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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress

1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Trendy Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Shopping for a teenager doesn't have to be hard. In this gift guide I've included the top trends for teen girls this season, as well as some classics and some great options for the not-so-girly teen girl.

1. Just Fab Subscription - Monthly subscriptions for style and beauty have really taken off recently. Just Fab is for the ultimate girly girl. With Just Fab, you get a new pair of shoes each month for $39.95. With your initial sign-up, you get 2 pairs for the price of one. Just Fab also has other stylish accessories and clothing for women. It's the perfect style gift for a teen, because the brand does a fantastic job of providing various styles for specific kinds of girls, and they stay on top of the latest trends.

2. Katy Perry's Killer Queen Perfume - Perfume is usually a safe bet. If you know much about the teen girl you're buying for, you should know whether or not they wear bath and body products. Katy Perry's new perfume Killer Queen comes in a beautiful bottle and is very on trend in perfume for Fall/Winter 2013-14. If your teen is a Katy Perry fan, even better! She'll love this new perfume. You can get it in a separate bottle (as pictured above) or in a nice gift set.

3. Buffalo Check Prints - I recently blogged about this print as a top trend for 2014. The buffalo check, especially in red and black, is going to be everywhere, from the younger H & M crowd to the J. Crew shoppers. If you plan to get your teenage daughter an affordable fashion item like a scarf or top (which is always a safe bet), go for something in the print, and your daughter will thank you later! 
Featured above: Bufflo Check top  //  ASOS Scarf With Buffalo Check

4. Cute Clutches or Zip Pouches - The trendiest handbags this year and for the coming year continue to be anything embellished with studs, jewels, or glitter.A stylish teenager can always use another cute clutch. To make sure you stay on trend, stick with stores where teen girls love to shop; like Charlotte Russe, Rue 21, Express, and Wet Seal. For online shopping for teen-girl styles; try sites like Asos, Delia's, and GoJane. Online shopping for junior's clothing is a great way to get in on the top trends. These shopping sites often feature entire looks, celebrity-inspired style, and have sections featuring the top selling trends among teens. It's like a cheat sheet when buying clothes or accessories for your picky teenager.
Featured above: Nine West Go To Glamour clutch  //  BCBGeneration blue "LOVE" purse  //  BCBGeneration glitter heart purse

5. Lorde - Pure Heroine LP - I recently featured Lorde's hit single "Royals". Especially among teens fans, she is one of the hottest break-out singers of the year and continues to be on the rise. Royals is on her hit album Pure Heroine. The only way you can go wrong in buying this for a teen girl is if she already has it, so you may want to poke around her music collection to make sure she hasn't already bought it for herself.

6. ASOS ear cuff earrings - Ear cuffs are still trendy, and are predicted to be even hotter for 2014. For the stylish teen who loves jewelry, an ear cuff is the perfect gift.

7. Movie Night Popcorn Treats Goodies Gift Basket Tub - For the not-so-girly teen girl, a safe bet for a gift is a movie-treat gift basket filled with her favorite goodies. Pair it with a DVD or a movie theater gift certificate.

8. Betsey Johnson Imperial Princess Fox bracelet - Fun animal motifs are super trendy. Foxes in particular are enjoying the spotlight right now. Pair that with the funky, fun loving designer Betsey Johnson, and you've got the perfect jewelry gift for a teen girl. Click here to browse more Betsey Johnson goodies.

9. Fun Bedding - A teen girls bedroom is her castle, and her bed is where she likely hangs out a lot when doing homework, watching TV, or chatting with friends; more fun pillows or a beautiful new comforter is the perfect gift for a teen girl.
Featured above:  Gold "Famous" throw pillow  //  H&M Sequined cushion cover  //  Sequin Floral throw pillow

10. Cover Girl Catching Fire - It's no surprise The Hunger Games franchise is super popular with teens (and 30-something women...cough, cough). For the second Hunger Games film Catching Fire, Cover Girl collaborated with the brand to bring us Cover Girl's Catching Fire Makeup Collection. The sets are divided up into Districts, so you can buy a corresponding set as a gift, or you can get one item for the perfect stocking stuffer.

When in doubt, give your teen cash or a gift card! I know it goes against gift-giving etiquette, but sometimes the gift of shopping is truly the best gift of all, especially for a teenage girl who loves to hang at the mall.

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  1. Lorde's been getting a lot of attention... and for the right reasons, unlike a twerking ex-child star whose tongue can't stay in her mouth....


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