Marks and Spencer school uniforms – one year on

This is a sponsored post! 

With the arrival of the warm weather and thoughts of holidays close to mind it feels like a good time to update my first post on the Marks and Spencer school uniforms. The big lady has worn nothing other than the uniforms from Marks and Spencer so I technically have nothing to compare it to currently but I have myself worn my fair share of uniforms so I know what I’m looking for. Something that washes well, that doesn’t fray at the edges, that doesn’t discolour, that I don’t have to iron (I should have put that one number one!) and that are comfortable to wear. marks and spencer school uniform ireland the two darlings parenting blogger mummy blogger corkFirstly, the pinafores were the biggest hit in this household and there was a lovely selection to choose from. She had two different styles this one with the drop waist being my favourite and it came as part of a multipack so it was good value at €22 for two. There were lovely details on both pinafores, a loveheart on one and a butterfly on the other acting as the zipper.marks and spencer school uniform ireland the two darlings parenting blogger mummy blogger cork I also got her a skirt which she really didn’t like, I think it was supposed to sit a little higher up on her waist than she was comfortable with, the result was she kept pulling it down, her shirt kept coming out and she ended up looking altogether unkempt before she had even left the house. marks and spencer school uniform ireland the two darlings parenting blogger mummy blogger corkThe jumpers and cardigans were lovely quality, she preferred the cardigans mainly because the child is always roasted. There was one cardigan with a lovely cable knit pattern which was just lovely. And after a year of wearing and washing all her jumpers are perfect for the next lady and who knows perhaps even the one after that! marks and spencer school uniform ireland the two darlings parenting blogger mummy blogger corkI also got sets of shirts in the multipacks, one set of short sleeves and one set of long, the short being the preferred option in this house. I got knee socks in two different colours which are lovely and all still perfect. I also got tights which were really nice and thick but three days of her sitting at a table with a piece of wood or something sticking out of it (!) put a swift end to all the tights I bought her…marks-and-spencer-school-uniform-aoife-full-shot

All in all, I am really pleased with the quality of the Marks and Spencer uniforms, the price point was decent and one full school year later it doesn’t look like a tired old uniform she’s wearing, it looks as good as new.

This is a sponsored post – what does that mean? It means I was paid by Marks and Spencer to review the uniforms and was also given a voucher to purchase them. I was not in any way told to write a good review nor was the content of this post dictated to me. I used my own thoughts, opinions and words to create this post which I think (and hope!) you’ll find is, as always, honest and informative! This collaboration was brought about by Shopping Links. 

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