2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Petites What better gift than the gift of fashion this holiday season? Here are some stylish clothing and fashion accessory items to add to the holiday wish list. 1. Sequin Cami TopImage Courtesy of Zappos Chocolate sequin cami top by MICHAEL Michael Kors comes in petite sizes PP PL. Providing lots of sparkle, this sequined top could easily be paired with a jacket and jeans for some casual holiday twinkle. The sequin decoration is on the front of the cami. Leather GlovesImage Courtesy of Macy's A winter standby, leather gloves belong on a holiday wish list. These leather gloves, which are lined in soft cashmere, come in several colors black, brown, red, gold, purple, or gunmetal. Classic styling makes these gloves wearable next year too. RobeImage Courtesy of Soft Surroundings Specially sized just for petites, this cozy robe comes in pink, celadon green, or blue. The cuddly robe, which would make a nice winter holiday gift, features a shawl collar, wrap styling, Florentine pattern, and self belt. Animal Print ScarfImage Courtesy of Banana Republic This animal print scarf, which comes in either purple or black, is made of drapey fabric, and it's a rectangular shape, making it a scarf that works well for a petite's fashion accessory. Enamel Drop EarringsImage Courtesy of Shopbop Add a festive touch to the holidays with these enamel earrings in a drop style, one of the top styles of earrings for petites. These 2.5 inch, antiqued, gold plated earrings feature sparkling rhinestone accents. Crusher HatImage Courtesy of Shopbop Crusher hat comes in basic black, and so it will go with anything. This cute hat is made of wool felt, and it features a 3 inch brim. Crystal MinaudiereImage Courtesy of eBags From Whiting and Davis, a company that has been manufacturing metal mesh and making evening bags for over a hundred years, comes this crystal minaudiere in a pillow shape. The little hard case clutch features plated brass mesh with inset crystals, a crystal push closure at top, and a 23.5 inch snake chain that's detachable. Petite V Neck SweaterImage Courtesy of Gap This red plum, color saturated sweater comes in both regular and petite sizes, and it's also available in several other colors. The sweater features a flattering V neckline, side slits, and long sleeves. Glitz WatchImage Courtesy of Fossil Here's a perfect stocking stuffer a glitzy watch with sparkling crystal accents. Both a watch and a bracelet, this fashion accessory can go to the most glamorous holiday party with ease. Quartz NecklaceImage Courtesy of Coldwater Creek
2011 Spring and Summer Leather Jacket Trends 2011 Military look out motorcycle chic is in as far as spring and summer jackets. You still have your traditional biker jacket, but along with it you have the cropped jacket in various colors, two toned leather, zipped sleeves, quilted leather, trench, and even the chain rocker look is smokin. Arrays Of Pastels And Exotic Bright Colors Hot colors are going to be mustard yellow, salmon pink, red, Ivory, bold green, purple, gray, camel, turquoise, teal, mango, navy,gold, plum, cognac, lavender and of course black. But then you have the light colors considered pastel which are very hot such as lime green, mauve, pastel pink, baby blue, spring yellow, peach, mint green, and baby pink just to name a few. So many different ways to wear a leather jacket. It can be paired up with jeans, long skirts, mini skirts, dress shorts, denim shorts, leggings, long printed dress, capri pants, high waisted pants, and even a short party dress would work as well. Just because your wearing leather you don't have to have that rocker look. You can go for more of the western look, grunge look, or classy look. It all depends on how you put your outfit together. Best Leather Material For Spring And Summer When wearing a leather jacket, you want to feel feminine, sexy, and comfortable. If the leather material is too heavy your going to feel sticky and start sweating. The best material is lambskin. It feels like butter on, great for spring, and super for those cool summer nights. Finding Leather Jackets To Fit Your Budget You want to be in style this spring and summer 2011, but let's face it not everyone has $200 $400 for one leather jacket. Do your research and stick to your budget. Look at your local thrift stores and Salvation Army's. My one friend just bought a brand new 100% Michael Kors leather crop jacket with super detailing for $45 at her local thrift store. So it is possible. Other places to check out are Ebay, Victoria Secret, Wilson Leather, Kohl's, Kmart, Amazon, and Spiegel. Some of the coolest styles even come in faux leather. The only problem with the faux leather is it can make you sweat more. This would not be worn in the summer, unless you don't sweat much then it's ok. Shop at Kohls, Kmart, Macy's, Sears, Forever 21, Ebay, Charlotte Russe, and Amazon. I'm a mother of 3 beautiful angels boy/girl twins. I am also a professional beautician, who owned a hair salon for 6 years. Been in the beauty field for over 17 years. I have won hair styling awards, and a. While they never fit and sometimes have holes or burn marks, the material itself would be perfect for quite a few different projects. Hot Trend: Lace Enhanced Fashions for Spring 2011Lace enhanced fashions are a hot trend for spring 2011. Lace added to collars, lace trim on dresses, even lace trim on shoes will be hot this spring.