19 May 2013

To LIFE! - Sleek and Crisp

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 ::

Stradivarius blazer
Zara tank
Michael Kors pants
Coach pumps
H&M jewelry

85 comments:

  1. Oh, you look so chic in white! Really really love this outfit on you!!
    I DO take a lot for granted...especially my health. The word 'cancer' is almost like a death sentence to me. I lost my mom & my grandfather to cancer. Always in the back of my mind but preferring to keep it there. I'm glad Jolie came out with her story. It has encouraged many conversation about the dreaded disease.

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    1. It is the number 1 killer, lets just hope that it will not come to us all :)

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  2. you re so beautiful in white!
    Like this post!

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  3. I am so glad, everything is ok after your biopsy! I just received the result that nothing suspicious has been found following my mammogram last week. What a relief.

    Your white outfit is absolutely stunning!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
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  4. You look amazing in this outfit and what a fitting tribute to Angelina Jolie. It great courage to make the decisions she did.

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  5. Great outfit and shades, I love it!

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  6. wow didn't know that about angelina!! love this post for her and her bravery and you look fabulous. Thank you for stopping by my space as well xxxx

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  7. You look gorgeous! I love that outfit.

    Kim,USA

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  8. I never take my health for granted. I'm so glad that your "scare" turned out to be unfounded and that you remain healthy.
    White is so amazing on your skin tone! You look gorgeous - as always ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  9. You look so beautiful! And I am happy your scare turned out to be benign. Thank you for these reminders and for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  10. such a classy chic look!! Loving the all white!

    and indeed, AJ is such an amazing woman raising awareness among all of us.


    Stylejourneys

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  11. You look lovely in all white. I guess this would be ideal living in Dubai.

    Cancer is scary and getting diagnosed early is key. I'm so happy it was benign.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  12. You look totally chic in your all-white ensemble...a true tribute to health and Angelina Jolie! Not everyone can carry that off, myself included, but you do it beautifully!

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  13. I've always admired Angelina: her beauty, her decisions, her attitude. It was so brave of her to make such a confession. But that was the right thing to do cause it will help so many women.
    I like your outfit in white, this is classic colour for summer and looks great on you.

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    1. I hope what she did would bring more awareness to women all over the world, we are worthy!

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  14. You look gorgeous in white. I must break out my white blazer and wear it more often.

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  15. Angelina is such an incredible woman! And your look is amazing as well. You look so chic!

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  16. I truly admire Angelina and all the good charity work she does and I hope thanks to her, more women will be aware and get inspired. I haven't had any mammogram yet as I'm below 40 but being adopted and not having any medical history to rely on, I do feel I perhaps should not wait until next year! Lovely outfit as always! X

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    1. Maybe for now a yearly ultrasound can help since you are below 40. I do 6 monthly ultrasound and yearly mammo on doctor's advice.

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  17. Love you in all-white. Beautiful, classic look! And I also admire Angelina for taking action and talking about her experience. I also lost my mother to ovarian cancer at the age of 50 so anything one can do to prevent it from happening is a good thing.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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    1. Cancer hits so many of us and that's the scary part. Sometimes even those who live healthy and without any significant risk get cancer

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  18. Wonderful and insightful post. Being married to a husband who was has gone through cancer treatments, we have learned what a blessing good health really means. We have also learned to live each day to the fullest. Your stunning white on white is just that, stunning. You are one classy lady.

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    1. I hope everything is ok with your husband now, Trina.. life is short, make it full and sweet they say :)

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  19. Hi there- a very inspiring post and I had a lump in my breast about 7 years ago, not cancerous fortunately. I really like your outfit choice too, white is very flattering and stylish on you xx

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    1. Thank God for that Sharon.. stay healthy!

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  20. Crisp, Clean & Gorgeous in White, Ida. You do have the Angelina Effect for sure. This look reminds me of your All-Black Look you submitted for My BDay.

    Have a Great New Week!

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    1. Aww, thanks Ada! I am so into monochromatic look these days :)

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  21. Not only to take this step but also to make it public is very brave and I admire Angelina that she did it. Like you and Olga I think that will make many women think about precaution. And more it will encourage many women in the same situation to agree their body as it is, without breast, and not to hide themselves because of shame.
    You do an wonderful interpretion of Angelinas great style. You too look marvellous in classy white.

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  22. I think Angelina did an important step to make other women being more cautious and going to a routine to get their breasts checked. Very brave and it jus shows that she is not such a great style icon but witha great ambassador function for others.

    Mrs C I really think you mastered to look so fabulous in this white ensemble, its clean and simply chic.


    Ani
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  23. First of all, I think it is incredible. I can't imagine how hard it would be to make that decision. Good for her though. Secondly, you look gorgeous. This look is fabulous.

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  24. Lovely <3
    Maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know:)

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  25. you really got her look there girl! you look great i love the all white outfit

    Link up your Facebook Fan Page

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  26. I agree that she is very brave for doing so but how many more cancers can she have? Honestly, if they calculate risk of you developing a skin cancer at 95%, whatcha gonna do then?
    I'm all for preventive medicine and trying to do our best but removing BOTH your breasts only because there is a chance, is kind of too much I think. My personal opinion.
    Love the all white outfit

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    1. I agree with you in some point, I guess she decided to do so because of the number. 87% is really high, it is like at some point of her life she will have breast cancer. If she were to have 50/50 chance maybe she'll take the chance and keep her breast, who knows? :)

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  27. Hey thats a lovely look..love your all white outfit :)


    -Renisha
    She Rockin Them Stilettos

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  28. Oh, those shoes! I'm just a lover of all things Coach .. <3

    monica
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  29. You shine bright in this outfit !! I can totally relate to you on this topic :)

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  30. Loving this beautiful and refreshing all white outfit on you. A few years ago my mom had a similar experience and underwent a double mastectomy. Now we don't have to worry about her having cancer and she can live a long and fulfilling life. I wouldn't trade that for anything.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I am very happy for you and your mom, Yi-Chia

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  31. I love your take on her outfit.
    She is brave, I've always beena fan of hers

    xoxo, Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  32. Gorgeous outfit! And she really was inspiring with her revelation. I've had the same results as you with mammograms and it's nice she again brought this to light. This was a nice way to pay tribute to her... and you look just as amazing! kudos!

