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 Mica July 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    That blush pink top is so nice on you – love the ruffles and the colour is so nice with your jeans 🙂

    How do you find the camera bag to wear? I’ve been keeping an eye on it at shopbop and thinking about getting it. After no buy July of course!

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  • Reply Neha Gandhi July 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    sounds like a fun trip!

    and that top is so cute 🙂


  • Reply Taylor July 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Looks like a great trip!

  • Reply Meagan Brandon July 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Great photos and I love your hat! My brother used to live in Santa Barbara and I visited him once during college. It’s definitely a beautiful city, but I agree–too cold for the beach! And the one time I walked on it, the soles of my feet turned black from the oil, so that was it for me! haha


  • Reply Alyssa Renee July 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Great photos! I love your ruffled top! =)

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  • Reply Larissa July 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Santa Barbara looks like a wonderful place and I would love to visit 🙂 the staircases with the mosaik are so pretty and make the perfect background for your nice holiday outfit 🙂
    Thank you so much for your last comment!


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  • Reply Violette July 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I’m in love this outfit! The top is so cute! Hope you had a wonderful time!!

  • Reply Emma Cheetham July 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Such a beautiful top! And those cupcakes look so so good. Great post!

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  • Reply Anaivilo Borsa July 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful places! I love your blouse, it’s so feminine and the fabric looks beautiful! 😀

  • Reply Yuliya at Yukova Blog July 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    OMG these little muffins x
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  • Reply Yvonne July 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    That’s a very pretty top! I love Santa Barbara! Lovely photos!
    xo Yvonne

  • Reply Joti Singh July 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Santa Barbara is so pretty! Looks like a nice little trip. I love that top you are wearing, it’s so breezy!

  • Reply Meghan July 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Loving your blouse and loving all the photos from your Santa Barbara trip!!! I hope you enjoyed your California getaway!!

    Meghan |

  • Reply yuka July 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Your blouse is sooo pretty! I love these photos!

  • Reply Merritt Beck July 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Perfect Santa Barbara outfit, love seeing all these photos!

    xx, Merritt
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  • Reply Lorena Lorena July 20, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful top – I love the movement in this garment. Great shots.

  • Reply Lauren Oliver July 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love these photos! Those cupcakes look so delish and your top is just too pretty!


  • Reply Alison @ Get Your Pretty On July 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Oh, that cross body and your photography is on point! I feel like I’m right there with you. Thanks so much for linking up with the I Feel Pretty link up and sharing all this pretty!

  • Reply Shea Sayers July 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Oh how fun! Once again I’m drooling over the food… those cupcakes, yum! 🙂 Love that pretty ruffled top too!

  • Reply Treats and Trends July 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Those cupcakes look delicious! I love your ruffly top, too!


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