We have a PRINCESS!!!!!
I was putting the finishing touches to this week's newsletter, when news broke of the Duchess of Cambridge's admission to St Mary's Hospital at 6 am (BST)!
Kensington Palace released the news via Twitter:
I held off from publishing the newsletter until the baby was born. I didn't have to wait long! Five hours after the Duchess was admitted, Kensington Palace notified the world that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby girl at 8.43 am (BST) weighing 8lbs 3 oz. Kate was in labour just under 3 hours.
That's all the official updates we have at the moment. The Telegraph has a live feed of the Lindo Wing door. It's currently unknown when the new royal family will be discharged from the hospital and if they will receive any visitors.
Stay tuned to Facebook or Twitter for the latest news on the Princess of Cambridge!
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
Jill Williams, a long time friend of Kate's Closet proposed this special feature for the Newsletter. She has kindly showcased her repliKate outfits and I just love the idea of taking a peek into a fellow repliKater's closet :) Where available, Jill has shared details of her outfit along with a product link.
Here's what Jill has to say about her repliKating habits:
"I have always had an interest in nice clothes – I don’t think I really have an awful lot of clothes (although it may appear that I have) but I am a savvy buyer – almost all of the clothes I have showcased have all been reduced – I very rarely pay full price for any item of clothing. For example, the light green Emerson top I wore under the green Banana Republic jacket was only $19.00. The black Hot Options jeggings I have on in the photos, were only $9 from Target. As regards to shoes and handbags – I have about two handbags which I regularly use – and about 5-6 pairs of shoes – some for “best” and some for “casual”. Kate’s wardrobe is really inspirational – she gets it right every time – right down to the jewellery and hair style. Any aged woman could wear her clothing – and which they obviously do with the Kate-effect after an appearance in an outfit! Kate’s Closet is also an inspirational site for all of us Kate fans – we can Repli-Kate an outfit for a snippet of the cost and still feel like a Duchess ;) I have bought some of my outfits from the links that were put up in Elizabeth’s site – all for a fraction of the cost – and sometimes the styles (dare I say) are better ! I hope you all enjoyed looking through these photographs as much as I enjoyed doing them. I had such a girly day – a day that was good for the soul – with a friend who spotted some detail in the original photos that I was able to Repli-Kate".
If you would like to have your RepliKate Closet featured in the newsletter, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few week's ago I posted that this season Orla Keily for People Tree has a shirt dress with the same 'Birdwatch' print and similar silhouette to Kate's Orla Keily frock. It's available in grey and green. Jill snapped one up and shared her thoughts on the dress:
I chose the grey dress over the green one – the fabric is very soft and falls beautifully. It is also quite a thick stretchy cotton. I particularly liked the elbow length sleeves. The belt is covered with the same material as the dress and has a buckle in the front. I bought the double leaf earrings from People Tree too. Although I wore black tights in the photo (because Kate wore black tights with hers! lol) I do believe that the dress would be better worn with normal nude tights and tan shoes. I also had a tan cross- over shoulder bag which blended in beautifully with the frock. It is very easy to order from People Tree – they give very good customer service, with good communication and the parcel arrives quite quickly after purchase.
Why it’s good to buy from People Tree: made by Assisi Garments. Assisi Garments is a social enterprise in India. The skilled artisans at Assisi transform Fairtrade and organic cotton fibre into beautiful handmade garments.
If you would like to submit a review of your recent repliKate purchase, please send an email to email@example.com. Please include a short review about the quality and fit, the product link, and photos (optional but recommended).
This week, ASOS reissued their maternity polka dot wrap dress as seen on the Duchess of Cambridge. However, can you spot the difference? Kate's version has randomly patterned dots, but they appear more aligned in the new version.
In other restock news, ME+EM have restocked the breton top in ALL sizes:
I look forward to seeing what Kate will wear when she leaves the Lindo Wing and to get a glimpse of the precious baby princess!
Now it's time to pop open a bottle of champers!