I’ve been devoting a good amount of time over the last two weeks to my new girlfriend, a real cutie who is a personal stylist of sorts at Urban Outfitters.
She’s pretty, knowledgeable, and can make anyone look fantastic. Her name is Snap & Match … and she’s an iOS application that I’ve developed for my summer intern project with Billy as the backend developer and Natalie as the UI designer. Her codebase is all Swift/Objective-C code (no storyboards for me!). It was truly a pleasure getting to know iOS development through her.
Sad analogy aside, I’m actually really excited to show you this app. It’s something that fifteen-year-old me, who only wore the colors navy and white, would have appreciated. They do say to be the person you needed when you were younger, so…
I recently discovered a pattern for how I learn and absorb information from the world.
Whenever I’m picking something up for the first time, be it a programming language, new song lyrics, or a different route to drive to work, I never memorize or “get” the whole thing at once. One small thing sticks, and everything else builds around it.
Monteau dress | A’gaci wedges
I promise I haven’t been ignoring you — lots has been going on.
There have been very few moments lately where I can sit down and write something that doesn’t read like complete garbage. Every day of this summer has been one of those days where events unfold so quickly that I can barely wrap my head around them, like the kind where yesterday feels like a week ago because so much has happened since then.
So. Grab some coffee or an enjoyable snack, and let me tell you what I’ve been up to since I last really posted.
Lilly Pulitzer Antonia Dress in Fiesta Pink
Do you ever see little kids in the street with legitimately cute outfits on, and think wow, I’d actually wear that?
I’ve expressed that particular statement out loud an embarrassingly large amount of times (apologies if you were the person I was with at the time), and I feel like the adult clothing gods have finally answered my prayers with this particular dress. That bow absolutely kills me. I may also have it in two different colors and patterns …
A few days ago I visited URBN’s East Coast distribution center with a few other interns.
Located in Gap, Pennsylvania, this center handles both store and direct-to-consumer merchandise. I learned a lot about how product is received, ticketed, handled, and shipped at URBN. I also got to see Terrain, URBN’s plant-nursery-slash-café.