Miss Janet if you’re Nasty. Sorry I couldn’t not pay homage to Janet Jackson. I just finished the book #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal. And I MOTHERFREAKING LOVED IT!!! I had literally every other chick I knew telling me I HAD to read this book and it’s right up my alley and blah blah blah because I’m practically the Rick Ross pusher of Nasty Gal clothes on everyone that asks me where I buy most of my clothes.
And usually anytime too many people tell me to do something the more I will avoid it. Because I’m 7. But after I finished Patti Smith’s M Train for our fancy ass book club, a friend of mine and I did a good old fashioned book swap. She gifted me #Girlboss. And I think this is a book that every girl should read. Like, make it mandatory reading to seniors in high school, so that they actually finish HS and get their diploma. Because this book will make everyone want to start kicking ass and taking names immediately. It fired me up and reminded me so much about how I got to where I am now. By not following rules, starting your business aka my ‘TV hosting career” on the very very ground level and generating your own buzz and learning as you go. I read this book in like 2 days which is practically a Christmas miracle with my wild schedule. But baby wanted to drink from the fountain of knowledge of Sophia Amoruso.
Plus I already buy a crap ton of stuff from Nasty Gal, so I might as well cover all the bases. Infact I’m wearing a Nasty Gal lace top as I type this. BOOM!!
Here’s some of my favorite quotes from the book that I figured I’d share with you lovelies. I high recommend you give it a read!
“The only thing I smoke is my competition” – pg 3
“I don’t want you to look up, #GIRLBOSS, because all that looking up can keep you down. The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own” – pg 13 (on focusing too much on what the people around you are doing)
“You don’t have to choose between smart and sexy. You can have both. You are both.” -pg 15 (lesson I still struggle with. I practiced doing my makeup this weekend!)
“Money looks better in the bank than on your feet” – pg98
“You can’t convince someone else – whether it’s a potential employer, a loan officer at the car dealership, or someone you’ve been crushing on – that you’re amazing and terrific if you don’t actually think you are. This isn’t the false confidence that comes from getting a bunch of likes on your Instagram selfies, but a deep down unshakable self confidence that persists even when things aren’t going all that great.” – pg 120
“You have to kick someone out of your head as forcefully as you’d kick someone out of your house if you didn’t want them to be there” -pg 126 (on when someone is taking up too much damn space in your head. Either charge em rent or kick em to the curb)
“I like being myself. Myself and nasty” – Aldous Huxley – pg 140
“Remember #GIRLBOSS: it’s not cool to get drunk on your own success” – pg 143
“You can have a ton of money and buy yourself all the designer goods you can stuff into the trunk of your Mercedes Benz, but no amount of money can buy you style” – pg 222
The shirt I’m wearing can be found here 🙂