October 19, 2011

Purple for a Cause

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{Top: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Cardigan: J Crew, Tights: Gap, Boots: Steve Madden}

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Typically, I'm all run on sentences and bad grammar over here, but today I'd like to be more serious. I'm wearing purple for a cause. My dear friend Suze works for a domestic violence shelter in Michigan so when she asked me to wear purple today in support for Domestic Violence Awareness month I gladly agreed.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
1 in 3 families are affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors — physical, sexual, psychological, and economic coercion — used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.

If you are in danger, please call 911, your local hotline, or (in the U.S.) the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224.


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  1. Jen - House Of JeffersOctober 19, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    I think it's great that your helping your friend... and for such a good cause. You look lovely!


  2. Love the top

  3. Great purple skirt and great cause to be wearing it for. Not only will people comment all day on what you have on but that will allow you the opportunity to spread the word about domestic violence.  Inspirational!

  4. Thanks for wearing purple Liz! You look fabulous and I appreciate that you were willing to participate and help me spread the word. You're a great friend! And now I know to pair that top with purple (since, you know, I have the same one!)

  5. This purple skirt is amazing. I so wanted to grab one of my own, but alas it's thrifted. I think I need to go thrifting with you - you have WAY better luck than I ever seem to. - Katy

  6. Your hair looks so pretty! It's great that you could spread the word on something so important :)

  7. I love this outfit and what it stands for :) I study social work and learned a bit about the "theme" in our workfield too. It was confronting to read how many families suffer from domestic violence. So good you stand of for these people! x

  8. I think it's pretty cool that even with such a small action as wearing purple, one can make a huge statement. Suze has the best ideas! 

    Psst: love your hair. It looks faboosh. 

  9. Super cute, I love that shirt. I love that you are using your blogging popularity to speak to something so important :)

  10. such a good cause - and you look GREAT in this outfit!! love that skirt. :)


  11. Love the color of your skirt! That is such a great cause-- thanks for supporting it!

  12. Hey Liz, I wanted to drop by and let you know that today  I am wearing the Shabby apple dress that I won from your giveaway. Thanks again! 
    bella from www.bella-remixes.blogspot.com

  13. Great cause!!! love the purple and the blouse!

  14. I'm glad you agreed too! great cause and great use of purple!