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I wouldn’t know this because I was an angel (JUST KIDDING) but teenagers can be a little difficult. In all seriousness, I was really close with my parents and relatively well-behaved, as were my friends. And now that I’m older I have some friend who have kids and some approaching their teen years. I feel like being a teenager now is especially difficult with the onslaught of social media everywhere telling them how to look, where to shop, and how fast to grow up.

Finding the right presents for a teenage girl can be a real hassle. In most instances, they will pretend to feel less than thrilled with anything you purchase because you’re “old and uncool.” Still, some gifts always go down well, and you’ll find some fantastic suggestions on this page.  Now is the time to consider her newfound maturity and ensure you don’t make the mistake of buying something childish for their special occasion.

Of course, you don’t have to choose any of the items mentioned in this article. They are just here to offer some inspiration and point you in the right direction.

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Buy some theater tickets

If she loves the arts, it might make sense for you to purchase some tickets to see a show at the theater. Some of the best Broadway theatre productions at the moment include:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Hamilton
  • Hello Dolly!
  • Anastasia

However, there are lots more shows you might like to consider, and nothing is wrong with choosing a production by a local theater company. Sometimes that’s easier as you don’t have to make travel arrangements.

Book a weekend city break

Taking her away for the weekend is a fantastic move if you want to treat her for her birthday. You could stay in the US or brave a trip to Europe if you have enough cash to spend and you don’t mind traveling on a plane. Some of the most popular cities for breaks in the US include:

If you want to travel further afield, you might consider some of the following locations on the European continent:

  • London
  • Berlin
  • Milan
  • Barcelona

The decision is up to you, but people who visit those places tend to have an excellent time as there are lots of sights and attractions. Just be sure to make the arrangements a couple of months in advance or at the last minute for the best prices.

Get some luxury jewelry

Lots of teenagers want to look like adults, and that’s why you’ve probably spent a lot of money on designer clothing labels during the last couple of years. While some parents don’t want their kids to wear makeup until they’re older, most people have no issues when it comes to jewelry. So, take a look online and check out some of the most popular suppliers and specialists. Maybe she would like a thick gold choker or something with a little more bling? Perhaps she would enjoy something a little more elegant like a diamond ankle bracelet? Just shop around and see what you can find! Also, if you buy from mainstream jewelry companies, be sure to search for discount deals and coupons because sometimes they help you to save a fortune on the purchase price.

Give her a makeover

By the time most girls reach the age of thirteen, they have the minds of young adults. That often means that she will start to wear makeup long before they learn how to apply it correctly. If you’ve spent many mornings lecturing your bundle of joy about the state of her eyebrows, maybe she would benefit from a professional makeover? Specialists who undertake procedures of that nature will know how to make her look as beautiful as possible. If you want to find the best experts in your local area, just:

  • Search Google
  • Ask for recommendations on social media
  • Speak to any friends who recently got married

The latter suggestion is handy because most brides-to-be will spend a long time searching for the best makeup artist in the area. So, you could save yourself a lot of time if you know someone who’s just started their married life.

Invest in a new outfit

Buying clothing for a teen girl is somewhat of a minefield, and for that reason, you should always involve her in the process. However, you don’t want to remove the element of surprise from your birthday gift. So, visit stores in your hometown or search online for the best fashion brands. Ask your loved one to pick out a few different outfits she likes so you can choose from her shortlist. Failure to do that could mean you have an unhappy teenager on your hands when the big day arrives. Some of the best-selling fashion brands at the moment include:

  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Burberry
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dolce and Gabbana

Purchase some concert tickets

Does she love one music artist more than any other? Is her bedroom covered from wall to wall in Justin Bieber posters? Then it stands to reason that your not so little girl is going to love some concert tickets. Here are some of the most significant artists and bands performing live in the US this year:

  • Pink
  • Lauren Hill
  • Lady Gaga
  • Blink 182
  • Green Day

Pay for a driving experience

One of the most critical milestones in a person’s life is when they pass their driving test and get their license. Maybe you could give her a taste of what she can expect when she starts the learning process? There are many gift packages available that feature driving experiences and most of them are not going to break the bank. The best thing about that idea is that she will get to spend time in a luxurious vehicle and benefit from the guidance of an expert. With a bit of luck, the process will encourage her to pass that test as quickly as possible when the time comes. Just be sure to:

  • Check age limits and restrictions
  • Select a vehicle she will enjoy
  • Ride in the back and try not to have a panic attack

Consider a spa day

Sometimes everyone likes to relax at a spa. Spa resorts are excellent because they help people to unwind and feel rejuvenated. So, conduct some online research until you identify the most suitable establishment in your city. Read some reviews by other customers to ensure the company offers the services you require. Some spas even offer overnight accommodation, and so it’s possible to turn the expedition into a weekend adventure if that idea appeals to you both.

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TGIF

Happy Friday!

