To be honest, I have been completely uninspired to post about the Duchess of Sussex the last few months. Her wardrobe choices have rarely deviated from a lackluster rotation of forgettable black, navy, and beige.
But last week on a visit to Bristol she finally branched out of her comfort zone and knocked it out of the ballpark.
According to Kensington Palace, The Duke and Duchess were on hand to re-open the renovated theater at Bristol Old Vic (likely a nod to Meghan’s new position as Royal Patron of the National Theatre) and to visit two charities – one which assists homeless women and sex workers and a boxing club which helps get local kids off the streets.
Of course, on the rare occasion Meghan wears her hair down, it ends up snowing, but it still looked preferable to her go-to messy bun.Embed from Getty Images
Meghan’s coat is a fun vintage find from William Vintage, a very posh looking London boutique. I love the attached scarf – I have a vintage herringbone cape from my Grandmother that has a very similar element. Also, if anyone has a couple thousand bucks laying around, please buy some of these gorgeous coats so I can live vicariously through you.Embed from Getty Images
Her charming olive colored accessories are a hint that she’s hiding something different under the coat. The boots are from Sarah Flint and the clutch is Ralph Lauren. As always, many thanks to What Meghan Wore for ID’s on the accessories.Embed from Getty Images
Guys, I literally squealed when I saw this. I am so excited that someone, not to mention MEGHAN who seems allergic to patterns, wore this stunning Oscar de la Renta dress. It’s currently sold out of course, but is charmingly called the “Enchanted Forest Silk Dress” and enchanted it is. There are stags and griffins and various flora and fauna. I completely adore it.
On the Cambridge side of Kensington Palace, Kate had a few engagements recently, including traveling to Scotland with Will to open the new Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee (Kate is the V&A’s Royal Patron).Embed from Getty Images
For the occasion, she of course donned a tartan, and my favorite one at that. She’s worn this custom Black Watch Tartan McQ Alexander McQueen coat-dress twice before – for the Christmas walk to church at Sandringham and for an event on St. Andrew’s Day. It’s easily one of my all time favorite looks so I was thrilled to see her take it out for another turn.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
While greeting the crowds, Kate shared an adorable moment with a little girl who (like many of us) simply could not resist touching her hair to see if it’s as bouncy and magical as it seems. Little British child – SAME. Same.Embed from Getty Images
The museum itself looks incredible and as per usual, the royal photographers got some incredible shots.