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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PolyHacks 2017

Hackathon

This past weekend I participated in PolyHacks 2017, a hackathon at Florida Polytechnic University.

Since I’d always participated in teams in previous hackathons, I wanted to go solo this time around. I only had 24 hours to hack–without others working on the project with me, it meant that I should stick to a smaller project, use a language I’d worked with before, and do all my homework (i,e, come up with design specifications, research the frameworks, and create a reference sheet — everything except for actually coding) beforehand. (more…)

The Daily Outfit Algorithm

Maybe you know me in real life, or maybe you read this blog on the reg. Either way, you’ve probably gone “UGH! All of your outfits look the SAME! Why don’t you switch it up once in a while?”

Well, my dear reader, my outfits all look the same on purpose. I’m God-awful at putting together looks that aren’t either a) a dress and heels, b) a mens’ sweater and black pants, or c) a onesie. I shouldn’t be calling myself a “style blogger” at all. Style bloggers have at least a modicum of variety and an eye for combining pieces in a way that compliments the wearer. (more…)