Duchess Kate continues the recycling at Anglesey Marathon

For fans of the Duchess of Cambridge and her super style, a treat was in store today. Kate, along with Prince William,  made her first official appearance since the birth of Prince George at the Ring O’Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon on Anglesey.

Before the appearance there had been a lot of speculation about what Kate would wear, with Hello Magazine’s Rosie Nixon pondering on whether it would be another Seraphine dress. I thought Kate would opt for something more low key due to the sporty nature of the event, maybe channeling the style she did so well during the London Olympics last year. I was proved right with Kate opting for the skinny jeans and blazer combination that she works so well.

Kate opted for her Ralph Lauren wool jacket in sage green, teamed with a Zara patterned top and a pair of skinny jeans from Paige Denim. All of the items had been seen before, which was no surprise as Kate is well known for recycling her clothes. Perfect for the occasion, this was the epitome of smart/casual and showed that lucky Kate is already back in her skinny jeans (still remembering Miranda in her skinny jeans episode of Sex and the City – think it took a lot longer than Kate!)
All Kate’s items are from past seasons, but you can get the look with items that are online and in store now.
The Jacket
A green blazer makes a great alternative to navy or black. I’ve found a couple of great alternatives to Kate’s at two different price points.

Gerry Weber Blazer – green £170 click to visit Zalando

Designer khaki mini cord blazer

The Top

Kate’s Zara top is now out of stock, but there are plenty of pretty tops available to get a similar look. Dorothy Perkins has a great range, and these tops are a great way to elongate your summer style just that little bit longer. The style of the top from the Avenue 57 shop is very similar to the one that Kate is wearing.

Green spotty peplum top Price: £24.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black geo print top Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream printed vest top Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Sophia Spotty Silk Top

The jeans

Kate is a fan of Paige Denim, and although I’m not 100% sure that these are from that brand, Paige denim certainly has a great current range of skinny jeans at Selfridges. I really like the Skyline dark denim pair.

PAIGE DENIM Skyline skinny mid-rise jeans £165 click to visit Selfridges



Reviewed – Yellow Print Jersey Dress from Wallis

I’ve been talking on the blog about transitional pieces recently, as we move from our glorious summer into the slightly chillier days of Autumn. It is still warm at the moment, but there have been duller and chillier days, a little less in the way of blue skies, a little more in the way of drizzle. And the nights are starting to draw in – you definitely need a cardigan or jacket when heading for a night out.

As part of Fashion-Mommy’s third birthday, those lovely people at Wallis sent me some fantastic, transitional pieces to review. You can find the first review here, the second piece I got to review is a fabulous dress that is just perfect for either day or night wear this Autumn. That piece is the Yellow Printed Long Sleeved Jersey Dress.

Yellow Printed Long Sleeve Jersey Dress £40 click to visit Wallis

The first thing I need to say about this dress is that I absolutely love it. Yellow is always one of my favourite colours, but this is more of a mustard shade than a zesty yellow, which I think fits the pattern very well. The print is unusual, a sort of retro paisley style, but with a slightly graphic overlay – it is hard to pull your eyes away from this eye-catching design.

There are other features I really like about this dress. It is a great stretch jersey fabric, but with a bit of a sheen to it that makes it a viable option for evening occasions. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect for those who dislike their upper arms, and also make it warmer, perfect for those days when there is a bit of wind or a chill in the air. I also adore the elongated rectangular neckline, which is ultra flattering.

This dress needs hardly any accessories to do it justice, the print is most definitely the star of the show. I add nude heels (also Wallis) and a nude clutch bag to complete my look, which I wore to a special birthday Celebration for Brown’s Restaurant last week.

With my Sister Jodie and Blogger and Stylist Emily Jayne at Brown's Birthday

Wallis really does have some perfect dresses to take you stylishly into Autumn. Here are my top five styles.

Floral Midi Dress Price: £32.00 click to visit Wallis

Blue Bird Print Dress Price: £38.00 click to visit Wallis

Black and Taupe Polka Dot Dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

Blue Zip Waist Dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Blue Printed Long Sleeve Tunic Dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

Wallis have a special online event this weekend, with 20% off selected lines. Click here to view the event.

Can Anti- Wrinkle Products Actually Rejuvenate The Skin?

Yes, anti-wrinkle products can rejuvenate the skin and make you look younger, but the secret lies in finding the correct anti-wrinkle skincare products.

Anti-wrinkle skincare products are available in several forms such as gels, masks and firming creams that can assist the skin to appear more youthful. Anti-wrinkle night creams claim to reduce the appearance of appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out the tone of the skin, stimulate the production of collagen and keep in moisture to sustain the skin’s elasticity. Anti-wrinkle serums should now make up a part of your five step skincare programme that includes the traditional cleanse, tone and moisturise, but now also includes serum and eye cream.

New technology and research discovered that a blend of appropriately combined natural ingredients can assist the skin to appear younger, evenly toned, firmer and smoother. It is indeed possible to obtain an anti-wrinkle night cream that will rejuvenate the skin while you are sleeping, provided that such product is used continuously.

Individuals should find an anti-wrinkle product that contains an ingredient such as CoEnzyme-Q10, which assists in the reviving of skin cells. CoEnzyme-Q10 is an anti-oxidant that prevents the damage caused by free radicals. The body manufactures levels of the ingredient, but unfortunately the production thereof slows down as we grow older.

Peptides are the latest ingredient on the market that has been proven to provide positive results when combined in an anti-wrinkle skincare product. If you don’t know what these are, peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins in our body. Research peptides are used in a lot of things including skincare. Certain peptides work in much the same way as Botox, only without the use of painful needles. Some peptides are known for its ability to stimulate the production of collagen. Penta-peptides work to relax the muscles and therefore reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Peptides are combined in anti-wrinkle skincare products to be topically applied to the skin. If you are uncertain of which products contain peptides, it is advised that the labels of anti-wrinkle skincare products are carefully studied.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally present within the skin to maintain its moisture balance and keep it sufficiently hydrated. Due to this quality, it is an important ingredient to look for in a quality anti-wrinkle skincare product. A well-hydrated skin is one that is less likely to become wrinkled. The process of ageing decreases the levels of sodium hyaluronate within the body and this is why individuals have to replenish the ingredient by using a recognised anti-wrinkle product.


Ageless Derma manufactured an excellent anti-wrinkle cream that incorporates all of the mentioned ingredients.  Its peptide and Stem Cell Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a day- and night cream that hosts four wrinkle-combating peptides, CoEnzyme-Q10 as well as sodium hyaluronate. Individuals who truly want to achieve youthful skin, can visit the website of Ageless Derma to arm themselves with knowledge as to which products have been scientifically tested to provide positive results. All incorporated ingredients are derived from nature and backed by years of science. The Ageless Derma anti-wrinkle firming cream is also packaged in a container designed to keep unnecessary air out in order to guarantee the freshness and effectiveness of this product.

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