Month: April 2017

Gracious Gardens Dress

Gracious Gardens Dress Mint Julep Boutique

The Mint Julep Boutique “Gracious Gardens” Dress

Aesthetic: the cool aunt who sends you hundred-dollar bills for your birthday, teaches you all the best curse words, and takes you to get a belly button piercing when your parents say no.

Is older than your mom but doesn’t look or act it. Has a swanky job in a big city. Is not married. Drives a nice car and lives in a colorful apartment with a cute dog.

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I Tried the Unicorn Frappuccino So You Don’t Have To

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Express dress | Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

This is the first time I’ve stepped into a Starbucks inside a Macy’s inside a mall.

I’m thinking of how the setup is like a configuration of Russian dolls, stores in stores in a giant conglomeration of stores, when the guy behind the counter flashes me a jolly smile. “Good afternoon! What’ll it be today?”

“I’ll have a tall Unicorn Frappuccino,” I reply, cringing a little on the inside. Even I’m judging myself. Last night a good friend of mine who worked at Starbucks had gone on a rant about how much she hated the drink, from its super-sugary contents to the fact that blenders had to be washed out after each use to the grown women who threw tantrums upon finding out that ingredients had run out. I decided to try it out for myself the next day. Why not? I’d received a Starbucks gift card this past Christmas and needed an excuse to use it.

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Easter 2017

Lilly Pulitzer Christine Seersucker Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Christine Seersucker Sundress

I was going to make a post rounding up all of the Easter-appropriate dresses I’ve showcased on the blog, but I’m pretty sure that I’d just end up with every dress on here.

I’m not religious, by the way — I just really love pastels and floral prints. My love for sweet, girly dresses is no joke; I have this distinct memory of me as an eight-year-old walking through a department store full of sundresses, insisting that my mom buy All Of Them. She didn’t, obviously, but I built up my collection nonetheless and showed up to school every day there on after in a candy-colored frock. (Hey, what’s changed?)

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Four Ways to Deal with Impostor Syndrome

Four Ways to Deal with Impostor Syndrome

A friend of mine wondered recently why so many people at my school suffered from impostor syndrome, also known as the feeling that you secretly don’t know anything and that you’ve somehow been fooling everyone into believing that you’ve got your shit together.

Although I do attend a school where impostor syndrome seems to be quite prevalent, I think that it affects almost everybody at least some of the time. When I first took college-level economics courses, and later, when I started learning computer science theory and how to program, I struggled constantly with feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. Whenever those feelings come up now, I use one or a combination of the four methods below to make them go away. (more…)

Boating to Dead Tree

Hollister beach vacation

A few friends and I went boating as the grand finale to our spring break staycation.

I’m now incredibly sunburnt (my arms, shoulders, face, and legs all hurt whenever something touches them — ouch!). That’s what I get for forgetting to reapply sunscreen until about eight hours in. Lesson learned.

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