I actually can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of July already!! Where has the summer gone (if you can even call it that?!)? In a few weeks we’ll be back to the usual routine of school runs, after school clubs and all that jazz! What’s going to be different this time round is that I’ll be dropping both kids at school now! My little baby girl is all grown up!
Anyway, I was invited by the St Enoch Centre to put together a school run outfit, and I was delighted to accept the challenge! For me, my school run outfit needs to also double up as an outfit for work. So it needs to be smart but also practical.
There was plenty of options at the St Enoch Centre for choosing an outfit, and I started off at Debenhams. They had a few shirt dresses that took my fancy, but that’s not what I ended up buying…
It was in Ness that I found a gorgeous dress that ticked all my boxes. Long sleeves (I have a thing about my upper arms & don’t like them showing), not too short and a lovely soft jersey material with a gorgeous print. The added bonus was that it was in the sale for £20!
I also chose a tartan scarf in similar colour tones to wear with the dress, it was £15.
Next on the shopping list was some shoes, and it was in Dorothy Perkins that I came across some gorgeous grey suede effect ankle boots. Again in the sale, costing £34. I don’t think I could do the school run in high heels, so these boots are ideal. They are super comfy.
I was also needing a new purse that would fit into my small handbag, and I managed to find another bargain in the sales. This time from Fossil. I used to have a large handbag (great for lugging around water bottles, snacks, nappies etc when the kids were small) but now they’re older I find I need less stuff with me and a smaller handbag (with the new purse!) is just perfect for the school run. It’s always handy to have some spare coins available just in case!
Last up is a bright pink lipgloss from H&M. I always feel put together if I’ve got on some mascara and a bright lipstick. Let’s hope the littlest doesn’t steal this one!
It’s not often I go into town to shop for clothes so this trip was a bit of an eye opener. There are some fantastic pieces and bargains too if you just go looking for them!
Thank you St Enoch Centre for providing me with a gift voucher for the purpose of this challenge. Opinions as always are honest & my own.