Fitness First

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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.

Mesh panel vest and cropped leggins; Nike free run trainers; H&M lightweight jacket (old)

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Zara track sole leather platform heels

zara-track-sole-heels-the-coup-1 zara-track-sole-heels-the-coupMy 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!
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Picture Perfect Pumps

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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!

 

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Picture Perfect Pointed Pumps – ASOS

Birthday gift

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It’s that birthday time again and look what landed in my post box! This is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift from my friend who loves far far away.

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A Clare V zip wallet this size is an absolute must have. I adore it’s softest leather with a subtle metallic shimmer and of course my name embossed in gold :)

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Merci beaucoup! X

Is it a cape or is it a blanket?

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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.

Clockwise from top, 1; 2; 3; 4

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TBT – September ’13

IMG_1513IMG_1506IMG_1557 1IMG_1464It’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!

Feel free to see the full post here for details of what I was wearing

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My Stories

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Morning, and Happy Monday to you!

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. Adiyam_signature_the_coup

Leather Chain Shoulder Bag – & Other Stories

 

And Action

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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 Autumn I think I’m ready for you!
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Above: Long Sleeve Polo Neck – Topshop; Clean Scuba Trousers – Topshop; Leather Chain Shoulder Bag – Other Stories; ‘Lola’ Loafers – Kurt Geiger

Emmy’s Best Dressed Couple

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Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine

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!

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