#Girlboss, Bitches!

If you binged watched Girlboss on Netflix like I did then you have an obsession. A major fashion, feministic, HBIC obsession! When the book came out in 2014, I immediately went out and got it and read it, I told everyone about it, let some of my girlfriends borrow it and even wrote a post on Sophia Amoruso, the author. I really didn't know much about her until that book so when I heard the Netflix series was coming out, you can bet your sweet ass I was counting down the days.

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If you are not sure what Girlboss is, it is basically a memoir of NastyGal founder, Sophia Amoruso. The story basically goes like this, Sophia was struggling living in San Fransisco and had no money. She was on the verge of being evicted and had just quit her job. She decided to sell a stolen library book on eBay and almost overnight she was flipping, if you will, vintage clothes and selling them on eBay and making a killing. She was kicked off eBay and finally started her own website, nastygalvintage.com, which later she bought the rights to nastygal.com and change the URL. She created a huge successful business and then wrote a book about it. 




Most of the reviews I have read have been pretty bad but, honestly, I could careless because I loved it! The fashion, the feminism and the fun. It was so damn funny. Britt Robertson, whom happens to be one of my favorite actresses, did a fine job portraying Sophia from knowing everything there is to know about vintage clothing right down to dropping the F-bomb (if you read her book you would understand). Yeah, so they got a few things wrong and over-exaggerated a bit like, she didn't start out by selling a jacket, it was actually a stolen library book, but there was a memo in the beginning, ICYMI...




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I think the best part about the show is that I could really relate, like really. My favorite part was when she says...
If you know me then you know that JENNA DON'T DO BRIDGES, either. 

I also love her IDGF attitude. Granted in the end she finds out that she didn't build the empire alone and she had people who loved her helping her, blah, blah, blah. She is able to make something out of nothing and this series is really great for boosting the confidence of women. "We live in a mans world!" Bullshit! Sophia Amoruso shows women that when you have a dream and you put your mind to it, it doesn't matter how much money you have, what your credit looks like or if you are about to get evicted, you can damn well push on and do it without a man! Her confidence level is so high it is inspiring. She brings a "f*ck the world" attitude that is very satisfying. She is a true leader in the industry.

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Currently, most reviews are all about NastyGal filing for bankruptcy a few months ago, the firing of some employees, and lawsuits that follow, and saying her series has bad timing. I, personally, think that the series couldn't have come at a better time. With the feminist movement and living in Trump's world, what better way to show Trump supporters and men alike that women ARE taking over the world and that P*ssy Grabs Back?

Overall, I think the series was phenomenal and what she is doing is righteous. Critics need to come down off their high horses and stop hating on Sophia, she knows her shit and she's real. If you love fashion, bad bitches, California and quirky humor then you will love Girlboss. I HIGHLY recommend watching it and reading her book!

Signed Opinionated Fashionista


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