    XO ~Kim & chloe @ popcosmo.com

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    1. Glad it was just benign for you too, Kim :)

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  33. Oh my,who wouldn't love this!Well done,babe!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  34. AMAZING replication; so timeless and chic! Breast cancer is such a scary ordeal; I lost my grandmother to her second fight with breast cancer so I know how important those check ups are. Scary to know how prominent the sickness is. :(

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  35. I adore the all white look! You did a fantastic job paying homage to Angie and staying true to yourself as well.

    xo,
    Alyssa

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  36. You look lovely, so simple and elegant! I agree that health cannot be taken for granted. I do regular self-exams and get mammograms every year. I applaud Angeline Jolie for being open about her health and decision.

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  37. Sweet, chic and stylish ;)
    great :D

    xoxo

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  38. Great homage to a brave and conscientious woman. You look so pitch-perfect in your choice of pieces. She would be pleased that you are helping get this message out and about.
    You also have to know that so few of us could pull this very sophisticated look off the way you do.
    I had a similar scare and all was well, but it's kept my awareness high. My worry has been being able to afford treatment ... that's what I regard as the next important step. Every woman needs access to healthcare.
    Thanks for spreading the word.

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    1. Well said, Jan.. what good of being aware and updated on all possible care if they are out of reach. Healthcare should be a right for every living soul. Thanks for your sweet compliments :)

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  39. Wow, I love everything about this. From the incredible message to the gorgeous white on white. You are a class act all around.

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  40. Hi! Wow, you really nailed that outfit. I love the white on white and it looks really great on you. Thank-you so much for wishing me a happy birthday. I really love to hear from my readers.

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  41. Mrs C, what a great post! I love Angelina. Everything she does has some sort of effect on society. You look great in this ensemble and you have no fat in your tummy. You should do a post on how you keep fit. :)

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jo :) I have no choice but to work out, I love my food to much to diet ;) Maybe I'll post something someday :)

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  42. Inspiring post. Thank you for sharing your story.Your all white ensemble is so chic and on point with Angelina Jolie's style.

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  43. Such a great reminder about life and what really matters.:) I absolutely love your all white ensemble. SO CHIC!!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  44. I love your chic look as well as the wonderful message behind it! I thought it was great that she took such extensive preventative measures, and I'm glad that it will bring awareness to the fact that many women don't even get checked periodically. Loved this post and your look!! xo

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, Jacy. It is one thing to be aware of the risk and all but getting oneself checked is another

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  45. Angelina is one exceptional woman.....I admire her choices even though they might seem stupid at a certain time. She has proven once again that her beauty is not skin deep & I'm so happy to see that her love affair with Brad Pitt has moved up to another level with the mastectomy. Thanks for this post Mrs. C.....it's such an eye opener at a time when we take a lot of more important things for granted.


    Rebecca
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  46. The all white outfit is SO chic! I'm very glad to hear that your biopsy turned out to be non cancerous.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  47. Loving the all white look, super chic!

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  48. I'm so in awe of Angelina! Thanks for acknowledging this brave act of doing it and then telling the world about it. You look every bit as glamorous as she did in your all white outfit. Love it!

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  49. You look so cool...In every way. Stay well!

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  50. Wow. Patti did the all white thing this week also! Both of you look great; white is always chic. I don't dare--it would be dirty by the time I left the house!

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  51. Goodness me, what a beautiful look! So glad you shared your health scare, too many women take their health for granted. xxx

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  52. great dedication post. I admire her choice and her dedication to make her life full.
    Love the crisp white outfit on you.
    xo
    nancy

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  53. Oh my, gorgeous!!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  54. WOW you look insanely chic and amazingly beautiful! You make me want to run out and replicate this outfit right now! white on white is so chic! and so are you!! xo

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  55. You look great all in white. It must be really hot in Dubai. You carry "all white" well.

    I'm glad you are okay. I've been really bad about my check ups. I need to go.

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  56. Beautiful!
    I’m hosting my first shoe giveaway on my blog…
    Can’t wait to see you there, good luck!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  57. You look great, I really appreciate Angelina for what she's doing! :)

    Love,
    Becky

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  58. WOW..love ur white suit! just outstanding!!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  59. Woooow, you did a perfect job. That outfit and you look amazing. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  60. i've always thought angelina to be pretty amazing. nice tribute to her...i love your all white look!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  61. Such a beautiful white look, you look great!
    Ginny

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  62. So pretty and chic! It's really admirable what Angelina Jolie has done to increase awareness about breast cancer!

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  63. I totally agree that it was a bold move for her. She was very brave to share her story. I am sure it inspired and touched a lot of people.

    On another note, I absolutely LOVE your outfit! I am adding you to Bloglovin' now.

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  64. this is a lovely idea, and you look great! thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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  65. I love that look...all white suit. The breast cancer is certainly a very important subject so it is always good choice to talk about it...I do understand her choice. We all have to do what is best for our health and often it is not the easiest of decisions.

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  66. You are totally channeling Angelina in that outfit! Gorgeous!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  67. I love the simple elegance of this outfit. You are a class act!

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