summer nights in Los Angeles

On a typical summer night with my hectic schedule, I’m usually writing, editing or responding to my overflowing inbox. When I’m not doing that, I’m squeezing in time at the gym (usually later in the evening), or if I have the time catching up on my favorite TV shows. I find it important to go off track every once in a while and switch it up a bit. My boyfriend and I try to, at least once a week have one of those amazing LA summer nights. It doesn’t have to be much, or cost a lot of money, in fact some of my favoritesRead More →

My staple clothing item is… long sleeve oversized tees that double as dresses. I would never leave home without… my wallet (duhhh!) I stay fit by… running and yoga. In my spare time I… sleep <3. The first thing I do in the morning is… hit snooze and think “Do I really need this job?” JK My favorite labels/designers are… Saint Laurent and Chanel | Brandy Melville for basics. The one thing I’ll let myself splurge on… designer handbags and aesthetic brunches. My guilty pleasure is… champagne gummy bears from Sugarfina. My beauty essentials include… moisturizer and mascara. My favorite musicians/bands are… Justin Bieber, the 1975, LANY,  Blackbear, Ariana Grande,Read More →

Summer mornings

There truly is no place like Southern California in the summer time. The weather isn’t too different from the rest of the year but the feeling of summer brings upon a whole new attitude. Which comes with new routines for getting yourself set for the day ahead. Unfortunately for some, summer doesn’t always mean a break from getting up early and working. With work and other obligations I still find myself hitting snooze on my alarm rather than taking an extra hour or two to sleep in. But with the sun out in the summer I find myself wanting to get up and get onRead 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 →

thrift shop in la

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, I’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend my time and my money. I’ve come up with a shortlist of thrift shops in LA where you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you  probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an LA hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe. The stores listed here are simply my personal favorites, and I’ll tellRead More →

pool proof makeup products

During the hot months I like to keep my makeup routine as simple as possible. There’s nothing worse than walking around or laying out in the extreme heat to feel that my skin can’t breath or to look in the mirror and see that my makeup is smudged and that it no longer looks like how it did when I left my apartment 20 minutes ago. The key in solving this common issue was adopting two makeup routines. One for the everyday summer months and one for when I’m going to be spending the day at the pool or at the beach. The difference betweenRead 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 →

hangover 101

Chances are this summer you’re going to be drinking, which if you’re not careful can lead to that next day dreaded hangover. Here in our Hangover 101 Guide are some tested cures, or should I say ‘temporary fixes’ until nature can take its course. First lets just start with, don’t get hammered. If you’re going to drink, drink in moderation. Know how many drinks you can consume without feeling horrible the following day. Hangover 101: What Exactly Is A Hangover? A hangover is your body’s way of telling you that even though you may have enjoyed the previous night, your body didn’t. Several hours afterRead More →

s'mores

In honor of National Ice Cream Day I thought I’d put a twist on the basic s’mores we all enjoyed as children. The other day when I came across SmashMellow’s Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows, I knew I had to replace the traditional marshmallows that I had been using. I must say that the finished product was not only delicious but it was also a more fancy approach to your basic s’mores. Instead of just sandwiching them between two graham crackers, I also decided to use some of my favorite Gelato to create a frozen treat. These s’mores are the perfect combo of chocolate, sugary toasted cinnamonRead More →

Denim has (and will most likely always be) in style, but for the first time in a long time denim skirts are back in full effect. Trends come and go and the last time we’ve seen them on the runway and on celebrities was back when Paris and Nicole were BFFL, and then they reappeared about a year ago. Now the trend has really taken off and being seen everywhere from the nightclub to the office. We’ve chosen nine celebrities that really stand out while wearing a denim skirt and tell you where it’s a good idea to wear it, along with how you canRead More →