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.
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.
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.
It’s good to be back.
Ctlr, over & OUT
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)
Floral prints are one of those rare prints that transcends all four seasons. We often see winter florals appear in shades of burgandy, grey, purple and so forth during the A/W season. Likewise brighter, more vibrant floral designs pop up during and throughout the S/S season. This dress is a funny one though. I bought it at Christmas but don’t you think however that it’s better suited to the S/S season? I’m loving the way it looks in the sun!
And, bonus, it’s pretty easy to dress up and down too! For a more casual look I have previously worn this dress with a pair of classic brown brogues and cute ankles socks. Today however, I’m emulating a feminine and more youthful look by sporting nude heels and a casual denim crop jacket.
The dress’s lightweight material means that I’m going to have to be a tad conscious of the wind blowing. We don’t want a boo-boo now, do we?!
This is a favourite neck piece of mine – isn’t it stunning? It reminds me a little of a vintage stamp. The gold / brown themes makes it an unusual yet perfect piece for this dress.
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Items worn above:
Denim Crop Jacket – Topshop (old, similar here)
Floral Dress – Topshop (old, similar here)
Nude Heels – Aldo (old, similar here)
Gold Watch – Michael Kors
Gold Cuff – H&M (old, similar here)
Yes, i have been going on about leather for a while now… But there is no surprise when it comes to autumn- leather always makes a come back. But this season there are more than one way to wear your leather, depending on which look you go for. Would it be ladylike as Olivia Palermo in her leather dress or something with an edge, like Jessica Alba. Office ready or weekend comfort as seen on Alexa Chung. Our favourite items get a leather make over and I am sure you will agree that leather is always best in black!
1. Topshop traditional leather jacket, £165; 2. Mango faux leather panel miniskirt, £34.99; 3. Mango platform ankle boots, £69.99; 4. Maison Scoth leather cap sleeve tunic dress, £120 (on sale), from flannelsfashion.com; 5. Alice by Temperley Libre shorts, £174 (on sale) from farfetch.com; 6. Ryder Black Leather Quilted Glove, £22, from Boohoo.com; 7. DKNY Elasticated leather waist belt £120 available from net-a-porter.com; 8. Drome leather biker leggings, £810, from matchesfashion.com; 9. Mango Leather Biker Jacket, £114.99; 10. Drome Leather dress, £859, from farfetch.com; 11. Oasis Faux Leather Roberta Dress, £65.00; 12. Jil Sander Faith leather belt, £270 available from net-a-porter.com
this fiercely studded leather bomber, brought to us by French Connection. Roll out the red carpet, this is one of my favourite pieces so far this season. Aptly named ‘Let It Be Rock,’ I want to rock out in this right now. What a statement!
‘Let It Be Rock’ Jacket – £325, French Connection
Oh how I love leather! Whenever I’m browsing shops, leather pieces are the first things that catch my eyes. However being a petite girl with a not very edgy look, a full leather jacket seems too harsh, so I always prefer to add small touches here and there. To my luck this season high street is filled with these full leather sleeve jackets. You can go for khaki, utility or a tweed plus leather all in one- Genius! I think they are ideal for someone who wants to try and introduce a bit of leather into their wardrobe.
At the top, Lipsy soft tweed contrast coat, £80.
Above from left, khaki army jacket from River Island, £55; H&M jacket, £29.99; Topshop contrast sleeve army jacket, £65; River Island fallaway biker jacket, £55.