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