With our office holiday party approaching this Saturday, I was excited about doing some shopping. I have this disease where I really like to get all stressed out about getting a totally new outfit for each different social engagement. It's maddening, but it's also sort of thrilling to go to every single store in Grand Rapids looking for the perfect dress and accessories-- yes, I know I'm slightly nuts, but it's just something I do. So, imagine my extreme delight when I found "it": a gorgeous purple dress on sale for-- get this!-- $20! Amazing find. And then. I get an email. Subject line: "Dress for Saturday Night". Contents: disturbing. --"For those of you wondering what to wear Saturday... dressy casual. No need for a ball gown or tuxedo." Followed by a smiley face. Smiley face!? I just lost my mind looking all over for this dress that isn't at all casual, mostly dressy, and bordering on formal-- and now you're telling me "dressy casual"? What even is that?