Hello, All! I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July holiday (and enjoyed some fun and festive fashions to help celebrate). I was on vacation in northern Michigan for the week and enjoyed every moment. The weather was absolutely perfect with bright sunny days and cool, crisp nights, and I soaked up some much needed R&R with family and good friends. In addition to the beach and bike rides and late afternoon cocktails in a lawn chair I was also keeping tabs on news of Prince William and Princess Catherine’s first official visit to Canada and the U.S. I’ve had a great time reading about all of the activities and ceremonies they’ve taken part in as they’ve traveled throuhout the trip, but of course the most exciting part of the news for me has been all of the coverage on Catherine’s wardrobe. From the moment she left England and throughout each day of the visit thus far, her wardrobe and style choices have been spot on. I always love her classic and well-tailored looks and the outfits she chose for this trip have not disappointed. One of my favorites includes the white Reiss dress the princess originally wore for her official engagement photos. She paired the dress with a bright red maple leaf fascinator to celebrate Canada Day and the result was fantastic. The dress was stunning on her and the fasinator added a great pop of color and fun for such a festive occasion. It really was a great look. Another favorite of mine was the ivory sailor-inspired Alexander McQueen dress the duchess wore while in Prince Edward Island. Ever since I read Anne of Green Gables at the age of nine, I have wanted to make a visit to Prince Edward Island where the book series was based. I was such a huge fan that I can’t even tell you how many times I read the books and watched the movies that were made based on the series. I read that Princess Catherine is an Anne fan herself and that the dress could have been a nod to some of the fashions that appeared in the movies. Whatever the inspiration, I loved it. It showed off her slender figure and was spot-on for the maritime locale. These were just two of the looks that I really loved, but there were many more that definitely caught my eye as well. The royals’ tour will wrap up quickly now and if you haven’t been able to follow the fashion I found a great image gallery on US Magazine’s online site that showcases many of the looks. Take a look and enjoy!