Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Cell phone etiquette

I don’t know about you but I hate being on speakerphone. I cannot clearly hear the person with whom I am conversing and when there is background noise, it really ruins the conversation. I generally ask the person to speak to me without the speaker or to call me back at a better time when they don’t have to put me on speakerphone.

I was just at the post office, and this woman came in carrying on a conversation on her cell phone. Fine. I think it’s rude to be talking to your friend on the phone while someone is serving you, but that’s just me. What was surprising to me, perhaps even shocking, was that this woman had her friend on speakerphone so the whole entire post office could hear BOTH sides of the conversation. I didn’t know this woman but if I had I would now know that her son’s girlfriend didn’t approve of his choice in room mates and was forcing him to choose between them and the woman at the end of the phone thought that she (the girlfriend) was a lazy good for nothing biatch who wasn’t deserving of her son. Do I need to hear this as I buy stamps? Does the person on the other end of the phone even know that her side of the convo is being broadcast to all and sundry? Surely she should have been told that everyone can hear her?!

I generally end my calls before I am entering an establishment where I may need to interact with people. In my opinion it’s just rude to behave otherwise. What are your thoughts?

Modest Dressing – 4

Today I am modeling my dress down look. This was written yesterday, on Sunday, and I had stuff to do inside the house, and ran a few errands. I live in my denim skirts. I have a few, but my two current favourites are the ankle length one I am wearing here, and a black denim one, that is also long and straight.

When I am dressed down, I generally won’t wear a sheitel (wig), unless I feel it’s necessary – like if I am going to a shiur or something. I always try to match my tichel (headscarf) to what I am wearing. I do like to match. Sometimes I over-match, but that’s just me. I am not very good with patterns, so I generally shy away from them.

The beauty of an outfit such as this, is that I can do a quick change and dress it up if I need to. Throw on a wig, swap out the blue top for a fitted jacket, put my lenses in, add a little more make up, and it’s a whole nother look.

Tichel

Tichel – $7.00 from DoubleHeaderUSA .The tichel is lovely – the pattern is a little different from the usual Israeli style tichel and is beautiful, especially for this time of year with the leaves falling from the trees. I love the size too – folded over into a triangle it still covers all my hair and leaves plenty of room.

Glasses from ZenniOptical  $12.95 (it’s hard to tell but they are black with hot pink).

Necklace

Necklace from DoubleHeaderUSA. I love this necklace – it’s a long strand of blue and black glittery beads, and so versatile. Here I have knotted it at chest level, but it could look more dressy as a three strand choker.

White long sleeve tee shirt from Old Navy Kids -$6.99 on sale 2 years ago

Blue wrap top – $11.99, JACOB 3 years ago

Bangles

Bangles from DoubleHeaderUSA. The bracelets / bangles in blue and black complement the necklace very well – but unfortunately are way too big for my skinny little wrists. Perhaps I should wear them above the elbow as cuffs?

Long denim skirt – $79.99, Ruthie’s (This is much more than I would usually spend on a denim skirt, however, I know I will get years of use out of it and it fits me well. I am as comfy in it as I would be in a pair of jeans).

Pretty Booties

Mid-calf denim boots – beaded and embroidered,  $39.99 Winners 3 winters ago.  Ah!! I love these boots. Totally impractical for winter and snow, but perfect for this time of year. They come up to mid calf, so I generally wear them under a very long skirt as I don’t want my legs to look stumpy. They are whimsical and classic and always elicit comments wherever I go.

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