Top 9 at 9: Duchess Kate's black lace dress for private dinner, plus more

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Top 9 at 9: Duchess Kate's black lace dress for private dinner, plus more
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at their hotel on December 7, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official two-day visit to New York.
William and Kate smile outside the Carlyle Hotel in NYC, a rare moment for photographers.
Kate and William outside the Carlyle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a sparkling purple coat by maternity designer Seraphine.
William affectionately places a hand on his wife's back as they walk into the hotel.
The royals looked lovely - even though for them it felt to be around 11pm at night!
Kate and William meet the owners of the hotel.
General view of The Carlyle hotel in New York City.
Prince William and Duchess Kate leave a Gramercy Park residence on December 7, 2014 in New York City.
Kate and William were attending a private dinner with the American Friends of The Royal Foundation. Duchess Kate wore a black lace Beulah London dress.

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1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are here in New York for their two-day visit to combat the illegal wildlife trade and call attention to the causes closest to their hearts. Last night, they arrived in the city around 5:30pm, had a wardrobe change, and then headed out to a private dinner with the American Friends of The Royal Foundation. Apparently it cost about $100,000 per seat at this very exclusive dinner party! The Duchess dressed in a black lace Beulah London dress. Click through to see more photos!

2. Buying fragrance can be a tough enough decision to make for yourself, let alone others. Do I really want to commit to smelling like gardenias for the x amount of months this will last? What if I buy it and then hate it in a week? It's a serious struggle. And even more difficult a task is buying perfume for someone else. Here are a few tips on how to get it just right! (Fashionista)

3. We love these little workouts you can do on your downtime to get the results you're looking for: The do-anywhere bodyweight workouts you need to know.

4. Office holiday party coming up? Our friends at StyleCaster have a few tips for what you should and shouldn't do... (StyleCaster)

5. A pencil skirt is always a great option. A jacquard pencil skirt? Even better!

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6. Kim Kardashian posed nude for another cover (W Magazine this time) and the editor of the magazine apparently didn't like how she "used" Paper Magazine last month. This time around? "It was Kim Kardashian being used by W, not Kim Kardashian using W. There's a big difference." Um, okay. (Page Six)

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8. Looking for a quick, 5-minute hairstyle to try? Our contributor Lauren Kelp posted this braided tutorial and we're planning to recreate it over and over again!

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9. William and Kate aren't the only celebrities out and about (even if it feels like it here in NYC!) - see what everyone else wore on the red carpet this weekend.
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