flatform outfit, all white outfit, summer time in vancouver

Vest – Primark – Similar HERE and HERE

Purse – Forever21 (no longer available) – Nearly identical options HERE ($25) and HERE ($99 – plus free shipping)

Shoes – Forever 21 – Similar HERE 

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This vest was one of those exciting Primark finds. I think I even gasped to myself when I first spotted it.  It reminded me of a few I had seen on oxford street but at a much lower price point.  So I was thrilled to have spotted it among the madness of Primark. I think I paid about £8 for it.  I also bought mine several sizes too big so that it would almost look like a dress but I also like to wear it over jeans or untied as a layering piece. 

Primark is one of those shops that is really hit or miss.  There is a TON of stuff in there, and if you have the patience to make your way through all the crowds, you can find some really great stuff.  

brick wall in gas town vancouver, portrait photography, blonde girl poses for photo of dress

a perfect and pretty dupe of the chloe drew purse in cream, engagement ring

flatform trend outfit at sunset in vancouver gastown

My second favourite thing about Primark is the line up of exhausted husbands/boyfriends sitting on the ground outside the shop, completely surrounded by shopping bags, desperately hoping their lady will appear from the shop sooner than later.  It isn’t much better inside.  Around every corner there is a guy sitting on shopping buggies or on the floor resting.  I can’t blame them though, it’s like Boxing Day everyday in there. Those men must really love their ladies to be willing to tag along for a trip into Primark.

prim ark cream coloured dress, styled by fashion blogger at sunset in gas town in front of red brick wall

a blonde fashion blogger demonstrated how to wear an all white dress for a casual date night, also wearing black flatform shoes for forever21

how to style black platform shoes

red brick wall with blonde women taken with 50mm lens and canon camera, walking alone the street in vancouver, how to style a vest

What are your thoughts on Primark? Are your bargains worth the craziness of the shop? It’s kind of a toss up for me.

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Also, Black Friday sales have begun. Here are a few that kicked off today:

SHOPBOP : Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% with CODE: GOBIG15DATE: 11.24 – 11.30

TOPSHOPup to 50% off selected lines – DATE: 11.26 – 11.30 //  30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches with CODE: 30BLACKFRI – DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

RIVER ISLAND : 20 % off everything with CODE: BFRIDAY15– this one starts tomorrow but fill up your chart now and buy tomorrow!

These are just a few of my favourites so far.  I’ll be doing a complete breakdown of the sales and the best items on Sunday 🙂

Xo, Andrea



  1. Live-Style20
    November 26, 2015 / 7:00 am

    so amazing ;-)i invite to me

  2. erin
    December 12, 2015 / 2:57 am

    Primark is a big YAY for me. Worth the crowds. I bought a blanket scarf from there just before moving back to Canada and everyone I know has asked if it has come from a high end store. I paid £8 for it!

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