Turns out Mr V. did not want to go back out into the cold for last orders on Monday night. So we went out last night instead to meet friends at a nearby pub and where we drank steaming mugs of aromatic mulled wine by an open fire. Just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter's evening.
So my Yeti ensemble did at last get an outing but with one slight alteration - I had to swap heeled boots for flat boots and legwarmers. Far less glamorous it has to be said however there was already far too much snow and ice on the ground for even a hardened high heel wearer like me to contemplate the risk of trying to walk in them.
My "bloomers" are in fact suede harem trousers which I got from Cos a year ago and their baggy fit is turning out to be very useful when you have to wear two pairs of thick tights to keep warm. And I also quite like their bloomer-esque appearance when stuffed into knee high boots. They are however, cropped at the ankle. This means if I wear them on a frosty day with my mid-calf length biker boots there is a little gap between the top of the boots and the trouser hem that allows a ring of skin around there to instantly freeze when outdoors.
I was racking my brain as to how to get around this perplexing problem and then I'm Not Emily Brown came to my rescue and reminded me of how useful and warm legwarmers can be, not to mention a stylish solution against the cold. So I dug out an old black pair from my ballet days (just seen above my boots in the photo above) and the freezing gap was closed!
Oh, and my yeti coat was duly stroked by all in attendance.
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