Outfit: bananas for bananas

Bananas are on my mind a lot these days because Sadie is absolutely MAD for them. She’s been slightly tricky to wean – we’re letting her feed herself with finger foods (I nearly never spoon-feed her) and after a cracking start, she decided the only thing she wanted to eat is fruit and anything else would be shouted at. Bananas and strawberries she particularly goes mad for, and it was driving me a bit crazy until I realised if I just gave her one little bit of banana alongside something else, once she’d had the banana she’d eat whatever else was there 90% of the time.

It shouldn’t surprise me that MY daughter has a sweet tooth. I mean, I once wore a skirt covered in chocolates… We share a mutual love of bananas though; I go through phases of eating one a day. They’re one of the only fruits I can stand; strawberries being the other one. So, some preferences are definitely inherited, huh? But anyway, I adore the print on this new Collectif skirt; it’s just the right side of novelty for me. Anything with tropical leaves I already love, but the fun pops of yellow bananas are so cute too.

I’ve found myself selling virtually all of my wardrobe, but in particular anything with a fitted waist or bust – which annoyingly is 80% of what I own. I’ve accepted my shape is just different now, even though my weight is only a few lbs more than pre-baby – I was always a UK 8-10 and now I’ve just become a standard 10. It actually makes buying clothes a bit easier, if I’m honest. I don’t have to get something that’s slightly too small or slightly too big. I feel a bit sad to be saying goodbye to my old favourites (if anyone wants my chocolate skirt by the way, hit me up!), but quite excited to be starting again with building from a capsule wardrobe up (cos who can just stop there, seriously??).

Maybe a banana print skirt doesn’t feel capsule to many people, but to me, it’s a statement piece with colours that lend themselves to other combinations. As I type, I’m wearing it with a tied up denim shirt and leopard print. This skirt is longer than my preference pre-baby, but I actually quite dig the shape on me now. I don’t know what’s changed, maybe it’s the beautiful way this skirt hangs…?

What I’m saying is, this skirt is awesome (and very true to Collectif size if you’re wondering), so do yourselves a favour and get one. Oh, and the top is so unique and wonderfully vintage feeling – I love wearing it just with jeans or capris for a cute casual outfit (it’s also true to size).

Scarf: eBay
Earrings: old
Top: Hillary c/o Collectif
Skirt: Matilde c/o Collectif
Bag: Banned (similar)
Shoes: BAIT Footwear (old)

This look feels a lot like what I think of as the ‘old’ me more now, but I do still like going a bit pin-up now and then. Most of the time though, my style is evolving into something new, and maybe more quickly than it would have because while I’m not working I wear exactly what I want. But I think even when I go back to work I’m going to bring some of the new me into the office – I mean, I might not have the choice because which idiot decided their whole work wardrobe was size 8 fitted pencil skirts…?


  1. April 1, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Ahhh this outfit is just so GREAT! It definitely feels like YOU! It is a bit exciting to have your style evolving. Any evolution can be exciting, whether it’s brought on by body changes, mood shifts, or life changes. Can’t wait to see what you share next!

  2. April 9, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    You look beautiful! I know what changing shapes is like, I had a dramatic body change when I first became very sick last year. Lots of love your way❤️ I’m a long time fan of your style and love your new style too!

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