Hello? A bit of warning would have been nice. Not only was the skirt I planned to wear at the cleaners, but the only two other things I have that are really suitable for the occasion were also there.
So, I had to run out and find something. Which I thought would be easy, but turned out to be quite an ordeal. I should have gone to JCPenney, the mecca of casual clothing, but I opted for Steinmart. Usually I can find something there in about ten minutes, and I did find a skirt almost immediately, but it took me forever to find a top to go with it. I ended up with a sleeveless sweater. I don't do sleeveless. But this was an emergency.
Actually, it's not entirely true that I couldn't find something - I did find an absolutely gorgeous skirt, deep yellow with white embroidery, and an openwork lace top that looked smashing with it. But I was being cheap, and they were both a bit outside my budget.
I could look like a million bucks, if I would spend a hundred of 'em.