Red Dress for National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day®, a day to show support for women’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. With that in mind, I’m donning a red dress.

red dress

The best things you can do reduce your change of heart disease is quit smoking and lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine has excellent information about plant-based diets and how they virtually eliminate risk factors for heart disease. The message seems to be have a heart–go vegetarian! Of course, you know I already am. I have been for thirty years and I feel great. Have you made dietary changes for any reason?

red and green

Bamboo dress: Boutique in Seattle
Tank: Charlotte Russe
Vintage belt: eBay
Boots: Naughty Monkey via thrifted
Ring: Festival Flea Market

I recently cut 6 inches off the bottom of this dress. I liked the longer length but wanted something more edgy. Cutting a hem on a skirt is probably the quickest DIY makeover I can think of. I didn’t even sew the edge. It was already unfinished so cutting it and leaving it wasn’t a problem.


Filed under DIY, Ethical, Fashion, Healthy Living

2 responses to “Red Dress for National Wear Red Day

  1. Love that red dress, Jean! I didn’t know about the wear red day, otherwise I would have done it, too. I also didn’t know you’ve been veg for 30 years!!! (one exclamation for each decade 🙂 I’ve been for 20 years, which seems like a long time. But after hearing more stories about your mom, I’m not surprised.

    P.S. Thanks for the super easy DIY idea. Done!

    • I didn’t know about “wear red day” either until I saw a random news story a couple of days ago. 30 years sounds like a long time, doesn’t it? So does 20 – congrats! My mom would argue that I’ve been “mostly veg” all my life. I rarely ate meat as a kid (she fed us healthily). But when I was 10 I quit for good.

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