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.
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