While I was on my camping trip / mini vacation (I still need a longer vacation), I read the book #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, the creator and CEO of Nasty Gal. Not only is this book pretty badass, but it’s pretty inspirational as well.
#GIRLBOSS taught me how to be a successful person, going from rags to riches. Amoruso wrote about how she went from selling thrifted clothes on Ebay to being the CEO of Nasty Gal and having over 350 employees. While reading this, I was intrigued the entire time by Amoruso’s amazing advice. She even wrote an entire chapter about how to nail an interview and write a good resume and cover letter. I learned that to be a #GIRLBOSS, you can’t be lazy. You can’t sit around, waiting for success. You have to take charge and do what you want.
Now, in my eyes, I’m not a huge fan of Nasty Gal. I’ve viewed their clothes many times and I’ve seen a few things I wouldn’t have minded buying. However, I can’t afford most of the clothing and some just seem weird. I wanted to read #GIRLBOSS only because I thought Amoruso’s story seemed cool and different than other biographies, and come on, it’s about fashion. Because I read this book, I now understand why the clothing is like that. It reflects Sophia Amoruso and it reflects Nasty Gal’s purpose. To show women that it’s awesome to be yourself. So now, I may actually buy something on Nasty Gal. (on sale, of course)
If you want to be a #GIRLBOSS, you have to read this book. It gives you amazing advice on starting your own company and doing what makes you happy. Not only that, but some parts are hilarious. Amoruso’s writing is witty and real-to-the-point. It doesn’t skirt around corners or make it seem like everything in this world is fine and dandy. Even if you don’t want to have a career in fashion, this book is for every woman that wants to be successful. Which technically, should be for every woman. Buy this book. Read it. Soak it in. Be inspired. And then, become your own #GIRLBOSS.