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From the US Weekly Story:
'After several very low-key weeks, a more voluptious Kate Middleton was finally spotted and photographed - in London this past Wednesday on January 30 visiting a Boots store in West London.'
Aside from her trip to Boots, Kate shopped at Selfridges where she purchased a pair of Sweaty Betty Kriya Yoga Leggings and browsed sweaters by Reiss. St James's Palace last week confirmed Kate is 'continuing to feel better' and has returned to work behind the scenes and is planning future engagements for later this month.
Kate wrapped up in the £129 Zara Checked Print Cape she was also photographed wearing in Pret A Manger on January 25. The cape is from the Fall 2010 Collection and is now sold out.
|Maisie Willis Instagram/Zara|
As I mentioned previously an almost identical replicate is the Classic Glen Plaid Cape, currently available at Orvis reduced from £119 to £94.
Kate looked chic in black jeans, a long sleeved sleeve black top a black scarf and her Really Wild Seville Suede Boots in chocolate. The narrow fit boots are hand-made in Spain from chocolate suede and available for £295.
|Really Wild Clothing Company|
The Duchess has a long history with Really Wild Clothing Company, having worked for the company as a sales girl in 2004, when she posed at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace in pieces by the British brand. It is one of the very few occasions where Kate posed for a photo pre-engagement. Most recently Kate wore the company's Shooting Waistcoat during a visit to the Widehorizons Adventure Centre in June.
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Kate wore her hair tied back and I must say it is wonderful to see her looking healthy and happy following a difficult time suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. I loved her outfit and if it's any indication, I think we can safely assume Kate's pregnancy wardrobe will be just as stylish as ever. Despite the headlines, I didn't notice a visible bump myself, did you? The photos have also been published in today's Sunday Express, something I was incredibly surprised to see as the British press hardly ever publish candids of the Duchess.
Duchess Kate was also photographed on January 29 shopping in London. It was reported she visited her hairdresser that day. We also see the Duchess walking past signage for Zara, a store she also visited. One can view a selection of photos from both shopping trips at Popsugar.
I've said it many times before, I love Kate's candid style and this is another example of how classy and put together the Duchess always looks. Kate elected to wear her Temperley Classic Odele Sheepskin Coat. The €2620 coat is made of luxuriously soft sheepskin. It has the suede side of the skin facing out and is lined with flat haired sheepskin, allowing a snug and flattering fit.
From the product description:
"The cut is feminine and sharp with a nipped in waist. Leather trim and gold metal hardware complete the look. Fabric composition: 100% sheepskin; Trim: 100% leather. 3/4 coat length."
A terrific Repli-Kate, the Vero Moda Viva Fake Fur Jacket, is incredibly similar to the 'Odele' and is just £89.95. It comes in two colours: black and dark sand (the black is almost sold out, but keep a check on it if you're interested because I expect it will come back into stock shortly). The Viva is a very wearable, stylish winter jacket.
Tod's D-Styling Bauletto Medio Leather Tote. The rich grey bag is available for €1,170.
Kate completed the look with her Kurt Geiger pumps, a black dress, black tights and an umbrella. Which look did you prefer?
We should hear details about this month's engagements shortly.