Happy Tuesday ladies. Our weather has cooled off since I was away and it’s begun to rain here, which I love. California really needs it! I may finally get to wear the rain boots I purchased at the Nordstrom anniversary sale 3 years ago! Today’s ootd is a casual outfit of cashmere, faux suede, sneakers, and pearls with a special story.
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The weather was bright and sunny but cool enough for a cashmere sweater, faux suede pants, and a favorite scarf. Yay, sweater and scarf weather, my favorite season of all. I had a day of errands and here’s what I wore.
Cashmere, sneakers, and pearls
October is breast cancer awareness month so it’s fitting that I also got my mammogram yesterday. My mom had breast cancer and was lucky enough to be able to treat it with a lumpectomy and radiation. As we know, many, many women are not so lucky. To be honest, my mom died just a few years later from Hep C so we don’t know if her cancer might have recurred.
I always dread getting my mammogram, do you? Not because it’s uncomfortable, but because it seems like I hold my breath from the day of the test until the day I get the results.
Last year they scared the daylights out of me when they decided something didn’t look quite right and I needed another test for a closer look. My insurance company refused to pay for it for weeks, which sure caused some sleepless nights. They finally paid, I had the MRI and everything was normal, but whew.
As you know, I love pearls. Real, faux, south sea, freshwater, baroque…they all add an elegant touch to any outfit. It felt fitting to wear my new bracelet from the Freshwater Pearl Company. They’re a new, small company that was started by a young man to keep his mother’s legacy alive after she lost her valiant battle with breast cancer.
This bracelet is made of 14-15mm freshwater baroque pearls and is available in white, natural, silver, or dark gray pearls. I am wearing white. It also has a removable pendant you can hang on any necklace, which is a fun way to mix things up.
Several of their earrings coordinate beautifully with this bracelet like the Amosa, Halai, Akoni, and Dione. To be totally honest, I’ve heard a rumor that they will be making a coordinating large baroque necklace and it has my name all over it:)
The Freshwater Pearl Company has generously offered my readers a 15% discount on your whole order with the code firstorder15. It’s a one-time use coupon only and can be used on your entire order. Because the cost of shipping and materials are all going up, Brian tells me that he has to raise his prices on November 1. That makes now a great time to treat yourself or purchase gifts for the holidays.
You can read more about their donation to the American Cancer Society on their website.
Thanks for reading and remember to get your mammogram and wear what makes you feel confident.