Smart ladies love fashion, spring 2015 Royal round-up


So much has gone on since our last royal round-up, Kate and Wills had a wee baby girl (YAY), Queen Daisy had a birthday (TIARAS), Queen Letezia got a haircut (and its super cute), and Queen Max wore a moss like turban (oh thank god for Max)!

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

May 02, 2015

This dress is lovely and her hair is phenomenal. Her shoes are those beige pumps that I hope George and wee baby sister will ruin one of these days. CONGRATS KIDS!

What a cute, seasonally-appropriate ensemble! Who wants to wear beige pumps after giving birth? Aren’t your feet swollen and tired? Maybe some nice sandals would have been better. -M

Thank goodness that wee princess Cambridge has her brothers chubby checks. Such a cute little hat.
I hope everyone makes copies of this hat and I can get it for all my new mom friends. -M

March 27, 2015

She wore this coat in NYC but I love it so here it is again. It is a great color. I hope if baby 2 is her last babe she will have this tailored if it doesn’t look good NOT pregnant.

March 18, 2015

I am a big fan of Kate’s commitment to polka dots. I just really wish she would invest in some colored pumps.

Any color. Please. Make friends with Solange and have her teach you some things. -M

March 17, 2015

Love the hat and the hair. The coat is super cute but I miss the green she usually wears on Saint Patrick’s Day.

I like her hairdo!!! More like this! -M

March 13, 2015

Another great hat and hair combo. I loved this look, I don’t even mind the shoes (okay that’s a lie I am begging those wee scamps to ruin all of her shoes except the silver Jimmy Choo’s).

Woo, more rad hair! It’s like she is finally listening to me when I whine about her hair down all the time. -M

March 12, 2015

DOWNTON ABBEY! As usual Kate has on a nice coat, pretty hair, and boring shoes.

Nevermind. -M

March 11, 2015

She wore this when she was pregnant with George and I liked it then but I think it’s better now with her hair up. Kate has been experimenting more with hair if only she would also experiment with SHOES.

But Katie, she listened to me about the hair thing, sort of, so maybe we can make a difference on her shoes. IT’S OK, KATE, TO WEAR FUN SHOES. No one will think you are spending the crown’s money on frivolous crap, and people will probably make cheap copies of whatever fun shoes you wear. -M

March 09, 2015

Lovely hair, cute hat, great coat, and a pair of shoes she has worn before but not as frequently as she wears the beige/black/navy pumps.

The button placement on the coat is weird and looks like an outtie. -M

Sophie Countess of Wessex

April 28, 2015

Sophie really likes this dress she has worn it twice in two months. It’s nice but not the best length. I hope the exhibit of fashion at the London College of Fashion reception gives her ideas to be different.

Sophie needs to liven things up a bit. -M

April 05, 2015

This hat is CRAY and AMAZING! The neckline of this coat looks like a hood which is weird with the hat but it also looks hella warm. Also Sohpie’s taupe shoes are by far more interesting than Kate’s.

Better! I love her wacky hat. -M

March 13, 2015

I like this but find the high/low hem a little unnecessary.

AND the reverse fabric on the inside. Ick. -M

Princess Beatrice of York

April 22, 2015

Beatrice looks so young and hip in this outfit. GOOD JOB!

Yay this looks like what normal people wear! She gets it. -M

April 05, 2015

Beatrice looks fabulous in this monochromatic outfit. I really love the hat.

I love the 60s-style dress!!! -M

Autumn Phillips is married to Anne’s son Peter and her outfit is AMAZING. I desperately want a cape/coat STAT. I also love her skirt.

March 18, 2015

SHINY! I really dig this but I wish she would put in a little more effort with the hair.

Can Kate lend her the person who does her updos? I think she would look better with a bob but royals seem really attached to their long hair. -M

March 12, 2015

VAVAVOOM! This is really fantastic. It has good accessories, hair, and make-up.

