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 Ruth Maldonado July 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    That blouse is just dreamy! I love the soft color and all the ruffles!

  • Reply Sophie Daniels July 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Ahh Santa Barbara is a dream come true! I adore your blouse its the perfect boho piece for summer!

    Sophie xx

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo July 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    How fun Amy!! We’ve never been there, (actually we were slated to go once while visiting LA, but our flight was cancelled—ugh).
    Those cupcakes had my mouth watering and your outfit is so perfect for touring!

  • Reply Rajwant Kaur Singh July 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous photographs, Santa Barbara looks like a dream and those mini cupcakes look to heavenly!

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  • Reply Lily Rose July 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    These look like wonderful photos and I’m glad you had a great trip. The beach looks amazing, I love your outfits and those patterned stair steps are so cute!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Reply jess z July 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    It looks like you had a great time. The cupcakes look so good.

  • Reply Laura Macij July 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love the photos and your story!

  • Reply Now That's Chic July 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Your outfit is perfection! Super chic 🙂


  • Reply Ivete Correa July 21, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I have never been to Santa Barbara. These pictures are beautiful, Amy Ann! Loving your cute top too. I hope you’ve been having a great week!

  • Reply Monic July 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

    love these photos!


  • Reply Maggie July 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Cute pics! I love the platform oxfords. Great buy!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds July 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Those are the cutest shoes! I have never been to Santa Barbara – maybe one day…

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  • Reply Inez July 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Oh my! Those stairs! And your ruffle shirt! Beautiful!
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  • Reply Rachel Garay July 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Looks amazing and fun. Love that boho top on you too.

    Rachel xo

  • Reply Candace July 21, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Never been to Santa Barbara, but now I want to go…just to get one of those yummy looking cupcakes! LOL

  • Reply Ileana Druetta July 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Im obsessed with this look!!! That top is so beautiful… and Im also loving Santa Barbara! I have never been there but it is going in my list of places to go 😀



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  • Reply Threads for Thomas July 21, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I’ve heard so many great things about Santa Barbara! Love these photos, and LOVE your top!

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl July 21, 2016 at 9:21 am

    So many pretty pictures and LOVE that top!

  • Reply Ashley White July 21, 2016 at 8:22 am

    How chic is Santa Barbara?! I love the shots- and you look too perfect here in this romantic blush blouse + mega platforms!

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  • Reply Carina Vardie July 21, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Your blouse is so pretty and suits you wonderfully. Wonderful pictures!


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