In Australia, the first Friday in August is Jeans for genes day, a major fundraising campaign for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Today Australians will slip on their favourite jeans and dig deep in their pockets in support of this fantastic cause.
When fellow blogger Allison of Sydney Fashion Hunter decided to dedicate her Friday post to Jeans for genes and CMRI, and was looking for international support, I was quick to say yes. Though I don’t have children of my own, I love spending time with my friends’ children and I’m frequently amazed at how beautiful and clever these kids are growing up to be. I love seeing their personalities come through and try to figure out how their brains work. Unfortunately, some of these children have battled serious illness when they were very young, and having to go in and out of hospital with their child is the most terrifying thing that can happen to any parent.
Globally one in 20 children are born with a birth defect or genetic disease, and 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Let’s do our bit to help. If you want to donate to Jeans for genes, follow this link.
Also click your way over to Allison’s blog to learn more about this cause and meet all the bloggers who support her today.
I’m wearing my favourite jeans — favourites simply because they are a mile long and are so soft and stretchy! — from Frame denim in the shot on Allison’s website. I decided to restyle the jeans for this post, creating a more relaxed outfit with a simple white shirt, wedge sandals and a silk scarf tied chicly around my neck. Two core wardrobe pieces — a pair of great-fitting jeans and a white shirt — plus two chic accessories that bring some colour and whimsy to the outfit it all that it takes, friends!
NoaNoa white shirt (similar) // Frame Le High Flare jeans // Coach silk scarf (simliar) // Miu Miu printed handbag (similar) // Laura Bellariva mauve wedge sandals (similar, similar) // Komono golden watch // Mulberry leather bracelet (similar) // Isabel Marant golden necklace (similar) // Snø of Sweden golden earrings (similar)
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