The Color Purple

Top – Target; Scarf – Payless; Jeans – Target; Rain Boots – Target.

Today, I joined others, including many fashion bloggers, in wearing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I had a busy day on campus, so I opted for a chunky knit scarf in plum, paired with a tee, skinnies and my anchor print rain boots. But the important thing is to keep in mind that:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

1 in 3 families are affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors — physical, sexual, psychological, and economic coercion — used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.

If you are in danger, please call 911, your local hotline, or (in the U.S.) the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224.

~ Sarah

P.S. And a special thanks to Suze from Miss Vinyl Ahoy for spreading the word on this important subject!