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 →

poolside

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,Read More →

5 fitness apps

We all follow at least one person on Instagram who posts workout videos, or post-workout selfies all the time, has a beautiful, healthy body and an insanely inspirational feed. It’s easy to dream about being fit, but it’s a lot harder to stick to a routine for long enough to get actual results, and it’s even harder to keep that going throughout your life. We’ve gathered a list of 5 fitness apps you can use to enter or continue a cycle of regular exercise and good habits, so that you can work towards a healthier lifestyle. Nike+ Training Club (Free) The Nike+ Training Club appRead More →

May

To Do List: Welcome to our monthly series All Things Awesome. On this months All Things May you can shop A Girl in LA’s Summertime Shopping Guide right here, check out Eeeeeatscon, the amazing food festival, get ready for the Twin Peaks remake, read Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living, spend Memorial Day Weekend at Fiesta Hermosa, see LA LA Land in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and listen to Foster The People’s new album III. May Must Haves A Girl in LA has been working on a Summer Shopping guide featuring our summertime favorites where you can shop for clothing, accessories, beauty products, shoes, decor, and entertaining directly fromRead More →

april

To Do List: Pick the ideal springtime outfit with amazing accessories. Check out Beauty and Essex, a new restaurant from the TAO Group. Buy tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream. Watch Girl Boss. Read a book about the best shopping places in Los Angeles. Check out the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s outdoor movie lineup. Attend the ACLU music concert and see performers such as Skrillex, Zedd, and Imagine Dragons. Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s new music video and look forward to hearing The Flaming Lips next month. Lovers + Friends – Abbie Fit and Flare Dress, $102 Henri Bendel – Leather Tassel Pendant, $148 Kendra Scott – ‘Tessa’ Stone Stud Earrings, $65 SugarfinaRead More →

Heading to Coachella this April, or are you just looking to add some Bohemian style to your spring and summer wardrobe? When shopping for 60’s and 70’s style clothing it’s all about the details. Look for… Maxi skirts and dresses Crop tops Bell bottoms Denim cutoffs Kimonos Ankle boots with metal hardware Platform wedges Floppy wide brim hats Fringe handbags Embellished belts Round sunnies Layered and beaded jewelry Wrap around bracelets and necklaces Jewelry with stones and crystals Chiffon, suede, and gauze like fabrics Lace, fringe, and floral detail Boho / hippie chic has been my go to style for a while now. After shopping at myRead More →

Find out where to score March’s must haves, one of the best flea markets in LA, a poolside read about makeup and drug addiction, must see TV and movies, voodoo inspired donuts, a Mean Girls update, and the best indie album out in years. Adina Reyter – Pave Tusk Necklace, $398. Quay Australia – UKIYO sunnies, $60. Andersson Bell – Asymmetric Jacket, $225. Marc Jacobs Beauty – 3 Piece Gloss Kit, $54. Topshop – Striped Shirt, $40. Nasty Gal – Crop The Madness Distressed Jeans, $60. American Rag – Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet, $240. Pinrose – Rollerball Wardrobe Gift Set, $60. Henri Bendel – Spring Meadow Candle, $30. Bloomingdales – Little Pink Book, $10.Read More →