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Summer In San Francisco

Eileen Fisher jacket, skinny jeans, metallic top, Fluevog Davis shoes, high heeled loafers

Didn’t realize until editing photos that camera was a bit tilted…

Well no, I’m not really there. But our weather has turned cool-ish again, at least in the mornings when we have a bit of San Fransciso-esque overcast. No complaints here! Those of you who are sweltering and hate me now will have your turn to gloat when it’s October and you’re wearing your lovely fall sweaters, while we Los Angelenos are roasting in 100+F temperatures and wheezing from the smoke of brush fires.

Ok, so let’s talk about the shoes…

John Fluevog shoes, Fluevog Big Presence Davis, high heeled loafers

These are Fluevog “Big Presence Davis” and the red color is on sale right now. Aren’t they utterly bodacious? Fluevog does some of the best sculptural heels out there, and these (surprisingly) are actually under 3″ and amazingly comfortable.

More San Francisco lore:

  • Did you know that Mark Twain never said “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”? Too bad, it’s a great quote.
  • Never, ever call it “Frisco” in front of someone who grew up there or nearby. You’ll get your head bitten off in short order.
  • It you want to sound like an insider, just refer to it as “The City.”
  • The best weather is in October.

Michael Kors slim runway watch, Stella and Dot bracelet

Earrings: Alexis Bittar, similarJacket: Eileen Fisher, from 2010, similarTee: Eileen Fisher / Jeans: Eileen Fisher / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Stella and Dot / Shoes: John Fluevog

Do be sure and check out Wendy Brandes’ article over at the Huffington Post about the surprising longevity of “trends.” Yours truly appears in the slideshow, along with other bloggers you may know.

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  1. July 24, 2013 / 3:43 am

    The shoes are fun! I have also been considering a Michael Kors Watch similar to this…I am so jealous of your weather. We will be sweltering up until October…always are…but around the first of that month is when it often changes…I can always hope for earlier. It will be over 100 today!

  2. July 24, 2013 / 5:19 am

    Yes, I am jealous, as the temps climb to 90 again : > Love those new Fluevogs, the heel is so fabulous.

  3. July 24, 2013 / 6:25 am

    I’ve tried that Davis on — fabulous and comfortable indeed!

  4. July 24, 2013 / 6:48 am

    I am soooo tempted by these Fluevogs. I don’t own a pair, but this may be the time to spring for these gorgeous red beauties.

    • une femme
      July 24, 2013 / 2:46 pm

      Style Crone, they’re named for Angela Davis!

  5. Kris
    July 24, 2013 / 6:53 am

    You are rapidly e moving my favourite blog-read with my morning cup o’ joe!

    John Fluevog – former hippie sandal-maker from my hometown (Vancouver) makes great shoes!

    Your weather sounds lovely – our lovely west cost is serving up blue sunny skies and perfect temperatures – sorry for those sweltering elsewhere.

    Thanks again for your blog –

  6. Hostess
    July 24, 2013 / 7:25 am

    Love your punch of red and don’t you think shoes that are that fabulous deserve to be a focal point?
    It is still very hot here and our noisy road work continues….
    But not as dreadful as your wildfires. Hope they contain them soon.

    • Marguerite Dawson Krenek
      July 24, 2013 / 9:13 am

      Femme, those shoes are a statement! Wow. I’m not sure I could spend the day in a 3 inch heel, though, sigh. I bought a pair of orange loafers recently and am enjoying the color splash. Now I want more colored shoes!

  7. Linda
    July 24, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Every time I see the blonde hair I am loving in more! It suits you so very very well. I hope you are loving it too and that it will stay. 🙂

    Enjoy the weather reprieve. As a SoCal native, I remember savouring the rare break in the summer heat… We are experiencing one here in Ottawa, Canada as well and I am loving every cool moment.

    Your blog has become one of my daily time-out treats, and for that I thank you!

  8. July 24, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    It’s been lovely up here in actual SF:) Congrats on the Huffpo mention!

    • une femme
      July 24, 2013 / 8:50 pm

      You too Lisa, and thanks for your mention today.

  9. July 24, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    I saw those heels and KNEW they were Fluevogs! Love his shoes – they are so comfortable!

  10. July 25, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    The shoes look fabulous. And I love the word ‘bodacious’ :). We live a bit South of San Francisco, in San Mateo. The weather here has been fairly warm and humid.

  11. Diane
    July 25, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Those shoes!!!! I read once that only prostitutes and little girls should wear red shoes (no mention is made of the Pope you might note).. To which I say: Pffft! I just ordered these; you are a bad influence! (Thanks!)

  12. July 28, 2013 / 5:30 am

    Love the red shoes! They look like a great long term investment pair….great looking for many years.

    blue hue wonderland

  13. July 28, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Love to see you discovering the wonder that is Fluevogs! You know I have a collection of over 20 pairs of them, right? Most of their shoes are wondrously comfortable.

  14. July 28, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    Bodacious! That is just the right word for those shoes! They’ve got the Fluevog look without being over the top, and what a great color. I also love your jacket.

  15. July 29, 2013 / 3:21 am

    Those shoes are made for walking, going straight to the website, would love to have a pair, taking inspiration from you. The cut, the styling, the height, everything is just perfect! Nice ensemble, loving your jeans style!

  16. July 29, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Love the shoes and color!

  17. July 30, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    Such awesome shoes! Love the sculpted heels!

  18. July 30, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    Those shoes will be amazing with a lot of things, but they are just freaking perfect with your close fitted jeans! Adorbs. Truly.
    It’s not just the weather in SF that I envy … it’s that you live in actual civilization! Enjoy no matter the weather … but I hope the fires never, ever start again!

  19. Amber of Butane Anvil
    August 4, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    You have a wonderful ease about you in this outfit, and oh, John Fluevog – such a sumptuous colour and dreamy details!

  20. Sean Braun
    September 11, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Those look a bit big on you,what size are they? If you ever get tired of them,let me know.

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