One Mango Tree

Outfit: One Mango Tree bag, UNIQLO denim shirt, M&S printed skirt, Carvela ankle boots

Outfit: One Mango Tree bag, UNIQLO denim shirt and Florentine ring close-up

[ Wearing: One Mango Tree bag (loaned by TK Maxx), UNIQLO denim dress (worn as shirt), M&S skirt*, Carvela boots from Kurt Geiger, Ray Ban sunglasses via, ponyskin belt via TK Maxx, wood and shell ring from a market in Florence, No7 Wild Volume Lipstick in Forever Cherry ]

I’m sure I’m not alone in finding it tricky to get dressed at the moment (it feels wrong that it’s this warm in March) but this outfit is a no-brainer: I love the clash of this tote’s print with my skirt, and have thrown on my fail-safe denim dress as a shirt. Add perfectly-worn ankle boots for easy-peasy spring style.

The bag is on loan from TK Maxx (TJ Maxx if you’re on the other side of the pond), who often team up with good causes; in this case the latest charity they’re supporting is One Mango Tree, a group of Ugandan women who produce clothing and accessories which they sell to raise money to help improve their local communities.

A cute touch is that each bag can be traced back to the lady who made it and you can read her story on the website; this bag was made by Aber Grace, who at 34-years-old is the sole provider for her 7 children and dreams of owning some land so she can grow vegetables. I can always find an excuse to shop (bad day at work/giant spot/cycled to work so I deserve a treat…) but when I hear of a collaboration between a global brand and an innovative charity I can think of no better reason to spend some cash.

Aber Grace from One Mango Tree with 6 of her 7 childrengive up clothes for good

Not as scary as it sounds, TK Maxx are also running a campaign throughout April called Give Up Clothes For Good. All you have to do is bag-up unwanted clothes and drop them off at your local store; all money raised will go to help Cancer Research UK.

Image of Aber Grace and her family via.

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  • Geraldine Looker

    Thanks for the info, will drop something off!

  • Kylie

    Sounds like a great cause, I hope they do well out of this collaboration with TK Maxx. I love your laid back outfit, you hair looks so good up like that. Also I have literally just bought a chambray shirt, no idea why I never had one before x

  • adele

    I love the concept of being able to trace back to the maker of the bag & I’m definitely gonna bag up some clothes…thanks for letting me know about it!
    Have a fab Thursday hun xoxo

  • andrea

    What a great idea to beable to trace back who made your bag. A real good cause as well. Hope they make loads of money for One Mango Tree. Love your outfit :) xx

  • Rich

    Bag looks great

  • Elise Walsh

    This is so wonderful I had no idea that TJ Maxx was so involved. I will be looking into the local stores over here to see how I can get involved (and do some shopping of course).

  • Maria D.

    what a great cause, and the purse is so cute!