Lust List Gift Guide: Teen Edition

The holidays are quickly approaching!  I know it seems early to be thinking about gifts but I like to shop early so I get better more thoughtful gifts without spending a fortune (i.e. – no last minute gift cards).  Each week I’m putting together a list of items for different people in our lives.  This week I’ll start with the teen ladies.  This girl is a budding fashionista with bold taste all her own.  Here are a few ideas she will love!

Teen Gift Guide

1) Diane von Furstenburg Animal Print Ear Buds – $25

2) A spa day for a teen facial.  Teaching good skin care techniques at a young age is important, especially for teens when acne can become an issue and they start wearing makeup.  A facial at your local spa is a fun way to spend time together and is a great unique gift!

3) A fun statement necklace from Jeweliq.  Everything here (like this Emerald Fan Bib) is under $25!

4)  Lulu’s Drawstring Handbag – $44

5) My Nail Polish Diary – $42

6) Fun Printed Tights like these Leopard Print ones from Nordstrom – $18 or 2 for $24

7) The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic – $17

8)  Lulu’s Pink and Orange Infinity Scarf – $16

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Monday Must-Have Lust List

1) SUPER FUN BACKPACK

After my last vacation, I realized I really need a backpack for when I’m traveling.  It’d be nice when I’m at the airport and on the go to just throw my bag over my shoulders and be hands fee.  I was using this big messenger bag and it was so heavy and annoying to drag around!  So on the hunt I go!  I found a few really cool options like a Vince Camuto Convertable Backpack and a gorgeous B Brain Atwood.  But I think the winner is this Patent Croc Topshop one!  It’s a good size that I can pack some essentials (and some non-essentials… hehehe) but not too huge so it’ll work for every day too.  Sold!

Topshop Patent Croc Backpack

2) BENEFIT COSMETICS ADVENT CALENDAR

Holy smokes this is the most amazing idea ever!  Not only do I love Christmas and traditional treat-filled advent calendars but fill that calendar with fun Benefit products?!  Gasp!!  You get a new product every… single… day from December 1st until Christmas.  WHAT?!  It’s a dream come true!  Basically, this is the best gift ever for any beauty-holic in your life.  No doubt these will sell out fast so pick up yours today!

Benefit advent calendar

3) IT BY ALEXA CHUNG

Ok fashionistas, how much do we love Alexa Chung?  I mean, her style is so fabulous it boarders on a level of insanity!  The good insanity that makes us all say “Damn, that’s freakin’ awesome!”  So when I heard she was penning her first book, I pre-ordered immediately.  It came out on October 29th and Amazon promptly delivered it that day!  I’m looking forward to sitting down to read this “It Girl’s” book sooner rather than later!  If you’ve had a chance to read it already, what did you think?

It by Alexa Chung

4) SOCIAL MEDIA OVER HALLOWEEN

I forget every year how amazing and sometimes totally hysterical it is to see everyone’s Halloween shenanigans on social media.  You guys have gone crazy with all your awesome costumes!  Celebrities seemed to be extra creative this year too!  What did you go as?  What celebrity do you think had the best costume this year?

5) WILDFOX PAJAMAS

I’m a fan of Wildfox’s fun whimsical designs (see here and here) so I love that they’ve expanded into PJs!  Their cheeky designs and saying always make me smile and laugh.  These are a few of my favs from the new collection.

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Have an Awesome Day!

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Today is awesome.  Why, you ask?  Well other than my super “Awesome” Topshop sweater, it just is!  So I felt like wearing hot read lipstick for no reason other than it felt like a red lipstick kind of day!  Do we really need a better reason?!

Have an awesome day!!

 

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Awesome Day Close Up

 

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Awesome Wandering In Heels

 

Sweater: TopShop, Shorts: Citizen of Humanity, Jewelry: Vintage, Shoes: Sole Society