My blogging bestie, Shell from A Courageous Beauty, and I like to pretend that once the Olsen Twins were the Olsen Quadruplets and we are the two missing sisters from the equation. JK, but kinda. We’ve done a couple of shoots together and each time we grab each other’s hands and yell “like Mary Kate and Ashley” and IMMEDIATELY strike an Olsen-esque pose like the one above!
We knew we couldn’t just be obsessed and not explain why we admire the girls so much! Recently, they made headlines again by being nominated Womenswear Designer of the Year for their line, The Row (totally outside of our price range, but totally dreamy!).
5 Reasons I Admire The Olsen Twins
1: They have hobbies.
The twins are known for their childhood acting and fashion pursuits as adults, but both have hobbies outside of those things. For instance, Mary Kate is a competitive horseback rider and Ashley was an ardent dance growing up.
It’s so important to have hobbies outside your main “work”, whether that’s blogging, an office job, or a mom! Personally, I love to go camping, hiking, ect. (ANYTHING outside) or shooting with my husband to get away from everything else in life.
2: They are #GIRLBOSS babes.
They run two very successful clothing companies: The Row, and Elizabeth and James (named after their younger siblings- who are sadly not Shell and I……). Not only do they design for these labels but they run everything about them! Talk about #GIRLBOSS babes. I love that they had a dream that started as teen girls designing clothes for Walmart and they took it to winning CFDA awards and showing at NYFW. #GOALS
3: They are private.
In today’s world of oversharing on social media the Olsen Twins have managed to maintain their privacy. I LOVE that they don’t put every detail on Instagram, or that you don’t seem them behaving poorly at some club. They are mature women who keep private matters private. WE need more of this in today’s day and age.
4: They are sisters before anything.
You can just tell they are more than sisters, they are #BFFS. Mary Kate and Ashley seem to spend every waking moment together- at least according to every photog shot ever. I think if they have a motto it’s “sisters before misters”. I LOVE this. Women, even sisters, can get so competitive and it’s great to see how they support and encourage each other at every point in their lives. Totally part of the reason I love Shell so much- she ALWAYS has my back.
5: They are petite.
I’m 5′ flat. Height has never been my friend, yet it seems every model and actress has legs and height for days. I’ve always been drawn to the twins because they are petite like me! I love how they don’t wear heels all the time to over compensate or they don’t avoid wearing long dresses for fear of looking short. I love their oversized style and time and time again I have turned to them for inspiration.
You might be thinking, “wait the title says 10 things you love??” Well, you have to head over to Shell at A Courageous Beauty to get the other five! See there’s that Olsen inspo at work- supporting and working together!
Who is your #GIRLBOSS inspiration? Are you a fan of the Olsen Twins as well? If so head over to my Olsen Obsession Pinterest board to get all the #INSPIRATION you need!