Kate Middleton – Latest Outfits

It’s been a busy week for Duchess Kate. The state visit of the Chinese President has seen Kate attend her first state banquet, and she has also met Jackie Chan and attended multiple occasions in Scotland. For lovers of Kate’s style, it has been a real fashion bonanza, because she has, quite frankly, looked amazing for every occasion, with the Dolce and Gabbana Marsala dress being one of my favourite Kate looks ever.

Here are three outfits from this week in a bit more detail.

Look 1 – State Banquet.

Red is always a great colour for Kate, and the Jenny Packham dress was a beautiful, formal choice. This dress did remind me of the sort of styles Princess Diana opted for in the late 80s for some reason, and I did think that Kate played it just right for the occasion – with red being a perfect colour for China, and the dress being elegant and demure.

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Red is a great choice for Christmas formal occasions and there are some stunning red looks around if you want to take inspiration from Kate for the upcoming party season.

VIVIEN ONE SHOULDER DRESS £195.00 click to visit Coast

VIVIEN ONE SHOULDER DRESS
£195.00 click to visit Coast

GIUGLIA DRESS £95.00 click to visit Coast

GIUGLIA DRESS
£95.00 click to visit Coast

SANDRINA DRESS £169.00 click to visit Coast

SANDRINA DRESS
£169.00 click to visit Coast

REEVA LACE MAXI DRESS £109.00 click to visit Coast

REEVA LACE MAXI DRESS
£109.00 click to visit Coast

Look 2 – Dolce and Gabbana Lace

This is one of my favourite Kate Middleton looks ever. Some have commented that it is a shame Kate didn’t opt for purely British designers during this week, but this marsala lace dress was a spectacular triumph for Kate, with the lace managing to be both classic and totally modern. It is just the epitome of chic, and totally what a 21st century princess should be choosing to wear.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping State Visit to London, Britain - 21 Oct 2015

 Dolce & Gabbana floral lace midi dress £1,850.00 click to visit Farfetch

Dolce & Gabbana
floral lace midi dress
£1,850.00 click to visit Farfetch

With this shade being the colour of the season, and lace being a style staple, there are lots of ways to incorporate this sort of look into your wardrobe.

ALLUREA LACE DRESS £119.00 click to visit Coast

ALLUREA LACE DRESS
£119.00 click to visit Coast

Nightingales Side RuchedLace Dress £55 Click to visit JD Williams

Nightingales Side RuchedLace Dress £55 Click to visit JD Williams

**Lace Bodycon Dress by Glamorous     Price: £35 click to visit Topshop

**Lace Bodycon Dress by Glamorous
Price: £35
click to visit Topshop

Lace Bodycon Dress £60 click to visit Next

Lace Bodycon Dress £60 click to visit Next

 

Monsoon Molly Lace Dress £189 click to visit Next

Monsoon Molly Lace Dress £189 click to visit Next

Look 3 – Christopher Kane in Scotland

Kate wore one of the brightest stars of British fashion for a series of appointments in Scotland (Dundee to be precise.) The Christopher Kane coat and dress is another sleek and stylish look that is perfect in its minimalism.

kate-now--zA blue coat is a great alternative to classic black, it adds a little bit of colour to the wardrobe but seems to be a colour that suits most hair colours and skin tones.

Jackson oversized Wool Coat £180 click to visit French Connection  http://media.frenchconnection.com/ms/fcuk/70EAK_4.jpg?height=117&width=78     Jackson Oversized Wool Coat     image: http://media.frenchconnection.com/ms/fcuk/70EAK_5.jpg?height=117&width=78     Jackson Oversized Wool Coat Next Jackson Oversized Wool Coat £180.00 Read more at http://www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections/70EAK/Jackson+Oversized+Wool+Coat.htm#s7MAkZbIxrtklaoT.99


Jackson Oversized Wool Coat
£180.00 Click to visit French Connection

 LORILI Long wool wrap coat     £299 click to visit Ted Baker


LORILI
Long wool wrap coat
£299 click to visit Ted Baker

 Pied a Terre Hallie Funnel Neck Coat  £149 click to visit House of Fraser


Pied a Terre Hallie Funnel Neck Coat
£149 click to visit House of Fraser

Welcome to the World Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

I spent another bank holiday weekend in Wales, but I was so excited when I woke up on Saturday morning to find that Duchess Kate had had her baby, and that we now had a little princess. Today we found out that the baby had been called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and I don’t think I will be the only one really pleased that the baby’s name contains a tribute to her beautiful grandmother Princess Diana.

