Friday, February 4, 2011

Fancy Friday: Go Red

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer in women?

Go Red is a campaign by the American Heart Association designed to spread the word about heart disease and prevention. It is challenging you to know your risk for heart disease and the steps you can take to prevent it.

As a cardio-thoracic ICU nurse, a healthy heart is of utmost importance to me. I've seen first hand the damage that things like high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, and diabetes can do to your body, and it's not good. I've seen my share of women and men, young and old....undergo open heart surgery. Heart disease can happen to anyone. If you're interested, the Go Red site has some great tips on prevention. Check it out here:


So in honor of Friday & the weekend,  I'm linking up with my friend {av} from {longdistanceloving} for her weekly Friday Fancies party and of course, incorporating a little red.




I am by no means a fashionista, but I had a lot of fun putting this little ensemble together. The idea is to think up an outfit...of any kind. Money is no option, so the possibilities are endless :) It's actually kinda therapeutic and I may now be slightly addicted to Polyvore.

On the agenda for tonight? A sushi date with the husband. It's been one of those weeks where our schedules are complete opposite, so I've been looking forward to tonight since...oh, about Tuesday when we made plans. And I've been craving sushi since then as well. This outfit would be perfect for our date tonight and pretty much suits my style. I love the ruffles, the skinny black pants, flats, and the little bits of sparkle!

Happy Friday to you!

23 comments:

Miss Lindsay said...

polyvore is addicting! cute outfit and like you tied in go red, very important message. i can't wait for the heart truth red dress show at fashion week.

Faith said...

i want to learn to use polyvore! i love that you can put together outfits without spending a dime!

have a great date night! ahhh, you just put me in the moood for sushi!!!

Megan said...

yay love that you are repping the red. adorable!

and i really really really miss sushi...

Jillian said...

LOVE the earrings and that top, very cute :) have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your date! xoxo jcd

J Moss said...

Love, love that red top! Cute blog!

Rissy said...

I'm glad you posted this because a friend on facebook had "are you wearing your red?" up and I didn't get it. Now I'll be wearing RED

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

great outfit!! i love the ruffles + skinny jeans. and that messy bun is perfect. happy weekend :)

Dani said...

How do people get the messy bun to look so darn cute??? Mine always looks....well... messy.

Have fun on Sushi night! I'm afraid I'm not crazy about Sushi. I know, shame right? Now I can't sound all sophisticated and cosmopolitan when I say I'm going for Sushi.

Jenni said...

I love hearing about your perspectives as a nurse Kristen!!

And this outfit is perfection. How fun!! Hope you have a wonderful time with hubby tonight! Matthew and I are having a stay-in and watch Harry Potter kind of night... there's a whole flippin INCH of snow here in Austin so pretty much the whole city is shut down!!! AHHH!!! :)

MJ said...

I'll be posting about Go Red today too!! :) We all need the reminder

megan said...

Everything about that outfit is super cute..now I just wish I could get my hair to do that!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Oooo! I love your Friday Fancie!!!

{av} said...

obviously I love this outfit--especially that top! those earrings are pretty spectacular too! Friday's Fancies are definitely therapeutic for me too ;) and I've stayed away from Polyvore because I'm pretty much certain I'd get an addiction! have so much fun tonight, pretty lady! xoxo {av}

Jenn said...

Love your outfit!And I WISH I could get my hair to look like that. Never comes out quite right...

I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog! I was trying to put together my own Friday Fancy but was getting stuck until I found Polyvore on your site. Amazing! I'm having too much fun now :)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I adore those earrings and that tip. Perfect for a nice shopping day and dinner date :) Go Kristen Go, you could do this as a profession hehe Happy Friday girl xo

Kalina said...

I love that shirt! So cute!

Megan said...

I'm so glad that you incorporated red into your Friday's Fancies!! Most people, even women, don't know that heart disease is the #1 killer!

Loving the outfit you chose! Have fun on date night! Our schedules have been quite opposite, too!

Holly said...

I love Polyvore. It is so addictive. :O

la petite coquine said...

Hope you guys have a wonderful date tonight, and I love this red outfit. Besides, could there be any better inspiration than keeping yourself healthy?

Megan said...

i know i already posted on this but...

i rocked the red. btw.

i have one red shirt.

i slept in it and have been wearing it for the past..uhm..three days..

it is called dedication to a cause okay??

anyway.

Thank you for the comment on my blog..I am glad you like the new layout because I love yours, so your compliment means a lot :)

xx

Kathryn said...

Love this :) Great post. I adore your blog, too. I'm so glad I found it!

Ashley said...

wow - i loved this outfit. so pretty! hope you've had a wonderful weekend lady!

Meredith said...

Oh man, Polyvore is amazing! I could spend hours on that site...you know, while I wear sweatpants. Hope you had a lovely date night! I'm new here and I've loved going back through some of your posts - you're a great writer!