We had a lovely mid week surprise with photos of the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Goring Hotel. She was there to celebrate the hotel's 105th birthday and their recent reopening after extensive renovations. Click to read the full story >
Next week is going to be a BIG one for us Kate watchers! Set your international clocks and get ready for these consecutive engagements ...
9th March 2015 @ 3:15 PM
The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the Commonwealth Observance in Westminster Abbey.
11th March 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery will visit the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate. This will be followed by a visit to the Resort Studios in Cliftonville.
12th March 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios. This event may break the internet!
13th March 2015 @ 11:00 AM
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will join The Queen and other members of the royal family at a service of commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Below are my favourite repliKate finds of the week ...
ST PATRICKS DAY OUTFIT INSPIRATION
We still don't know if the Duchess will attend the traditional St Patrick's Day parade, but one thing is for certain, Kate always makes a sartorial nod to the holiday.
After coming across this cute flippy green dress, it inspired this collage with a twist on Kate's St Patrick's Day outfits.
SHOP: Green Crystal Earrings | Shamrock Brooch | Green Shirt Dress | Pillbox Hat | Suede Clutch | Suede Platform Pumps
A few repliKaters have shared reviews of the H&M stripe top (US$17.95) - an excellent substitute for Kate's Ralph Lauren 'Tori' Breton top.
The consensus is; the material is a little thin but offers enough coverage. It's probably best to wash it in a laundry bag to minimise wear. It's comfortable with a great fit. For the price it's well worth it and the buttons at the shoulder are a nice touch.
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Jill Piers from Canada but was recently in Florida where she was lucky enough to find a pair of the J Brand 811 Navy jeans at Nordstrom Rack in Tampa for $80!
Here is what Jill has to say about them: "They are beautiful!!!! I tried them on and while they fit snug in the legs and hips (what I was looking for) the waist is very comfortable. They are incredibly soft and have enough stretch to make them very comfortable to wear. I can understand why Catherine wears them as much as she does. These have quickly become my favourite jeans!! However, they are such a dark wash...almost navy....the dye does come off on your hands, if you're not careful....I would recommend washing them separately the first couple of times......I just got them so haven't washed yet."
A fellow replikater wanted to share her review of the Aquatalia 'Rhumba' boots she bought on sale from Nordstrom.
These boots are so lovely and go with so many outfits. So happy I got them on sale and this is my investment. I prefer quality over quantity. They are also comfortable and I can wear them for 4 hours with no pain even I don’t have large calf muscles. They really are weather proofed—stepped these boots in couple inches of snow on the and the suede stays very nice after getting wet from the snow. I usually wipe them off after I get home. Also, I'm normally a size 5.5 to 6 and 6 is perfect for me. I would highly recommend these boots. They are very attractive.
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I hope you all get some R&R this weekend in preparation for the busy week ahead of Kate watching! Oh what fun it will be!