Outfit – May Baby

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Hope you guys have had a good week. Apologies for the radio silence, it’s been a hectic one for me. I handed in one of my final assessments for uni on Tuesday. Gosh, I can’t wait till I finish my course in September!

IMG_5506For now though, I’m just happy it’s Friday. The sun making more and more frequent appearances is reminding me that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Hoping to compliment that light, I’m wearing a distinctively effeminate summer dress today. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. My fun will be starting at Janelle Monae’s London gig tonight. Is excited a word?

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Wearing:

Neon Lace dress – River Island; Aviators – Ray Ban

Comeback Season: Orange is the new black!

Better late than never but never late is better I know, but, ‘it’s been a while’ is an understatement! The good girls here at the Coup have done a sterling job keeping you Coups and Coupettes up to date and ahead in this wonderful world we call Fashion. However, just as the old seasons fade and the new ones bloom, I’m back to brighten up the days.

Although I’ve been away, the shopping never stops! On many occasions, I tried and tried and tried to resist temptation and stay clear of the high street. It worked, until I saw this black velvet two tone bomber jacket with leather sleeves from Zara.

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It was paid for and packaged (all in my head) before I had even tried it on! It was a ‘must have’ as soon as saw it.

I wore a pair of black ripped skinny jeans from Zara to compliment the bomber jacket.

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 Now finding these Orange Patrick Mohr Kx1 (sold out everywhere) trainers was like trying to mine gold in England. Search upon search, avenue upon avenue and one lead after the other, I kept coming up with nothing. I finally got my hands on a pair and parted with a lot of my money but it was money well spent! Last but not least, I accessorized with a Michael Kors  black chronograph silicone strap watch.

 

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It’s good to be back.

Ctlr, over & OUT

I’m wearing;

Black velvet and leather two-tone bomber jacket from Zara (old but similar) – Asos

Black Ripped Skinny Jeans from Zara (old but similar) – Zara

Black Michael Kors chronograph, silicone strap watch – Michael Kors

Orange Patrick Mohr Kx1 trainers (sold out everywhere)

Outfit – Little White Dress

the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_4the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_2the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_5I bought this beautiful Goldie crochet dress during winter months, long before I could even dream of wearing it. The other weekend, it’s moment to shine finally came!

the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_1This dress has a contrasting crochet pattern yoke with lace trim across front and back. Paired with thin strappy white Zara heels, it creates a heavenly combo.

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Outfit – Subtle Hues

img_533512With the turning of spring, both myself and El have been swapping our darker, more warmer garments for softer, more subtle shades. As promised here’s my new wrap dress from H&M. Wrap skirts and dresses have reappeared this spring and you probably will have noticed a few high-street stores endorsing them. I think they strike a perfect balance between playful and modest. There’s nothing like a little twist every so often.

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Wearing: Wrap Dress – H&M; Gecko Court Shoes – Topshop; Chronography Watch – Michael Kors

Oufit: Nude Notes

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I bought this slouchy Topshop nude coat two years ago, when we first got a whiff of pyjama style outerwear. I like it’s asymmetric lapels that give it a casual twist.

Paired with one shoulder top, light denim jeggings and animal print scarf, all from H&M.

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Outfit: Tropical print

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When I was on holiday in St. Petersburg, Russia I came by Monton boutique. Monton is a very popular eastern European brand, that produces lovely smart casual pieces.

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I couldn’t resist picking up this ‘palm’ print skirt. Although in these photos palm trees are hidden under my knit. The skirt is made from structured fabric, nipped at the waist. Playing on the burgundy notes I paired it with a thin knit from New Look. You can see skirt’s beautifully unusual pattern much better here:

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I highly recommend taking a look at Monton’s website, montonfashion.com. They have loads more pieces that I’d love to order. For now I will wear my new skirt to work. Ta-Ta!

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Outfit – Too Cool for School

IMG_0861The other day, for an afternoon amble with El in Hampstead, I swapped my staple look of a skirt and pumps for a pair of worn converse and tattered, although new pair of skinnies. Wearing a knit that was two sizes up helped add to that extra slouchy look. Dress down days – gotta love ’em. They get two thumbs up from me.IMG_0856

We took a stroll, did a little bit of shopping and then had a sensible afternoon coffee. In one of the shops (Whistles I think), I saw this gorgeous necklace with an inscription that caught my eye…

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How quaint; how cute.

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Although I can’t exactly say the same for my chucks… oops! Err, I think I need to invest in a new pair sometime soon.

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Hope you beauts have a lovely day

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Wearing:

Knit – H&M; Ripped Skinny Jeans – Zara; All Stars – Converse; Shoulder Bag – H&M

Outfit: Casual Leather

IMG_4917This casual weekend outfit is all about comfort!

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Here I am wearing my new H&M embellished tee and MOTO indigo Mottle Leigh jeans. They are super soft and fit like a glove, lovely indigo is a nice change from my favourite black skinnies.

IMG_4925To complete the look I threw on paper thin Warehouse faux leather jacket and my studded Zara boots to add a bit of tough edge.

