Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret.
What should I wear tonight to an outdoor cocktail party among a sort of casual crowd? I want to look perfect, but I don't really want to go shopping, so please suggest something I might already own.
Wear a tight, thin cashmere sweater over pencil trousers with barely-there shoes and a shimmery blush.
When we asked our Granddaddy what he remembers about the very first time he saw Grandmama (back in 1947), he answered immediately: "She was wearing a sweater!"