Earlier in the week, Kate was spotted shopping at The White Company in London. The store is filled with beautifully designed products, principally in white, including clothing, bed linen, candles and gifts.
On Friday, the Duchess made a secret visit to a women's prison in Surrey. The visit had some relation to her work with the charity Action on Addiction. Click to read more >
Tonight, Kate will join Prince William & Prince Harry to watch the England v Wales rugby match, at Twickingham. The game kicks off at 8:00 pm (3 pm EST | 5 am AEST). There'll be no sleeping in for me on Sunday :(
The "Tiara event" (officially known as the State Banquet for the visiting President of China) is set to take place on 20th October. It is expected that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join HM the Queen in welcoming the Chinese President. However, the Palace has not yet confirmed who will be attending the banquet.
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted two new pieces from her closet:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
I was pleased to receive a review from Christina who looks gorgeous in this popular Eliza J repliKate of the Erdem 'Cecile' lace dress! Here's what she has to say:
This is my second lace dress Eliza J purchase, both from Nordstrom. I also have the full length DVF cap Sleeve Zarita dress (which was dreamy to wear as far as fit & comfort).
The blue Eliza J lace dress repliKate of the Erdem fit fairly true to size. One of the negative reviews I saw was regarding the stiffness of the sleeves. I agree that the sleeves are slightly stiff, but I really had no problems wearing the dress to a wedding reception and the dancing portion afterwards. I wore my Sledge pumps, seriously, I am amazed how my feet can withstand both standing and dancing in them.
Overall I will happily wear this ensemble again. I am also excited to wear my long Zarita again.
Loving the lace!
Sara from the blog Me and My Mum Kate, has kindly contributed a review of the Jojo Maman Bebe Cream Princess Line Maternity Coat:
It was love at first sight. The instant I saw the pictures of The Duchess Of Cambridge at the Downtown Abbey set I knew what I needed to do. I needed to buy that coat. As a high school student who plans to put herself through pilots training next year, the £89 price tag made me cringe. The eBay price tag of $289 was worse, so I folded my cards and gave up. Five months later, the coat went on mega sale on Amazon and I bought it for a wonderful $29.10.
There were two sizes available, UK 8 and UK 18. I'm petite so I went with the UK 8 and it fits pretty good. It is as described. The buttons are perfect size and easy to use. I love the button 'belt' detail on the sleeves and it is the perfect length. I was worried that the fact that it was a maternity could would be very obvious, but it's not! I can only tell when its laying flat on the bed. The inside is fully lined with a lovely white satin.
The only issue is very minimal. Amazon mentioned that it had a "removable zip panel for early and post pregnancy". No zip panel was to be found-- not sure what happened there. I was also a little thrown off with the coat material. I hope I am explaining this right, but I expected a smoothe fabric and I was surprised to see it was "bumpy". The pictures on Amazon and the JoJo website are misleading!
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers. This week the new arrivals at Tory Burch caught my eye. I came across these Duchess-worthy styles:
COLLAGES BY KATIE
I have teamed up with Katie from one of my favourite Duchess-inspired Instagram accounts @KateMidleton. The account is filled with fun facts and intriguing information, but what I particularly love are Katie's collages. She creates an informative series of collages related to Catherine's sartorial choices. I have teamed up with Katie to reproduce the collages, and each week I'll be sharing one in the newsletter.
This week we take a look at Kate's affinity for neutral sheath dresses and their similarities:
The Fold dress she wore yesterday (#2)) and the Matthew Williamson dress she wore to a screening of a documentary in 2012 (#4) have small peplums. But when I first saw this new dress of Kate's, my first thought was the oatmeal colored Amanda Wakeley dress she wore in 2011 to a children's hospital (#3). Her Malene Birger dress from the Canada tour (#1) also shares similar lines to the others. I think this style suits Kate the most. What's your favorite?
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