Purple Craze: Makes Me Feel Fine

Purple suede handbag rounds out an outfit | Spring fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Spain

Color is still making a big impact in fashion for Spring.  We’ve been drooling over print ads and street styles oozing in saturated pallets.  Now is the perfect time to add a dash (or a gallon!) of purple into your wardrobe.  Symbolic of luxury and nobility, the hue adds instant drama or a pop of flair.  Right where you need […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

Hexagon mirrors in honeycomb design | Mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: West Elm

As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around – the honey bee! This is known as the honeycomb conjecture. We’ve compiled some of our favorite uses of this […]

5 Cell Phone Rules for Healthy Teens

5 cell phone rules for healthy teens | Kiernan Shipka with beach cruiser | Girlfriend is Better
Girlfriend: Kiernan Shipka | Photo courtesy: Vanity Fair

Given a choice, all kids will choose an electronic device over any other activity. Trial and error (and some good advice from other parents) has helped us manage electronic devices of every sort for toddlers and teens alike! We got together and compiled 5 cell phone rules that create a healthy balance between digital time and down time. Cell phones […]

Ankle Boots Get an Update for Spring

Ankle boot updates Spring 2017 trends | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Spain

Kick off those “Boho mom” booties and slip into something sexier this Spring! Ankle boots just went a little more punk rock and I’m foaming at the mouth! Personal experience has taught me that one pair of these cropped beauties is never enough. Ever versatile, you can easily sport them with florals or skinny jeans into next fall and winter, […]

Love + Relationships Attracted via Feng Shui

Pink mid-century modern chair perfect for love + relationships center | Feng Shui guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Taylor and Taylor

Romance is in the air and relationships are on our minds. Time to use a little Feng Shui magic to enhance the love you’ve got or attract some to your life! Your home should always be an inviting retreat where you feel secure and happy. Create a little love nest of your own in the rear right section of your […]

Kokedama String Garden: DIY With Moss

Hanging garden | Kokedama string garden | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lively

Spring is in the air! The mornings are getting brighter and the air is getting warmer. Thanks to all of our readers who have been friending us and following us 🙂 🙂 We got some major inspiration from our new friend Connie Dercho from Bellafloradesign when she posted her just-finished kokedama on IG. How beautiful are these plants in their moss […]

Galentine’s Day Girlfriend Fashion Matchmaker

Galentine's Day fashion mash-up | Yin + Yang ruffles | Girlfriend is Better
Yin: Vogue Magazine | Yang: POPSUGAR UK

Heyy girlfriend.. I see you got on some ruffles. I’ve got ruffles too. Meet me for coffee and let’s switch social media sometime. Welcome to Girlfriend’s first annual BFF mash-up for Galentine’s Day! We found our favorite fashion for Spring in rosy hues and partnered them up for our favorite holiday this month. Whether you do a lunch date or […]

Moroccan Lamps Add a Touch of Romance

Moroccan lamps romantic Bohemian eclectic decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Living a Life in Flower

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Bohemian eclectic touches are perfect for setting the mood. Items from Turkey and Morocco add an exotic element to your home without breaking the bank! Moroccan lamps are especially romantic, with ornate metal carvings and colored glass. Create a luxurious atmosphere anywhere in your home by taking your candlelight up a notch. Dress […]

Aloe Juice Works to Improve Skin and Detox the Body

Skin benefits of aloe juice | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Hello Glow

Living in this modern day, we are constantly bombarded by toxins of every kind. We subject our bodies to dangerous chemicals through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. One of my new little miracle workers is aloe juice, a tangy beverage that helps detox the body and combat skin problems. Aloe Vera is […]

Denim 2017: Deconstructing Spring Styles

Deconstructing denim | Best looks for Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show, you understand the concept of “deconstructed”. The process of taking something apart and revealing its components certainly applies to denim this Spring. Our absolute favorite new styles are cropping up and taking the world by storm. Take an ingredient or two and create your own style recipe for success! Max It Out […]

Bathroom Beauties: Vamp Up a Small Space

Vamp up a powder room with bold wallpaper | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: One King's Lane

‘Tis the season for Spring cleaning! After you’ve given your house the royal scrub down, reward a space with a mini-facelift. Bathrooms and powder rooms are prime targets for adding major personality, so go for it! Big color and bold patterns are terrific in small spaces. Check out some of our favorite fixes and try one this season. The hot […]

La Jolla in the Springtime

Black's Beach La Jolla travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
Cliff view above Black's Beach

I’ve lived in some dreamy cities of Southern California, but La Jolla has by far been the dreamiest. Here is a quick travel guide to all of my current favorite spots. Perfect for a stay-cation or weekend getaway! This will in no way constitute a comprehensive list but is a great place to start. There is so much to experience […]