There's been so much attention paid to the Duchess of Cambridge's clothing choices in blogs, tweets, and magazines. I really like most of what I've been seeing. Ladylike, wearable, and not altogether out-of-reach or exclusive. I've been introduced to some companies I hadn't heard of before all this media coverage and am happy I've found them. One of the brands I was most interested to check out in person was L.K. Bennett. I got the chance this past summer when we were in Atlanta. It was a really great shopping day (I also found a fab DvF wrap dress on supersale at Saks).
The shop was set up beautifully and the sales associates were very helpful.
And just look at this wall of markdowns:
The shipping charges on the website are really expensive - 45 GBP (currently over $71.00!) for the first item, 7.50 GBP for each additional, to the US (and Canada, Australia, Japan, etc.). I had run out of room in my luggage, so had my three pairs of shoes shipped from the Atlanta store to my house and I believe it was around $12 - $15. I would recommend calling one of the US stores to see if they have the stock you are looking for and can ship if you are not near a store. John Lewis has quite a bit of L.K. Bennett on their website and now ships to the U.S. for 15 GBP per order (currently about $24.00)
The three pairs I ended up with are the Maddox in Dusk suede (which I posted on earlier), the Isadora in Navy suede, and the Alessia in Tan. I found the Maddox and Isadora TTS and took a 39 but had to go up to a 40 in the Alessia.
I know I haven't been posting many OOTDs lately (currently I'm wearing ON yoga pants, Uggs and one of my husband's old sweatshirts, circa the mid-90's, as it is cold, rainy, and I just need to pick up this house and do laundry)... but here's an outfit from the ATL trip:
Zara Snakeskin Print Blouse, 7 FAM white denim, orange suede sandals made in Positano, Prada handbag
Polyvore with the Zara blouse, similar everything else, + Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca and Dior Addict gloss
So I've taken on another volunteer opportunity... and added on to everything else my days are feeling a little crazy and I'm trying to get organized and stay calm. I'll still be posting and visiting blogs, but there may be some long stretches in between. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and staying warm if your weather has turned like ours has!