And I've been a fool and I've been blind

Top: H&M Kids. Skirt: TK Maxx. Boots: Unknown (I've just noticed, they look GRIM)

You will probably never believe me when I say that I've never owned a stripey tee until today, but whatevs it's true. I bought it on my lunch today because I wasn't hungry due to this stooopid cough that just won't do one, so yeah as you do... You buy clothes instead. Normally I would do both. Shop then eat.
When I (sorry Mama Mcfred) bought me this skirt at the weekend, I had in mind stripes.. But I was held back. I have a fear of stripes (along with denim, and buttons). Not literally a fear of them, more so that every time I try one on I look double the size.
So when I saw this one by the front door of H&M I had to try it on. Try it on like I did the 483 times before. And right there and then for once, I decided enough was enough. I had to man up. Eat less. And buy it. I'm such a daredevil.
To be honest, I'm not quite sure if it was the £5 price tag or the fact it was an age 12 that made me feel happy inside.
Either way, mission accomplished. I wore it. But when I saw the mini eggs tonight, it 'accidentally' got lost.


43 comments

  1. love that skirt! and welcome to the world of stripes :) x

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  2. You need more stripes in your life, lady. You look absolutely gorgeous in them! Mind you, you'd probably look stunning in a bin bag!

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  3. I love stripes! So cute! This is the perfect top and anyone who can fit into a 12 year old top needs to relax and crack out the mini eggs!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  4. weird wendy indeed! looking lovely as always possum x

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  5. Getting kids clothes is amazing, I do it all the time just for the kicks. I lurrrve this look, the skirt makes me particularly happy xx

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  6. Love this outfit. I would feel pretty good about a top if it looked that good on me and was age 12! I'd never take it off! x

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  7. The stripes look great! Yellow and stripes, a classic combo :)

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  8. Love this outfit! You look great...I have a fear of stripey tops too. Maybe I need to get over my fear! Sophie x

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  9. Firstly love the fact this top is H&M kids secondly love the mix of stripes with mustard. I have a similar top that I wore with my mustard trousers agggges ago and it's reminded me of it. I now want to wear it :) x

    sweet monday
    sweet monday shop

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  10. I'm sure the fact it's an age 12 should be a good enough indication that you don't need to stop eating, Katy! You look lovely, that skirt is gorgeous! (I fear I may sound repetitive, or creepy.. or maybe both.. but you do always look lovely!)

    Hev xx

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  11. Adore that skirt!

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  12. I have a fear of stripes too, for exactly the same reason! I think I may have to man up like you did though, because you look bloody lavley. The skirt is so cute too :)

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  13. love H&M kids for hats and tops! (even with my short stature the dresses are a little short!)
    we're big kids at heart eh!
    Hope the chesticle infecticle fucks off and soon!

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  14. you in no way look at all big in stripes. you sir are mental!! this looks soo nice on you, lush skirt tooo :) I always distract myself when I wan to eat... it's usually shopping too hahaha xxx

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  15. loooooove your skirt! you look amaaaazing! :) and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! xxxxxx

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  16. Ha I'm a mental Mildred I am. YES eating. Or shopping. This is how we roll (and we will quite literally be rolling when we over eat).xx

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  17. They're hats fit like a dream don't they! There's a spitting image dress in the kids that is like the Topshop midi everyone is wearing.. May get that instead of the Toppy one (will fit us better!!)
    IT'S NOT A CHEST INFECTION.. you sound like littlebum!!xx

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  18. I would never ever wear one. OVER COME IT SELIN. WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER.x

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  19. Haha, yes. BUT also the kids sizes are getting bigger. A kids age 14 is about a 10 in New Look! I found out. Yet half the price, mental hey?!x

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  20. I was very unsure of it not looking alright, but THANKS KIM!! I want to see you in your mustard trousers.xx

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  21. Glad to see I'm not the only one! Definitely brave it.x

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  22. Indeed. Wasn't sure to begin with but like it now :-)

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  23. haha thanks Leanne! Luckily I opted for stretch! The funniest is when you're walking down the street and see a 6 year old in the same one!!x

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  24. I BET YOU GET OFF ON IT.

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  25. Ha thanks normal naureen.xx

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  26. Haha, mini eggs were DEMOLISHED Sarah! xx

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  27. Arr Bee, you're way to cute. FUNNILY I've worn a bin bag out once, not for fun OBVS. Actually it was for fun!xx

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  28. great outfit! I really love the skirt and stripes look great on you :D

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  29. Great Style..:) I found you on Lookbook.

    Feel free to visit me...maybe we can follow each other...
    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  30. Nicolette Gallinelli20 March 2012 at 02:30

    cute photos, love the skirt!!!

    x

    solemeetsbody.blogspot.com

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  31. It's lovely, I often look in kids sections, I have to wonder kids these days must be pretty big or else I'm just still little! Love the skirt too!

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  32. stunning skirt, love the boots as well

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  33. I think you're right, I think we officially can have sex now as these pictures are getting me a little hot under the collar! I think a little rendezvous in the woods is in order. You shouldn't fear stripes because you look like a doll and your waist looks so teeny tiny! I love it when I fit into kid's clothes and I feel I have no option but to buy it! I'm 5"9 and still somehow manage to fit into the kid's section at New Look, I suggest you look there because they sell the same same as the adults but at half the price. Resulttttt! xxx

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  34. elizabeth meyer20 March 2012 at 12:07

    i love everything about this outfit!

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  35. Do not fear the stripes for they make you look rather pretty. I used to think they made me look like a barcode. xx

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  36. Mo Ciao Manhattan21 March 2012 at 09:21

    I can not beleive you have been scared of sripes!! In no way does this make you look bigger, you look tiny!! Please do not eat less!! HA! You're a skinny minnie!
    Love the skirt too xx

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  37. CUUUTE, this is so me! But with bare legs and flats :P Oh btw, you're craaazy. Thankyou for the comment on my blog, so sweet :P

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  38. Really loving the pleated skirt Katy! Looks fabulous paired with stripes :)

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

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  39. stephanie large22 March 2012 at 19:12

    Don't know how this post slipped past my eye, now I have seen it so all is fine in my life!
    BABE this is all really, but I will go on & say you are a huge fittie & that skirt is immense xx

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  40. Loving your skirt! Gorgeous outfit :)

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  41. I love this outfit, I am a huge fan of stripes!

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  42. You look nice ! I love your dress
    Bizs Sandra
    Parolesdebrune.com

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