There’s a particular breed of selfie out there that I’ve dubbed The Girlfriend Selfie.
Girlfriend Selfies are taken with the express intent to send to your girlfriends. They are not meant to be seen by the public. They are not meant for the boys you like. They are meant, and exist only in the world of girl.
I most often use my Girlfriend Selfies to:
- Show off a great outfit
- Show off a bad outfit
- Show off a great hair day
- Show off a bad hair day
- Garner opinions on a new muumuu
Boom shakalaka panda muumuu shakalaka I BOUGHT THAT THING.
The line to crazy town may have been crossed.
Girlfriend selfies are the greatest of all selfies because there is no thought put into them. No lips are puckered. No filter is applied. No mirror is wiped down. It’s just pure you and the moment you need to have someone validate.
For the record, I only ever send Girlfriend Selfies because other selfies seem like a lot of work. Also, I try my best not to pucker my lips.
Here’s a Girlfriend Selfie I got from Cait and whoa would you look at her bomb eyelashes???
(Example of the Girlfriend Selfie validation).
I sent Cait a particularly crappy sunglasses selfie earlier this week (after I sent the pic to Ash, who had sent me the sunglasses, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I don’t know why she swallowed the fly) and Cait said, “Love juuu. Take many pictures today. And off to McD.”
10 minutes later I got the following text: “Just did a riveting performance of Javert’s suicide.”
And thus ended our communication for the day.
We didn’t need more. Our Girlfriend Selfies had done all the talking.