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Preppy Style Inspiration: Princess Charlotte Of Monaco

When it comes to the Royals and fashion, we like to watch every step of Duchess Kate and obsess about the outfits she wears. If you like Kate’s casual style, then you’ll love what Princess Charlotte of Monaco wears day-to-day.

Charlotte Casiraghi is the granddaughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier and currently eights in line to the throne of Monaco. She has starred in many campaigns for Gucci, regularly graces the covers of fashion magazines in Europe, and her casual style can be summed up as the epitome of preppiness.

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Pulling off the preppy look doesn’t mean you’ll have to stick to polo shirts and chinos, it’s more about keeping it simple and sticking to classics instead of trends. Take a hint from Princess Charlotte:

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Good quality denim

Denim plays a huge role in preppy styles, but it is important to wear good quality denim that fits well and doesn’t look too washed out. And don’t just focus on jeans; a button up denim dress can become your best friend as it doesn’t need much else; combine with a leather bag and a hat to instantly look chic.

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White pants

White pants can be a bit daunting, but when you find the right pair, they can instantly lift any outfit. Do like Charlotte and pair with a tucked-in shirt and a dark leather belt to emphasise your waist.

 

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Cashmere sweaters

Another classic and a preppy-style-staple, cashmere sweaters aren’t only comfortable, but chic and versatile at the same time. You can’t go wrong with a camel-coloured round neck sweater like Princess Charlotte’s. She makes it look modern by combining with black leather pants.

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Turtle necks

A black turtle neck sweater oozes elegance when combined with a pencil skirt, but it looks just as amazing paired with jeans and suede boots. Again, the preppy style is all about focusing on classics and keeping it simple. In this outfit, the black turtle neck acts as the base for Charlotte’s red statement jacket while at the same time making the jeans look sophisticated.

images via beautifulcharlotte.tumblr.com

Duchess Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style

The whole world is anticipating the birth of a new royal as the Duchess of Cambridge is now only days away from the speculated due date of April 25. The son or daughter of William and Kate will be fourth in line to become king or queen, after Prince Charles, Prince William, and of course little Prince George.

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After going through some tough first few weeks of her pregnancy due to severe morning sickness, Kate has been glowing and looking stunning as ever. We love to see her at public appearances and for some reason, are fascinated by her style. Clothes that Kate has worn in the past have been sell-outs within hours, that’s how much of a style inspiration the Duchess has become to women everywhere. So, let’s take a look at Kate’s maternity style over the past 9 months:

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Even though there was no baby bump in sight in this outfit, Kate was glowing in this red dress – like only a pregnant woman can  during an appearance in late November last year. The fine jewellery and casual up-do give this outfit a modern twist.

duchess kate brown dress

In January, Kate proved that she can rock head-to-toe brown while visiting the Fostering Network in London.

duchess kate blue coat

This baby-blue coat Kate wore a few days later sent journalists into a frenzy, who saw it as a sign that she is pregnant with a boy  even though Kate and William had said that they chose not to know the sex of the baby.

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At 7 months pregnant, Kate still managed not to show too much of a bump in this short navy dress. The length probably would have been inappropriate without the black tights, but with those legs, we can’t blame the Duchess!

duchess kate blue polka dot dress

Looking oh-so-pretty in a black and white dress in March, Kate reminded us of the timelessness of polka dot dresses. The Duchess also opted for the same print when she stepped out of St. Mary’s hospital after giving birth to Prince George.

duchess kate pink coat

Pretty in Pink! For her last public appearance before going on maternity leave, Kate chose this bold, hot pink coat by Mulberry. A sign that it might be a girl after all?!

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Tabloids Claim Kate Middleton Has Given Birth

Reports have surfaced that our precious Kate has already given birth to a baby girl!

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However, Royal spokespersons have assured no release has come from the family about the birth, or even the gender for that matter. In fact, it’s been speculated that Kate is still pregnant and being seen out and about.

Along with the questionable announcement, further claims have surfaced surrounding family dilemmas at the birthing.  In a front page exclusive for Life & Style, it was reported that Kate had undergone an emergency c-section and one of the family members had been banned from the hospital after a “blow up.”

OK! Magazine ran a similar story stating that the family member in question was Kate’s mother, Carole Goldsmith. They claimed she went “crazy in the waiting room.”

Victoria Murphy, the Daily Mirror’s Royal correspondent, dismissed claims as “absolutely hilarious” and told the paper: “Kate clearly hasn’t had her baby. We saw her out and about twice earlier this week and she is scheduled to do another engagement next Friday before she goes on her maternity leave.”

“Take it from me, she’s definitely still pregnant. And trust me, when this baby is born there won’t be any missing the news – it will be everywhere,” she continued.

So while rumours are rife, it seems the world will need to wait a little while longer for another Royal baby.

Kate is due in April, as everybody eagerly anticipating would know.

Image via viralmom.co

Remembering The Big Events Of 2014

A lot happened in 2014. The world lost some amazing talent, Aussies got a royal visit and experienced terrorism first hand. Plus, the world readied itself for the spread of Ebola and flying via Malaysia Airlines became a risk many wanted to avoid. We spare a few moments on this final day of the year to take a look back at some of the big events which got our attention during 2014.

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The Ukraine and Crimean Crisis

Political events in Ukraine and Russia seemed to dominate global news from late 2013 and continued for most of 2014. Crimea announced its independence from Ukraine on March 17 and over 300 000 Ukraine protesters gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square, against the decision. The authorised slaughter of over 100 protesters saw the fall of Ukraine’s President, who fled the country to avoid criminal charges. The residents of Ukraine elected themselves a new President with the hope of stopping the civil and political unrest, however tension in the region remains.

Ebola outbreak

In February, the spread of Ebola – which began in West Africa – startled health officials as they scrambled to contain the outbreak. Fearing the next AIDS epidemic, the World Health Organization implemented treatment protocols as health care workers began contracting the deadly virus. Thankfully Ebola hasn’t progressed to be the global epidemic, many health officials had feared.

The trial of Oscar Pistorius

The world watched on as the Oscar Pistorious trial began is South Africa on March 3rd. Accused of killing his lover, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14 2013, the trial took many months, concluding with a guilty verdict of culpable homicide. Sentenced to five years imprisonment, the former Paralympian is said to be appealing his sentence.

Flight MH370

The mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 began on March 8, when the plane disappeared with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. A massive search and rescue operation was performed, but failed when the plane and its occupants literally vanished from the sky.

The Australian Royal Visit

In April, Aussies got a glimpse of William, Kate and little Prince George. For die-hard Royalists, it was an opportunity too good to miss. There was a little controversy about the royal trio skipping Melbourne on their travels, but all in all the royal visit was reasonably well received.

Flight MH17

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over the Russian/Ukraine border on July 17, on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 283 passengers and 15 on board lost their lives. Officials are currently investigating and the report is due to be released in August 2015.

The death of Robin Williams

The world was stunned by the sudden death of Robin Williams on August 11. Most of us had a tear to shed and fondly remembered the talented actor/comedian. His much loved characters were forever immortalised in history by his passing and quotes like “Captain, my Captain”, “Good Morning Vietnam” and of course “nanoo nanoo” reigned across social media.

Terror in Sydney

On December 16, Australians experienced a first-hand account of terrorism. A lone gunman stormed a local Sydney coffee shop in Martin Place, holding hostages and the city captive. Aussies across the nation watched breaking news in disbelief as events unfolded. The following day, the resilience of Australian residents was revealed to the world. Millions of flowers were laid in honour of the two victims who tragically lost their lives and displayed sheer determination as they reclaimed their beloved city.

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