Blue Floral Dress

Summer Nights

Eliza J. dress, c/o Mark and Graham clutch, Design Darling tassel earrings, c/o Asha ring, Karen Walker sunnies

The main reason for our trip to Sicily was to celebrate my 30th birthday. My dad and his wife told me to pick anywhere in the world (within reason, Antarctica probs wasn’t an option) and we would go as a family for a true summer vacation. Although we’re Italian and have spent a lot of time and many a summer in Italy, I’d never been to the island of Sicily so that is what I chose. Our week there was pretty amazing (see more photos on Instagram) and I’ll give you a big recap of the highlights of our trip later this week.

On one of our last nights on the island, we dressed up for dinner at Da Vittorio, a traditional Sicilian restaurant with spectacular views as my formal birthday celebration. Per most of our meals, we indulged on antipasti, followed by pasta, followed by fresh fish, followed by lemon granitas. With copious amounts of wine, of course (I literally cannot button a pair of shorts that I wore a week before we left!).

Between courses, we headed to the beach to take some photos and my little brother Jackson wanted in on the fun yet again so we made it a bit of a group shoot!

I love this floral dress for summer nights because it’s forgiving, flattering, and colorful. I plan to wear it to a summer wedding we’re going to in August as well.

Monogrammed Clutch

Blue Floral Dress

Sister on the beach

Sicily Beach at Sunset

Boys on the beach

Floral Cocktail Dress

Sicily Beach

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  1. Gorgeous dress, the print is beautiful!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

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  2. Paola Blanc said:

    Jackson is so cute and this dress is amazing and really perfect for a summer wedding.
    Happy birthday Julia
    Paola
    http://www.lechicchedipaola.it/

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  3. Awww I LOVE THIS! And the photos of your husband and little brother? Oh my goodness. Happy Birthday!!

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  4. Shira said:

    Such a beautiful print dress- love that color combination!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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  5. Liv said:

    The perfect summer time dress.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

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  6. Mandie said:

    Love that dress! It seems perfect for a night out.

    xoxo-Mandie

    http://www.nautistripes.blogspot.com

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  7. So cute!

    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

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  8. Kayla D said:

    I followed your trip on instagram and it looked so amazing! I can’t wait for you to share more photos this week!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

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  9. love the pics on the beach! I am heading to the beach this weekend for vacation and this got me even more excited! also feel the same way you do about my bed!! I travel a lot and after a while I am just so ready to sleep in my own bed! hope you’re getting a good night sleep!

    Lindsay
    Selleatlove.blogspot.com

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  10. Kiki said:

    Aw aren’t beach photo shoots the best? Your brother is the cutest! Happy Birthday and what a way to spend the big 3-0! (:
    http://www.accordingtokiki.net

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  11. Alyssa Thomas said:

    Ohh your family is gorgeous!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  12. AvgGirlsGuide said:

    So sweet! ANd happy 30th to you — what a wonderful way to celebrate!

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  13. I love this dress! Beautiful! Happy Birthday!

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