Why She Loves This Outfit: "I like dresses that have a nice, architectural shape. And how cute are these shoes?"
Her Merrymaking Style: "Los Angeles is so casual all the time—the holidays are the one time of year when people will maybe wear a fancy top with their jeans," says Nelson. "So I like to wear a dress and heels."
Her Gift List:
For the literary foodie: The memoir Blood, Bones, & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton
For the home chef: Artisanal maplewood cutting boards
For the jet-setter: A membership to luxurytravel site Indagare
Under $50: La Maison du Chocolat dark chocolate truffles
Dress, Taylor Dress, $134. Cardigan, L'Wren Scott. Necklace, Tuleste Market. Shoes, L'Wren Scott.