You take what is yours and I'll take mine

Top: Matalan. Maxi skirt: River Island. Belt: Matalan.

Right I'm going to be well and truly British right about now, and moan about the weather. BUT SERIOUSLY, what is wrong with it?! Can it not make up it's mind at all? I know I'm bad at decision making, but hello, weather controller is far worse. And by that, I mean. I like the sun. I like to get my legs out. I don't mind the cold, I wrap up warm. But this awkward not cold enough for tights, but too breezy for short dresses, is no fun in the morning. Even Littlebum agrees.
Honestly, I got changed 7 times before leaving the house today (Littlebum counted). I desperately wanted to wear my maxi, thinking it would be just the right outfit. But then I struggled. What to wear with it?! I've always struggled how to layer a maxi.. I'm forever eyeing up people wearing chunky knits, and beautiful jackets with them.. But I just look a right old plonker if I'm honest.
So, yes, I waited till I got back home from my lovely afternoon, to change back into this, and sit in my garden drinking a milkshake.
I really do live on the edge sometimes.

P.S I'm selling some of my many clothes.. You can look here if you want to take them into a good home.

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  1. Love this outfit, River Island's maxi skirts are so nice :) totally agree with you about the weather, I wore a skirt today and had to take tights with me just in case! x

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    1. River Island really do do the nicest maxi's! I think I should invest in another! We don't need tights then :)

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  2. Ooh i love the print on that maxi skirt you beautiful thing! i had a milkshake in the garden as well today, a banana one and it was very yummy. hope you're well!

    Julia x

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    1. Thanks Julia! ooh a banana milkshake, I haven't had that flavour in aaages.. we opted for a fudge brownie one! MM.x

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  3. Love the print on that maxi!
    I feel the same about the weather, we really are in limbo once again aren't we?! But yep, I too have been looking at maxis to save the day, I've been wearing them with 3/4 sleeve tops to avoid needing a jacket :) xx

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    1. YES we really are. It just doesn't know what to do, but the worst bit is that it's still quite warm. URGH! 3/4 sleeve tops sounds ideal, except I don't really own any.. Must add basics to my list :)

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  4. I so badly want a maxi skirt but I am so short, I really don't think I could pull it off :(
    You look lovely dear. xx

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    1. I bet you could! I'm only 5ft 4/5/6? I don't know paha! DO IT. try one!x

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  5. Completely agree about the weather, it's so annoying. Love this outfit though, I might have to invest in a maxi skirt myself. The only thing I tend to wear with a maxidress is a denim jacket or gillet as nothing else seems to look right on me x

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    1. Arr see I think if I had a maxi dress I wouldn't have as much problem, I don't know why I think that.. But I'm weird! Oh weather is tricky!

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  6. Beautiful skirt! Maxis are good for this weird inbetweeny weather we're having. Love your clothes page - the hints underneath made me laugh! x

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    1. They really are. Because it's still too hot for tights, and tights should just be for winter!

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  7. I love that skirt so much, looks very African-ish! I'm starting to really like blue these days :) x

    jodieolivia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I like your thinking there! Blue is taking over my wardrobe lately too :)

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  8. That skirt looks really lovely on you Katy!! xXx

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  9. That skirt is SO lovely on you! Looks like you can style maxi's perfectly! But I know hwat you mean, they always look like they should be easy breesy but somehow lots of things don't work out how I want them to with them! This is a look I'll be emulating though :)
    xxx

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    1. They really do don't they, but actually they're liars, because I think they're quite tricky buggers!

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  10. I'm the shittest stylist ever so I fully appreciate how difficult it must be to style a maxi! Love what you've done with it though, sweetpea.

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    1. Oh it is, and I'm not a good stylist either!

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  11. Love your maxi skirt! I am always clueless about what to pair with them, the length of them throws me sideways, but you did a b-e-a-utiful job :) x

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    1. Ha! Sometimes the length gets me too, I hate my shoes showing, but then when it sweeps across the ground it gets wet! boo.

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  12. The weather has gone crazy I agree! Sunny when I left this morning so didn't take a coat, felt like winter by the time I arrived at work without a coat then warm again this afternoon! The maxi skirt seems like a good weather choice, and it's a lovely print!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. EXACTLY Caroline.. But if you hadn't taken a coat, it would have poured I bet!

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  13. I love your skirt!! You look gorgeous:)

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  14. Love this skirt, it's gorgeous :) Definitely agree about the weather, I'm sick of not knowing what to wear! x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. I vote it goes away so we can just have some half decent weather :)

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  15. Even in New York the weather has been bipolar lately. I have to change my outfits about 3 times a day too. I love this maxi skirt though. It's nice a summery and airy, but still covers you up and (hopefully) keeps you warm!
    Ava Tallulah

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    1. Its silly isn't it that we have to change so much! But I'm too cold with bare legs, but too hot in jumpers and tights. BOO!

