#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?