Woah, her brows look amazing and I want them. -M

March 05, 2015

This is fun and youthful. Her booties are great and I love the blue dress with peter pan collar.

I would wear this too! I like the line of the skirt. -M

Princess Eugenie of York

April 16, 2015

This is cute but I think I prefer Beatrice’s fashion to Eugenie’s. I wish she would wear a brighter lipstick.

This is the saddest bob ever. I now know why they don’t get bobs. -M

March 18, 2015

MAKE-UP PEOPLE! I feel like my need for lipstick and an end to beige shoes is a broken record but come on people you have money by some fucking lipstick. I do think I like Eugenie’s wedge shoes –MAYBE???

Yikes THAT HAIR. Cute jacket. -M

Queen Elizabeth II

May 02, 2015

Now see the QEII wears the same black shoes all the time but they have gold buckles and her face is on money so she can do whatever she wants. And what she wants is to wear hats of many colors –YES!!! She is also wearing a pin that is a skull and crossbones –BADASS!


April 30, 2015

This hat coat combo has some sparkly edging which I dig. Also the QEII always wears lippy.

Another cool brooch! -M

April 25, 2015

TWO HATS ONE COAT! I like the first hat better than the second hat. The pin is gorgeous.

Seriously I want all her brooches. Also that hat pin??!! Why don’t more people wear hat pins? -M

April , 2015

I really lovely this four button coat. I also love whatever is blossoming from that hat.

April 18, 2015

This is an amazing hat. I love the hot pink trim on the bow. Also the QEII get’s so jaunty at the race track.

I’ll bet she secretly gambles. -M

April 17, 2015

More races! More hot pink! More FUN hats!

Cute and modern hat sparkles. -M

April 05, 2015

These people get so many bouquets and usually from small children. Her pin here is also great.

April 02, 2015

This hat is huge and very mad hatter-eque.

I love that she totally rocks comfy old lady shoes. -M

March 26, 2015

OOOOOOO….I love the blue piping on the aqua base. And are those funky buttons. She and Phil had statues of themselves unveiled and they are CREEPY –I have included a photo for your pleasure.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

April 30, 2015

Max is a vision in acid yellow. The earrings and bracelet are so much fun.

That jewelry is insane. Also how great is that headwrap? -M

April 27, 2015

During the King’s Day celebration Max wore a red cape and one very large hat. Her earrings look like sea creatures. She looked amazing and like she was having the best time.

I just realized my parents went to the Netherlands last month and I did not request any Maxima merch. Dumb. -M

April 25, 2015

MOSS TURBAN! This outfit is AMAZING! Oh how I wish Kate would wear a turban. I also really liked her clutch.

All the British royals could learn something from Maximas love of capes, turbans, weird jewelry and bright colors. -M

April 24, 2015

So laid back and classy.

I love how she’s playing with shape here. Really interesting. -M

April 15, 2015

FRINGE!!! This isn’t my favorite but it’s interesting. ALSO TIARAS!

She looks great in everything. -M

March 20, 201

Silk half cape is another item I need to procure. Every picture of this evening had her looking really drunk. I hope these two had a good night.

March 20, 2015

Max loves turbans, wraps, and gloves. This is good but even I (who love matching) feel like this might just be too much red. Imagine this with a dalmatian print clutch. OR all turquoise accessories.

The shoes are good, though! I agree on the printed clutch but I’m just so happy she didn’t have black accessories. -M

March 19, 2015

Her shirt looks like it’s a pelt and I totally don’t think that is a negative. If it’s not a turban on her head it’s a giant hat. I really love her burgundy and grey pumps.

Not sure I like the camel color of the coat (I love the shape, though). Too many neutrals (burgundy, grey, camel). -M

March 18, 2015

She looks like a forties spy and I LOVE IT!

She should be on Agent Carter. -M

March 18, 2015

This is a much better dress then the fringey one up top. She looks great in tomato red.

