Why the Olsen Twins Are Our #girlboss Dreams

10 Reasons Why The Olsen Twins Are Major #GIRLBOSS Inspiration

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!




  1. February 9, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Yup, agreed the Olsen’s are pretty rad!

  2. January 16, 2017 / 12:10 am

    The Olsen twins are inspiring. They have been in the spotlight from such a young age and managed to stay normal! I love the post!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 16, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Yes! I love that unlike other child stars they didn’t completely lose their minds in adulthood. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 16, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Yesss they really are! Thanks for reading babe. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 13, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind compliment!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      It’s so hard not to be! Thanks for reading babe. Hugs, Kait

  3. January 12, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I HAD to read this once I saw you two in that pic together and the title! Such a unique and GREAT post. I love each reason you posted…legit reasons!! You and me babe didn’t get the height stick but we can rock our petite-ness like #GIRLBOSS babes too!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      You’re so sweet! Shell and I have too much fun together. We totally do!!! Hugs, Kait

  4. January 11, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    The Olsen twins are my absolute style icons! Mary-Kate a little more so than Ashley, but I love that they know how to dress for their petite frames! Being around 5’3, I get the short girl struggle.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      It’s real! They can pull of anything and everything though- always so inspiring. Hugs, Kait

  5. January 11, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    The Olsen Twins were #goals growing up! What girl didn’t watch their movies?! Now that I’m older I love their clothing lines!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Same! I think every girl from our generation does. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you so much Len!!! You are the best and I hope you are having an amazing week. Hugs, Kait

  6. January 11, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    This is the cutest post. The Olsen twins are definitely amazing fashion inspiration, and it sounds like they’re inspiring in other aspects of life as well. So cool!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you love! The fact that they are well rounded just makes them even better. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      They are true #girlboss babe! I am in love with all their designs. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      It’s sooooo important to remember to put your girls first! I hope you’re having a great day babe. Hugs, Kait

  7. January 11, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I love you! You are my Mary-Kate to my Ashley! You even have half the name!!!! So grateful for you!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 15, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      I love you babe!!!! Hugs and kisses, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much love!!! Hugs, Kait

    • April 5, 2017 / 3:03 am

      That is level of insanity I will never get to.Unless you’re at the Lance Armstrong level, I don’t really think it mas#ers&t8230;etpecially if you’re a weekend warrior. Unless you’re at zero body fat, you’ve got pounds to shave on your own. A 20 lb bike vs 18 makes no difference if you’re 20 lbs overweight.Road biking is more like a cruise on a motorcycle. If you have a good bike it takes very little effort to maintain a good pace on a flat road.

  8. January 11, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Omg this is such a fun post! I share your great love for all things Olsen twins too. They are such an inspiration in life and fashion! I also adore that photo of you ladies, talk about babe status.

    Meaghan xx

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      We’re ridiculous, I swear we have phones filled with these pictures…. Thanks for stopping by and reading babe. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      The private life is sooooo key here, especially with what we do! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      They really are inspo for petite gals everywhere! Hugs, Kait

  9. January 11, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Such a fun read!! This makes me want to come and hang with you and shell! Love both of you gals. You two are total #girlbosses💕

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Girl, we love adding babes to our blogging circle and would totally be down to hang out! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Hugs, Kait

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