Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Pink Realtree and a Link Up
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Pink Realtree and a Link Up

4:00 AM

Hat:  Ralph Lauren (gifted) // Sunnies:  Newdress // Sweater:  Ralph Lauren (old) // Scarf:  Banana Republic (old) // Boots:  Justin's (Cavenders)
For today’s post it’s the third installment of the Breast Cancer Awareness theme on my blog this week.  Today instead of focusing just on the outfit (which I’ll get into) I wanted to take a little bit of time to talk about Breast Cancer awareness from some research I’ve done. 

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.  Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.  The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.  If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, see your doctor right away.
How Can I Lower My Risk?
The main factors that influence your risk for breast cancer include being a woman, being older (most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older), and having changes in your breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2). Most women who get breast cancer have no known risk factors and no history of the disease in their families. There are things you can do to can help lower your breast cancer risk. The Know:BRCA tool can help you assess your risk of having changes in your BRCA genes.
Although breast cancer screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you, and when you should have them.
CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than age 45 by sharing real stories about young women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Fast Facts About Breast Cancer
·         Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.
·         Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.
·         Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.

(Source of the above italicized paragraphs)

With all of that being said, ladies do your research, get your mammograms, and do your own at home examinations.  Don’t feel weird doing it, I do it every so often because you NEVER know. 
Now, moving on to the outfit.

The boots are my favorite, and I actually dressed myself up to match the boots.  They are pink realtree Justin’s from Cavenders.  I don’t wear them too often, but I love them!  They are usually a big hit too because they really are beautiful and these pictures don’t do them justice.  I wanted to pair everything with the boots that wasn’t as country as you would think.  These boots can be worn in casual outfits too, not just your typical working outfit since they’re working boots.  I thought it is safe to go with a scarf, hat, and sweater.  Of course I paired it with pink for Breast Cancer Awareness but I still think this is an outfit that you can actually wear out and not feel like you mixed and matched too much.  Also, today’s Wednesday so don’t forget to link up below!  Also, don't forget to check out the other posts for this week's Breast Cancer Awareness!


Stay tuned for the rest of this week’s Breast Cancer Awareness posts, and if you want to take a look at last years posts just click on the links below!


    An InLinkz Link-up

Style Elixir // The Fashion Canvas // Walking in Memphis in High Heels // I do deClaire //The Pleated Poppy // Because Shanna Said So // Pumps and Pushups // Pampers and Pearls // Tucker Up // Elegantly Dressed & Stylish // Garay Treasures // Ada

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  1. Those boots are so cute! And they look perfect with the scarf!

  2. Love the small splashes of pink here. They still make a great impact. Gorgeous scarf. You need to link this up with me later today for my pink-themed linkup.

    Have a great day, pretty lady!

  3. Very informational. I love your scarf and boots.

  4. Thanks for spreading the awareness. There is no one in my family with any kind of cancer so I am normally ignorant to how cancer is and dont realize how it can come to anyone. Will remember to get periodic screenings. Lovely outfit,
    Please join me for "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up now LIVE
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  5. Those boots are such scene stealers!


  6. Those boots are such scene stealers!


  7. Love those boots! I cant seem to get enough boots in the fall Pretty plaid scarf too!
    Thanks for linking up with TH Tuesday!
    jess xx

  8. Love this post. Thanks for link up.


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