OT: Formal evening jewelry alternatives?
SORRY for the off-topic in advance, and please redirect me if you can.
I know weddings tend to be formal, and I've attended very few formal occasions, so I hoped you might be able to help me with a question of evening attire.
DH and I are off to England, roughhouseing with the hounds and participating in hunts. Apparently, there's a chance we may be asked to an after-party. Of course, I have no idea what to expect (we're the doggy set- not the horsey set, and from Canada) and so I'm planning to bring a sleeveless, scoop-neck navy knit dress that hits just below the knee and some strappy navy satin sandals. Both are quality items. But the scoop neck especially begs for decoration, and I want to avoid fake pearls or a fake flower.
Could I wear a real flower corsage that I buy down there- even a poinsetta (it'll be the last week of November)? I'm 37 years old and want something fun but not goofy, and definitely not fake or pretentious.
Thanks so much- I'm a tech writer and I hang around with engineers and our beagles- I haven't a clue and appreciate any suggestions;-)