Outfit – Greyscale

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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!

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Outfit:

Knited tunic dress – Topshop; Skater shoes – Topshop; Brooch – Miss Selfridge (old); Fedora hat – H&M

Outfit – Hello Autumn

IMG_1946Hello Autumn. My precious. My favourite season of the year.

Yesterday I said that I’d wear my new boots for you; what do you think? I’m so in love with them and, bonus, the heel is one I could easily spend the whole day in. I’ve paired them with my new Angora jumper which is a slight pain in the bum. It sheds like crazy! I’m looking for a solution so if any of you know how to stop fluffy jumpers from shedding, please share! Also, there’s nothing like a couple of gold accessories to add a little bit of glitz and glamour :)

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Angora Jumper – H&M, Mini Tube – Topshop, Oversize Boots – H&M (I couldn’t find them online but here are a similar pair), Gold Suede Bag – Zara (old), Chunky Curb Collar – Topshop, Stacking Rings – H&M, Gold Chronography Watch – Michael Kors

London Winter Wonderland

knitwear_topshop_zara_snood_h&m_the_coupAs you have probably heard it’s been snowing heavily in the UK! Very exciting times indeed! With temperatures hovering just above 0 degrees, it’s the perfect time for me to put on my favourite knits. Yes I may be 26 years old, but I could resist this adorable cream hat with animal ears from Topshop. I always have a tricky time deciding between my black Zara knitted, extra long scarf and H&M burgundy snood with sequins. Perhaps I should go with the black to match my Zara studded ankle boots. No?the_coup_winter_knits_angel_islington_canal_snowthe_coup_zara_boots_studs_black

Trend Alert – Oversize Me.

Most girls I know are pretty scared of sporting oversized items and I don’t exactly find this shocking. So I’m pretty sure that like me you’re feeling a little thankfully for the rise of the oversize this fall.

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If I had to chose three words that best illustrated what ‘oversized fashion’ is all about, I’d chose big, bold and bossy. To help maintain that trendy look this fall, I really do suggest that this is the one trend you don’t ignore! For one, it’s really comfortable, looks fierce and, bonus,it’ll keep you warm.We’re not just talking about clothes here to; ‘oversize’ is taking over scarfs, jewellry and bags too.

Choosing the right items to pair your oversize garments will help accentuate your look. A word of advice; always think opposite. Oversize trousers & fitted top. Oversized top & either a pencil skirt or tailored trousers (ankle trousers too!). You get the idea. Remember, what you want to do is compliment the other section. Now go on, try something new today.

Items, from left to right,

Mohair Oversized Wool Jumper – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Bracelet – H&M; Contrast Sleeves Masculine Coat – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Earrings – H&M; Palazzo Pants – Ministry of Retail; D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses -Michael Kors; Oversized Clutch With Bow – Miss Selfridge; Women’s Tulle Skirt – Rundholz; Tall Oversized Blossom Tee – Topshop; Oversized Spot Tights – Pamela Mann; Blue Oversized Shirt – MiH; Anna Dello Russo Leather Boot – H&M; Sparkle Jewel Long Pendant – Accessorize;  Montpellier – Kurt Geiger

Hit Knits.

With the winter season knocking on our door, everyone will need (what I like to call) a ‘hit knit’ in their wardrobe. You know what I mean, that special, chunky knit you always opt for when it’s a little more than chilly outside. With so many different styles available for you to choose from, I want to share a couple of my favourite ‘hit knits’ with you :)

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Mono Stitch Cardigan – £49, Miss Selfridge; Shore Oversized Cotton Sweater – £220, Acne; Patterned Wool-Blend Sweater – £290, Kenzo

 

 

Special Delivery – Mango

This weeks ‘Special Delivery’ comes from Mango. I’m loving the studded cashmere jumper, leather belt and quilted leather jacket. We all know that studs are a huge look for fall fashion this year. Equally, you may remember our ‘berry crush’ post from August. Adding berry coloured items to your winter wardrobe will help keep your look bang on trend. Pretty helpful as berry is one of those colours that compliments pretty much everything!

Top row:

Two-Tone Long Dress, £134.99; Cashmere Jumper, £34.99; Wrapped Lapel Cardigan, £34.99; Sleeveless Long Jumpsuit, £44.99

Second row:

Striped Cardigan, £59.99; Metal Mesh Necklace, £22.99

Third row:

Touch – Studded Suede Peep Toe, £69.99; Studded Leather Belt, £44.99; Quilted Leather Perfecto, £139.99

 

 

JW Anderson does Topshop!

Did you hear? Yesterday marked the launch of JW Anderson for Topshop. The actor turned fashion designer has now joined the ranks of powerhouse designers that have previously worked with the high-street dominant including Asish, Christopher Kane and, most recently, Richard Nicoll. Staying true to his Scottish heritage, it’s all about tartan on tartan. But, aiming to please all, Anderson has incorporated his eclentic fashion taste with quilted silks, chunky knits and geometric prints. So never fear tartan-phobics, there too is something for you.
The collection also brings Topshop its first ‘lifestyle’ capsule range which includes stationary, iPad cases and posters. With prices ranging from as little as 99p to £129, Andersons capsule collection truely does offer fashion devotees the chance to sport the lastest trends at very affordable prices. Excited much? We are. Above are our favourite pieces:

 

Items, from left to right:
  1. ‘Embriodered Cotten Shirt,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop – £39.99
  2. ‘Ghost Handknit Sweater,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop – £69.99
  3. ‘Varsity Jacket,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £129.99
  4. ‘V-Neck School Sweater,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop  – £49.99
  5. ‘Tartan Check Tee,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop  £59.99
  6. ‘Tartan Check Trousers,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop  – £79.99
  7. ‘Knee Length Wool Kilt,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop  – £69.99
  8. ‘Zebra Print Jeans,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £49.99
  9. ‘Quilted Silk Paisley Skirt,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £69.99
  10. ‘Stripe Print T-Shirt,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £29.99
  11. ‘Anchor Notebook,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £7.99
  12. ‘Anchor Badge,’ J.W. Anderson for Topshop – £1.99
  13. ‘Logo Print Umbrella,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop – £19.99
  14. ‘Single Pencil,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop – £0.99 
  15. ‘Mini Mart Camera,’ J.W.Anderson for Topshop – £9.99

The Cashmere Crew

100% Cashmere jumpers = knitwear heaven! Definitely an autumn/winter essential, make sure you have a couple of cashmere pieces in your wardrobe this season.
From left to right, Char Cropped Jumper – £135, All Saints; Cashmere Pullover with dropped stitched trim – €595, Burberry Prorsum; Cashmere Pullover with Crystal-Bead Embellished Buttons – €740, Pringle of Scotland

Knits After Dark


I would have never thought I would be reaching out for knitwear mid-summer. But it is what it is and this year UK can’t seem to get enough sunshine! Getting pins out for a walk to work is fine, but as soon as the evening comes, I get some serious goose bumps. In times like these light, soft knits are life savers! This Zara piece is guaranteed to make you warm enough to enjoy that glass of wine on the terrace. Such a simple shape best exaggerated with some costume drama jewelry! Clockwise from top,  Zara jumper, £25.99; Tom Binns ‘Love of God’ necklace, £1305 + splashout painted Swarowski crystal earrings, £290; River Island black and gold tone pack of bracelets, £13.

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!