Well, it's definitely a case of the best made plans ... I thought I had a perfect plan. I had a jolly good try on last weekend (SEE HERE), ready for lunch and dinner dates that are spread out through my diary's February pages. I tried on those outfits when the temperature was around 10-11c and the day was sunny. They felt good. Dresses. Skirts. Thin jumpers. Lovely stuff.
But not lovely stuff for temperatures of 3-4c, it turns out. And not lovely stuff when sinusitis is creeping its way back into your winter head.
Thus, for Friday night's date with the friends, I abandoned all thought of pretty skirts and dresses.
The weather is the one thing we can't plan ahead for. Poorly health is another.
For my Friday night pub meal with friends I grabbed a cosy grey bardot jumper
(that also doubles as a dress).
It needed nothing but a fold at hip level to jumprify it. Genius, huh?
I hadn't leoprinted for a while, so this was the night for some cosy neckage too.
Grey boots from Debenhams.
Cosy neckage created a look perfect for a pub meal with friends, in a proper hostelry with a fire, meat draw and lots of chat. And the bonus was that I also bumped into a few people I hadn't seen for ages and it was great to catch up with them too.
It was a shame because I really had thought I was ahead of the game by putting together a whole load of girlie outfits for my February dates. But turns out I now need to hook myself with a whole suite of jean outfits because I don't think the weather is going to warm up for my next few dates (next one on Monday). It's definitely time to put together a hasty Plan B.
Yes, the cold and wet conditions continued today, when we were meeting up with my longest-standing friend (51 years of friendship) and her husband at a fish restaurant in town.
So it was another day when I just couldn't bring myself to wear dress or skirt. I grabbed my berry jegging faithfuls and cami to create a column, third-pieced with a pepper coloured cardi. No photo, I looked too sad.
I finished off the outfit with taupe boots from Jones.
TP must have thought I was looking really miserable through the lens as he suggested I smile and he was right of course, because a smile can spread some warmth on a cold day. So I hope I'm warming up the cockles of your heart with this smile. But if not, please dress up snuggly when going outdoors in this miserable weather.
Roll on spring, eh peeps. Maybe then my outfit plans will be in sync with the weather.
A la perchoine.