Last week I bought the book “#Girlboss” written by the creator, CEO, and general all around bad ass boss lady of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso. Now let me preface this by saying that my attention span is very short sometimes, especially when reading books. I really…I mean REALLY, have to be interested in the subject matter to finish reading one and if I am, I breeze through it in a few days. Which is what I did with this book. I felt like she was talking straight to ME. Like a homegirl that wrote a special manual to help me succeed. The experiences that Amoruso describes on her journey resonated with mine so much. From the terrible jobs, to the changing your style several times in a journey to finds oneself. However not only is she telling her story she is also giving advice that she has actually used herself. From how to write a proper resume, to saving money and self help tips. This book is the necessary tool for anyone who needs a boost and confirmation that they are on the right path.
I originally wrote this post back in 2008. I found it today and it’s relevance still holds true. Hope this advice helps!
I think Tim Gunn is a fashion genius, the man knows his stuff and speaks in a way that is appealing to all people. If you look a hot mess he knows how to tell you in the nicest, most intelligent way. The other day I was reading his book, Tim Gunn: A Guide To Quality, Taste & Style and in the beginning he talks about ways to express your like or dislike for an article or collection of clothing. He explains that if you are going to critique something use words that will help you make the distinction between why it appeals to you or why it doesn’t. This is helpful on the journey to discovering what works for you and what doesn’t.