The Perfect Replikate Dress For Kate’s Barbara Casasola Dress

Remember back in July last year when Kate attended the art fund museum of the year awards at the Natural history museum in London. She stepped out looking stunning in her debut dress from designer Barbara Casasola, a stretch jersey off the shoulder figure hugging number called the tribal dress.

Janet E has found and shared the most perfect replikate for this dress. Available from Dillards, see link below.

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http://www.dillards.com/p/jax-3-4-sleeve-front-zip-up-midi-dress/506766006?di=04906205_zi_ivory&categoryId=-10005&facetCache=pageSize%3D96%26beginIndex%3D0%26orderBy%3D1

 

Inside My Wardrobe- My Royal Tour Of Paris

 

Never have I been more excited about any Royal tour then the upcoming mini tour the Duke and Duchess are planning in March to Paris. In the lead up to this exciting event I am sharing some pictures, memories and of course replikates from my own Royal tour of Paris (or vacation as non Duchesses in training call it!)

In December 2015 I was lucky to be spending a wonderful two weeks visiting London and Paris over Christmas and new year. After arriving in Paris on the Eurostar and checking into our hotel that was marvelously positioned just near the Arc De Triomphe and the Champs Elysees we headed to a local Parisian bistro to sample the local cuisine and much to the amusement of the French locals we ordered escargot. It actually wasn’t to bad, tasting mainly of garlic and butter and I can be seen enjoying it below in one of my favorite Kate accessories, a Temperley lotus leopard print scarf that Kate was seen wearing at the Brisbane airport at the conclusion of the Asia and Pacific tour.

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Our first full day in Paris was spent exploring the city and visiting many well-known sites including the Arc De Triomphe, strolling down the Champs Elysse and stopping at Laduree for the most amazing macarons, the Eiffel Tower and the most amazing shopping mall I have ever been to, Galeries Lafayette. I can be seen enjoying the sights below in my Tory Burch Bettina coat that Kate wore during the mini tour of New York.

Completely accidentally I stumbled across a coat seen on Kate whilst shopping at Galeries Lafayette, which I had to buy as it had long been a favorite of mine and it is my favorite souvenir of the trip. Can you guess whats in the shopping bag here at this picture taken at the Moulin Rogue?

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That night I wore my Seraphine Vanessa dress to see the show at the Lido which was perfect for the middle of winter weather.

The next evening we had a booking for restaurant 58 and returned to the Eiffel tower for the most wonderful experience. When we visited the Eiffel tower on our first day we were informed the wait time to go up was 5 hours plus and nobody wants to waste a precious day of a vacation in Paris  waiting in line, with a restaurant booking though the wait was only half an hour so I would highly recommend making a booking. The food, atmosphere and views of Paris were amazing and it is really a must do experience!

The next day I wore my brand new replikate purchase from Galeries Lafayette, Kate’s Seraphine Marina coat she wore upon arrival in New York and visited the former home of that first Royal IT girl, Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles.

The next day was New Years eve and we had a wonderfully full day visiting the Louvre, strolling over the many beautiful bridges of Paris and placing our own love lock on one and wandering through the Christmas markets.On this day I wore the Reiss Rubik coat that Kate had been seen wearing a few times earlier that month that I had picked up from the Reiss Covent Garden store the previous week in London.

Whilst Will and Kate won’t be in Paris to see the many tourist spots I am hoping for just one picture of Kate with the Eiffel tower in the background and am looking forward to seeing if she wears any new French designers or how she will use fashion to pay homage to the visited country as she has done during previous tours. Where in Paris would you like to see Kate visit?

 

 

Inside My Wardrobe- Kate & Kylie Love Houndstooth!

The Duchess of Cambridge has long been known to be a fan of houndstooth print, being snapped wearing it as far back as early 2007 when she was dating William and having several pieces of clothing in houdstooth print she has worn on official Royal outings. Today I am showing you my Royally inspired houndstooth wardrobe which includes ASO items and a much cheaper inspired by Replikate.

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The first houndstooth item I added to my wardrobe was the Reiss coat Kate wore in December 2015 to visit Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Wiltshire, England. The coat was on a half price sale at the time and quickly sold out online. Luckily I headed to London mid December and was able to find the coat in store at Reiss, Covent Garden. It was the first souvenir of my trip to London.

The next houndstooth item I added to my wardrobe was a midi skirt which was inspired by the Le kilt  skirt Kate wore. I fell completely in love with Kate’s look but needed to find an alternative as her skirt came with a price tag of over $900. I saw this houndstooth midi skirt featured on Replikate Facebook site, My take on Kate Middleton from British brand Simply be and with a price tag of under $30, thought it was perfect to pull of an inspired by look. I got lots of compliments whenever I wear this outfit.

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Lastly I added the Ralph Lauren Houndstooth dress Kate wore back in September 2015. As soon as the first photos of Kate emerged in this dress I knew I just had to have it so I stayed up late waiting on the ID. Unfortunately it came with a price tag of over $1500 so I wasn’t able to add it to my wardrobe for another few months, when I purchased one at a significantly reduced price on eBay.

I’m interested to know how many of you have made Kate inspired houndstooth purchases and what you have bought?