Though I never wanted to admit it growing up, I am a little bit of a nerd. A nerd with good fashion sense, that is. When I was young, there was nothing I loved more then taking that drive to the old Aiea Library with my mom and my older brother to pick out a good book. I couldn't wait to get home, curl up with my newly selected read, and go on an exciting adventure. It was one of the biggest highlights of my summer vacation.
Reading is still one of my favorite past times. I'm always equipped with a book digitally downloaded on my iPad for those days when I just want to spend the day in bed and relax, or simply a device I use to pass the time on a flight to LA. Knowledge is power and books are my secret weapon. I am fascinated by people and the stories that weave the tapestry of their lives. With the inception of our new business, I have immersed myself into a number of books written by strong and enterprising business women. So, it was only natural that the first installment of my SUMMER READS posts be dedicated to #GIRLBOSS by Nasty Gal's bad ass CEO and one of my personal style icons, Sophia Amoruso.
#GIRLBOSS chronicles her journey to becoming the CEO of a multimillion dollar business that is now viewed as one of the fastest growing online retailers to date. Filled with anecdotes and advice, this book is written in a style that is light hearted and just so relatable that you feel like you're listening to one of your coolest girlfriends. This easy read is perfect for a lazy afternoon at the beach, lovers of fashion, or those who simply need a little inspiration.
On a recent trip to LA, Amber and I were fortunate enough to attend a book launch q & a featuring Nicole Richie and the GIRLBOSS herself. Talk about inspirational! Needless to say, even though I already had my digital copy in tow, an autographed hardcover was a must have. It sits proudly on my bookshelf. So, in the infamous words of #GIRLBOSS, "Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't ever let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool. Let's do this". Definite food for thought and a highly recommended summer read.