Lace appreciation

Zara Lace Top The Coup Fashion Blog womenswear

Love the detail on this top. I’d probably pair it with colbolt bottoms, a slick, super long ponytail and bold, winged eye-liner for a subtle yet graphic look. Perhaps I’ll pick this up for my upcoming b’day celebrations… :-)

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Lace Top – Zara

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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 – 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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Outfit – Pink Puff

IMG_1756Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones last couple of days. And to think about it we still have a week of festivities left!

IMG_1734You know me and fur! This Zara fluffy vest is made of dreams.  Its warm …so soft…I am in heaven every time I wear it! And i don’t care that i look like a one massive marshmallow :)

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IMG_1759Fur vest | Poloneck | Jeans | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses 

What I wore to Office Christmas party

Unlike a lot of my colleagues I do love an office christmas party! It’s a perfect time to mingle with your friends, have a few drinks and perhaps talk to new faces that you’ve never had a chance to speak to. This year we had our Christmas get-together in a pub by Tower Bridge, so perhaps i was a little over dressed, but hey, it’s that time of year when you can get away with it!

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My Zara TRF dress with layered skirt is still available online, but now only in navy, which i think still makes it a banger of a dress!

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Dress | Heels | Bag

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Outfit – Casual Cool

IMG_1807 IMG_1811 IMG_1818 IMG_1824 IMG_1829My simple comfy weekend look. I am wearing my favourite plimsoles from Carvela Kurt Geiger finished in gorgeous black velvet. Ideal for running around the city!

Coat (Zara old) | Jeans | Jumper | Scarf (Zara old) | Bag | Sunglasses (Kate Spade old) | Shoes

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Outfits in transit

I’m off to Switzerland tomorrow for two days. Literally a flying visit; I’ll be back home on Sunday evening.  This time I’m much more excited as there’s a whole heap of fun and good company waiting for my arrival. When I lasted visited back in July it was sunny skies and birds tweeting. What with tomorrow being the first of November I’m expecting it to be straight up cold! I’ve decided to play it smart and prep a few outfits; a skill I like to think I have mastered over the years. I already showed you what I’m wearing on Saturday in this post. Clearly I’m planning on the defying the weather… haha! In transit, I’ll be keeping it pretty snug and standard in…

Outfit one: (Elena added the suggestion of knee high socks with this – genius!)
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Outfit two:

Travelling outfit

Outfit one:

Long sleeve tunic – Topshop; Chunky boots – H&M; Fedora Hat – H&M; Faux fur tote – & Other Stories

Outfit two:

Shiny bomber – Topshop; Polo-neck (my winter staple!) – H&M; MOM jeans – ZARA; Air max ‘Thea’s’ – Nike

 

Hope you guys have a great weekend. Live it up!

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Outfit Inspiration: All that Jazz!

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Happy Wednesday!

So glad it’s the middle of the week; it means we’re getting closer to all important Friday! I’ve decided to throw a night of ping pong this coming Saturday at good ol’ Bounce in Central London to commemorate finishing uni. Should be fun! Not that I am planning on wearing the above outfit there of course! Imagine that?! No, no, no! But I did order this dress from River Island last night and I’m thinking of wearing it next weekend. I’m going to Switzerland again just for two days for a night out. Loving the improvisation on the top half of this dress – it should work quite nicely for a hard-meets-soft transitional look that’s not too dressy nor casual. I’ll keep it dressy with some saucy stilettos but play it down with an open, slightly oversized bomber jacket. And make-up, I’m going to go for a more flawless look by using a range of bronzers, gloss and illuminators rather than something heavy. Let’s hope I don’t start singing ‘I woke up like this!’ Haaaa, we’ll see how this works! Have a great day beauts!

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Bodycon Dress – River Island; Bomber Jacket – Topshop; Stilettos – Zara 

Outfit: Textured Black

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Happy Monday!!

A fitted top, structured skirt and minimalistic heels – sometimes you’ve just got to keep it classic and clean. The drop in the temperature has encouraged me to play with texture instead of colour. So today, I’m keeping it simple with a little black number. Couldn’t resist a hint of colour though, hence the nails. Bisous beauts, have a great day!

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Wearing: Black Shirt – Similar here; Structured Skirt – H&M; Hollywood Heels – ASOS

My Best Purchase of the Season

If you could only buy one thing this season, what would it be?

For me it has to be a versatile coat that I can wear everyday and with absolutely anything. And a few days ago I found one!

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Zara coat with fur lapel and patch pockets

This colour is a dream cream – goes with anything and gives my complexion a boost. Since I already have a black coat for the Autumn this is a good alternative.

Lovely fur lapel is detachable which means I don’t have to wear it until it gets frosty. Perfect coat or what!?
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Zara track sole leather platform heels

zara-track-sole-heels-the-coup-1 zara-track-sole-heels-the-coupMy partner in crime, Adi, has the best taste ever. She got these sexy platform heels for my birthday and I have worn then every single day since then! Don’t let the platform deceive you, they are incredibly comfortable. Soft leather strips wrap around your feet like a hug. They are perfect heels to be jumping over puddles with this autumn. Thanks Adi!
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Sales Edit

Sales have come to the high street! Don’t you just love a good bargain? I decided to be very organised and check them out before all the good stuff is gone. Here are the items that I have added to my basket.

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1. Zara top with necklace 2. Goldie of London gold sequin skirt 3. Topshop chiffon frill sleeve dress 4. Topshop floral one shoulder dress 5. Zara slingback pumps 6. Zara pencil skirt with pleated hem 7. Topshop stipe lace crop dress.

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Outfit: Leopard Print Trousers

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I love a great animal print and these leopard trousers from ZARA are exactly what I craved for this summer. I really like the fact that the pattern is a touch darker on the back – working wonders on my behind! But it seems that all trousers cut differently making the gradients appear different on each pair. I have decided to offset the straight trouser cut with black peplum top from ASOS, Bershka heels (old) and a gold ring from NEXT.

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Added to my Wardrobe: Fringed Messenger Bag

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How cute is this bag?!  I absolutely love it, and the fringe adds a perfect dose of quirk. The combination of chain and leather detail makes it a lovely transitional piece that I’ll happily be taking in to a/w 2014. El bought it for me as one of the many birthday gifts she gave me last week. I had the most amazing birthday this year. Me and my friends celebrated by having dinner at Stef’s Italian in Oxford Circus (highly recomended!), followed by a few cocktails at the London Cocktail Club. Probably my best birthday yet, I feel so lucky! This weekend me, El and another one of our good friends are going to hop on the Eurostar and take a trip. We decided to book a flying visit to beautiful Paris and our aim is nothing other than to indulge in its quaintness. Naturally photos will follow. For now though, happy Friday!

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Fringed messanger bag – Zara

Added to my wardrobe: Zara Printed Sandals

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Another animal print addition to my shoe collection. I could not resist taking a pic of these printed leather sandals from Zara as soon as they came out of the box! These sandals are a perfect summer staple! I will be wearing them with my mini messenger bag in leopard print, also from Zara, here. Don’t you think they will look great together?

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