2018…wow where do I even begin? This year was one of the toughest years of my life, but also one of the best. I lost a lot, and I gained so much more. The year started out rough, but everything that happened only contributed to where I need to be today. I can honestly say I found myself this year and I am happy and grateful at where I am in life. I can’t wait to create more memories, friendships, and opportunities in 2019. Check out where 2018 took me! Trend of 2018: Animal print everything was a hit this year. Worst trend of 2018:
At the end of each year I like to look back and reflect on all the memories that made it special. With mostly ups (and a few downs), I can say 2018 was a remarkable year. Here is my year in review with my favorite moments. From pop-culture, to fashion trends, to life lessons, and the places I visited. Here are the little things that stood out in 2018. Trend of 2018: White boots, feminist inspired clothing, and track pants. Worst trend of 2018: Onesie bodysuits, bicycle shorts and high heels, velour tracksuits, and dad sneakers. Trend revamped: Fanny pack—if done right. The item in
Sometimes when we’re searching for the ultimate gift, we often overlook the idea of creating it ourselves. Every year I say that I will make a handmade gift but I end up doing my shopping online because of my hectic schedule. This year however, I planned ahead and got my Christmas shopping done early, so now I have some free time to create a few special presents before I head to Massachusetts and New York City. I searched Pinterest for projects that would be eye-catching, simple to make, and wouldn’t take a lot of time. Here’s my list of 25 easy DIY Christmas gifts that
Whether you’re shopping for your mom who wants a luxurious facial serum, a friend who loves nail polish, or your girlfriend who asked for a new blush palette—it’s all here! Our beauty gift guide is broken down into three categories: $25 and under, $50 and under, and $75 and up. We’ve also included some of our favorite limited edition holiday items from our favorite beauty brands! Sunset Pink + Rose Gold Glitter Set | Skinnydip | $25 Avocado Sheet Face Mask | Oh K! | $3.99 Shiny Pretty Things Fix + Party Three-Piece Set | MAC | $12 Parental Advisory Pandemonium Eyeshadow Palette | Revolution |
As the holidays approach we all have different traditions, favorite memories, and things we look forward to. We thought we would share our holiday plans with you guys…here’s what we’re most excited about this year. For me, the holiday season begins on Thanksgiving. My boyfriends Birthday is November 24th and then I begin to get ready to head to the East Coast for my Birthday, Christmas, and the New Year. In between all of this I’m holiday shopping, packing, blogging, and planning my trip to New York City. December is a hectic month for me, but it’s also my favorite time of the year. New
Every year once I’m finished with my holiday shopping I create my Christmas wish list to make it easier on my friends and family. I’m hard to shop for because I like specific labels and particular pieces. As I was working on A Girl in LA’s annual gift guides, I came across so many things I fell in love with. From clothing, to jewelry, to items for my apartment. These are the top 20 gifts I’m asking for this Christmas. Doheny Blouse Sanctuary $89 This reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would wear. The high neckline, the sheer sleeves, and the elegant flower print make
Long gone are the days of the traditional red and green Christmas; they’ve been replaced with tons of pink and bright bold colors. When I’m searching for decorating ideas, Eloise and Barbie are some of my biggest influences. I also look for projects that won’t take a ton of time to create since December is such a chaotic month. There’s holiday shopping, packing and planning my annual trip to NYC and Massachusetts, and trying to get all this done before I leave. This means I don’t have a lot of time to decorate my apartment but I still want it to look trendy and festive.
The holidays are right around the corner but purchasing the perfect presents can be stressful and time consuming. No need to worry though, our Holiday 2018 Gift Guide features curated gifts with a variety of price points for everyone on your list (even those that are hard to shop for). Each week we will be posting our themed gift guides to give you suggestions on what to get your friends, family, girlfriend, or boyfriend this season! <3 A Girl in LA
My Thanksgiving usually consists of my boyfriend and I going out to dinner or ordering a ton of takeout and binge-watching Holiday movies. But since we’re not able to make it back to our home states like a lot of our friends, we’ll host a brunch the following weekend. It’s the ideal way to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Here is my Friendsgiving guide with tips, tricks, and party planning ideas on how to throw a memorable gathering. Set the Date and Time Ask your guests beforehand when it is the most convenient time to have your gathering. The best options would be
As a Type A person I thrive on organization and planning. I have never been able to do things spontaneously and that’s why I’m a big fan of goal planning. Whenever I think of something I’d like to achieve I’ll jot it down in my iPhone or in my planner. At the end of each month I’ll look over what I’ve written down and I’ll create a list of goals that I would like to achieve for the month ahead and when I want to accomplish them by. These are the goal planning tools I use: The SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.