Obvious enough, I love fashion because it most certainly is an expression of individual character. However, my love for fashion multiplies when it is done with a purpose. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nine West for the purpose of raising awreness of the Nine West Targets Breast Cancer initiative. For the 5th year in a row, Nine West has joined forces with FTBC (Fashion Targets Breast Cancer) to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. FTBC,is a charitable initiative of the Council of Fashion. With a membership of more than four hundred of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers, the CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association. Starting on October 15th until Octobr 21st Nine West will donate $25 to FTBC with each purchase of $125 or more in any Nine West retail, outlet, or online (www.ninewest.com) store. As a token of appreciation customers will receive a branded pouch. This is while supplies last. In addition to the before mentioned incentives, during the month of October customers are invited to upload a pic wearing blue shoes on Instagram or Twitter using the #9WFTBC hashtag and Nine West will make a $10 donation to the CFDA. Keep in mind that stores can accept additional donations at the register during the month of October. With that being said I visited the Houston Galleria store yesterday. I browsed shelves, upon shelves, upon shelves of handbags, pumps, shooties, booties, and flats that are sure to melt any fashionistas heart! So much quilted pattern, snakeskin, leopard print and a few ponytail hair adorned bags and shoes. What I love the most is the fact that Nine West has a style for every woman for just about every occasion. I'm pretty sure I need not mention the fact that I admired several different pairs of shoes that I totally loved and 'needed.' [pauses and raises hand] "My name is Toya and I am a shoe addict." That is a fact and I am OK with it! Enough about me in all seriousness fall is here, the weather is cooler so now is the perfect time to purchase a pair of transitional booties, fall boots, flats, a handbag or whatever your heart desires. There will be no need to hide your newly purchased pair of shoes as they will be purchased for a very serious cause and should be worn with pride. I took home the fabulous Arivaderci bootie and I am happily awaiting my branded pouch. Happy Tuesday and stay fab!