5 Things A Girl Boss Needs In Her Life
Are you looking to elevate yourself to become the girl boss you’ve always dreamed to be? Here are the essentials for you to achieve just that
“Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action…And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way." Those were the words of knock out girl boss Sophia Amoruso when she released her first book #Girlboss.
Are you looking to channel your inner Sophie and elevate yourself to become the girl boss you’ve always dreamed to be? Sometimes, it’s all about the confidence and the outlook—with the help of a little fashion and style… And don’t forget to have fun!
1. Blazer and heels
As a girl boss, you should be ready for any client meeting or intimidation that you need to do whatever time of the day. Your wardrobe may be as varied as it can be, but these are two things that can make or break any outfit.
You may start your day chill in a pair of jeans or a bright summer outfit, but you should be able to dress up in a snap when a prospective client or opportunity walks through the door. A well-fitted blazer can elevate any attire easily—opt for something black or dark blue so you look slimmer, too.
Heels are a must for the woman of power. But take note that comfortable heels are what you want, not heels that will make you walk like you have blisters all day. Choose heels in real leather or suede because those are more supple and more comfortable to wear. Choose block heels or kitten heels that are around 4 to 5 cm if you’re planning to walk in them all day. Heels would strengthen any outfit, that’s for sure.
And did we forget to say that heels accentuate your butt? Extra confidence points!
2. A detailed planner
They say print products are obsolete because of technology; we say that’s not true! Having a detailed planner that’s organized by the hour keeps you on track and inspired throughout the week. Keeping your tasks monitored makes your more productive as it encourages you to move on to the next as you complete something.
Choose a planner that has hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly agendas. This way, you can keep track even of larger agendas you have for the month. Get one that comes with blank pages, too, that way you have space to write down your thoughts. According to many studies, journaling have a lot of health benefits like reducing stress and boosting your mood.
And can you just imagine how cool you’ll look when you actually whip out a Moleskin planner when someone tries to book something with you?
3. A tita bag
Yup, that’s exactly what you need: a big, quality bag that has a lot of compartments. Since you’re always on the move, you have to be ready for whatever fashion, travel, or real emergency you will encounter. Here are some incredibly useful things that you should always be inside your bag:
● A bottle of water (you save the environment by buying less plastic bottles, and keeping hydrated is good for the skin, too)
● Tissue and wet wipes (come on, these are the mother of all essentials!)
● Hand sanitizer (choose organic ones like a lavender sanitizing spray, which both cleans, deodorizes, and is nature-friendly)
● Ponytail (you’ll never know when it can get too hot)
● Makeup kit (need we say more?)
● Sanitary napkin (and a pair of underwear just for emergency!)
● Aloe and rosewater facial spray (just a quick pick-me-up when you need it)
● Band-Aid (for sore spots when you have new shoes or boo-boos)
● Breath mints (when you’ve had that extra garlic for lunch)
● Medicine and vitamins (are you acidic? Prone to travel sickness? Migraine? Bring what you need, girl!)
And guess what, all of that won’t fit in if you don’t have a big, tita bag! So commit to it.
4. A signature scent
It’s easy to look nice; that’s why we all have our nice outfits and makeup for! But when someone commends you for smelling nice, that takes on a different level of awesomeness! Choose a scent that works for you and spritz it on for that instant lift! Choose one that’s long-lasting, so you don’t have to keep spraying every minute. And choose one that’s pretty handy so it’s not a hassle to bring around during travel.
Trust us. There’s a certain air of power and sophistication that comes with a good-smelling woman. And when you train people’s noses enough to smell you in the air, that becomes your brand, too! So choose your perfume wisely. Some of our suggested fragrance for everyday wear are Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne, Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau De Parfum, and L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance.
5. A credit card that works for you
Life has so many opportunities; don’t let a lack of a few bucks stop you from taking it! If you’ve begun on a journey of organized plans and goals, then a credit card to help you achieve those surely won’t hurt. Just make sure that your credit card has these three things: one that can help you with your financial planning; one that lets you collect and redeem points; and one that affords you freebies and promos. Because a credit card should work for you and your lifestyle, and not bury you in debt!
It’s easy to choose a credit card off the shelf and just go with that. But if you want something tailor fit to your financial independence and shopping habits, you can turn to banks like Metrobank who offer a wide array of credit cards that can fit your lifestyle.
Are you the financially independent kind of person? Well, you won’t need to shell out a single peso for annual fees with the Metrobank M Free Mastercard because it is free for life.
If you’re the kind of girl boss who travels around a lot, the Metrobank Toyota Mastercard is perfect because it gets you discounts at Toyota dealers, 3 percent fuel rebate, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
For the frequent traveler, there’s the Metrobank World Mastercard that opens you to unequalled privilege and luxury. That means discounts and deals in over 1,000 airports worldwide, unlock rebates in and out of the country, and an automatic Personal Travel Accident Insurance coverage of up to P5 million.
And of course, for the woman of style and purpose, the Metrobank Femme Signature Visa, a card that gets you triple rewards for hotel accommodations, hospitals bills, salons, and spas. And more than the glitz and glamor that this credit card can afford you, you earn 1 point for every Php20 you spend on your card, so you can earn points faster to redeem exciting rewards or donate to the ICANSERVE Foundation Inc., a nationwide network of cancer survivors who provide hope and help to women with breast cancer. How financially and personally fulfilling is that?
Metrobank has an easy credit card application process, especially if you have a good relationship with Metrobank branches. You can easily fill up the form on their website, bit.lt/MCCreditApply or find @MiaOfMetrobankCard on FB Messenger. No more filling up forms or lining up on the bank! You can do it on your own time, your own pace.
What's more, if you apply for any Metrobank credit card now, you can get access to a special promotion with fashion and lifestyle brand H&M. Redeem up to P2,000 worth of eGC just by using your new Metrobank card!
That's an instant P500 eGC upon approval and delivery of your new card, another P500 when you activate and use it for the first time, and another P1,000 eGC when you spend at least P10,000 within 75 days of activating your credit card.
No more delaying your dreams. Start your girl boss journey now!