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  16. Lovely outfit! I never know what to wear on my top half with my maxi skirt(apart from a top of course)

    xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

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    1. Haha OH Megan, imagine if you didn't, and you were prancing around in just your maxi.. That's totally what I do!

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  17. You look beautiful, the print on the maxi skirt is so pretty! I know how you feel, I sometimes really don't know what to wear with my maxi! xx

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    1. It can be quite tricky can't it.. It always looks like a breeze, but so isn't!x

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  18. I freaking love this skirt! Could do with someone real sunshine here too :( xxxxx

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    1. If the sunshine gets you first, send it my way too please.x

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  19. I want to slap myself every time I talk about the weather at the moment, but its so blooming ridiculous that I just can't help myself!
    That skirt is beauuutiful :) looking lovely as always!
    Kaz x

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    1. I know, we're all turning old,discussing the weather so much! ha.
      Thank you Kaz x

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  20. Love this maxi! You look so pretty, the colour blue really suits you! I know what you mean about the weather, I dressed for the sun today, but got caught in a shower! Luckily I was able to cower inside a shop though!

    Pip x

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    1. Phew! Let's hope you didn't get too wet in the rain. I did but luckily I had my legs covered today! Although my hair went a bit wild!

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  21. ahh katy you look perfect! I love the pattern on this maxi skirt and how you've styled it! it is sososo hard NOT to moan about the weather right now, just constant rain, booo :( weather like this is just not convenient! p.s i'm REALLY craving a milkshake right now:)xo

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    1. It really isn't! Let's sack off book clubs and start a weather club yes?! And we'll drink milkshakes too.x

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  22. Love this outfit :) The skirt pattern is just lovely! xx

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  23. I love this combination! Works so well together and fits you well, too! Great style.

    - Shannon
    www.shannonsometimes.com

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  24. I really like this maxi on you. I'm feeling your pain regarding the weather (I had the heating on yesterday) yikes! its currently dark and raining where I am, hope its better where you are :)

    Jo. x

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    1. That's insane that you had the heating on IN JULY! whhhhaaaaaatttt is this weather?!x

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  25. Your maxi suits you so well, the colour looks lovely on you Katy!
    I never know how to wear them either, I'm going to try it with a loose vest next time, like you! (Ha, copy-cat!)
    But I know what you mean, they're perfect for this rubbish 'summer' we're having!
    xoxo.

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    1. It seems that a lot of people struggle Charlotte.. and yet some people look so effortlessy cool in their maxi's. Try a loose vest indeed :) I'm going to try your stripey tee one too ;) x

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  26. This look is perfect, you suit these colours so much!

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    1. Thanks Sam! Blue is this months theme ;)

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  27. Still in love with this maxi skirt! The one I have it more tightly fitted, I really need to get myself a more flowing one! Also ahem to your weather rant! x

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    1. Yes Laura. get a flowing one, that way you can eat loads ;) haha!x

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  28. I love that skirt, the print is perfect!! I bought a new maxi skirt at the weekend, definitely need them for this rubbish England weather :(

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I think they'll be our weather saviours :)

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  29. sexy mummmaaa, you look amazing! Your hairs getting purty long too, wazoo! xx

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    1. Amy, everyone keeps telling me this.. But I don't think it is!! BOOOO.x

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  30. Cutie pie!!! I am forever talking about the weather on my blog - If i read back on my old posts, i will cringe how much I actually mention it! but srsly, IS SUMMER OVER NOW?! :( xxx

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    1. Haha! Oh Sarah, you'll look back in 4 years time and be like 'Oh this was totally a weather blog'...! LOL.x

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  31. You look amazing you little fittie! Love the print on the maxi dress. Wish I was your neighbour and then I could peek at you wearing glamorous clothes and drinking milkshakes like a peeping Tom! And I wore tights today so I officially deem it cold enough for tights! X

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. III wish you were my neighbour, so we could borrow clothes, and you could peep over at me, and I could invite myself in and we can eat tea and cakes and snuggle up with Bodhi and Schmidt.
      We'll just keep dreaming...!

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  32. I love talking about the weather, it's literally part of our british DNA I'm sure. This is beautiful Katyfull. I love the maxi skirt the pattern reminds me of far off and mystical lands - very Jasmine! I personally wear maxi skirts/dresses ALWAYS usually with something huge over the top as I'm always permanently freezing!

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

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    1. I think you may well be right Sarah. I thought I was turning into an old person, but it appears everyone is!
      Oooh I like that you described me like Jasmine.. Day is made, now I'm off to fly on a magic carpet!x

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  33. LOVE your skirt! you look adorable! xx

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  34. I adore the design of your blog!! Looks amazing! And i love this maxi skirt. Im still trying to find one for myself :)

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    1. River Island, really do have some lovely ones in at the moment :)

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  35. ha, sell the skirt and i'm THERE! its a good'un.

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    1. You'll be the first person I run to when I sell this ;)

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