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Fiction Fashion: 3 Looks Inspired by Agent Carter

Check out my first Fiction Fashion of Agent Carter!

Agent Carter is one of my favorite shows. I don't know if I've made that clear through my constant tweets, retweets, and posts about how the series has positively impacted my life. In my mind Marvel's Agent Carter is one of the most perfect shows on television today. The show's heroine Peggy Carter overcomes the adversity of being the sole female agent of the SSR following the second World War, kicks tons of butt, and challenges the sexist, misogynistic discourse apparent in the show's setting of the 1940s and of our own world today.

The show is full of complex characters that expand far past the archaic archetypes of the female spy, male butler, and female adversary. The characters are full of depth and through each episode we see them grow or be challenged in some way that makes them a better person.

Beyond what I find to be the incredibly impactful and positive nature of the show, Agent Carter has some dang good fashion. If you're of fan of 1940s fashion, the outfits in Agent Carter will inspire you to toss out your good ol' skinny jeans and t-shirt for an A-line skirt and flouncy blouse.

In this post I'm going to feature some of my favorite looks from the still of season 2 of Agent Carter adapted for the 2010s, but that still maintain their distinct 1940s flair!

Book Review: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Black woman and acclaimed science fiction author. Who pops into your mind when you hear these words. Earlier this year I couldn't think of anyone when I was trying to find a prolific African-American woman who wrote science fiction. My experience with fiction written by people of color and especially by women of color has been tragically limited.

A College Student Guide's To: Creating a Homework Schedule

Since my freshman year of college I've taken on average 15 credits (this breaks down to 3 classes). I did take 18 credits my first quarter in college, which is the max amount of credits you can take as a full time student. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to work my butt off when I began college and take 5 classes for kicks and giggles. 

In high school, I had no trouble making a routine for my homework and studying because honestly, I didn't have one. High school didn't prepare me for college in that regard. I never developed the skills and habits that are necessary to be an organized student until I was already in college. High school me was content with doing my homework whenever and spending an absurd amount of time not doing assignments. Though I did really well in high school because I'm infatuated with the idea of good grades, I didn't have a routine that was conducive to my goals. Most of my high school homework time was packed full of cramming, waiting until the last minute, and feeling stressed on a daily basis.

Winterizing My Skincare Routine

The winter's characteristic frigid cold air, absurdly rainy weather, and constant wind chills make my skin very very sad. For someone with combination skin that leans towards dry in the winter and oily in the summer, my skin is practically begging for moisture.

Instead of ignoring my face's desperate calls for help this season, I decided to ramp up my skincare routine to contain products that counter my skins desire to be dry, and instead imbue it with a ton of moisture and hydration.

16 Great Habits for the New Year

The New Year is a great time to start setting goals and making positive changes in your life. Though I make New Year's Resolutions every year (and this year I'm going to try to stick to them!), sometimes it a lot easier to develop more positive habits, instead of overhauling an entire lifestyle. Creating positive habits is a helpful tool in creating better behaviors.

School? Social Life? Good Grades? Oh My!

We're the generation of kids who want it all. We want 4.0 GPAs, amazing social lives, and time to cultivate our interests. It's difficult and seemingly impossible to reach attain all of these huge goals. I promise you though, while it may seem incredibly challenging,  by creating a balance and prioritizing, we can little by little make reaching each of these goals realities in our own lives.

Making the Most of Your Winter Break

I can't believe it's finally Winter Break! After one of the toughest quarters of my academic career thus far, it's going to be nice to have a break to recuperate from a really intense quarter. I don't have to many big plans for the break beyond working a ton, blogging, and spending time with my friends.
However, while Winter Break is a time to relax for a couple weeks from the intensity of school, I try to still be productive. I don't mean that I'm going to write academic papers in my free time or get a head start on next quarter or anything, I like to focus my efforts on making sure that I have a great New Year whether that be by spending break relaxing, working my butt off, or doing something else entirely.

It's really easy for me to slip into the habit of just sitting around all of my school breaks watching entire seasons of shows and while that is an important part of self-care, in this post I'm going to share some ways to make your Winter Break relaxing, productive, and fun!

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