Let's play make-believe. Let's imagine that the holidays have arrived, that you graciously invite me to one of your holiday parties, and that I'm deciding what to wear. Something fun, but serious. But not too serious. Something elegant, but kicky. Something that expresses my perky personality while showing respect for decorum.
After much deliberation, I chose this outfit. I hope you like it. By the way, your canapés are delicious!