This post is dedicated to all of the women in the world who have fought and are fighting the battle against Breast Cancer. Your strength is extraordinary. <3
I’m back after an extended Summer break and I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been up to the past few months. (Stay tuned for future posts!)
But today, I wanted to take a minute to talk about a cause that has impacted us or someone we love in one way or another. It seems more frequent these days to know at least one person who has gone to battle with Breast Cancer. It is devastating, it is shocking, and it is life changing for the warriors who fight and for their loved ones who watch. Breast Cancer affects 1 in every 8 women in the United States alone, and is currently the leading cause of death amongst women, a fate too frequent.
It is no secret that the month of October is dedicated to bringing awareness and raising money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. In the past, I have participated in several groups involved with Breast Cancer Education and Awareness, from my sorority at UCF to Susan G. Komen and more. However, this year, I teamed up with a close friend of mine to sponsor a Fashion Gala in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Gabe Nakano, founder of Naka Group, teamed up with three local designers and hosted an evening of fashion and fun. Not only was the event held for a great cause, but it brought the community together to support one another for a night. I’ve linked my favorite look from each designer and their websites below!
House of Ja’Selle
I’m obsessed with this duster vest! It’s the perfect piece to transition from work, to spicing up an outfit for a night on the town. House of Ja’selle epitomizes the word “chic” in every way. Check out their Facebook here.
I love the metallic detail on this dress! It photographs so well and let’s you stand out in the crowd. If you’re looking for a unique or custom design, visit here and contact Nailuj for a one of a kind dress.
This is one of my favorite pieces from the show. I love the details in the pant legs and the knotted belt around the waist. If you’re looking for something to wear to an event or a night out on the town, visit their website here and get an outfit that will turn heads.
If you didn’t make it out to the gala and still want to get involved or make a donation, check out some of these websites:
Romper: Express- Similar look here