Topshop dresses and Mrs Doubtfire addresses

The view from Alamo SquareAnd so the torrent of holiday-related posts begins! A couple of weeks ago I hoped on a jet-plane to join Mr Ship-Shape in San Francisco for a week of pancakes, prison tours and perhaps a little bit of shopping, too. I took lots of photos so expect a photo diary type post soon, but first, the outfits…

On our second or third day in the city, we walked from our apartment in Haight-Ashbury up to Alamo Square, a picturesque park surround by ‘painted ladies’ – rows and rows of Victorian pastel coloured wooden houses that frequent many a San Francisco postcard. Houses like these were used as a backdrop in the film Mrs Doubtfire, a fact I would not stop going on about, so much so that Mr Ship-Shape ended up driving me past the real house used in the film (2640 Steiner Street, in case you’re wondering) just to shut me up.

Topshop at Alamo SquareDespite the guidebook and every blog I’d read telling me that San Francisco can get pretty cold in the evenings, I packed as any Brit would do: optimistically. I picked up this tea dress in a Topshop sale last autumn, and despite wearing it out loads, including a couple of blog meets, I’ve never quite gotten around to photographing it. The mustard tights are a very old (but still going strong) pair from Primark, and the Chelsea boots are also Topshop.

If I look at all self-conscious here it’s because I’m trying to conceal the epic breakfast belly I developed on this holiday – that’s what eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and a side of bacon every day will do to you… #sorrynotsorry

Floral tea dress – Topshop / Red paisley scarf – vintage / Black bag – clothes swap / Tan Chelsea boots – c/o Topshop, Cabot Circus / Sunglasses – pinched from Mr Ship-Shape

Postcard Row in San FranciscoTopshop floral dress and mustard tightsChilling out in Alamao SquareCalifornian flowersTurquoise sunglasses

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  1. April 1, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Eeeep, what awesome snaps. This is such a cute floral dress. I’m looking forward to reading more posts on your trip!

  2. April 1, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Oh I love this dress, I picked it up so many times but just never parted with the cash.. It looks beautiful on you!! And now I totally wish I’d bought it too lol xxx

  3. April 2, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Looks amazing! I’m going to SF this summer so can’t wait to see your blog posts :-)

  4. April 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Ooh yum, teal blue and orange! I wish I’d bought that dress when it was around last year, it’s so lovely. Am very jealous of your trip: SF is on my bucket list!!

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