Colour my life with the chaos of trouble

Blouse: Dorothy Perkins. Skirt: Topshop. Shoes: New Look.

There I am moaning that I get ID'd for looking 7 years younger than I am, yet here I am knowing that when I pin my fringe back, I look like I've just left the playground. Not sure a 12 year old would wear a skirt this short though.. Actually I take it back.
This blouse came into my life last week, when I was having one of those 'I have an excuse for everything I buy' week. And the excuse? Well I was ill, I needed something to cheer me up?! Also, I told myself that I know Mama Mcfred will want to borrow it. It's so a her top - she's obsessed with leopard print! NOT like Kat Slater leopard print. Nope, cool leopard print. Like this one.
It still feels so perculiar that I'm still in my own house at the moment. And now little Bear has gone we can finally get some good sleep. Although, after watching Men In Black last night, it doesn't take me much to have nightmares of aliens in my own bed.
I'm off to be a lady who lunches now with my little Laura bum. I'm quite glad we're not hanging at mine, or that will result in her repeatedly going through my wardrobe for things. Apparently I have so many clothes? I don't think so! 
I mean i'm sitting here thinking I have nothing to wear.. So I can't have many at all?


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  1. looking beaut! :-) I love the shoes and the top/skirt combo :-) XXX

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  2. You look stunning! Love the top :)

    xx

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  3. I get Id'd all the time too, I just keep thinking I love it when I really am an oldie! I like your skirt and the shape, very pretty.

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    1. Ha yes I'll maybe appreciate it when I'm 45 or something, but when I walk into a bar and get ID'd because they think I'm 17, then see a 16 year old get in without being ID'd.. I get sad! Boo.x

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  4. Love that skirt! Looks proper lush with those shoes! :)
    I always get ID'd, but I suppose it's better to look younger than older!

    danielleyc.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I suppose I'll appreciate it when I'm old :)

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  5. Such a cute blouse :) I always have to make an excuse to buy clothes - whether it's a valid one or not! ~ox

    simplesophie.com

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    1. I think then we can tell ourselves it's OK to buy them if we have a reason?

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  6. you are so beautiful girl :D ♥

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  7. hahahaha, you should see some of the skirts on twelve year olds in the places I live, i.e. Liverpool and Essex, you know, places with amazing reputations. And my wardrobe is SO FULL, but I never have anything to wear #fashionbloggerproblems I didn't get ID'd when buying gin (in honour of the Queen... sure) in tesco the other day and it made my day, no doubt about it xxx

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    1. Just realised I was only following via bloglovin, dolt. Sorted that out now though (:

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    2. It's poop that I never have anything to wear. Or maybe (I can't believe i'm admitting it) but I have TOO much choice. that's always my problem!x

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  8. You look lurrrvly dahling, please wear your hair like this when you come up to steal me/my dress/both. Have fun at luuuuunch! x

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  9. This is lovely! Have recently discovered your blog but I am awe of all of your outfits, you have a really lovely style!

    Love Scarlett x
    www.scarlettlondon.blog.com

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    1. Arr thank you :) So lovely of you!x

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  10. Lovely outfit, the print on your top is gorgeous ! x

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  11. I always get ID'd! It gets annoying when you're 23 and they think you're 16!!! Ridiculous at times!!
    That skirt looks lovely on you! You always look so cute!!
    x x x

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    1. It really does doesn't it? Boo.x

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  12. I LOVE that blouse, gorgeous skirt too. You look lovely! :-) xxx

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  13. Really cute outfit, I love your skirt and you look adorable <3

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  14. I know what you mean, I look about 5 years old when I tie my hair up/pin my fringe back. Although I get ID'd with my hair down so I can't look too old. My mum always tells me I'll be thankful of it when I'm older and don't look my age, so there's something to look forward to I suppose!
    Love, love, love this outfit! The skirt/top combo is lovely, love the style of the top. Clearly need to get myself down to Dotty P's pronto! Oh and I never have anything to wear either, even though I'm constantly told I have a lot of clothes. I think the problem when you're a blogger is the constant need/want for new clothes or outfit combinations haha. Sorry for that essay like comment! xx

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    1. Yes I think you may be right.. I've probably become one of those people who are all like "can't wear that twice! ha! x

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  15. I love those excuse for everything weeks, I have too much buyers guilt!
    And I like the mix of prints
    NRC ♥

