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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Modest Hollywood

While I have spent so much time focusing on Kate Middleton on her royal tour, the rest of Hollywood's ladies have been taking note and playing the modesty card as well. You gotta love some of these women because they have consistently stepped up to plate when it comes to dressing like a lady. I especially love how many of the ladies below are embracing spring silhouettes, floral prints and bright colors. A new season has dawned in Hollywood, and it's certainly looking a lot like modest hollywood.

I really can't pick a favorite, so I'll let you choose-- what's your favorite look?

Christina Hendricks

January Jones

Anna Camp

Chloe Grace Moretz

Courtney Cox

Diane Lane

Dianna Agron

 Jennifer Garner

Rita Ora


 Emma Stone

Greta Gerwig

Hilary Rhoda

Lupita Nyong'o

Maggie Grace

Michelle Williams

Nikki Reed

Olivia Wilde

 Zooey Deschanel

Sarah Jessica Parker

Solange Knowles

Friday, April 25, 2014

#RoyalTour: All Good Things Must Come to an End

On their last engagement of their tour of Australia and New Zealand, William and Kate stepped it up in a big way--well Kate did in a beautiful navy colored coat (designer is nameless), a pillbox hat, and my favorite navy pumps. SHOCKER: another blue look from the bluest Princess there is. To be fair, the color suits her so well, so we really can't fault her for having a favorite color. This woman showed up in style and leaves in style, although I do think she will change into sweats and a t-shirt on the plane.

The one gripe I have about this entire tour is something that will probably surprise everyone. The one thing about Kate Middleton that is so wonderful is how relatable she is to the common lady, mostly because she was one once upon a time (fairytale princess reference there), and I really do love that about her. Still, she is a princess now and it would have been great to see her at at least one engagement in a tiara. I know that that is SOOOO girly and fantasy like, but the royal jewels are some of the most beautiful in the world and it would have been really nice to see her in a crown at the New Zealand reception at government house, when she wore the black Jenny Packham dress. But that's just one blogger's opinion.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

#RoyalTour: All Black Everything

Up at the crack of dawn for a war memorial service, William and Kate were dressed in somber colors to honor Australia's and New Zealand's fallen soldiers in a service on Anzac Day. It was a cold morning (southern hemisphere is heading into Winter soon-- haha suckers!), so Kate wore a beautiful black coat, black tights, black gloves, and a cream-colored scarf for the occasion.

The two royals are about to start their day, most of which will be Anzac Day-related engagements, so stay tuned for more outfits to come.

#RoyalTour: The Rose and Crown

Lela Rose, that is! Kate wore this stellar white Lela Rose dress to reception in Canberra, Australia this evening and she dazzled.  I really think I am running out of adjectives to describe this woman's fashion style.

This is the closest the Duchess has come to a bare arm all tour, but somehow she still manages to pull of a modest effect. Her regal style was made complete with a subtle but fancy up-do and a set of sparkling diamond earrings. This just goes to show that modesty is a spectrum, and no matter how one chooses to embrace it, modesty is a lifestyle, not a rule. Kate shows some shoulder, but she is no less the modest woman she was in a completely covered coat dress.

P.S. MAJOR bonus points for anyone who gets the reference in the title of this post; Jane Austen fans should know exactly what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#RoyalTour: When Modest Clothes Happen to the Right People

Not many people can pull off head-to-toe green that is completely covered up, but this is another example of a beautiful dress by a great designer (Catherine Walker), expert tailoring, and lastly, a woman with the confidence to wear it.

One thing about the modest dresses and outfits that Kate has chosen on this tour thus far is that the credit goes to the designer. Sure, the woman who is wearing it conveys the message, but the genius is the designer behind the vision. I find it refreshing that designers are taking a modest approach to design, and that Kate is the mouthpiece--or mannequin--for these visions is nothing short of a coup in the world of fashion.

Today in Australia (tomorrow for everyone here in 'Murica) Kate was seen wearing this green coat to an appropriately green engagement, where she planted trees at an arboretum. I wish my days called for planting trees in arboretums in designer clothing, but I guess I drew the short end of that stick, so I suppose I'll have to settle for just watching what happens.

#RoyalTour: And In More Kate News...The Future Queen in Pink McQueen

Sigh. Passover is over, which I am sad to see go, but at least now I can blog on a more consistent basis. silver lining, I suppose although I was seriously getting used to blogging poolside with some Matzah and butter.

While we were all seeking freedom for Passover, Part Deux, Kate was out and about in Australia with her family. I missed some good outfits, so I will do my best to post the best. Most notable is her blush pink Alexander McQueen suit dress that she wore, a dress that highlights her lithe figure and makes us all believe that we can wear pink like that.

I also feel it necessary to bring attention to that HAIR. This is the freshest I have seen her hair yet, and I love the half up-do. Plus, her deep brunette locks against that pale, feminine pink is such a gorgeous contrast. Truly beautiful!

Also seen on the Duchess earlier this week were two other frocks that she has worn before, including another Roksanda Illincic dove grey dress at Ayers Rock and a Hobbs dress she has worn in the past as well.

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