So November came and went in the blink of an eye, literally. I don’t really know where the month went but it was a good one at that. I’ve booked a trip to Berlin over New Years, exciting! Berlin has always been a favourite city of mine so spending NYE there will be pretty epic although I’m going to have to practice wearing practical, warm clothing more similarly to what I’m wearing today. Typically I would have paired this cute jumper dress with some chunky boots but its.just.too.cold! December’s has always been a month when comfort comes first so the heels may be on hold for a while.
Hope you have a great weekend beauts!
Knited tunic dress – Topshop; Skater shoes – Topshop; Brooch – Miss Selfridge (old); Fedora hat – H&M
Christmas – our favourite time of year. No surprises there! You might remember the gift guide we brought you last year that featured ideas for both her and him. Switching it up a little this year, however, we’re dedicating two posts to the festive season. Today we’re paying homage to the special men in our lives with a selection of possible gifts. What will it be, what will it be?
Items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
I’m off to Switzerland tomorrow for two days. Literally a flying visit; I’ll be back home on Sunday evening. This time I’m much more excited as there’s a whole heap of fun and good company waiting for my arrival. When I lasted visited back in July it was sunny skies and birds tweeting. What with tomorrow being the first of November I’m expecting it to be straight up cold! I’ve decided to play it smart and prep a few outfits; a skill I like to think I have mastered over the years. I already showed you what I’m wearing on Saturday in this post. Clearly I’m planning on the defying the weather… haha! In transit, I’ll be keeping it pretty snug and standard in…
Outfit one: (Elena added the suggestion of knee high socks with this – genius!)
Long sleeve tunic – Topshop; Chunky boots – H&M; Fedora Hat – H&M; Faux fur tote – & Other Stories
Shiny bomber – Topshop; Polo-neck (my winter staple!) – H&M; MOM jeans – ZARA; Air max ‘Thea’s’ – Nike
Hope you guys have a great weekend. Live it up!
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!
Bodycon Dress – River Island; Bomber Jacket – Topshop; Stilettos – Zara
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.
Leather Chain Shoulder Bag – & Other Stories
May – my month! I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one this year… :)
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!
For 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?
Neon Lace dress – River Island; Aviators – Ray Ban
Oh yes, it’s finally here! The much anticipated collection by Kate Moss for Topshop has hit the racks last night. Here at The Coup, we have inspected every item and created our edit of the hottest pieces we would like to own. Adiyam has her eyes set on the gold number, perhaps the perfect outfit for an upcoming special event? And I’m dreaming of a white maxi dress for long summer eve…Well if we are quick enough we might get a chance!
Ready, steady, go!
Finally, H&M have unveiled who their new collaboration will be with, and it’s none other than Alexander Wang. Wang, who is also the creative director at Balenciaga, confirmed the news last night at music festival Coachella. He’s following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and most recently Isabel Marant who all have collaborated with the high-street favourite.
Exciting! Roll on November 6
We all like a day off every so often, even a workaholic like me. On those days you’ll find me wearing a whole lot of menswear. It’s probably the secret tomboy in me. Don’t believe me? I should pull out some old photos. Actually, on second thoughts, I probably shouldn’t…!!
Ooh and can I add, how comfy these Hi Dunks are?! They are totally dreamy, and perfect for this mucky weather us Brits are facing at the mo. I definitely recommend them to anyone who is either intrigued or sitting on the fence!
I’ll be back in glad rags soon. Promise!
Mens Western Shirt – Levi’s (old, this is cute though); Jersey Leggings – H&M; Sky Hi Dunks – Nike