Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No internet! Rain!

Anyone would think that the world was ending. Our Internet connection at home has gone 'wrong' so there is a painfully slow connection, which prevents almost all but the most basic stuff from downloading.
The children are bereft. They are in mourning for their online lives. J and I are also suffering, but are trying to put on a brave face and pretend that it doesn't matter. Afterall, we lived without the 'net for years, didn't we?

J called our ISP yesterday, and apparently it isn't their fault, but a fault with our phone line. Telstra will contact us within 3 business days (yes, 3 days!) to arrange a time to come and look at it.
This means that it could be some time before we have functional Internet access at home. Dire times indeed. I feel quite hopelessly depressed about this, which in itself makes me feel worried.
How can I be so dependent?
Are you utterly dependent on the Internet?
How would you cope?

I'm thinking about moving in to my office for the duration.
(Just kidding.... sort of)

Added to this, it has been raining heavily for what seems like days. 
I realise that no internet and lots of rain are not really cause for whining, but I do need to whine just a little.

Anyway. Due to the rain and vaguely autumnal temperatures, I’ve been wearing jeans instead of my usual skirt uniform.

Navy J Crew sweater, Red Leon & Harper jeans, Repetto shoes. Grey Everlane shirt, new Rag & Bone jeans and new* Ferragamo shoes.
Note my hair got rained on, so my sleek, straight and shiny ‘do from the hair salon is now back to its usual wavy chaos. Never Mind.

*Ferragamo shoes that I got from the Op Shop (Thrift store, charity shop for non-Aussies). They were brand new so I snapped them up. They are a touch ‘old lady’, but I love the gold heels so I really don’t care.




Finally, I’m suffering a skirt conundrum. I like all of these, but am not sure which to get. 

Thoughts?

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  1. Oh, I feel for you. I can't even remember how we managed before the internet. Three days is crazy! I hope it can be resolved sooner.

    Your jeans and tee outfits look great!

    I had two of those skirts on my wishlist and narrowed it down to the green/navy lattice because it will give the most outfit options with my closet. And I love green. ;) They are all pretty though. It's a tough decision.

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    1. Thanks ABC! We still have no internet at home; hence my very tardy replies. It's very frustrating. I spent most of the weekend feeling very out of sorts… crazy how addicted to my online life I am!

      I've actually ordered the Rosewood one. The green lattice is lovely, but I my recent Boden skirt is so similar it seemed silly....
      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. No internet? I feel for you! That's when I run to the nearest Starbucks or library! LOL

    I would choose the stripey skirt myself. I have seen the other three and wasn't too thrilled with them.

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    1. Rose, I love the stripey one too, but it's not on sale, and is very $$ for Australian customers... I'm hoping it will go on sale at some point as it is very me!
      I've ordered the rosewood - I think it might be a good autumn/winter skirt as it's slightly longer, so would work with boots.
      We will see.
      Lack of internet is driving us mad!

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  3. You are the hotness w/your hair! Saw your fresh-from-the-salon pic & loved that, too. I returned the rosewood yesterday. Too busy for me. My vps said someone had returned it earlier in the day as well. I haven't tried the stripe or cubist, nor have I seen either in person. I love the lattice print. It's just a matter of whether those colors, scale of the print are for you or not.

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    1. Oh thanks Gigi! Will post pics and review of the Rosewood when it arrives.
      I spent a fair bit of time comparing your reviews of the Lattice and Rosewood.
      Not sure if I've made the right choice, but can always return it!

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    2. I'm so glad you got the rosewood. That's the one I see you in. I love the lattice print, but it's very busy and not easy to wear. It can be done, but I accepted that it didn't go with my skin tone.

      Good luck w/the Internet! Sheesh.

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    3. Thanks Gigi!
      Rosewood arrived and I love it - review just posted!
      Still no internet....

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  4. Our internet goes off completely at least five times a week, sometimes for 6 hours at a time, it drives me crazy but its down to where we live, I feel so frustrated when technology says 'no'

    Op Shop - that's a new one for my international English studies.

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    1. That would drive me mad, Tabs! It's super annoying. I tend to finish off work at home, so it's not only annoying from a surfing and blogging perspective.
      They are apparently going to come either today or tomorrow.... In the meantime I'm making the most of the efficient access on campus!

