Have received an invite to a party.
A friend's 80th birthday party.
It will be in a swish hotel.
It is a dinner dance.
A dinner dance!
I have never been to a dinner dance in my life.
They are an event from my childhood that involved my mother dressing up and going out with a group of friends. Wearing long dresses, blue eyeshadow and enough hairspray to stick together all the fallen down bits of the Great Wall of China.
I am willing to go with some hairspray but really DON'T want the blue eyeshadow but my major problem is what do I wear???
I have a good line in long cardigans, a-line skirts and comfortable shoes. I don't think I do dinner dancewear. I'm not even sure what it is! All I can remember is my mother wearing a fabric flower on a velvet ribbon around her neck. Perhaps if I got a big enough flower no one would notice what else I had on. Or didn't ;-)
Suggestions gratefully received. I only have a month.