By the time this post goes live, I will be in Mississippi, probably still asleep because it’s a long drive and we’re driving it. The plan is to see some of Kendall’s family then head to Louisiana to spend time with his sister, her fiance, and the cutest nephew a girl could ask for. I’ll be flying back Monday, and a month later, he comes home to me.

This past Tuesday, some of the Bubbles & Bloggers girls met up to try out Oz Restaurant & Bar. I have a confession: I wanted to try it because the owner is Ashley Darby of Real Housewives of Potomac. Not only was the food tasty (seriously- I’d go back for just the biscuits) and the rose champs flowing, but we actually got to meet Ashley. She’s super sweet and a totally gracious host. Oz is def worth checking out- especially for their Happy Hour!

This week on The CaroLøve:

I love when big business acts responsibly. Good on Adidas for getting serious about making sneakers from ocean waste.

Kevin Lyman, the creator of Warped Tour, is one of my favorite people ever. And I couldn’t agree more with his 10 festival commandments. You don’t have to take my word for it, but this dude knows what he’s talking about.

Never stop creating. This guy is a 79-year-old child at heart, and he’s created the first electricity-free amusement park in the world, complete with roller coasters.

I found a dance studio in Friendship Heights that does beginner hip-hop for adults. I’m not totally a beginner, but I haven’t danced in years. Anyone want to hit up District Groove with me?

I’m a total sunglasses hoarder, and thanks to Sofie, I have a good idea of what I actually need to be looking for as I stockpile them.

I simply love love love love this outfit from Style Unsettled.

It’s almost a year old but how amazing does this recipe from Sweet Sundays for Earl Grey Truffles sound?

Have a great weekend! And don’t forget to follow my travels on Instagram!

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We all need a little glamour and extravagance from time to time and when the internet is full of Beyonce, Kim K and about about a million photos of your friend Rachel, jetting across the globe, our day to day lives can look a little plain.  Fear not! We’ve got the ultimate guide to glamming your life, however you live it day to day.  This is all about impact girls, so we’re taking large!

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It is common knowledge that retail therapy cures just about every ailment but if you want to glam your life up a level, heading to the local shopping center in town isn’t going to hit the mark.  Instead, make like the stars and jet off for some brilliant deals in an amazing location.

Dubai is a shopping lovers haven.  Dripping in opulence it is a popular bolt hole to many of Hollywood’s A listers.  Think big here, we’re talking yacht charter big.  You can spend a morning on the calm waters, sipping champagne before heading off for an afternoon of credit card abuse.  All you need for this ultimate goddess weekend is you, some oversized shades and a healthy amount of savings.  Just make sure you strike the perfect selfie pose and hit post on instagram.

Take ‘ladies that lunch’ to a whole new level.  Grab the girls and get the next plane out of here to Paris for the ultimate day of female bonding.  Take your outfit to the next level with a white tee, little black jacket, the ultimate skinny jean and your best high heels then head for Le Jules Verne restaurant.  This stunning michelin starred gem is located in the Eifel Tower.  Let the wine flow and your Facebook friends know.  You just made cool look effortless.

Weekends away don’t get much sexier than jetting off to hang with the super rich in Monaco.  Or, if you want to be a little more subtle you could whizz along the French Riviera for two nights in Menton.  This sexy little town is famous for its charming architecture and beautiful gardens.  Strap on those sandals and take a long walk along the beach.  Then enjoy telling the story of your whirlwind dash on a grey Monday morning at the office.

Finally, for the real hip and cool, New York is full of boutique restaurants and fantastic hotels.

Grab your credit card and hit Madison Avenue for an afternoon.  Then take a long lunch in Parker and Quinn.  Just be selfie ready.  For real glamour fueling, you can book a personal shopper experience, although a top tip from us?  You don’t actually have to buy anything.  Just enjoy the pamper!

Sometimes we have to inject a slice of celeb living into our own lives.  The ideas above may sound hefty on price but it’s possible to do all of this on a smaller budget.  Keep your eyes open for deals and then treat yourself to something a little bit special.

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 6/8/16

Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing is such a fun, summery song. And my Berry Swing Dress is such a fun, summery dress for the office- or really anywhere. Loft has been treating their cardholders amazingly the month, and I actually snagged this beauty (on sale!) during their free shipping deal. I love it because it hides my tummy but shows off my legs- both very important things for me.

Loft’s petite section is amazing. It’s like most of the clothes were made for me. I know I feature them a lot on LBC1, but when i find clothes that makes me feel good, I want to share them. Take the black eyelet dress I featured last week- a total hit and I felt amazing. That has been a little tough for me recently, to be honest. Between juxtaposing my sleepy face next to my expertly done-up face for weddings, and my metabolism being like LOL since I turned 25, I find my happy and confident me wherever I can What store makes you feel awesome? I want to know how you build your signature looks.

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Berry Swing Dress||Stacked Heel Sandals||Lauren Earrings||Pearl Spike Cuff||Gia bag [sold out- but you can get anything else from Urban Expressions for 25% off with the code LBC1] similar bags here, here, here||Black pearl necklace||Big black sunnies here, here, here

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