05 February 2011

Dress Red

The number one killer of women in the US is heart disease. Since so many bloggers are women, this outfit is particularly close to my heart. Friday was National Wear Red Day in order to show support for women and to promote heart disease awareness. Fashion designers came on board with the effort in collaboration with the federal government in 2003, with a red dress campaign to display dresses at Fashion Week, expanding into a fashion show of red dresses every year since. Read more about it here.
My office collected money to fight heart disease and encouraged everyone to wear red. I accidentally wore my red dress the day before so I put together a red-heavy outfit for heart health awareness.
J Crew hand-me-down sweater, AA dress, AA tights, vintage Etienne Aigner loafers, Kirra hat, VIA coat, Gap hair clip

39 comments

  1. Your hair is too adorable! I love that you did this, wish I had known it was Friday!

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  2. I love your hair!! Cute outfit for the awareness. :)

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  3. What a splendid outfit! I love your photo location, it's making me want some snow, you think living in Oregon the problem would be too much snow not a lack of it! =)

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  4. It's good to spread awareness of this illness. Too many people don't realize how prevalent heart disease is among women and that it's largely preventable. Kudos!

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  5. Oh I didn't know about that! Would have worn red. You look adorable love the hair

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  6. What a great cause you look amazing in red :)

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  7. You are a spectacular person :) I love the inspiration behind this post and red look so great on you!

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  8. I think it's great that you're raising awareness for National Wear Red Day. And I really love your hair!

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  9. aw, so sweet of you to be supporting this! had i known id wear red everything <3

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  10. love all of the red! and breaking it up with the black and white hat was perfect! too cute
    xoxo

    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/
    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

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  11. Well done on the money you raised! You're so brave to pose coatless in the snow, brr. I wore some tights like those the other day and kept getting a shock when I glimpsed my bright red legs! :S

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  12. Great outfit, great cause! xxx

    alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com zzz

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  13. This is for a great cause and very stylish too, you rock!

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  14. I didn't know that... you are adorable in red, and lovely combination with withe and dark blue, I love it!

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  15. this is so absolutely adorable. and your hair! you got it cut, right? looks amazing!

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  16. red is my favorite color - love it
    thanks for the comment on my blog
    hope you follow

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  17. love the new hair cut, very suiting :)

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  18. Your hair is SO sweet and you-ish:) It's so great that you did this- awareness is always the first step to making a difference! I wish I'd known about this! The red is beautiful on you:)

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  19. I totally dropped the ball on this and completely spaced on wearing red! I'm going to have to do better next year. I also didn't realize that you were thinking of doing a PhD - that's very cool. I'm hopefully about a year away from finishing mine...but we'll see!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  20. what a great cause matched by an equally great outfit. red is the way to go! I am a heart and stroke canvasser for my neighbourhood and this particulary resonated with me too. bringing awareness is always fantastic

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  21. Thank you for your sweet comment, now following you. :)

    I love this outfit!

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  22. Love your hair, and your shoes are lovely.
    what a lovely way to show your support for a really worthy cause :)
    xxx

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  23. Thanks so much for your awesome comment over on my blog! I think the hair is the only residual side effect of Accutane I can think of. I was on it years ago, so there could have been some that have either gone away or I have just learned to live with, haha.

    I'm diggin the way you used red in this outfit. And your hair is just so adorable. My hairdresser is itching to chop mine off and I won't let her! :)

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  24. What a wonderful outfit! And it's so great that you dressed up for such a good cause. :)

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  25. I still love love love your hair. And you look so good in red you could wear it every day and I'd never get tired of it. :)

    In response to your comment: I use a Canon Digital Rebel T2i, and I love it! I'd totally recommend it! Also, I enjoyed reading your thoughts about acne and Accutane...I struggled with acne during part of my teenage years and it WAS hell. I got put on birth control pills when I was 13 for my acne, and it mostly cleared up after that, but I still struggled for a while, since most facial make-up products I used made me break out. :( I'm so glad those days are over, though, and I'm very sure you are, too!

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  26. i just realized that you look like mila jovovich. i think i should buy anything red on my closet to show my support to those who died of heart disease.

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  27. Thanks so much for your awesome comment over on my blog! I think the hair is the only residual side effect of Accutane I can think of. I was on it years ago, so there could have been some that have either gone away or I have just learned to live with, haha.

    I'm diggin the way you used red in this outfit. And your hair is just so adorable. My hairdresser is itching to chop mine off and I won't let her! :)

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  28. this is so absolutely adorable. and your hair! you got it cut, right? looks amazing!

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  29. I didn't know that... you are adorable in red, and lovely combination with withe and dark blue, I love it!

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  30. love all of the red! and breaking it up with the black and white hat was perfect! too cute
    xoxo

    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/
    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

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  31. This is for a great cause and very stylish too, you rock!

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  32. Oh I didn't know about that! Would have worn red. You look adorable love the hair

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  33. Oh I didn't know about that! Would have worn red. You look adorable love the hair

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  34. Thanks so much for your awesome comment over on my blog! I think the hair is the only residual side effect of Accutane I can think of. I was on it years ago, so there could have been some that have either gone away or I have just learned to live with, haha.

    I'm diggin the way you used red in this outfit. And your hair is just so adorable. My hairdresser is itching to chop mine off and I won't let her! :)

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  35. What a great cause you look amazing in red :)

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  36. this is so absolutely adorable. and your hair! you got it cut, right? looks amazing!

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  37. Thanks so much for your awesome comment over on my blog! I think the hair is the only residual side effect of Accutane I can think of. I was on it years ago, so there could have been some that have either gone away or I have just learned to live with, haha.

    I'm diggin the way you used red in this outfit. And your hair is just so adorable. My hairdresser is itching to chop mine off and I won't let her! :)

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