A couple weeks ago I was contacted to share a collaboration between H&M and the Mentor Foundation with my readers. H&M has a reputation for staying at the forefront of social responsibility, partnering with the DAA (Designers Against AIDS), WaterAid, and UNICEF to name a few. On October 21, H&M announced its latest partnership with the Mentor Foundation and unveiled a collection of wild and crazy tanks for women and tees for men, retailing at $12.95 to $17.95. The print on these things is awesome! They have a funky collage sorta vibe that is pretty cool. The t-shirt collection is currently available at 45 stores across the US and 25% of the proceeds is being donated to the Mentor Foundation!
|T-shirt Courtesy of H&M|
Now, I have to tell you guys that this particular cause is near and dear to my heart. My parents have dedicated their lives to helping and rehabilitating former drug addicts. I have WATCHED the people they work with struggle to pull their lives back together after a long hard battle with drug addiction. Anything that we can do to prevent people from becoming addicted to drugs in the first place is a worthwhile cause. Prevention is what Mentor Foundation is all about, with a focus primarily on youth. Needless to say, I was MORE than happy to share this awesome collaboration with you and feature my cool new t-shirt here on The Fashionsta Next Door. I only wish H&M had online shopping here in the US so I could link you all to the site. But of course, if you’re interested in purchasing one of these shirts, just call your local H&M to see if they have them in store! The woman’s tanks include the pink tank I’m wearing and the white tank below.
|Image courtesy of H&M|
The weather was a bit chilly so I layered my tank over a black American Apparel cowl-neck tunic, and threw on one my many black blazers. I love that the cowl neck kinda has the appearance of a scarf! I also decided to throw on my chandelier necklace for a little extra pizazz.
We won’t talk about what’s going on under that hat. LOL! Let’s just say the hat was very much needed…. Anyway, you may notice that I am wearing the SAME jeans from my last post. Ummm, you guys know how I roll. If I like something I wear it out and be it that I just rediscovered these jeans on the bottom of my jean pile, they’ll probably be getting a lot of wear!