Thursday, December 18, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

The Modcloth Holiday Sweater Guide!!

We've been on a slight hiatus, but this is the perfect return.  Not only is it the holiday season, but the temperatures are just right for cute sweaters without the mummified look to stay warm.  In our holiday partnership with Modcloth, we're giving you one of our favorite looks in this drummer boy sweater, paired with a few other MC faves.  

Let's pick this casual holiday party look apart:
The Sweater--this is a classic holiday staple and perfect for an "ugly" seater party--although this pick is quite cute!  The colors are neutral, so they'd go well with leggings, as shown, or jeans--colored or blue denim.

The Fun Hat--the bow is festive and fun.  This hat takes the outfit to a new level.  The piece serves as fashion and function.

The Scarf--simply complementary because of the colors, but let us not forget, it's cold!

The Statement Glasses--these are fun, too.  Why not add a fun accessory to jazz things up a bit?!

ModCloth Style Board

Holiday sweater

Black tight

Ankle boots

Silver ring

Tartan shawl

Beret cap

Retro eyeglass

The Booties--they're just plain cute.  The zippers are nice accents to the ruffles, while the pop of red at the feet keeps the outfit spirited from head to tow.

The Cheveron Ring--big, fun rings are our fashionmark, so they're a must.  Why leave the hands unattended!?

Check out more from ModCloth in their Holiday Gift Guide and their full sweater collection, and share looks you like with us!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Start-Up Design: Tools for Fashion Designers--

The Fashion Law Society at John Marshall Law School in Chicago is at it again.  After putting on their 2nd Annual Fashion Law Symposium this past Spring, they are once again making their mark in the Windy City fashion industry.

This seminar is sure to be a necessity for designers--and a fun networking opportunity, too.  Check it out!

Starting a business in the fashion industry? Are you a designer or wishing to open a retail shop or both? What rights do you have to your designs? What protections do you need as a business owner of a retail shop? It is more than a creative vision. Assortments of legal issues come in every size and in a variety of different colors.  From structuring your company, agreements with buyers even registering the related Trademarks. There are numerous legal considerations someone interested in starting a business in the fashion industry should take.  Understanding these legal considerations will allow you to plan for the future and structure and strengthen your business in a way that will help you to succeed.
Join the John Marshall Fashion Law Society for ‘Design Business’ on November 20th at 5:30 at the John Marshall Law School. The event will feature presentation from the John Marshall Trademark Clinic and Patent Clinic regarding Intellectual Property issues as they relate to design, as well as a presentation from the Business Enterprise Law Clinic regarding business entities and essential agreements for business dealings within the industry.  After the presentations there will be an opportunity to participate in client intake interviews with the legal clinics at possibly get your legal concerns handled. The event will equip you with the knowledge you need to take your business to the next step. Please join us and lets talk business!
RSVP here!


Monday, November 10, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month--  

We always find it extremely important to discuss diabetes, as it affects million of Americans. Diabetes is a group of diseases, characterized by high blood glucose levels, resulting from the body's deficiency in producing insulin.

As we all work to raise awareness about diabetes, there are some essential things you should know:

There are three types of diabetes:
-Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are older than age 20. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown. Genetics, viruses, and autoimmune problems may play a role.
-Type 2 diabetes is far more common than Type 1. It makes up most of diabetes cases. It usually occurs in adulthood, but young people are increasingly being diagnosed with this disease. The pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels normal, often because the body does not respond well to insulin. Many people with Type 2 diabetes do not know they have it, although it is a serious condition. 
  *Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to increasing obesity and failure to exercise.
-Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans.

Diabetes can be from a number of sources. 
Diabetes can based on diet, genetics, access to health care and healthy food, or a combination of the 3.

Diabetes does not have a cure and needs continued awareness.   
As greater efforts and funding is put into diabetes research, we can get closer to combating its prevalence.  

Awareness and action make diabetes manageable.
Visit your doctor regularly and make sure you are doing the right things to remain healthy.  Eating right, watching your sugar intake, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle--including physical activity, will keep you in control of diabetes--not the other way around.

Diabetes is an everyday condition, impacting people we all know and love.  
Well-known fighters include Patti LaBelle, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Halle Berry, Bret Michaels, Nick Jonas, and Larry King.  They don't let it stop them.  No one should.

