When hubster and I got engaged in 2006 my parents bought us a washing machine as a gift. It was my Mum’s version of history repeating itself as her Mum had bought her a fridge for their engagement. Ye may giggle – I’m sure I did at the time but I was sure as hell happy to receive a brand spanking new washing machine into my house.
Little did I know then just how valuable this appliance would become in our lives. Pre-kids I probably chucked some underwear and a few going out tops (that curry chips stain situation was never pretty) in every week and went about my business. But now that same said machine is still with us (albeit in a different house – but it made the move) and is our house hero/work horse.
4 kids, Irish weather and school uniforms means that it is on daily and sometimes multiple times in 24 hours. With all this washing & drying I need to know the uniforms can withstand the pace – in a “if you can’t take the heat well then get out of the kitchen” kinda way.
I’ve been buying Marks & Spencer uniforms for the past 5 years – from way before I ever partnered with them here. They are my go to every September. I keep going back yearly because simply because they last (and I don’t have to iron them! Like ever!!!!!)
Caoilinn’s non-iron school shirts can be found here (ps I LOVE these). Her skinny leg trousers here.
The engagement washing machine and the Marks & Spencer uniforms meet on a daily basis. They know each other intimately at this stage. But thankfully they get on just fine. I find their uniforms do what it says on the tin. They last the full school year and non-iron really is non iron. I just hang the on a hanger straight from the machine.
You can find Ollie’s red trainers here, his white t-shirts here and his unisex trakkie bottoms here.
I have shirts in my kids wardrobes at home from last year and the year before just waiting to be called upon whenever needed. I’ve also managed to sneak in a few pieces that are bang on trend and easy to wear for myself too this year.
You can find the horse sweater here and my navy pleated skirt here. The skirt has the comfiest waistband ever!
I’m a great believer in if it ain’t broke well then just don’t go fixing it. Hence why year on year I am happy with the wear my children get from their uniforms. And I however, have found some gorgeous pieces for myself too that will see me confidently through the winter.
Your’s, staring the mass of fallen leaves on my driveway and wondering how these season’s changed so quickly,