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  16. Love that skirt, this style really suits you!
    I think you look cute with your fringe pinned back, you don't look 12 years old don't worry babe!
    Marie x

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    1. n'aww thanks. Hide's the bum ;) x

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  17. I love the top :) your mom sounds well cool!
    I've definitely had one of those 'I NEED to buy this' weeks too, oopsie :) x

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    1. She is a pretty cool bean! Yes I think I'm having them every single week!x

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  18. You look gorgeous here dollface :)
    I well and truly need that blouse x

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  19. Lovely outfit sweetpea, they go so well together xo

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  20. I love your top katy, especially love the cutouts! Need to get myself a plain black pleated skirt aswell! x
    Dreams and Dresses

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  21. Such a lovely outfit! Love the cut out detail on the top!

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

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  22. I love that top, its gorgeous - open sleeves are so cute!

    Gems x

    Don't forget to enter my First Ever Giveaway - Fashion, Well Done it's open internationally!

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  23. You look lovely here, the pleats on that skirt are so pretty!!
    You should be happy you look younger, when you're 40 you'll look 30, aye aye. Ha! Bad logic? That's what I always tell myself when everyone thinks my younger sister is older than me anyway haha!
    I never know what to wear either, i hate all of my clothes at the moment, but YOU have the most amazing wardrobe!!
    Love, xoxoxo.

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  24. Love this cut out shouldered top...whata babe!!! :)

    shyla x

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  25. This is such a pretty outfit - the skirt is lovely xx

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  26. That top is so cute, I love the cut out shoulders!

    Julia x

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  27. i think i should send you to the jungle party instead of me, mainly because this blouse is haaawt, so are you and fits with the theme.
    lots of luuuuurve livvy xo

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  28. What is your hair growing secret? TELL ME. Tell me now!
    I have this same predicament, although my wardrobe is full of rags. Like cinderella.

    xx

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  29. That skirt looks lovely! And even more so paired with that top :)

    xx

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  30. Absolutely love that skirt! x

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  31. the skirt is so nice! and i love the way you styled the whole outfit x

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  32. i love your skirt, and the shirt is so cute too! i have the same problem! people say i have so many clothes but can never find anything x

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  33. haha i always complain about looking younger too and my bf is like just wait till you get old. love the cut outs in the top!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  34. I absolutely love love your outfit, especially the blouse! You have such a classy and unnique style!!

    rayyofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  35. I love the skater skirt, so pretty :)

    http://avatallulah.com

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  36. oh, how fantastic this outfit is! this blouse is a stunner, and I love how you styled it ♥

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  37. Gorgeous!

    www.constance-victoria.blogspot.com

    x

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  38. Amazing outfit and your photos as well darling!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  39. Lovely outfit - beautiful girl! x

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  40. This outfit is so cute!
    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. Oh wow, I love that blouse, and it looks so perfect paired with that skirt!

    Emily Jane xo

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  42. Lovely outfit!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  43. LOVE the top,so versatile :) xx


    http://2ndhandcinderella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. loving your skirt!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  45. You look amazing, this whole outfit is gorgeous!! Really love your top:) XX

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  46. aww you look so cute, love that skirt!!

    LeaLea
    www.lealeaho.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. Such a cute outfit,
    love it!
    Hannah xo

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  48. Oh I am so in love with this skirt it is untrue! The right size, colour and style! And I'm feeling the 500 Days of Summer reference on the title of this post...yes you do look similar to the beauty that is Zoeey Deschanel! (hope this is a good thing for you!)

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. your hair looks really cute like that, not in a schoolgirl way - just cute ;p i love your top, i've gone a bit mad for open shoulder things lately but the print on your blouse is lovely xx

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  50. That top is really pretty Katy! I love the open arm design!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  51. Your top is sooo pretty, love it paired with that skirt!

    By the way I am holding my first ever giveaway, check it out here...

    http://fashion-nerdette.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/celebrating-over-200-followers-giveaway.html

    xx

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  52. Love that skirt, looks lovely on you. And I really like your hair like that! And I don't have a thing for schoolgirls, promise! X

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  53. Lovely outfit.. I love the blouse

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  54. Love your top, I really want the whole cut out thing to make its way into my wardrobe! Oh and that skirt has pretty perfect pleats, they look so neat!

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