This is adorable but not weird enough for me. -M

March 17, 2015

Now that is one giant tiara and I love it. This dress is great but I love it with the blue cape she wore with it at the coronation.

Gorgeous earrings, Max. -M

March 17, 2015

This coat is the best. I also LOVE the shoes and the pillbox/turban hat.

GAHHHH I love itttttttttt. The sleeves are so cool. -M

Queen Mathilde of Belgium

April 23, 2015

Now here is a lady who understands that if you wear black and white it benefits from a non-black shoe. Good job Mathilde. ALSO so happy your knee is better.

The shape is fab on her. -M

April 21, 2015

Nice hat wish we could see more of the dress.

It looks like I would like it but also it could benefit from a belt. -M

April 16, 2015

Pros: the color and the tiara. Cons: it’s –and I’m shocked I’m saying this– too shiny and the cut is kind of prom/bridesmaid 1992.

That fabric hurts my eyes. It reminds me of that Armani Prive collection from a few years ago that I didn’t like then and don’t like now. -M

March 25, 2015

Now this dress is fantastic. I hope she wears it again now that she is mobile.

March 25, 2015

This is a great color.

March 19, 2015

I love the pattern and cut of this coat dress.

For a woman with short hair, she does a lot with it. Brava! -M

March 09, 2015

This is the first of two mentions of Pope Francis. This is I guess very event appropriate (I only included it so that I could include the Pope).

That coat is lovely, but what I am more interested in is the Pope’s administrative assistant who is holding her crutches. -M

Queen Letizia of Spain

April 30, 2015

Great haircut Letiza! This dress is nice. Your shoes are boring.

Amazing royal bob! -M

April 29, 2015

Again with the beige shoes. Great hair.

April 27, 2015

She is really working the heck out of this new cut. The dress is nice.

April 23, 2015

This dress is really great AND I love how she has pinned her short hair up.

I am getting tired and not commenting as much. Sorry Katie. -M

April 22, 2015

I love periwinkle blue skirt and shoes. Her jacket is also very flattering.

April 21, 2015

I’m not a real big fan of jumpsuits but I really like her in this and her choice of shoe.

I love that she wore an effing jumpsuit. I wish all queens were as modern. -M

April 20, 2015

This is very sassy. I wish she had worn her burgundy pumps instead of black shoes.

April 15, 2015

This is pretty but I don’t love this tiara.

It’s weird, like a birthday cake. -M

April 14, 2015

PANTS! Also fun clutch.

The pattern is good but it looks like a makeup bag. -M

April 13, 2015

This women should really only wear jewel tones.

April 10, 2015

Kind of boring.

April 09, 2015

Super classy.

The bob is so much better. Good choice. -M

April 05, 2015

Such a cute family. Again I wish she was wearing a colorful shoe. This post is so long.

March 13, 2015

I really love that Letiza wears pants to formal events.

His suit, however, is too baggy. -M

March 12, 2015

Again you have red shoes wear them! Also great hair and keep up the formal pant.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

April 16, 2015

This was Queen Margrethe’s (Daisy) birthday dinner and she wore a lavender ballgown –FANCY! She also wore a lot of turquoise jewels.

Who cares about her dress when there is THAT NECKLACE. -M

April 16, 2015

During the day she wore this really great aqua suit and daisy pin.

April 15, 2015

The red dress she wore the day before her birthday was also pretty great.

March 17, 2015

I think this might be the same lavender dress as above but here she is wearing really great jewels.

I like when royals repeat. Especially because they have so much jewelry it’s like they are wearing a totally different outfit. -M

March 17, 2015

I love this black and purple outfit. The hat is especially jaunty.

Queen Silvia of Sweden

April 27, 2015

Queen Silvia hurt her arm and has been using really lovely scarves as slings –fashion diva. She looks great in orchid.

Are scarves medically ok to use as slings? It seems odd. -M

April 27, 2015

Silvia and Madeline took super cute Princess Leonore to meet Pope Frank. Everyone looked very appropriate.

