Twenty Seven + Counting

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I love the way I feel on those rare moments that I choose to troll through our blogging archives. Neither me nor Elena are majorly sentimental but still, the visual aids do have an effect. I turned 27 today and I’m seriously wondering where the year went. Actually, the past couple years: it seems as though time is just flittering away. Either way, here’s to the next year and those that follow…

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Eat my Shorts

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Tempo Shorts – Nike

Over the past 6 months, fitness has become a big part of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved working up a sweat but in between studying and running a f/t job, committing to a work routine just wasn’t feasible. Since finishing uni last year however, it was the next thing on my ever growing ‘to-do’ list. Last Wednesday I forgot to pack my usual leggings so I popped into the shops en route the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of ladies shorts now available so I picked up these instead. I’ve always been one to get my pins out when possible. Next on my list?  Those abs.

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Lace appreciation

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Love the detail on this top. I’d probably pair it with colbolt bottoms, a slick, super long ponytail and bold, winged eye-liner for a subtle yet graphic look. Perhaps I’ll pick this up for my upcoming b’day celebrations… :-)

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Lace Top – Zara

In need of summer

Triangl bikini girl summer the coupI have a good few months before I’ll lapping up the sun hopefully in one of these Triangl bikini’s. I love the sexy yet sporty balance they encapsulate. Hurry up summer; I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one waiting for you with open arms.

From top to bottom, left to right; 1; 2; 3; 4 Triangl Swimwear

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Noir Extreme by Tom Ford

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It’s been a relatively quiet month in just about every way possible, even shopping wise. I did, however, recently add Noir Extreme by Tom Ford to my beauty bag. Thankfully all of Mr. Ford’s fragrances are unisex. I’ve always been a fan of the original Noir, which was released back in 2012. On a recent trip to Germany, I was planning to pick up a bottle when I came across his latest release. Such a beautiful fragrance, comprised of sweet yet musky amber and oaky scents. I highly recommend it, whether it’s for you or your significant beau :)

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Bodies

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Bodysuit One; Bodysuit Two Miss Selfridge

Lately I’ve been feeling uninspired by what I am seeing on the high street. I went shopping last Monday and nothing, literally nothing, jumped out at me. Annoyingly! I’ve bought bodysuit number one though, the one with the thin straps which looks a little saucy on (iPhone snap below). I’m looking forward to dressing this up with either a skirt and heels or some denim for a casual look  :)

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Outfit – Leopard Poncho

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Oh how I love animal print. I always find a way to work it into my look. Last weekend I was sporting this fabulous leopard print poncho from Oasis. It was a little too chilly to wear it alone so I threw Zara faux fur shawl over it. Cosy and warm!

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Oasis flats

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A little birdie told me that Spring’s hottest shoes are flats with a little pointy toe and ankle straps. Oasis hit the nail on the head with these cute pairs. They are such great fit I just had to get myself both colour combinations. This elegant shape will work well with both the casual outfits and pretty dresses. I have to say I am getting used to the idea of wearing a flat shoe, but when they are so cute, who can resist?

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Visit their website for three more variations of Oasis pretty flat points:
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This time last year

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This time last year I have debuted my lovely Valentino dress here. I remember this day clearly, prancing around in Spring sun. A year later I am still in love with it as much as when I first tried it on. It’s a shame I do not have enough fancy occasions to wear it to!

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I have however made the most of these blue sandals from Dune. I saw that they extended Hydro line with iridescent pink and gold versions… Very tempting!

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Free Running


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Free 5.0 – Nike

Picked up a pair of Nike Free’s the other day. I’ve worked out in so many different styles of trainers, Air Max Ones, Thea’s, 90’s; you name it! So many people have told me it’s important to wear proper footwear when running so I thought it was time to get round to picking some up. I’ve worn these a couple of times in the gym now and they are unbelievably comfortable. The hint of glitter on the side panels make them a little cute too. Should have bought them sooner but hey ho, you live and you learn :)

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New Season Shopping

Looks like we are on a steam train heading for Spring! Yay, finally! I cannot wait for the day that I can vacuum pack away all my coats and knits. Spring is a great time to add a few new items to your closet, updating it for the next season. ASOS is my ultimate favourite online store, because they make whole experience smooth and safe. I am definitely guilty of browsing their site a little bit every few days. Here is what you will find in my ‘saved items’…I might just press the order button…
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My Watch Story

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Time; what a concept. It has always amazed me how younger generations spend their days wishing away their adolescence  while adults try to hold on to it with the same conviction. Thinking about it, it’s quite bizarre, no?

For me, timepieces are important and with the variety available on the market, nowadays they can be as beautiful as they are practical. My jewellery stand is adorned with roughly ten watches. You may say that that’s not a lot you say but for a person that gets a certain level of satisfaction from not being a hoarder, we can say that a score is a fair few.

About 2 weeks ago, we at The Coup were approached by Invaluable, the World’s largest online auction place. They wanted to know the story behind our favourite timepieces and, likewise, if  they held any sentimental value? This got me thinking.

I like all my watches but choosing my favourite was not as easy as I expected it to be. I can settle on two that I like and, although they couldn’t be further afield in terms of style, they do have one thing in common. Strangely enough, both were purchased abroad. Perhaps it’s the fact that they transport me to that happy, zen-like mood you typically feel whilst holidaying; I don’t know.

The Coup Watch Invaluable Michael KorsThe first one is my classic Michael Kors ; bought in Germany exactly two years ago to the month. I doubt any of you will be surprised that this watch has made it into my favourite two. I was once told that there are 3 things a woman should own. I won’t disclose what all three items were but a classic MK watch did top the list. It makes a statement whilst keeping it classy to say the least.

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A tad more peculiar in style, however, is my favourite; my SKIN Swatch watch. This was also purchased abroad; in Geneva, Switzerland, to be exact. I imagine that this choice will strike you, it took me by surprise too, but in all honesty, this is the one that I opt to wear almost everyday. Perhaps it’s its understated delicacy that does it for me. Or maybe, it’s the fact its comfort, alongside its character and quirkiness,  ticks the right boxes. Who knows but then again who cares? I like it and that’s all that matters right? Right.

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See here for watches available at Invaluable. 

Casual Sundays

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Happy Sunday!

Some extra pics from Friday’s sneaker shot as promised. True to the name of this post I kept it casual, threw on a plain long sleeve tee and a light bomber coat paired with boyfriend jeans. SNUG! On another note, I hope you guys are having a great weekend. So far mine has been pretty cosy. I gym’d it on Friday night and again yesterday, which was an absolute killer! Me and El had a 2 hour session with our personal trainer. It was so hard but so, so good! I’m paying for it now though…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy International Women’s Day to each and every single one of you ladies out there :)

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