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 →

Road Trip Travel Apps

Kate Spade cell phone case, $40 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 toRead 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 →

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 →