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SPRING! inspired by the Pantone Color Institute®

This year we are experiencing a long, real Spring in Italy.  Some days are chillier than others and some days are down right hot….

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Dressing for – La Torrechiara – in the Parma countryside

In an Medieval “borgo” perched on a prominent hill in the Parma countryside you’ll find the Torrechiara, a perfect daytrip from Parma.  I’ve written…

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Culottes & Silver Accessories for a Spring Stroll

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Real Mom Street Style in Reggio Emilia

Those that have heard of the Reggio Approach and Reggio Children have probably heard of Reggio Emilia!  A small city with 170,000 inhabitants, it…

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Trending in Italy : Philippe Model Luxury Shoes for Spring

I met this pretty mom this weekend in one of Modena’s small Piazza’s,  Piazza Matteotti.  It is a hotspot for family’s because there is…

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While in Le Cinque Terre I met this pretty mom who is a journalist that lives in Milan with her husband and super cute daughter….

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THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE #EXP02015 IN MILAN: Part 1 – Where is the Expo? & How to get there!

This post is the first in a series dedicated to planning your trip to the EXPO 2015 in Milan.  This is an “unofficial” guide,…

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5 Reasons why I think every Italian should visit the #EXPO2015

You may not know this but today is the opening day of the EXPO in Milan!   I’ll be honest and say, that if…

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The Spring 2015 Trends I’m dying to wear + the look for less

It is almost April and it is still chilly here.  In my closet my Spring wardrobe is just waiting to make its debut.  At…

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Wearable SS2015 Trends – WHITE LACE

Today the sun’s shining, and it reminds me that it won’t be long before SPRING IS HERE!! And along with it my SPRING WARDROBE!…

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Aside from them being hugely popular this year (and last), FLAT over the knee leather boots are here to stay for next winter too….

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The Modern Day Italian Artisan – Be*Why Accessories

Before moving to Italy I had this image of what an Italian Artisan was.  For some reason, I always pictured Geppetto, in a candle…

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Imagine investing money, energy, time and patience for twelve years to get a single drop of something known in Modena, Italy as “Oro Nero” …….

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LA GIOJA di Susanna Martini, Murano Glass Jewellery in Modena

There is something so incredible about walking into the beautiful jewellery boutique La Gioja, by artisan Susanna Martini. Located in Modena’s historic centre along the…

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ReasonsToDress.com Aperitivo at Mon Cafè in Modena, Italy

the aperitivo, a civilized way to snack at mon cafè (modena, italy)

Our neighbors asked us to go for a walk with them, and as we were strolling around we all got a bit hungry.  Thank…

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the Caffè delle Passioni – warehouse district (modena)

A few weeks back I was walking through the parking lot of the old warehouse district in Modena.  This is my favorite part of…

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places i love – the caffè del collegio

For todays’ Thursday’s Things I really wanted to talk about one of my favorite places in Modena, the Caffè del Collegio, a bar located…

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Real Mom Street Style in Reggio Emilia

Those that have heard of the Reggio Approach and Reggio Children have probably heard of Reggio Emilia!  A small city with 170,000 inhabitants, it…

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10 Strategies to Raise a BILINGUAL Child

I often have to remind myself WHY I am at home with him.  Aside from the desire to be a huge part of his…

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Spring 2015 color trends, spring 2016 color trends, trending for spring, trending for spring 2016, pantone's spring color trends, what colors are trending for spring, how to wear spring's trending colors

SPRING! inspired by the Pantone Color Institute®

This year we are experiencing a long, real Spring in Italy.  Some days are chillier than others and some days are down right hot….

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Torrechiara, daytrips from Modena, daytrips from Parma, what to wear in Italy in the spring, torrechiara in Parma, what to see in Parma, what to do in Parma

Dressing for – La Torrechiara – in the Parma countryside

In an Medieval “borgo” perched on a prominent hill in the Parma countryside you’ll find the Torrechiara, a perfect daytrip from Parma.  I’ve written…

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THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE #EXP02015 IN MILAN: Part 1 – Where is the Expo? & How to get there!

This post is the first in a series dedicated to planning your trip to the EXPO 2015 in Milan.  This is an “unofficial” guide,…

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siler accesories for sprin 2015, silver for summer 2015, metallic shoes for spring 2015, metallic bag for fall 2015, FW 2015 trends, silver accessory trend

Culottes & Silver Accessories for a Spring Stroll

The Reason I Dressed We had big plans this weekend.  We were supposed to head to Florence for a massive market housed in the…

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Trending in Italy : Philippe Model Luxury Shoes for Spring

I met this pretty mom this weekend in one of Modena’s small Piazza’s,  Piazza Matteotti.  It is a hotspot for family’s because there is…

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5 Reasons why I think every Italian should visit the #EXPO2015

You may not know this but today is the opening day of the EXPO in Milan!   I’ll be honest and say, that if…

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