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Guest Post: Tickled Pink

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, guest contributor Glenda Harrison, of So What to Twenty, inspires us to take control of our health in a positive way. For the last six months Glenda has informed, delighted, and touched us with her eloquently written articles on style. Today’s post will be the last one featured here on Bold Blind Beauty but all is not lost because you can continue following Glenda’s blog at

The best way to change your negative perspective about something is to view it in a positive light, and then get excited about it. Right? OK, we all know receiving a mammogram isn’t the most pleasant of experiences. But putting the squeeze machine aside; doesn’t it feel great knowing you’re taking care of your health? Of course it does! Woot woot!

To celebrate the appointment occasion, and feminine health awareness, I’m wearing a flirty dress from Loft along with a touch of pink. I don’t wear much pink, but for this post, it’s most appropriate. So, with my bright pink sandals, and my Day Designer in hand, I phoned my physician and scheduled my appointment for my mammogram. I’m tickled pink to keep a promise I made to my beloved mother, who passed away from pancreatic cancer twenty years ago. Enjoy the post!

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Outfit Details: Quilted Plaid Flippy Dress – Ann Taylor Loft; Short-sleeved white shirt – Ann Taylor Loft (from this summer. Great selection of white shirts on Shopstyle); Hot Pink Suede Sandals -Victoria Secrets via eBay (Love these by Barney’s New York. Great pink sandals at Shopstyle); Day Planner by Day Designer – available at Target); “G” Charm Necklace by Swell Caroline; Large Gem Bracelet fromAnn Taylor Loft (purchased years ago. Check out the similar Square Gallery Gem Bracelet)

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Let’s celebrate who we are by being good to ourselves. Here’s to womanhood and our beautiful breast! Scheduling the appointment is always the hardest step. But once you get past this stage, you’ll feel tickled pink {wink}

Glenda, thank you so much for sharing your insightful,posts with my readers. It was such a joy collaborating with you!! ~Steph

22 thoughts on “Guest Post: Tickled Pink”

  1. Thank you again for the compliments. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend and it is so important to keep up on these examinations. I’m not in these particular photos (these pics are Glenda Harrison). Glenda is a guest blogger and this post was going to be her last but she has kindly agreed to extend the submission of articles on my blog. I’ll be sure to pass along your compliment to her I know she’ll appreciate it =D

  2. I lost a friend because of breast cancer so it is really important to have a check-up as this may mean saving one’s life. Kudos to you Steph for taking the step! 🙂 You really look beautiful, fabulous and glamorous in your outfit. Aww! I won’t wonder if eyes pop when you walk their way because of admiration 🙂

  3. Graziella, thank you for this lovely nomination I really appreciate you thinking of me. I also received your email in response to mine concerning this topic and I thank you so much for your kindness and understanding. <3 ~Steph

  4. You look lovely as always! thanks for such an important post! also just to tell you, I had trouble posting today so your comment ended up in another draft! Thanks for commenting on the brownies!

  5. So many people are affected by the disease which it why it’s so critical to take that first step. Even though I had my own scare several years ago I can’t say I look forward to it rather I look forward to getting it over with so that I can move onward. Thank you Sherri

  6. Remember the UNCF slogan “A Mind is a Terrible Thing To Waste”? The mind is also a powerful influence that either drives us to, or keeps us from, making those necessary decisions that greatly affect our lives. The greatest battle begins in the mind. Once we’ve conquered the appt., we can get through the rest.

  7. I may be the only who looks forward to making a mammogram appointment. I’ve had two Aunts who had breast cancer; also a very good friend from church. I have a lot to live for and being diagnosed with dense breasts; I’m even more aware of how my breasts are doing.
    Sherri Rodgers

  8. Beautiful, gorgeous, hot, sexy, cute, charming, sophisticated, awe inspiring. Knee length dress? Brilliant. The black and white with pink? Spectacular. Why didn’t I think of this? I know what to do if I come across a pair of pink sandals next time. Great share, Steph. Thank you. x

  9. Early detection is the key to all disease but particularly this one. As my wife and I often say we create so many bridges in our minds we never have to cross. From what she relates you make it so much worse in your mind when a first-timer. Making that initial appointment is indeed the “hard” part…not the procedure. Indeed an important message.

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