Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

I AM BACK! It has been a hectic week! Quite a few things have happened and with all the nice weather we were having, I have of course been spending it outside tanning. (Yes, I do feel for you all who are in colder temps – stay warm.) I hope everyone had a lovely valentines day! I decided to do a book review, I am not sure if this will be a consistent thing or not because I am extremely judgemental when it comes to books.

#GIRLBOSS written by Sophia Amoruso is the perfect book to read if you are feeling slightly unmotivated or just need some inspiration in your life. She talks about how at the age of 17 she decided that she didn’t want to be in school and she wanted to go on her own way of life, working for others she found wasn’t something that she enjoyed doing either. She talks about the highs and lows and what it took for her to start “one of the fastest growing companies” (Inc. Magazine, 2012) Nasty Gal. If you are not familiar with Nasty Gal, it is a company which sells clothing, accessories and shoes for young women. (Definitely take a peak at the website – one of my favourite online stores)

What stood out to me the most about this book? The fact that she defied social norms. I like that she did not attend any schools, get her masters or come from a wealthy family – she did this all on her own, because she had an idea and she worked her hardest to make that idea a reality.

GB

Favorite Quotes:

β€œIf you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will – even if it’s not immediately obvious”

β€œConstantly tweak & move on…if something didn’t work… I just tried something else.”

β€œIf you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, β€˜Hey, can I have that?’”

β€œI do think that you should put effort into what you wear. Clothing is ultimately the suit of armor in which we battle theworld. When you choose your clothing right, it feels good. And there’s nothing shallow about feeling good.”


Thought I would throw in some items that I personally love from the Nasty Gal website:

So do I recommend this book? ABSOLUTELY. Go get it, it is honestly amazing.

Manda