Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Affordable Kate Middleton Style

Work it, girlfriend.

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Kate Middleton, also known as my imaginary BFF, attended some kind of England Is Hosting The Olympics: Concert Event the other day. My first reaction was how lovely this dress is, and how I would like to have one too, please. (My second reaction was "Why don't I ever get invited to the fancy concerts?" but I guess when you're a princess you get to do that sort of thing.)

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Isn't the back of this gorgeous? Totally demure and palace-approved (because I'm sure there are People who have a heavy hand in what she wears to stuff like this), but it still has a saucy little wink to it. It's refreshing on her. My only complaint about this is the clutch. It's a little matchy-matchy for me, but hey, maybe she's trying to bring that back.

Overall, I want to wear this. Since most of us are unlikely to need a formal gown soon, as lovely as this one is, I thought I'd make some outfits inspired by the look that are a little more wearable for us. All of the items below are under $100.

I'm partial to this first one, mainly because the bag doesn't match the clothing:


Casual Kate


This one is also nice. You don't see these shades of blue and green together very often, but they're pretty:

Date Night Kate


Have any celebrities been inspiring you with their fashion? Any other Kate BFFs in the house? How do you feel about matching accessories and/or jewelry to clothing? (It just makes me twitchy!)

15 comments:

  1. WOW - that dress is amazing. I would like to be Kate Middleton. I love these posts when you put these affordable outfits together!

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  2. The dress is gorgeous.
    Kate is not only beautiful but intelligent too! You're right about
    the clutch - I'd have gone for metallic.
    Your choices are very pretty!

    p.s. haha - don't think I'm going to get a tattoo soon ;-)

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  3. How beautiful she looks.
    I would have chosen a purse in a colour shade darker than her gown and in a texture, perhaps velvet with a ton sur ton crusting of jewels.

    As your new follower, I will look forward to your vist to my blog and of course would love a comment
    Helenxx

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  4. Love the top collection. Beautiful dresses.

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  5. Could she look anymore awesome! That dress is to dye for!
    I love the option you found for $21!

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  6. Very lovely collections! I love the color! I would probably opt for a brown or coppery metallic clutch, I have a soft spot of the simplicity and versatility of brown :)

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  7. That dress is gorgeous. The color. Amazing. I love the top outfit you put together too. The dress color is perfect and the style is super cute.

    I've been noticing the matchy-matchy thing starting to creep its way back in. I've never been a fan. I remember in high school when people would buy those shoes to match their prom dresses and it made me cringe, even back then.

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  8. Fabulous! And that hairdo!!!

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  9. I have seen this dress all over the Internet lately and love it! The color and style are gorgeous. I agree with Nancy about her hairdo. I also agree with you about the handbag. It's too matchy for my taste as well. I like how you added brown into the mix for your outfit picks.

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  10. Kate Middleton is just stunning, and that dress...oh, I want one too! Love your selections Paige!

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  11. That dress is soooo beautiful! And I love the casual kate & date night kate picks!

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  12. Oh, the things I would do for that dress!

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  13. she can do no wrong. i'm convinced of it.

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  14. Paige - I absolutely love these looks!
    I love the mixed blues.

    Hope all is well,
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    http://twoshadesoflovely.blogspot.com/2012/05/were-many-things-and-now-were-versatile.html

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  15. LOVE her style! Thank you for sharing.

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