Shoeper Shoe Challenge # 18: San Francisco

What: Red patent flats, New Look
When: June 2011
Where: Sightseeing in San Francisco
With: Jeans (Topshop), sweater (Zara), cardigan (Mango), scarf (H&M), Gucci glasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag (c/s Shopbop)

My first shoe save from my California trip was also the most boring, unfortunately. We spent the first four days of the holiday in San Francisco, and while it’s an absolutely amazing city to visit, I did find it a little challenging to dress for: as well as being pretty cold at this time of year, the city is also famous for its hills, and those hills definitely don’t like heels!

San Francisco has a great public transport system, but we still did a LOT of walking (around 11 miles on the first day alone), so I decided not to even attempt “glamour”, and just went for comfortable shoes and lots of layers, instead:

My trusty old New Look flats were walked into the ground: I’m also wearing three separate layers in these photos, and had a fourth with me at all times – it was chilly!

The city was definitely worth the sore feet, and many layers of clothes, though: it felt like we were stopping every couple of minutes to take photos (we probably were, actually), there’s just so much to see. It’s definitely one of the most picturesque cities I’ve visited.

Looks like someone else decided it was best to abandon heels here: while wandering the streets of Chinatown, I found this pair of black pumps lying abandoned in the gutter – I’d love to know the story behind that!

And while we’re on the subject of shoes other than the ones I’m supposed to be talking about here, I tried on these gorgeous Valentino sandals in the Neiman Marcus sale:

Unfortunately even the sale price was out of my budget, so I was forced to stick to my red flats!

As you can probably tell, I didn’t get many photos of myself in San Francisco, because the sights were so much more interesting than my “uniform” of jeans and flats – if you want to see some more of them, there are lots more photos over at my personal blog, Forever Amber!


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