I will be pausing the blog from 31st Jan 2019 while I take a much needed vacation! I we do catch up posts when I return in mid February.
- Elizabeth xo
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Dundee, Scotland today to open the new V&A Dundee museum and meet members of the public.
Kate and William last visited the coastal city in 2015. The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as they are known in Scotland, met while studying at nearby St Andrews University.
Countess Kate officially opened the new design space in her role as V&A patron.
Following a walkabout on the waterfront, the royal couple joined a meeting of the Michelin Dundee Action Group, which is working to repurpose the tyre factory which will soon shutdown, and ensure new employment opportunities for the local area.
Kate wore a familiar coatdress by Alexander McQueen for the away-day. The Duchess first sported the bespoke black watch tartan coat in November of 2012 for a visit to her old prep school. The piece was seen again on Christmas Day 2013.
Today she has teamed it with her black Tod's Suede Block Heel Pumps and a new handbag.
Kate carried the green Manu Atelier Micro Bold leather shoulder bag (£435) - with thanks to UFO No More for the ID.
The bag has unfortunately sold out in the green suede/leather combo, but it is available in a green full leather version at 24sevres, and several different colourways at Selfridges.
We saw the return of Kate's beloved Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop Earrings from Princess Diana's collection.
During the walkabout, Kate added a green scarf with fringing.
In this image shared by Kensington Place on their Twitter feed, I can see a logo ending in 'T' which looks like the Pickett London branding as first suggested by Middleton Maven. The style is the pashmina stole in emerald (RRP: £135 - now £95).
Kate has had the piece in her closet for some time. She was photographed wearing it in 2006.
Kate completed the winter styling with her black Cornelia James 'Imogen' gloves (£75).
The Duchess of Cambridge visited Family Action's Lewisham centre today, which provides support for children and families in South London.
Kate was on hand to launch their new service ‘FamilyLine’ – which uses a network of volunteers from across the country to support parents & carers through phone calls, email and texts.
The Duchess also meet carers and volunteers involved in the charity which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
Kate wore a custom version of Beulah London's 'Yahvi' dress (£550).
Made from 100% wool crepe, the olive green midi-length frock features a darted bodice, fitted waist, puffed sleeves, a-line skirt and decorative button detailing at the left side.
Kate’s dress does not have the fluted sleeve and instead is fashioned with a three button cuff.
The Duchess defined the waist of the dress with her green croc-embossed belt. First worn at the 2014 St Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks, the piece remains unidentified.
Kate carried her LK Bennett 'Dora' Khaki Suede Clutch, and on her feet she wore her Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' 85 dark olive suede pumps (US$675).
She topped off the look with her Kiki Green Amethyst Cushion & Diamond Earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Costume Department of the Royal Opera House in London this morning.
She was there to find out more about the scale of the department’s work and their use of textiles before hearing from The Royal Ballet dancers about the design of their costumes.
Kate opted for a royal recycle and sported the 'ultraviolet' Oscar de la Renta separates which she first wore at the Guild of Health Writers Conference in February 2017.
Today the Duchess carried her black croc Aspinal of London Midi Mayfare Bag and wore a snazzy pair of black patent pumps.
The ladies of UFO No More received confirmation that they are the Rupert Sanderson 'Nada' pumps in black patent leather with a gold pebble. The style is exclusive to their London store.
Kate rounded off the look with her Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the King Henry’s Walk Garden today.
It is an award-winning green space in the Mildmay ward of Islington, created by the local community, for the local community. It works to bring people together through gardening and food growing.
Kate looked country chic for her first official engagement of 2019, wearing a Dubarry 'Bracken' Tweed Sports Jacket in the Heath colourway (£399).
Made from Teflon® coated 100% Pure New Wool the tweed jacket features alcantara trim, gathered patch pockets, and button and loop front closure with unique Dubarry cast metal buttons.
Under the jacket Kate wore a wine hued sweater with ribbed detailing. It appears to be the J.Crew Mockneck sweater in mahogany supersoft yarn (US$79.50). ID by @MiddletonMaven.
It's reported Kate's pants are by Zara. They could be the same pair worn in Canada during the 2016 royal visit.
The Duchess debuted a pair of combat-style boots.
They are the See By Chloé Leather-trimmed suede ankle boot. Originally retailing for $445, the boots are now reduced to $267 at Net-a-Porter.
Kate finished the casual style with her beloved KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Pavé Diamond Leaf Earrings.
Ahead of today's engagement, Kensington Palace announced that Kate has co-designed the 'Back to Nature' Garden for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show with landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White. The garden will be a Woodland setting for families and communities to connect with nature. You can read more on the royal.uk website.
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