Flying purple people eater (or, I have a new hairstyle).

Sunnies, street vendor in NYC; Leatherette jacket, Joe Fresh; Tunic-length bamboo sweater, lululemon athletica; Jeans, Ardene; Boots, Town Shoes; Necklaces and bracelet, Hilary Druxman.

I wasn’t really thinking too much about what I wanted to wear as I made my way to an early Saturday morning hair appointment. Mostly it was a situation of “I’m exhausted, what’s clean and close to me?” This was what resulted, and you know? It wasn’t too bad.

But… Hair appointment! There’s been a trend in my haircuts of late – shorter, shorter, shorter… My hair hasn’t been this short since 2007, but I’m loving it. What I’m especially loving? The subtle purple highlights that peek through my hair from time to time. It’s just different enough without being too over-the-top. I think it’s the perfect fit for where I am in my life and style right now.

Also of note in this outfit – my necklaces and bracelet. I’ve mentioned my Wear the West End necklace on Fashion Flirt before (you can find this necklace online here… I get no kickback from this, just like supporting local business that supports my community, and Hilary does a LOT of charitable work within the Winnipeg community). I’m not a bit fan of message tees, but I love “message jewelry.” On Friday night, I helped plan and execute a fundraiser for an U16 ringette team going to Nationals (whoooo ANGELS!), and Hilary Druxman, a (my absolute favorite) jewelry designer from Winnipeg, launched a new campaign with these two pieces. She does a lot of charitable design work (Wear the West End, for example), but this is the first overreaching fundraising campaign for young women.

Girl Power.

Teams and organizations that empower young women to be powerful,¬†intelligent, hard-working women can apply to fundraise for their teams, groups or organizations by selling these necklaces and bracelets for their teams. In my mind, I’ve been calling the campaign Girl (em)Power, and I’m going to wear these pieces daily for quite a while, I think.

The most exciting part (for me), was that Hilary was actually at the fundraiser, and not only did I get to meet her, but she put my bracelet and necklace on for me. I had a bit of a fan-girl moment in my head that involved a lot of screaming and enthusiastic jumping up and down, but outside of my head I managed to keep it together.

Pictures by Aarron!


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