Bank Holiday Outfit of the Day

Jacket: Miss Selfridge 

Black vest top: Topshop

Skirt: River Island

Sandals: Aldo

Bag: Zara

Nails: Orly – Holla (hands) and Essie Tart Deco (toes)

You guys know I love a good bank holiday outfit post, they seem to be the only time of year when I have the extra time to get off my bum and do these (could potentially be down to the extra day…doh!). Anyway, me and my lovely boyfriend went shopping on Saturday for my birthday presents, as it’s just over a month away, and he was stressing because I couldn’t even think of anything I wanted.

The issue with early birthday present shopping is that I see things I want and I don’t want to wait a month for them! Along with a couple of other bits and pieces, I nabbed this skirt form River Island.  Its high waisted (on me anyway) with a split on the left hand side and has a mini skirt underneath to cater for your dignity. The thing I love most about it is the colour, River Island have this skirt in a fair few colours and textures, most being autumnal shades with 0 shimmer. This baby is grey, with a slight lilac undertone and a shimmery effect that will either seal the deal for you or make you run a mile.

For me it was definitely a “love at first sight” purchase, made better by the price, £24 is an absolute steal! The non shimmery shades are even better at £22 and I spotted them on a few of my favourite bloggers recently, so I’m sure I was subconsciously on the hunt for one. I know summer is pretty much over (Reading Festival always marks the end for me) but I decided I could justify buying this skirt at the end of August as I’m going to the south of France in two weeks and this skirt will also look amazing on a night out with some black heels – so it will definitely be well loved! I wore this skirt yesterday with sandals, a leather jacket and plain
vest top as the weather was surprisingly good and I needed to have my
ankles bare as I was getting tattooed (post coming soon)!

P.S I’ve changed my blog layout slightly, let me know what you think! 🙂



  1. Angelica
    27 Aug 2012 / 7:28 pm

    I'm loving the skirt! You look so gorgeous. I always get my birthday present earlier, as I can't wait for them. xx

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:39 pm

      Thank you, I'm really trying not to this year! So far, so good 🙂

  2. x natasha x
    27 Aug 2012 / 7:52 pm

    really want to see what you got tattooed 🙂 love the whole outfit, and liking the new blog layout too ^.^

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:40 pm

      I'll post it soon, I'm waiting until they heal a bit more before I photograph them xx

  3. Hannah
    27 Aug 2012 / 8:00 pm

    You look beautiful! That skirt is fantastic, might have to go see what other colours they have in River Island xx

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Definitely take a look, they're gorgeous!

  4. Abbi
    27 Aug 2012 / 10:19 pm

    This is perfection! I work in River Island and have stayed away from these skirts as I had no idea how to wear them so thank you for the inspiration! Keep us updated on the tattoo! xxx

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:41 pm

      Aww you're welcome, I had no idea at first either, all I knew was I wanted it! xxx

  5. jae
    28 Aug 2012 / 4:01 am

    That skirt is really hott. What exactly is a bank holiday?

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:42 pm

      In the UK we get certain days off to mark certain things. It's just basically a day the majority of people have off work.

  6. Gem
    28 Aug 2012 / 5:03 am

    I absolutely adore that skirt!! I definitely need it in my wardrobe! You look fab as always 🙂

    Gem x

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  7. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    28 Aug 2012 / 6:58 am

    LOL. You should have bank holiday more often. We all need extra time to do things we like.

    Beautiful outfit. Love the skirt.

    Mom Fitness Journal | Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you lovely 🙂 x

  8. Rebecca
    28 Aug 2012 / 7:12 am

    Absolutely love the skirt! I think it looks gorgeous on you – instantly zoomed over to the River Island website in search of the non-shimmer version (I own nothing shimmery.. I'm just not ready !). Really like the little sandles as well 🙂

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:43 pm

      haha I love this comment, I'm not normally a shimmer gal, so don't worry!

  9. Tabitha
    28 Aug 2012 / 9:05 am

    This outfit is gorgeous…I've been loving River Island for skirts at the moment but have found their sizing to be slightly odd? I got a couple of skirts in my size which are slightly too big, but I tried on the galaxy version of this skirt and it was insanely tight! x

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:44 pm

      I think I agree, these have a slightly smaller fit, I'm normally a size 8 in skirts at the moment, but they only had a 10. I was worried it was going to be too big but it was perfect! x

  10. Hannah
    29 Aug 2012 / 12:17 pm

    That's a lovely skirt and one that i probably wouldn't have picked up if I'd seen it just on a ahnger in the shop. Definitely going to try this on when ym pay chech comes in! xxx p.s. can't wait to see the tattoos!

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you hun 🙂 x

  11. Alex
    29 Aug 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous skirt! No good for my spending ban, I really want this! I'm also getting inked soon, looking forward to seeing what you got!

    • HelloOctober
      31 Aug 2012 / 11:45 pm

      haha, I feel the same about most things I see on blogs! xxx

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