Princess Recessionista: Kate Middleton Wears Costume Jewelry at Buckingham Palace

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Pictured: Kate Middleton Dazzles in £48 faux pearl & diamond earrings. (via the Daily Mail.)

By now, this is becoming a familiar fashion story, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge doesn’t always wear couture or real diamonds and yet, she consistently looks amazing.  Last week our UK fashionista friends got on The Recessionista hot line to let us know that Kate was out on the town wearing  earrings from the costume jewelry line‘fabulous fakes’ designed by Belinda Hadden. 

Pictured: The now sold out faux gems. (via the Daily Mail.)

 The dangling faux pearl and faux diamond earrings sold out in a matter of hours, as do most of the fashion finds the Duchess of Cambridge popularizes.  In a year where Britain is still face with economic woes, it’s refreshing to see the newest member of the royal family being so frugally fabuless. I just wish I could get ahead of her fashion sense and get her picks before they sell out.  I’m still trying to get a the sapphire Issa dress, her engagement dress.   Look for earrings similar to the Belinda Hadden design at Fantasy Jewelry Box and QVC.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.