Wednesday, October 3

Battle Breast Cancer.

An email arrived in my mailbox a few weeks ago from the generous people of Rethink Breast Cancer.  They asked me to help salute Breast Cancer awareness month by joining Battle Pinka creative contest gathering media personalities from across Canada in a 'Who Styled It Best' battle. Participants will send in their styled photographs and the public will vote for their favorites. Each vote equals $1 towards finding the cure. 

I was brought to tears while reading the email. I never thought my little blog would actually raise money for cancer.  All I had to do was style their Fashion Targets Breast Cancer t shirt and ask my readers to vote. I wanted to take these photographs in honor of my grandmother (my mother's mother) who died of breast cancer before I was born.


My grandmother Margaret was an English girl. She grew up in London and came to Canada as a British War-bride. It was here where she married my grandfather and had four babies, one of them being my mom. My grandmother adored England and spent her life wearing the clothes reminiscent of her girlhood. This included soft colored dresses, hats for all occasions and high heels (even when she lived in a boot-wearing town).

Although I never got to meet her in flesh or walk through the streets of England, we have something great in common; the desire to wear high heels no matter how many times we've gotten stuck in sidewalk grates. I wanted my outfit to capture her English girl spirit so I wore a delicate dress, pink beret and frilly socks. I can't sew the way my grandmother did so I used scissors to cut the shirt and made a bow with the leftover material.

This contest isn't about winning. Vote for anyone, it doesn't only have to be me. Just think of every breast that's been taken away and each belly that sunk when the words "You have cancer" were spoken. 
This is for breasts and bellies!

Vote Often! {remember, each vote counts for $1!}
The contest runs until October 15

What I'm Wearing
h&m dress- value village $7
pink beret - zellers $4
fashion targets breast cancer tshirt - you can find here {all proceeds will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer}

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28 comments:

  1. It's such a wonderful cause you're apart of, you're right about winning. It doesn't matter, as long as we vote something good will come out of it.
    Your dress is lovely. Also, I'm sorry about your Grandmother, that's awful.
    x

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  2. I love this post and your support of this cause because the love of my life's mother died from cancer two years ago and it was the hardest time of our lives. I voted, thank you for supporting this. :) I adore the way you styled this too. You're lovely as a flower. :)
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  3. What an amazing opportunity, it's amazing what our little blogs can do xx

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  4. Amazing! Love the opportunity and cause. Glad our blogs actually can make a difference and have a greater impact on society outside the fashion world.

    Style Infatuation

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  5. amazing photos :) love the look as well :)





    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

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  6. So pretty. I'm glad that this is getting so much attention.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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  7. What a lovely post, and you look so gorgeous in the photos too! I've voted :)

    louisejoyb x

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  8. you look so beautiful <3 i love last photo and your hat :)!! you are adorable and wonderful and i just don't know <3 hah
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  9. gorgeous outfit amy! you look beautiful! the dress is gorgeous aswell

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  10. You are wonderful <3

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  11. Your outfits are so magical!

    xx, alexia > In The Meantime

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  12. What a great cause! I voted on the Battle Pink website. I love how you styled this look after your grandmother, so sweet.

    xo Jenny
    [archi]dress

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  13. Good for you for being a part of this. Truly a great cause. And you look beautiful.

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  14. I am in love, you are perfect!

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  15. hooray amy, that you are being a part of this! you look lovely. both my aunts have battled this disease. i know two ladies that died from it. :P

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  16. You have given nice blog. I liked your photos. You look so beautiful in your blog..

    Murano Glass

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  17. that is awesome that you are able to help and be part in raising money for breast cancer. I love your blog. :)

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  18. That is such a great idea, and you must feel proud to do something that matters. I really think you honored you grandmother's memory, you look adorable.

    xx
    Lily
    http://aridehome.blogspot.pt/

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  19. What a great post. I love your message...what this post stands for and what your post supports!
    Cute look and lovely style!
    xo,
    nancy

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  22. I just found your blog through Fashion managazine's article about MOON ambassadors! Congrats on such a cool opportunity! I was so happy to find a handful of good CANADIAN fashion bloggers! So wonderful to read you, and look forward to more! =)

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  23. This is a fantastic post, unfortunately I missed voting due to being slack catching up on blogs lately but I certainly would've voted for you. Also I just wanted to say if you ever get sick of that dress I would gladly buy it off you. I have wanted it for many many years, since I saw it on a Swedish blog looooong before H&M had an online shop, and have scoured eBay but it has never come up. So if you are ever hard up and need to do a wardrobe purge, please please keep me in mind! x

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