The school summer holidays are a whirlwind. At any given moment I’m on hand to make things happen – whether it’s painting, baking or firing bows and arrows in the park. It’s full-on, and I’m here, there and everywhere. Which calls for practical dressing. My pretty dresses aren’t ideal when the paint’s flying. What should I swap them for?
A denim pinafore dress and a rucksack. Perfect for days with the kids: practical but fun, sensible but a bit childish. There are lots of pinafores and rucksacks in the shops this summer. It’s hard to know where to start looking, especially when you’re short on time (who isn’t?).
Which is where Octer comes in. It’s a shopping site that allows you to search for items across a huge number of retailers at once. I looked up denim pinafores and was able to quickly search through lots of styles from different stores, until I found the perfect one. It saved me trawling through lots of sites, and once you’ve found something you like, you click through to the retailer’s website and order as usual. The same was true for rucksacks – I quickly found one I really liked at a great price from a brand I’d never come across before.
I’ve thoroughly tested my new items out. They were perfect for a summer day at a castle, followed by an evening at the park sipping Pimm’s and throwing tennis balls around!
Items courtesy of Octer who invited me to try out their website. All words, thoughts and images are my own.