As you know, I am a primary teacher with a penchant for pretty dresses. The clothes I wear at work need to reflect my personal style, whilst remaining professional and comfortable. The kind folks at F&F were kind enough to gift me with £40 to send me back to school feeling confident and ready for a new term. I chose to invest in two dresses that I could style in different ways.
Firstly, I chose this fit and flare dress for £22. My wardrobe holds an abundance of patterned blouses with quirky collars. I’m always looking for alternative ways of wearing them, rather than teaming them with the traditional black trousers. This bottle green tunic dress fits seamlessly into my wardrobe. What’s better? The dress is knee length. Once the warmer weather arrives, I’ll be able to wear it without a blouse or tights and still feel professional.
Secondly, I chose this heart print tea dress for £18. After seeing this instore, I was delighted to discover it came in petite sizing when ordering online. You can also buy this dress in burgundy, a colour tipped to be huge for autumn/winter. I chose the black dress as I felt it would be incredibly versatile. I can add colour with my tights and choice of handbag. I also plan to wear this dress with black tights and my yellow satchel.
Did you notice my shoes? Of course, they’re new too and also F&F. Using Tesco Clubcard Boost, I was able to turn £5 of my Clubcard vouchers into £10. With a sensitive sole, these Mary Jane wedges are so comfy. Whilst being a bargain at £15, they provide me with a little extra height and save my feet from the pain of heels after a 12-hour day.
I’m so pleased with each of my F&F purchases. They’ve given my wardrobe a new lease of life and will definitely help me to feel confident for my fifth (fifth!) year in teaching. It’s clear to see I’m a convert and will most definitely be returning when it’s time to update my work wear again.