I have a lot of surprises today, so let's get started!! :)
Pink Positive Breast Cancer Awareness with Kiyonna
As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this illness and to remind people to be conscious of early detection, one of my favorite curvy clothing designers (Kiyonna) has released a limited edition crochet pink cardigan! I love waterfall cardigans for the fall and this one is a nice shade of dusky pink that goes well with a lot of autumnal colors. Please note that the standards for checking breast cancer have recently changed, and the tagline from CNN is "New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often!" (source) So, please read this brief article for more details. As always, if you are interested in this cardigan, Kiyonna's best deal right now is 20% off orders of $150 or more at Kiyonna.com with code FALL2015! Be sure to check out their "Real Curves" section in the sidebar to see how other bloggers have rocked this top! :)
While we are on this topic, keep an eye on your moles, too! Being African American, skin cancer was never high on my list of things to worry about; however, I have fried myself to a literal, peeling crisp a few times in my life, so I know it's not impossible. Therefore, when I noticed a mole on my chest start to change shape, I immediately went to my dermatologist and had it removed. It was a quick and virtually painless visit. So, don't let concerns like that keep you from seeing a doctor. (Just don't look in the test tube after they are done....yuck!)
Soft Launch of "Jewelry for All Sizes"
Today, I'm soft-launching another solution for women to get more love out of their wardrobes! Have you ever had the problem of not being able buy bangles, because they slip off your wrists? I have! Have you even fallen in love with a ring at a store and then found that it only goes up to a XL, and XL would take the Jaws of Life to get it off? I have! :( Therefore, I've decided to begin offering Jewelry for All Sizes! This is a line of adjustable and sized jewelry that I'll be selling through an online shop. I'm starting with this adjustable gold, double pearl ring that goes wonderful with fall colors. I really like the creaminess of these faux pearls, because they go well with russets, oranges, cranberries, cedar green, etc. In addition, all items ship for free!
Most importantly, this effort gives me the chance to do something I haven't been able to do a lot this year: financially help the community. I've donated my time this year, but I haven't really been in the position to donate financially like I used to do. I'm still working through the details, but I like the idea of donating career appropriate jewelry to Dress for Success as they help clothe and train woman returning to work. I also want to use some of the proceeds to financially support Girls who Code. (As a female in the IT world, I loved learning to code but had never considered majoring in it until I took my first mandatory elective. Programming, even if it's learning basic Access or how to write Excel macros, is extremely empowering to any business owner, manager of the household or college student. More details to come! :)
Update on Blog Design
Finally, depending on when you see this post, I'll have my new site design to go with my new name "Curves, Curls and Careers"! Let me know what you think! (Also, please bear with me, as we work through any glitches.)
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