Survivor SoireeMay 22, 2017 / byJaney / Categories : Feeds
Once again, it’s been a spell. Well, when I mentioned feeling better last time, enough to go out, I basically expelled all my energy and ended up right back at square one with my spring cold. But now I’m feeling much better! And just in time to celebrate a very special event! Five years ago my dear friend, Star, had a life saving operation that was linked to endometriosis. She enjoyed celebrating the anniversary by going to Disneyland, and invited her friends to join her, asking only that they add a bit of yellow to their outfit, as yellow the color that represents endometriosis awareness. When one of our friends, Samantha of Match Accessories, was diagnosed with leukemia (more can be read about Match and Sam’s battle here), the focus shifted away from strictly endometriosis awareness to general chronic illness awareness, and those attending could wear a color that was linked to the illness they wished to represent.
Star is one of the earliest friends I made after moving to California, and I don’t wear yellow often, so this event is a nice opportunity to showcase any yellow I have, as well as show support for her, and raise awareness. Additionally, Samantha of Match has been a shining light in the Disney community, among being one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know, so when I saw this dress with both yellow and orange (which represents leukemia) I knew it was the dress for the occasion! I also adore the cut! The colors also worked well for a parasol I’ve been wanting to make for awhile, which is one featuring Lambert from the 1952 Disney short Lambert the Sheepish Lion.
As you can see many of us still stuck to yellow. Which I think aided in our mission of awareness because we had a lot of people ask why there were so many of us wearing yellow, and we could share our stories.
Filed under: Disneyland, Fashion & Style Tagged: #ribbonsforsam, 1950s, cancer awareness, chronic illness awareness, Disneyland, endometriosis awareness, leukemia awareness, Match accessories, outfit post, Ribbons for Sam, square dancing dress, vintage, vintage clothing, vintage fashion, vintage style, western
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