Not Just a Girl Boss


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I’ve seen a few things here and there saying we shouldn’t use the term “girl boss.” Rather, we should call creative, profitable, and powerful women just bosses. That adding the “girl” implies that men are normally the boss.

I don’t know. I’m proud of being a girl and proud of being a boss. Isn’t it okay to be both?

Also, for me, the term “girl boss” is lighthearted. It’s fun.

I’m lighthearted and fun, too.

#GirlBoss tank from Tulip and Vine

As a woman, there are a whole different set of expectations on us, and to be able to play so many roles is commendable. I’m a mom, a wife, a teacher, a blogger, and a part workshop owner. I love makeup. I have two daughters. Things are pretty feminine around here.

I love that femininity. But that femininity doesn’t imply that I’m subdued and passive. Why does saying the word “girl” imply “less powerful”? Why can’t we be proud of being girls and bosses?

I’m proud that I can contour ’til the cows come home, and I’m also proud that I have an entrepreneurial spirit that helps me run a successful blog.

I embrace all of these qualities about myself.

#GirlBoss tank from Tulip and Vine

I’m not really trying to get into a debate on feminism or discourage anyone. I just want to spread positivity to women and say that it’s okay to embrace both your softer and fiercer sides of yourself. Not that “girl” means “soft” and “boss” means “fierce.”

Because you can totally interchange those, as well. As a boss, it’s crucial to show patience and to uplift others. And as a girl, we’ve got to do hard things that nobody else can.

#GirlBoss tank from Tulip and Vine

For me, being a woman really is about embracing those hard and soft qualities. It’s okay to dress up and wear heels, and it’s also okay to put on a pair of yoga crops, running shoes, and a “Girl Boss” tank. It’s okay to be a fiercer girl and an uplifting, encouraging boss.

I’m not “just a girl boss,” but I wear this tank to encourage myself on days when I feel unmotivated or discouraged. It reminds me that I am a complex creature who is capable of so many things.

#GirlBoss tank from Tulip and Vine

Outfit details:

Girl Boss Tank (c/o) // Yoga Crops // Shoes // Sunglasses (free month with code MEGODITTO)

7 Comments

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    Amy G.
    August 19, 2016 at 7:37 am

    You’re adorable and I feel the exact same way! We can be feminine and be bosses. We can be girly and still be fierce! Loving the pictures and the outfit 🙂

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    kristyvmoreno
    August 19, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Amen! I am proud of being a woman or girl or whatever it is that screams I’m a lady. If I can pair that with boss, even better. I am what I am, and I think we should all be able to embrace it however we want. Xoxo

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    Alycia
    August 19, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Yes, yes, yes!!!!

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    Daisy Gardner (@thedaisygardner)
    August 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Well said 🙂 Love it!

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    GoFashiondeals (@Gofashiondeals)
    August 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Well said! I always see it as I am a girl and a boss..never occurred to me the whole man part..hmm. I think the shirt is so cute and fun. As well as light hearted.

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    Nikki
    August 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Love this tank!! I also just noticed that you guys are having another Perform on Pinterest workshop in October, cannot wait and I hope I can attend this one :)!! Any idea when registration will open up?

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    Crystal Whitlow
    September 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I totally love and relate to this shirt! It loos great on you. Where it proudly! 😀

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