October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which for Gretchen and me means it’s a great time to score some PANK and feel good about it. Nearly every retailer and/or manufacturer in the free world has something to offer, but here are some of the things on my wish list:
Thorlo Distance Walking Socks – At just under $15, they aren’t cheap socks, but dear Claudia recommended them recently and it so happened that when I went to their website, they offered me a pair to try for the cost of shipping (cough, cough… I doubt it really cost them $6.99 to ship, but it’s a deal just the same). Good promotion, because now I want nothing else. They are quite thick, so if you like thin socks, these aren’t for you, but if you’re working with parts that aren’t new or even in great shape anymore, these socks are supremely cushioned and yet still support in all the right places. For the runners out there, I have had shin splints and knee problems since my teens, and with these socks and the right (cushioning) shoes, I can walk or run without any aches – while I’m moving and afterwards.
They’re also a subtle way to support the cause without waving a PANK flag, if you happen not to share our love for the hue.
Next up comes a truly PANK little wristlet from Coach. At $68 thePoppy Studded Wristlet isn’t outrageously priced either, and a generous 20% is donated to the cause. It’s a little smaller than what I normally carry, and it would be a snug fit for my trusty iPhone and the usual cards I don’t leave home without, but I may have to go give it a test load at our local Coach store. I’m not much on the studded trend, but those little buggers are almost subtle, and hey, they’re on PANK leather! (Even if Coach does call it magenta. Whatever…)
Of course, no October/PANK/support breast cancer post would be complete without Lilly P. I do love this Lilly Loves Hope Murfee Scarf, but … I can’t believe I’m going to say this… I already have the Virginia Lilly P Murfee Scarf in practically the same colors. However, if *YOU* don’t have a light blue with PANK and white Murfee already, please think really hard about this one. I’m a big cashmere fan – as is Gretchen – and if you need to convince yourself the luxury fiber is worth the expense… buy this scarf and wad it around your face and neck. If you aren’t convinced and don’t soon start plotting how many more Murfees you need, come tell me about it, because the Knight would love for you to get me over my Murfee (and general cashmere) addiction.
And how ’bout the name of the scarf, for all of my friends who have shared my yarn hue name pains? No LHM 510 here; Lilly Loves Hope. We do too.
In fact, we love the name and the pattern so much I’m pretty sure Sissy is going to buy me the bracelet version for HER birthday. What?! Sure the DIVA is the kind of gal to give great gifts for her birthday, especially when she has sweet, girly, thoughtful, generous Lady Gretchen Greer to pull her chain and make it so. I actually don’t own any Lilly P jewelry, so it’s the perfect opportunity to right that wrong, no?
Pampered Chef also has three special products to Help Whip Cancer. I don’t have the cake server, but I love the cake tester and the sweet daisy plates.
Spibelt also has a special pink offering, not to be confused with my very awesome black with PANK polka dot model. Spibelt is the answer to my warm weather not enough pockets wogging prayers. It fits my Lifeproof encased iPhone with ease, and the elastic band is so comfortable it hasn’t chaffed when it has actually been on my bare skin. I wear it on my hips, around my waist, over my shirt or not, depending on my mood and what I have on. I’m positive I could drop my house keys in there too without any trouble, but so far, I haven’t needed to do that yet.
And I just saw they make a leash version too! How ’bout that? It only comes in red and black, but if you’d rather make your dog tote your goods – or her own treats – for you… Let me know if you try it, okay?
What did I miss? I know there’s a lot of pink ribbon and otherwise pink stuff out there… is there anything else we should put on our PANK wish list?