I Want | Mock Croc

Last Sunday Me and El decided to frequent Westfield’s Shopping Centre. It’s been a while since we did a trip together; it appears as though we have swapped our usual indulgences for a whole load of gym’ing, shocking! :) One thing I noticed was a micro trend of mini handbags that has found its way into high street shops. Zara, in particular, currently have a lovely little range of minuscule bags with this Mock Croc Leather piece being my favourite. How cute is this?!

Zara Mock Croc bag The Coup Fashion London

Bag available here

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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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Party Special: Ted Baker’s Sequina

ted_baker_sequina_bagted_baker_sequina_bagI have been given this SEQUINA bag for my birthday earlier this year and since then i have been saving it for a perfect party. And it officially can’t get any more perfect than NYE!

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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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

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

 

Black & Gold accessories

accessorize_black_gold_clutch_the_coupBlack and gold Accessorize clutch and Zara gold headband are my favourite accessories for July. Hard metal mixed with organic elements are very complimentary to each other.

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Clutch Crush

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Happy Monday!

How cute was El’s sale post last Friday? I particularly liked the Zara top –  I think it would look uber pretty on. One item that I wished would go in the sale is this clutch bag by Aldo. Talk about making a statement – the concoction of pearls and silver beads makes this piece nothing short of heavenly. Sale or no sale, I’m looking forward to this arriving. I might even wear it with this

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ARKAIR – Aldo

Added to my Wardrobe: Fringed Messenger Bag

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How cute is this bag?!  I absolutely love it, and the fringe adds a perfect dose of quirk. The combination of chain and leather detail makes it a lovely transitional piece that I’ll happily be taking in to a/w 2014. El bought it for me as one of the many birthday gifts she gave me last week. I had the most amazing birthday this year. Me and my friends celebrated by having dinner at Stef’s Italian in Oxford Circus (highly recomended!), followed by a few cocktails at the London Cocktail Club. Probably my best birthday yet, I feel so lucky! This weekend me, El and another one of our good friends are going to hop on the Eurostar and take a trip. We decided to book a flying visit to beautiful Paris and our aim is nothing other than to indulge in its quaintness. Naturally photos will follow. For now though, happy Friday!

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Fringed messanger bag – Zara

Things that make me go ‘Ohh’!

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I know, I know, I am supposed to be trying to immerse myself in colour this season, but I cannot resist a a bit of arm candy, ESPECIALLY when it comes in a delicious nude. French Connection have hit it on the nail, this lovely piece is perfection!

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Vamp

IMG_4520editAlthough I do love a pop of colour my make-up choices often tend to be a lot less bold. I prefer working with shades and tonal colours on my skin, in oppose to heavy lips and eyes. Vampy coloured lips have been my favourite trend so far this year and I always feel a little envious when I see someone bold enough to rock them. So when I tried the above colour on for a little bit of fun in my local MAC store the other day I was pleasantly surprised to see how good it looked on. It’s a beautifully intense purple / black colour, and it doesn’t fade. Not one bit! Telling myself that it’s always good to shake it up a little, I just had to pick one up. Adiyam_signature_the_coup

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Cover me in jewels

skinnydip_london_Byzanthium_Perspex_Embellished_ClutchHere is a sneak preview of my new Byzanthium perspex embellished clutch by Skinnydip London.

A few weeks ago I have attended a very fancy event with dress code – cobalt blue. Skinnydip London clutch was the perfect accessory for the night! Not only that this arm candy is a very generous size,  it was also bedazzled to the max, which meant I could go easy on the jewellery.

Watch this space for my full outfit for the night. Ta-ta!

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Added to my wardrobe: River Island mini chain bag

the_coup_river_island_mini_chain_bagAs a total sucker for anything remotely Chanel inspired, I fell hard for this mini cross body bag from River Island. I adore everything about it, it’s petite but not too small size, textured leather, boxy shape and sturdy gold chain. It will come with me everywhere! 

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Things that make me go ‘Ooh’: Animal Print & Polka Dots

It’s still very frosty outside, but with shops slowly introducing spring stock it is all getting me very excited for the next season. I look at my wardrobe and ask myself ‘Am I prepared for spring, when it does finally come?

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Animal print is always on my mind. Sorry, I keep going on and on about it, but it’s an uncontrollable obsession. I always try to incorporate this print into an outfit in minimalist way, even if it means holding myself back from doing an all over print overdose.

What’s so wonderful about these items in particular, you say?
Well, it’s quite simple – they do half of the job of mixing print for you.

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I love how NEWBARK clutch incorporated polka dots with animal print, this unusual combination surprisingly works. And CHARLOTTE D’ORSAY pumps carry a zingy colour injection for that fresh spring feel.

I just cannot wait for spring to come!

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Added to my wardrobe…Aldo bag

aldo_bag_gold_cross_the_coupThis is what an ideal everyday bag looks like! I have not parted with this beauty since I got it from Aldo a month ago. Lovely sturdy shape,  perfect size and bold gold accents. It goes with everything I wear these days!