Much like your mother when you’re a mostly-not-bad junior in high school who just wants to do some homemade jello shots in your basement on New Year’s Eve with your friends before going to a cool house party downtown, Mother’s Day sneaks up on us every year. While flowers are always nice (truly!), it can be fun to break out of the gift-giving mold. We … Continue reading 8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Want to know what she tells her friends about you? Read on. It’s a few days after a really great date and your mind is on a second, so you may be wondering just what she’s telling her friends about your shared experience. Did she really care about your height? Or what you do for a living? Maybe she only described that first (slightly awkward) … Continue reading What She Tells Friends About You
This piece was originally published in 2017. We’re featuring it again today in the spirit of this year’s International Women’s Day. Head here to discover more ways to support women. Today, women all around the country are going on strike. And that includes here at Style Girlfriend. Less than two months since the historic March on Washington, a protest movement that saw women—and plenty of woke men—taking … Continue reading A Day Without the Women of Style Girlfriend
I have a tendency to get intimidated by intellectual, long-form essays and philosophical arguments. I am still too scared to use the phrase “intersectionality” in conversation for fear I’ll somehow Yogi Berra it. Maybe it’s the communications degree tucked in my desk drawer that keeps me humble. Maybe it’s my midwestern humility. But the idea of discussing how the world works in can sometimes feel … Continue reading What is the Female Gaze and Why Should I Look For It?
“I want to show you something, but you have to close your eyes.” This is perhaps one of the cheesiest lines a guy can use. I know! But when an ex boyfriend walked me to his back porch one April evening and instructed me to cover my eyes while he got something ready, I was unapologetically giddy. When he said, “Okay, open!” I saw that … Continue reading How to Give the Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ever