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Wearable Wishes 

Share a little style with fashionable gifts for her

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Tropical holiday -- The scene has been set -- perhaps with Christmas trees, perhaps with palm trees. Either way, you'll fit right in wearing this versatile silky red-and-white print dress by Double Zero, $89, from The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610).
Patent punch -- Even an everyday outfit gets a little oomph when punctuated with a pair of red patent-leather Mary Jane ballet flats by Dolce Vita, $89, from Gae-tana's (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).
Suited for a lady -- Velvet-covered buttons and metallic thread running subtly through the fabric will put this suit at the top of her list and the front of her closet. The skirt, $50, and jacket, $54, are from Frock Candy (3112 Magazine St., 301-9864).
Carpetbagger's delight -- Show your softer side with gifts from Chan Luu. A handbag, $168, and pocketbook, $59, in velvet and taffeta bring a contemporary edge to a classic look. From Lady Soho (3331 Severn Ave., Metairie, 212-7636).
Zip and go -- Go straight from the gym to the rest of your life in a stretchy, versatile "spa jacket" by Carushka Bodywear, $92, from Priorities (8128 Hampson St., 861-8780).
Doubly warm -- Also available in black and grey, this reversible cape with a faux fur collar is $35, but you can get two for $50 through Dec. 24 at Hey Girl! (3512 18th St., Metairie, 457-2494).
Ruby revival -- In the deft hands of jewelry designer Janet Bruno Small, a cut steel and engine tool enamel shoe buckle from the early 1800s becomes the center piece for a gorgeous necklace with seven strands of rubies, $4,800, from Mon Coeur Custom & Estate Jewelry Gallery (3952 Magazine St., 899-0064; www.moncoeurfinejewelry.com).
Hard to define, easy to love -- In an unexpected print for such a prim-and-proper design -- this dress really helps you make an entrance, $74.95, from Simple Elegance (712 Adams St., 861-4200).
Leather luster -- It is hard to resist the rich mahogany sheen of this sizeable buckled-up leather tote, $178, from Gae-tana's (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).
Fit for a queen -- Here's a rare find: a noteworthy piece that looks at once exotic and classic. A labradorite drop hangs on a flexible bronze necklace with hand-patina finish, $280, from Sabai Jewelry Gallery (3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; 924 Royal St., 525-6211; www.sabaijewelry.com).
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