April 16, 2015

ORCHID CAPE! I love the cape and the hat.

She knows what color she looks best in, that’s for sure. -M

April 15, 2015

I also love this white fur coat (which makes me a terrible person though I would want a fake one). Her handbag is also the best.

The dress is made of couch fabric. Maybe not a couch, but like a fancy divan or something. -M

March 03, 2015

Here she is in a really flattering red dress.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

April 16, 2015

These two are very cute. This dress is okay but again wish she had on more fun shoes.

The dress is so cute and flattering! Oh how I love Vicki. -M

March 24, 2015

This look has quite the hair accessory. I kind of like this and also think it is beige/taupe overload.

She looks so important. -M

March 23, 2015

This is very cute and casual.

That bag is giant. It’s weird seeing her hair like that, she is an updo girl. -M

March 12, 2015

Why yes Estelle this is the best look I have from your mother. I love the purple coat and black boots.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

April 22, 2015

Look even Mary is wearing pants. MORE PANTS!

Did she buy this blouse at LOFT? -M

April 19, 2015

Mary dresses really nicely in her everyday life.

April 16, 2015

This dress was great unfortunately I could not find a great picture of it on Getty. It’s very modern.

Ooooo I like it! Very 70s Halston.  -M

April 16, 2015

This blue dress and grey hat are also really special. They also really remind me of Kate though she would have worn those navy suede pumps and prefer Mary’s grey pumps.

The gloves are my favorite. I like the space between the end of her gloves and the bottom of her coat sleeve. It reminds me of the 60s. -M

April 16, 2015

This is a great casual outfit. I am totally getting a turtleneck sweater cape for next fall/winter.

Super comfy! -M

April 15, 2015

I love the pink dress with her ruby tiara. I also love the use of two brooches in her hair.

Now this is a tiara I can support! -M

April 15, 2015

I want a better picture of this coat but alas this was the only one. Regardless she looks great here.

April 08, 2015

This family is so cute. I like the blue velvet gown.

April 08, 2015

Mary really digs the pillbox hat. This outfit is one of the best in the whole post. GOOD JOB MARY!!!

Definitely one of the best outfits! I like that the coat is textured and not the exact same color as her dress. -M

March 28, 2015

This is such a pretty color. I also like it with the grey shoes.

March 28, 2015

I’m not as sold on this dress as I was with the orchid. I think the shape might be nice.

March 27, 2015

I think she has worn this before–it’s fun. I’m hoping those shoes are pink and not BEIGE!

March 26, 2015

I LOVE this coat.

March 18, 2015

I’m kind of meh on the ruffles of this dress.

March 18, 2015

Cape coat and brown boots –LOVE IT. And yet another jaunty hat in this post. SO MANY HATS!

All these coats are fabulous! I don’t know what to say anymore!

March 17, 2015

She wears this white gown a lot and I always love it (in our last post she wore it with a cape). Great earrings too.

March 17, 2015

This another one of my favorite looks I just wish she had on better shoes, either purple or a pattern. The hat is a favorite.

Not sure about the turtleneck. -M

Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway

April 27, 2015

Mette Marit hasn’t been in our Royal round-ups for a while and here she is in a great color but ill-fitting suit. I still like though mainly because it’s so different then what we usually see.

The fit is bad and awkward but I love how retro this is. -M

April 16, 2015

This is super such a super cute picture. I think the dress is nice but I am really over the stupid shoes.

Ewww, what is in her hair? -M

Princess Caroline of Hanover/Monaco

March 28, 2015

We don’t usually have anybody from Monaco in the posts but Princess Caroline really impressed me with her Rose Ball gown. It’s such a lovely ensemble.

So 1920s and elegant! -M

March 19, 2015

This is also super chic and fabulous. Great bag, great coat, and I love the buttons down the back of her shirt. I’m so happy we end on such a lovely look.

I agree with Katie on all points! -M

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