O.K. I am about to confess a guilty pleasure of mine, a mani-pedi. I am not fussy about where it is done or who does it. I am happy at a professional nail salon or at home having a spa day with my teenage daughters. I feel more put together, large and in charge, when my fingers and toes are looking good.
According to the style and fashion magazine website, WHOWHATWEAR.com, the mom jean is coming back. For many of us (sadly) the mom jean never left! The new mom jean features, “a loose, straight leg style that sits at your waist and comes in varying lengths.”
Cupid and chemo might seem like strange bedfellows but nothing could be further from the truth. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pamper your sweetheart whose undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
Show her that you understand how she feels and how treatment affects her by choosing a thoughtful gift that she will appreciate. It might take a little thinking outside of the box, in this case, that’s the Russell Stover heart-shaped candy box.
Winter is in full force and the thought of going outside sends chills down my spine. If I could, I would hibernate like a bear and wake up with the first warm breeze of spring. Sadly, since this is not an option, I try to dress for winter success. For me that means staying warm, comfortable, and mobile enough to dodge a few low flying snowballs. And as the outdoor aficionados suggest, the best way to do that is to dress in layers.
We have found that many of the best recovery products and solutions have been created and produced by people who experienced cancer first-hand. Struggling to find the products they needed or wanted; they went on to create their own. We call these products, “Survivor Inspired.” This guest blog by Maria Lucas, The Co-Founder of Radiant Wrap is the first in our “Survivor Inspired” series which celebrates the ingenuity of these inventors and their desire to help others recover in comfort, dignity and style.
One of the undisputed darlings of the fashion industry is a cancer survivor herself, Diane Von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg’s mantra is, “Be the woman you want to be.” That’s not always easy when it comes to coping with treatment side effects like weight gain or loss. But personal style like fashion is constantly being re-interpreted. This season, we recommend taking a page from Diane Von Furstenberg’s stylebook.
“Effortless Chic,” is a phrase that I never heard bantered about during my cancer recovery. While coping with fatigue from surgery or treatment—walking from the bed to the bathroom, or even reaching for that all-important remote, was effort enough!