Happy Monday and almost New Year, mates! Thank you all for being patient and allowing me a brief hiatus from posting during last week’s Christmas holiday. I took the whole week off to refresh, recharge and get reinspired for 2019! I, for one, cannot wait to see what the new year brings. The thing I’m most excited about? Baby Sussex, obviously! While I’m hoping we’ll get a new bumpdate from Meghan soon now that the holidays are almost over, this look is when babies were far from her and Harry’s minds! I’m throwing it all the way back to January 18th of this year (2018), when Meghan and then-fiance Prince Harry visited Cardiff. The newly engaged couple greeted hundreds of well-wishers at Cardiff Castle after arriving an hour late due to a delayed train… royals, they’re just like us! 😉
For the chilly occasion, the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex bundled up in a tailored black Stella McCartney coat, featuring a beautiful satin tie belt. She paired the simple but stunning coat with these black jeans from a Welsh brand called Hiut Denim, these black velvet Kiki boots by Tabitha Simmons, and this forest green handbag by DeMellier. To top the look off, she wrapped herself in a cozy cashmere scarf!
You may recognize this coat from another appearance too, and you’d be right! Meghan wore this same Stella McCartney coat to the Festival of Remembrance in early November, in one of her first appearances since the Royal Tour! Clearly, it’s a favorite. While the coat is no longer available, I did manage to find a pretty great lookalike for under $250! It’s got the same belted look, however the belt itself is not satin. That’s really the only major difference! Two other things to note: her exact bag and exact velvet boots are still available to shop!
SHOP MEGHAN’S LOOK
- If you’d like to find a less expensive option for velvet ankle boots, this pair is under $80 and SUPER similar!
- Looking for a similar bag under $50? Try this. Doesn’t have a top handle, but the silhouette is right on the money!