Santa Barbara Trip Recap

Happy Friday lovies! I'm so excited to share pics from our Santa Barbara trip today because it was seriously such a blast. I'm just going to jump right in! I already talked about our flight disaster on Thursday but thank goodness we got there right on schedule. We rented a car and drove it from LAX down to Santa Barbara and took such a scenic route! Once we got to our gorgeous Airbnb, we immediately headed down to the beach nearby. We were having a blast taking pictures and frolicking around in the water but a lady walking her dog stopped to tell us that the water was totally not sanitary and we shouldn't be putting our feet in. There are these big oil rigs that were further out but directly in front of where we were in the ocean and when we got out, we realized our feet were COVERED in oil and were basically completely black on the bottom. Oops! That night when the rest of our friends got in (they had later flights so they drove a separate rental car), we went out to eat at a place near the house--nothing special!

Friday we grabbed brunch at Dawn Patrol on State Street and it was SO stinkin' good! I got French Toast (because let's be real--that's all I ever get when I go out for brunch/breakfast) and a spicy Chai Tea and it was delicious. Highly recommend it if you guys ever visit SB! After that, we shopped around and got some really gorgeous gemstone rings at a local jewelry store (can't remember the name). State Street has a bunch of local stores but also has an Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, etc. After shopping, we headed down to Stearn's Wharf to get some awesome scenic pictures and take in the great views. We also stopped for drinks at the Harbor Restaurant. Super fun and also has some great views from their terrace! That night we went out on the town for drinks and dancing and had an absolute blast.

Saturday was the day of the wedding so we got brunch that morning again on State Street. I actually can't remember the name of the restaurant mainly because I had to send my dish back (which I never do). I ordered french toast (yes--2 days in a row) but it was COVERED in coconut shavings which I absolutely hate. I ended up just getting a danish and chai tea at the Coffee Bean down the road. We shopped around a little bit more then went home to get ready for the wedding. The wedding itself was SO incredibly gorgeous. Michelle (the bride) wore a custom-made jumpsuit and she looked so elegant! Their love is seriously so contagious and you could tell that everyone there just adores them. The ceremony and reception was stunning and so much fun!

Overall, the trip was so much fun and spending time with friends was the best part. I definitely would love to go back and visit Santa Barbara again with Steven though! Sorry this post was so long but I hope y'all enjoyed reading it. Have an awesome weekends lovebugs!


  1. I LOVE that she wore a jumpsuit - how fabulous and different!! Such a fun trip you all had and lots of memories made!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Looks like such a fabulous trip with great friends in such a beautiful place. Hope everything has been worked out with Southwest over your flight troubles, and YUM to french toast and chai tea <3
    Green Fashionista

  3. YOU ladies look amazing!!! You look so pretty in white, can we say...gonna be the prettiest Bride you are!!! Happy weekending!!

  4. Aww it looks like you had a fab time. It's a real shame about the sea and the oil. Pollution is terrible. :(

    Mich x

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  6. Great post dear!




  7. OMG that is so crazy about the water! How gross! But glad other than that and flight you guys had an amazing time! The weather looked gorgeous! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. It sounds like you had such a wonderful time, girlie! The views look absolutely gorgeous and you and girlfriends are the cutest! I love that your friend went with an unconventional approach for her wedding look, with a jumpsuit! It looks amazing on her and you can see that it's custom fitted! Thank so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best weekend ahead!



  9. Sounds like such an amazing and fun trip!! Can we just talking about her jumpsuit! Gorgeous!!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. What a fun trip. Our beaches are the exact same way. You can look, but not touch! Lol. I love that jumpsuit too! :)


  11. Looks like you guys had an amazing time! That is so crazy about the water though! Your friend's jumpsuit is gorgeous, what a wonderful and different idea. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  12. Looks so much fun! I'm totally jealous. So sorry to hear about the oil in the water - UGH, I hate people sometimes! We need to respect the earth, y'all!


  13. Looks like a great trip!!

    Adi xx

  14. I love the pictures, I now want French toast!



  15. Beautiful photos! I love this scenery.

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  16. Sounds like a super fun trip! Michelle looks AMAZING in that jumpsuit, that's such a unique pick for a wedding day, but I love it!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  17. This really does look like such an amazing trip to have spent with friends! Your friend Michelle looks really beautiful in that custom-made jumpsuit - and what a great, unusual alternative to a wedding dress!


  18. Sounds like you had a great time! So sad to hear about the sea and oil :(

  19. Looks so gorgeous and so much fun!

  20. woah, you are absolutely stunning. this dress looks amazing on you! beautiful!


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