Summer 2014 Guide to 100% Cotton Cardigans

June 16, 2014

Many of us prefer to wear only cotton for all kinds of reasons. Some need to stick to natural fibers because of sensitive skin. Many are attempting to avoid the dreaded static cling that happens with other fabrics.

Whatever your reason may be, you have probably realized that it can be hard to find 100% cotton clothing, especially for certain items. For example, I searched “cotton cardigan” on many online stores but found zero results, even though the stores actually sold 100% cotton cardigans. The alternative was to browse through every result for “cardigan” and read descriptions to find the fabric type.

This was a painstaking process, so I thought I would share my results in case anyone else is looking for 100% cotton cardigans. Of course, the prices may change and the items may sell out the day after I post this, but maybe it can help one person out.

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Why I Wear Dresses Now

January 4, 2014

Like most girls my age, I used to wear jeans and novelty T-shirts exclusively.  I would only wear a dress or skirt for special occasions, before which I would have to dash off to a store with my mom to find an appropriate outfit.  Each time, due to time constraints, I would have to settle on an outfit that was either slightly ill-fitting or just not my normal style, so each outfit would only get a few uses.

When I started working, I started phasing T-shirts out of my wardrobe.  Occasionally, I purchased a dress or skirt, but I didn’t wear them too often.  About a half a year later, I started feeling like wearing dresses about the same time that I started dating my boyfriend.  He told me he liked the dresses, and I was surprised that I was liking dresses a lot too.

Now, for the last two or three months, I’ve been wearing dresses almost exclusively.  This required purchasing a lot (too many?) dresses so that I can manage to wear dresses everyday without wearing the same few repeatedly until I hate them.  During this time, I have come to realize several reasons I like dresses more than pants, which is something that surprises even me.

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Where is the sexism in computer science coming from?

December 24, 2013

When I was an undergraduate studying computer science, I considered myself lucky if there were one or two other girls in the class, but often I was the only female student.  I did not find this to be an advantage.  Why not?  It was not because my university’s course evaluation forms asked for sex to be specified, so it was obvious which evaluation was mine, which is bad.  No, it wasn’t because my name was always the first name the professor learned, for better or for worse.  Were my professors, who were all male, sexist in their dealings with me?  No, I never felt belittled by them.  Nope…  It was the way my male peers treated me that led me to wish there were other females in the class.

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Hello World

December 16, 2013

Hi everyone! My name is Carmen and I’m studying for my master’s degree in Computer Science. I’ve been floating around the Internet blogging world on and off for a while now; a long time ago, I had a LiveJournal and, before that, a DiaryLand and probably a Xanga too. I have a tumblr right now, which I enjoy, but I don’t often post original content there. So that’s what this blog is for: a place where I can post thoughts, review products, share recipes, and whatever else. I feel somewhat silly even writing a introductory post, but it would be stranger to just launch into writing without it, right? Anyway, see you all around!

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