APW Happy Hour #GIRLBOSS edition by Meg Keene HI APW! So, mostly what I want to talk about is how I’ve been reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso this week, and it’s excellent. (It’s also a little bit inspirational for your little sister/ cousin who just graduated and doesn’t fit into a super traditional career path. And while I’ll be buying a copy for said little cousin, if you take out the pep talk sentences it’s ALL FOR ME.) For those of you that don’t know the background story, Sophia Amoruso is an ex sometime-shoplifter-sometime-anarchist-freegan-misfit, who started her company as a vintage e-bay store, and with pure smarts and hustle (and no debt, because she couldn’t even qualify for a credit card) turned it into Nasty Gal, the largest growing retailer in the country, now doing $100 million in sales a year. And she’s still kind of a misfit. Or as David called the book when he caught me reading it, “erotica.” If you’re interested, this article in New York Magazine/ The Cut is a great place to start. Till then, this #GIRLBOSS is actually super exhausted from CEO duty this pre Alt Summit week. So, happy Father’s Day weekend. There is a dad in this household I have to go celebrate. It’s your open thread, go wild. **HAPPY HOUR UPDATE: APW just made the New York Times, in what is my favorite ever press mention we’ve ever gotten. Happy Friday, y’all!** XO, MEG Highlights of APW This Week It’s only the first project in our backdrop series, and the whole staff wants one hanging in our homes. (I… actually kept this one so I have it.) Finally, a wedding photography shot list you can actually use! Premarital education: it’s more than just extra work during wedding planning. A high-fashion faux hawk that even Katniss would approve of. I’m a military wife, but I’m still my own damn self. Open relationships: how one person did, why they did it, and why it’s working for them. An intimate, Florida backyard BBQ. Using your time wisely during wedding planning: it’s trickier than you think. My partner was married before, but how do I keep from comparing his first relationship with this one? How to build a wedding website using Squarespace. Link Roundup We made a list of best wedding Pinners! It may seem like nbd, but it’s been a personal goal of mine all year. (I do all the pinning for APW, right over here.) Can we talk about how two female-led movies are dominating the box office right now?! Not a niche, people. A day of weddings at Unity Temple. Shonda Rhimes had us at “dreaming is bullshit.“ Don’t call me mamacita, I am not your mommy. Now this is a legit beauty routine. Sad and fascinating: GooBing Detroit. Did we all miss the release of Beyonce’s new video for Pretty Hurts? Let’s remedy that. The summer of Iggy Azalea. Sophia Amoruso has advice for millennials and a bone to pick with Sheryl Sandberg. The complete opposite of unplugging, basically. Wedding advice from the stylish ladies of BHLDN. APW’s 2014 Happy Hours are sponsored by Monogamy Wine. Thank you Monogamy for helping make the APW mission possible! if you want to learn more about monogamy (and possibly win birthday treats), head over here and sign up for their newsletter. Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.