Better Late than never, here I am styling up my Stella McCartney Tee for Red Nose Day today all in aid of Comic Relief. Now in it's 25th year Comic Relief is a charity cause to be reckoned with (I can remember when it was simply a dress down day at school and a chance to pay a £1 for a plastic nose) and there are now so many more ways to get involved and donate. As I write this I'm watching the awesome Davina McCall announce that the figure raised is already over 54 million... which is quite frankly astounding.
A few years ago when Stella McCartney first started designing a range of T-shirts for Red Nose Day I picked up a Madonna one which I still own (who says Charity tees are bad quality?) and since then these fun fashion items have been my favourite way to give something back to the cause. This year the blogging community had played an especially big part in raising awareness of the tees and encouraging people to buy, championed by the lovely Laetitia of Mademoiselle Robot and supported by the likes of Carrie, Olivia, and Sarah.
You can still purchase a tee on the TK Maxx website (although you need to be quick as they are going fast) for a mere £9.99 a pop with £5 going to the charity, and if you want to make your donation go even further you can also get involved with the social media iniaitive TK Maxx are hosting - 50 WAYS TO WEAR IT. Download the app from the TK Maxx Facebook page or iTunes and upload a pic of yourself to the site, tagging #RND or #RNDtee when you do. For every picture uploaded TK Maxx will donate a further £1 to the charity!
I love all of the tees this year but my favourites have to be the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe designs. Unfortunately my local TK Maxx was sold out of these by the time I found a minute to make my way there so instead I had to settle for the Tommy Cooper one but I was happy to join in no matter what.
I styled mine with my Designed By Miss Selfridge skirt, Zara red studded heels and a simple black blazer along with my new & Other Stories orange book clutch, extremely messy hair and a slick of red lipstick (exactly how Fridays should be).
I'll be looking out for all of your friendly faces on the app!