Finally, a reason to wear heels!

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I really needed an occasion.  I think I’ve been waiting for one for quite some time.  As much as I love my military boots, my zebra printed loafers and my rubber chelsea rain boots,  there’s just something about HEELS.

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The problem is that I just can’t quite endure heels the same way I used to a few years ago.  The thought of a long passeggiata to the centre of town in heels and back seems so daunting.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done it, and you’ll see Italian women and moms in heels all the time, but I just don’t seem to reach for them anymore.

I needed an “evening”, a dinner, an event…..a sit down event….basically, I needed an excuse to wear heels!  So when Sofia Malagoli from the Acetaia Malagoli Daniele invited my family to a special event they were hosting, I jumped all over the invite.

 

 

You may remember Sofia Malagoli,  I’ve written about her here and how she is transforming her family’s small traditional Balsamic Vinegar business.  I’ve featured their Acetaia here and mentioned that they specialize in hosting special events in their stunning Villa in the countryside.

 

This event was hosted by a local optical store, L’ottica di Andrea, to present luxury eyewear brand LINDBERG.  The evening began with a lovely cocktail reception and followed with a light dinner and presentation. I love the fact that the Acetaia Malagoli Daniele and Murano Glass jeweler Susanna Martini from La Gioja boutique in Modena collaborated for this event with all of the models wearing original pieces by Susanna to match their glasses!

 

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Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway hosted by these two fantastic sponsors for a bottle of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and a jewelry set, hand made in Murano Glass, KIMBERLY CAMILLE TIU! You will be contacted by myself and the sponsors to arrange the shipment of your prize to the Philippines!!  This international giveaway was a great success and I want to thank everyone who entered and your continued support of Italian artisans! Keep your eye on the blog this month because I will be featuring Italian leather artisans Be*Why and giving away another leather and cavallino crossbody…. but this time it’s metallic silver!

 

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Even though at first Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, luxury glasses and artisan Murano Glass jewelry may seem to have nothing in common, they are all collaborating together to promote products of excellent quality, all at the forefront of their field.

 

The event was so lovely and I enjoyed everything from the county location and yummy food, created by Barbara Piccinnini, whom you’ve met here. however, the thing I enjoyed the most, was the free on-site baby sitter and kid’s entertainment, so all of the parents invited didn’t need to find their own baby sitter and could bring the kids along! THAT IS WHAT I CALL HOSTING A PERFECT EVENT!

 

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What I Wore

 

This brand presentation was a great reminder that I need to dust off my heels more often…heels can actually do a body good!  My super pointy heels were purchased in Volturara Irpina, my dad’s hometown, years ago.  His childhood friend has a small shoe boutique and every time I go I buy something that I love!

 

I paired them with high waisted skinny jeans, a green cashmere oversized sweater, a beautiful vintage, woven Rodo clutch that I found at a church sale in Bologna and a beautiful Yosa Uk bracelet that was a gift from one of my favorite blogging friends Angele from The European Malteser.  Thank you so much Angele, if you haven’t visited her blog please check her out, she is a Maltese expat living in Germany who blogs about fabulous everyday work style, baking and life!

 

 

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and passover weekend and ….

 

 

Now onto YOUR style…

 

#REASONSTODRESS Real Mom Street Style Linkup

 This week I am proud to have Marta from Sweaters Stripes and Sweets as my lovely co-host!

I love Marta’s “Day to Night” series on her blog, with everyday fashion tips to style one outfit two ways.  Also check out her archive for her spring outfits from last year, I would wear all of them this year!  Marta is a fellow Canadian, living in Toronto and she keeps me up to date on what is happening in my hometown!

Here are a few of my favorite looks from Sweaters Stripes and Sweets!

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  • Porcelina

    That event looks like it was fun and the perfect opportunity to wear those fierce heels! I do wear heels, but go for chunkier styles that are easy to walk around in, I don’t go for the pointy court-shoe type as I find they just fly off my feet!! Yours have ankle-straps which is really good for security! Thanks for hosting, I hope you had a lovely Easter too x

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  • http://www.dousedinpink.com/ Jill

    That looks like it was a fun event! What amazing hosts to have someone to babysit and take care of the little ones so the adults could enjoy the evening! Those heels are fabulous and you look stunning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I don’t wear heels all that often either, being at home… you look great and that event looks like a great event for heels and dressing up! I just love your sons ginger hair and he seems to do so well everywhere you go! Hope you had a great Easter. Oh, and Marta is great, love seeing her as your co-host!!

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  • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ Daenel T

    Cute outfit! I’m the same way, as much as I love heels, I always seem to grab my flats. The Hubs and I are about to become empty nesters, so I’m hoping to glam it up a bit and start wearing my heels again.

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  • RedTagChicLA

    Oh wow I LOVE those pointy heels – it’s so classic and adds pizzazz to any look!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Thank you Rebecca

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  • http://amyscreativepursuits.blogspot.com/ Amy Johnson

    what a fun event you got to attend! Love your outfit. I also like your link up rule to leave a comment on the post of the person who linked before you. That’s a great idea!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      I want to really encourage people to use this linkup for what it is, visiting other blogs!

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  • Happinessatmidlife

    I adore those HOT heels! I can’t imagine running around in a toddler in heels walking on cobblestone streets or grass so I can see why you don’t wear heels much. Looks like a great event!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      They were surprisingly comfortable! I haven’t had much time to linkup lately but I will be at TBT this week!

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  • jess

    This event looks wonderful! Great you could bring the kids. I love the style on you, the cashmere sweater, dark denim and of course the heels! I used to be able to wear them, and I would pick out something like these, they look like they are made so well, and with Italian leather, great choice!

    hope to see you at Turning Heads Tuesday Angie
    xxjess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Jess I still need to add your badge so I haven’t linked up yet, I will be there tomorrow!

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  • http://www.jacketsociety.com JacketSociety Nora M

    Love those heels and they look great on you! I also love your clutch, looking fab and your son is adorable as always :)
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Thank you Nora!

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  • http://mamainheels.com/ Mama in Heels

    LOVE those pumps, Angela! I’m co-hosting the #AllAboutYou link up this week so stop by and share your post with us!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://www.MamaInHeels.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      I love the fact that you are co-hosting this week, one of my fav linkups by far!

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  • http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com Marta C

    I love your simple chic heels & you look great in the outfit! I know what you mean about heels, I love them but can’t tolerate them for very long periods anymore either. Your son is such a cutie pie. This event sounds so amazing and how cool that they actually had babysitting. Thanks so much for your sweet words here and the comment on my blog, I look forward to your link-up and have always loved the “real mom style” concept. It’s been a blast co-hosting & what a fab group of bloggers who have linked up too! Enjoy the rest of your week Angie:)
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Marta I would love to have you co-host any time you want!

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  • http://www.beauty101bylisa.com Lisa Maynard @ Beauty101byLisa

    Such a great post!! You look beautiful XO

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/04/linkupwithlisa-11-easter-sunday.html

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  • http://prettythingandco.com/ Madaline

    You guys look amazing! I love pointy heels!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Me too, they elongate my legs and make me feel like my jeans aren’t too tight!

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  • http://www.theeuropeanmalteser.com/ Angele

    ANGIE! you look so chic and those heels are a killer – so sexy!
    I am so happy you like your gift and thanks for the shout. You are the BEST!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Can’t wait to see what you bought Angele!

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  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    Those shoes are lovely, but they’d kill me feet haha 😉

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      they are surprisingly comfortable…I know! They don’t look it, but these are easily my “running around after a kid” heels!

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