We have several updates to share, beginning with news many readers may have already seen, Kate has been out and about running errands and doing some shopping.
Above we see the Duchess in London last Wednesday. Kate is wearing her plaid cape, debate continues as to whether it is a 2010 Zara piece (below right), or a contemporary item from Orvis, the company has a strong UK presence.
Pop Sugar and Us Weekly have more photos, click here to see the Pop Sugar piece, here for the Us Weekly story. In one story Kate is wearing her Temperley Odele Coat, seen in this 2012 post. She is also carrying her trusty Tod’s D Style Bag, we show it at My Theresa.
The Duchess was in a skirt or dress, wearing dark tights, a scarf and what appear to be her Kurt Geiger Estee pumps.
(One FYI for those fond of this shoe, the ‘Estee’ is available in navy on the company’s US website, on sale for only $75.)
The story reports that Kate bought merchandise earlier in the week at London boutique JoJo Maman Bebe, the store carries items for mother and child.
Now we move on to our poll results, beginning with a look at voting for the favorite new coat worn by the Duchess in 2012. After 7,762 votes here is how it looks.
This one brought no surprises, the McQ by McQueen Black Watch came out a clear winner. When voting on previously worn outerwear you selected another McQueen item, also by a sizable margin. The white Samurai tiered coat was another obvious favorite.
Here is how the voting looked on the “Repeated Coats” poll.
We move to your votes on Kate’s Suits and Coordinates, with 6,698 votes tallied the results were closer than I expected.
A whopping 8,354 individuals voted in the formal frock category, once again we had an enormous favorite.
The numbers tell the story, Jenny Packham’s teal gown was the clear winner by more than 3000 votes.
We move on to footwear, looking at new shoes worn by Kate in 2012.
The winner in this group is LK Bennett’s Harper, shown below left.
LK Bennett also made the favorite previously worn shoe seen on Kate in 2012, the now-iconic Sledge, seen above right.
Our final vote in the footwear category was on Kate’s boots.
When it comes to Kate’s chapeaux the winner was a piece worn for one of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Our final three polls all share the same topic, Kate’s dresses. The first looked at “casual dresses,” with more than 6,100 votes cast, the winner is….
This one was a surprise for me. Not a shock, just a moderate surprise. Here is that look by Orla Kiely.
When it came to Kate’s ‘dressier day dresses,’ we had another McQueen design taking the most votes.
This one turned out as anticipated, the nude or champagne lace dress was worn to the Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving in June.
And finally, the favorite dress from 2012 that Kate had worn previously…..
The ‘Peridot’ dress by Roksanda Ilincic first seen on the North American Tour of 2011.
Unfortunately yours truly neglected to mention two dresses, the Jonathan Saunders Evelyn (below left) and Temperley Beatrice (below right), both worn on the Royal Tour. They were key looks but neither came up terribly high on the polls we did right after the Tour.
Two other quick notes of interest, the first involving our friends at Links of London.
Also, retailers are starting to stock spring styles. That’s no surprise, but definitely a welcome sight nonetheless. We thought we would share just a few, beginning with these LK Bennett looks from the retailer’s early spring lookbook.
I thought it would be fun to share two different coat styles as well. The first is by Alexander McQueen in a rayon satin weave.
It is difficult to see in the photos above, but the off-white coat looks to be a pique weave, offering a bit of texture to the garment. This garment would be a perfect style for the Duchess heading into spring, it has a very forgiving line with interest points created at the square neck and epaulets.
We’ll be back later this week with more spring styles, including possible maternity looks.