A shop keeper see's me coming into his exclusive school wear shop and magically ups his prices by a million percent. I am not lying. Im so telling the truth. Not that we are rich, far from it but today, when we went to buy belle her snazzer new uniform for secondary school, I might well have robbed a bank to pay for it.
For 4 blouses, 3 trousers, one blazer and one tie - guess how much? I dare you to be right. Considering we have gotten away with uniform scot free for the past 6 years with belle being so wee and in non restrictive insignia markings. Well, I'll tell you. £100. Frittening it was. And this is without PE kit. Belle is excluded from secondary school PE, but can you imagine her playing hockey? LOL.So compare this then. I went to Primark this afternoon and bought 2 skirts, 2 sets of kiddies pyjamas, one beautiful fleecy blanket, 1 pack of footless tights in a dashing shade of peacock blue, pyjama bottoms for me and a little purse for £22. Know what I mean? Merry shagola, School uniforms is a line of business I want to be in. **cue cogs whirring.......zzzzzzzzzzzzrrrrrp!**. Talking of footless tights, i love these stripey lil things I wear now and again. Does anyone know where I can buy more lace edged footless tights that dont cost the earth?
So the fitting - we knew that there would be nothing for Belle in her size so its being ordered in. Im glad we went today and not in August as the turn around for special sizes is 4 weeks. I felt a sense of organised pride that I did go in today. Poor belle was being mothered by all the shop girls who couldnt believe this tiny creature was starting secondary school. I think, secretly, Belle enjoyed the fuss. The girls in the shop couldnt do enough for her. She tried a ton of stuff on and I played the scene of Julia Roberts ala Pretty Woman in the shop. Ellie was so pooped by the end of it, she fell asleep in the car. All I have to do now is wait for the kit to come in and I can take pictures. I was rather choked seeing in her blazer (albeit 3 sizes too big!). I know Im going to wrack my eyes out come start of term. BWAH!
Made this yesterday if anyone fancies grabbing it. Ive been over at Ikea Goddess website (link is to the left here) recently to download a ton of free stuff for some spesh projects of late, so to repay the freebie fest I have made this. throw it all back in the mix girls xx
You can download this cheery little number here