Red Jacket for National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day® again. Last year, I wore a red dress, and today I’m representing in a red jacket. This day is meant to raise awareness about the #1 killer of women: Heart disease.

red jacket

Jacket: Lulu’s
T-shirt: Target
Skirt: Swapped
Tights: Target
Boots: Lanvin via consignment
Clutch: Alchemy Goods

I wore this jacket at Vegan Thanksgiving, a strange coincidence–if you know me, you’ll know I like to promote a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. The American Heart Association, who sponsors National Wear Red Day®, urges women to control risk factors for heart disease. Many factors, like blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity can be eliminated with healthy food choices. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has a lot of information about how to keep a healthy heart, including:

  • Eating a low-fat, vegetarian diet
  • Brisk walking for a half-hour per day or an hour three times per week
  • Not smoking
  • Managing stress

Back to the outfit! Did you check out the purse? It’s made of recycled bicycle inter tubes–vegan and green! I love supporting local, ethical, sustainable businesses, and Alchemy Goods fits that bill. They’re right here in Seattle. I bought mine at Click! Design That Fits in West Seattle.

red, black, and merle

And the shoes? No I didn’t blow a mortgage payment on them (although new, that’s what they’d cost). I found them on consignment at Ragamoffyn’s–for a fraction of the cost of what they’d be new. Not only did I save major bucks, but I don’t like to buy new leather. If it’s second-hand, I consider it recycling.

collage

Are you wearing red today? What are your heart-healthy tips?

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Red Jacket for National Wear Red Day

  1. marlaslife

    I love the design of your red jacket. So pretty.

  2. I love the jacket. It’s my favourite colour and I love the unique style of it.

    I’m not wearing red today which is odd!

  3. Kachet - The Lipstick Giraffe

    Pretty red jacket! And I appreciate you sharing some heart-healthy tips! I’m trying to better manage stress. 🙂

  4. You look lovely!! Red suits you and the style is very unique. The gray and black looks great with red.

    Not smoking is not only good for our hearts and lungs, but it means we’ll have more money to buy clothes instead. 🙂

  5. You look lovely and I am crazy for those boots! So gorgeous and what a find! Where did you come across those? Loving the red. I’ll have to remember that next February 1st. 😉

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