that these were hot pink on one side and black on the back.

nine west

2. Jessica Simpson Snake Twister Hardside Collection ($509.97)

I love this collection. So girlie and definitely noticeable on the luggage carousel. There are three pieces, a 20″, 24″ and 28″.

jessica simpson

3. Nicole Miller NY Animal Instinct Luggage Collection in Burgundy ($349.96)

This might be my favorite collection and the prices are very reasonable. There are four pieces, a 16 inch field bag and 20, 24 and 28 inch expandable spinners.

Nicole miller

4. GUESS? Logo Affair Spinner Luggage ($1,920)

I liked the look of this luggage and there are six different pieces available, a 19 inch tote bag, shopper tote, 20 inch rolling duffel, 21 inch carry on spinner, 25 inch spinner and a 29 inch spinner.


5. Michael Kors Signature Carry On ($798)

I had to add one splurge piece, which is this Michael Kors Signature Carry On. You could even get the matching bag!

michael kors

What are your favorite luggage pieces?

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“Small Town” Goodwin Games Recap

We begin this week’s episode with the Goodwin siblings acclimating to living together and dealing with life in a small town.


We learn that mystery man Elijah is living the dream with two brand new sports cars, Jimmy (TJ Miller) has a secret project, Henry (Scott Foley) is a workaholic and Chloe (Becki Newton) doesn’t really fit in at yoga class, which in Granby looks more like an 80’s Jane Fonda workout.

Chloe spends most of the episode trying to figure out what her siblings are up to. She catches Jimmy exchanging money with a shady looking fellow. She tries to confront him, but he gives her the slip and steals their mother’s watch.

Chloe shows up at Henry’s work to convince his boss to give him some time off. Come to find out that his boss gave him a month’s paid vacation which he didn’t take. Poor Henry is trying to avoid dealing with his father’s death with work and scotch.

Chloe is too busy worrying about everyone else and gets kicked out of her apartment in Los Angeles and loses all of her stuff.

Jimmy’s secret project turns out to be their father’s train set which is also a re-creation of Granby. They bond over Jimmy’s project and realize they’re home.


I wasn’t very impressed with this episode, I’m mostly watching it for the fashion at this point. I was disappointed that they didn’t get any challenges from their father this week. If there are only four episodes left, the writers really need to keep the story moving.

Here are some of the fashion highlights from the closet of Chloe Goodwin:

Chloe’s abstract animal print blouse is from Rachel Zoe and is sold out here. Neiman Marcus has a different cut blouse in the same print on sale for $64.50 here:

Rachel Zoe Blouse

Rachel Zoe Blouse

(Source: Pop Detour)

Chloe’s yellow snakeskin blouse from Equipment is sold out:

Equipment Snakeskin Blouse

Equipment Snakeskin Blouse

But I found a snake print blouse from Jones New York (on clearance for $55.63) that would be a great substitute for this blouse or the Rachel Zoe blouse:

Jones Snake Print Blouse

Jones Snake Print Blouse

I LOVED her Helmut Lang Belted Blazer ($725):

Helmut Lang Blazer

Helmut Lang Blazer

(Source: Pop Detour)

But it is out of my price range, so I thought this Crepe Slouchy Jacket from Victoria’s Secret ($72.99) could work just as well:

Crepe Slouchy Jacket

Crepe Slouchy Jacket

Chloe carries a Proenza Schouler chain wallet in sunshine ($785):

Proenza Schouler Wallet

Proenza Schouler Wallet

Rebecca Minkoff makes a great look for less for only $195 with her Mini Mac Clutch:

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

Chloe’s yoga outfit consists of the Lululemon Throw Me Over Hoodie in aquamarine ($69):

Lululemon Throw Me Over Hoodie

Lululemon Throw Me Over Hoodie

Remember that Chloe’s signature color is yellow, so this sold out yellow Ella Moss “Kasia” Crochet Pullover ($198) fits with her character:

Ella Moss Kasia Sweater

Ella Moss Kasia Sweater

You can find a similar one at Asos for ($59.40)

Asos Crochet Slouch Sweater

Asos Crochet Slouch Sweater

No yellow in this scene, but a fabulous Helmut Lang Slub Twill Blazer ($460) and J Brand Wax Coated Jeans from Piperlime (on sale for $85.97):


(Source: Possessionista)

Macy’s has a similar blazer from Nine West ($89.98):

Nine West Cropped Tuxedo Blazer

Nine West Cropped Tuxedo Blazer

For Chloe’s ringer tee, I couldn’t find the exact replica of grey, but this Hurley Solid Perfect Raglan ($27) is similar and looks just as comfy. For a close match to her sweatpants check out these Monrow Vintage Fleece Sweatpants in Neon Citron ($90):

chloe sweatpants


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If you missed this episode you can still watch it online here.

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