Hey Livi!

IMG_3355Nothing beats a good ol’ watch. Practical, purposeful and (bonus!!) pretty as hell when it’s made by British brand Olivia Burton London .

I first ‘clocked’ this watch (gedd’it?!) about a week ago on fellow Kenzas’ blog. As an avid watch-wearer I have a decent collection that seems to be growing in size swiftly. I’ll give you a sneak peak some time soon. For now though, say hello to my latest addition…

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White leather combined with rose gold to emulate a timeless, vintage look. For me, the combination is simply stunning. And… a perfect transitional summer piece. What d’ya think? I think I’ll be putting Michael aside for the next few weeks!

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Big Dial Mink and Rose Gold Watch – Olivia Burton

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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.

Team Coup!

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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The Coup’s guide on Dressing Vintage

The Coup Guide to VintageA couple weeks ago, The Coup were asked to visit Judy’s Travelling Fair at Old Spitalfields Market and put together a guide on how to dress vintage. For those of you who haven’t come across the Fair yet you should really check it out. It’s a little haven for lovers of all things vintage. As someone who is not vintage mad, I found myself falling for timing pieces. Come on, who can say no to vintage broaches and designer handbags?! Exactly!

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Enjoy reading! xx

 

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)

Things that make me go ‘Ohh’…


this Cut Out Detail satchel from Oasis. I don’t think this picture does the satchel
much justice – having the bag physically in front of you will make you want to
purchase it right away! Its cut out detail adds a very vintage twist to the satchel,
transforming it into that perfect everyday bag with a bit of character. Classic and
cute; I love it! And at £30.00 it’s a bargain too!

(image source: www.oasis-stores.com)

Looking back on Style

It’s not very often that we look back in time for inspiration. We forget that before year ‘2012’ there were amazing women who influenced fashion, and the way we see a woman’s body. Sophia Loren, in my opinion is one of the most dazzling of all. Her super sexy personal style, a particular ease of wearing clothes is something you have to be born with for sure however Sophia’s greatest accessory was confidence, and today we see many Hollywood starts replicating the microscopic part of her style. These are my favourite shots of Sophia Loren.