Street Style spotted in Vignola + a linkup

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Before I go on with this awesome real mom’s street style, I just want to say that I hope you are enjoying fall festivals, apple picking, long walks, kicking leaves, tickle sessions with the people you love, cooking up some yummy fall recipes, chats with friends and everything else that makes the autumn so incredible. If there is one thing that Italy has taught me, it is to appreciate where you are right now.

No matter where you live there are new places to discover and adventures to be had.  I don’t know why it took moving to Italy for me to realize that Ontario was filled with amazing sites and experiences….but it did!

 

If there is one habit that I’ve gotten into while living in Italy it is the day trip.  Almost every single weekend my husband and I pack up our son (now 2 and a half – crazy!) and we head to a different local festival, event, town, museum or nature trail.  I realize now that you don’t need a lot of money to do this type of “stay-cationing” as we usually eat a pizza or local street food, or pack a lunch.  You just need a few hours of spare time and the desire to discover.

 

It was during one of these weekend escapes that we accidentally ended up in the city of Vignola, where I met this put together mom.

 

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Real Mom Street Style in Vignola

 

Meet Marina! I met her last weekend in the beautiful city of Vigonla which is only a 15 – 20 minute drive away from Modena’s centre and it is home to a stunning Medeival Fortress that has many events throughout the year.

 

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We were actually supposed to go somewhere else on this particular Sunday, but ended up in Vignola by chance, I’ve been there a few times and have blogged about it before here and here.

 

The city centre has this super cute merry go round, which we cannot seem to pass without letting our son have a turn (or 10!). If you remember from this post, merry go rounds are totally a thing in Italy, and apparently also THE PLACE TO BE if you want to meet other stylish moms.

 

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What She Wore

 

I love Marina’s coat. The fabric is incredibly high quality and the shape of the shoulders is the new “U” silouhette that I’ve blogged about before here. Kind of slouchy and very modern and flattering, it instantly takes an otherwise simple outfit into chic territory.

 

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She’s wearing leather biker boots, not that different from the military boot trend that Italian women seem to love (I’ve written about the trend here and how it is perfect for Fall dressing).

 

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She pulls the whole outfit together with accents that are cool but also natural, like a big men’s style watch, rolling her coat sleeves to reveal a bit of leopard and Rayban mirror sunglasses.

 

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Oh and did I mention her feisty daughter also had great style. I really do think that Italians inherit their style genes (I’ve written about that hypothesis here).

 

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Now it’s your turn, onto the #reasonstodress Real Mom Street Style linkup. Last week I was a little too busy to focus on getting the word out about the linkup, but I still had so many fashionable bloggers linkup!

 

I’ve completed a few big projects, so this week I’ll have much more time time to spread the word about the linkup and as usual tweet out all links on Twitter! I’ve also started a pinterest board featuring my Fab Five favourite styles from each week, feel free to follow the board or check it out for mom style inspiration!

#REASONSTODRESS Real Mom Street Style Linkup & Tag Party

 

Feel free to read all about this linkup here and what it stands for.  Every week I will feature looks from the linkup, an instagrammer who has tagged a photo #reasonstodress and a real mom in Italy or in the world!  The linkup happens every Tuesday but lasts all week, feel free to join at any time!   

 

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#reasonstodress – Fab Five

 

This week I wanted to focus on the many mature fashion bloggers that I’ve enjoyed reading and follow along with.  One of the reasons doing real mom street style meant so much to me was because I noticed that no one else was including moms in their street style pictures!  Much in the same way I think the 45+ crowd is also left out of the street style ring.  Well, LET ME TELL YOU, in Italy they are a stylish bunch (you may remember this mom and her stylish daughter) and not just in Italy either, check out this group of mature fashion bloggers.

 

Instagrammer : jlsapocketfulofpolkadots

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Happiness at Mid-Life

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  Jacket Society  

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Spashionista
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Dana Loves Fashion and Music

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Now it’s your turn!  #Reasonstodress N°7

Reasonstodress linkup rules #fblogger linkup, link pary, linky for mom blogger, linkup for mom style

 

 

Please feel free to tweet this out to help me spread the word of the linkup!


  • Porcelina

    Well it’s all about the coats and jackets here in the UK with the weather having turned colder and wetter, so I enjoyed this post for inspiration! Thanks for hosting. P x

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    • Reasons to Dress

      Italians have the tendency to dress warmer than the actual weather. I was in a light cardigan for example! It has been oddly mild….calm before the storm!

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  • Zaz

    These are just the kind of boots I need!! Thanks for hosting hon x

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    • Reasons to Dress

      My pleasure! THANK YOU for joining!

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  • http://www.thatchicmom.com/ ThatChicMom

    That coat is great I love her bag too. I am becoming slightly obsessed with all these stylish Italian moms you are showing, thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Reasons to Dress

      My pleasure thank you for joining!

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

    Thank you so much for featuring me as one of your fav looks from last week :) Marina has great style, I love her coat and those boots are to die for. Thanks for the linkup!

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  • Mum’s Days

    I LOVE this lady’s style – her hair, the rolled up coat with leopard print underneath, the straight jeans and boots. ALL OF IT!! I’m totally going to copy :) Thanks for hosting love xxx

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

    What a pleasant surprise this morning! Thank you so much for the feature, Angie! I truly enjoy your linkup each week as well as checking out the #reasonstodress on IG daily.

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  • Tracy Miller

    Great choices from the linkup last week. Marina has fabulous style. I want to be her. Ha ha. And I don’t think it’s just an Italian thing. My grandmother had great style and my mom and I learned a lot from her. I started at a very young age and now my daughter (8) is the same way.

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  • http://gnomelover.com/ Gnome Lover

    What a stylish Mommy! And her daughter is so cute! It is predicted to be in the nineties this week here. I am missing out on the coats! : (. Thank you for hosting!

    Jenni

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

    I’m glad you are getting such great turnout for this linkup! I love the topic! Hopefully someday I’ll be able to join :)

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      No need to be a mom to join, it’s intended to inspire moms because they are often left out of fashion / style topics, but this is open to anyone! AND I would love to work on a project with you anyway! Email me I have ideas!

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

        Good to know! I’ll have to put together a cute outfit for the next linkup! What is your email? I’d love to hear your project ideas. My email is luyoutravel@gmail.com

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        • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

          I’ll email you!!

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