Heart Eyes – Literally
Did you know that February 2nd is National Wear Red Day? I didn’t know that until I wandered down a Google-rabbit-hole and found myself reading up on uncommon holidays. Don’t ask me how I got to that point, because I don’t even remember - haha. I was already planning on sharing a post featuring this gorgeous red skirt, and then I found out about National Wear Red Day and I was like: PERFECT! So, in turn I have decided to combine this typical-fashion-post with a post about heart health awareness - cause that’s what National Wear Red Day represents (hey, you learn something new each day).
So, what is National Wear Red Day? It’s a holiday that was started in 2002 by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The purpose of this holiday is to raise awareness about heart disease and how it affects women. National Wear Red Day isn’t an official holiday, therefore government buildings, post offices, and businesses remain open on this day - so don’t be expecting a day off from school or work... BUT good news, you’ll still receive all your mail, aka all your Amazon packages. As its namesake, many people wear red to promote heart-health awareness among women. Some people also use this day to raise money for various heart-related charities (lookin at you, American Heart Association), and on social media, people use the hashtag #GoRedWearRed to help bring attention to this day. It’s also a good way to remind women (and men - don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you) to get their numbers checked. Since the movement started, a third of women in the U.S have lost weight and half of them are now more physically active. Dang, look at all these queens out there rockin it!
Some other crazy facts about heart disease:
- Heart disease kills one woman every 80 seconds
- Every year, 30% of the deaths among women in the U.S are caused by heart attacks and strokes.
- 64% of women who die suddenly from heart disease will have no prior symptoms
- High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking all contribute to heart disease
- Physical inactivity is also a contributing factor to heart disease
Take this day as a reminder to go get your blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, cholesterol and triglyceride levels checked, so you will know if you’re at risk for developing heart disease. Gotta be proactive about our health, right? Right!
On a lighter note, here’s my look:
Posting this look on National Wear Red Day was pure coincidence, but what better outfit to wear on this day.
Wearing crimson red isn’t a color I’m normally drawn to (for my coloring, I tend to wear deeper red tones, or softer red tones… best known as the color pink). However, when I saw this gorgeous mermaid skirt I knew I had to have it. I knew it would be perfect for the month of February, aka the month of love... and wearing red, apparently. Despite my worries of wearing bright red, it complimented my skin tone nicely, and the solid white top, balanced the bright candy-red tones.
When I found this skirt, I immediately knew exactly what I would wear with it. But what excited me the most was I had yet another outfit that would complement my red, heart-shaped sunglasses. I got these heart-shaped beauties years ago, and absolutely love wearing them, especially this time of year. It may sound utterly lame, but every time I wear these sunglasses I always joke that I have heart eyes… because, I do indeed have heart eyes. See, I told you it was lame. That’s my sense of humor for you. I give off those dad-joke vibes.
Okay, enough about my mundane humor…
I also paired this outfit with my super cute, super chic red pumps, a vintage clutch, and my new chandelier statement earrings. Needless to say, I’m ready for Valentine’s Day AND National Wear Red Day.
Find me on Instagram @HaleighBelle and drop me a comment letting me know your favorite color to wear, and your least favorite color to wear.
Photos taken by the one and only Brandon with Brandon Hill Photography.
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FOREVER 21 Kikiriki Ruffle Mermaid Skirt • Forever 21 • $45
Kendall + Kylie Mermaid Skirt • KENDALL + KYLIE • $162.50
FOREVER 21 Kikiriki Tiered Maxi Skirt • Forever 21 • $48
Club L High Shine Bodycon Skirt With Frill Hem • Club L • $16
boohoo Nadia Drop Hem Slinky Maxi Skirt • boohoo • $10
ASOS Petite ASOS PETITE Ruffle Wrap Maxi Skirt • Asos • $12.50
LOVE 21 Wrap-Front Maxi Skirt • LOVE21 • $24.90
Topshop Soft wrap maxi skirt • Topshop • $65
L'Academie The Short Sleeve Wrap Blouse • L'Academie • $148
nastygal Present Tense Wrap Blouse • Nasty Gal • $32
ASOS Obi Wrap Crop Top • Asos • $19
Steve Madden Women's Carrson Ankle Strap Sandal • Steve Madden • $64.95
Two Part Block Heeled Ankle Strap Sandals • Shein • $32
H&M Tasseled Earrings • H&M • $17.99
Topshop Beaded Tassel Earrings • Topshop • $25
FOREVER 21 Tiered Drop Earrings • Forever 21 • $5.90
Dune Epeonnie envelope clutch bag • Dune • $30.50
Kate Spade New York Newbury Lane Caining Greer Bag • Kate Spade • $122.50