Happy Birthday, Prince George!

It is Prince George’s first birthday today!! 
photo by John Stillwell, found here
Happy Birthday handsome prince! 
I love the hint of red in his hair, his chubby cheeks and wide eyes. What a little charmer!

photo by John Stillwell, found here
Such a great family photo!
It is Prince George’s First Birthday! Oh it’s so very exciting because he’s just the most darling little thing ever and Kate with him…I swoon. Couldn’t be any cuter. 

Remember last year when we were all still anxiously waiting and I dressed like “off-duty Kate” in honor of the occasion? Here’s my outfit. I still love Kate’s off-duty/mama duty outfits (and secret footage of her being adorable with George!). I’ve loved following along with the adorable family their first year.
Here he is at 8 months, our first official look at him, stunning in a little monogrammed sweater with his family and Lupo, in a photo taken by Kate’s dad that just doesn’t even look real.
So today I will have a special tea in honor of Prince George and, of course, dress in honor of Duchess Kate again (though I really prefer to call her Princess Kate, I know, I know!) and wear my polka-dot Cath Kidston bracelet that my friend got me while she was in England when Prince George was born!

And of course my other friend who was also in England at the time brought me that beautiful Welcome Baby tin! So pretty. While you enjoy your tea in honor of Prince George today, enjoy reading this fantastic Vanity Fair recap of his first year. 

Rose Tulsi tea with local honey and gluten-free ladyfingers. 
Will you be doing anything fun to celebrate today?

Happy Birthday, George! 
Love,
Natalie

Exciting

Channeling some of the Duchess of Cambridge’s more casual style today as I await news of the #RoyalBaby. Also drinking English black tea all day. 
Although those two things (dressing a’la Kate and drinking black tea all day) are normal for me, so there’s that. I guess I, too, was born to be a Princess. Hi there, Prince Harry {though I’m pretty sure Harry got scolded for his bad behavior and it shows with the new succession line}
Anyway, carry on with your normal Monday routine.
For now.
Until we hear more news.
Ooo, this is exciting! 
Are you excited? 
UPDATE:

Meet Blowfish Shoes

New favorite shoes alert. But first: a story.
I once had a pair of white and cork heels that I got compliments on every.single.time I wore them. And wear them, I did, until they were completely unwearable, unrepairable, and I tearily said goodbye to them (is tearily not a word?).
Sad story, right?
Nope.
Becaaaaaauuuuussseeeee…look what I found!
I know this will be my new compliments-all-the-time can’t-stop-wearing-em shoe. The Illi Wedge in Faux Straw is just seriously amazingly beautiful, comfortable, and best of all: affordable from Blowfish Shoes.
A perfect wedge, just like the kind Duchess Kate likes to wear. 
The perfect summer shoe, to go with any summer dress. 
The cutest little almond toe shape with a little toe-box pleat.
A really soft interior that’s an amazing shade of blue.
And a real rubber sole to keep me from slipping during summer adventures.
Seriously, I’m in love.

I hope you all know I only ever talk about things I really am crazy about. And these shoes? Crazy about ’em.
Also lovin’ on this beautiful linen Tibi dress, but that’s playing second fiddle to these straw shoes.
{I also just like to say my straw shoes. Giggle.}

Blowfish Shoes has got it down. Great shoes, great customer service, great attention to detail. 

Not to mention…they’re generous too! Giveaway time tomorrow, friends! Stay tuned 😉

Sunnies: local store//Earrings: local store//Bangles: F21 & J.Crew//Dress: Thrifted//Heels: c/o Blowfish Shoes