inspiration from a fellow kate

July 11th, 2011

Have you guys been following Kate Middleton’s outfits from their recent trip to Canada?  I’ll admit, not a day goes by when I don’t find some excuse to click on a headline and see what she’s wearing.  I have a few favorites already, but when I saw this outfit, I knew I had the perfect way to make it a little more everyday:

Images via UK Daily Mail

I loved the way she took a demure outfit and gave it a little punch with some bright red accessories.  Red heels might be a little Dorothy-esque when mixed with the wrong outfit, but seeing this inspired me to dig mine out again.

(Remember them from this crazy outfit?  Very different!)

Someday I’m going to work my way up to amazing hats like hers, but for this outfit, a bright red necklace would be a little more New York-appropriate.

Sad story about this necklace actually — I bought it months ago in a slightly deeper red color and fell completely in love with it.  I think it was maybe $25 from Topshop when I got it, and I wore it everywhere for about a week, until the clasp snapped.  Since it was only about a week old, I took it back to the store hoping to exchange it for a new one. 

They were totally fine about taking the necklace back, but the one that I’d bought was completely sold out.  They still had it in this fuchsia-red color and I got it anyways, but I’ve never loved this color as much as I loved the first one.  Maybe they’ll re-release it someday?

Also, as a side note, I love this this outfit mixes Hermes and Forever 21.  And both look great!

Last, happy anniversary to me and Chad!  Two years ago today was a very special day.  🙂

Zara dress, Forever 21 heels, Topshop necklace, Hermes bracelet.

Tags: style

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brenda // Jul 11, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I like your look way better! HA!!

  • 2 Leah // Jul 11, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Your makeup is GORGEOUS in these pictures!! I love it.

  • 3 Karen // Jul 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Happy Anniversary!

    This is a gorgeous photo, can you please do a makeup tutorial for this look?

    Enjoy celebrating tonight!


  • 4 Katy // Jul 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I will!  It’s actually based on Natalie Portman’s makeup in her Miss Dior video (which is amazing) and I have a tutorial coming up!

  • 5 Rachel // Jul 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    happy belated anniversary! YOU LOOK STUNNING! loving the outfit and the blonde hair

  • 6 Caley // Jul 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Yes! I love your version of her outfit too! And what a wonderful day for an anniversary! Today makes four years for us! 🙂

  • 7 katie // Jul 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    love love that dress, the scalloped hem is so pretty!

    Katie x

  • 8 Kristen // Jul 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    LOVE this.  And love Kate Middleton.  You both look so pretty.

  • 9 Susanna // Jul 12, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Why do none of your shoes seem to fit you properly? It really detracts from the overall outfit, and makes it look like you’re playing dress-up in mommy’s closet 🙁

  • 10 Candy // Jul 12, 2011 at 5:19 am

    i liked the simplicity of the dress paired with the vibrant red on your neck and feet! ultra stylish!
    i love kate’s style! yours and kate m’s 😀


  • 11 Sarah H // Jul 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful! White and red is a personal favorite combo of mine.


    Ps. Still loving your blonde hair! 🙂

  • 12 Taylor @ TheProposalEnthusiast // Jul 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I am also guilty of checking on what Kate wore during her whole trip. I can’t help it… I am a bit obsessed with her.

  • 13 Shasie // Jul 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Aww you look so pretty! And Kate is KILLIN’ it in her looks for her tour!

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  • 14 Kaitlyn // Aug 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Love the outfit and colors. I recently bought a red necklace and luckily wore it with a black shirt because it ended up rubbing off on my neck! How do you keep your red necklace from bleeding?

  • 15 Katy // Aug 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Kaitlyn — I didn’t even think about it!  This is actually beaded, so it doesn’t bleed, but yikes!  I would be so upset if my white dress suddenly turned pink…

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