Trending in Italy : Philippe Model Luxury Shoes for Spring

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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 a carousel, two small playgrounds, lots of space for chasing pigeons and a new Italian burger place (you heard that right!) that offers free kids meals for dinner.

 

I just had to take her picture for my real mom street style series, look at how pretty she is!!!!  Wearing Dondup white jeans, a leather peplum jacket a deisgner t-shirt and Italy’s biggest running shoe trend of the moment – Philippe Model Shoes from France.  Her look is totally cool.

 

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One of the great things about this Piazza (square) is that it is surrounded by restaurants and the Italian parents (myself included) will go for lunch or dinner with their friends on the various patios that surround the Piazza while they let their kids play at the playground in the middle of the square.  It’s easy to keep an eye on them, while also enjoying your lunch with friends, plus, if you need to check up on them….or urgently wrap a scarf around their necks because of a slight breeze, you can do so in a jiffy.

 

What I really like about this mom’s look is that she is comfortable enough to still be a mom! By keeping her bottom wear casual she is free to bend down & chase her kids. Essentially her look is a t-shirt, jeans and runners pulled together and made chic by her leather blazer and her perfectly coiffed hair!

 

 

Philippe Model : Luxury Shoes from France

 

I’ve mentioned before that in Italy cool sneakers are an essential element to any look now a days.  Europe’s trending sneaker brand right now is French brand Philippe Model Shoes, have you heard of them?

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They are not cheap and run anywhere from $188 to $700, sometimes you can find them on sale for 50% – 70% off here.  We’re talking LUXURY running shoes  and they are BIG right now in italy for men and women.   You’ll noticed her stylish husband is also wearing Philippe Model runners to go with his perfectly  casual weekend Italian dad look!

 

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What crisis?

What’s the most expensive pair of running shoes that you own?  Have you ever paid over $250 for runners?  These shoes are made with premium leather, and I know people who ONLY own Philippe Model running shoes and swear by them for comfort and durability, but I’ve never actually tested them out myself.  I do love their designs though, especially the retro 80s look (top row, bright blue for example!), and I would consider investing in a pair….on sale!

 

In Italy there is a lot of talk about the current financial crisis, however, the one thing ALL tourists note when they come to Italy is:

“They say that you’re in a recession, but everyone is dressed with designer clothes!”

 

This is true and not true!

There are well off Italians just like there are well off people in any country.  You can’t really (but you kind of can) tell how much money someone has spent on their clothes just by looking at them.  Many Italians look very presentable with very little money.  I’ve written here about the Italian Regional Dress Codes, aka, how there is a style class division, between those that shop at the market, those that shop high street retail and those that shop luxury.

 

Believe me not everyone’s sneakers are Philippe Model, however, this brand IS one of the top trending right now in sporty footwear, and you’ll find them in all of the luxe boutiques throughout  the country.

 

Let it Shine

 

This Spring Season is all about silver, including silver running shoes, metallic flats and accessories.  If you follow me on Pinterest I’ll be pinning to my new silver and sparkly shoe trend board and please don’t forget to enter the Spring Fling giveaway for a real leather and cavallino crossbody bag, valued at $190 by Italian artisan brand BeWhy Accessories (featured here as part of my Hand Made series). Please feel free to show them some love by visiting their facebook page and there will also be extra entries for this giveaway soon to be announced on my facebook page.
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#REASONStoTRAVEL – A travel linkup for everyone!

Also this Week I’m so happy to announce that I’m hosting ANOTHER LINKUP for Lifestyle and Travel bloggers.  Have you ever written about travel on your style blog?  Then this is the linkup for you!  Feel free to linkup here, this is being co-hosted with some really great travel bloggers to give everyone a lot of exposure and support so don’t miss the chance to linkup and tweet your travel posts (old and new)!

 

If you’ve wondered what a “lifestyle” blog is and you’re not a blogger, feel free to read about what they’re all about  here and don’t forget to check out some of the great travel posts that have linked up like Croatia’s Best Sunsets (stunning), the Best Parks in Milan (great for visiting Italy with Kids) and a Tour of the Baltic Capitals (perfect for trip planning).

