Loving Life after 50

Rama Tiger, or Catch a Tiger by the Tail

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

 Happy Hump Day Peeps, and I am almost back to normal and am busily preparing for our big Tragically Hip Party on Saturday ( or the day otherwise known as Kent’s Birthday. Yes it’s true I just jump from one party, to an event, to another party.. that is life when you grow up.

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

 Notice anything about the pictures? Anything? Yep no blue sock…. I am brace free and today I took a walk on the wild side with a pair of wedge heels from Giant Tiger. Now before you get to excited and run to the nearest GT Boutique to get your own fabulous pair I have to confess these are a few years old. GT Boutique is inexpensive but not cheap, real difference there folks.  I have had these awesome sandals and this sundress for awhile ( the dress is ten years old.. I know how cray cray is that).

The sandals are great because the ankle strap is actually giving me some additional support so I don’t get crazy. This was a fun outfit to celebrate my return to real shoes and a fitting outfit considering the fact that Giant Tiger was a major sponsor at the Retreat last week, so lets rush through the outfit pics and get to some serious talk.

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

wedge sandals from Giant Tiger

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

Giant tiger Sundress and natural wedge sandals with a crochet cardigan

 PS Did I mention the weather totally changed today and we are getting 60mm of rain. Seriously hasn’t rained all summer and now this.

Giant tiger Sundress and hunters

Giant tiger Sundress and hunters

NOW

So #letsgorama and talk about one of my all time favourite retailers.  Giant Tiger, totally Canadian and originating in Ottawa.  I actually can tell you stories of how when I traveled to Ottawa on Union business 20 years ago I always made a special trip to the By-ward Market and the GT Store.  I have been a fan for years and when I discovered they were a sponsor well……

Giant Tiger is the all-Canadian family discount store for Fun Smart Savings.
Friendly and fun, Giant Tiger stores are stocked with affordable, on-trend home and family fashions, brand-name groceries and everyday necessities at low prices. Each trip to a Giant Tiger store is unique, with fun surprises and new deals to be discovered in store during each visit. Giant Tiger delivers low prices and outstanding value to its customers every day.

Canadian owned and operated since the first Giant Tiger store opened in 1961 in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, today the privately held company has more than 200 stores in 8 provinces across Canada and employs more than 7,000 people. Giant Tiger’s home office is located in Ottawa, ON at 2480 Walkley Road.

Giant Tiger is a proudly Canadian family discount store with convenient locations in many Canadian communities. Almost all Giant Tiger stores are franchised and stores are connected and committed to the communities they serve. Store owners work in the store and live in the community. Each year, Giant Tiger donates millions of dollars to local charities, groups, teams, events and associations, supporting and bringing together Canadians and their communities.

Friendly, the Giant Tiger is the official mascot and makes hundreds of appearances at various charity and community events, store openings or celebrations. Friendly is guaranteed to make every event fun and memorable for children and adults alike.
Truly a company I can get behind, affordable and community minded, 

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

To start the amazing experience were some lovely gifts from GT, a gorgeous blanket scarf ( cant wait for fall) a notebook, a gift card ( #letsgoshopping) and some gourmet jelly beans. Funny thing is I was checking out these beans my last trip to GT so hello anxious to try. For the recors they were subsequently opened for movie night and yes they were delicious.

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

Tuesday morning we had the pleasure of meeting Karen Sterling, VP of Marketing at Giant Tiger
 ( actually I had the pleasure of sitting with Karen at the amazing dinner Monday night).  Karen spoke to us about Stayling Relevant in an ever changing Market ( something GT has done  very well).  I took so many notes and tweeted so many of her hashtags can we say fangirling…. but her comments were so on point and provided me with a wealth of information.  I look forward to implementing many of her suggestions.

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

and then we previewed some of the new lines, Karen brought a selection of woman’s clothing that were drool worthy.  I am so excited to head out and see what I can find for myself.  Also looking forward to checking out the fringe ankle boots I found on line.

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

and then we have the kids line… one previously I may have skipped over but now with a new baby
( not mine peeps) on the way in October, well I guess Carly’s little “bean” will be stylish in GT.  Who knew there were so many options for boys… I mean I knew girls stuff but GT also has a great selection for the little guys.  I am hoping they expand the collection of infant bedding before Fall. Glamma’s are allowed to go over board and when its from a Canadian Store, well lets keep the economy going right?

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

#letsgorama and Giant tiger

and just in case you are interested there may be a Twitter Party on the 18th that you want to check out.

Please Join them on August 18th at 9 pm EST! RSVP here
  • Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • Time: 9 pm EST
  • Hashtag: #GTBack2School
  • Hosts: @GTboutique, @SJConsulting_CA
  • Eligibility: Open to Canada
Prize #1 – $200 Giant Tiger Gift Card
Prize #2 – $100 Giant Tiger Gift Card
Prize #3 – $50 Giant Tiger Gift Card
Prize #4 – $50 Giant Tiger Gift Card
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Hope to tweet you on the 18th