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Kate left hospital fairly quickly on Saturday and looked wonderful after giving birth just that morning. Unlike the birth of George, when Kate left hospital on a gloriously sunny day, the weather was pretty chilly, so the photo opportunity was short and sweet. I have to say though, that I loved the fact that Kate had opted for a lovely yellow floral print dress from Jenny Packham. My post on Friday had been about how much I love yellow as a colour, especially on days when the weather doesn’t want to play ball, and I just loveKate’s long 3/4 sleeved shift dress, which was a simple and elegant choice. (You can see my yellow post here.)

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Get the look – yellow and floral – perfect for Spring/Summer

Petite Yellow Floral Print Tea Dress £17.99 click to visit New Look

Petite Yellow Floral Print Tea Dres

 AUTOGRAPH Online only Floral Jacquard Shift Dress £65 click to visit M&S


AUTOGRAPH
Online only
Floral Jacquard Shift Dress
£65 click to visit M&S

Eliza Tunic Dress WH793 Was 99.00 Now £59.40 To £74.25 click to visit Boden

Eliza Tunic Dress

Lace shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/lace-shift-dress-lemon/122291000630008.html Product Number: 122291000630008 Colour: LEMON Online Exclusive £49.00 click to visit M&Co

Lace shift dress

Toast Shigawa Dress, Sulphur £135 click to visit John Lewis

Toast Shigawa Dress

Of course, excitement about the royal Princess is the perfect opportunity for companies to promote all things royal and girly. Personalised baby company My 1st Years has some really lovely things, whether you are celebrating the birth of your own little prince or princess, or finding a special gift for someone else’s special arrival.

Here are a few key picks from My 1st Years.

 Personalised Royal Crown Robe £30.00 click to visit My 1st Years


Personalised Royal Crown Robe
£30.00 click to visit My 1st Years

Red Crown Muslin 2x Pack £12 click to visit My 1st Years

Red Crown Muslin

 Personalised Prince Keepsake Box £15.00 click to visit My Ist Years


Personalised Prince Keepsake Box
£15.00
click to visit My Ist Years

 Not a Royal Bodysuit £8.00 Gift in stock £8.00 click to visit My Ist Years


Not a Royal Bodysuit
£8.00
click to visit My Ist Years

Princess Traditional Money Box £12 click to visit My 1st Years

Princess Traditional Money Box

To view all My Ist Years Royal inspired pieces, click here.



Kim Sears weds Andy Murray

It may be only April, but it seems as if we’ve already witnessed the wedding of the year. Yesterday Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray wed the gorgeous Kim Sears in Dunblane, and it proved to be the sort of warm and wonderful wedding that warms the heart, even though the weather wasn’t all that kind to the happy couple.

rs_634x1024-150411133653-634.kim-sears-andy-murray.cm.41115The stylish Kim has proved to be a bit of a fashion favourite in recent years, with both tennis fans and fashion fans noticing her chic, and always elegant choices that,like another famous tennis fan, Kate Middleton, manage to successfully mix designer pieces with high street favourites. So, on this most special of days, all eyes were focused on Kim, and her choice of dress.

wenn22377445I think she made a stunning choice, and made a totally radiant bride. The designer of choice was British icon Jenny Packham, and the dress was an unusual mix of classic and modern style, with a striking white and silver colour combination. The front bodice detail was Grecian in style, with a low pleated drape design that was a classic choice. The design was lifted with the exquisite use of silver on the waistband, this had a cumberband effect, with the same embroidery also used on the sleeves. The whole effect was so pretty, with Kim letting the dress do all the talking and leaving her neckline bare.

Andy-Murray-Kim-Sears-Wedding-PicturesWith Andy in full Scottish regalia and mom Judy looking beautiful too, this was a gorgeous stylish wedding which will certainly be added to my list of favourite celebrity weddings.

Kim wedding style

This dress from Coast has the lovely bodice detailing that makes Kim’s dress stand out.

MIELLA MAXI DRESS £175.00 click to visit Coast

MIELLA MAXI DRESS
£175.00 click to visit Coast

You can get a similar look by adding a beaded shrug with a simple spaghetti strap dress.

 Ellie Shrug 7450034606 £59.00 click to visit Monsoon

Ellie Shrug
7450034606
£59.00
click to visit Monsoon

 KATHRYN MAXI DRESS Now£165.00Was£195 click to visit Coast


KATHRYN MAXI DRESS
Now£165.00Was£195 click to visit Coast