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 →

  August To Do List: August is the last official month of summer and in our monthly series All Things August, we bring you the adorable new Hello Kitty skincare line by Peter Thomas Roth. Dine at Downtown Los Angeles’s new food spot, Corporation Food Hall. Watch the new crime-thriller Ozark on Netflix. Take a look at the colorful coffee table book by artist Donald Robertson. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by attending the LA County Fair. Reminisce on the  pop culture of the 2000’s by viewing all the celebrity scandals of the decade. Unwind by listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album, “Lust For Life.”Read More →

July

Fourth of July is fast approaching and one of my favorite things about this holiday is choosing a red, white and blue outfit, which can be a little tricky. If you’re not careful you’ll end up looking more Jersey Shore-ish than Hamptonesque. Down below are some tips and tricks on how to recreate some of my favorite July 4th looks. When you’re done drawing inspiration, you can shop my beloved red, white and blue styles which will have you going from a day BBQing at the beach to watching the fireworks at night. Maxi Dresses and Skirts Maxi dresses and skirts are great because they’reRead More →

Bare Republic

Every summer I find a new line of beauty products that really stand out among the rest. This year it’s Bare Republic’s Eco Friendly skin and haircare line. What I love about them this the fact that they smell great, they’re vegan friendly, made with organic ingredients, and they work wonders. Here’s a little bit about two of my favorites… UVA/UVB Eco-Active Hair care UV Protecting Dry Shampoo – 3oz, $14 I’ve been searching for the “perfect” dry shampoo for a long time. I’ve tried so many well known brands and sprayed my roots to leave my apartment very disappointed. Mostly all of them haveRead More →