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Outfit – Checkmate

IMG_4963Pinch, punch; it’s the first of the month. And Aprils fool :)

Check out my pink socks trying to make a guest appearance here. Haha! How are you guys doing? It’s Aprils fools day, got any prank ideas? I may play a joke on some of my students today. Whoever said teachers didn’t know how to have fun ey…

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Hasn’t the weather been beautiful lately? Saturday was particularly lovely. Having spent the weekend chilling with friends I’ve pulled some photos out of the bank for you, although these shots were only taken last weekend. I picked up this shirt in February. It’s by Swedish brand Monki. I do love the contrast between the mini black and white squares, but the best thing about it is…
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The leather collar! Cute right? IMG_4968

Hopefully the warm weather lasts so then both me and El can bring out our summer wardrobes for you. Wouldn’t that be nice?! :)IMG_4957

On a final note, both me and El want to give a special shout out to Mia who listed our blog as one to watch. Thanks Mia! You can read her review here

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Wearing:

Monochrome Shirt – Monki; Leigh Jeans – Topshop; Bomber Coat – H&M; Chunky Boots – H&M (old)

Outfit: Valentino Lace

the_coup_valentino_lace_outfit_look_1Finally, here is the outfit that I have promised to show you last week. I wore this look to my mother’s 60th birthday celebration. It was a very special night, so there was a demand for a very special dress. I chose to wear Valentino ribbed lace skirt dress.

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A bit of a risqué choice, you would say – a skirt with no lining, but thank god for cleverly positioned panels!

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I love it’s bouncy a-line skirt with scalloped hem. The lace itself is absolutely exquisite! I will definitely be wearing this dress for many years from now.

As I have mentioned dress code for the night was ‘cobalt blue’, so I chose complementing accessories. My lovely blue heels are from Dune. They are so comfy, I danced all night! Skinnydip London clutch surely got a lot of attention from everyone that evening.

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Now I need another event I can wear this dress to again! P.S. I can never resist doing signature ‘Coup’ jump :)

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Valentino dress via FarfetchDune Hydro heelsSkinnydip London embellished clutch and Swarowski studs.

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Outfit – Ivy

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Good morning Monday. Good morning you!

You probably noticed that I fell short on posting any outfits last week. Juggling copious amounts of work sucked all the creativity out of me. But after spending the weekend with friends, celebrating a good time, I feel like I’m back on form. Woop! Soooo, with that in mind, I thought I’d give you something a little extra special today… *wink wink*

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I can’t actually remember the last time I felt compelled to buy a piece without an event in mind. Until I saw this breathtaking piece by Sweden’s new powerhouse designers, Ivy Revel.

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When the dons at the Ivy Revel first launched their collection back in summer 2013, this was the dress that stood out to me. Black + backless = hot! The added lace high neck also adds a dynamic twist to this sexy little number.

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The first batch sold out instantly so I couldn’t risk not getting my hands on one when an additional few were launched. I ordered it about 2 weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the no-fuss, super fast delivery.

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It’s gorgeous. It also does all the talking for you so you can keep additional accessories to a minimum. As to where I will be wearing this saucy little number I haven’t got anywhere particularly in mind. Almost certainly though, I’ll be saving it for that extra special date night!

You have yourself a nice day now.

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Wearing:

Denver Dress – Ivy Revel; Gecko Courts – Topshop (first seen here); Faux Fur Coat – H&M (similar here); and for those of you wondering what bra to go for, I went for this

Outfit – Pretty in Pink

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Told you you’d see another one! This was what I wore the other day before heading out for some drinks in town. I do love this skirt. Monochrome colour palettes are doing a lot for me at the moment, and Gingham print is currently all  the rage. I must say, I do think it’s quite flattering on the curves too…

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Just a quick post today. Hope you have a great weekend. We’ll see ya on the flipside!

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Wearing:

Long Sleeve Crepe Top – Topshop; Monochrome Gingham Tube Skirt – Topshop; Gecko Courts – Topshop (I need to start branching out a little)

Outfit: Black Cape

20140305-170439.jpgHere is what I wore while attending London Fashion Weekend at the Somerset House. Always feel most comfortable and focused when dresses in all black.

This Warehouse cape is a new addition to my wardrobe. It’s insanely soft, a genius invention when you need something to thrown on and run out of the door. Plus I am totally crazy for a fun tent silhouette it creates. Should have given you guys a spin! Maybe next time…!

I wore the cape with my most favourite Zara heels, Gap skinny jeans and Accessorise bag.

The sunglasses are from Jeepers Peepers, a boutique that sells affordable pieces with a fun vintage influence.

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Outfit – Easy Does It

IMG_0683Trying to dress for this unpredictable weather is tricky business. So, this year for LFW, I decided to keep it pretty simple. Polo neck and jeans, spruced up with a pair of classic suede heels. Ooh I haven’t shown you these beauties yet. Here, have a close up:

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A dose of sexy toe cleavage for ya! Ha. On a serious note, these heels are extremely comfy; I could easily spend a whole day in them. Result!

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Wearing:

Polo neck – Mango; Leigh Jeans – Topshop (similar here); Suede Heels – Aldo (not online); Studded oversize bag – Zara (old); Florence trench – G-Star RAW