 

 

            Now onto YOUR style…

 

#REASONSTODRESS Real Mom Street Style Linkup

If you would like to co-host the #reasonstodress linkup I would love to have you, please feel free to email me at reasonstodress@gmail.com !  This week please head over to visit Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood, she’s celebrating her birthday and has been so kind as to feature many other bloggers this week as part of the festivities.

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

    I love her outfit! Exactly something I would wear (with blue jeans).

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      I agree ….with blue jeans. I’m totally too scared to wear white!

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  • Porcelina

    I’m just impressed she has on WHITE jeans. I can’t be trusted with them, and I don’t even have children!!

    Thanks for hosting x

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      I know I know, and they are GLEAMING clean. This woman clearly has super hero powers!

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  • http://www.dousedinpink.com/ Jill

    Her outfit is perfect and something I would wear on the weekend too! Love her sneakers! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    Jill
    Doused
    In Pink

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  • Dawn Lucy

    What a pretty mom and great shoes! Thanks for hosting, Angela!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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

    That is one very put-together mom. I love her sneakers and her top, also. Thanks so much for your sweet shout-out and yeay for another link-up. I might join it sometime.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo Tuesday My Friend! The post where you are featured is up, by the way.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2015/05/best-dressed-birthday-party-part-two.html

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  • RedTagChicLA

    She looks awesome esp the kicks!

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

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

    This couple looks very well dressed and I am loving their cute sneakers! Never heard of this brand before, but thoroughly enjoyed perusing their amazing styles! Have a wonderful week, Angie!

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

    Love her casual cool outfit especially the peplum leather jacket!! Thanks for hosting Angie!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      My pleasure Marta, thank you for coming by.

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  • Happinessatmidlife

    She is one stylish mama, I want her sneakers. And I would never pay $250 for a pair of shoes. Shoes that I do spend $$ on are my running shoes. I typically pay about $150 for them but to me that’s okay since they serve more than just walking and really does impact my running.

    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

      I agree with you Alice…..running shoes have to support your whole body for intense physical activity and they should be good quality. These are walking shoes, but I’m not sue how “structured” they are.

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  • C.K. @ 50 Days of No Grey

    My favourite runners are a pair of animal print slip ons that I wear everywhere. They were priced under $50 at Winners and I get so many compliments on them. But after seeing that silver pair, I’m thinking they would be a great addition to my shoe collection :)

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

    Gorgeous look!! Thank you for hosting XO

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I have never heard of Philippe shoes, but I love them!! Thanks for the link up!

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  • http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/ Dana

    A perfect casual outfit!! I just fell in love with your shoes! They are adorable!
    Thanks a lot for hosting, it was a big pleasure to be a part of your link up.

    hope you can join my new WABISABI – The Real Beauty Project
    see you soon
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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  • Catherine

    Love her casual chic look

    Catherine
    http://www.jolylook.be

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Thanks Catherine.

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  • Tracy Miller

    Eeeek! Thanks for the feature this week. I can’t see paying $250+ for trainers but that’s just me. She looks fabulous though.

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Here’s the question though….would you pay that much for heels or boots?

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  • http://prettythingandco.com/ Madaline

    I love her shoes! Honestly it’s bordering on too hot down here already – even for sneaks! Isn’t that insane? I thought we would have a nice little spring but bam it’s summer! I’ve spent this entire week cleaning and redoing the wardrobes! It’s so true about designer – however most of my nicer pieces I bought years ago in la or at the markets here!
    My husband’s going to kill me because now I can’t stop thinking about those sneakers!

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    • http://reasonstodress.com Reasons to Dress

      Here too. Like what happened to going out with no jacket but in a nice long sleeve shirt weather? Here it went from chilly to sweaty. You’ve inspired me to start my cambio armadio. Ugh….an arduous and intense affair.

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  • stylishmemories

    She does look fab, and I really like the silver sneakers! Everyone apart from me seems to own a pair of white skinny jeans, I really need a pair! Thanks for hosting :)

    Carolyn
    http://stylishmemories.com

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