Is it really October already? Are we seriously down to the last three months of 2016? October is a busy month for me in ministry because it is church anniversary month and my Apostle’s birthday celebration. Not to mention this is national Clergy Appreciation Month. In addition, people all across the country are walking, running, and donating this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
It is estimated that 1 in every 8 women will battle Breast Cancer in their lifetime. It is a disease that has claimed the lives of so many women and has torn apart numerous families. All month long city buildings, major companies, churches, and other organizations encourage us all to wear pink in honor of those we’ve lost, in tribute to those who’ve survived, and the efforts to find a cure for the disease.
Aside from these major observances, October is also the designated month for Domestic Violence Awareness. This is a cause that near and dear to my heart as I have seen firsthand the damage such violence can do to famlies. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic abuse in her life time. This means domestic violence is a more likely threat for a woman than a diagnosis of breast cancer, and just as fatal.
The official color of domestic violence support is purple, which has inspired today’s look. It’s my small way of honoring the many women (and the 1 in 7 men) who have bravely faced the horror of abuse. This super comfy pleated purple dress and satin lace up booties are the perfect remedy for a case of the Monday’s. The jewel toned shoes and the leather sleeved blazer add an edge to the overall look and a dose of fierce to my mood.
Let’s make today a great one and remember to show your support by wearing your purple! XO – Kira
Dress//Jessica Simpson , Shoes//J. Lo , Blazer//H&M , Jewelry//Macy’s