Found at the thrift store: one wine-coloured rayon maxi skirt, size 14, for two dollars.
The problem: size 14 is about three sizes too big for me. The skirt had an elastic waist, side slits, and pockets. What would it take to make it wearable? Would I have to take in the sides, or hem the bottom? Would the pockets and/or the rayon fabric make it too complicated for my basic skills?
That's all. Now it fits!
My other find: strap shoes with not-too-high heels. My size this time, luckily.