Welcome to What Would Kate Do?, the site that seeks inspiration from the life and style of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (the former Kate Middleton) to incorporate a little royalty into our everyday lives.
We are women who are grown up enough to realize that a fabulous wardrobe, flawless skin and a picture perfect life does not a well-rounded person make – but yet also realize the benefits of those things. Sure, we want to be stylish; but we also want to be well read, give back to our community, be elegant and graceful, have a satisfying career, amazing abs, good skin, a well decorated home, maintain successful relationships with paramours and family, a balanced Bank account and be organized, be happy enough to recognize the good fortune in our lives and relaxed enough to enjoy it… We want the whole package but just couldn’t figure out how to do it on our own.
We started to think that much like in our careers where we had started to find our stride, we might need a life mentor to get the rest of stuff in order. While we had some amazing women in our lives (Hi mom!) we wanted to think BIG. We wanted to be inspired by a woman who had it all together. We looked at businesswomen, politicians, celebrities… But none of them encompassed the whole package we were trying to emulate.
And then we ran into someone so obvious that it made us shake our heads for not realizing it sooner. Someone who embodied class, elegance, charity, style, beauty… Miss Catherine (Kate) Middleton better known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Now we’re very much aware that there are some aspects to Kate which we can’t emulate.
- We will never become the next Queen of England
- We will likely always have to work at “real jobs” to assist in supporting our families
- We won’t get fancy Royal Titles
- We’re not British so can never have a great accent
- We won’t likely ever have celebrity hairdressers, party planners, ladies-in-waitings
But there are lots of things that we can look to Kate for – inspiration, guidance and suggestion – which is what the true meaning of this blog is about. Part of us growing up was realizing that we have to be ourselves and be happy with who we are – but we also truly believe in always working on self-improvement. As an example, Kate has figured a way to handle situations of immense scrutiny and pressure (ie. Getting married in front of 2 billion people) with elegance and grace. We can draw inspiration from Kate – who herself has drawn inspiration from other famous royals such as Princess Grace or Princess Diana – and transfer her royal training and life lessons to our less royally titled lives.
And so we warmly invite you to join us as we delve into adding a splash of regal, dash of elegance and pinch of grace to our lives by asking “What Would Kate Do?”