Jeans: Zara / Top: Zara / Blazer: Zara / Wedges: Hobbs / Belt: H&M
Necklace: Cristalina / Earrings: Cristalina
Just wanted to wish a very happy 4th of July to all my US followers! I might not be American, but hey, the Dutch flag is also red, white and blue, and I love the colour combination, so it's a good excuse ;-)
Below some great appropriate items to wear. Maybe a bit late for me to post this today, but you guys seem to have enough other patriotic holidays during the year to get yourself one of these anyway!
While basically the whole world is watching the FIFA World Cup at the moment, we must not forget that there is currently also another iconic tournament: Wimbledon!
I really like tennis! And I love an event as tradition-filled as Wimbledon! So I really hope I will one day watch the Wimbledon Men's Finals at Centre Court (but that won't be anytime soon, have you seen how much such a ticket actually costs?! :-| ). Anyway, when watching a match at Wimbledon, it's actually less about the watching, and more about the 'being watched'. Which thankfully makes for some very stylish appearances, like today, when Kate FINALLY watched Andy Murray in the Royal Box! So, for some major Wimbledon outfit inspiration, lets take a look at three of the most stylish 'Wimbledon Women'.
The Duchess of Cambridge
If your fashion motto is 'Make it simple, but significant', then Duchess Kate is your Wimbledon style buddy. Her outfits are basically always a combination of white and neutral elements. I am loving the 20s vintage tennis outfit vibe of the cable knit sweater dress! (Pssst! A great replikate of that dress can be found at the Tatiana's Delights Etsy shop!)
Pippa usually goes for a somewhat more colourful look than her sister, although still very polished. Her go-to style is either a cashmere fine-knit dress, or a printed lightweight summer dress with complementing jacket. Both combined with a nice pair of wedge sandals!
As the girlfriend of Andy Murray, Kim Sears has been to an abundance of tennis matches. Her court side outfits are therefore a bit more laid-back, and she likes to make bolder fashion choices than the previous two ladies.
I can't decide! I think all three definitely hit the mark when it comes to their Wimbledon wardrobes!
Below you can find a few items that you can't really go wrong with if you're going to watch a tennis match in style.
And, the happy winner of the 'Pink 3D effect sweater' by Gasparre Cashmere giveaway is: Audrey Peace! Congrats Audrey! I've let Gasparre Cashmere know your address and size, and the sweater will be shipped to you within a few days! I hope you like it as much as I do!
But, wait! There's more.....
In the end there were 662 entries, and only one sweater to give away, so unfortunately there were quite a lot of you who didn't win. And I so hate to disappoint people! :-(
That's why I contacted Rebecca of Gasparre about this predicament I was in, and she agreed something had to be done. So thanks to her generosity I am happy to let you know that everyone who is still coveting this sweater, can now buy it with a 40% (!) discount, by using the code TatianasDelights at the check out.* That's right! That means you can now buy it for AU$ 216, instead of AU$ 360! (That's approx. US$ 205 / £120 / €150!)
So... what are you waiting for?! Get your ass over there and treat yourself to this amazing RepliKate!
P.S. You should also really check out Rebecca McGeoch's personal style website. It's pretty great!
* This discount code only applies to the 3D effect crew neck sweater in pink. Please be aware that at Gasparre Cashmere, discounted items are not returnable.
In warm weather, maxi dresses are the ideal way to be comfortable and stay elegant at the same time. As I am going on holiday to Sicily in a few short weeks, I've been searching for that one perfect maxi dress. Luckily, I found eight!
PS: Don't forget to enter the Gasparre Cashmere giveaway for a chance to win the pink 3D knit sweater in a size of your choosing!
Ever since I saw Kate wear her green amethyst dangle earrings for the first time on Christmas Day 2011, I wanted them so badly! But sometimes, it is just impossible to find a great replikate! So what do you do when you can't find something? You make it! Or have it made. So fortunately, last year I was able to find a factory in China that could make earrings inspired by the one's Kate wore for a reasonable price, and in a relatively small quantity of 50 pairs. I found 49 other Kate maniacs who were experiencing the same Replikate deficiency, and I've been wearing my own pair with great pleasure ever since!
