#CharlieWins

This weeks post is dedicated to a woman that I have had the pleasure of connecting with through my roommate.  Her name is Charlie and she is a breast cancer survivor. I wanted to dedicate this post not only to her, but also her amazing group of friends…who are also quite fashionable! As a bit of background when Charlie was diagnosed with breast cancer her friends threw her a “wig party” at a local pub in town before starting her first round of chemo in November.  Had to note the adorable invitation that Christina, designer, Lilly Pad Boutiqe created for the event.  Click the link for their website http://lilypadboutiquedesigns.com/

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Lily Pad Boutique

My inner Nikki Minaj definetely came out that weekend with a hot pink wig that I had selected for myself. Below is the photo from the night with the amazing Charlie front and center in that killer tutu. 

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“Get Our Wig On” Party for Charlie!

This past weekend Charlie and her best friends gathered to celebrate her last round of chemo.  The party definetely continued and all were dressed their best and ready to party!  For these kind of occasions outfit choices should of course consist of bold prints, killer shoes, and you can’t forget those unique accessories.  Erin pictured on the right is wearing Target brand black and gold leggings on sale for under $10, statement necklace from Charming Charlies, suede booties from Target under $30, pleather blazer brand NY & Co. on consignment under $20, and tunic black top from JCrew Outlet under $30.   Her best friend Carrie is pictured on the left wearing Sydney booties on consignment for under $25, chevron tunic dress on consignment for under $20, peplum jacket from NY & Co. under $40, and statement necklace from JCrew on consignment for under $30:

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Pictured left, Carrie & pictured right Erin
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From left to right: Charlie, Carrie, & Erin

Charlie’s wig pictured above is from, Amy of Denmark, a company that makes custom wigs for cancer patients.  The unique part of this company is that you can have your friends or loved ones donate their hair to create the wig! Cara & Aimee, two of Charlies friends, donated theirs for her wig.  Click the link for the company’s website amyofdenmarkwigs.com

For the short time that I have known Charlie, she is definetely a person you don’t forget.  Her amazing sense of humor and upbeat personality is definetely contagious.  Thank you Charlie for letting me post about your journey and the support of your beautiful friends. As in the words of Charlie, “Save the women, not the tatas”

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