November 14, 2014

The Value of Girlfriends

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. ~ Unknown

I woke up this morning feeling really thanful for all of my girlfriends, the new and the old. As women, we bond with others who share our vision, our goals, and our humor.  Girlfriends offer advice ranging from frizzy hair to dealing with family, love, career, weight and boosting our self-esteem.  Fashion, makeup, home decorating and shopping is just more fun to share with girlfriends!

Since our move to Atlanta last year,  I've matured enough to understand the value of friendships with women. I have learned that having real friends takes effort.  A true friend doesn't judge you, they accept you the way you are, build you up and you thrive with their friendship. You may not talk or see each other every day, but you always pick up where you left off, even if it has been weeks since you last spoke.

I truly believe that you are blessed if you have just one really good girlfriend in your life. I have been blessed with a handful of amazing lifelong girlfriends, including my beautiful mother in-law. It's been 30+ years since I met my mom in-law and we still call each other randomly just to catch up on our favorite reality shows and laugh like giddy school girls. I may not hear from my girlfriends every day, but when we email, text or call each other it's as though I never left Florida.

I want my friendships to be solid and meaningful, so I am willing to put in the effort. Because you know those important long night chats about the Bravo Housewives, the amazing sales at Nordstrom and our tragic haircut stories are all seriously good for our health.

Thanks so much for reading!

What we are wearing:
 Carly is on the left: 
Striped dress, Marshall's
Animal Print Tights, Hanes Hosiery c/o 
Boots, Target
Kendra Scott Bracelet c/o

I am on the right: 
Fur Vest, TJ Maxx, option, another option
Romper, Loft, old
Striped Tights, Hanes Hosiery c/o
Tory Burch Boots, old but similar here
Tory Burch Bag


  1. Monica, tis is such a great post! Mt best friend and I have been buddies for over 20 years and I adore her as if she was my own sister. It's so true that girlfriends are goo for our over all health, who else would we share a laugh or two about men!

  2. Monica, this is such a great post! I have been buddies with my best friend since high school and I adore her as if she was my own sister. It's so true that girlfriends are good for our over all health, who else would we share a laugh or two about men!

  3. Awe Monica! What a beautiful post.... I would love to have a friend like you.... can you please move back to Florida??? Everything you said is spot on. I have very good friends that adore and even thought I don't get to see them as much as I would love to, they are there for me when I need them and vice versa. Thanks for sharing and I loved it!!! You both look amazing. XOXO, Jeannette

  4. Gorgeous post, nothing like great friendship and you both look so chic too! Love this! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  5. You're so right. Having one or two true girlfriends means a world more than a whole group of "faux" friends. You both look stunning, btw!

  6. What a heartfelt post! I really enjoyed reading and totally agree....

    I love your outfits and I'm so inspired to purchase a faux fur vest! And those so lovely!

    Thank you for joining Passion4Fashion LinkUp where I am co-hosting with Rachel.
    Following you on bloglovin - I'd be thrilled if you could follow me back:)

  7. I'm so glad you stopped by, Angele! xo

  8. Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by! xo

  9. Hahaha, Jeanette! You are so cute, we would be great friends! I'm so happy to have at least found you in the blogosphere! Have a great week! xo

  10. Gotta love our girls! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

  11. Sounds like a wonderful time with a good friend. They are hard to come by, and often times it just means having someone be there for you. Love your outfits, and both of you are wearing cool tights! Love your vest, so cozy and a beautifl dark tone.

    from the link up

    please stop by, jess xx

  12. This is so true! It sounds like you had a great time together!

  13. Girlfriends are necessary for sanity! Cute outfits!

    And random but I’d love if you shared this post on my new Weekend Snapshots link up. The link-up just went live today!

  14. So true! I will stop by your link up, thanks for letting me know! xo

  15. Thank you, Jess! I'm so happy you stopped by! xo

  16. Aww lovely post, i miss my best friends as I don't get to see them much..

    Thanks for sharing #CreativeMondays


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