Pineapple Express – A Collectif Clothing Review

When it comes to vintage fashion most people to tend to go all in! whether you’re a pinup princess or rockabilly chick, the outfit selected tends to be only a small part of the the overall look. I see girls dressed to the nines with victory rolls in their hair, winged eye-liner and countless tattoos to achieve the look they want. In my case I take a different approach when I wear vintage items.

Luckily for me many things that are typical of the style feature in my personal style. I don’t remember the last time I went out without my eye liner winged or when red lipstick wasn’t my preferred shade. When it comes to styling vintage outfits I, like many other women consider every element to my look. A few weeks ago I bought a new Doll dress from Collectif. When I first spotted the Fairy Pineapple Print Doll Dress on the website it simply had to be mine! Admittedly I don’t tend to buy clothes that have food images or prints on them but something about this one caught my eye. I usually purchase the Dolores Doll in a size 20 but I thought I would opt for a size 22 in this style for a more relaxed fit around the bust and a little less cleavage.

I really wanted buy a bright and fun dress for the summer and was thinking about what sort of dress I might take with me if I get the chance to reach a sunny destination on holiday. Not only were pineapples a really popular feature in summer fashions this year, they also happen to be one of my favourite fruits so I figured I should make this dress my first ever food print item lol.

The spaghetti straps are a really nice feature and make this dress really comfortable to wear. If like me you enjoy that little bit of extra coverage then a cardigan or jacket would be a nice addition to the look. I’m wearing a jacket that I borrowed from Hanna. This one was available in a previous collection by Old Navy. In keeping with the white of the dress and the choice in jacket I wanted a pair of white shoes. This pair of white brogue style shoes from a previous collection by George were my choice as I wanted something breathable and flat.

What I really enjoy is taking an item and putting my own stamp on the look. I love getting dolled up like a pinup princess but I wanted a more casual and easy look for this dress. I wanted to bring in elements of my usual style and keep things simple. I wore my fringed black hair scarf, signature hoop earrings, and my usual style of makeup. Hanna being the queen of lipsticks borrowed me a burnt orange shade from her collection to match the colours of the dress.

If you like this dress and want to try it out for yourself I have some good news, it’s currently on sale! This dress is now just £14 reduced from £55 and I have to say it’s an amazing fit and such a nice one to wear! There are some other pineapple print items from Collectif too have a look and see what you might fancy!

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Laura Ferry says: 22nd September 2015 6:14 am

    Aw you total beauty! I love how fun and quirky the print on that dress is. You look so happy! xxx

  2. Hanna says: 22nd September 2015 8:15 am

    You look so beautiful Mayah! Absolutely stunning in all the photos. And the print of that dress is so fun! xx

  3. Mayah Thomas says: 22nd September 2015 8:18 am

    Hi Zoe thanks for the message. Take a look at the site because the sizes are going fast in the sale! Glad you like how I styled this one x

  4. Mayah Thomas says: 22nd September 2015 8:19 am

    Aww thanks Laura I hope you're doing well. It was a really nice day when these pics were taken, always helps lol xx

  5. Mayah Thomas says: 22nd September 2015 8:19 am

    Thanks for the compliment Hanna that's so sweet x

  6. Zoe IKIWN says: 22nd September 2015 1:29 pm

    I love that dress, it looks so great on you! The lipstick matching the orange tones in the print is a great touch. Thank you for the heads up about there being a sale on at Collectif, I might have to head on over and have a look for myself.
    Zoe x

  7. Peter-Ndort Ishmael says: 22nd September 2015 9:44 pm

    An African Proverb says – Early morning Sunshine brings life and greetings from nature, – This simile seems to do same; simply another nice combination from Maya, like they say in my local parlance "Keep on Rocking" Maya

  8. Jodie says: 24th September 2015 10:21 pm

    You look fantastic! I wasn't sure about this dress now I'm heartbroken I don't own it (and I think it's sold out in my size).
    I love pineapples too- in my mind they're the party fruit :)