Outfit – Casual Cool

IMG_1807 IMG_1811 IMG_1818 IMG_1824 IMG_1829My simple comfy weekend look. I am wearing my favourite plimsoles from Carvela Kurt Geiger finished in gorgeous black velvet. Ideal for running around the city!

Coat (Zara old) | Jeans | Jumper | Scarf (Zara old) | Bag | Sunglasses (Kate Spade old) | Shoes

Elena_signature_the_coup

Christmas for Her

Two weeks ago, we brought you gift ideas for your special beau this Christmas. However, not wanting to leave out the ladies, us included, here are a few stocking fillers that any girl wouldn’t mind receiving this year…

gift_guide_momen_the_coup

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

the_coup_signature

Added to my Wardrobe: Skaters

fashion blog hm skaters shoes  copyMonday morning, meh!!

How are you guys doing? I hope you had a weekend full of goodness. It was a quiet one for me up until yesterday when me and a bunch of friends checked out Winterville in East London – the cool alternative to Central London’s Winter Wonderland. If you’re thinking of heading down there I suggest you do. The rides and mulled wine left me feeling not short of happy. To protect myself from the cold, I layered up and wore these felt skaters which have become somewhat a guilty pleasure of mine. I bought them about six weeks ago, the same day that I bought these python platforms, although Elena wanted them first. Vowing to check in before wearing them to meet up, we both bought a pair. I’ve lived in them ever since or, I’ll admit, since breaking them in. They were painful at first but fine now. I’ll pair them up for you soon :)

Grey Skater Sneakers – H&M (unavailable online I’m afraid. Soz!)

 

Adiyam_signature_the_coup

 

 

Cat Eye

IMG_02473Happy Friday everyone!

Cat-eye sunglasses have been popping up here, there and everywhere lately! Seems to be everyones favorite shape these days. Since I have a very long oval face cat-eye have always been my go to style for sunnies. I got this cute Kate Spade pair at Bicester village. I am also loving these sunglasses, below, can one have too many?

cat_eye_sunglasses

1 | 2 | 3

Full outfit on thecoup.eu next week! Bye bye for now!

Elena_signature_the_coup

Follow Us on Bloglovin’

bloglovin

 

On the right hand side of your screen, you’ll notice a link to our Bloglovin’ page. For those of you who don’t know, Bloglovin’ is a user-friendly way to stay updated with your favourite blogs whilst on the go. So, feel free to follow us by either clicking on the link or here.

Happy Wednesday!

the_coup_signature

 

 

Autumnal Essentials – Make Up

make up the coup fashion mac cosmetics benefitFor me, autumn is a time to tone down colours and work with subtleties. This reflects in my choice of daily make up where I’ve swapped my rosy palettes for bronzers, highlighters and strobe creams. Touches of glitter still add a hint of ‘girl’ to my look. My current three make up obsessions are this MAC bronzer and Strobe Cream in addition to Benefit’s Sun Beam. The trick with the strobe cream is to work it into your foundation before applying it to your skin. I like doing this on the back of my hand. Adding body warmth improves the consistency which, in turn, helps ensure that the highlighter is worked into your make up rather than looking as though it’s been plastered on top. Used sporadically, these three products add a soft, dewy glow to my skin tone; perfect for those in need of being sun kissed.

 

Adiyam_signature_the_coup

Items featured:

Strobe Cream – MAC

Sun Beam – Benefit

Bronzer – MAC (old, unfortunately)

Hairfinity

Hairfinity hair supplement review the coup team coup london fashion bloghairfinity resized

With celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West publicly endorsing their use of the hair vitamin, Hairfinity, these two tablets have been causing quite a stir. Wanting to see if the results of this product held any truth, I accepted a year long challenge on my birthday (all the easier for remembering) and vowed to stick by taking the supplement, day in day out, with the hope of seeing an improvement in the state of mane. I must admit, my hair in its natural state is pretty good. As a youngster, it was long, healthy and happy (yes happy). So for me, my aim was to get my hair back to its natural state. I’ve never been one to relax my hair but years of straightening along with being a workaholic has not been good. After six months of taking Hairfinity, I must say I’m impressed. My hair is longer but, most importantly, it is healthier. I have less breakage (practically non) and it’s gleaming with shine. So, so far, so good. If you’re thinking of trying it out I really suggest you do. It’s £30 for a bottle which will last you a month and you can buy it on the official Hairfinity website here. I’m sure I’ll be taking these supplements for a long, long time.Adiyam_signature_the_coup

