audrey villalpando

My staple clothing item is… well fitting high waist denim. I would never leave home without… my makeup touch up bag and a hairbrush. I stay fit by… jogging at a local park and attending group classes like barre, yoga, and cycling. In my spare time I… love to experiment with new recipes. The first thing I do in the morning is… CAFFEINE! Whether it’s my morning matcha, cold brew, or tea–I must get caffeine in my system, stat. The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on is… a tasting dinner by an acclaimed chef. My guilty pleasure is… foie gras. My beauty essentials include…Read More →

spring and summer shopping guide

Our spring and summer shopping guide full of style blogger picks is finally here! When the weather starts to get warmer it’s time to put away our sweaters and boots and start shopping for florals and bright colors. Whether you’re going to be jetsetting off to an exotic island, vacationing in the Hamptons or Malibu, staying cool in the AC, or strolling the streets in search of the perfect ice cream cone, you can be sure you’ll find what you need right here. Our shopping guide has a wide range of price points that will fit everyone’s budget and features hundreds of our favorites fromRead More →

After closely monitoring NYFW 2018 runway shows, the top trends for fall/winter 2018 have been narrowed down; lilac, crazy animal prints, puffy furs, plaids, muted florals, miniature bags, fanny packs, sparkly socks, heeled mules, and slouchy boots. Trends this season are similar to previous years, but with a new approach focusing on interesting silhouettes and styling. Clothing will be very print focused with loose fitting styles. Instead of the accessories creating the finishing touches, the focal point will be on the garment themselves. Accessories this year will be very minimal. The 2018 Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet will also be a large influenceRead More →

Ah, fall! The first images that comes to our minds are the falling leaves, orange sunsets, cozy blankets, and, oh yes, Pumpkins! Arguably our favorite thing about the autumn season is the celebration of pumpkin everything; the color, the smell, the taste… fall is the time of year we all search for the best way to get our pumpkin fix. Lighting a pumpkin spice candle, ordering a PSL from Starbucks, or carving out a jack-o-lantern are just some ways to do this, but if you’re really looking to get into the spirit of pumpkins this year, then look no further! We’ve compiled a list ofRead More →

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 →

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 →

Summertime is just around the corner so it’s time to bring out the sandals and cut-off shorts. Nothing is better than updating your wardrobe with the latest trends in accessories. It’s the easiest way to revamp your closet. Let’s see which accessory is going to be your favorite. SHADES FOR DAYS     Sunglasses are a must have when heading to the beach or attending upcoming festivals. On the runway, they have been shown in colorful frames and tints. It is definitely a throwback to the early 2000s but this time around, there aren’t any rhinestone hearts on the lenses. It’s a fun way toRead More →

A Girl in LA welcomes Sarah to the team. Sarah grew up near Boston and just moved to Los Angeles. Most of her day consists of listening to music 24/7 and checking her email. She just spent the last few months traveling all over Europe and Thailand, accumulating some amazing experiences that she can’t wait to share with you guys in her travel diary. She is passionate about music, fashion, and photography and attended Emerson College as a journalism major. She considers thrift shopping a hobby and has a passion for vintage. You can look forward to her articles about music, fashion, books, current events,Read More →

A Girl in LA welcomes its newest blogger Cynthia. Born and raised in the City of Angels, the sunsets, palm trees and the wonderful cultures have influenced Cynthia in more ways than one. Through her journey of starting her website Señorita Cyn in 2013, she’s learned that dreaming is the best motivation to make anything happen. Becoming a contributor for A Girl in LA was a no brainer for her, and she’s excited to take this opportunity with you guys to bring you the latest in fashion, music, trends, and everything in between. Stay tuned! My staple clothing item is…a pair of jeans. I would never leaveRead More →