Barbara Wilk, an extraordinary personal stylist and designer (firstname.lastname@example.org), took inspiration from the New York Times for this charming skirt. (Very handy when you’re standing on line at the supermarket.)
I don’t like “black tie” as I would rather buy a raincoat. Still..one must honor the occasion. Trick: Buy something you can pull apart and wear as separates. I turned the heat down on the skirt by pairing it with a casual jacket.