New York Fashion Week

I love living in Los Angeles because of the warm, year round climate, but I will admit I literally anticipate the arrival of the fall season all year.  Fall is my favorite season because for me it stands for sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, sugary scented candles, and a little reminder of home.  Being so accustomed to the warm Southern California temperatures, the second the temperature slightly drops, I know this is the perfect excuse to go shopping for a new fall wardrobe!! This year fall trends are inspired by New York Fashion Week fall 2017; pantsuits, fancy feathers, spliced tracksuits, corduroy, soft leather, andRead More →

  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 →

The other day I was walking aimlessly around Downtown Los Angeles and I saw a colorful portrait of Andy Warhol in a window and I could hear him say to me, “Come inside.”  Being a huge fan of The Factory and Warhol’s work I had to check it out. I walked into the pop-up gallery “Kings & Queens” to stare in amazement at the mixed media artwork that stood before my eyes. Inside were photographs of Warhol taken by Karen Bystedt in 1982, combined with photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Brad Benson in 1984. Bystedt then combined mixed media art to create some amazing pieces. The pop-up gallery is open until April 31st, and if you’re a fan ofRead 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 →

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 →

NYFW Spring 2017

One of my favorite things about spring aside from the longer days and warmer weather is putting my dark, big and bulky winterish clothing—(I live in LA), in the back of my closet, and putting my light and colorful wardrobe front and center. This is also a perfect time to decide what you no longer want (that’s a whole other topic), but more importantly what you need. Inspired by NYFW Spring 2017, vibrant stripes, trench coats, slogans and graphics, shoulder details, sportswear, seaside stripes and nautical inspired, nudes and tans, floral prints, iridescence, and bright and pastel solid colors are what you’ll be seeing a lotRead More →

After finding the ideal gift, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day in LA blog post to plan the perfect date. Triple C Power Lips Bank, $30 Sugarfina XOXO 8PC Candy Bento Box, $65  Topshop ‘Love’ Necklace, $22 Slip Sleep Silk Eye Mask, $45  Burberry Cashmere Scarf, $650 Creative Express ‘Love’ Balloon  $7.50 Moon Juice ‘Sex Dust’, $30 L’Agent by Agent Provocateur – Bra, $60, and panties, $35  Four Letter Word Cards, $5  Gypsy Warrior Cupid Knee High Socks, $8.40 Christian Louboutin Lip Lacquer, $85  Custom Brites Nameplate Bracelets, $21.50 Charlotte Olympia Barbie Clutch, $1,195 Miss Dior Cherie Perfume, $86.09  Topshop Heart Embroidered Keyring, $15 Maggie Louise Confections ‘Pop!Read More →

Planning any kind of party can be stressful, whether you’ve been planning to throw a Super Bowl party since the Playoffs, or you just decided to have your friends over last minute, the key is getting away with the minimum but making it look like you’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. Here are some tips along with planning the perfect game day outfit you can rock this Sunday. FOOD AND DRINKS Cheese Board: This is great because all it takes is a trip to the grocery store. There’s no cooking or baking involved. Cheese board – Bed Bath & Beyond. When preparingRead More →