Turning 28 is no joke, along with all the quirks such as being wiser and having a more refined sense of personal style there comes one aspect that no one warns you about – having to work out HARDER than you have ever done before to keep in shape.
And so I decided to tackle this with full force:
gym three times a week
running once a week
weight lifting sessions with a personal trainer
Being a relative newbie to all this fitness stuff, I thought i’d share with you my tried and tested outfit for exercising, thats comfortable, keeps you cool and looks stylish.
As a huge lover of all things black, I gladly avoid plethora of neons and bright pinks. I don’t believe this should be an exemption to the rule when dressing for the gym.
My partner in crime, Adi, has the best taste ever. She got these sexy platform heels for my birthday and I have worn then every single day since then! Don’t let the platform deceive you, they are incredibly comfortable. Soft leather strips wrap around your feet like a hug. They are perfect heels to be jumping over puddles with this autumn. Thanks Adi!
This year I have been spoiled rotten by friends and family. Not only did I receive lots of birthday love and quality time, but I got tons of really thoughtful gifts. This gorgeous Michael Kors Selma bag being one of them. I absolutely adore it! My new everyday companion.
If you’re an avid reader of our blog then you’ll know that we both love a pair of classic heels. Suede or leather, the right pair of pumps can not only transform your outfit but, most importantly, the way you feel about yourself. The stilettos above are simply stunning. The bow detail makes them pretty perfect for injecting a subtle hint of femininity in to your look. They have firmly made it into my shopping basket this September. I’m looking forward to pairing these with a structed midi skirt. Yum!
I bought my first cape last winter from Oasis, its black and its soft. and I have worn it to death since then! This winter its all about printed capes, following Burberry’s lead when they debuted a ‘blanked’ coat. Is it a cape or is it a blanked? Could be both and I am a massive fan! I love the idea of throwing it on and not having to worry about the fit or feeling like a stuffed sausage with all the other layers.
Just wrap yourself in softest wool and face the cold autumn day. Here are a few that caught my eye on British high street.
It’s crazy to think that our blog, The Coup, has been up and running for two years. I remember the very first day that El told me about her idea: I asked if she wouldn’t mind me getting involved. Just how fast time flies by really is a wonder, especially as you get older. Bar being able to pin your ideas, share them with others and receiving warming emails, the best thing about running a blog has to be the nostalgic feeling one gets as you trawl through your history. I took these photos last September and have tons from this shoot that I hadn’t shared with you. Here are a few extra shots that I like. And ooh that jacket is still one of my favourites!
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. It started a little early for me and El with us taking a trip up to Bath Spa on Friday. Good food, great company and a fun, girlie day out; as you can imagine it was total bliss! Since the weekend has been really chilled but I did get a little overexcited when a fairly large parcel from one of my new favourite stores, & Other Stories, arrived. It’s cute right? You can’t see much of the detail but it has side panels embossed with a reptile-like print. And a little hit of chain detail too – yum! I must say, I think this will make a very good replacement for my Longchamp Le Pliage Tote.
And just like that summer ended…! Well if you live in London then you’ll know that summer ended about a month ago. Me and El have been saying that this is the earliest we’ve ever had to unpack our winter wardrobes. Oh well, I guess we can’t have it all! I’m back at work from Monday so I’m planning to invest in some key pieces that’ll see me into the autumn what with September knocking on our doors and all. It’s going to be a cold one this year and we’re both preparing our wardrobes for it as of now. This autumn/winter I’m all about clean cuts, dark tones and, strong silhouette, like this outfit I’ve thrown together for you above.I’ve always considered navy and grey to be a bit of a winning combination. Polo necks are a staple for me every winter and last year I lived in them. You might remember this outfit here. With that said AutumnI think I’m ready for you!
These two are an epitome of cool. Both dressed in Prada, they looked perfectly complementary to each other. Behati is wearing a stunning Prada dress with a subtle sparkle and Jacob & Co earrings. I like the fact that Adam opted for no tie but accessorised his look with a pair of sunglasses. Rock’n’Roll!