The Girl Boss Checklist

We’ve all read that Girl Boss book by Sophie Amoruso (if you haven’t, it’s a great little read) and even though I don’t really intend on starting up my own clothing business (spoiler alert?) I did take quite a lot from it, and that includes the idea that I should be my own girl boss. It’s not even a message from the book, per se, but I love the idea of being the boss of one thing, and that’s me. I’m the only one who can control what I do, who I am, and what I work towards, and that means I’m the one who’s in control of how I feel everyday.

One thing my manager told me once was ‘you are the only person who controls what emotions you bring into the office’. Even though we can feel pain because our shoes rubbed on the way to work, or we can feel sad because we watched Love Rosie last night and we’re still not over it – we can also choose to feel empowered and happy, and most of all, be ready to nail the day, girl boss style.

It takes a little bit of time to really get into the zone, but I’m here with my Girl Boss Checklist. In other words, all you need to get the most out of your work day.


This relates a little bit to what I mentioned earlier about ‘choosing your feelings’. Go into your day with the right mindset. If you’ve had a bad morning, think about whether it needs to impact your day or not. Were you 5 minutes late to work? Maybe, but is it really enough of a reason for your whole day to suck? Not really. Choose the way your mind thinks and bring in all of those positive vibes, along with the idea that you’re gonna have a bloody good day.


Have everything you need to nail the day. I’m talking fully charged phones and laptops, glasses, a watch, and of course some powder to get rid of your mid-afternoon grease (just me?). Along with this smart but feminine outfit, I’ve got everything I need in one place with my Model KT bag from Jennifer Hamley. It fits my laptop, laptop cables, diary, purse, pens and glasses case in it with room to spare – and with easy access to everything I need (including no tangled headphones for the journey home) I don’t need to worry about losing anything. Don’t forget a snazzy watch either, stay on time babes!


Are you getting your 8 hours? I’ve started turning off my phone about 20/30 mins before I need to sleep so my eyes can have a little down-time, and it’s really helped with my wandering mind before bed. A lot of people say to not look at a screen for an hour or two before bed, but that’s SO impossible, isn’t it? Just a little time away still makes a difference, and it makes sure you wake up feeling fresh.


If you write everything down, you’re never going to forget it. Lists lists lists. Buy yourself a quirky notepad and keep everything you need to do written down, and check them off when you can. It’s ok to add small things you’ve done as you’re going too so it makes it look like we’ve done more, we all do it!


Something doesn’t work out? Try again. Don’t be too disheartened by failure, and learn from it. Referring back to earlier again, you can choose whether to feel disappointed or feel like you’ve learned something. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, we all have to sometimes!


Top – Topshop

Trousers – Topshop

Bag – c/o Jennifer Hamley

Shoes – Kurt Geiger (similar here)

Watch – c/o Christian Paul

In other words, you control what you do, so make your day a good’un. If you wanna treat youself to one of the sassy Jennifer Hamley gal boss bags then you can grab 15% off them with code ROBYN15!

R x


** c/o shows items that have been gifted for the purpose of the post, but all items are chosen and styled by me. This post contains sponsored content **



  1. 24th January 2017 / 9:19 am

    YAS GURL! GIRL BOSS IT ALL THE WAY! List making is defff a huge part of girl bossing it! Xxx

    • 24th January 2017 / 4:17 pm

      YAY! I love a good list to keep me organised, that way you know what you’ve got left to do and whatnot.

      R xoxo

  2. Jessica
    24th January 2017 / 9:55 am

    I sure agree with your checklist! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    • 24th January 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Glad you do babe! It’s a winner for a fab day!

      R xoxo

  3. 24th January 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Girl Boss it up Robyn! You look fab as always and now I’ve seen that bag I’m thinking it could be my partner in crime for uni!

    Jodie //

    • 24th January 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Oh my word it’d be so perfect for uni work! It’s so good for laptops and whatnot!

      R xoxo

    • 24th January 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Me too! It makes me so much more productive and adds so much more confident to myself!

      R xoxo

  4. Yasmin
    24th January 2017 / 7:08 pm

    #GirlBoss love your post. I guess we had the same thought in mind because my last post was also a GIRL BOSS Style OOTD <3

    XO, Yasmin

    • 25th January 2017 / 2:16 pm

      YES GIRL! It looks fab! Nail that gal boss look!

      R xoxo

  5. 25th January 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Yes, bloody love this post!! Girl Boss is an amazing book, and I love all of your tips here, too!

    • 25th January 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Aimee! Glad you liked the post, and isn’t the book fab?!

      R xoxo

  6. 26th January 2017 / 1:37 pm

    You certainly are rocking the #GirlBoss attitude Robyn, and your Model KT – love to see you loving it.
    Jennifer xx

    • 26th January 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Glad you love it Jen! All the best to the real #GirlBoss which is you!

      R xoxo

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