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 →

howl at the moon hollywood

In February, Howl at the Moon Hollywood hosted a special event that I attended and I want to share my experience with all of our readers here at A Girl in LA. It was such an amazing night full of jaw-dropping entertainment, dancing, and delicious drinks. Howl at the Moon is such a unique hangout, nothing like I’d ever experienced before. You’ll love every aspect of this piano bar and nightclub. Read on, and learn how you can win your own special night at this crazy and cool little spot in LA. You can follow @howlhollywood to see all the fun my friends and IRead 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 →

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re out of Halloween costume ideas, your guideline is here! This is the only holiday that you can dress up in something crazy and not be judged for how scary or silly you look. The ideas are endless! Since Halloween only comes once a year, you only get one shot to rock the perfect costume. We’ve come up with five costumes ideas for you to choose from that are relatively simple to create. We’ve even included makeup tutorials to nail the perfect look for the costumes that have a tricky makeup application. Girls, you cannot be a cat everyRead More →

All Things October

  October To Do List: Fall is finally here which means PSL everything, haunted houses, and Halloween events going on all month long. In our monthly series, All Things October check out the Moschino x My Little Pony collection (every 90’s girl’s’ dream come true). Sip drinks on Broken Shakers new rooftop bar in DTLA. Watch NBC’s new series, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Read Haunted Hollywood to learn about all the haunted places in Los Angeles. Check out A Girl in LA’s Fall Bucket List with tons to do, see, and try. Watch the scary thriller, The Snowman out in theatersRead 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 →