20 January: UK-Africa Summit – Duchess of Cambridge in Needle and Thread dress

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20 Jan 2020: Duchess of Cambridge, Kate is wearing the gorgeous Aurora dress, found here: http://bit.ly/2Rcy5ik
It’s £410 from Needle and Thread and still available in many sizes. Good luck!
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Black Friday for Royal Watchers! Strathberry and Missoma discounted

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It’s Black Friday time! As usual, some of the Duchesses’ favourite retailers have some great pieces at a discount.

First off, let’s look at Strathberry, home to three bags carried by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. They are:

At Missoma, everything is discounted with the code VIP25 or BF25: check their range out here: http://bit.ly/37D6Bsf. Here are some of the items worn by the royals; the first by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and the rest by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

 

 

Smart Set Capsule Wardrobe by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan’s Smart Set capsule wardrobe launched today. Here’s a quick and simple list of products and where to buy. Links are affiliate, except for Misha Nonoo’s.
John Lewis tote bag, £109, in black and brown: bit.ly/31iT5qi
M&S dress (in 3 colours) at £19.50 bit.ly/31i002G
Jigsaw Paris Blazer: bit.ly/2Ae10cs
Jigsaw Paris Trousers: bit.ly/31nbrXe
Today at the launch, Meghan paired her Paris trousers and Smart Set Shirt with a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels (http://bit.ly/2A9sLCS, affiliate link) and a saddle coloured POLO Ralph Lauren belt (http://bit.ly/31iXlG2, affiliate link)
For every item purchased from the Smart Set, a like for like donation will be made to Smart Works, a charity that helps women with the clothes, confidence and coaching to go out there and get that job! I love the way Meghan channels her love for cooking and fashion into helping those in need!
 

Kate, Duchess of Sussex, at the Polo, 10 July 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge carries a small Darley bag in red today – currently on sale here! bit.ly/2G15FBR (UK affiliate link) #DuchessofCambridge #Katestyle
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Polo, 10 July 2019

 

With thanks to @MeghansMirror for the ID, here are Meghan’s sunnies today: £220 at @NETAPORTER. bit.ly/2YNpXWG (affiliate link) #DuchessofSussex #MeghanStyleCapturesunniues

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at Wimbledon, 4 July 2019

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A quick update on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s, outfit, today at Wimbledon! She wore a gorgeous white pinstripe blazer, with a new pair of sunglasses, and her trusty Madewell hat. It’s now available to purchase in the UK and I really, really wish I could buy it!

 

Here are the links to purchase:

Hat: bit.ly/2YyePNd (now available in the UK!)

Thanks to @MeghansMirror

and @fortheroyals

for IDs!

 

Chinese New Year: Celebrate The Year of the Dog with A Feast (plus Rosé)!

I love celebrating Chinese New Year – if you live in a big city check to see if there are any events near you coming up: Southampton always has a lion dance and dragon dance going on somewhere in the city, and you can find out more here. I’ve said before that sharing other people’s food, traditions and holidays is the purest way of showing appreciation and love, so with that in mind, I’d like to share some great recipes for celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Dog on Friday 16 February!

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Easy Entertaining At Christmas With Aldi

If you’re like me, the best part of Christmas has to be the food, the entertaining, and spending time with friends and family. I’m not the type to get too flustered by cooking, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when there’s so much else to do, so my favourite way to feed the masses over Christmas is with a big cold buffet spread.

Can you believe I got this whole spread from Aldi for under £25?!

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Ten Top Treats in Marseille: Unmissable Food In Provence

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When it comes to France, my joy is sparked not by the grand avenues of Paris, dainty treats from the patisserie, or high fashion shopping, but from the rough and ready parts – bold flavours, cold seaside towns, grimy newsagents, supermarket shelves and farmers markets. My favourite French towns and cities will never make it into Vogue, but they provide the kind of experience I crave – real life, real people, real food. A few years ago, my husband and I visited Marseille, completely unaware of its seedy reputation, and discovered a beautiful, underappreciated gem of a city, complete with a rich tradition of gorgeous Provencial food and culture that I fell in love with. Continue reading

Fortune Teller from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Ciate’s Mini Mani Month 2016: All The Swatches!

My Top Five Nail Polish Swatches from Ciate London

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll probably know that in December, I swatched all the colours from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month advent calendar. I decided to make a post featuring my favourite colours, and there’s a link below to take you to all of the swatches from the advent calendar on my Flickr account!

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Starry Night from Ciate's Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

Starry Night from Ciate’s Mini Mani Month Advent calendar: nail swatch

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