A Girl for Charity: The Girls Wine + Breast Cancer Awareness


When many of us live such privileged lives, we often can be at a loss for how to help those who are in need of our emotional and financial support. However, there are many ways in which we can easily give to those who are less fortunate than us in terms of money, relationships, and health. Sometimes there are even opportunities in which you have a little fun while contributing to charitable causes!

When I was given the chance to work with Fortune Cellars by sampling their The Girls wines, I was immediately on board with the idea of dressing and drinking up for a good cause. This Canadian organization, which carries wines made by TIME Estate Winery in southern Okanagan, gives 100% of its profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in order to help researchers and doctors find a cure for this terrible disease. Additionally, The Girls Rosé won the gold prize at the BC Okanagan Wine Festival this past fall. As a result, purchasers of these quality wines can drink in complete contentment knowing that they are helping to fight one of the more dangerous cancers in our present day society. So why not buy a bottle or two for a fun girl's night in and create more awareness for this worthy cause in the process?


While wine has been an acquired taste since I reached legal drinking age a few years back, I certainly have gained an appreciation for it since I have a fiancé who is obsessed with the stuff. In this post, I was permitted to try both The Girls Red and The Girls Rosé, both of which were fabulous in their own way. The rosé is a wonderful mix of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc; meanwhile, the red is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. If these names are meaningless to you, fear not-- it's not nearly as confusing as you might believe.

For wine newbies, rosé is generally known for being a lighter wine with a "clean, pure, vibrant mouthfeel." The Girls Rosé possesses "a soft pink colour with an intensely fragrant, floral nose of raspberry and wild strawberry." So, if you don't feel like hitting the liquor hard, you can refresh yourself with just a 12.3% alcoholic content. On the other hand, the red variety seeks to provide "youthful fresh notes of raspberry, red cherry, cloves, and anise" and contains 14.2% alcohol. Furthermore, check out the absolutely chic design on the bottles: those corsets and iconic pink ribbons make it irresistible for the girly-girls out there. Don't forget that you can also use wine to cook delicious meals-- it's just one more reason to make such a win-win purchase.

If you wish to participate in this cause, visit Fortune Cellar's website here for a full list of stores that will be carrying The Girls wines. Both wines are available for affordable prices: The Girls Red is offered for $24.99 while the The Girls Rosé is priced at $19.99.    


Headpiece + Sweater // H&M
Dress + Hand Chain + Rings // Forever 21
Fur Stole // Topshop
Necklace // Banana Republic


Because I wanted to do something a little special for this post, I decided to shoot these photos indoors in a more dressy (yet still moderately casual) outfit that I could wear for a stylish yet comfortable girl's night in. After finally finding a headpiece for myself (I'm still on the hunt for some gold headpieces to complete my burgeoning collection), I was happy to finally wear it here with a suitably fancy outfit-- a gold party dress that I bought in Las Vegas covered by a cute sweater from H&M. I actually wore a pair of sexy BCBG Max Azria heels for this post; sadly, all the photos containing the shoes didn't turn out well so I'll have to save them for a future outfit. I won't lie: it was tricky to set up the shoot indoors when I had to think about lighting, setting, and how to pose with the wine bottles and glasses. Let's hope I didn't completely fail in my ambitious endeavour!

Do you think you could drink a few glasses of wine for a good charitable cause like this?

Note of disclosure: While this post has been generously sponsored by Charitable Wines and Town Hall Brands, all opinions voiced within this blog are exclusively my own.  

Comments

  1. You look amazing dear!


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  2. Ok First of all... you found your dress!!! (imagine me screaming like a crazy person please!) I'm SOOOO excited for you! I love how you described it, every singlle detail and how felt in it! because that is exactly how you are supposed to feel in your wedding dress! To be honest, I think you look gorgeous in everything but I can only imagine how stunning you are going to look in your wedding! I wish we could live closer to give you a hug and tell you how happy I am for you in person :) I can't wait to see the pictures of your wedding!

    Ok now let's talk about your post! I love the idea of the charity wines, the packagng is so lovely and the cause is so sweet and necessary! I cherish you for support this and for share it with all of us :) the outfit you wore is perfect for the occasion, I'm loving the gold dress pairing with that sweater! great way to tone down the dressiness of the dress but still look chic and beautiful! And yeah I am sure shooting indoors is pretty complicated but you did a great job! I love the show where you are laying down with the wine! very cute! :) who took the pictures?
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.com

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  3. So you found your dress!!! Saw it on your Instagram and got so excited! I bet you're so happy. I'm so happy haha!

