Thankful Thursdays – Distributing Dignity

There are many times we have ran out of the house and forgot to grab a few extra pads or tampons, but are fortunate enough to either be able to afford to run into any store and buy a new pack or ask a friend to borrow one.  What about the other women who can’t?  It never occurred to me that homeless women did not have adequate access to what I think a lot of us take for granted – bras, pads and tampons.

 We often think if we donate enough old clothes, they should be fine right?  Maybe not.

I stumbled upon an article in Huffington Post  about this topic, and saw a local charity gathers feminine products, also including new bras with tags, and delivers them to homeless shelters in need.  I am so moved by this I want to have my own party to gather items as well to help.  If you are as sick as I am of all those invites to parties where one friend is now selling yet another fad product, put the money you were going to waste to good use.  Help out a woman that is in need.

The name of the charity in my area is Distributing Dignity.  On their site you can make donations as well, or if you are not local and feel inspired, contact local shelters and ask if they are in need of the same products.  I’m sure they will be very grateful to accept similar items as well.  Every little bit helps!

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Topical Tuesdays – High Cost of Brasier Living

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We all have that drawer or space devoted to our bras.  Whether they are fancy, high end, or barely being held together by the last bit of elastic and cheap wire, we rarely feel right in them, and tend to have so many that parting sometimes can be a sweet sorrow.  Each store has numerous styles, names, and fits to hold up two friends of ours that barely get along.  They don’t even look the same, let alone want to be held up all night by a sometimes constricting torture device.  They make us feel sexy, scared, supportive, yet most of us have no clue what we are doing in the lingerie department.  I know some women wish they came with instructions, or at least let there be more of a standard across the board when it comes to fits and sizes.

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Weekend Adventures

I hope you had a great, safe, and adventurous weekend!  Saturday night I visited the restaurant Divan Turkish Grill.  It has a small intimate feel, hookah, great food, and drinks.  It’s also a BYOB!  You can’t beat that right? It’s located right off 6th and South Street in South Philly.  If you’re in the area traveling or live there and are tired of the usual, check them out.

Saturday night they had a DJ who ended up playing The Smiths after some negotiations, and a nice size group having a great time.  This is the side of Philly I enjoy.  I ended up wearing all black – black off the shoulder top, leggings, black boots with silver accessories.

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I’ve had this top for years and love it.  I just wish the bottom was more fitted.  I’ve added belts to it in the past but the top isn’t cut properly for it.

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This is a closeup of my necklace.  I rarely get to wear it because it’s a bit too super fancy for grocery shopping at Target, even though it’s costume jewelry.  I figured I’d break it out for a night out downtown.  Yeah, those are bra straps because strapless bras absolutely suck no matter your size.  I configured a bra to become a halter style bra and let the shown straps become part of the outfit.

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My very delicious cosmo!  It’s my favorite drink.

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A bit of the background of the place and my super serious conversation face.  It got intense.  haha

I hope you had some fashionably good fun this weekend!