Shine On Saturdays!


This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.


One of Lenny's favourite things to do is picking out what clothes she wants to wear in the morning.  I think she might have a future naming fashion designs - she's dubbed a beach coverup of mine with a Pucci inspired print my "happy bubble shirt" and she is the proud owner of several "pocket dresses".  The toddler's sudden and rabid interest in fashion has inspired me to try and step up my fashion game too.  Having a new baby threw me deep into yoga pant mode, but now that she has opinions about these things, even after this debacle, I've been, if not always on my A-game, pinning like I am.

That's why, when I was invited to attend the Gap Kids Shine On Saturday event here in Toronto I was excited. It promises to combine the fun of fashion and shopping with all of the crafty goodness I look at online but very rarely actually do in real life.  I think Lenny and I are in for a treat!

Merrilee Liddiard, the super-inspiring Designer behind the beautiful blog Mer Mag has created arts and craft projects for tots and their grown-ups to create in store!  We're looking forward to unleashing our inner artists with the projects that Merrilee created inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim - Jewel Box Skinnies for girls (the new skinny jean updated in bright stretchy denim) and Action Stretch Denim for boys (designed for play all day- it’s denim that’s made to move).  From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape and colourful, custom journals that older kids can use when they go back-to-school it sounds like more creativity is going to be expressed and on display than at your average trip to the mall!  How cool is that?

This month, select GapKids stores in stores in North America will host Shine On Saturdays events.  The Toronto events are happening on the following dates at the following locations:

Saturday, August 11th - 10am - 1pm
GapKids at The Eaton Centre
260 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario 

Saturday, August 18th - 10am - 1pm
GapKids at Yorkdale 
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, August 25th - 10am - 1pm
GapKids at Square One 
100 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario

I'd love to hear from anyone who made it out in our city (and of course see your creations)!

And now, to brighten your day (it is so gloomy in the Tdot today!) take a look at these AMAZING kids in action.  

I'll report back with all the details of the event for you guys, including our completed art projects.  I feel like a regular Elsa Klensch!  

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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