I knew this time would come eventually but really so soon? How can it be that my little girl is four years old and ready to start school?
School Uniform Shopping
Now that we know for definite which school she is going to in September, we have been able to focus our efforts on getting her school uniform sorted. So believe me when I say, I was counting my lucky stars when an email landed in my inbox asking if I would be interested in reviewing the Matalan Back to School range.
I love Matalan clothes anyway, we are regular shoppers there because the clothes are of good quality and the price is right.
Matalan School Uniform
Yesterday Little Bean had a little trying on session to see how her new Matalan school uniform fitted so that I can start labelling it all up for her. We chose a pair of adjustable waist trousers for those cold winter days (and in the hope that she will start to eat a bit more and be able to let the waistband out!), a navy scallop-edged cardigan and pleated skirts which were really good value being only £6 for two skirts. At Little Bean’s school, they don’t wear white shirts/blouses so we couldn’t get her tops for school.
Summer Gingham School Dresses
I have ordered her blue gingham dresses a size larger as she will be able to wear these next year and they were great value too at only £7 especially when you consider they came with a host of hair accessories to match.
Going into winter we chose a school coat to keep her protected from the elements and she loves this bright pink belted coat which is fleece lined and sure to keep her warm this winter.
£100 worth of school uniform
We were asked to order £100 worth of items from the Matalan School uniform back to school range and for that we got:
- 4 skirts
- 1 pair of trousers
- 1 navy cardigan
- 1 navy sweatshirt
- 2 blue gingham dresses
- 1 pair of school shoes
- 1 pair of plimsoles
- 1 winter coat
- 6 pairs of grey tights
- 5 white vests
- 2 white shirts (for Curly)
- 1 Disney Princesses Lunchbox
- 2 Disney Princesses Snackpots
Now you can’t say better than that for getting your money’s worth, can you? The uniform did not disappoint one bit when I received it and opened the parcel, all of the fabrics are of excellent quality, very well made, comfortable but durable fabrics and a really good price. Obviously the proof will be in the wearing and washing but I know Matalan and I’m pretty sure they won’t let me down!
DISCLAIMER: We were given £100 worth of Matalan Back to School products for the purpose of this post. All words and photographs (apart from the Disney Princess lunch range) are my own and may not be copied without my permission. My opinion remains unbiased.