Kate Middleton (or Duchess Catherine if you prefer!) arrived for a visit to the UNICEF Emergency Supply Centre last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, wearing a pair of what will surely be a staple knee-high boot for girls & ladies alike. The suede boots are designed by Stuart Weitzman & are also available at Zappos…for now! If history repeats itself, these should be completely sold out in a few days for sure. So if you’re interested, you’d better get your pair, stat!
These are just too cute to not share! Not only did British bridal shoe designer Aruna Seth outfit Pippa Middleton’s feet for the Royal wedding, UK toy brand Arklu asked Aruna to create heels for the Kate Middleton bridal doll & the glittery heels she designed are absolutely fantastic! If they came in ‘real’ sizes I’d order a pair for myself; wedding or no wedding
But if you’d like a similar pair, the crystal embellished satin Cerise shoes from Aruna’s present collection is a great alternative (see below).
Too bad the Kate Middleton & Prince William dolls are so freakish looking!
I gush, I drool! My two loves in one: Pumps & the fabulous color that is Teal
This has been love at first shoe-sight, courtesy of L.K. Bennett London. And, coincidentally enough, it seems to be the same style of that nude patent pump Kate Middleton wore on her North American tour!
Would you trade in your black pumps for something of the sort?
So I took the sheep (white variety) route & decided to sport a Kate Middleton Duchess Catherine inspired fascinator to a friend’s recent wedding. But in defense of my far-too-trendy-it’s-no-longer headpiece, choosing to wear an orange dress, which is the least favourite of all colors after all, kinda balances things out. And yes, there was a study, but no, I don’t remember the details!
One of the greatest things about this outfit other than the burst of color, is that aside from the purse & earrings, no damage to my wallet was made. No, of course, I didn’t steal the rest! And even if I had, would I really admit it publicly? It’s just that when you’re lucky enough to work for a company who’d gift their design team with “tester” shoes, one remembers that life as a fashion designer ain’t so bad! Remind me why other companies don’t do this?!
But yes, many years have I worn these suede & leather purple pumps & even though a half size too small, they seem to find their way onto my feet every time I spin around on the dance floor! My mom’s to thank for the dress she picked up from Selfridges on her visit to London & her hand-me-down belt from the 80s
Purple Shoes – Hugo Boss Black Label, Taffeta Purse – NYC museum shop purchase, Orange Floral Dress – Selfridges London, Gold Braided Belt – vintage, Earrings – H&M, Fascinators – curtesy of a friend
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Oh, the many footwear tips we can grasp via her highness from the Royal Tour that swept Canada last week! For starters, this princess isn’t afraid of wearing a pretty nude patent pump more than once. Why? Because they’re extremely versatile, make ones legs look miles-high (thanks to both the color and slight platform!) & of course, it doesn’t hurt that they’re ever-so-trendy this season, either…
Want to get your pair of L.K. Bennett heels as modelled by Kate Middleton? Well you’re in luck as these pretty styles are presently available. Today. In like, 2014, below!
Top to Bottom – Tahari $69.95, Aldo $29.98, Jimmy Choo $665
Want to wear the ever-so trendy espadrille wedges but not so keen on looking like a stripper? Keeping it classy as usual, Kate takes on the wedge sling-back espadrille that’s fit for a princess, not a streetwalker! So If you’re into the espadrille/wedge trend this summer, but need to keep it subtle and workplace friendly, what appears to be a LK Bennett style is a sure bet.
Although there aren’t many identical styles out there, here are my top finds:
Top to Bottom – Jimmy Choo $399, Dolce Vita $118, LK Bennett $266, Dorothy Perkins $50
Ah, the Princess wears Prada! Almond-toed & beautifully shaped, Kate gets dons her version of the blue suede shoe in two separate occasions during her 2011 Canadian Tour. A great alternative to the basic black pump, it adds a (subtle) flash of color without going over-the-top.
Need suggestions in various shades of blue suede? My top picks are:
1- Rupert Sanderson $595, 2- By Larin $239.25, 3- Replay $115, 4- Dune $120, 5- Sebastian, $295
To some-up, the top 5 tips Kate Middleton bestowed upon us during her Canadian Tour:
1 – If you’ve got great shoes, don’t be afraid to wear ‘em out
2 – You can be trendy & keep it classy by taking a subtle approach to footwear trends
3 – If you haven’t already, invest in nude platformed pumps for their versatility and leg lengthening qualities!
4 – Blue suede shoes will never go out of style!
5 – Got great legs? Nothing shows them off better than simple, high-heeled footwear