A kickass playlist and summer go hand and hand. You can’t have one without the other. When I create a summer playlist I add songs that help me visualize myself at the beach with a drink in my hand and the sun beaming down on me, or just having a good time with friends by the pool. For that I go to music by Disclosure, Flamingosis, Autograf, De Lux, Alex Guesta, Beach House, Twin Shadow, Lany, Neon Indian, Tensnake, Solidisco, Foster The People, Tame Impala, Beach Fossils, VHS Collection, Duke Dumont, Youth Group, Empire Of The Sun and Best Coast. Then I bring back some of my favorite throwbacks likeRead More →

june

June’s To Do List: June is shaping up to be a fun-filled month with so much to do and see. In our monthly series All Things June, you can shop our favorite items for UNDER $100. After you’ve spent a day watching the surfers catch waves at Surf Rider Beach, head to Malibu Farm for dinner and catch the beautiful sunset. Watch Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Take a peek inside the life of “the coolest girl in the world,” Chloë Sevigny. Go on a hike to Eaton Canyon and then go for a dip in the swimming hole. Cool off at theRead More →

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,Read 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 →

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead 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 →

  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 →

May

To Do List: Welcome to our monthly series All Things Awesome. On this months All Things May you can shop A Girl in LA’s Summertime Shopping Guide right here, check out Eeeeeatscon, the amazing food festival, get ready for the Twin Peaks remake, read Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living, spend Memorial Day Weekend at Fiesta Hermosa, see LA LA Land in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and listen to Foster The People’s new album III. May Must Haves A Girl in LA has been working on a Summer Shopping guide featuring our summertime favorites where you can shop for clothing, accessories, beauty products, shoes, decor, and entertaining directly fromRead More →

Beauty Blunders is a four part series focused on bringing you the quick fixes to your worst beauty crimes. In this article we focus on hair disasters. From over processed hair, to hair product overload, we got you covered. When you think you’re seriously screwed we’ll show you what you can do to fix them.   Over Processed Hair A few years ago I went to my regular salon, (where my hair always came out great) but this time my stylist left the foils on too long. As soon as I got home I noticed breakage all around my face, and it wasn’t just a fewRead More →

Frank Body is known for their signature coffee scrub and it gets a major facelift with the new Shimmer Scrub. For anyone who loves unicorns, fairy’s and something that Lisa Frank would sell, the holographic packaging should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Before its official release on May 1st, Fashionista reported that the wanted glitter scrub already garnered a 50,000 person waitlist. It’s infused with salt and sugar, with roasted and ground coffee beans that also include vitamin E oils that will highlight your body and leave your skin feeling moisturized and smooth. Perfect for when you want to shine bright like aRead More →