In memory of my beautiful, classy grandmother, I would like to dedicate this article to her and all other victims of breast cancer. My grandmother was a simple woman with exceptional beauty inside and out. I will never forget her smell and the way she would always button every single button on her cardigan. I never understood her cute quirks, but now I don’t want to understand them...I just miss them. To all who have or had a loved one who has been affected by breast cancer, please get your frequent check ups and never stop believing in the research behind it.
Since pink is the color for breast cancer month, and since my grandmother rarely wore pink, I will feature one pink item and the rest of the features will be something my grandmother would have worn.
My first feature is from Ann Inc., which has donated $2.7 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Aside from the generous donation, they are featuring a sexy bracelet with intertwined copper chains along with a pinkish-red glittering gems. I love the dangly accents off the bracelet. It is definitely a perfect accessory to wear with bulky, warm clothes this season. Unfortunately, only $5 of this purchase goes to the foundation.
→ Buy the Ann Taylor Loft - Jessica Quirk for LOFT Cares Friendship Bracelet, $34.50, at loft.com.
Along with her pearl earrings and perfect smile, grandma loved her cardigans. She always layered her clothing year round and always looked perfect. Since she only liked scoop neck cardigans with button closure, I found a stunning Nanette Lepore cream colored cardigan with black lace embellishment on the sides. I love the girly look and unbelievable instant spark.
→ Buy the Nanette Lepore Tannic Cardigan, $268.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Since I am a sassier version of my grandma, I would love to have this bright turquoise cardigan with a gold tone chain going down the middle. This sweater is very pricey and if you are fortunate enough to be able to shell out for this goddess-like cardigan, then please remember to give the same amount of money to your favorite breast cancer research charity/foundation.
→ Buy the Blumarine Chain Trim Cardigan, $1,395.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Now for something we can all afford and not feel guilty about purchasing, I recommend Betsey Johnson’s breast cancer awareness gloves. Betsey Johnson is herself a 12-year breast cancer survivor, and if you purchase the gloves, a portion of the proceeds goes to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization. This fun pair of thick gloves comes in black and has a pink kiss mark on them with pink outlines. These gloves are adorable and perfect for the upcoming ski trip.
→ Buy the Betsey Johnson Breast Cancer Awareness Gloves, $30.00, at betseyjohnson.com.
My grandma loved pearls. She thought they defined women and were the best way to play off femininity. For an awesome price of $25, you can buy this pair of drop pearl look-alike earrings to wear along with your cardigan.
→ Buy the Chico's Lina Earring, $25.00, at chicos.com.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.