Maternity Style Edit // Blossom And Glow

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Finding maternity clothes, which allow you to maintain your usual style, but can also go the whole 9 yards (-see what I did there 😉 or in the case of pregnancy, the whole 9 months) seeing you through from bump to breastfeeding and beyond is no easy task. So, I thought I’d share with you a few of my saviours, some of which I’m still using at 4 months postpartum. View Post

Beyond the nappy changing bag with PacaPod // A Bag for life….

pacapod, pacapod changing bag, nappy bag, cool bananas, cool bananas blog, Bags & shoes, they’re my thing. My approach towards purchasing & owning them however, are pretty different: When it comes to footwear, in my humble shoe-lovin’ opinion, one can never own enough pairs (my vice is flats, specifically, trainers). They have an ability to transform any outfit, instantly. I wouldn’t say that I’m a shoe snob as such, but I do believe in quality, & try to buy them for longevity, besides everything else they have to be well made. Building up a shoe collection that even Jimmy would envy, doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either it’s pretty accessible. View Post

My T-Shirt Of The Moment // Hint, it’s another slogan number….

cool bananas, cool bananas blog, gray by southwood storesI’ve confessed my love for a good slogan t before– having a word, or a motto splashed across your chest (ooh er, that unintentionally sounded very raunchy. Sorry!) can feel empowering, remind us of how to behave, or can give us a little motivation. & That can never go out of fashion, can it?

Developing an unhealthy fondness of Instagram, has introduced me to brands I may have possibly have missed had I not connected on the social media platform with other bloggers, & mamas alike. It’s a place I really do escape to & find inspiration from. View Post

Heart on my sleeve: Life philosophy on my t-shirt…….

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My current favourite life philosophy: Don’t be a dick. Tshirt From The Lost Lanes // ETSY Freebird Apparel

I’m a positive soul, but for one reason or another I’ve been feeling a little despondent lately with behavior I’ve witnessed on the increase in society (not you reading this, obvs, you’re totally awesome *hi fives*). View Post

Celebrating 65 years of the ‘Original Desert Boot’ with Clarks……..

cool bananas, cool bananas blog, clarksTop designers have been feverishly paving the way recently, for comfortable, stylish flat footwear, & the high street is adorned with a vast array of desirable styles. Regardless of your ‘natural’ height, feeling confidently stylish or bang on trend in flats can take a little imagination. View Post


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Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow’ According to some, this philosophical phrase originates from a 14th century English proverb (Although, there isn’t really any concrete evidence to prove this). There are plenty of alternate ways of wording this, including ‘Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow’ which made an appearance in A.B Johnson’s The Philosophical Emperor a Political Experiment, in 1841.

Regular readers & especially my Instagram followers will know, I love inspirational quotes. I’m especially sentimental about words of wisdom that have been taught to me as I’ve grown up, & passed on from people I profoundly respect. This one in particular my Dad introduced me to (& it pains me to say this, but he’s nearly ALWAYS right. What can I say? He knows his shit!)

What does it mean? A plethora of connotations really:

The principle that great things come from small beginnings. When a child is born it is like a tiny acorn, & just like the acorn children are full of potential to grow big, strong & unique in every way.

As a symbol, the acorn is iconic in nature & according to some, wearing an acorn will increase your fertility and strength. View Post