For my current situation of studying, this is the perfect place for it. Not too much goes on that I know of. My town at home isn't crazy either, but at home I'm a short ride from New York, Hoboken, etc.
If I really want to, my apartment is an easy train ride away from Philly.
I don't mind this though. I'd say I go OUT (like actually having to get dressed, not a beer at a dive bar) maybe once every 2 weeks. It's been nice. It's a lot less expensive.
In college I didn't think partying effected my studying. I did a LOT of it. Now I can see more clearly how it does. If I am planning on going out for the night I will cut my studying short around 6:00 pm, eat, get ready, etc. be out all night, get back late, sleep in, nurse a hangover (WHICH IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT BECAUSE BAGELS DON'T EXIST DOWN HERE), and MAYBE start studying by 3:00 pm.
Contrarily, if I decided to have a quiet Friday evening, order chinese, decorate my apartment for Christmas, drink a winter beer and watch Elf (which is just as enjoyable, I think) I would stop studying around 8, do those activities, pass out early, and wake up at a decent hour to start studying again. See the difference?
Now when I go out, especially if it's with friends I haven't seen in a while, I enjoy it so much more. It's not routine, and I can actually get excited about it. I enjoy my quiet weekends, too. Being productive on the weekends keeps me from having the "Sunday Blues", I am also more content with myself when I have time to be in solitude and reflect.
This all being said, here are a few outfits I wore "out" recently. All with the same pair of shoes. I am a 5'8 amazon woman. I cannot wear heels. While towering over the rest of the population, I WILL fall, and likely WILL get kicked out of the bar (not because of drunkenness, because of my weak ankles that can't hang). This happened numerous times before I learned my lesson, but it makes footwear very difficult for nights out. I think it's God's way of telling me, "Vanessa, I made you tall enough, chill with the stilettos girlfriend". Okay, okay.
I usually stick with flat-boots in the winter, but I found these booties with just the tiniest kitten-heel and fell in love. There have been no falls to date, and I obviously put them through some serious dance moves.
Bandeau-Aerie (This is an necessary bandeau for life, highly recommended)
Leather Leggings-Cotton On
Booties-Steve Madden $35.00 (Boscovs)
Leather leggings are an essential winter piece. They are just as comfy as normal leggings, but really dress up the outfit. Essentially, they house my beer belly without me looking lazy. Everyone wins.
Chevron Tights-Forever 21 $7.00
Same Booties :)
I got it at a boutique for $7.50 (Down from $60.00, holllllla!)
See, that bandeau is a staple for shirts like this. Nobody needs to see my Tas.