casey horst

Casey Horst is a 22-year-old senior at UC Riverside studying creative writing. She hopes to take her experiences and work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Growing up with a mother for a hairstylist made Casey’s interest grow in the world of beauty. As she got older, Casey’s favorite pastime on the weekends was going to the mall with her friends and expanding her closet to refine her different “looks.” She grew to love the industries that combined creativity and imagination into feats of entertainment, beauty, and fashion and had dreams of becoming a part of it. Casey attended community college and graduated with her AARead More →

The Deuce

I had been waiting for The Deuce to premiere for what seemed like eternity. Having a love for New York City and being obsessed with the 1970s, as soon as I saw the trailer this past winter, I couldn’t wait. But first, let’s take a look at how New York City looked back then… Times Square in The 1970’s Source: New York Times – Times Square 1976 Source: Maggie Hopp Source: National Archives and Records Administration Recreating The Disco Era The Deuce is written by David Simon (The Wire, The Corner), so you know it’s going to be gritty and intense. The show centers around theRead More →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead More →

Los Angeles Style Blog

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 that i’veRead 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 →

Road Trip Travel Apps

Road trips are an essential part of summer. Who doesn’t love getting their friends or family together and going on an adventure? However, if you’re not careful it can quickly turn from a trip of a lifetime to a trip from hell. I’ve gathered my favorite travel apps for you to download that will ensure your trip is smooth sailing and stress free. The apps listed below cover everything you’ll need from planning your trip, to how to find the best gas prices, to where to find the best scenic locations and everything in between. Now it’s time to pack up the car and letRead More →

Vanity Planet

I had been searching for the perfect curling wand for a long ass time when I came across Vanity Planet’s Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand. I went from wearing my hair straight to curling it regularly because with this wand it’s so easy and the curls actually last. I also love how it comes with a glove so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning your hand. Choose between two different sizes, 1” and 1.25”, both retail for 49.99. Ohh, and if you’re not 100% satisfied (but trust me, you will be), Vanity Planet offers a 60-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Here’s more aboutRead More →