Yesterday Kate and Pippa managed to make time for a beachside walk on the sandy beaches of picturesque Llanddwyn Island, near Anglesey.
Kate was wearing what looks like a Cashmere Cowl Neck sweater from John Lewis, discovered by Kate Middleton Style blog and WKW Facebooker Brittney. The piece currently sells for £49 (discounted from its original £99 price tag), about $80 at today’s exchange rates. The tunic length sweater is available in a number of colors, it looks like it has a very high snuggle factor, always a big plus.
Another eagle-eyed Facebook pal, Simona, noted that we have seen the sweater before, most recently in the days before Kate and William were married.
The always-on-top-of-things @MrsRegalEyes noted that Kate is wearing boots from Le Chameau, possibly the Chasseur style on the left, or the Vierzonord Wellington Boot, as shown at Philip Morris, also discovered by MrsRegalEyes.
The Chasseur is lined with leather with a full length outer zipper, while the Vierzonord is lined in neoprene, and lacks a zipper, the sentiment is that Kate is wearing the boot shown on the right, they sell at £145, about $238. The Chasseur boot on the left sells for £295 in the UK and $449 at Orvis.
Le Chameau has been a favorite of royals and serious outdoorsy folks for decades, yours truly is a fan, having been introduced to them at Orvis, something of a favorite haunt. The boots are made by hand in France and the quality is amazing, you can learn more at the company’s website or Facebook page. While there *is* a US website, it is informational only, you will need to select from the retailers listed if planning to purchase anything. We recommend Orvis based on years of wonderful experiences with the company, but there are many other good choices, including Cabela’s, also a splendid company.
Others on hand included Pippa’s longtime romantic interest, Alex Loudon. The Duchess also sported a pair of skinny jeans and carried an olive jacket. It is nice to see the two sisters spend some time together, the island looks absolutely gorgeous.
Also today, we finally have another UFO (Unidentified Fashion Object) riddle solved, thanks to the stellar sleuthing of Facebook friends My Small Obsessions and Brittney (yes, the very one mentioned above), they have identified a necklace worn by Kate on many occasions, most notably her engagement photos.
The official name of the piece is Elsa Peretti® Cabochon by the Yard necklace, the version shown on the right from Worthpoint is identical to Kate’s, below we show the contemporary version at Tiffany.
Here is how the current version of the necklace is described on the Tiffany site:
Necklace in 18k gold with one lapis lazuli cabochon and two round brilliant diamonds. 18″ long. Carat total weight .10.
The necklace is currently available online for $995. As noted on Diana’s Jewels, Kate has been seen wearing the necklace at least as far back as the 2008 wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman.
There are matching earrings available at Tiffany, appropriately called the Elsa Peretti® Cabochon by the Yard earrings, you can see the quality of the lapis lazuli stones in this photo. On the right, we show a closeup of Kate’s earrings (via Diana’s Jewels), clearly different in many ways from the Tiffany earrings.
Kate’s have a tiny bezel set diamond and the blue stone is set in a drop that dangles freely from the top portion of the earring. It is widely believed that Kate has a Diamonds by the Yard Bracelet the picture below is from the couple’s North American tour where it was seen almost daily.
A big tip of the hat and thank you to Brittney and Our Small Obsessions, this was remarkable detective work on their part, they show why we enjoy the WKW Facebook community so much.