Reindeer games

You know we’re well into December when reindeer antlers show up on car windows and on holiday shoppers’ heads.

Yes, deer are enjoying their moment. American Eagle sells one on its long-sleeve Signature Thermal T-shirt along with the message “Fall for me, my dear!” (See this and its antler trapper hat on the website,

You’ll also find reindeer patterns on kids’ clothing, naturally, but also on some toned-down holiday sweaters for juniors and adults.

As one online reviewer wrote of her new reindeer-patterned fitted cardigan: “It’s just dorky enough.”

Holiday party tip

Hosting a party this holiday season? Consider this tip from designer/author Kate Spade: “Be showered and dressed an hour before you expect the first guests to arrive. Even the most conscientious hostess will forget this on her pre-party guest list.”

Take a stand

Displaying jewelry in creative fashion can be almost as fun as wearing it. Jewelry stands are one option if you have some extra space on your dresser. And what a selection – from the Eiffel Tower-shaped jewelry holder at Target ($19.99) to the Heart of Haiti Standing Jewelry Tree at (regularly priced at $60). Handcrafted of recycled steel in Haiti, the latter is part of a program in which artisans receive half of the wholesale price for each item sold.

And finally …

“Sequins, the perfect party starter.”

– From “Marie Claire Outfit 911: Fabulous Fixes for Every Fashion Emergency” by Joyce Corrigan (Hearst Books, $24.95).

December finds: Deer-inspired duds from American Eagle (, right, and the Heart of Haiti Standing Jewelry Tree at, above. Left, party invitation from Party City.