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

Herman Miller chair graphic | Minimalism ideas | Girlfriend is Better
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

Castile soap home + beauty uses | Girlfriend is Better
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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 […]