A girls best friend

jewellery It’s true, diamonds really are a girls best friend. As a youngin, I only ever used to wear silver but now that I’ve switched to gold I don’t often wear things that sparkle. Over the weekend I complimented my blush dress with a selection of sparkly things. Chandelier earrings, bracelets and cocktail rings; these really were the perfect addition to my outfit. Glitzy, not too much; just the perfect little touch!

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Glitz // Glamour

IMG_6416They’ve arrived, yay! Ooh I didn’t think I’d adore this shoe and clutch combination so much but together they are pure harmony. It looks as though my outfit for the wedding  this weekend is complete. I must say that after a whole 3 months of worrying about what I’d wear ‘relieved’ doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. I bought jewellery the other day too soI’ll share that with you soonish. For now though, Happy Tuesday!

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ArkAir Clutch – AldoAernaria – Aldo

 

 

Outfit: Casual Saturday

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It’s been pouring non stop for weeks in London, but last Saturday we finally got a chance to take a few snaps. Here I am wearing my ultimate favourite statement making zebra coat from Zara. As always, I’m layering it over an all black ensemble: black H&M jumper, Gap skinny jeans, new ankle boots from Marks & Spencer, chunky knit scarf from Zara and Accessorise bag. Happy Valentines everyone!

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Birthday Outfit: Off the shoulder skater dress

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This is what I wore on my birthday last month, while it was still nice and warm. This dress is from ASOS petite collection, and for someone short like me it has a perfect fit. Loved the off the shoulder design and a fun flirty skater skirt.

ASOS Petite Off the shoulder skater dress in mono; Dune t-bar heels (old)

Outfit: Monochrome Aztec

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This is my favourite cardigan of the season. Not only that it has a very attractive black and white Aztec print, it’s quite thick. I like that because it helps to keep its boxy shape, making it look like something they call a ‘coatigan’
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20131009-000106.jpgI am wearing: Cardingan H&M; black vest from Zara (old); jeggings from H&M; Bershka heels; River Island bag; Jeepers Peepers sunglasses and Swarovski earrings.

Today I am wearing…

fashion_look_bnw_pairing_zara_bootsToday I have decided to go for my favourite black and white combination. This new Villa white leather skirt is perfect item to start working around, black studded Zara ankle boots, Primark studded clutch and ‘urban ears’ to keep warm as well as delivering tunes while en route work…and I’m done!
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Beanies

This year, I want to have an amazing beanie collection. I just find them so cute! When I was younger, I always avoided wearing beanies because of my baby face. Now that I’m getting a little older, I don’t mind so much : ) Here are a few that have caught my eye. I’m still looking though…

Hat:

Hat – H&MChunky Pom Pom Beanie – AccessorizeFelix Chunky- Knit Wool Beanie – Eugenia KimTwo-Tone Jacquard Hat – Pull & Bear

Things That Make Me Go ‘Ooh’

It looks like Kurt is also getting involved in this season’s oversize trend. I can just picture how amazing these shoes would look worn with wide leg trousers and an oversize coat or, equally, with a silhouette dress. Such wedge perfection. I love the crisp, white look too!

Kurt Geiger ‘Montpellier Wedge Shoe’ available here

Special Delivery: Miss Selfridge

This week, I’ve decided that our ‘Special Delivery’ should come from Miss Selfridge. As a shop very dear to my heart (I used to work for the Company, many moons ago…), I do love Miss S. I also think that their best stock always comes in the a/w season. Here are my favourite new pieces that are currently in store. I’m particularly loving the burgundy PJ shirt!

Items, with hyperlinks:

Edge Black Studded Shoe – £35; Velvet Fishtail Dress – £39; Decadent Bead Choker – £12.50;   Printed PJ Top – £35; Blue Panelled Ultra Soft – £40; Leather Bow & Stud Gloves – £25; Purple Eyelash Texture Jumper – £28; Silver Grey Mesh Godet Skirt – £25; Shrunken Pocket Cardi – £37; Nude Organza Floral Skirt – £45;

This Week: Spot On! Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez


This week we have two ladies in battle over ‘Look of the week’ and we cannot decide! Selena Gomez got her first take on the Baroque trend in a Dolce & Gabbana gown, where Vanessa Hudgens looked stunning in her black and white Blumarine dress. Their classic messy updo’s complimenting the dresses, without making them look too mature. Why choose?! These young starlets both looked gorgeous!

Fashion’s Night Out – A Big Girls Playground!

We are uber excited about this years Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, which is taking place tonight. With literally every shop/brand taking a part in this event, we’re not really sure which store we’re going to hit up first. One thing is for sure; we’re definitely going to be there – indulging in this wonderful world of fashion! We’ll let you know how it goes :)

Love,

Team Coup x

Say ‘yes’ to Turban!


Having just come back from a beach holiday, I am left with unruly, sun and salt bleached locks. With temperatures hitting over 40C and humidity pushing over 20%, my hair was a constant problem, whether it was keeping it straight or in place. I am kicking myself for not remembering if a very chic way to keep it all under wraps and protected. Now, I know that word ‘Turban’ will probably scare majority of you, readers, but I would really love to share a few beautiful pieces that will make your holiday look stylish and practical. Just think of Kate Moss at the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala- stunning! 

From left, Eugenia Kim ‘Natalia’ silk satin turban headband, £90; Metallic gold knot turban headband from New Look, £4.99; ‘Laetitia’ by Little Fille $44 from boticca.com.

Acne Pre-Fall Knitwear


I absolutely adore these knitwear pieces from Acne’s Pre Fall 2012 collection. They look so soft, ready to throw with pair of boyfriend jeans or a wool mini skirt, for the ultimate comfort while going about your business. Designed by uber cool Swedish label Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expression) they come in a wide range of colours. We all know that great sweaters are hard to find, especially on the high street, as cheaper versions will not last long before looking shabby. So these Acne pieces are definitely worth the investment and perfect for those who are seeking a capsule wardrobe!

Queen of Prints


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG is truly a queen of prints. Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her wrap dresses, that she launched in 1973 with a slogan ‘Fell like a woman, wear a dress’. In addition to the iconic wrap, DVF’s signature are bold, graphic prints and forties glamour. The silhouettes that she creates are feminine, flowing and slim, with fabric draping in all the right places she is one of the very few designers who celebrate the female form. Maybe thats why she is adored by so many!


Dresses pictured: New Jeanne dress $438; Shannon mini dress $521; New Cahil dress $438 and Mindy dress $416. All available from www.matchesfashion.com