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    2. Oh, and the term 'Op Shop' is short for 'Opportunity' - it's the name given to charity shops like the Red Cross or something.
      So many linguistic quirks here ;-)

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  5. Score on the shoes!! I don't have wifi and bits and bobs on my phone so I demand that the wifi at home works. I am so lost without it. I always say I could live in the wild as long as I have wifi!!

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    1. It is proving very challenging to be without it. I am bereft.... no opportunity to read or blog at all.

      The shoes were a complete lucky find!

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  6. People go crazy in this house sans internet, so I can relate!!! You look so pretty! I am no good on skirts these days, but you being you, my gut feeling would be the geometric print!

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    1. The children are feral, Wendy! There have been tantrums and gnashing of teeth. Not to mention the overly dramatic statements: 'I can’t live without the Internet!' 'My life is ruined!'

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  7. Great buy on the shoes!
    It would be bad at our house without internet too,lol.
    I will be at the crew on saturday and will see if i can try those skirts for you.

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    1. I sent you an email with some pics of the skirts:)
      HTH

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    2. Ina, Thanks so much for those pics - really, really helpful!
      Sorry I didn’t comment before, but as you know, we have no Internet at home, so I had a weekend without any blogs at all :-(

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  8. The red from the Leon & Harper is a very good one on you. Perhaps not the best angle but those op-shop pumps do not look Ruthian to me.

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    1. Aha! I didn't think the shoes were very 'me' either, but they're comfy and fine to wear with jeans. I wouldn't wear them with a skirt or dress - far too matronly!

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  9. We need the NBN.
    We could do so much more with lots of things in society.
    I think the black and white stripy skirt is best - summer or winter.
    I am nothing if not practical

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    1. Oh we so need it! Although I doubt that would help our poor ailing connection. I love the stripey too (it's blue and white), but it's too $$ at the moment.
      Have ordered the reddish maroon one, will see how it goes. Am off to try and catch up with your blog and others...although time is very limited grrr

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  10. Hi Ruth, I can totally sympathize - we lost internet during the ice storm in December, and it was terrible! Excellent score with those shoes. Of the 4 skirts, I think the geometric print is the most 'you' but I could be wrong. I saw the green lattice print in the store and wasn't completely taken - being a science geek, the print reminded me a bit of the biohazard warning symbol.

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    1. You're right about the green skirt print - it is a bit biohazard warning!
      I love the geometric print, but the lovely Ina sent me pics of it, and it's somewhat overwhelming on a petite person.
      Lack of internet is Not Good.

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  11. The lattice skirt was marked down further at our nearby store. $59.99 less 20% less 25%.

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    1. Wow! that's such a good price! Sadly, I'm at the mercy of the online store and J Crew's vastly inflated prices for international customers :-( We pay approx 40% more than US folks.... that skirt is still $140 for us Grrrrrr.
      Thanks so much for visiting and posting!

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  12. Everyone: so sorry for my lack of comments in a timely manner and general absence. Not having Internet at home is really not conducive to blogging or reading other's blogs.
    I am not ignoring you......

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  13. Rain can be depressing, and no Internet on top of that, you poor dear! If it helps some, you look mighty fine in jeans and I like your hair a little wild. No advice from me on the skirts since I vow to not buy any (finally admitting I live in trousers).

    Good luck getting your connections back to blogland!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany Rose! I wear trousers a lot in winter, but it's too hot here in summer for anything apart from skirts and dresses. or perhaps shorts, but I've not really got the knees for shorts!

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  14. Off topic: Ruth, I noticed that the J. Crew cashmere tile sweater in moss (item 03329) is now on sale with an additional 30% off (as are the two skirts above, the burgundy and the lattice print). I remembered you had posted about it when it first came out - not sure if you are still interested but I guess autumn is just around the corner for you...

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, Louise! Much as I love that sweater, it's still prohibitively expensive on the Aus site ($490).
      I don't think JC cashmere is worth that hefty price tag.
      Thanks for thinking of me, though

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  15. I am loving those shoes! The colour and style - I want them! Your worky outfits are really cool. Rain here too but no trouble with the internet the hours the kids stayed glued to it are seemingly more than in a 24 hour day.

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    1. Thanks Jodie! The shoes are very prim lady!
      I'm sick of no Internet, but trying not to stress about it.

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