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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH CLARKS


I still can't believe Amelia will be starting school on Wednesday! (When I say school I actually mean the nursery year, but it's at the school she will going to next year when she starts the reception class). These past 6 weeks have just flown by but it will be great to get back into a routine of some sort again - although I'm not looking forward to getting up earlier than usual.

This week I have been getting all of Amelia's school uniform and supplies ready, it's weird that she will be wearing a uniform now, previously she was in two days a week from April in the afternoon club and would be mixed with some of the older kids in the class she will be going into this year. She would always ask why they wore uniform and she didn't and I would reassure her that she would be soon, and now the time has come! I have to admit it does seem a little pointless wearing a uniform for two hours a day only to get it dirty.


We bought all of her uniform from M&S which I tried on this weekend only to find that the majority of it is too big so I had to order age 2 instead in hope that it will arrive in time! Fingers crossed. Joys of having a tall child with a skinny waist, as the trousers in age 3-4 won't stay up. I still need to pop into the school uniform shop to pick up a smaller jumper but other than that I think we're all ready. I bought her a new bag as she will need a bigger one for two days of the week when she'll be staying longer for the lunchtime club.


On Friday we popped into our local Clarks store to buy Amelia's first pair of school shoes. It was pretty busy but thats expected with it being so close to the new term. We didn't have to wait too long and were given a ticket to wait in line. Whilst we were waiting to be measured one young girl brought us over a few pairs of shoes to look at, which I thought was really good especially as Harry was getting a little restless we didn't want to be waiting around too long. Shortly after it was our turn to have Amelia's feet measured and she was a 9 1/2 F which I thought she would be as her size 9 shoes are all too tight on her.


It didn't take long to choose a pair of shoes we liked and Amelia tried them on and walked up and down. They fit comfortably and still have room for a little bit of growth. Although I'm not sure how long they will last as Amelia does have big feet for her age. We chose the Tasha Bay black leather shoes which I thought looked really nice and feminine with the heart buckle. They are available in Infant and Junior sizes 


They look very well made and robust which is what you want when buying a pair of school shoes. Of course we can't say how long they will last but I've heard nothing but good things about Clarks school shoes and would much rather have a pair of studier shoes which will last longer whilst allowing her feet to grow. 


I was really impressed with the service we received in store given how busy they were and am glad we went in to try them on rather than purchasing online which I would usually have done. I think when she grows out of these I will try a pair of black patent shoes or boots for the winter months. The Tasha Bay shoes are £30.00 which some may say is rather expensive for a pair of shoes especially for a child however for Clarks you are paying for quality and being such a reputable brand you know what you are paying for.


If you're still needing to buy your kids school shoes you can book a shoe fitting appointment online by clicking here, it can get pretty busy so I would highly recommend booking an appointment.

* We were provided with a voucher to try out the Clarks service. All opinions are our own and 100% honest. For details on how I work with brands take a look at my work with me page. 

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17 comments

  1. She looks so cute in her uniform. I kinda wish Paige was wearing one but it's nice she can save that for reception next year. x

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  2. She looks so grown up but so, so cute! A is starting reception on 8th and I have no idea where the time has gone. I love the colour of Amelia's jumper x

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  3. I'm in love with Clarks shoes ATM, they have the most beautiful shoes for us adults as well as children!

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  4. I got confused about her starting school until you said it was nursery. I find it odd how many schools have a nursery year actually in with reception children, rather than a pre-school, and when so many children don't go full time to preschool. Feels weird having a full school uniform to me.

    £30 is good for a pair of school shoes if they're properly measured ones rather than supermarket or the like. Clarks shoes aren't good for N's feet, so we go to an independent shoe shop near us - we tried 2 pairs of shoes suitable for his feet, and of course the ones he said were more comfy were the ones that were £50! At least shoes last them until they grow out of them, because they only wear them indoors, outdoors they wear trainers or wellies.

    Hope her first day in this stage goes well

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  5. She looks adorable in her uniform! I love clarks shoes and always use to get my eldest her school shoes from there and they use to last her ages. xx

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  6. Ahh, good luck to you all with her starting. She looks very cute in her uniform! #TriedandTested

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  7. You just can't beat Clarks for school shoes - we have a Clarks outlet near us which is really good.

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  8. Aw she looks so adorable in her school uniform - so grown up! Our little one is currently only 8 months but I can imagine how the time must fly. It's great that Clarks do appointments - no parent wants to be hanging around for too long with restless children. #TriedTested x

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  9. Aww how cute are they! The best bit about going back to school is new school shoes for sure! Such a lovely read! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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  10. Wow I didn't know you can book appointments! What a great idea. She looks so smart! My 3 year old is off to the school nursery too but not until the end of September so I am going to wait a week or so to get shoes. Good luck to Amelia!
    #TriedTested

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  11. She looks so adorable Kerry! The shoes are cute! xx

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  12. Bless her, she looks so grown up! Darcie is back off to nursery next week but I feel she is already ready for school! She keeps asking when she is going to start... don't want her to grow up so quickly! Time really does fly xxx

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  13. The whole point of school uniform is to get that dirty instead of your best clothes ;)
    She looks very smart and school ready! We've always relied on Clarks for shoes.
    Thanks for linking up your review with #TriedTested this week x

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  14. She looks adorable in her uniform! I hope she is enjoying it.
    My little one starts next year, dreading it already, time flies by too fast!

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  15. I've had school shoes from everywhere for my kids. Usually a pair a term as I did buy cheap but worked out dear in the long run. As a test I forked out for Clarks for both of them last school year and they did last a whole full year! So worked out the same in cost wise 1 pair of Clarks (£50) vs 3 pairs of supermarket/shoe shop (£10-£15) This year I've brought Tesco school shoes as I was asked to review their new range...so will see how they hold up to scuffs and scrapes and the soles wearing. Amelia looks cute btw.

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