This time last year

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This time last year I have debuted my lovely Valentino dress here. I remember this day clearly, prancing around in Spring sun. A year later I am still in love with it as much as when I first tried it on. It’s a shame I do not have enough fancy occasions to wear it to!

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I have however made the most of these blue sandals from Dune. I saw that they extended Hydro line with iridescent pink and gold versions… Very tempting!

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What I wore to Office Christmas party

Unlike a lot of my colleagues I do love an office christmas party! It’s a perfect time to mingle with your friends, have a few drinks and perhaps talk to new faces that you’ve never had a chance to speak to. This year we had our Christmas get-together in a pub by Tower Bridge, so perhaps i was a little over dressed, but hey, it’s that time of year when you can get away with it!

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My Zara TRF dress with layered skirt is still available online, but now only in navy, which i think still makes it a banger of a dress!

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Dress | Heels | Bag

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Sales Edit

Sales have come to the high street! Don’t you just love a good bargain? I decided to be very organised and check them out before all the good stuff is gone. Here are the items that I have added to my basket.

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1. Zara top with necklace 2. Goldie of London gold sequin skirt 3. Topshop chiffon frill sleeve dress 4. Topshop floral one shoulder dress 5. Zara slingback pumps 6. Zara pencil skirt with pleated hem 7. Topshop stipe lace crop dress.

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Blush Puff

Vita Short Dress by CoastDress shopping – it’s tricky business. It’s funny because me and El have both been searching high and low for fancy dresses. You’ve already seen El’s selection of dresses here right? Luckily I believe she has found the one, which is absolutely stunning, but I’ll behave and leave that story for El to tell. For now, here’s the dress I’m planning to wear to a wedding I have coming up in July. Its blush colour is uber cute and the lower layers create a beautiful ethereal feel. I’ll have to be extra cautious with the accessories I choose to pair this with. Decisions, decisions; we’ll see what I go with.

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Vita Short Dress – Coast

 

Rochelle Humes for Very.co.uk

ROCHELLE3 Here at The Coup we love to keep you updated when it comes to hot celebrity high street collaborations. Most recent to be unveiled is Rochelle Humes for Very.co.uk. I am absolutely in love with this collection that Rochelle from Saturdays designed and modelled. Not so much for her persona but for the designs themselves that are right up my street. Girlie dresses, sexy silhouettes and lovely prints, I can help but want every piece!

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Drawing inspiration from her personal style she has created 19-piece capsule collection, first few items of which will appear on their website tomorrow!

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What do you guys think? Lovely additions to a summer wardrobe or what?

Outfit – May Baby

IMG_5489May – my month! I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one this year… :)IMG_5424 IMG_5458IMG_5403

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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

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

Sexy Slip

Embellished Dress Miss SelfridgeLately I’ve been searching high and low for a slip dress. A lot of people shy away from wearing them, but I really want one. I remember my older sister had a nude one about 10 years ago; it was beautiful. Ideally I’m looking for one in an aubergine colour. Specific I know but, hey ho, it would look hot! I found this dress at Miss Selfridge which I’m so going to pick up. It’s a little slip-like, but not enough to quench my thirst. Till I find one though I’m happy with this.

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Linear Cami Dress – Miss Selfridge

Simples

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Love this drape dress by H&M. The cut, the colour and the price. At only £14.99 it’s a bargain, I’m so tempted to buy it in every colour…! I snapped it up about 3 weeks ago. It’s gorgeous on. I wore it the other day and the compliments wouldn’t stop rolling in. I’ll dress it up for you soon!

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Draped Dress – H&M

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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Looking forward to summer…

Untitled-2I’m holding my breath until I can unpack my summer wardrobe and get all cute outfits and shoes out. White I wait I can’t help but do some shopping around.

I follow two girls, owners of Sabo Skirt shop, on Instagram and can’t help but fall in love with these cute pieces they have stocked in their store. They have a really good eye for picking colorful and sexy outfits!

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Counting Down Christmas: Day 1

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Santa baby, I think we’ve been a pair of good girls this year. Don’t you?

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Mulled wine, festive cheer and copious amounts of  mistletoe: the countdown to our favourite time of the year is officially here.  And what better way is there for us to prepare for the festivities then with our very-own advent calendar.

For the next 24 days we’ll be bringing you stocking fillers and great gift ideas sure to get any Scrooge excited about Christmas , kicking off with…

the_cou_gift_guide_topshop_dressThis Topshop sequin velvet dress is a guaranteed hit with a girl who likes a bit of sparkle!

Outfit – Modern Classic

IMG_0595I’m putting a spin on the old LBD classic and today turning to navy instead. Likewise, a pair of minimalistic heels: perfect for brightening the block colour.

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IMG_0580IMG_0611Wearing: Navy dress (thanks to my girl), Thin Strap Heels – Zara (similar herethey are uber cute in gold though), Chronograph Watch – Michael Kors, Navy Bow Belt – Abercrombie and Fitch (this is cute too)