Outfit Inspiration: All that Jazz!

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Happy Wednesday!

So glad it’s the middle of the week; it means we’re getting closer to all important Friday! I’ve decided to throw a night of ping pong this coming Saturday at good ol’ Bounce in Central London to commemorate finishing uni. Should be fun! Not that I am planning on wearing the above outfit there of course! Imagine that?! No, no, no! But I did order this dress from River Island last night and I’m thinking of wearing it next weekend. I’m going to Switzerland again just for two days for a night out. Loving the improvisation on the top half of this dress – it should work quite nicely for a hard-meets-soft transitional look that’s not too dressy nor casual. I’ll keep it dressy with some saucy stilettos but play it down with an open, slightly oversized bomber jacket. And make-up, I’m going to go for a more flawless look by using a range of bronzers, gloss and illuminators rather than something heavy. Let’s hope I don’t start singing ‘I woke up like this!’ Haaaa, we’ll see how this works! Have a great day beauts!

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Items above:

Bodycon Dress – River Island; Bomber Jacket – Topshop; Stilettos – Zara 

Wang X H&M

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We’re a little late on giving you our verdict on the highly anticipated new range. One thing we love about H&M is their effort to make top end designer wear more affordable and accessible to high-street shoppers. Since Wang disclosed that he would be the first American designer to collaborate with the Swedish high-street favourite H&M back in April, everyone has waiting in line to see what themes would be incorporated in the line. With it’s official unveiling having taken place last Thursday it’s seems as though Wang has gone for all out aesthetic sporty with elements of athleticism taking the fore front. Here’s a sneak peak of the range. Now all we have to do is wait for November 6!

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See here for more pictures on the range.

 

 

Sexy Siren

Sexy Siren Nails GELeration The Coup Fashion Blog Nails Red A-w 2014 Happy Thursday!

Wearing this fabulous Sexy Siren polish by GELeration today. It has a warm auburn colour with a subtle undertone of dark pink. One of my autumn favourites!

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Sexy Siren polish – GELeration

Outfit: Textured Black

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Happy Monday!!

A fitted top, structured skirt and minimalistic heels – sometimes you’ve just got to keep it classic and clean. The drop in the temperature has encouraged me to play with texture instead of colour. So today, I’m keeping it simple with a little black number. Couldn’t resist a hint of colour though, hence the nails. Bisous beauts, have a great day!

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Wearing: Black Shirt – Similar here; Structured Skirt – H&M; Hollywood Heels – ASOS

TBT – December ’13

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Morning team. Happy Thursday!

The irony of these preppy schoolgirl photos is that… I have finally finished my studies!! I’ve spent the past two years juggling a lot of important things and my masters was one of them. For me, Summer was a time to knuckle down. Last Monday, however, marked my emancipation and since I have been spending my time enjoying being a normal twenty-six year old. And it feels good! Now, I’m looking forward to indulging in all of my hobbies, with Team Coup number one on my list.Adiyam_signature_the_coup

For details on the outfit see the original post here!

Winter Scent

36210_A1.psd Just added to my perfume collection. I got this French treat as a gift from my sister last month during a weekend trip to Paris. It’s spicy, warm, oaky; perfect for the coming winter months.

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Ambre and Santal – L’Occitane

Torn

asos bow point pumps

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Slightly disappointed with these beautiful heels by ASOS. They are gorgeous to look at but don’t have the same impact when they’re on. Something doesn’t quite fit right and the heel is awkwardly high, which makes them fairly uncomfortable. Annoying, especially as they took about two weeks for me to locate them. I was going to keep them just because they’re pretty but that wouldn’t be very sensible of me would it?! Aah well, it’s back to you ASOS. However, if you’d like to try them on for yourself you can do so here…

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Ode to Nikey

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My Monday fix! Hmm cute right? My fetish for Nikey’s hasn’t gone away since I bought these last winter. I’ve told myself that I’m going to be good this year and not buy more than one or two pairs. I have quite a few that I rarely wear so only I’m taking the stance of only conscientious shopping from now on. Haha, well I can at least try anyways right… Really feeling these black Air Max Thea’s by Nike. I bought an orange pair a few months ago; remember these? I now need a new pair to see me through winter but I think it’s time to tone it down a little. Really like the bottom pair, the ones on top are cute too. We’ll see which way I swing!

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My Best Purchase of the Season

If you could only buy one thing this season, what would it be?

For me it has to be a versatile coat that I can wear everyday and with absolutely anything. And a few days ago I found one!

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Zara coat with fur lapel and patch pockets

This colour is a dream cream – goes with anything and gives my complexion a boost. Since I already have a black coat for the Autumn this is a good alternative.

Lovely fur lapel is detachable which means I don’t have to wear it until it gets frosty. Perfect coat or what!?
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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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Michael Kors Selma Bag

michael-kors-selma-bag-the-coupThis 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.
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