As expected, it was a quiet news week on the Kate front. The Cambridge's are enjoying their annual vacation in Mustique with the Middleton family. The young royal family were spotted arriving in St. Lucia en route from London. It's rumoured photos were taken at the airport, but it remains to be seen if/when these will surface. Last year, Hello magazine published exclusive photos of Kate and baby George at the airport so it wouldn't surprise me if they got the scoop again this year.
Carole and Michael Middleton were spotted jetting off to Mustique on Sunday morning.
Thursday, 12th February 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, will visit Portsmouth to see the progress on the new home of Ben Ainslie Racing and the 1851 Trust and view an art project by the local community.
The Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception at the Spinnaker Tower to meet Portsmouth community members involved the Ben Ainslie Racing project and to view exhibits destined for the Visitor Centre for the Trust at the team’s Portsmouth headquarters, opening in July 2015
My favourite repliKate finds of the week ...
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Erin S bought this cosy repliKate of the Really Wild claret wrap scarf. The tartan shawl wrap from Amazon is a bargain at only US$6.69. Below is Erin's comment:
"I bought this scarf you had shown in December- this is the one from Amazon- really good quality, very happy with it! It is a little darker and more maroon than it appears in the photo."
Click to buy from Amazon >
A fellow repliKater who wants to be identified as "KC", purchased the DVF 'Patrice' wrap dress repliKate from eBay
"I am a size 10 US and ordered an XL in this dress. It's a little tight around the waist, but big in the bust, so I'm not sure I could have gone up a size. I like the dress, however, there is one issue with the construction of the top half of the dress. One side is a bit longer than the other, and it creates a folded section just above the waist (almost the entire length of my waist). I have to wear a cami under the dress due to the gape around the bust from the side view and the fact that the dress is a bit too large in that area. Otherwise, I get lots of compliments whenever I wear it! I've been styling it with blue tights and boots in order to wear it to work in the winter. I paid about $50 for the dress, however, for the quality, I think $20-30 would be a more fair price.
Due to the navy and white colors of the dress, I have had it dry cleaned to avoid having the navy bleed in the washer. It looks great after a couple of dry cleanings!"
Click to buy from eBay >
Jill Williams picked up these gorgeous repliKates of the Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf Earrings for £25.59.
Jill says "My double leaf earrings have arrived from people tree. They are made of brass and are just the right size for me. Good quality and good customer service."
Click to buy from Surf Dome >
The H&M repliKate of the Tory Burch 'Bettina' Grey Tweed Coat has been very popular with our readers, and Tiffany LeFevre kindly reviewed it for us.
Tiffany says; "It does have some major differences from the Tory Burch, like the neckline, zipper, and no shine, but the shape is spot on. (And for a fraction of the cost of the real deal, I will take it!) It is very comfortable and provides enough warmth for our California "winter". I like the zipper more the buttons personally...it's quicker to get on and off"
Tiffany used the size chart on the H&M website and wears it in a size US 4. She says "it fits nicely. I like that it leaves a little room if I wanted to wear a thicker top/light sweater underneath."
Click to buy from H&M >
The new season update of the LK Bennett 'Darwin' shearling coat is the Casper Shearling Jacket available in navy and grey mink.
LK Bennett also has some beautiful new pieces in their Spring collection. I can see Kate adding a few to her closet. Here are my picks ...
Goat Fashion has restocked the 'Washington' coat (£680), worn by Kate while visiting a child development centre in Harlem, NY.
Goat has also released new styles for spring. Teal and coral colours are prominent this season and many of Goat signature silhouettes are now available in these new season hues.
Matches Fashion has up to 60% off some of Kate's favourite brands including Alexander McQueen, Goat Fashion and DVF. Here are my picks from the sale ...
Dillard's has long been a favourite of mine when it comes to repliKate hunting. They have taken a further 30% off their sale stock. There are so many dresses, shoes and accessories on sale which I know the Duchess would approve of :) Shop the sale >
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Amazon is offering 30% off a large range of bling!