|Daily Star Sunday|
A look inside the paper.
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The candid photos show Kate out and about in London last Tuesday, shopping at Chelsea based fabric printing company Bernard Thorp. The Duchess spent time browsing before choosing beige and brown handmade fabrics that cost £131.76 per metre and purchased cream and light brown herring-bone curtains stripe for the curtains in a corridor.
For a sofa the Duchess opted for a darker beige and terracotta herring-bone design. According to an insider Kate is busy decorating two places in Apartment 1A, Kensington Palace before the arrival of the royal baby.
Kate and a friend spent forty minutes at the exclusive store which is located just off Kings Road.
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More from the Daily Star article:
'As temperatures soared outside, she had to take it easy indoors. Kind staff came to her and sat her down a cooling glass of water. "Kate was fascinated by all the designs and picked out two", said an insider.
"She had very definite ideas about what she liked. It was boiling hot outside so the door was open to cool down but she was feeling hot so we sat her down with a glass of water. She was so charming and lovely. She didn't put on any airs or graces".'
More photos are available at the Daily Mail.
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Kate looked summery in a blue maternity dress. The talented ladies over at What Kate Wore quickly identified it as the blue Asos Maternity Belted Dress. It is made from a breathable, soft jersey fabric and originally retailed for €33 but is now sold out.
The dress comes is still available on the Asos website in a number of colourways including black and white print, green and white.
A nice non-maternity alternative to Kate's dress is the Shirred Neck Tie Waist Dress by Loft. The drapey style is a pretty piece with a scoop neck and comes in petite, regular and tall. It's available in blue, black and plum for €55.
Kate teamed the dress with a purple cardigan also worn by Pippa (with many thanks to Ashley Marie and Sophie from WKW FB). Below we see Pippa Middleton wearing the cardigan at The Goring Hotel in 2011. Perhaps Pippa gave it to Kate? or they purchased one each? I love that they share clothes not only with each other but their mother, Carole.
The Duchess completed the look with her comfortable Pied A Terre Imperia Wedges.
|Pied A Terre|
One of the few maternity looks we've seen the Duchess wear and I thought it a lovely choice for the season. To read today's earlier post which includes the latest news and the Swedish royal wedding click here :)