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 Tammy Nelson July 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Love the blush ruffled top ! Stunning 🙂

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold July 20, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Thank you! I wore it again yesterday in real life. It’s so good!

  • Reply Biana Perez July 20, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Oh my gosh those cupcakes look so good!! I am loving the shoes you wore, they look really comfy and you look beautiful! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz July 20, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Eeee I’ve been waiting for you to post about your trip to Santa Barbara since we’ll be there starting tomorrow–perfect timing!! Looks so gorgeous there and that top is just dreamy!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

  • Reply Blaire Bingham July 20, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Stunning pictures! You are absolutely glowing Amy!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Lauren {Fizz & Frosting} July 20, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I am in love with that ruffle top and the beach looks just gorgeous!
    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista July 20, 2016 at 7:09 am

    How cute are those cupcakes – yum! Loving that top on you, such pretty details and it looks so cozy <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply PutAllOnMe July 20, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Great photos & outfits! Love that platform shoes! 🙂
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

  • Reply Duchess of Fashion July 20, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Loving this casual, laid back outfit! Those platforms are very Stella inspired, love it!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  • Reply Jacquard Flower July 20, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Really enjoyed your diary and lovely outfit xx
    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Reply Rachel July 20, 2016 at 6:29 am

    What pretty pictures, Amy Ann! We wanted to incorporate time in Santa Barbara to our CA trip back in May, but it just didn’t happen. Looks like it was wonderful and those cupcakes look SO delicious. We will definitely have to make it a point to go next time we are in CA!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Jill July 20, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Your photos are beautiful! I love your cute top and those shoes! Such a stunning look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Reply ElleSees.net July 20, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Love your visit and the pics!! I haven’t been there in YEARS, so take me with you! 😉

  • Reply Vale July 20, 2016 at 5:40 am

    This top is so gorgeous, love your style more and more =)

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine July 20, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Oh Amy these pics are beautiful!! And speaking of beautiful, that top and whole outfit are so soft and pretty. You’re a Santa Barbara Stunner!!

  • Reply Fiona July 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Soooo beautiful – looks like you both had a blast <3
    xx Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

  • Reply Ivana Natasha July 20, 2016 at 5:03 am

    love your photos!! great trip!! i do love the floor <3
    x, Ivana
    http://www.ivananatashas.com

  • Reply Rachelle July 20, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Santa Barbara is so pretty, loved it there. You look stunning!

    xo
    PinkSole

  • Reply Sheree July 20, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I Love SB and your photos captured it so well. Love your top and those shoes are amazing find too!! I’d love to see you share this look on my Midweek Inspo Linkup!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply Simona . July 20, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Yaay Santa Barbara is so beautiful! It must have been a great trip! Those stairs are really cute! 🙂
    http://www.simimaus.blogspot.com

  • Reply Natali July 20, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Awww, looking SO adorable on all of these photos!! Your blouse and shoes are fabulous pieces!
    Your trip seems to have been very fun and relaxing one too. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

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