Tech and Gadgets - 10 Not-So-Boring Gifts
Teenage girls can be tricky to shop for. We've done some of the hard work for you. You are sure to find a winner in this list of 10 not-so-boring gifts that are made just for them.
- Echo Buds - A great option for wireless earbuds and are slightly cheaper than the AirPods.
- Echo Dot - A perfect addition to any teen's nightstand, the Echo Dot sports an LED display that will show you the time, temperature or even a countdown timer, plus it is an awesome speaker and is Alexa enabled.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Bundle - Any teen obsessed with Instagram will also be obsessed with this camera that prints out Polaroid-style photos ready to share with their friends. The bundle includes all the accessories any teen photographer will need.
- GoPro HERO5 Waterproof Digital Action Camera - Your teen can capture every minute of their favorite memories while hiking, biking or even swimming with the super durable, easy to operate GoPro HERO5. Perfect for an unforgettable vacay.
- Sandisk iXpand Wireless Charger - Charging your phone has never been easier. The Sandisk iXpand Wireless Charger features a 256GB hard drive under the lid, that automatically backs up your photos, videos, and contacts, while quickly charging your phone. It is the perfect size to sit your phone on securely, while not taking up too much space on your desk or bedside table.
- Apple iPad Pro 2020 - Apple’s new iPad Pro combines the best of a laptop and tablet. The magic keyboard now comes with a trackpad at the bottom, and the hardware inside is now virtually on a par with the tech inside a Macbook Air. State of the art scanner included.
- Foreo UFO 2 - We don’t all have time for facials or detoxifying mud masks with cucumbers over our eyes. The palm-sized UFO 2 is the latest gadget in beauty tech, which aims to give you a full facial in only 90 seconds.
- Logitech StreamCam – Streaming never looked so good. The StreamCam records at HD 1080p at 60 frames per second, with AI-enabled face tracking to keep you in focus and auto-exposure in case the Sun suddenly decides to make an appearance.
- MobileKlean - Always worrying about germs on your phone and electronic devices? MobileKlean is an ultraviolet light sanitizer, which uses a flash of ultraviolet light to eliminate all bacteria and viruses, including pathogens, viruses, and other common contaminants.
- InfinitiKloud – Backing up your files made easy. All you have do is plug it in and press start. It finds and saves your files all on its own.
Great Summer Reads - Get-Away With These Newly Released Books
Do you need an afternoon get-away? Check out the following new releases for a great summer read. Many are available at local retailers, online and at your local public library.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A group of misfits embarks on a wild-goose chase across the galaxy in this high-speed space thriller that’s impossible to put down. Monsters, conspiracies, and friendship — this book has it all.
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
Hugo just got dumped. Mae is an aspiring filmmaker. The two meet for the first time when they head off on a cross-country train trip together. Heartwarming and authentic, it’s the perfect read for a relaxing summer afternoon.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
When Keralie steals a package from Varin, they uncover a conspiracy to murder the nation's four ruling queens. The two teenagers combine forces to find answers about the deaths of the queens — and try to stay alive in the process.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
When Millie moves to a private boarding school in Scotland, she finds herself stuck with a high-strung princess for a roommate. The girls' initial dislike of each other gradually changes into friendship — and maybe something more.
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
When Noah recognizes Abbi as "Baby Hope" from a famous photo taken during the September 11 terrorist attacks, he feels like fate brought them together. With some convincing, Abbi agrees to help Noah find answers about that tragic day and the photo that made her famous.
How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox
If you're looking for a moving story that explores themes of mental illness, grief, and love, pick up a copy of How It Feels to Float and follow Biz as she navigates a tumultuous coming-of-age. This heart-wrenching novel will stay with you long after you finish reading.
If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
To win her boyfriend back, Cameron decides to become a nicer person and make amends with people she's hurt. Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this is a delightfully sweet and positive tale of redemption, self-discovery, and true love.
Lovely War by Julie Berry
Greek mythology and historical fiction collide in this lush and heartbreaking novel. To assuage Hephaestus's anger over her infidelity, Aphrodite tells him about the lives of four young people as they fall in love during World War I.
Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne
This forbidden romance between a self-made YouTube star and the daughter of a celebrated composer is sure to light up any summer. Music-lovers will adore this symphonious rom-com set against New York City's classical music scene.
Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen
The much-anticipated finale to the Nyxia Triad series is finally here. Dive back into a galaxy filled with conspiracies, betrayals, and more twists than a pretzel. Whether you're new to the series or a long-time fan, this summer is the perfect time to binge-read the trilogy.
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
More than anything, Spensa wants to become a pilot and defend her planet against the frequent attacks from alien starfighters. When she discovers the wreckage of an old battleship, she realizes that her dreams might be within reach.
