Living in NYC, I’m used to seeing celebrities about town. I walk by them all the time and like a true New Yorker, I don’t even bat an eye. However, if I’d seen Kate Middleton during her epic Royal Visit to New York, I would have immediately been transformed into a 13-year-old fangirl. Luckily, I just admired her outfits from a far and learned five important life lessons from her visit to the Big Apple.
1. It’s okay to roll your eyes at ignorant people
I was personally embarrassed as a New Yorker when a woman barked “keep wrapping” at Kate while she was wrapping gifts at a children’s charity event in Harlem. Whoever said that learned the hard way that when Kate Middleton rolls her eyes, it goes viral.
2. If you want to see Beyonce, go to a Nets game
Even if you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you still heard all about the royals meeting Jay-Z and Beyonce at Barclays Center. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure the universe could handle these two amazingly perfect women in the same room. I feared a global apocalypse that would change the world as we know it. Instead, it only proved to me even more that New York is the best city in the world.
3. Wear classy coats
Kate was seen all around New York wearing the classiest coats. Not only were they perfect for the inclement weather, they also made the outfit. I love seeing coats that could be outfits in themselves and it seems like the Duchess of Cambridge is truly a coat connoisseur.
4. Don’t touch royalty
LeBron James caused quite a stir in the British press when he put his arm around Kate Middleton at the Nets game. However, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace came out saying that LeBron was not in violation of royal protocol. In fact, there is no such thing as royal protocol and the royals want people to feel as comfortable as possible while meeting them. But, just to be safe, don’t give Kate a hug when you first meet her. Just shake her hand.
5. Blowouts are best
Kate’s hair stayed perfect for the entire visit thanks to her effortless blowouts. These styles were perfect for the rainy and windy weather we had all week. Should one meet with an unfriendly gust of wind, your blowout will still look effortlessly beautiful.
The Royal Baby Watch has ended! Though we still haven’t heard the official name of Baby Boy Windsor, it’s time everyone’s favorite royal couple had a moment of rest. Having blogged about the Royal Wedding more than two years ago, I’m so happy to see that the happy couple has given birth to a healthy baby boy who has absolutely no idea what’s in store for him. Since I’m sending my heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from New York, I’ll be celebrating this momentous occasion the NYC way by shopping for a commemorative accessory to add to my wardrobe.
Kate Middleton or should I say the Duchess of Cambridge is living every girl’s dream. Her fairy tale life got even more magical on her recent trip to the Harry Potter set in Hertfordshire. The stylish princess, accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, showed off her royal baby bump in a Topshop Polka Dot Skater Dress and classic black Ralph Lauren Blazer. But, the wand was her ultimate accessory.
To make this moment even more amazing, Kate toured Diagon Alley and even received a wand lesson in the Gryffindor Common Room. I wonder if Will and Kate got any nursery ideas from their trip into J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world. I’m sensing/hoping for a Harry Potter theme.
Everyone has those things around the house that are a little for lack of a better word, “different.” They bring out the more quirky side of your personality that only those closest to you could really understand. Home is one of the few places where you can truly be yourself, so people tend to keep things around that symbolize their unique spirit. Living in Manhattan, you can’t keep too much clutter around, but there are a few silly things that I refuse to part with most of which I received either in gift bags at events or as gifts from close friends and family. Above is what looks like a red Marc Jacobs lipstick, but it’s actually 100% plastic. I like to keep it in my bathroom next to my face creams to add a glamourous touch.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I have this fridge magnet featuring the wedding announcement of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge displayed prominently on my fridge. My mom’s friend noticed I’d been blogging a lot about the royal wedding so she gave me this for Christmas and I absolutely love it.
Though I admit that I wasn’t crazy about Kate Middleton’s official portrait (I don’t think it did her justice), that doesn’t make her amazing style any less fabulous. What makes her style legendary is that it’s simple and attainable even to those of us who aren’t exactly royalty. So I was super excited when it was confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge dawned the Sub Silky Tie Top by French Connection for her official royal portrait. For the everyday girl, this is the perfect top for the office or other business casual occasion.