 

Outfit – Flowers and Feathers

topshop_feather_blouse_outfit

It feels so good to be back and blogging. Last couple of months have proven to be very busy, but I am happy that I can finally make time for blog, which i love!

topshop_feather_blouse_outfit

So this is what I wore to the office the other day. I absolutely adore this Topshop blouse in flower and feather print. Colours are very  autumnal which makes dressing it, for a colour-phobe like me, quite easy. I paired it with my shaggy H&M waistcoat, Topshop Moto jeans and over the knee boots.

topshop_feather_blouse_outfit

topshop_feather_blouse_outfit

Top| Waistcoat | Jeans | Boots (amazon, old) | Bag | Earrings | Ring

Outfit – Greyscale

IMG_18431 IMG_1851IMG_1847IMG_1835IMG_1854

So November came and went in the blink of an eye, literally. I don’t really know where the month went but it was a good one at that. I’ve booked a trip to Berlin over New Years, exciting! Berlin has always been a favourite city of mine so spending NYE there will be pretty epic although I’m going to have to practice wearing practical, warm clothing more similarly to what I’m wearing today. Typically I would have paired this cute jumper dress with some chunky boots but its.just.too.cold! December’s has always been a month when comfort comes first so the heels may be on hold for a while.

Hope you have a great weekend beauts!

Adiyam_signature_the_coup

Outfit:

Knited tunic dress – Topshop; Skater shoes – Topshop; Brooch – Miss Selfridge (old); Fedora hat – H&M

Christmas for Him

Christmas – our favourite time of year. No surprises there! You might remember the gift guide we brought you last year that featured ideas for both her and him. Switching it up a little this year, however, we’re dedicating two posts to the festive season. Today we’re paying homage to the special men in our lives with a selection of possible gifts. What will it be, what will it be?

gift_guide_men_the_coup

Items: 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.

the_coup_signature

Outfits in transit

I’m off to Switzerland tomorrow for two days. Literally a flying visit; I’ll be back home on Sunday evening.  This time I’m much more excited as there’s a whole heap of fun and good company waiting for my arrival. When I lasted visited back in July it was sunny skies and birds tweeting. What with tomorrow being the first of November I’m expecting it to be straight up cold! I’ve decided to play it smart and prep a few outfits; a skill I like to think I have mastered over the years. I already showed you what I’m wearing on Saturday in this post. Clearly I’m planning on the defying the weather… haha! In transit, I’ll be keeping it pretty snug and standard in…

Outfit one: (Elena added the suggestion of knee high socks with this – genius!)
Travelling outfit topshop hm other stories girl the coup fashion blog london

 

Outfit two:

Travelling outfit

Outfit one:

Long sleeve tunic – Topshop; Chunky boots – H&M; Fedora Hat – H&M; Faux fur tote – & Other Stories

Outfit two:

Shiny bomber – Topshop; Polo-neck (my winter staple!) – H&M; MOM jeans – ZARA; Air max ‘Thea’s’ – Nike

 

Hope you guys have a great weekend. Live it up!

Adiyam_signature_the_coup

Staples

IMG_2224IMG_5459IMG_4490_edited-1IMG_1974

Two things you’ll never catch me without; firstly, some cute gold details. I usually buy my stacking rings from H&M in bulk. Inexpensive, quirky and easily replaceable if you lose them which I do all too often. Secondly, for me gel nails are a must. They’re the way forward and I can’t remember the last time I used polish. It’s definitely a few years ago now though. Not only do they last for ages (about two weeks) and stay looking fresh but they also help sustain your nail growth. Pretty much a perfect solution to annoying nail varnish which never went beyond a day. I own a Sensationail Kit. It’s a much more cost-effective way to always having great looking nails.

Adiyam_signature_the_coup