Ahh, 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!
When 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