Things we love this time of year: tracking down tailor-made presents for our loved ones, the smells of cookies and crisp wintery air, and putting on a glitzy cocktail number to dance a holiday-party night away

Local photographer Nicole Vaughn captured that merry spirit with a seasonal shoot, dubbed Cocktails and Chivalry, featuring holiday looks inspired by festive sips and gentlemanly behavior. A team that included wardrobe stylist Sherri Garcia and hair-and-makeup artist Tiffany Lowry (a.k.a. Tiffany Colors) dressed up models Abby Armstrong of SMG Models and Kole Bradley.

Pour yourself a drink (instructions below) and start planning your party accoutrements.

Emerald cocktail dress by Cecilia Prado (available at The Finerie), necklace from Crossroads Trading Co.

Carole McClellan fur jacket and other glam accessories found at The Finerie.

Crushed velvet dress by June and Hudson ($52, Nordstrom), tassel earrings from Forever 21.

Metallic Trina Turk dress (available at The Finerie), statement necklace from Loft.

Printed Trina Turk cocktail dress and other accessories (The Finerie), leather heels by Calvin Klein.