MAISON Faux Fur Block Heel Sandals

Ahh Topshop; everyones high-street favourite. Just when I was feeling like I’d ‘outgrown’ you (whatever that means), you surprise me again. I bought these fur balls last week and, my oh my, do I love them. Sexy yet playful. I wore them to a wedding last weekend and got a number of compliments from both men and women. The study block heel is a twist on the stiletto heel that fluffy pumps usually come with and, because of them, I managed to dance the night away in comfort. These come highly recommended!

Maison Faux Fur Block Heel Sandals – Topshop

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Hello, anyone home?

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It’s been two years plus some since I lasted blogged and my oh my, do I miss it sometimes. I’ve been toying with the idea to pick up the Coup for a while. Like, literally, I’ve spent a whole year thinking over it. Then I considered opening up a second blog. And now, I’m back at square one. So here goes…

Let’s start with the “what happened” first. If I’m being completely honest, life happened. I finally, after years of studying for it, began my career as a History teacher which, as you can imagine, is pretty time consuming. I’d been working in education for years but no role in a school compares to being the actual classroom teacher. And then, surprise surprise, in between planning lessons, marking books and analysing data, I also found love.

In a nutshell, two wonderfully life-changing things took place and, in the midst of it, blogging took a hit. Totally unplanned of course.  It goes a little like this: you plan to write up a post, you get too busy and miss your own deadline, reschedule it, miss it again and so the cycle continues. After a while, guilt sets in. And doubt of course; that ol’ bastard! “Perhaps I should just stop blogging? Why do I even blog? I can’t think of anything to write about! ARGH!”

For those of you that follow blogs religiously or perhaps even blog yourself, this will not be news to you. Some of the most successful and established blogging entrepreneurs have gone through this. But then you get to this point, two years later, when you’re so consumed with commitments that you wonder where you let all of those little fun quirks and hobbies that made you, you go.

So I’m back. Hopefully our darling El will pop in from time to time and maybe even Mr T: who knows?! But, for now at least, I’m here to stay. And I’m hoping you are too.

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In need of summer

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From top to bottom, left to right; 1; 2; 3; 4 Triangl Swimwear

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Noir Extreme by Tom Ford

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It’s been a relatively quiet month in just about every way possible, even shopping wise. I did, however, recently add Noir Extreme by Tom Ford to my beauty bag. Thankfully all of Mr. Ford’s fragrances are unisex. I’ve always been a fan of the original Noir, which was released back in 2012. On a recent trip to Germany, I was planning to pick up a bottle when I came across his latest release. Such a beautiful fragrance, comprised of sweet yet musky amber and oaky scents. I highly recommend it, whether it’s for you or your significant beau :)

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Spring in my step

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The best thing about March – spring! Like clockwork, I have already found myself wearing lighter colours. Say hello to my newest pair of Nike Air Max Ones, gifted to me by a good friend last Christmas. Nothing quite beats colourful footwear when it comes to adding a spring to your step.

I’ll show you the rest of my outfit next week. For now, have an awesome weekend!

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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?!

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Bag available here

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Outfit Inspiration

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Have a great day beauts, and enjoy your weekend :)

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Ribbed Poloneck and Monochrome skirt- Topshop; Loafers – H&M

Second outfit:

Silk Blouse and Patterned Trousers – H&M; Brogues – Aldo

New Hair

The braids are officially gone! Well, they actually went a little while ago. I do enjoy the versatility of adding extensions and trying out new looks every so often but I’m considering keeping it natural for a little while. I have a lot of layers in my hair so curls hold and last for ages. Say hello to classy, chic Adiyam. For now, she’s here to stay…New Hair The Coup Blog
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TBT – Colour Pop

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This photo seems so alien to me. Lately I’ve been wearing nothing but black (a hue that I am currently wearing, as I’m sitting here typing away; shock!) Likewise, although this photo was only taken last January, I feel as though it was a lifetime ago. I’ve been hibernating this winter and really feeling the winter blues. Hopefully the weather over the past few days is an indication of winter (finally) drawing to a close. Roll on spring, and a summer filled with lots of colour.

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See photos from the above outfit post here.

 

Six weeks later…

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It’s been six whole weeks since I last blogged – how absurd! I think it’s time I checked in with you guys…

So what has 2015 brought so far? A new job! I’m not too sure if I mentioned this to you earlier but in January I was due to start a new teaching role. It’s been hectic but all good so no complaints!

Something else that’s new is my fitness regime. Taking a page out of El’s book, I started working out with her trainer and since have seen some real results. My intention isn’t to lose weight; instead, I want to tone up and keep my curves. I like mixing it up and do 4 sessions a week which include a bit of Hot Yoga, running and a whole lot of weight lifting. I’m currently in love with H&M’s sportswear selection. Here’s some pieces I’ve picked out. In the gym, I like keeping things simple, and sport a lot of grey and blacks. Shocking for a colour fanatic like me right?

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Check out H&M currently sports range here

Roshe Run Trainers – Nike

 

Looking back on 2014…

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We’re a little late with our petit rendezvous over 2014. Looking back on it now though, it was such a good year for both of us. Today we simply want to thank you for continuing to follow our journey into bloggersphere. We’re looking forward to keeping you entertained this year, the next and hopefully those that will follow after that.

As always, all the best.

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Winter Hair

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Don’t mind me while I take it back to the 90s with my super long braids….

Originally I wanted to get my hair braided before heading to Berlin last week but I couldn’t find the time, what with all the festivities and all. Anyways, what do you think? I love, love, love them. They are super easy to maintain which means that I might just keep them in forever :). On another note, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine consisted of a few workouts and a whole load of lounging about. Me and El headed down to the Barbican yesterday which is always fun. We’re both back at work today after two weeks off. No rest for the wicked!

Enjoy your Monday.

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Newbies

Nike Air Max One the coup fashion blogJust when I was doing so well…! My infatuation with Nikey and, in particular, Air Max Ones has been reignited once again. I got these beauties as a Christmas present from one of my girls. Nice right? My new favourites, let’s just hope I can keep them clean!

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Added to my Wardrobe: Skaters

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How are you guys doing? I hope you had a weekend full of goodness. It was a quiet one for me up until yesterday when me and a bunch of friends checked out Winterville in East London – the cool alternative to Central London’s Winter Wonderland. If you’re thinking of heading down there I suggest you do. The rides and mulled wine left me feeling not short of happy. To protect myself from the cold, I layered up and wore these felt skaters which have become somewhat a guilty pleasure of mine. I bought them about six weeks ago, the same day that I bought these python platforms, although Elena wanted them first. Vowing to check in before wearing them to meet up, we both bought a pair. I’ve lived in them ever since or, I’ll admit, since breaking them in. They were painful at first but fine now. I’ll pair them up for you soon :)

Grey Skater Sneakers – H&M (unavailable online I’m afraid. Soz!)

 

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