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The time has finally come to pack for our trip to Sicily! Eeeeeeek! I am so excited for this trip, I can hardly contain it. It’s been so so long since I’ve been anywhere overseas (the last time was literally when I got pregnant with Mateo), and it’s going to be the first time that Ian and I go on a vacation together without the kids! Trips like this are such a milestone in a relationship, and I can’t wait to explore a place we’ve never been together and experience something new. I love adventures.
We picked Sicily because we wanted to go to Italy together, and Sicily is a place that I have a deep-rooted connection to, though I haven’t been since I was a small child (and I don’t remember it!) My Mother’s side of the family is from Ragusa, Sicily…and we still have relatives there! We plan to rent a car and drive all over the area for 8 days, stopping every day or two in a different town. I’m really looking forward to not having too many concrete plans on the itinerary and allowing ourselves to see where the breeze takes us. One thing that’s tough when you’re traveling with kids is needing meals and sleep schedules etc to be so perfectly planned for the entire family to have a good experience. When you’re not with kids, you don’t have to worry about any of that, and I’m looking forward to the break!
I will definitely be sharing a BIG blog post with everything we did when I get back. I also plan to share some Instagram stories at the end of every day there, but I’m trying not to spend too much time on my phone. Ian got an incredible camera to take pics while we’re there too– so I can’t wait to see what he comes up with! Let me know if you have any must-do’s for Sicily in the comments below!
In terms of packing, this has been a really fun suitcase to fill. LOL. I’m bringing a mix of dresses, and cute outfits with pants…and one pair of jeans. Plus flats ONLY. Italy is an incredibly beautiful country, and one of my favorite things is how the streets are still cobblestoned and the sense of history is preserved. I want to make sure I’m comfortable enough every day to explore! I’m sharing my packing list below, to give you a glimpse of what I’ll be wearing on my trip.
30-Inch Large Check-In Spinner Luggage
I got Ian and I these matching suitcases for our trip, and I’m obsessed with the color! It’s unusual so I’ll definitely be able to spot them.
Colette A-Line Dress - Multicolor
I love this multicolored dress! I plan to wear it with or without a sweater over it, and sneakers.
Riviera Pencil Skirt - Multicolor Space Dye
I fell in love with this knit two-piece set from Derek Lam. The stripe is so cute!
Milana Cropped Henley - Multicolor Space Dye
The top is cropped and I can pair it with jeans, too!
Wide-brim Panama hat
Vacay isn’t vacay without a great hat. I love this one!
Zoe ballet flats
I packed these ballet flats to wear with dresses and jeans.
Wide Leg Trousers
I recently found these Good American wide-leg pants and I’m IN LOVE. The color is so gorgeous and the fit is even better! They’re so versatile.
Billabong Women's Seeing Double Pullover Sweater
I got this sweater because I loved the color combination, and I have been wearing it nonstop! I had to pack it for Italy.
Larsen Cotton & Linen Oversize Blazer
I packed this linen blazer to throw over dresses in the evening.
Zadie Power Mesh Turtleneck
I’m packing this fun and sassy top to wear out at night with jeans!
Ruby Quilted Logo Loafer
These Tory Burch loafers are my new favorite and they are SUCH an Italy Vibe! They go with everything so I of course packed them.
Keys Seasoft Wide Leg Pant
I am in love with this activewear set by Alicia Keys! It’s so soft and the color is gorgeous. I plan to wear it to travel in!
Keys Seasoft Hoodie
The top is zip up which is great for layering.
Marled Pullover Sweater
For in-between seasons, a fisherman’s sweater is a must for travel for me. It works perfectly on chilly mornings and goes with everything.
I packed a few cute and comfy nighties like this one!
Free People Summer Daydream Cotton Shirt
I fell in love with this super soft denim button-down. It’s really comfortable and looks so cute with jeans or leggings
The Tallulah Sweatshirt
I had to pack my HEA Collection sweatshirt! This is so perfect for throwing on with jeans or adding on top of a dress.
The Ophelia Dress
I love this super elegant navy dress! It’s perfect for walking around town and grabbing lunch.
Plaza Cut Out Maxi Dress
This pretty floral dress has been a star in my closet recently! I’m excited to wear it in Italy with sneakers.
Silky V-Neck Blouse
A white silky blouse is a travel superstar! It goes with everything and is so chic.
The Perfect Vintage Jean in Fiore Wash
This is the pair of jeans I packed. I like that they’re high-waisted, comfortable, and a little cropped so they look great with flats.
Gola® X J.Crew Mark Cox tennis sneakers
I recently got these vintage-inspired sneakers and I packed them for my trip!