Dear fabbers, I have been invited to a cocktail party, time from 17.00 to 19.00. Hosted by an ambassador. The dress code is business attire. I have some ideas what to wear, but I would love to know what you think would be appropriate and interesting. I normally do not wear dresses and do not have any which would work for this occasion. Any advice or thoughts?

ETA - so I attended the party. It did not really go as I planned. The party was fun, but the outfit not as planned as I hoped for. Huge amount of work on the weekend and today, run late and realized that my plan to put together this extraordinary, well thought through, totally appropriate and "oh, so interesting" outfit was not going to work out So I wore my usual "uniform" - a navy blazer with a navy blouse underneath, navy wide legged trousers, navy shoes, light purple/blue handbag and a large square silk colourful scarf (which I love btw). I added large blue pearl earrings and my charm bracelet. The bracelet is my happiness peace - my mother started it for me and now, after many years, it has about 40 small charms.

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