After Kate and George made an appearance at Trooping the Colour, I had not expected to see mother & son until Princess Charlotte's christening in early July. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George were snapped enjoying a family day out at the Festival of Polo! Click to read more >
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted the ME+EM Cobalt Stripe Breton Top which is available for pre-order, and the Topshop maternity Leigh jeans:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
Julie R has kindly reviewed several jewellery pieces from Etsy and a repliKate of the Zimmerman Roamer Day dress from Aliexpress:
I purchased the Kiki McDonough “Grace”, Links of London "Hope Egg”, Annoushka Pearl and Kate’s Blue Saphire and Diamond earrings from an amazing replicate shop on Etsy called Tudor Shoppe. (Photos via Tudor Shoppe).
Daniela has fantastic craftsmanship and uses high quality materials which allow for great replicas of items I would never be able to afford otherwise. I was a bit apprehensive at the beginning since I have very sensitive ears and usually cannot wear anything that is not pure gold or silver. I am happy to say I have not had the slightest problem with these earrings and they look gorgeous!
I have also purchased the three disc necklace first seen in the Canada tour and the "Color By the Yard” Tiffany necklace worn with her engagement dress. These two are extremely versatile and again were made beautifully.
I absolutely fell in love with the white Zimmerman dress when Kate wore it in Australia. I thought it was light and fun and she looked stunning in it! I of course wanted to have my own but the dress was sold out within minutes. I waited a few days and voila! the dress was listed on my favourite replikate site, AliExpress. I know some people have had mixed reviews about the quality and craftsmanship of pieces coming from China (I have had my one or two bad experiences) but I have mostly been happy with what I have received, especially this beautiful dress. I am a smaller girl but even the “small” on their size chart would have been too small for me so I went ahead and got a medium. The dress is a tad big on the waist but nothing my trusty sewing machine couldn’t fix. The lining is very thin so the dress is a bit see through. Just wear a nude or white slip under and you'll be fine. I am 5’4” and it hits me right above the knee. The dress took a few weeks to arrive, but that is to be expected when it comes from the other side of the world! Here is a link from the seller I got it from; the pictures are from the actual item:
Melissa had promised to review the ME+EM Breton top when she bought it last month, and what perfect timing after the Duchess of Cambridge sported the top on the weekend!
Thank you Elizabeth for inviting me to write a review for Kate’s Closet.
My recent purchase from ME+EM included the stylish Breton top in Cobalt/White as worn by The Duchess of Cambridge.
So I fell in love with this classic top and felt it would do well in my wardrobe. I have come to understand why Kate has been seen out and about sporting this top on many occasions. The famous Breton top in Cobalt/White features a flattering scoop neckline, horizontal stripes, ¾ sleeves and ruched detailing to the sides of the garment at the hips. Making it a nice feminine fit. It is made from quality materials 67% cotton & 33% Lyocell. Lovely soft, very comfortable & practical to wear.
The ME+EM website size chart reflect each of their garments. I found from my own measurements it was quite simple to get the correct fit.
I was very happy with the customer service from ME+EM. Showing and giving a professional friendly service. Promptly replying to any emails. I would definitely recommend shopping with ME+EM. I cannot wait to shop online with ME+EM again, (spying on the glorious luxury leather tote!) after adding more colours of the Breton top to my cart!
Shipping to Australia! Was super fast! Straight forward! My order came within a week (I remember feeling surprised is came so quickly). Upon opening I found the ME+EM design tissue paper, along with a booklet from their current look book.
Here below you can see what I wore today. ME+EM have become a new Luxury Brand staple in my wardrobe. Thank you for reading,
Hobbs London is have a mid-season clearance and it includes their updated version of the 'Wessex' dress:
They also have 100's of other fabulous styles on sale! Here are my top picks from the sale:
This popular Eliza J repliKate of the Erdem 'Cecile' lace dress has been reduced by 40% at Nordstrom:
6PM.com has reduced the Aquatalia 'Rhumba' boots by 50%!
The Ray-Bay folding wayfarer sunglasses are reduced by 45% at Amazon. They are unisex style so I'm not sure why they are classified as men's in the Amazon listing. My hubby borrows my Ray-Bans all the time :)