Posts Written On June 30, 2012

Stomping around in @JackLily_shoes

A very special post from my sister in Edmonton!

When little feet start pitter-pattering, it’s time for shoe shopping! Scott started walking just before his first birthday, right as spring arrives and we want to get outside. In choosing his first ‘real’ footwear, I wanted shoes that are light but well built, with good ankle support that will help those toddling steps before confident strides and eventually full-out sprints. There are several ‘pre-walkers’ that’s ideal, except my son’s got big feet. His first pair of runners were size 5.5.

We came across Jack and Lily and decided to try them. There is a wide selection in styles and colours and we picked the Argyle Whites. When they arrived in the mail, I was delighted first of all with the cute little box they come in, complete with a clear window and a handle on top. The shoes themselves are fantastic. Lightweight, with a sturdy yet thin sole, these little guys are well made works of art.

Instead of the single digit sizing, Jack and Lily has a range of months sizing, much like kids clothing. For us, the shoes were a little big for now, so we will have to save them for a while til Scott grows into them. I am curious to see how well the soles hold up on slippery surfaces as it does not have many ridges that works as anti-skidding.

We will let you know in a couple months!

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Passion for Fashion is BACKKK @YesToronto

I hate that I’m always busy or out of town when the Passion for Fashion information sessions come around 🙁 For those of you that are starting a fashion business, want to start a fashion business or are just interested in the Passion for Fashion Program, I seriously advise you to attend these information sessions so that you can find out about the program, how you can benefit from the FREE (yes FREE) business workshops, seminars, mentorships with industry experts and hopefully make your fashion business dreams come true. You might even have a chance to enter the Fashionista’s Den Competition and win one of three cash prizes, which include the Passion for Fashion Award and Eveleen Dollery Award. I went to the award show about a year ago, and left wishing that I had participated 🙁 You only have to be between 16-29 years old, and you don’t even have to have any fashion experience. Doooo It.

You can register for July right now if you want. Here are the dates!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm
YES Head Office, 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 711, Toronto

Monday, July 16, 2012
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), Exhibition Place, 285 Manitoba Drive, Toronto

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm
YES Head Office, 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 711, Toronto

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), Exhibition Place, 285 Manitoba Drive, Toronto

For more information on the program, click here!!

peace and love