Outfit Inspiration

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The Coup Fashion Blog Outfit Inspiration Womenswear London ootdNothing like a touch of outfit inspiration to get you started in the morning! On this February morning, I’d probably opt for this first outfit here but I do love getting colour happy every so often.

Have a great day beauts, and enjoy your weekend :)

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Ribbed Poloneck and Monochrome skirt- Topshop; Loafers – H&M

Second outfit:

Silk Blouse and Patterned Trousers - H&M; Brogues - Aldo

Boutique Alert: Finery

Finery is closing the gap between high street and designer.

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New boutique opened in London on 5th of February offers shoppers modern and sophisticated styling. Finally cutting edge design doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Finery has launched with 127 pieces that will make you fall in love with dressing again.

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Their main collection might be a little too simplistic for me but the shoes and accessories are stunning! Just look at the stunning metails and intricate detail. Love!

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New Hair

The braids are officially gone! Well, they actually went a little while ago. I do enjoy the versatility of adding extensions and trying out new looks every so often but I’m considering keeping it natural for a little while. I have a lot of layers in my hair so curls hold and last for ages. Say hello to classy, chic Adiyam. For now, she’s here to stay…New Hair The Coup Blog
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Berlin Diary

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Postcards from Berlin

This last photo makes me laugh! The hat and gloves I packed did nothing to keep me warm so I made a stop at a memorabilia shop and bought this little ‘I Love Berlin’ combo :). Honestly, I must be Berlin’s biggest fan. There is something about this city that makes me feel so at home. In reflection, I should have taken more photos but, as you can see, it was just too cold to keep stopping. For those of you planning a trip, definitely check out the museums. I’m a history buff and Berlin has tons to keep you occupied with but the Jewish Museum is, by far, the most moving. A visit to the Reichstag is a must as are the numerous sight / memorial spots around the city. The nightlife is pretty cool; check out the many bars / clubs East Berlin has to offer – that’s the spot! There are tons of great places to let your hair down; Berghain Bar, Watergate, Club Gretchen are places I’d recommend.  Aah Berlin, I hope to see you soon.

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TBT – Colour Pop

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This photo seems so alien to me. Lately I’ve been wearing nothing but black (a hue that I am currently wearing, as I’m sitting here typing away; shock!) Likewise, although this photo was only taken last January, I feel as though it was a lifetime ago. I’ve been hibernating this winter and really feeling the winter blues. Hopefully the weather over the past few days is an indication of winter (finally) drawing to a close. Roll on spring, and a summer filled with lots of colour.

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See photos from the above outfit post here.

 

Six weeks later…

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It’s been six whole weeks since I last blogged – how absurd! I think it’s time I checked in with you guys…

So what has 2015 brought so far? A new job! I’m not too sure if I mentioned this to you earlier but in January I was due to start a new teaching role. It’s been hectic but all good so no complaints!

Something else that’s new is my fitness regime. Taking a page out of El’s book, I started working out with her trainer and since have seen some real results. My intention isn’t to lose weight; instead, I want to tone up and keep my curves. I like mixing it up and do 4 sessions a week which include a bit of Hot Yoga, running and a whole lot of weight lifting. I’m currently in love with H&M’s sportswear selection. Here’s some pieces I’ve picked out. In the gym, I like keeping things simple, and sport a lot of grey and blacks. Shocking for a colour fanatic like me right?

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Check out H&M currently sports range here

Roshe Run Trainers – Nike

 

Outfit – Leopard Spots

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Speaking of coats, here is what I wore the other weekend. Ah how i love my rabbit fur coat! You first saw it here and now its back in a more casual look. Paired with my new Lacoste trainers it’s perfect for running errands on a frosty Sat morning.

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 Coat | Jumper (ASOS old) | Jeans | Trainers | Bag | Scarf (Zara old) | Swarowski Ring | Accessorize Earrings

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PelloBello Fuzzies

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I have seen a number of fashion bloggers wear these PelloBello fuzzy beauties. Aren’t they gorgeous?
It’s hard to find a good furry coat for a good price and these seem to tick both boxes. PelloBello coats are made to order and shipped from Sweden. What’s even better is that they come in short and long versions plus a lovely colour palate to choose from.
Get your hands on one here
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New in my Closet – Lacoste Trainers

IMG_2118A year ago you would have not seen me wearing trainers outside of the gym, but it must have been Adiyam’s influence and I have finally given in for this cute Lacoste pair. They have this lovely white leather so don’t feel sporty at all. Can’t wait for summer so I can pair these babies with denim shorts! Find them here

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Looking back on 2014…

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We’re a little late with our petit rendezvous over 2014. Looking back on it now though, it was such a good year for both of us. Today we simply want to thank you for continuing to follow our journey into bloggersphere. We’re looking forward to keeping you entertained this year, the next and hopefully those that will follow after that.

As always, all the best.

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Outfit – Cool, Calm and Collected

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Happy Wednesday guys!

As you can see, I’m keeping it cool, calm and collected today in a simple pair of jeans and tee, matched with a faux fur coat and hat. The pop of colour on my nails are brightening up these grey January days and keeping me smiling for now.

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Wearing:

Faux fur coat – Zara

Long sleeve top – ASOS 

Leigh jeans – Topshop

Skater shoes – H&M (unavailable online)

Chain bag – & Other Stories

 

Outfit – New Year’s Day

zara-fur-coat-outfitNew year, new beginnings! This is what I wore on New Year’s Day. Zara cream coat that i purchased back in September, thrown over comfy knit and my staple black jeans, heels and Michael Kors bag.

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Hope you all have a great week back at work!

Coat | Jumper | Jeans | Heels (Zara old) | Ring | Bag

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Winter Hair

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Don’t mind me while I take it back to the 90s with my super long braids….

Originally I wanted to get my hair braided before heading to Berlin last week but I couldn’t find the time, what with all the festivities and all. Anyways, what do you think? I love, love, love them. They are super easy to maintain which means that I might just keep them in forever :). On another note, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine consisted of a few workouts and a whole load of lounging about. Me and El headed down to the Barbican yesterday which is always fun. We’re both back at work today after two weeks off. No rest for the wicked!

Enjoy your Monday.

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Postcard from Berlin

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Last week I spent my first New Years abroad in Berlin, a city I fall more and more in love with each time I visit. Me and one of my girls thought it would be fun to head there for four days. Both of us had already been back in 2013 so there was no added pressure of things to do / see. We just soaked up the city which looked even more surreal in the snow, just like a Winter Wonderland. I snapped the above shot on my iPhone 6. It’s probably my favourite shot but I’ll give you more snaps from my proper camera sometime next week.

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Party Special: Ted Baker’s Sequina

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This Ted Baker sequin detail clutch bag can be both chic white and flashy gold, depending which way you brush the sequins. So if you think about it, its an ideal office to party bag!

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Buy it here x

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