I'm sure it hasn't escaped your attention that the school holidays are drawing to a close, which means that it's that time of year when parents and kids alike groan because they have to do the dreaded school uniform shopping. Well, this year, George at ASDA have decided to inject a bit of fun and make it less of a headache. They picked some bloggers to take part in a George at ASDA Back to School ‘Little Designers’competition and I was very pleased to be one of them, after we had so much fun with their Easter project.
This time around, they gave me £20 to spend online on the George at ASDA school uniform page, as well as a plain white backpack to customise with a selection of funky fabric paints and crayons.
I was really impressed with the prices - for £20, I managed to get :
Grey School Box-Pleat Skirt - size 15-16, £6.50
School Deep V-Neck Jumper - Black - size 15-16, £6
Black Teen Jersey Tube Skirt - Longer Length - size 15-16, £6
Sophie may only be 11 but she's very tall for her age (and, as I've mentioned before, already has huge size 8 feet !) so I needed to buy age 15-16, which is the most expensive size. If you're buying for younger kids, you'll manage to find even lower prices.
Here's the backpack when it arrived :
And here it is when Sophie had finished customising it. "I Love London", Olympic torches and rings, Union Jack flag ... you can tell what Sophie has been interested in over the summer !
Here's Sophie showing off her first outfit - the pleated skirt is a bit creased because it's just come straight out of the envelope (naughty mummy !).
And the second skirt. I wonder if she'll still look as smiley when she's actually going to school !
Both skirts are the same size but the pleated skirt is a bit on the small size, whereas the tube skirt is perfect.
George’s campaign tag line is: ‘CHOSEN BY MUMS; TESTED BY KIDS; GUARANTEED BY GEORGE’. In the video below, you can actually see it being tested on one of the UK's most difficult army assault courses!
Disclosure : I received £20 to spend on school uniform at Asda, as well as a backpack customisation kit. All participating bloggers will also be entered in a competition to win ASDA vouchers (and the blogger with the most comments will also receive a prize so please feel free to leave me a comment below !)
for more information : http://direct.asda.com/george/school-uniform/D10,default,sc.html
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