#GirlBoss - Book Review & Outfit Crushes


 I just finished reading #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal apparel. I actually didn't know who she was prior to reading the book but the title alone drew me in so I purchased it to listen to on my commute.

In her early twenties, Sophia started out by selling vintage clothing on her eBay store named "Nasty Gal Vintage", the name was inspired by one of Betty Davis' songs. After separating from eBay and launching the Nasty Gal online retail website, Sophia built the multi-million dollar brand in just 7 years.


#GirlBoss documents Sophia's failures in school and job hopping from minimum waged jobs, getting fired and even dumpster diving for bagels. She talks about her road to success which started out of her tiny San Francisco apartment selling re-purposed vintage clothing from her eBay store.

In her book, Sophia shares great advice on how to become your own "Girl Boss" including tips on writing your resume and cover letter, interview do's and don'ts, and several other ways to hold yourself accountable in order to be successful in life. I enjoyed reading her story and getting some good tidbits of advice. It was a short read with lots of quotes from successful business people and "gurus", which I didn't hate, but some more unique content would have given the book more substance.

My Rating: 3.5/5

The name "Nasty Gal" can be jarring when you first stumble upon it but it all made sense after reading #GirlBoss.



Of course reading the book prompted me to check out the Nasty Gal website and I found that the brand has some really cute outfits for different occasions and all very reasonably prices. These are some of my outfit crushes...

Casual
one / two / three

Formal
one / two / three

Swim
one / two / three

Coverups
one / two / three

Have you shopped at Nasty Gal before?

13 comments

  1. I'm with you - it wasn't my favorite book to read but I appreciated her hustle. They created a show on netflix based on the book but it only lasted one season! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. I bet I would LOVE the book. Cute clothes, I've never been to that site but going now! have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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  3. gotta love a good hustle. i didn't read the book but the show was annoying ha. darn you netflix. but there are def some cute clothes on there!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. I never know about Nasty Gal until I started hearing about this book. I'm glad the book was a mostly good read, even if you wanted more unique content!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. such cute clothes, the book has been on my list but i haven't checked it out yet. I do love reading about someone's hustle though!

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  6. I've been so curious about that book because let's face it we all deserve to be our own boss and pick up the hustle. Maybe I'll pick it up for a beachy read instead. Loving all those cute finds though, especially that striped OTS top <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. I feel like some of these books are a little too common sense sometimes, but either way they can be quite motivating! I need to work on my hustle some more. The clothes look super cute! Love those coverups!

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  8. i have heard of this book, but not read it. i used to shop at Nasty Gal all the time in australia lol. i definitely couldn't (wouldn't want to) wear that stuff now! i'm assuming they are the same company, same logo and everything. that's pretty cool of her to accomplish so much!

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  9. I read a little of this book a few years ago, but didn't really get into it. But I like the ideas behind it! Cute clothes!

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  10. I love that last coverup! Super cute!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  11. I think the name Nasty Gal is Definitely jarring too.. hehe Here from SUYB. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  12. I read the book back in 2014 and enjoyed it. Now I'm watching the Netflix series which I like as a show although it doesn't paint Sophia as a likable character. Some of this was present in the book, but her negative qualities really show on screen. Despite her flaws it is impressive that she built a company.

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  13. I actually enjoyed the series on Netflix more than the book. I felt like the book didn't go deep into her life, it was just tips and blah blah blah. Great review though! Love your top picks.

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