Santa Barbara Travel Diary

July 20, 2016

In case you missed it, I am working through recapping our tour of California including outfit photos and travel diaries! You can see San Francisco and Carmel here and here. After visiting Carmel, we continued our beautiful drive down the coast (photos below) and stopped for one night in Santa Barbara. Russ had been there once before for a work trip and loved it. I was excited to check it out too. Today I am sharing our Santa Barbara travel diary.

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What we did in Santa Barbara

  1. Visit the Beach (pictured) – It was too chilly for a bathing suit (at least for me), but the views were amazing. I always think being by the ocean is relaxing too.
  2. Walk Around Downtown – I was surprised at all the great shopping in Santa Barbara! Downtown is a delightful mix of stores and restaurants.
  3. Go to the Market (pictured) – At the recommendation of Adri, we stopped for mini cupcakes at Enjoy Cupcakes. They did not disappoint! Had we needed a meal, there were many fun options.

Where we ate in Santa Barbara

  1. Finch & Fork – we really just had one meal in Santa Barbara, and Russ had been to Finch & Fork. It was delicious and also recommended by others.

Outfit Details

Blush Ruffled Top: Asos (I ordered the tall) // Jeans: Asos (non-maternity version) // Shoes: Amazon // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Daisy dress seen previously here

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114 Comments

  • Reply ADA July 27, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I have loved your recaps. Santa Barbara is on my high list of places to visit one day. I love this outfit so much. The shoes and blouse are amazing. =)

  • Reply Madeline Mihaly July 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Love these photos – I recently moved to Newport Beach, CA so I’m really excited for all the weekend trips I will be taking, Santa Barbara included!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com/

  • Reply Happinessatmidlife July 25, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    I am heading up to Santa Barbara next month and love the downtown area. Love your pretty top.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • Reply Jeanie July 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Amazing top! Love the sneakers, too

    Xo

    Jeanie

    http://www.thefashionlotus.com

  • Reply Ciara July 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Love these shoes! Seriously thinking about getting some for myself! I was just wondering if they are comfortable because they are just so cute!
    -Ciara
    http://www.topshoptulip.blogspot.com

  • Reply Wildfire Charm July 24, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Omg, that ruffled top is so so beautiful! I love it on you x Also, loving your travel pictures x

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne July 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Isn’t Santa Barbara an absolutely magical place? The natural beauty of the area is so unreal and the town itself has so much charm. I love the outfit you rocked, it feels so Santa Barbara-y!

  • Reply Dawn Lucy July 22, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Great pics and adorable look! Loving that romantic blouse! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Reply Jackie July 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Santa Barbara looks beautiful and picturesque! Great shots of the beach too. How good were those cupcakes, they look yummy.

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  • Reply Nicole Mölders July 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Reply clara mcmillan July 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    You look so cute, your trip looked so fun and beautiful!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • Reply C A M I July 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I always like your style Amy, it looks like you had tons of fun in Santa Barbara!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Reply Kaitlin Keegan July 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    That top is just gorgeous! Love the blush pink on you girly!

    XO! Kaitlin | Blonde Expeditions

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