Planners + Organizers: Talk the Talk / Walk the Walk

Favorite planners for every personality | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pizzazzerie

Have you jumped on our Spring cleaning bandwagon yet? The new year is on it’s way with first quarter initiatives coming to a close. Now things are going to start ramping up, and March and April are the perfect months to get organized. I met with a client this week who pulled out the cutest planner I have ever seen […]

Straw Purse Watch: Spring is Finally Here!

Photo courtesy: @maria_bernad

Now that Daylight Savings has happened and we’ve passed the official first day of Spring, it’s time to shop for warmer weather! If you don’t already own a nifty little straw purse, take a gander at these babies! We are loving the fun structured shapes and holy huge sizes out this season. These are one-size-fits-all so every bag suits just […]

Organize That Junk Drawer, Please!

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Photo courtesy: Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone is entitled to a junk drawer. I give myself just one in the kitchen for any useful thing I need to have on hand. Pens, paperclips, matches, you name it! I have a slight tendency towards OCD. Keeping a junk drawer tells me I haven’t yet crossed over the line. However, when I think about a beautiful, clean, decorated […]

Minimalism + How it Can Bring Abundance to Your Life

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Photo courtesy: rmgdesign: Herman Miller x Armin Hofmann

I am the opposite of a hoarder. My closets are regularly purged and very few objects hold sentimental value to me. Remember my article about my dear old roommate Aynsley Campbell? She used to describe our home decor styles as “lived in” and “just visiting”. Ha! So guess which one I was. Truthfully, I wasn’t always this way! I have […]

Ruffles Are Going Big in Warm Weather Fashion

Red ruffles on red dress perfect for travel | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Aimee Song

Feeling a little butch these days? Ruffles are so naturally ladylike, they almost don’t know what to do with themselves. We’ve been ooh-ing and aah-ing on the feminine details of dainty dresses. Go-big-or-go-home styles have us packing our bags for romantic destinations (or maybe just the local coffee shop). You may never hear from us again! Take a look at […]

Family Relationships Can Be Healthy: Use Some Feng Shui

Place tall trees in the family center of your home | Feng Shui decor guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lauren Conrad

Do the members of your household uplift you? Or bring you down? How do you feel about your ancestry and heritage? Focusing on the Family center of your home can help you appreciate the positive qualities of your relatives. Use Feng Shui to facilitate harmonious relationships and encourage feelings of respect and love.  Your tribe can have a huge impact […]

Castile Soap Cleans Head-to-Toe, Top-to-Bottom

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Photo courtesy: Sugar, Spice and Glitter

I’m going to throw my sister under the bus and tell you she has never heard of Castile soap. It’s moments like these that gives what we do here at Girlfriend is Better a healthy dose of validation. Maybe it’s my Italian side, but I love this natural soap made with olive oil and sodium hydroxide. It’s delicate enough to […]

Head Scarf Makeover: 5 Ways to Tie One On

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If you’ve got roots that you’re trying to push another week, ditch the baseball cap for something sassier! A head scarf is also the perfect alternative to 40 minutes of hair dryer time. A headband or turban in silk is an easy Bohemian look that dresses up your style. Here are 5 easy ways to use a scarf so you […]

Record Players and Media Cabinets are for Music Lovers

Mid-century modern record players and media cabinets | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Urbnite

If rows and rows of vinyl gets your heart a-pumping, you might be a music junkie like me. I absolutely love shopping for vintage vinyl in thrift shops and record shops alike. Check out my Portland, Oregon travel article from last year and think about adding record shopping to your list! Something about record players has kept vinyl a treasure […]

Fashion Illustration is as Fun and Beautiful as the Couture

Fashion illustration by Pippa McManus | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Pippa McManus

Those beautiful clothes have got to start somewhere! Fashion illustration is the art of communicating ideas with sketches as stylish as the clothes. Illustrators are highly underrated in my book. Photographers tend to get more exposure in the fashion world these days. However, illustrations are making a big comeback. Be sure to check out our magazine cover art feature where […]

Patches Placement: What Kind of Tattoo Would You Get?

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Photo courtesy: Mylena Matos

Ah, patches. Love the trend, but like many things, I am super picky about how they are placed. Patches are like tattoos for clothes. Where to put them is as individual as the wearer. Little embroidered details can make or break a garment, so here are a few tips to help you along. I’d hate for you to massacre a […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

Gallery Wall ideas | mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Style by Emily Henderson

Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]