Nara Perez

Nara Perez grew up in North Carolina and moved to Los Angeles two weeks after graduating high school in 2012 to pursue a career in fashion. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with an A.A. in Merchandise Product Development and B.S., in Business Management.  She currently works as an Assistant Designer at a corporate design house specializing in childrenswear licensing. When she’s not designing clothing for toddler’s she is trying out different brunch spots, attending concerts, art galleries, shopping, traveling, working out, and of course documenting her life via social media platforms. Nara’s favorite thing to do is find the nextRead More →

Melissa Deza

Being raised in a Latin household Melissa Deza has always been fascinated by art, music and fashion. After moving to LA County in 2015 her appeal for the arts and fashion has only grown. Since working in marketing for the past three years, she’s decided to pursue her passion for writing and is excited to be joining the A Girl in LA team! My staple clothing item is… A denim jacket. I always bring it with me to add to my outfit or in case it gets a little breezy at night but not cold enough for a leather jacket. I’ve put pins on it thatRead More →

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, we’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend our time and our money. We’ve come up with a shortlist of shops where you’re guaranteed to find something you love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you are probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an L.A. hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe.  This list is not the be-all end-all of Melrose. In fact, it is fromRead More →

summertime

Summertime is just around the corner so it’s time to bring out the sandals and cut-off shorts. Nothing is better than updating your wardrobe with the latest trends in accessories. It’s the easiest way to revamp your closet. Let’s see which accessory is going to be your favorite. SHADES FOR DAYS   Sunglasses are a must have when heading to the beach or attending upcoming festivals. On the runway, they have been shown in colorful frames and tints. It is definitely a throwback to the early 2000s but this time around, there aren’t any rhinestone hearts on the lenses. It’s a fun way to addRead More →

A Girl in LA welcomes Sarah to the team. Sarah grew up near Boston and just moved to Los Angeles. Most of her day consists of listening to music 24/7 and checking her email. She just spent the last few months traveling all over Europe and Thailand, accumulating some amazing experiences that she can’t wait to share with you guys in her travel diary. She is passionate about music, fashion, and photography and attended Emerson College as a journalism major. She considers thrift shopping a hobby and has a passion for vintage. You can look forward to her articles about music, fashion, books, current events,Read More →

Summertime Shopping Guide

  We’ve created a Summertime Shopping Guide to bring you the latest from all our favorite labels and online shopping sites. You can get your suitcases out and start packing for the perfect vacation. You’ll find everything from the ideal swimsuit, the newest clothing and shoe styles, to must have accessories and beauty products. Start planning a summertime soiree by shopping in our entertaining and decor shop. Whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered! (Scroll down and use the arrows to navigate between pages.) XoXo, Kristie @agirlinla / kristie@a-girl-in-la.comRead More →