There were epaulets! Shiny gold buttons! And a fabulous clutch to boot!
Can you tell we're really, really, really feeling Kate Middleton's navy, military-inspired Alexander McQueen coat and dress for the Irish Guard Medal Parade? Like, really, really, really feeling it.
This is the Kate we love -- classic but fresh, stylish but appropriate.
Seriously, we think she hit the nail on the head.
Sarah Burton's Pre-Fall collection for McQueen was full of military inspiration but it appears that Kate's outfit was custom. (McQueen has confirmed both garments are theirs).
The Duchess of Cambridge carried a drool worthy blue box clutch from Anya Hindmarch. The Marano is made of shagreen, AKA real stingray.
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The ID of Kate's navy pumps remain a mystery, although they do look like her black Pradas we don't think they're the same design. We'd love to know your thoughts.
Kate's uber cute fascinator is by Rachel Trevor-Morgan and the Duchess was also wearing her Kiki Mcdonough citrine earrings again. Some new pieces of jewelry included a Shamrock brooch and a monogrammed gold charm bracelet. The brooch has been worn by other members of the royal family like Princess Anne and apparently is loaned out by the Irish Guards Regiment.