Dec 8, 2014

Christmas Countdown Guest Post & Giveaway: Cute Holiday Shopping with Krysten Lindsay Hager and Landry from True Colors

Cute Holiday Shopping with Krysten Lindsay Hager and Landry from True Colors
One of my favorite things about the holidays is picking out the perfect presents for other people. I used to love exchanging gifts with my friends back when I was in school. It was so much fun to go shopping and find something special that really reflected one of my friend’s likes and/or personality. And every once in a while I’d end up giving a friend the same gift they were giving me!
In my YA novel, True Colors, Landry, an eighth grader, picks out holiday gifts for her friends. She and her friends are really into reading so she buys books (a mystery series I made up called, The Skylar Halston Mysteries), cute journals, and Landry and her friends Thalia and Ashanti really like bags and purses, too.
When thinking about Landry’s likes, I think this would be a gift she’d give to one of her bff’s, Ashanti Russell. This is also one of my favorite everyday bags:


And I think Thalia would love this Hello Kitty binder from Landry:


And Peyton and Devon would both love this cute journal:


I recently finished the sequel to book one of the series so here is a sneak peek at the gift Landry buys for her parents to give to her. She has to wear a school uniform and she’s so over those uniform colors: navy blue, khaki, white, and gold, so she wants a pretty lavender sweater for when she goes to see her crush, Vladi Yagudin, play basketball at the high school games:

And here’s the gift that she buys for her mom that she knows she can borrow it…notice that it’s the same sweater in another color so she’s adding more to her own wardrobe? She’s hoping her mom won’t notice.


Hope you guys have a great holiday season and I’d love to hear what you’re hoping to get under the tree this year! Stop by and say, “hi,” at my site anytime, too:  http://krystenlindsay.com/.
And now you can win a Kindle copy of my YA novel and a $5 Amazon gift card.
Landry Albright is an eighth grader who just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically "unfriend" her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it.

15 comments:

  1. That's such a cute purse!

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  2. Thanks for having me (and Landry) on today!

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  3. What good taste Landry has!

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  4. She has, hasn't she? I love Landry shopping posts :)

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  5. That lavender sweater looks so lovely I love the color its so easy on the eyes! I want it!

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  6. What a cute idea, to shop for your favorite characters!

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  7. Landry does love to shop. Wonder where she gets it from? ;)

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  8. Thanks--I loved the stuff you picked out for her in your post!

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  9. It's one of my favorite colors :)

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  10. It's a lot of fun for me to imagine Landry picking out gifts and clothes :)

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  11. Thanks, it's one of my favorites :)

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  12. These are great ideas! Even I would love the Hello kitty binder hehe :)

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  13. Great, my dear <3

    Have a great day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  14. Isn't that the cutest? I saw that in a shop in Portugal and had no reason to buy it, but I HAD to have it.

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