Kate Middleton: Duchess Down Under

My 100th post!! Naturally, if you know me anyway, Kate Middleton is the most perfect subject for such a landmark of sorts. I’ve wanted to have so many of my most recent posts feature herm but ultimately figured I would wait and make one big, fully-loaded Kate post. It’s now world secret, in fact it’s quite the opposite, that Kate and Wills, with baby George in tow, have been out and about on their Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand. Now, I could go on and on, and on some more, about anything Kate and Royal Family related, but instead I have elected to concentrate my efforts on discussing some of Kate’s best looks from the tour. So without further adieu, I give you Her Royal Highness, Catherine Middleton.

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     Besides the fact that Prince George is the most adorable accessory that Kate could sport, this Tory Burch fringe lined dress looked stunning on Kate; not that anything she wears doesn’t. The black and white pattern, and extra fringe detail at the sleeve is a fun twist on something so classy, yet casual as far as Kate’s appearance attire goes. And of course, this dress sold out within hours of being seen by the public.

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          If this look doesn’t scream Kate Middleton then really, what does?! This red coat by Catherine Walker and pillbox hat by Gina Foster was a highly fashionable, and regal, way for Kate to step off of her 22 hour flight. If only we could all look so effortlessly gorgeous under such circumstances. Her perfectly polished look is also quite reminiscent of a similar ensemble worn by Princess Di in her time, and Kate pays perfect tribute to that here.

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Kate wearing Jenny Packham is nothing new, as the designer is a favorite of her highness, but how gorgeous is this (sidenote: apologies in advance, as the word gorgeous will probably thrown around quite often). The Duchess of Cambridge wore this piece to an evening reception in Wellington, appropriately so since the silver fern embroidered on her shoulder is the symbol of New Zealand (you can also spot Kate wearing a silver fern pin in the previous red coat picture). The little bit of embellishment set against the the long sleeved black dress was just enough to give Kate that bling factor without being obnoxious. Her hair was coiffed into her signature blow out look, and she looked poised and ready to wow at Prince William’s side.

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Kate with the little old man totally grabbed at my heart, so her to earns a spot on the blog!! This is yet another look that is brimming with royal style. This light blue military dress is Alexander McQueen. Not only does it’s perfectly tailored lines compliment Kate’s beautiful petite figure, her sleek ponytail allows the sharp collar to draw notice, as well as the structured belt and pockets. Her heels in clutch in darker colors is lovely contrast against the lightness of the dress.

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This is definitely one of my favorite pieces Kate has worn on the tour this far, partly because the color suits her so well. The aquamarine dress is by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead and the corresponding hat is by Jane Taylor. I love the soft pleating of the dress, and how it hits just above Kate’s knee. Her charcoal heels and clutch allow the brightness of her dress to really pop, and her signature makeup and loosely curled locks are timeless as always.

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I love Kate and a blazer. This is what I want to look like when I go on my wine tasting tour next month, but alas, I will probably sweltering in all those layers, and no one is a match for Kate. The highlight of this look, sported at the Amisfield Winery in Queenstown, is the Zara blazer, which she paired with a gingham button down, skinny jeans and signature wedges. I love the compatibility of the gingham with the navy blazer; and the gold button detailing add the perfect hint of contrast. Of course that ring on Kate’s left hand doesn’t hurt either 😉

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          When Kate stepped out in this Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress for a trip to Echo Point in the Blue Mountains of Katoomba, Austrailia, I was like, yes, hello, it’s selling out…and it did sell out, in 8 minutes!! The bold blue and white print was perhaps a little something different for the Duchess but she rocked it!! I love her in shades of blue, they just do her so much justice. And of course, her look was completed with her favorite Stuart Weitzman cork wedges.

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          The last look I’m putting up for discussion in this post is this eyelet dress by Zimmerman that Kate wore for a day out in Sydney. Normally I prefer Kate in some color, but this detailing and the overall cut of the dress was too perfect not to love on her. Of course, Kate is the queen of the clutch, and who can blame her. Her tan sandals look casual, yet chic, which is just what this look speaks to. Eyelet is back on trend, and I mean, once Kate wears it, we all wear it, I don’t care who you are!!

Kate is set to wear more than 30 different outfits during the duration of the tour, so I am constantly seeing new looks that didn’t make it into this particular post. I will definitely be doing more individual posts on Kate, as she is one of my forever favorites. What do you guys think of Kate’s regal Spring style?? Let me know in the comments!!

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