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I have an invite to a birthday party in a couple of months at a poncey bar in London and the dress code says 'Soho chic'. Now, I'm pretty sure I don't have anything in my wardrobe that falls under this heading and I really don't want to feel like some drab 'mum from the burbs' amongst all the trendy young things.
I can't really spend more than about £50 and I'd want something that I could wear more often than once in a blue moon. I'm 36, 5'3, size 10 and a bit hourglassy if that helps.
In that situation I would wear black. Black cigarette trousers, black slouchy vest top, black stilettos and then a massive bit of statement jewellery - ring, necklace, cuff or earrings (only one) something like this or this Get your hair professionally blow dried too