Buongiorno Sicily

My girlfriends and I enjoyed a lazy Saturday and wandered around the colorful town of Taormina – popping into local boutiques along the way.  We picked up fun straw totes, leather bracelets, and kaftans to take home with us.  I wore my favorite Sam Edelman sandals that I own in 6 different colors (although I’m partial to the gold.)  I’ve taken my Gigi sandals everywhere from Italy to Nantucket and the Hamptons with me.   They’re so comfortable and a lifesaver when you’re walking around all day.  Sam Edelman is giving away 10 pairs of Gigi sandals.  Enter to win by uploading a photo of your Gigi sandals to Instagram, adding a caption about where you wore them, and using #DestinationGigi and #SamsGirls.

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Sam Edelman dress  |  Julie Vos necklace
Kayu bag  |  Sam Edelman sandals  |  J.Crew hat
Special thanks to Sam Edelman for sponsoring this post.
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  • Soraya Pena says:

    Italy is one of my favorite places in the world and I have really enjoyed seeing all your pictures. This casual summer outfit is beautiful, love the purse and the Sam Edelman sandals are a must-have all year around. Lovely, thanks for sharing — Soraya

    July 20, 2015
  • elza says:

    i’ve been to Taormina and it’s such a gorgeous place! you look amazing!

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    July 20, 2015
  • Luise says:

    You look gorgeous <3

    Luise | http://www.just-myself.com

    July 20, 2015
  • Andrea says:

    I’d love to read a post on how you packed for your European trip. Between London and Italy it must have been hard to edit down what to bring. Love your blog, it’s one of my faves (and I read A LOT of blogs)!!

    July 20, 2015
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:


      Thanks Andrea!! Well…I am a total overpacker!!!! haha I was lucky enough to leave 2 huge suitcases at my friend’s apartment in London so I only had to take 1 suitcase to Italy. But I highly recommend TUMI suitcases since they are lightweight but hold a ton of stuff! Also Longchamp duffle bags are lifesavers since they’re durable and easy to fold up. Thankfully summer dresses are light so I brought a few casual black + white dresses and colorful going out dresses. I only brought 2 pairs of heels (both neutral) and 4 sandals. I stuck bags within bags to condense space. Hope you are having a wonderful summer :)


      July 20, 2015
  • Natali says:

    Looking so elegant and stylish in this lovely summertime outfit.


    July 20, 2015
  • Paola says:

    Beautiful dress and great sandals, I love the combo black and gold

    July 20, 2015
  • sasa says:

    Stunning! Such a beautiful dress:P

    Shall We Sasa

    July 20, 2015
  • Quinn says:

    Black + gold is such an effortless combo! Very pretty


    July 20, 2015
  • Audrey Adair says:

    Love this dress on you! And the area you’re in looks so charming. xx

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    July 20, 2015
  • Brooke says:

    What a cute tote for the beach!

    Brooke du jour

    July 20, 2015
  • Chottie says:

    It looks like such a beautiful place! Your dress is adorable and perfect for a day touring a city. So cute! Hope you’re having a great trip:)


    July 20, 2015
  • Laura (bright and beautiful) says:

    What a pretty look on you! Absolutely love the dress + sandals!

    xo, Laura

    July 20, 2015
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Buongiorno Sicily! Simply beautiful and with a touch of comfort, cuteness and charm. A very beautiful way to dress for a gorgeous day out in the town. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    July 20, 2015
  • Lindsay says:

    Looking classy as always!! Amazing photos!!


    July 20, 2015
  • Alina says:

    Nice, nice Sicilian outfit! I like the black dress and the necklace.

    July 20, 2015
  • Meg says:

    Love that dress! So perfect for Italy!


    July 20, 2015
  • Caitlin says:

    Such a beautiful dress! Love the way you styled it.
    xo, Caitlin

    July 20, 2015
  • Joules says:

    Cute pics! Looks like you had a great time.

    Lifestyle by Joules

    July 20, 2015
  • Huong says:

    Gorgeous, Kat! I love it when you re-wear your pieces like your necklace. It’s such a classic!

    July 20, 2015
  • Rachel Dinh says:

    I love your LBD! I especially like how you added gold accessories and the sandals for pizazz :) Your photos are beautiful they make me want to go to Italy even more now.


    July 20, 2015
  • Ann-Louise says:

    Aww love your tote, the pom poms are so cute!


    July 20, 2015
  • Nicoletta says:

    In love with your bag, great look!

    Happy hour outfit on
    lb-lc fashion and lifestyle blog

    July 20, 2015
  • Sophie says:

    Love this! The black and gold combo is prime.


    July 21, 2015
  • carly says:

    Beautiful black and gold combo!
    Dresses & Denim

    July 21, 2015
  • Stephanie says:

    Love your entire outfit! Your dress is adorable and you bag and hat are perfect for a European getaway.

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To check out the best of NYC’s fashion and food, check out sustenanceandstyle.com. See you there xx

    – Stephanie

    July 21, 2015
  • fashionillustrationsbymc says:

    I hope you had a great time in Italy! http://fashionillustrationsbymc.altervista.org/

    July 21, 2015
  • Kate says:

    This is such a beautiful summer dress! xx


    July 21, 2015
  • Gracious Store says:

    I like your dress, it’s nice

    July 21, 2015
  • Jonna says:

    You look gorgeous – as always! We’re heading to Taormina at the end of August, and I’m so excited about the trip! The town looks truly amazing :) If you’ve got some tips (restaurants, shops etc.) I would love to hear them!

    July 22, 2015
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Oh how fun!! You will love Taormina! Make sure to have sunset cocktails on the terrace of the Grand Timeo hotel, have lunch or dinner at Villa Sant’ Andrea, and go dancing (late night) at Morgana!! There are a ton of great shops right around the Grand Timeo hotel. XOXO

      July 22, 2015
  • Color Me Courtney says:

    What a darling summer look! I’m loving your bag, the pom poms are so fun!!

    XO Courtney

    July 23, 2015
  • Minau says:

    Great photos! The dress is beautiful!

    July 24, 2015
  • Bella Bucchiotti says:

    The black and gold is great. I love your photos!


    July 25, 2015
  • Alison says:

    Such a chic travel outfit! Can’t beat a little black dress :-)

    July 26, 2015
  • brett says:

    love that little bag!


    July 27, 2015
  • Michelle Oseguera says:

    Hi! I would love to know how you styled your hair? It’s beautiful! Loved seeing your pictures of Italy. When we went, we didn’t get to visit Sicily. Looking at your photos makes me want to go visit there as well. I look forward to learning your hair secret. ;)

    July 28, 2016
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Michelle! I used a 1″ curling iron and wrapped small strands around it :) XO

      July 28, 2016
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