Tuesday, June 25, 2013

French Outfits: Black Jacket

Since the weather was largely inclement while I was in France, by far the most ubiquitous item of clothing I wore was my raincoat. My mother bought this jacket for me many years ago over the holidays when we were in Calistoga.

 Black bubble jacket c. $100 no longer avaable

It has a kind of bubble bottom of which I was mainly suspicious until I tried it on. I found I really like the 1950s feel of the length and cut, in France I basically lived in it.


1955 swimsuit, via pinterest

It's the main alternative to my black rain cape.


Because of the bubble bottom I can carry my cross body back underneath the jacket without really upsetting the lines which makes it nice and secure for urban travel.

Mustache Scarf TJ Max $15

The other thing I wore all the time was my mustache scarf. I got mine from Marshalls or TJ Max but it's also online for $13 from Amazon. I love it, nice and big and nice and warm. Not sure the locals appreciated the irony, but I found my choice of accessory hilarious.


This exact coat is no longer available but here are a few alternatives I found online:



In other news I'm on the bra hunt again. I'm an exciting 30J-K (30H UK) which basically just means life sucks, there are only 3 major manufacturers open to me (Panache, Fantasie, Freya), I can't find a brick & mortar anywhere that stocks my size, and I'm getting very familiar with ordering online and returning. I hate this part. And before you mention Figleaves, I will never shop there again. I've also had a bad time with Breakout Bras. So I'm down the Herroom and a few others with nasty return policies. Nash.

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

3 comments:

  1. Fairly certain Curvy Kate manufactures your size, as well, and there's always Ewa Michalak for the custom option.

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  2. Have you heard about Jockey's new bra fitting technique? You buy a 'kit' with cups, you try them on til you find the one that fits, and then you order bras with that cup and your exact torso measurement. They give you a discount for the price of the kit. http://www.jockey.com/JockeyBra

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  3. If you are ever in the Reno/Tahoe area again there is Bras Plus that carries unusual sizes. It is where I got my 34Hs before surgery and now get my 34 DDs.

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