Primarni!


Wrapping up in scarves and layers during September feels cosy and right. Being photographed against rain-drenched cobbled streets also feels appropriate for this time of year.  Dubai, as lovely as it is, lacks the atmosphere that some ancient buildings and murky weather can lend. So thank you Edinburgh!

I have been here for a few days and retail-wise, haven’t even stepped into Zara, Topshop and the like. No, the focus has been 100% Primarni – that’ll be Primark to you and me.

I have spent less than £85 and yet walked out with about 30 items. This denim jacket was one of my most exciting purchases. The bright burst of blue is everything I look for and this one came with gold tips and shoulder studding.  Whilst I think studding can be overdone (Zara Autumn/Winter collection for example….) I found myself gazing at this and so felt that the signs were there to snap it up. It was about £16 and I really love it. No regrets!

Thanks to Susan for the photos and the heavy night out that followed taking them J

Jacket: Primark
Shirtdress: Cheap Monday – old
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Isabel Marant
Bag: Alexander Wang
Scarf: Accessorize – old
Bracelet: Hermes

I made another cheeky trip last night and hoarded basic ballerinas (I LOVE THESE - £4 a pair) and some nice accessories.  



I normally get stressed even thinking about Primark but if you are in Edinburgh then you are in luck because you are served with a well merchandised and pretty calm shopping experience. I will miss it when I am back in the sandpit J

Hope you have all had a great week! 

86 comments:

  1. Love the bracelet!!!

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  2. That Jacket is to DIE for! I love how you styled it, very simple xx

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  3. Despite living 25 minutes away from Edinburgh I am always in awe of the architecture whenever I go for a cheeky wee shopping trip. The jacket is gorgeous and I am in love with that bag!

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    1. Its a beautiful city....especially after living in Dubai where you just don't see old buildings like this. A bit chilly mind :)

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    1. i love it too ! Love a bargain!

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  5. Laura!!! you have the exact bracelet I have been looking for everywhere but cannot find it (in Austria at least). :) Love the whole outfit!!

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    1. ah really? I got it in duty free after years of pondering. It's a really pretty colour - kind of like Metro-Chic nail polish in a bracelet :) Hope you get your hands on it!

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  6. That jacket is amazing I can't believe it is Primark! Love your bracelet as well :)

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    1. Thanks Ellie - it's such a lovely jacket - highly recommend!

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  7. LOVE the jacket! I have to have one :)

    xoxo

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    1. hope you get your hands on it :)

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  8. love everything, must seriously check out those ballerinas!

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    1. Patricia they are £4 and so pretty. I love the whole "ballet slippers that actually look they are meant for ballet" look. Also reminds me of Amy Winehouse :) Wearing them back on the plane tonight :)

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  9. Ahh the cheap treats ;-) You look cute. Love the bracelet the most of everything.

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  10. I picked up a pleather sleeved army jacket from Primarni this week and LOVE it. So glad I braved it and went in. The denim looks grea, love the studs of course! x

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    1. jealous! i couldn't find that one - i went for the topshop version in the end - but also eyed up the leather jackets too...good stuff :)

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  11. You always manage to look so stylish! I would have never thought that the jean jacket is from primark!:)

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  12. http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/
    I love your blog, I have been reading it for years even back in the days when you did make-up reviews.Your blog inspired me to try blogging myself!Even though our lives are a million miles apart geographically and lifestyle wise with you in the Middle East and me on a farm in Ireland, I have always enjoyed your writing and love your photos.

    In Ireland we have Pennies which is Irish trading name for Primark. And I love it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment - I am going to check out your blog right now!

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  13. You are so chic! I absolutely adore your style :). Good old Primarni ;) x

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    1. ah thank you so much! I wish it was true :) heehee

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  14. Fabu fall look. I'm especially lovin' the Isabel Marant boots and that Alexander Wang bag.
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    1. Thank you :) Love those pieces too - the boots especially are amazing :)

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  15. I got that jacket in Primark the other day, love it so so much. I blogged about the new flagship store in london the other day, you'd love/hate it. (massive selection/ball ache traffic of people)

    Love your blog Laura, always look forward to your posts!

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    xx

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    1. Will have to check it out! Thank you Ellie

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  16. I love primark! I tend to steer away from the shoes in there usually but these flats look nice :) always make sure to stock up on essentials like tights/socks when I'm there though :P oh and cheap n cheerful jewellery! :) x

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    1. The ballerinas are a must! They are so pretty - I swooped on them and grabbed 3 pairs :)

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  17. amazing look

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    Lady-Pa

    xoxo

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  18. I live in Edinburgh and I think it's such a beautiful city. Hope you enjoyed it :)

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    1. I did! I am probably back in December and semi-looking forward to some serious winter OOTD's :) haha

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  19. The £4 ballet pumps are a life saver, I manage to destroy mine with daily London tube grime in about 5 minutes flat regardless of how much i paid for tehm, so i don't feel so bad knowing I've got a few back ups at home! xxx

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    1. I literally pounced on them - the prettiest pink. Almost got the navy and maroon too but thought I should stop at 3 pairs :) haha

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  20. Although the jacket looks fantastic, I'm reluctant to buy from Primark due to the ethics of a lot of their factories..cheap/child labour etc etc, they've been pulled up on it before. Having visited garment factorys in Bangladesh & the rest of the world for my job it is shocking to see some of the conditions in some factories.
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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    1. Thanks Adele....it's important to be aware of things like this. It's so easy to get carried away like i did and think about how cheap and great everything is.... that makes me really sad.