Placing this order proved to be a positive experience, so I am now doing the same with two other jewellery pieces of Kate that I just can't find great replikates of: her green and light blue oval studs, and her silver necklace with infinity loop pendant. Both are now available to pre-order at the Tatiana's Delights Etsy shop for respectively US$ 54 and US$ 59. Both items will be available as a so-called 'limited edition' of 50 pieces. Since yesterday quite some orders have already been placed, so if you're interested, I recommend not hesitating too long ;-) The factory is currently working on them and plans to have the order finished around mid-July. Shipping will be US$ 9 to everywhere in the world.
I'll share pictures of the sample pieces as soon as I have them! Can't wait!
Back by popular demand is also a small quantity of the green crystal dangle earrings (see picture above), this time even gold-plated! They are available to pre-order as well at the Tatiana's Delights Etsy shop for US$ 53.
Finally, there she was again: casual Kate. The beautiful dresses and hats of the Royal Tour and Trooping the Colour are always great to admire, but it is the Duchess' casual outfits that really inspire. On Father's Day last Sunday, Kate brought Prince George to the Cirencester Park Polo Club to watch William and Harry play polo for a charity match.
For the occasion, the Duchess wore her Breton Top from ME+EM (£48, first seen during the recent Royal Tour), a pair of blue skinny jeans and her trusty Sebago 'Bala' boat shoes ($95). As for jewellery/accessories, Kate kept it simple with her Givenchy 'Obsesia' sunglasses ($205) and Cartier 'Ballon de bleu' watch ($4,750).
The skinny jeans / breton top and boat shoes combination is pretty much my signature look (minus the baby of course :-P), so I am loving this outfit very much! And Prince George is walking (*awwwwwww*)!
If you're looking to replikate this outfit, below are some options. I have the original Sebago Bala's (number 2) myself, and they are great! Very comfortable fit. I can also recommend the Number 4 jeans from H&M, their washing is very similar to Kate's and they're quite stretchy, so very comfy!
Pfff, can't wait to be done with the exams in a couple of days! Luckily the weather is nice, so I've been able to study in my parents' garden, combining it with a little work on my tan ;-) But of course I couldn't resist searching for some replikates after yesterday's 'two outfit' treat!
White and navy at the Maritime Museum
OMG! Did I LOVE this outfit. It's like all of my favourite things combined: white and navy, sheath dress, linen, suede, sapphire... I think the shape of the dress (crew neck, short sleeves, emphasis on the waist and the just-above-the-knee-length) is perfect for Kate, and the white gives her a fresh, summery look. I am very much hoping that Jaeger will be restocking the dress, because this one's on my wish list for sure! If not, I am going for one of these replikates below:
Peachy lace McQueen for Buckingham Palace garden party
Meh... I'm sorry, but I am just not enthusiastic about this outfit. In my opinion the dress worked better with the pink hat and bag when Kate wore it during the Diamond Jubilee. There is just too much lace going on. Although I love lace as a detail, I am not a big fan of an actual lace dress. But it didn't bother me when Kate wore it the first time. So maybe it's the missing belt...
I would have loved to see her wearing a brighter colour, like the yellow Roksanda dress (love that dress!). Don't get me wrong: Kate still looks very elegant and beautiful, but I don't think this is one of her best outfits :-( Do love the new shoes though!
So, which of the two outfits did you like the most?
Happy Day! Today was the first engagement of Kate since the Royal Tour Down Under a month ago, visiting the Stathearn Community Campus, the MacRosty Park and the Famous Grouse Distillery in Crieff, Scotland, together with William.
For the day, Kate wore a new coat, the gorgeous coral and red striped 'Athena' from Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders ($ 2,555). (Click here for my post with replikates for Jonathan Saunders' sweater). Beneath it was a coral coloured dress from Goat, believed to be the 'Scarlett pleat front' dress (£ 450).
And of course I couldn't resist looking for great replikates for this outfit!
I've always loved a great gingham check. It's so classic, simple and elegant! But Kate wearing her gingham shirt from Gap during the Royal Tour has made me extra gingham-crazy for this summer, so here are some of my favourite finds of this moment!
When the Royal couple went to Uluru yesterday, Kate changed from her new Roksanda Ilincic dress into the bit more comfortable Hobbs 'Wessex' dress ($180, previously seen in July 2012) when they took part in an Aborigine Welcome to Country ceremony at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. After this, the Duke and Duchess walked a bit along the Kuniya track at the base of Uluru. She paired the dress with her natural 'Imperia' wedges from Pied-a-terre ($141), the white braided 'Neston' belt from Hobbs and the 'Gold Leaf' earrings by Catherine Zoraida (£140).
And of course the latest edition of Tatiana's Replikate Collage! :D
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