Since this is Reading Week for us Canadian post-secondary students, I've been relaxing quite a lot. We're supposed to use the week off to actually read - obviously, no one really thought that through! University-age kids...a week off...I have definitely not been reading and neither has anyone I know! But actually, someone who has not been relaxing is my friend Jeff, who's in town from London, Ontario. Last night he kindly took me out for a lovely dinner and then we hit the Drake Hotel, a nightclub here. I love nightclubs because you can act as crazy, as silly, as carefree as you like and not be strange, so I danced the night away! I was not dressed in a typical club fashion, because I had thought we would only have dinner and casual drinks in the bar. So this is an outfit my mother would have probably approved of!
I feel like if you're going out dancing, a swingy skirt is a must: it just makes dancing that much more fun! The shoes here are my beloved Mary Janes. The whole outfit is super cheap - the black top is actually a dress that I picked up for $3 at Orfus Road, an outlet strip mall kinda thing in Toronto. You can't try things on there so I didn't realize it's obscenely short. This is the first time I had the idea to wear it as a top. The blue skirt is from Forever 21 for $16, the Mary Janes I got in perfect condition in a thrift store, ($5 maybe?) and the belt came with a skirt for $10. The skirt is now gone, but I wear this belt all the time. Funny how things work out sometimes. So if I don't count the belt, this outfit is $24, and all of these items are easy to wear. Wardrobe success!
Here's my "super-studious-student" outfit for today, which I am planning to spend catching up on schoolwork.