#GIRLBOSS & Enterpernuarship: More Coffee Table Reads

I stopped feeling like I didn’t belong anywhere, and realized I actually belonged anywhere I wanted to be
— Sophia Amoruse

I first heard about Sophia Amuroso in 2014 after I attended The School of Style in New York City. I was so inspired by who she was and what she had accomplished because I felt I resonated with her drive. 

Sophia Amaruso is a self made busineswoman and founder of Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal is an online retail store that was named the fastest growing retail store in 2015. I had been shopping her website for sometime before I even knew who she was. **Just make sure that when you order things to your parents house they know its clothes, not the sort of name you want coming in multiple packages with your addressed to you on your parents door step. LOL**

Before attending style school I had opened a "closet" on Poshmark. Poshmark is the leading fashion destination where people come together to buy and sell clothing and accessories from each other.

I loved it. It wasn't about the items I sold or the amount I sold them for it was the creation process and actually getting to see the reward for your work, it's only a matter of time before you see results.

Once I found out who the true #BOSS Sophia was. I ran out bought her book while in New York and nearly read the whole book on the plane home to Arizona. When I got home I went crazy on Poshmark (good crazy) organizing my things, setting up and styling my photos, and went into such detail on the descriptions. I visited thrift, and consignment stores sorting for the best items, I knew would sell. 

The first item I ever sold was a coach purse I got years before and never used. I knew if I could do it once I could do it again. I created my own photo light box out of tissue paper and a cardboard box. I borrowed a maniquin from a friend and sat in front of my computer and went HAM sharing my listings over, and over, and over again.

Poshmark came to me at a time when I was recovering after my first ankle surgery, I wasn't able to get a job that required me to be on my feet, thats why I had so much time to be on Poshmark. I even dabbled in Ebay. I'd wake up in the morning and fill my boxes and ship them out. I was meticulius about the presentaion. I wrapped all my items in pink tissue paper with hand written "thank you" cards,  it was the most important thing to me to ship my items as fast a possible, even if that meant more than one trip to the post office in a day.

 Sophia was the first women I had heard of that truly helped me to see and believe in entrepreneurship! At 22 she started her Ebay store, at 31 her brand was named the fastest growing retail store, and in 2016 at 32 she was named one of the richest self-made woman in the WOLD by Forbes!!

 She was young, striving to find her place in this world, and simply did something she loved and turned it into moola$$. Through the summer of 2014, Sophia helped me see that I was capable of achieving other things I loved to do and profit from them.

I'm so happy I stumbled across #GIRLBOSS. Thank you Sophia for for being an inspiration in helping other young women strive for thier dreams, gain self-confidence, and do it all with style.