Take diabetes seriously.  It could be your condition or the condition of someone close to you, but it affects us all.

Here's some helpful resources:
Diabetes Efforts in Your Area
Diabetes Blog 
Diabetes Research Tool 
American Diabetes Association 
Diabetes for Your Life

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Pink

Pink Partnerships and Products--

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are plenty of opportunities to get the word out about prevention, risk assessment, and more.  It's also a great time to raise money for research.  Both Purposed for Pink and Bright Pink are going their part.  

Check them out!



It's October and as you know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

I believe that together we can make a difference, so my mission has become raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research and Programs
I like to invite others to contribute to the campaign even if they can’t physically attend my annual Pink Party.

My request is simple: please consider making a donation and feel free to also to share the link with your friends!
You can donate quickly and easily online through the donation link below:
Most companies match individual donations of $25 or more, so please make sure to request a Matching Gifts form.
Thank you in advance!


Bright Pink


We are proud to share our 2014 cause marketing sponsors. Click on each sponsor to learn how to support us through these collaborations.

Paul Mitchell

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell is introducing the Limited Edition Pink Out Loud! Collection, giving select styles special packaging in support of Bright Pink. Additionally, thousands of Paul Mitchell Future Professionals will be educated on breast & ovarian health basics and will fundraise to benefit Bright Pink.


Aerie is excited to debut the Limited-Edition Bright Pink Charley Bra in stores and online starting 9/25/14, with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. Customers will also have the opportunity to make a contribution at register and those that donate $5 or more will be gifted an Aerie Bright Pink lipgloss.


eBay users can support Bright Pink’s mission year-round with the click of a button. Integrated into eBay's regular buying and selling platform, eBay Giving Works allows sellers to donate a portion of their sales and buyers to give as little as $1 at checkout. From 9/29-10/9, bid on a chance to golf with LPGA star Natalie Gulbis!


Bright Pink is one of this year’s beneficiaries for Yoplait’s Friends in the Fight program. Select Yoplait product lids turn pink and carry a code that allows you to go online and direct 10¢ of Yoplait’s total $350,000 donation. Look for Pink Lid products in stores starting 10/1/14. Codes may be redeemed until 3/31/15.

Dirty Girl

Bright Pink is proud to be the charitable beneficiary of Dirty Girl Mud Run. Throughout 2014, hundreds of thousands of women at races nationwide learned how to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. Get dirty in the name of raising awareness for Bright Pink.


In May of 2014, Westfield Corporation Shopping Centers across the country celebrated VIPink Weekend, educating over one million shoppers and raising nearly $100,000 for Bright Pink. Beginning this fall, Bright Pink will have year-round, in-center breast & ovarian health education at 38 Westfield centers nationwide.

Under Armour

Under Armour proudly supports Bright Pink’s commitment to empowering women to live proactively. Under Armour Ambassador and world- renowned yogi Kathryn Budig proudly headlined FabFest Chicago 2014.

Kentucky Oaks

Bright Pink is proud to be the charitable beneficiary of the 140th & 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks. The annual Pink Out festivities feature a survivor's parade, life-saving education and more. Join us at The Oaks on May 1, 2015!


Ello is proud to present the Bright Pink® product line of BPA-free glass water bottles and coffee tumblers. The four-piece collection is available at Target stores nationwide and online at 8% of proceeds benefit Bright Pink.


Bright Pink was proud to be the WNBA’s community partner for WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week. From July 28 - August 3, 2014 Bright Pink’s life-saving education was featured in arena concourses, on video boards, in broadcast and on social media during 12 WNBA games nationwide.


Brunswick is proud to support Bright Pink with their limited edition Bright Pink cue sticks, available for purchase online and at authorized Brunswick retailers nationwide. $10 from the sale of each pink cue, as well as $50 from the sale of each pink table tennis table, will benefit Bright Pink.


This fall, ACURE educators will support Bright Pink’s high-risk communities by providing complimentary skin consultations to women at Experiential Outreach Groups nationwide. Additionally, ACURE’s natural skincare products were included in FabFest participant gift bags.
Bright Pink


To learn more about becoming a sponsor, click here or

Monday, October 20, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

The Protagonists--A Night with Fashion Stars!

