Wendy Mignot donates 100% of the profit of TaTa necklace sales

#WenyMignot Tata necklace for breast cancer survivor support
Handmade Tata necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

Breast cancer facts

Medical statistics indicate that one in eight women will get breast cancer during her life. This means 12.5% of all women will have to fight the battle with breast cancer! My maternal grandma was one of them. It was breast cancer that gave her the name “Aua Oma” because she was always in pain. “Aua” is the German word for ouch, “Oma” means granny. At that time in the mid 60s, breast cancer patients had no support whatsoever. On the contrary, they were invisible, in hide.

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Gift box and certificate of authenticity of the Tata necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

Even when breast cancer hasn’t hit “home front”, i.e. you or a family member, everyone knows several women who are breast cancer survivors. As long as we don’t have a mean that protects women from getting breast cancer, it is important to be aware of the risk, pay attention to screening, support breast cancer research, treatment and survivors. The latter three become especially important in times of low funding for research, treatment and general support.

Wendy Mignot’s pink Tata necklace benefits Breast Cancer survivors

Jewelry designer Wendy Mignot is a very active supporter of breast cancer survivors. This year, she is donating 100% of the profits of her new Pink TaTa’s Freshwater Pearl Necklace to benefit Breast Cancer survivors and she invites you to join the cause! The handcrafted necklace features a double freshwater pearl drop with champagne pearl accent on natural hand-rolled leather. The necklace is available in 16″, 18″, and 20″ (41 cm, 46 cm, 51 cm) length, and retails for $100.

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Zoom-in on the pink Tata pink pearl leather necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

Starting October 1st, all profits from the sale of her brand new Pink TaTa’s Necklace will go directly to benefit Seymour Pink, a national charitable organization started by Wendy Mignot’s high school teacher from her hometown, Seymour, CT. This means you can get easily involved in supporting breast cancer survivors by purchasing one of the TaTa necklaces. Tweet about this. At the same time, you show your support for breast cancer survivors and raise breast cancer awareness in a stylish way whenever you wear the necklace.

Support can be stylish

The combination of leather and pearls has a little edge and hence is a classic with a very modern twist. The pearls have a great luster. The design makes the pink TaTa necklace very versatile, and the necklace works with all kinds of style. It dresses up a pair of jeans and a T-shirt from casual to posh for the weekend. It is a great addition to a Bohemian dress and works as a statement necklace at the office with a sheath dress or over a sweater. The short version is perfect with a blouse when keeping the upper two buttons open. The longest version of the necklace is a perfect styling touch with a sweater dress or with leggings and a long sweater for the weekend.

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Work outfit with apt9 sweater, Jay Jacobs skirt suit, statement belt, Calvin Klein block heel pumps (all own), wooden sport watch c/o Jord, and pink tata necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

Other ways to support Wendy’s campaign

The ageless design makes the necklace also a great gift for your bff, daughter(s) or teenage grand daughters. The Wendy Mignot necklace comes in a nice gift box and with certificate of authenticity. Since this handmade beauty is a limited edition, the value may increase with time.

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Side view of office outfit with apt9 sweater, Jay Jacobs skirt and vest, statement belt, Calvin Klein block heel pumps (all own), wooden sport watch c/o Jord, and pink tata necklace c/o Wendy Mignot

How would you style the pink TaTa necklace? Let me know, I am curious.
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Burberry London motorcycle lodden coat, Celine tote, leather gloves, and Calvin Klein pumps (all own)

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Photos: G. Kramm (2016)

Disclosure: The TaTa necklace is a sample from Wendy Mignot. The post is not endorsed by her. I wrote it myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

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Shein bomber jacket review | linkup

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Olive bomber jacket c/o Shein with self-sewn floral print dress

My love for bomber jacket goes back to when I was a teenager. There was a sailing plane field about 16 miles (26 km) away from my parents’ house. I liked to bike out there to watch the sailing planes starting and landing. Many of the pilots wore shark gray leather bomber jackets with a pen pocket on one of the sleeves and orange satin lining. I thought that the women looked so cool in these jackets. Especially, when they were wearing it over a white T-shirt with dark jeans and white sneakers.

Shein bomber jacket details

Thus, when Shein asked me to feature one of their items this olive green bomber jacket directly caught my attention. It has a pocket on the left sleeve and pockets for the hands in the front. The Shein bomber jacket closes with a zipper that zips well. The zipper on the arm pocket also works well. I was positively surprised that the jacket is fully lined. The bomber has a knit stand collar and the sleeves have knit wristbands. The shiny fabric is full on trend this fall/winter season. The jacket’s fabric is 100% polyester.

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Side view of olive bomber jacket with sleeve pockets c/o Shein over own floral print dress

Shein olive bomber jacket is versatile

The bomber jacket’s neutral olive color provides many styling options. In this post, I styled a floral summer dress for fall by adding an extra layer with the bomber jacket. The color of the jacket picks up the greens of the dress. Next time, I will try to combine the bomber with my BF jeans and a pink sweater. I also like to combine olive with red. Of course, the white T-shirt with dark jeans and the olive bomber jacket are on my outfit idea list. The tightly woven fabric makes the jacket a great wind breaker too.

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Back view of olive bomber jacket c/o Shein and own floral print dress

Size, fitr and color

I got the jacket in size S as the size reference suggested this size according to my measures. I am glad I checked the chart as the bomber jacket fits well. Thus, I highly recommend checking the size chart and ordering accordingly. The bomber jacket comes in four different colors, olive like in the outfit photos shown in this post, black, (very light) pink, and (dark) green.

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Zoom-in on the bomber jacket zipper up

Prize-performance ratio

I don’t know why, but the different color versions have different pricing. At the moment, they are all on sale. The olive, black, green and pink version cost $26.99, $25.99, $24.25, and $25.99, respectively. The bomber jacket is great to update a solid wardrobe of basics with a trendy item in a classic cut. I expect to wear the jacket at least every two weeks this fall/winter season and as a cover-up during the winter to spring transition. Under these assumptions, I would wear the Shein bomber jacket about 16 to 20 times until end of May. Since the jacket also makes a great wind breaker, I imagine to get also some wear out of it on windy summer days. Thus, the cost per wear would be somewhere between $1.35 and $1.70. This price is acceptable for a trendy wardrobe addition, especially, as the craftsmanship of the bomber is very good.

In a nutshell:

If I had paid for the item, I wouldn’t have regretted buying it to update my wardrobe with a trend.

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