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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  • Reply Tamara July 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I’ve been wanting to visit Santa Barbara for so long! Loving your outfit as usual A!


    Tamara –

  • Reply Laura July 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been wanting a pair of platform shoes like those, can’t believe they’re from Amazon! Need to order a pair, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Krisztina Williams July 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    That boho blouse is gorgeous!! And what a fun trip. My fiance and I hope to explore California some day. Beautiful pics!!


  • Reply Mary Murnane July 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    These photos are amazing! I want to hop on a plane. Love your shoes.


  • Reply Darcy from A Memory of Us July 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    These photos are all so beautiful! I would LOVE to explore this part of the country one day.

  • Reply Aracely July 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Great photos! It looks like you had an amazing time in CA! Love those shoes and that top!

  • Reply Ladyofashion July 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    What a great casual look and playful as well. Santa Barbara is the perfect backdrop for pictures as well. x/Madison

  • Reply Ramona July 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Looking at these photos I want to escape to California. I like this casual yet romantic look. That blouse is so wonderful.

  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio July 20, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Love that blouse, I need to buy it!!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Carmen Jny (carmitive) July 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Aaw looking at these pictures makes me wanna go back on my tour on the West Coast too! Santa Barbara was definitively one of my favorite spots – it’s such a beautiful and fun place 🙂 And I love your outfit here – especially the Rebecca Minkoff bag is so pretty.
    xx, Carmen –

  • Reply Sara July 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

    That top. Those shoes. Need it all!!! Definitely one of my favorite outfits.


  • Reply Victoria Fox July 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

    those cupcakes look beyond yummy! I am so glad you had such a fun trip! I am in love with those shoes they are so fun! Literally in love! Glad you had fun!

  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest July 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I’ve heard wonderful things about Santa Barbara – it looks gorgeous, and I’m glad you had a good stop there!

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella July 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Looks like you had such a great time, I love your shirt its so cute and those mini cupcakes look very yummy!

  • Reply Michelle Orsi July 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

    One of my favs outfits on you! Those shows & ruffle top are AMAZING

  • Reply Elise Ward Joyce July 20, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Santa Barbara is one of my favorite places on earth! You captured it terrifically in these photos. I love it so much. I also love your beautiful fluttery blush top, and those cupcakes look delish! YUM!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Ianne Cabangon July 20, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Looks like tou had fun, would love to visit California one day. Great photos.
    Xo, Christianne

  • Reply Rach July 20, 2016 at 8:38 am

    That blush top is gorgeous!! Your cali trip sounds so much fun. I am actually now considering a girls trip to Carmel as soon as I can travel!

  • Reply Izabela Nair July 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I’ve seen a few films set in Santa Barbara and always to visit the place. I absolutely love the photos. Those cupcakes look delicious.

  • Reply Amy Johnson July 20, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Such gorgeous pictures. Love your top and sneakers!

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