It's become a tradition to put it off until the last minute. Then hours before the gala dinner the phone rings and my best friend wants to know what I'm going to wear. There's something odd about spending a lot of money on a new dress for a charity event so I update an old favorite with a fresh flower.
Sometimes it's a tiny corsage pinned on a collar, jacket lapel or silk waist bow. Last year, it was long-lasting Peruvian red lilies with tiny roses and little cork screws woven into a loose chignon. This year I will add a lovely scented gardenia to a jacket lapel.
So many compliments; so many good memories!