Life is pretty good right now. I've settled in at uni now, and I'm back dancing, which, while I've been in pain now for two days, I love. I'm finally starting to get into a routine with things. I'm meeting people. I'm being productive. And you know what, I'm even starting to feel okay about things with Erick. We've been broke up for two months now and I've been waiting for that day when I wake up and it doesn't hurt as much. And this week, it happened. I'm not completely okay and I'm sure there will be wobbles, but I'm finally starting to feel like I can move on with my life. The anger and bitterness has gone, and I think in the future I could be friends with him again. He's an amazing person and we had an amazing relationship, but the timing and the geography was just wrong. It's taken a lot of time and tears for me to get here, but I have to keep going.
This was what I wore today. I received this dress a few weeks ago from Own The Runway but it's been too hot to wear leopard print. I warn you though, be careful what you wish for. Cold, rainy winter is coming in now and it's not as lovely as I anticipated. I had to change into my trench just after taking these as I was having far too many Marilyn moments, and believe me, there is nothing sexy about fighting your dress from flying up. Like rain, it never seemed to be windy in Duluth. I don't understand how it never seemed to be windy or rainy in a place where I lived literally next to a lake, but I won't question it. I guess though, like I've said before, I never went outside. I literally walked the 5 minute's walk to class and Erick took me everywhere else. I guess I never encountered the elements too much.
On a similar vein, when I was in Duluth, I forced myself to wear heels at least one day a week- I want to get used to them before I get a grown-up job. Like I said, I never went anywhere but to class, the library or the gym so it wasn't really a problem. It took me a song's length to walk to uni. Heels were not a big deal. Here, it takes me about 3 songs and some track skipping to get to uni. Heels are not as easy. I bought these cute little wedges as my winter heels but it's not the easiest thing to walk all the way to uni in them. I did wear them all day though. Aren't they adorable? I did want some that came further up my ankle, but I got fed up of looking. So voila, ankle socks!! I love this outfit. It feels very "me"- leather jacket, ankle socks, leopard print. I also wish I could bottle whatever it is that heels do to my legs. Instant long, lean legs- no more chunky stumps.
leopard dress- c/o Own the Runway
leather jacket- H&M
booties- New Look
I'm off out with the girls tonight. We're having cocktails here and then heading off into town. Should be nice to go out and have a dance. I've actually not changed that much- I swapped my dress for a black playsuit and swapped black wedges for my leopard booties. I'm really loving sheer printed tights at the moment!!
Well my makeup is done so I just have my hair to do. Better get ready!!
Have a great night guys!!