Outfit: This is Bat Country


Top: Vintage
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: New Look
Belt: Primark

I love the ’80s. It’s my favourite decade fashion-wise, music-wise, everything-wise. A couple of years ago my grandma was clearing out some stuff and gave me this gorgeous batwing top she had bought in the ’80s. It’s a perfect mix of gold glitter and semi-sheer black fabric, and there’s a vague hint of tiger-print too. I love the batwing sleeves, it’s just perfect! The label says it’s a size ‘small’ so I thought there was no way it would fit me, but surprisingly it does. It’s really short though, so I can only wear it with high-waisted things. I wish my mum and grandma had kept more of their clothes from decades past as it would save me lots of time and money having to hunt around for vintage stuff!

The skirt is from H&M and is one of my staple wardrobe pieces. It cost a grand total of £3.99 so of course I had to snap it up in about 4 different colours. I’ve had this skirt for nearly 2 years now and it’s still going strong, who said cheap meant bad quality?! As the top is quite baggy/oversized I think it looks good with a bodycon skirt and a big chunky belt to cinch in my waist. I think it would also look good with a maxi skirt too, but sadly I don’t own one yet. I recently bought my first maxi dress and I love it, a maxi skirt is definitely next on my list!

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • This totally reminds me of a top my grandmother had. Completely beautiful on you and makes me want to go digging for hers:) You are gorgeous!

  • AngelaQ says:

    I love outfits in this style, you look stunning 😉

  • annikaherz says:

    absolutly great

  • kate louise. says:

    Eeek, I have such a girl crush on you…
    That is all. x

  • love your hair

  • Cherry says:

    I love love love this outfit!

  • Nice outfit.

  • Victoria says:

    I have that same skirt (I think), you look gorgeous as ever in this outfit, you really do have an amazing figure.

    I just ordered the eyeko lipstick in loud mouth after you recommended it a few posts back 🙂 xxx

  • Alyse says:

    You are just ridiculously photogenic.

    I like that skirt, too. I'm pretty sure I know which skirt that is from H&M. One of the body con ones? I wanted to get one, but when I tried it on in my size, it fitted me terribly. Boo hiss!

  • Joy says:

    You look lovely. I love your shoes 🙂 xx

  • I am in love with this outfit! And it suits you so well!
    Sirens and Bells xx

  • Alison says:

    You look amazing in this! really love it.

  • daisychain says:

    you look seriously amazing!

  • Rachael says:

    Wow! That top could of totally have come of the high-street today, looks fabulous xx

  • Caroline says:

    you look stunning here gillian! love your top & your shoes are ace! totally agree about the 80s, everything was so much better back then. my mums really old so 80s stuff was out of the question but she used to have loads of amazing 60s clothes. really wish she hadn't given it all to charity! xx

  • Maria says:

    You always look so gorgeous, especially in heels 🙂 I love my sheer maxi, I am a total convert now!

    Maria xxx

  • Barttart says:

    I love this outfit! You always have the perfect look!

  • Aimee Marie says:

    Your hair and make-up always look impeccable! Love it. xo

  • Megan says:

    This top is so cute! I have a few "cheap" pieces of clothing that have served me really well.

  • abiiii :) says:

    i love your vintage top! your so pretty

  • Rachel says:

    Oo I like! You always create a great shape with your outfits…something that I'm always attempting but not always achieving!x

  • Margaret says:

    you look stunning ! love your sense of style <3

  • vchodge says:

    You have a killer waist! Love that gold top.


  • Helen says:

    My friend has loads of those skirts too, I really want one! They're a bit skimpier than what I would normally wear but at £3.99 it isn't too risky if I only wear it a few times.

  • I love this look, glamorous!

    I was looking at that maxi skirt earlier- I really want a sheer one! I'm worried black may look a bit goth on my old pale self and the blue is a bit too bright hmmm!

  • Great outfit! Love your shoes!

  • This is very pretty. Love the print on the shirt and you cant beat a slick of red lippy. You look gorge.

    Helen, X

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