Today is the day that I leave Santa Ynez Valley and I am SO bummed about it. Just last week, I had never even heard of this place and now I have found myself falling in love with the quiet and quaint atmosphere that surrounds every town in the valley. I worked out here, drank cocktails here, sampled wine here, and had some of the most delicious meals I’ve ever eaten here. And I can’t wait to tell you all about it next week. Until then, I need to hop on a plane soon in Santa Barbara, so let’s chat about the outfits I packed with me for this trip!
This fit and flare dress has a buttons up the back and a cute cut out to show a little skin. It also comes in 3 different colors! Since I was traveling alone this trip, I had to ask someone in the hallway of the hotel to button me up, then ask some rando on the street to take a photo of me, then getting out of it was a whole different ordeal. But it was totally worth it because this dress is comfy, simple and perfect for any night!
I wore this look on the first day while wandering around the town of Solvang. Solvang is this adorable little Danish town that has the coolest architecture and color throughout. And the trees are in full bloom so when I saw this pink tree AND a pink door, I obviously just had to pose in front of someone’s hotel room (as they probably look out their window in confusion). These shorts are my go-to whenever I want to be comfortable in shorts. And this twist front top is THE BEST top ever. I need to see if it comes in more colors because I need more in my life! Best t-shirt ever!
This look was for my first wine tasting and the rosé I’m drinking here tastes like watermelon jolly rancher. Pretty awesome. Love this embroidered off the shoulder top tie with these strappy sandals. Seriously OBSESSED with these shoes. And they are on major sale and so comfortable!
Every night I went out to dinner, I made sure I had a special look for. Even though I was traveling alone, it felt so good to wear an outfit that made me feel amazing and this skirt did just that! I went with their smallest size so I would wear it high around my waist, but you could totally wear it lower if that length seems to short for you! Wore this off the shoulder top to a delicious dinner that ended up being with a friend instead of totally solo!
When I found this dress, I knew right away that I wanted to pack it with me on my trip! I love when dresses or top are off the shoulder because when the sleeves are separate so you can still move your arms without moving the entire dress around! Plus this dress is still on major sale!!
Last but not least, the first look of all – the one I wore to the airport on my way to Santa Barbara! This look is so casual and comfortable and perfect for a flight and wandering around airports! And the top just went on sale and is available in 5 different colors!
Hope you guys loved some of the outfits and I truly hope it gave you some inspiration with your own wardrobe! Stay tuned next week for a recap of my entire trip in the Santa Ynez Valley! Just a reminder – I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. This compensation is used to keep this blog up and running!