Riding in cable cars with boys

Fifties dress and white plimsolesAhh, my final outfit post from San Francisco and I’ve saved my favourite get-up till last. On our last full day in the city, we hopped on one of San Francisco’s famous wooden cable cars, taking us from the waterfront near Fisherman’s Wharf up and over the hilly streets to the other side, near Union Square.

The car was packed with other tourists so Mr Ship-Shape and I ended up standing on the outer edge, with just inches between us and the passengers on cable cars travelling in the opposite direction. When I got dressed that morning I thought this dress would look amazing against the backdrop of a cable car, but I underestimated how fast these glorified trams go, so most of these photos were taken after the ride!

San Francisco cable car interiorWhen I spotted this 1950s dress at the Bristol Vintage Fair a few months ago, I knew I was in love. It was the first thing I picked up, though this yellow blouse followed soon after. Usually I’m pretty good about walking around the whole fair before trying anything on, but I just couldn’t let this one go and ended up buying it within minutes of arriving.

An original 1950s day dress, the print is a mix of wood grain and rings of peachy orange flowers – sounds odd but I think it works. Scaling San Francisco’s numerous hills required flat shoes, and these white plimsoles from Toast fit the bill nicely.

As with all holidays, I wish we were still there, and I really hope this isn’t my last visit!

Printed fifties day dress – vintage / White socks – H&M / White plimsoles – c/o Toast

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19 Comment

  1. Beautiful dress! The print is so cute.

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thank you : )

  2. Helen says: Reply

    What a gorgeous dress – looks lovely on! Looks like you’ve had an amazing time there – I’ve yet to visit the USA and really, really want to go!

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thank you – ahh you really must! It’s such a diverse country with a state for every persuasion :)

  3. I have such a huge crush on this dress! x

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Aww, thanks Laura!

  4. Eva says: Reply

    Such a lovely, summery outfit and wonderful photos! X

  5. Tara O says: Reply

    OMGosh, beautiful snaps, dress + backdrop! It looks like you’re on a Hollywood movie set – I want to go!

    1. SJ says: Reply

      It felt like being in a movie sometimes – I reckon we need to plan a blogger road trip to go back there, stat!

  6. That is such a pretty dress on you!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thank you – am a little bit in love with it!

  7. Kelly says: Reply

    Lovely dress! Such an interesting mix of prints. You’re making me want to go on holiday! x

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thanks Kelly! I definitely have the post-holiday blues now…

  8. That dress is beautiful! So glad you had an amazing time – I love San Fran – one of my fave cities I’ve visited.

    1. SJ says: Reply

      It was such an interesting city – hoping this first visit won’t be my last : )

  9. Maria says: Reply

    You look beautiful here, this dress is divine!

    Maria xxx

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