Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kate Recycles Blue Lace Erdem for Hannah Gillingham's Wedding

Kate, William and Pippa were all in attendance for the wedding of the Duchess' friend Hannah Gillingham in Suffolk. As per usual Kate went with a recycled frock, ostensibly to ensure attention would remain firmly on the bride. In this case K-Midd opted for the blue lace Erdem Cecile dress she wore during her Canada tour, accessorized with her blue suede pumps, Anya Hindmarch clutch, a great belt (we seriously heart the addition of this belt) and a cropped blue jacket (reportedly also a reworked Erdem, a similar jacket trimmed in a houndstooth print can be purchased at Matches).

 Kate's fab studded belt is Alexander McQueen,
which was previously available for purchase on

As for Pippa Middleton, when's the last time she hasn't looked a fool at a wedding? Taken apart the pieces of her outfit aren't offensive. Some are quite nice actually. There is a lot of spangly, sparkly, and gold, but who would expect anything less from Look at Me! Pippa. Still, we're not loving the whole ensemble. Also, just us or do the sisters seem to be sporting very similar footwear?

The beaming bride and her new husband.
Hannah's dress, however, is a little too Kate for our taste.

Photo 1, 4, 5 via The Daily Mail

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kate Wears Grey Amanda Wakeley at Imperial War Museum

We're giving two thumbs up to today's second outfit, which Kate wore to an event at the Imperial War Museum. The Amanda Wakeley charcoal grey dress ("Gunmetal" in Wakeley parlance) is simple and obviously a big fave of the Duchess. Kate wore the Gunmetal Sculpted Felt Seamed Dress under a Zara blazer in November to the Princes' Charities Forum and sported the same dress in Oatmeal for her visit to Royal Marsden hospital. This is our favourite styling of the Wakeley piece thanks to the fab accessories that Kate has chosen.

McQueen gold chain belt, sky-high black Prada pumps, Anya Hindmarch's Maud clutch and the same Temple of Heaven Girandole gold chandelier earrings that Kate wore with her green DvF in L.A. The belt, earrings and shoes really do it for us. You slay us Kate and we love it.

Kate Middleton Sports a Navy Tweed Rebecca Taylor Suit

Kate Middleton chose a navy blue tweed skirt suit for her appearance at an event honouring the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole. It is from Rebecca Taylor's Sparkle Tweed Pre-Fall 2012-2012 collection. Kate accessorized with her standard Anya Hindmarch Marano clutch and blue suede pumps, and added a jewelled British Legion poppy brooch and pearl drop earrings.

We like this Rebecca Taylor suit in principle. The frayed edges, pretty flower appliques along the neckline and grosgrain ribbon detailing, but somehow on Kate's frame this outfit looks more old than classically whimsical. Are we alone here?

Update: You can pre-order on the Rebecca Taylor website.

Photos via The Daily Mail

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Loving Kate Middleton in Beaded Matthew Williamson

We're dying over Kate's grey beaded Matthew Williamson dress, which she wore to the premiere of African Cats to benefit the Tusk Trust. Unique, stylish and appropriate for the event this is a big win in our eyes. Kate's grey pumps and bag appear to be similar to those shown on the Emmy Shoes website and, while they're not our fave with this great dress, they'll do.

We're loving the peplum detailing--a new favourite of Kate's and very flattering on her frame--and the exposed back zipper.

And how fab are these Kiki McDonough "Classic" earrings. Peridot, blue topaz and diamonds they are the perfect match for the Matthew Williamson dress.

Photos via Yahoo,