Printed Maxi Dress + More Santa Barbara Views

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Happy Friday!!! What better way to end the week than with some sunny, blue sky pictures from the hills outside of Santa Barbara?

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One of my favorite outfits to pack for travel is a maxi dress. It’s perfect for both day and night just by swapping out some simple accessories.

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Maxi dress vacation scenarios

  • Shopping: add a cute hat, comfortable sandals, & a crossbody bag
  • Roadtrip: add sunglasses & a zip-down hoodie
  • Plane trip: add comfy booties (keep those feet warm), warm layers, & a large soft scarf
  • Dinner: slick the hair back, add wedges & a bright lip


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I fell in love with the cutout tie-back on this Free People printed maxi immediately. It also helped that the dress was heavily discounted at Lord & Taylor. (Lovely Side Note: L&T is one of my go-to places to find Free People deals- they have some amazing sales!) I finished the look with my favorite dangly earrings and a pair of simple aviators.

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 This dress was both comfy and cute for a day exploring the outer edges of Santa Barbara. Next time you’re headed out of town, pack (or wear) a maxi.

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Dress: Free People/ Sandals: Jessica Simpson/ Earrings: Free People/ Sunglasses: Ray-Ban/ Cuff: street vendor

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