The holiday season has a way of evoking so many human emotions: excitement, anxiety and the notoriously unwelcome stress, but most of all, love is ultimately in the air. Year after year I'm excited about all the wonderful people I get to celebrate and spend time with, anxious about whether or not the dinner I'm hosting will go off without a hitch and, like a slap in the face, my stress level shoots through the roof when I think about what in the world I'm going to wear! I make such an effort in these times to stray from the expected while still embracing the spirit of the season. Maybe it's understatedly obvious, but it's definitely an updated version of our mothers' party attire. As long as we're having fun with it, we're having fun!