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    1. ah you are too kind and silly - :)

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  22. I loooove you wang bag! I feel like I say that each time you use it! xx

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    1. :) I love it too! it's my current favourite. love the hardware :)

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  23. This is a lovely blue for a denim jacket.

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    1. That's exactly what I thought. Denim can be quite drab on me so I like that bright punch of blue :)

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  24. Great outfit, you look amazing! ♥
    Happy Friday :)

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  25. this has to be one of your better posts in recent! absolutely love the look! xx

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    1. thank you :) love a bit of cold weather dressing!

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  26. You look beautiful Laura, per usual. It's so nice to see a rainy cobblestone street in the background for a change of scenery! I hope you're enjoying your time home in the UK. I had never been to Primark before, so when I was in Ireland I made sure to stop by. Man girl, that place is 10x messier than Forever 21! I definitely was overwhelmed, but there are some great deals and cute things in there if you are willing to take the time to dig. Sounds like you scored big, can't wait to see some of your other items on the blog!

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    1. thanks Kristy - it was that and the bright blue colour that made me buy it :)

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  28. primark has some lovely stuff in at the moment, love the denim jacket x

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  29. Love basic ballerinas like that - they are just so easy and chic! xx
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  30. whenever i head into manchester i never really think about going into primark but i've recently seen so many bloggers with gorgeous things from there that i really want to head to my local one asap! thanks for the heads up on this denim jacket as well, it's gorgeous! X

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  31. i like the look. so classic.
    xoxo
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  32. Gorgeous jacket!! Primark in the UK has so much nicer things than the ones here in Ireland!

    Emily x

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  33. cozy and comfy! gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  34. I was in Edinburgh Primark a couple of weeks ago and I have to say its certainty one of the better ones! I will be looking out for that denim jacket.

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  35. LOVE Primark! You can pick up some really great key pieces to pair with more expensive items!

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    1. that's the key isn't it. i love mixing and matching cheap and expensive :)

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  36. Great look!
    xoxo
    Stacy

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  37. I love the primark Autumn/Winter collection this year! x
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  38. My flatmate recently went to the Primark in Edinburgh and said exactly the same thing about how nice it was.

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  39. I love Edinburgh, I use to go there every weekend when I was studying in Scotland. Edinburgh is so beautiful during autumn! Lucky girl..

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  40. I'm definitely well overdue a ballet flat shopping trip. Thanks for reminding me! Hope you are enjoying the atmospheric streets of Edinburgh!

    xx Veronica

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  41. LOVE the denim jacket, so stylish! Love how well the outfit looks too.

    Abi
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  42. Great post! Enjoy your shopping trip! :)
    Following you now.. ;)
    Hope you’ll follow back. Thank’s A lot!

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  43. Love the jacket - would never know its from Primark either! Lovely outfit, as usual you look great! x

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  44. good old primarni ! saw this jackets and have to admit it is a little stunner ! x
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  45. Primark really is amazeballs....I go every Saturday when the kids are at rugby etc.. to check out the latest delivery. Some weeks, I'll buy nothing, other weeks, LOADS! All guilt free...can't beat it with a big stick. :) Enjoy your time in cold rainy Scotland, Avril x

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  46. So inlove with your denim jacket... It's perfect!

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  47. I love this bag. There's so many shoes at Steve Madden this season will studs it's amazing!

    I will be in Dubai on Tuesday for the first time. Any cool place to shop or see? :)

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  48. Oh, I love Primark that doesn't look like Primark! God I love Primark. Although Oxford Street Primark makes me want to hurt myself, it's the absolute worst! Great outfit x

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  49. love the ensemble! especially the hermes cuff bracelet!

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  50. awh kinda gutted i didn't see you seeing as i live in edinburgh - not that i would have been brave enough to do the whole "oh hi i read your blog" chat.
    glad you had a good time! you will definitely get a lot of rain here.

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  51. GREAT going to head there right about...now! I lost a jacket exactly like that in South Africa so hoping to have a look in the Cambridge Primark and see if they have it in.

    Much love,

    MU x
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  52. Oh I love the denim jacket! I was trying to find a denim jacket earlier this year but gave up. Most of the ones I found were just too "basic" I think.

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  53. I really love how the studs on the jacket and the studs at the bottom of the purse tie up together. You look great <3

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  54. I am incredibly jealous! My local Primark is a hellhole.. I need that denim jacket in my life :( X

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  55. really nice outfit- especially the denim jacket!

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