My Watch Story

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Time; what a concept. It has always amazed me how younger generations spend their days wishing away their adolescence  while adults try to hold on to it with the same conviction. Thinking about it, it’s quite bizarre, no?

For me, timepieces are important and with the variety available on the market, nowadays they can be as beautiful as they are practical. My jewellery stand is adorned with roughly ten watches. You may say that that’s not a lot you say but for a person that gets a certain level of satisfaction from not being a hoarder, we can say that a score is a fair few.

About 2 weeks ago, we at The Coup were approached by Invaluable, the World’s largest online auction place. They wanted to know the story behind our favourite timepieces and, likewise, if  they held any sentimental value? This got me thinking.

I like all my watches but choosing my favourite was not as easy as I expected it to be. I can settle on two that I like and, although they couldn’t be further afield in terms of style, they do have one thing in common. Strangely enough, both were purchased abroad. Perhaps it’s the fact that they transport me to that happy, zen-like mood you typically feel whilst holidaying; I don’t know.

The Coup Watch Invaluable Michael KorsThe first one is my classic Michael Kors ; bought in Germany exactly two years ago to the month. I doubt any of you will be surprised that this watch has made it into my favourite two. I was once told that there are 3 things a woman should own. I won’t disclose what all three items were but a classic MK watch did top the list. It makes a statement whilst keeping it classy to say the least.

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A tad more peculiar in style, however, is my favourite; my SKIN Swatch watch. This was also purchased abroad; in Geneva, Switzerland, to be exact. I imagine that this choice will strike you, it took me by surprise too, but in all honesty, this is the one that I opt to wear almost everyday. Perhaps it’s its understated delicacy that does it for me. Or maybe, it’s the fact its comfort, alongside its character and quirkiness,  ticks the right boxes. Who knows but then again who cares? I like it and that’s all that matters right? Right.

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See here for watches available at Invaluable. 

Outfit – New Year’s Day

zara-fur-coat-outfitNew year, new beginnings! This is what I wore on New Year’s Day. Zara cream coat that i purchased back in September, thrown over comfy knit and my staple black jeans, heels and Michael Kors bag.

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Hope you all have a great week back at work!

Coat | Jumper | Jeans | Heels (Zara old) | Ring | Bag

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Michael Kors Selma Bag

michael-kors-selma-bag-the-coupThis year I have been spoiled rotten by friends and family. Not only did I receive lots of birthday love and quality time, but I got tons of really thoughtful gifts. This gorgeous Michael Kors Selma bag being one of them. I absolutely adore it! My new everyday companion.
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Outfit – A Pop of Colour

IMG_3080It’s windy outside.

IMG_3212Like, really windy.

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Which makes it really, really tricky to catch some decent photos. Annoying, although I should be glad it’s not raining instead…!

IMG_3183As you guys are fully aware, I’ve been sporting a lot of blacks and greys lately. Today though,  I’m (thankfully) feeling like my old self again so I’ve popped into something a little colourful.

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Why I feel like putting some colour on is beyond me though. I’m exhausted. I have deadlines hanging over my head. Till the end of the month I’m going to be juggling about 101 things. Assignments, my actual job and the blog (which is the one bit I don’t mind at all). I’ll need to rack up my hours of sleep though, otherwise I’ll be juggling a cold on top of all of that too.

IMG_3226With that said, I better get back to the books. Toodles for now!

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Wearing:

Marled Coat – H&M; Yellow Polka Dot Shirt – TFNC (old, similar here); Skinny Leigh Jeans – Topshop; Nude Heels – Aldo; Stacking Rings – H&M; Chronography Watch – Michael Kors; Long Stud Earrings – Accessorize (similar here)

Outfit – Preppy

IMG_24561Morning birds and bees!

I’m totally loving the return of the polo neck! Growing up I wasn’t too much a fan. My sister loved them – I didn’t really get her fascination. I always felt a little claustrophobic wearing one. This winter though, I have a feeling that they’re going to become a little staple of mine.

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Also… me wearing all black? Hello, this is a huge rarity! You’ve probably worked out that I’m a fan of all things bright and beautiful (see evidence here, here and here). So far this winter, however, I can’t seem to get enough of wearing black and grey, and working with tones instead of colour. Take this leather skirt for instance, and the way it contrasts with my light knit…IMG_2580 1I know, it’s lush right? :-) I’m turning to pop socks too, instead of tights. It’s like I’m sixteen all over again. IMG_2467IMG_2547xx

Wearing:

Turtle Neck – Mango; Florence Trench – G-Star RAW; Leather RaRa Skirt – Zara (old), Pop Socks – ASOS; Suede Loafers – H&M

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)

 

 

Double Denim

We thought it would be fun to put a spin on an old classic and take some team photos. Denim shirt and jeans, different shapes and sizes, heels and trainers. Here’s how we each took the basics and emulated different looks.

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20130813-141937.jpgWearing: Denim shirt – H&M, Jeans (vintage) – Levi’s, Patent heels (old) –  ASOS, Earcuff – Topshop

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Wearing: Denim shirt and jeans – Zara, Trainers – PumaIMG_7796

Wearing: Shirt – Miss Selfridge, Leigh jeans – Topshop, Thin strapped sandals – Zara, Watch – Michael Kors, Gold cuff – H&M20130813-142022.jpg

Little trying to be large!

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My jeans here have a funny little story. I bought them when I was twelve years old. They were low rise flares: so hot back in 1999! Ten years later I had them tailored to have a straight leg fit. Now, six years later, I am itching to have them made into skinnies! 20130813-141917.jpgIMG_7830

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1. Trend Alert – Ear Cuffs

2. Trend Alert – Leather Love

3. Outfit – What a ‘Mock’ery

Outfit – Casual Florals

Denim Crop Jacket Floral Dress

Happy Monday!!

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!

Denim Crop Jacket Floral Dress 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.

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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?!

Floral Dress Denim Coat TopshopThis 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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Thank you for reading! I just wanted to remind you that you can join our Facebook page here, Twitter here, Instagram (search ‘Team Coup’) for updates on the go. We’d love to have you on board! xx

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)

Kick Ass Boots


It’s all about the boot when it comes to this seasons footwear. And no ordinary boot it is… embroidery, studs, embellishments,  prints, animal skin- you name it! The louder, the better! We have decided to search the high street for it’s offerings on this trend. Here are the best picks of those kick ass cowboy boots.

From left to right, top row, Michael Kors leather and calf hair cowboy boots, £810; Zara high heel cowboy boot with mini studs, £99.99; Zara high heel cowboy ankle boot with cow leather inserts, £69.99.

Second row, Chloe ‘Susanna’ studded leather boots, £850; Sam Edelman ‘Stevie’ , £190; Topshop Arson Flame western boots, £95.