Ellen’s New Gap Collection Is Totally DIYable
Ellen already worked her way into our hearts many years ago with her humor and warm heart, but more recently she’s been integrating herself into our wardrobe as well. The talk show host and comedian released her own home decor and clothing line a little while back and more recently launched a collection with GapKids.
The new line (which used models with some pretty impressive resumes) is pretty much exactly as playful as you’d expect it to be. Expect to find tees with slogans that read, “And though she be but little she is fierce” and “be your own hero.” The collection is packed full of back-to-school duds that are perfect for both the classroom and the playground alike, but there is one item included in the collaboration that has really stolen our hearts: DIY patches.
Whether your little one (or maybe even you) wants to spell out their name or give their favorite denim jacket a happy face upgrade, there is a patch every kid will love. We’re totally digging the DIY element Ellen and Gap have included here. Now kids can not only go back to school shopping, but they can also start back to school making! If anything is going to help get rid of that summer brain drain, it just might be a good, old fashioned DIY project.
What’s your favorite piece from the ED + GapKids collection? Share with us in the comments below.
(Photos via GapKids)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!