In our daily life, we often get caught in the wants rather than need. Some of us want designer outfit from head to toe, others want a fabulous seaside property, or a bigger sportier car, 5 carats diamond rings and one thousand and one more wants that we can come up with, that we tend to loose the bigger picture that is, to be able to enjoy the wants we have to have one thing that we need most - good health.
Last week, Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has shockingly revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer after her doctors calculated that she had an 87 percent risk for it. Such a brave move. It made me think that how many of us took our own health for granted? In our busy daily lives it is easy to forget or brush aside totally the importance of a regular check ups and tests that could save our lives. After the age of 40, women are more open to breast cancer risks but with that said, this does not mean you are 100% safe if you are under 40. Breast cancer can attack anyone of us, bigger risk if we have the established risk factors like family history, genetic, lack of exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking, to name a few.
I had a scare a few years ago when my doctor found a suspicious cluster in one of my breast during a regular check up. We decided to go ahead with a biopsy just to make sure it was not cancerous. It was a stressful time in my life but I am glad I went for the check up and did the biopsy that later determined that it was not a cancer cell. Through this experience I learned to be more aware of my breasts and follow up with my 6 monthly check up religiously until now. If you haven't done any check up or has been missing on your regular visit to the doctor, please make time to do so.. it could safe your lives.
So, this week I decided to dedicate this outfit post to this courageous and beautiful woman Angelina Jolie. Jolie has always been known for her classic style. She's mostly comfortable in her blacks, whites and greys but once in a while she'd shine in colors. I chose this outfit above as an inspiration of this week's outfit because of its simple clean lines and crisp white that in my opinion she does so well. Also it gives me a chance to feature once again my white cotton blazer that I love so much! This is truly a Spring/Summer staple as it is light and made of breathable cotton and the color white is such an icon for the season.
:: Wearing ::
Michael Kors pants