Accompanied by a protection officer, Kate looked relaxed as she left Zara Home. Popsugar have a selection of additional photos from the shopping trip available on their website.
William and Kate recently moved into Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, and undoubtedly interior decorating is still ongoing with Kate adding the finishing touches. It was reported Prince George's godmother, interior designer, Emilia Jardine-Paterson has been helping the Duchess decorate her new home. It is reportedly decorated in neutral tones with a number of stunning pieces from The Royal Collection. Zara Home offers a wide variety of products and like their clothing the quality is very good at affordable prices.
I rather enjoyed looking through Zara Home's Christmas Inspiration Lookbook. Yes, it's almost that time of year again :), and perhaps the Duchess is stocking up early? I'm sure she's planning to host dinners for family and friends at Kensington Palace during the party season.
Kate looked casual and comfy in a cardigan and skinny jeans; both are thought to be Zara pieces. Kate teamed the look with a smart blouse by UK brand Jack Wills. The Duchess purchased the £79.50 'Debarn' blouse in September 2012 at the company's London store.
Jack Wills shared the news on their Twitter page shortly after Kate purchased it, and the item is now sold out.
|Jack Wills Twitter Feed|
Jack Wills was launched in 1999 in Salcombe, Devon, designing British heritage-inspired goods for the university crowd. They continue to be influenced by the best of British, from history and culture to sporting and country pursuits. The brand takes pride in using the finest quality materials, techniques and design to deliver a distinctive connection between the old and new.
The brand is quite a youthful one and many of their looks would not be particularly in keeping with Kate's signature style, but their shirts and blazers are very similar to pieces the Duchess has worn. Below we look at the Aberthaw and the Austerberry blazer; both pieces are available for roughly £180. A Very nice alternative for Kate's Ralph Lauren hacking jacket. The brand has a substantial sale underway at the moment.
Kate wore her Mint Velvet plimsolls.
The Duchess carried her trusty Mulberry Polly Push Lock Handbag.
The most notable aspect of today's look was Kate's jewellery; she accessorised with citrine drop earrings and a new pendant which is thought to have been a gift to mark the birth of Prince George. If we look closely we can see a little boy figurine and gold discs. The always informative My Small Obsessions believes it may be a piece by Monica Vinader and shared close ups comparing Kate's pendant to Ms. Vinader's designs.
Another possibility is Robinson Pelham (with thanks to WKW FB friend Trisha), a favoured jeweller of the Middletons. Robinson Pelham made Kate's wedding earrings which were a gift from Carole and Mike Middleton. Below we see the Little Boy Pendant which retails from £155 to £400.
We'll update the post when it is positively identified. I expect it was a gift to celebrate the arrival of George, possibly from the Middletons. Speaking of the little Prince, two more christening portraits are due to be released in Sunday's UK papers. Perhaps we'll see one with the godparents?
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!