October 19, 2011

October Is: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

{ I interrupt today's usual Winning Wednesday post to bring you this special message. }

Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

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.

Together with Miss Vinyl Ahoy and others, I vowed to wear the color purple today to spread the awareness in a small way. In fact, I wore my favorite vibrant purple shirt dress. Unfortunately, the crazy rain storm we had all day pretty much deleted any plans I had to take outfit photos. Never discouraged, I put together a purple inspired Kaboodle styleboard with some frugal ways to add some purple into your wardrobe.

October Is:...
October Is: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

1. Purple gloves: Merona Side Stitch Glove in purple, Target.com, $19.99
2. Desert Boot: Whisper Desert Bootie in purple, Wanted, $49.99 (on sale)
3. Pencil Skirt: Vintage skirt in purple, RenaissanceProfessor's Avant Garde, $15
4. Earrings: Flower Wheel Medallion Earrings in amethyst, 1928 Jewelry, $18
5. Striped Dress: Vintage Striped Cotton Dress in pretty violets, Juannabie, $10
6. Nail Polish: Sexy Divide, by Essie, $8
7. Sweatshirt: French Terry Pullover in Night Orchard, Old Navy, $15 (on sale)
8. Vintage Dress: Vintage Wiggle Dress in deep purple, Serendipity Mae Vintage Boutique, $14.75


  1. I love the pieces...and of course I love love this post, you should link it up on my blog. :)

  2. I love all this purple! and it stands for something I believe in. Double win!
    Lovely Little Rants

  3. now purple seems to be more meaningful now,maybe part of domestic violences originate from social cruelty and stress.let's just try to love more.
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