If you're excited about Ms. Diane von Furstenberg's new show, House of DVF, on E! you need to get this event on your calender.  The Fashion Group International is sponsoring an awesome night of fashion this Thursday, and you don't want to miss it!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 8 Things to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness--

What a great reason to bring back Tuesday Tops!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Despite the month having 31 days, this is something we must be aware of all year long.  

As we've shared before, there are some essentials about the condition, and what we can all do to fight it.  

1.  Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It affects millions of women, and thankfully gets the needed attention to fight its surge.  

2.  Regular doctor visits and mammograms for women over the age of 40 are critical in breast health.  If you are at risk for breast cancer, because of a history of the condition in your family, you should have mammograms sooner for early detection.  Many insurance companies have improved coverage for breast health, and social service centers are helping out as well.  Check our local area for more.  

3. Real Talk With Felicia is a major player in the fight against breast cancer through their fundraising arm, Purposed for Pink.  Purposed For Pink raises money for breast cancer research in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen efforts for combating this crippling condition. 

4. We are launching a fashion for a cause campaign this month, raising awareness through our style on Wednesdays.  Share your pics on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook with the hashtags!


5. Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.  We must get these numbers lower.  

6. Breast cancer impacts us all. Approximately 1,700 men ill also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.  This isn't just about the ladies, gents.  

7. You can help fight this disease and get closer to a cure.  Make a donation, or consult your local breast cancer awareness foundation to volunteer some time.
Click here to get your pink tee from Real Talk with Felicia

8.  You can enjoy while you contribute.  Pretty City is for the 9th year having their $31 "Pretty in Pink" spa treatment special. You can also learn more about breast and ovarian cancer awareness, risk factors and reduction tactics from Bright Pink.  These 2 organizations have long worked to support breast cancer awareness, and you can be a part...while getting a mani, pedi, massage and more!
Book your appointment in your city now!

Join in the fight.

Monday, October 6, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Purple

Powerful Things to Know About Domestic Violence Awareness--

As we know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's important we share key facts about domestic violence, so we all can work on a cure.  You've seen some of these facts before, but they are no less important!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) grew out of the "Day of Unity" in October 1981, by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The vision was to connect advocates across the country, working to end violence against women and their children. Like many other causes, such a short time to promote awareness was not long enough, so all of October is now dedicated to this cause.

Domestic violence is an unfortunate circumstance in far too many homes across America.  In order to fight this epidemic we must educate and spread the word.

Here's what you should know:

1. Domestic violence sees no race, color, ethnic background, or economic status.  It affects people in all walks of life.  Men are also impacted, not just women and children.

2. Domestic violence is cyclical.  Although many who are abused feel pain and resent their abusers, they often go on to repeat the behavior.  For children, it is often the only way they know.  Without education and therapy to deal with the circumstance, the problem can perpetuate.

3. Due to lack of resources, the number of survivors to whom local Coalitions Against Domestic Violence (CADV) have provided shelter has decreased by 20%, while the number of victims turned away has increased by 16% over the last four years.  In the last year alone CADVs saw a drastic 12% drop in the number survivors who obtained safe, emergency shelter. Despite this fact, survivors and their children received over 522,000 hours of service last year alone. 

4. Help is available at all times.  Victims, and even offenders who know they need help, may not know where to turn.  To get things rolling, anyone can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-799-SAFE.  

5.  Safety Plans help.  The hotline is an amazing tool, but creating safety plans takes things a step further.  The plan will help victims route their escape from pain and chart their journey to a better life.  Plans can include starting a separate savings account, thinking of exit routes from the home, avoiding arguments where weapons are readily accessible, i.e. the kitchen, and having someone available at all times to pick you up or be home when you need them.  For more ideas, click here.

6. There's always a hope for change.  No matter how tough the situation appears; for you or someone you're witnessing, various outlets are available to stop the cycle and give families strength. 

We all should become as educated as possible on the signs and resolutions for domestic violence.  If you are experiencing or sensing signs---say or do something.  Don't wait. With so many tough circumstances to face these days, violence among loved ones is never one we need.

***Don't forget about our colors campaign this month!


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