Survivor Soiree

Once again, it’s been a spell. Well, when I mentioned feeling better last time, enough to go out, I basically expelled all my energy and ended up right back at square one with my spring cold. But now I’m feeling much better! And just in time to celebrate a very special event! Five years ago my dear friend, Star, had a life saving operation that was linked to endometriosis. She enjoyed celebrating the anniversary by going to Disneyland, and invited her friends to join her, asking only that they add a bit of yellow to their outfit, as yellow the color that represents endometriosis awareness. When one of our friends, Samantha of Match Accessories, was diagnosed with leukemia (more can be read about Match and Sam’s battle here), the focus shifted away from strictly endometriosis awareness to general chronic illness awareness, and those attending could wear a color that was linked to the illness they wished to represent.

Star is one of the first friends I made after moving to California, and I don’t wear yellow often, so this event is a nice opportunity to showcase any yellow I have, as well as show support for her, and raise awareness. Additionally, Samantha of Match has been a shining light in the Disney community, among being one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know, so when I saw this dress with both yellow and orange (which represents leukemia) I knew it was the dress for the occasion! I also adore the cut! The colors also worked well for a parasol I’ve been wanting to make for awhile, which is one featuring Lambert from the 1952 Disney short Lambert the Sheepish Lion.

As you can see many of us still stuck to yellow. Which I think aided in our mission of awareness because we had a lot of people ask why there were so many of us wearing yellow, and we could share our stories.

Outfit
Dress: Red Door Vintage, Redlands, California
Shoes: Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California
Brooch: Match Accessories
Lambert Parasol: Made by me

7 thoughts on “Survivor Soiree

  1. Don’t you all look wonderful? That’s such a lovely photo, and a super way to raise awareness and mark the overcoming of that challenge for your friend x

  2. We missed out on a “published to Janey’s blog” photo?! Stupid parking traffic!!!!!!!! 😂. In other news, Lambert is a cutie and so are you! That dress was perfect. Glad we were all able to get together & celebrate, & have a wonderful experience with Mary at Golden Horseshoe that we’ll never forget!

    • Yeah, Pat didn’t take any of the group photos on his camera. This from PhotoPass, but I didn’t give the photographer my card, so I can do get this from Ang.

  3. I just discovered your blog and am loving it (even it you are making me feel homesick for SoCal). I love the idea of celebrating with colors at Disneyland. Perfection!

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