This is no ordinary school uniform…
Dear Mummy, while browsing in our local M&S you stopped dead in your tracks right in front of the kidswear department. A sea of grey, black and white replaced the summer brights which were relegated to the sale rail. You’ve never paid much attention to school wear, that was until this month. You see I started school in September. I’m going to be a big girl. My mummy had put it off long enough. It was time to bite the bullet and buy my school uniform. But in M&S – this was no ordinary school uniform…
She picked out a grey pleated buttoned pinafore dress. This dress would ensure that I fitted in with the crowd, blended in at the school gates. It was my armour of invisibility helping me to seamlessly fit in with the troops of other little girls taking their first steps in big school.
A white fitted shirt with capped sleeves and peter-pan collar was next to go in the basket. The most impractical colour to ever put on a 4-year-old. But this is no ordinary white blouse. It is a blank page, a way to record my day when she’s not with me. She will read my white shirt as she puts it into the washing machine like a story. Black biro will tell her that I was practicing my handwriting, red paint was when I had messy play and the brown stain was when I was playing out in the school playing fields…oh she hoped it was that!
My black practical school shoes will tread where no parent has tread. In a Year R classroom, squeaking on the newly polished assembly floors and scuffed playing tag with my friends. The more scuffing the more fun I’ve had not standing in line or sitting still. Lastly my school socks, full of dirt, sand, glitter will let her know that she needs shares in Vanish.
No, this is no ordinary school uniform, this is MY school uniform and she can’t wait to embrace it…with me in it.
Love Bella x
Disclaimer: Not affiliated with Marks and Spencers in any way, however they do sell amazing school uniforms.
23 thoughts on “This is no ordinary school uniform…”
Aww! What a smart uniform. I hope she has a fab time at school x
How awesome do you look in your school uniform, I hope you really enjoy being at school.
Oh she looks utterly adorable, and so proud to be in her uniform! My girls have the same uniform, I LOVE the red!
Ah she looks adorable bless her! Hope her first weeks at school go well!
This is so cute! I have always been so jealous of British kids who get to wear a uniform – there was definitely nothing like this when I was growing up in France!
Aww she looks so smart I hope she got on ok at school
I remember wearing my school uniform, i used to hate it
She looks so adorable and what a smart uniform too!
I love everything about the post. It is so very true, I defy any parent not to relate. I hope you have a wonderful time at school x
Aw she looks so cute. I didn’t mind the school uniform when I was younger :)x
Aw beautifully written. I hope that school went well for her and that pop of red is lovely x
The uniform looks really cute and I love the red coat that you’ve chosen. Definitely in a sea of gray and white your little girl with sparkle with that beautiful coat. 🙂
Aww she looks so sweet in her school uniform! Good luck to her 🙂
What a great looking uniform! I hope we get an update on how well it’s lasted!
Aww, you look absolutely amazing! Have a great time at school! xx
She is adorable and she looks so cute in her uniform. I hope she will have fun at school.
Aww your little girl looks lovely in her school uniform. Do like M&S as the quality is really good and will last.
I love the look of school uniforms. Our school doesn’t use them, preferring the children to express themselves as they wish (my daughter has blue tipped hair and a side shave, and she’s only 10 – the school said yes she could!), but I do think school uniforms are adorable.
Awww she looks fab in her school uniform, hope she’s settling in well x
I’ve always had mixed feelings about uniforms, but they are adorable! She looks so sweet.
she looks so sweet! I hope it’s all going well! x
Gorgeous! Don’t they look so grown up in their uniforms! #dreamteam
How is she finding school, Dawn? Oscar is absolutely hating it. I have a battle with him every morning. God knows how we ever get there on time. LOL. And I have to agree – M&S do the BEST uniform. We got all of Oscar’s from there, except his shoes, which Chatham kindly sent us to review 🙂