Italian Mom Street Style – Church’s & Lingerie

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So picture it, you’re in a lingerie shop, shopping for something fun (hopefully), and in comes a woman wielding a camera who asks to take your picture for a mom style blog, written in another language.  Would you….?

 

a) Let the girl take your damn picture, she’s cute, seems friendly and isn’t that creepy!  Besides, isn’t it nice that someone appreciates the effort you put into your mom style?

 

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b)  Look around nervously like there is a band of wild chickens that are suddenly encircling you from all angles.  They look angry, have beaks, and will use them.  Follow this reaction by looking at your feet, then your watch.  Eventually say you’re “in a rush” and then RUN in the other direction!

Or better yet

 

c) Look at your boyfriend / husband and ask his permission to have your picture taken!!! (2014 PEOPLE!!!)

 

Thankfully this stylish mom chose A !  And isn’t her look awesome!

 

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The Reason She Dressed

 

Last weekend we were strolling along and I stepped into a lingerie store.  Although I’m in desperate need of new cute things, I think I’ll wait for the sales to hit (or a gift to arrive….hint hint husband, if you are reading this!…….*sigh* he is not!).

I noticed this mom and just had to take her picture.  Luckily for me, she let me!

 

What She Wore

 

I’m not sure what is better about her look, her perfectly coiffed hair, or her awesome (real) Church’s brogues!

 

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Rolled, cuffed pants with socks and loafers/brogues has been in for a while.  It is the type of chic androgynous look that only cool girls can pull off with success.  I attempted it here, but ended up looking a bit like Michael Jackson….which is ok too!

 

The Magic is in the Details

 

I may be reading too much into this, but I see this subtle look as actually being a perfectly curated arrangement of complex details.  It looks simple, but there is a lot going on here.  Her sweet polka dot socks with classic laced Church’s….delicate tattoos….red nails and multiple bracelets…lace trim on a leather jacket with gold chain detailing.  It all works so well together but nothing is overwhelming.

 

 

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Her leather jacket is by Italian designer and brand Elisabetta Franchi, the collection can be found online here (with last season’s discounted styles as well).

 

The Real ….Deal!

I mentioned that her shoes are real Church’s, these puppies cost a pretty penny, but anyone I know who owns a pair says they last forever, are comfortable and are the epitome of craftsmanship.  Did you know that Church’s was recently bought by Prada?  The now $400 – $600 price tag is a steal, and word on the street is that they are making the shoes more “accessible”.

 

My husband would LOVE a pair of Church’s, but if you’re like me and would be happy with a similar style at a fraction of the price than I recommend this alternative.

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These original Church’s are $456 found online here.  The Deal is only $70 (original price was $160), real leather and completely artisan hand made in Italy!  This exact pair is available online here or see the whole collection here.

 

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing what I wore this same day and how I’m feeling a bit like an Italian homebody these days.  The winter has begun! happy Tuesday everyone :)

 

 

 

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  • Ashley

    Love those shoes!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      YES! Me too. What do you think about the knock offs? I know they’re not the real thing, but do you think, if she had been wearing the other brand the look would have worked anyway?

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      • Ashley

        I think the knock offs are incredibly similar, but it seems to me that it’s important that she wore the real deal with her outfit. It’s a little more edgy, no? She purchased a pair of very expensive shoes and is really working them.

        I’m sure the cheaper version would have went just fine with the outfit, but it’s always something special if someone purchases one (or two) designer pieces that they can use with many outfits. She made her outfit that much more special by including that particular brand of shoe.

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        • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

          Couldn’t agree more with you. Actually I probably wouldn’t have made such a big deal about her shoes if they weren’t “authentic” , good point!

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

    This woman looks fabulous, stylish and effortless!!! Thank you for sharing her with us!

    xo,
    Janise

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      My pleasure! Thank you for linking up!

      I’m really glad that these stylish ladies let me take their pictures….most of the time. And then there are those that basically run away! I’m getting quite the reputation in this small city!

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  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    THAT FIRST MAMMA IS EDGY AND GORGEOUS. LOVE HER MOTO JACKET, OXFORDS AND LAYERS. GREAT, CHIC STREET STYLE!!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Couldn’t agree more with you. Edgy but not too edgy!

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  • http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/ JL@ A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    Oh, wow, she looks amazing! Love everything about her cool style. So fun all the different looks I get inspiration from on your blog, Angie!

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  • http://www.torontoshopoholicblog.com/ torontoShopoholic

    Thank you for featuring me! I would love to join in again but I am having technical difficulties this morning :)

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  • http://luyoutravel.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth Georgian

    I love the Italian version of the shoes! How could you get better than hand-made!

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  • Tracy Miller

    This woman looks so chic and cool. I like how you pointed out the details of her outfit. It’s like you said – that effortless look that actually has a lot of thought put into it.

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  • http://gnomelover.com/ Gnome Lover

    Wow! That mom looks HOT! I love her jacket and her whole look! Thank you for hosting! I cannot wait to see what you wore! : )

    Jenni

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