A few years ago I splurged on a beautiful plum Ralph Lauren dress that feels like pajamas but looks elegant all the time. It's been worn to galas, Christmas parties, formal dinners and will be worn to the Mayor's Night of the Arts on January 31. I love a simple wardrobe and nothing is simpler than this dress as it can be rolled up and thrown in a suitcase and comes out looking wonderful. Plus it doesn't hurt that it's gentle on my less desirable curves. So during these holidays in particular, I've been extremely thankful for this dress.