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School gates style: New Look's summer sale bargain

Updated: Jan 9

A little bit in love with my bargain £12 New Look skirt.



When the warmer weather arrived it made me realise I was not summer wardrobe ready. I headed straight to the shops (with Ruggie 1 in tow, poor boy) to see if I could be inspired. I spotted New Look had a 60% sale on. I was in.


After scanning rails and rails of sale clothes, most of them I have to say were not school-gates appropriate, I stumbled across the midi skirts. I am a little obsessed with a skirt, t-shirt and pumps combo at the moment, so this rail had me at hello!


Since my life has become more mummy at the school gates, than mummy at the office, my wardrobe is extremely casual. I think I've also forgotten how to walk in heels! Because I'm all for a doesn't-look-like-I'm-trying-too-hard look, the denim midi skirt caught my eye. I mentally ran through my criteria boxes:

Can be worn with pumps? Tick.

Practical? Tick.

School gates appropriate? Tick.

Doesn't crease? Tick.

Can get away with a few greasy hand marks? Tick.


Not only did it tick all of my boxes but it was just £12. Bargain. I was sold. Even Jack (Ruggie 1) told me it looked nice. I think he was trying to get me out of the changing rooms. He also had his eye on some sweets at the till!


The Blue Tie Waist Denim Midi Skirt from New Look is still in the sale as I write this. So go bag yourself one if it's your style.


Please do share any other school-gates-appropriate-fashion with me. I'm always up for a shop (I hope my husband isn't reading this)!


Abbie x



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