Good-evening! I am going to buzz through a few comments here, because as you will see at the end of the post, I am a bit preoccupied tonight with that surprise I have been promising, but first... The Great Kate Wait is underway, although, not with quite the intensity that we saw in 2013. Before George's birth, the media began the stake-out in the very first day of July. In an attempt to lesson the tension, the Palace has prohibited the vigil to begin until mid-April. Tomorrow, Kensington Palace will brief the media (and the rest of us) with more particulars. Hard as it is to believe, we are just a little over a weekend away from mid-month. Baby Cambridge #2 is getting close!
Recently, Rachel of Racholly Jewelry contacted me about some of her repliKate pieces. The jewelry market really has a lot of different options out there for those who love the Duchess's style, which is why I was particularly intrigued by the piece Rachel had chosen to repliKate. She has recreated Kate's disc pendant from the youth barbecue in Canada. I don't think a lot of people think of this piece. That one event was the only time we have ever seen the necklace and there are no details on it. We don't know who made it, how long Kate has had it...nothing.
I think it is a piece that falls by the wayside in Kate's busy jewelry box. Rachel sent me one of her necklaces and I wore it for a day, and I really liked it! Kate seems to like jewelry with trinitarian symbolism, and there is a certain mystery around this necklace. Why had we not seen it before, or since? Where did she get it? Who gave it to her? While I don't know Kate's personal connection to her piece, I thought the necklace from Rachel was flattering, just bold enough to make a statement while remaining relatively understated.
I wore it with a simple black jersey (an Issa inspired repliKate from Banana Republic) dress and a plunging neckline. The gold against the black really made the necklace pop. Racholly offers several other repliKate pieces, but I certainly can wholeheartedly recommend this one.
Ok. Last topic to discuss... In January I promised you a surprise, a promise it has taken me months to make good on, but at last, I am able to say that, for better or worse, the surprise is at hand. The project is a new website, which I hope you will absolutely love (in keeping with the theme of this post--expectations met and exceeded?) as much as I have loved creating it.
Depending on how late I stay up tonight, we will be launching earlier or later tomorrow--pray my coffee keeps me strong! :) In the meantime, follow the new website on Twitter here, on Facebook here, and on Instagram here so you don't miss a moment when we launch tomorrow! Can't wait; see you then!!