chambray & the Royal Wedding recap ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Monday, May 21, 2018

chambray & the Royal Wedding recap

Welcome back! Did you wake up early over the weekend to watch #theroyalwedding? Obviously, I had too! One of the lovely ladies in my book club hosted a royal wedding viewing party. To attend you had to wear your best or fanciest pajamas. Throughout the morning we all got to brunch on: tea, biscuits with jam, and many other tasty treats!

Shop the look:

exact skirt, similar option // similar chambray shirt on saleoption 2 //
similar bow wedges (such a good dupe for my Kate Spade ones!) // 
One of my favorite things about England is the history that is still present in their society today. For starters, it’s rare and beautiful to see a country who truly love and support their royal family. Although only a figure head, the Queen and her family attend over 2,000 official engagements (events) a year, recognize and honor the work of their armed forces, and above all serve to strengthen national unity. In the roles of Church vs. State: The Royal family serves to honor the church, in fact all members of the Royal family are to remain completely neutral about politics  they leave the official government duties to the Prime Minister and his officials. If you are interested in learning more about the history of London, I highly recommend viewing The Crown on Netflix. No, this post is not sponsored; I just can't get enough of this show! It truly captures the history of the role of the Monarchy in England.

Alright, so now the really topic of conversation: THE DRESS. I have to laugh out loud (literally) because during the sermon at our ceremony our Priest mentioned that “Although many of us really think the day is about Lauren’s dress, which we all patiently awaited viewing… the real meaning of today is celebrating their love.” But we all know it’s really about BOTH.

Since the announcement of their engagement, Meghan Markle has been the topic of many hot conversations. She represents and brings a lot of change to the norms and history I admire so much about the Monarchy and England. A lot of people referenced Meghan’s dress as ‘classic’ however; I think it takes a modern twist to a ‘classic look.’ Now while Meghan looked absolutely beautiful and completely in love, in all honesty, I was just a bit underwhelmed with her choice of dress. In comparison to Kate, whose dress represented all things timeless and classic, similar to those iconic styles of: Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. Clearly y’all know my vote… I’m totally a Kate girl through and through, after all, we both had lace tops and wore a fur topper for after the ceremony #swoon. 

If you didn’t have a chance to vote on Instagram, be sure to let me know in the comments on this post:

Are you a Meghan or a Kate??



  1. I love Kate. That being said, Meghan's overall look was exquisite. I loved the bateau neckline, but I think the veil was perfection. It was elegant and I loved that it incorporated flowers native to England.