    This post is beautiful. I love that you can do something you enjoy and donate to something so amazing at the same time. I love wine, especially white and rose. I'm so glad that this is an option. I only wish it was an option in the usa. Maybe it is and I just have not discovered it yet. Thanks so much for sharing this. This is definitely a cause that hits close to home. Such a great idea and so lovely that all the profits are donated.

    Also, your outfit is so lovely. I love that headpiece. Totally wish I could rock one and look as chic as you!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  4. I love the fact this charity gives 100% of the proceed to charity. That is rarity of itself. Second is the fact that you can drink a glass of wine with the girls, and help out a great cause. I say that is a win...win situation. Will check this site for more information on this charity and see it is available in the states.

    On to this outfit....I love the dress and the headband, it makes those whole outfit very modern and vintage like. The red lipstick finalize everything making this a very lovely outfit.

    By the way, Indoor "outfit" photography is always tricky, and I can never get it right, that is why I don't even try. Seeing yours is giving me hope. Have a nice day.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  5. What a stunning outfit Debbie! I love the glitter! You look so glamorous and radiant!
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  6. Loveeee these pics, you really styled this metallic look very well! X

    www.JenniferNoir.blogspot.co.uk x

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  7. What a good idea to show your love for a good cause in a fashion blogpost! And the bottles look stylish. Unfortunately I'm living too far away.
    Maybe the shoes didn't turn out well, but the published pictures are stunning!
    Love
    Rosa

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  8. Beautiful girl for a beautiful cause....so gorgeous as always x

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  9. Such a good cause, especially when wine for the girls is involved. I like the idea, those names arre a bit fearful on the lips hahaa, but sounds classy too. The Girl Rose seems to be my favorite for sure!! I'd definitely love to try. I should really go wine tasting soon, will you come with?

    Loove loove the head piece, the gold skirt and the furr, looking like a goddess. lool at the hustles of shooting as a blogger and the poses! tell me about it! you look so flawless

    Now its getting really cold this winter, more indoor shoots please, I agree and I like the twist to it. And you look stunning!

    Coco L'Amour
    XX

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  10. I am loving this skirt! Such a fabulous set of photos :)

    Found you in one of the fashion blogs I frequent and thought I'd give you a visit. Would you like to connect via GFC or other social networks? Let me know if that is something that is of interest to you :)

    xo,
    Abby
    http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  11. Your headpiece, make-up, fur cot, sweater and dress are all perfect! <3
    I honestly haven't drink wine but this one is for a good cause :)

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  12. What a wonderful idea to raise money for charity! Definitely a fun way to give back while enjoying a girl's night! :) The packaging is so fun too!

    Away From The Blue

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  13. Hot! I love the head piece and red lips x

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  14. You're so stunning and gorgeous. I love wine and I can't go a week without it. I love that you're involved with such amazing charity. My aunt passed away last June because of breast cancer and reading your post made me a bit emotional because I miss her. :( Anyway, I love your post and the wine. I like the packaging. So cute and feminine. :) Have a great weekend. ;)

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  15. I love the whole idea behind and the fact that it's for a very good cause. I could definetely see myself sipping some non-alcoholic wines for a good cause like this. I don't drink alcohol no more but I remember that the rosé types were always my favourite over red wines. Thanks for sharing and I really cherish your support for this serious matter.
    The design of each bottle are so unique and chic. Perfect for a ladies night at home.

    But let me get to your outfit which is really really classy. I like this look a lot. You look like a high-class lady with lots of money with the fur and golden elements. Loving your headpiece as well and still need some more in my collection too. Also loving your ring and nail polish. Make-up on pointé as always.

    Happy weekend Debs.

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.de

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  16. I totally love the idea behind the wine sale. Unfortunately my body can't handle alcohol but if i could i would buy it and give it out just to support the cause. You look great as usual...

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  17. It's amazing what you do, and for such great cause! :)

    By the way, I just cannot get enough of your makeup. Your fur vest, that skirt, and sweater are amazing and every single one of those accessories perfect, BUT YOUR MAKEUP?! Omg. I need someone to help me with my makeup so that I can look half as good as you do. <3



    XOXO,

    Hae Min

    http://haekunamatata.blogspot.com

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