Helping The Fight Against Breast Cancer

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so in the spirit of supporting women, I’m thrilled to partner with Talbots to share their second annual “The Art of the Scarf” Collection. There are few among us who have not had our lives touched by cancer.

Talbots silk scarf on A Well Styled Life

These 100% silk scarves are a generous 41″ square which allows you to style them in creative ways that smaller scarves just can’t do.

One in eight women (12%) in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic. I was shocked when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I shouldn’t have been, but we all think it won’t happen to us or our loved ones.

Jennifer Connolly on A Well Styled Life wearing silk scarf as a cocoon wrap

Here I’m wearing it as a cocoon wrap. Simply fold it in half and tie the corners together. Slip your arms through and adjust the knots in front.

“A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older)– breastcancer.org

These one-of-a-kind works of art are full of color and whimsey but also help in the fight against breast cancer. From now through the end of October, 20% of net proceeds from each scarf will benefit Susan G. Komen in the fight to end breast cancer.Jennifer Connolly wearing silk scarf from Talbotsas cocoon

This limited-edition silk scarf collection is designed exclusively for Talbots by six internationally renowned female artists.


Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wear silk scarf as a belt

Here I am wearing it in place of a belt. Lay flat on a table and fold two corners to the center. Continue folding those sides toward the center until it’s about 5″ wide, Thread through belt loops and tie off-center. Let hang long or loop a half bow.

I am wearing the Carolina Melis scarf. It’s a beautiful Lotus flower on a deep indigo background. Lotus petals open one by one to represent strength and determination.Talbots scarf on Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life

This Nadia Flower Scarf is a blend of foliage, feathers, and colors on a black background which represents the diversity of women.

The LuLu DK Scarf has an ivory background and it represents nature’s greatest gifts of color and beauty.

This Martha Napier Scarf is row upon row of colorfully illustrated women which symbolizes strength through friendship.

This Libby VanderPloeg scarf has an ivory background and celebrates the power of sisterhood in overcoming challenges and achieving our goals.

This Gladys Perint Palmer scarf is inspired by the style of famous women and over-the-top hats. I love illustrations in her designs. I wore a Gladys Perint Palmer scarf last year for a very windy sail on the San Francisco Bay.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing a silk scarf as a belt

Need a little inspiration on how to wear your scarf? Click here!

Has your life been touched by breast cancer?

A big thank you to Talbots for sponsoring this post and helping in the fight against breast cancer.

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  1. Linda
    October 9, 2019 / 7:20 am

    One year and a day after the previous year’s mammogram, something suspicious was spotted on my new mammogram. I was diagnosed with cancer in February 2007 at age 48. My mom had cancer in 1985 at age 60. I am now 60 and my mom is 94, and we are still cancer-free after having mastectomies. I hope this is encouraging for those facing breast cancer. I love the lotus scarf you are wearing and will be stopping by Talbots to purchase one in support of breast cancer research!

  2. Jane B.
    October 7, 2019 / 3:55 am

    Two years ago on my mammogram they found an abnormality. After surgically removing it, it was diagnosed as Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia. It may or may not have become breast cancer if not removed. Get your mammograms, and ask if your insurance will cover the 3D mammogram, especially if you have dense breast tissue (I do). It’s lovely that Talbots is doing this!

    • October 7, 2019 / 10:54 am

      I am so glad they caught it early! Great advice Jane. I always ask for a 3D mammogram too.

  3. Eve
    October 6, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    That’s a good reminder about men getting breast cancer. I love this size. Just simple strip folding when they are silk and this large and lettiing your jacket hold it on is my favorite way ala Susan Street. These are beautiful. I also like the look around the waist but I am just too Apple I think.

  4. Kay
    October 6, 2019 / 11:37 am

    Men also get breast cancer, The husband of a friend of mine just finished chemo, and the outlook is pretty good right now.

    • October 6, 2019 / 7:48 pm

      They do! No one ever talks about men getting breast cancer but it is important

  5. Rose
    October 6, 2019 / 10:02 am

    Beautiful scarfs! Such a great cause. I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Very grateful.

    • October 6, 2019 / 7:46 pm

      So glad you are at the 5-year mark. Praying for your continued health.

  6. Susan
    October 6, 2019 / 9:02 am

    Diagnosed in July. Surgery in August, now undergoing radiation. Get your mammogram every year!! It saved my life. Yes it changed my life too but life is precious.

    • October 6, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you for sharing Susan! Your message is so important. I’m sending prayers and strength to you. XX

  7. October 6, 2019 / 8:00 am

    The scarves this year are so beautiful and it is such a lovely way to support an important cause.

  8. Wendy
    October 6, 2019 / 6:29 am

    Diagnosed in March. Was in the hospital having surgery the following week. Scarves are beautiful!

    • October 6, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      I’m praying for you, Wendy!

  9. Cindy
    October 6, 2019 / 4:08 am

    These scarves are gorgeous! As a 3-year breast cancer survivor, I really appreciate you & Talbot’s partnering to contribute to finding a cure.

    • October 6, 2019 / 7:40 pm

      I’m so glad you are a survivor, Cindy!!

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