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Here’s the deal with Jaye’s clothes. If I bought them, they are from Gap. If my mom bought them, they are from Hanna Anderson. Seriously. That’s all she wears. Okay, maybe not entirely seriously. I do buy a lot of Jaye’s clothes from various consignment shops or sales (JBF anyone?), but even then I really look for Gap brand clothes. I love the way they fit Jaye. Makes me think there might be something to the idea that nice clothes fit nicer. I also like how well they hold up. Even used from a JBF sale, the Gap clothes look really nice.
A week ago, Jaye and I headed to the mall just to get out of the house. We ended up at Gap. I got Jaye the cutest pair of little skinny jeans. I can’t wait for it to get cool enough for her to actually wear them. I also got a cute gray hooded shirt (from the boys section). It’s so soft.
Gap is hosting some fun in-person events at certain of their stores called Shine On Saturdays. The events involve fun art projects for kids! Designed by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag, the projects were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim, like the jeans I bought Jaye.
Gap would like to point me to point out that they have colorful “Jewel Box Skinnies” which are an “updated bright stretchy” denim jean for girls and “Action Stretch” jeans for boys that are “designed for play all day- it’s denim that’s made to move.” Apparently jeans for boys are tough and made for action and jeans for girls are just made to be looked at, not for playing in. Give me a break, Gap. How about a little less sexist marketing, particularly since we’re talking about jeans for kids. Kids play all day regardless of their gender. I’m getting more offended as I type, so I’m moving on.
I don’t think the art projects will be as sexist. I think they’ll be fun. If Jaye were a little bigger, we’d be at the mall this Saturday. The Dallas Shine On event is this Saturday, August 25th, from 10am – 1pm at the GapKids at NorthPark Mall. NorthPark is at Central Expressway and Northwest Highway. From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects allow kids to express their creativity!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.