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 July 21, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Looks like a very relaxing vacation. Thanks for sharing those photos! They’re gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your week

  • Reply Laura July 21, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Gorgeous photos! Love that pretty blush blouse too! What a fun trip!

  • Reply Alfredo Ciano July 21, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Horizon of Peace…

  • Reply Wendee Isaacs July 21, 2016 at 2:40 am

    beautiful photos.


  • Reply thefashionfolks July 21, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Looks so lovely, spending time by the beach is relaxing indeed! Love your casual outfit, the blouse is so pretty! Xx

  • Reply kelsey bang July 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    santa barbara is such a hidden gem! love it there! cute photos!

  • Reply Hailey July 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    You look beautiful, I especially love the shoes! What a great trip!!!


  • Reply PLAYING WITH APPAREL July 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Love this blog post everything is so fabulous, and that shirt LOVE IT!

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  • Reply Left Bank Girl July 20, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Santa Barbara looks so charming! In love with your blouse! Looking amazing!

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White July 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures!! and I’m loving that ruffled top!


  • Reply Meghan Conard July 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I love Santa Barbara! Looks like you guys had a great time! Love that blush blouse – so pretty!

  • Reply Akaleistar July 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    What a sweet top! Those cupcakes look delicious 🙂

  • Reply Heidi D. July 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    What gorgeous shots and I love this mix of sporty and romantic! Such a pretty top!

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  • Reply Water Wanderer July 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    You look fab while visiting Santa Barbara! I love that cute place. Hope you have a great day!
    – Elise XO

  • Reply White Shirt Chic July 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    You’re so lucky to get to travel to all these amazing places! Gorgeous look and photography as always! x
    |Georgia Megan|

  • Reply Samio Olowu July 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Even though the beach was chilly, it still looks so picturesque and relaxing and I love your main outfit. Those flatforms and that top make the perfect combination!


  • Reply Jil Diamante July 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Your top looks comfortable and definitely something for touristy walks!


  • Reply Hannah | Daily Opulence July 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Great photos! Love the beach scene. Looks so relaxing!

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  • Reply Colleen K July 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I love that blush top, it’s gorgeous! That color is perfect!!


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