The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
A ghost, a grief-stricken father, and a mystery combine into a fantastical tale filled with secrets. This fast-paced thriller takes readers on a journey through a small Australian town and the darkness hiding beneath its surface.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Put on your crime-solving cap and get swept away in this thrilling whodunit about a girl, a boy, and a string of unsolved murders. As threats and hints pile up, you'll be burning the midnight oil trying to finish the book before dawn.
Other Titles to Check Out:
Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberly
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
The Evolution of Claire (Jurassic World YA Novel) by Tess Sharpe
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
If you a looking for recommendations for ages younger than teens, follow this link. https://www.readbrightly.com/summer-ya-books/
More choices for teens: https://www.ymca.net/summer-buzz/summer-reading-list-for-teens
The 10 Types of Fashion Styles, Which One are You?
Personal fashion styles have followed multiple trends over the years. Your personal style may evolve over time, but most people have a trend that they gravitate to or they morph back and forth between a couple of styles. Following is a list of styles that have been trending for decades:
Vintage - A blast from the past, Vintage style is one of the most adorable. A culmination of fashion from the 20’s to the 70’s, it has overcome the test of time. From flapper dresses to pinup clothing, from retro swimwear to indie clothing, the vintage look is timeless.
Bohemian - More commonly referred to as ‘Boho’, the best way to describe bohemian would be non-traditional. Bohemian epitomizes extravagant and wild patterns on exotic textures. It can be characterized as an inspiration from gypsy and hippie looks.
Chic – As a symbol of style, the Chic persona is trendy and fashionable. The statement look is smart and striking. Casual in not such a casual way, the Chic style embodies tailored designs that are classy.
Artsy - Unrestricted by the textbook nature of fashion, Artsy, as the names implies, appeals to the independent creativity of the person. These style types want to make a statement of their own by the clothes they wear. They are the Poets of fashion.
Casual – Simple and uncontrived, the Casual style is all about calm with the practical. A combination of elegance with comfort. None of the exotic and bold items will be in the wardrobe of a woman who follows casual fashion. Match the accessories with whatever the clothing you are wearing.
Sophisticated - Culture and luxury mean the most to the people who choose this style of fashion. The people who prefer this are the ones who require everything at best quality. Often, they look for styles that make a statement with a polished manner. If you go for the businesswoman with a less formal look, this might be your style.
Tomboy – When you do not abide by the usual norms of what a woman should wear. A simple and modern look, boyish over the classy, elegant style. No light colors, frills, or laces.
Rocker – This style all depends on the wearer and what music they love and support. Vintage T-Shirts, ripped jeans and the leather jacket are the icons of the rocker look. A versatile style of fashion that keeps changing depending on the genre of music.
Preppy – It may seem like it’s out of the past, but the college look is still a thing. T-Shirts are matched and A-line skirts are matched with girly blouses that are lined up in their wardrobe. A cute little headband and geeky glasses accompany this style.
Wishes for the best in discovering your style from 3T’s Boutique.
Must Haves For Summer 2020 - Welcome Summer In Style.
Welcome summer in style. Break out the bikinis and sundresses but get ready for nostalgic trends and the ultimate in wearable and innovative. Read on for our industry insight on the styles you should be paying attention to so you can be the hottest ticket for the season.
Love for tie-dye is far from over and is leaning further into its West Coast roots. From Hawaiian shirts to bucket hats, swimsuits to racerback tank tops, if it’s tie-dye, it’s hip. Top off the look with denim cut-offs and old-school sneakers to capture the California Cool vibe.
Transformed from beach basic, shell studs, charms, and pendants are the coveted accessory this summer and the trend has grown to include pearls, stones and beads. Souvenir jewelry is an elevated take on the jewelry finds one would snag at a one of a kind local shop.
When it comes to summer, we immediately think of straw and crochet bags. A versatile summer staple, they evoke a vacation mood, even while using them in the city. The craftwork of a variety of woven textiles is trending in bags.
Modern Tea Dresses
A retro-inspired style, the long and delicate draping of the modern tea dress is the silhouette of summer. Accompanied by draping, wrapping, ties and knots to achieve a soft, sophisticated look, the vintage look in high-shine silks and satins creates daytime splendor. This trend is flattering and a great length. Showing off a little ankle, but still retaining a hint of mystery.
When it comes to sunglasses, big is back with an athletic twist this season. Think ‘90s sport with a futuristic take and the bigger, the better. If you're feeling adventurous, go full color, or tone it down with geometric black shades.
Practicality is a must for summer. Lightweight layers are ideal for hot days. Linens, khaki, as well as the cargo pants and Bermuda shorts, are the go-to this summer. You read that right, cargo pants are back. If you prefer the one-piece option, boiler suits are efficient and stylish.
Square Toe Sandals
Slender straps balanced with a block heel, and square toes are a summer favorite. The clean, geometric shape makes the shoe style modern and they beautifully toughen up a feminine dress.