The evenings are longer…

…and the mornings offer the moist heat of Summertime dew.
Schools are almost out for the year.

dievca flashes back to childhood memories~
This song came out before dievca was born.

It’s older than her brother’s music and younger than her Parent’s choices.
Yet, the song still managed to ingrain itself into dievca’s Summer Memories.
Do you remember?
1966

A new exhibition exploring the work of British fashion designer Mary Quant will open at the V&A in April 2019, including photographs from the archive of Terence Donovan. With over 200 garments…


Prayers

Pretty sure this sucked for all parties involved.

Prayers to all, alive and lost.


Whew~

Have you ever lost a day….or a couple of days because you are continuously moving from one thing to another?  Then you lift your head and breathe…only to realize your autopilot caused you to mix up days?

I looked back at this week’s blog posts and realized that I was off by a day.

The Thursday Lingerie post went live on Wednesday, there wasn’t a something useful post for Friday because Saturday’s strappy shoe post was running. Etc.

No emergency – its a blog.

But it threw me. What else did I screw up and was it important?
No one is screaming at me…so I may have escaped chaos.

(Note: I’m babbling in the next section)

Why did this happen?

  • I added another octogenarian to the mix and had to revamp a bathroom for their safety.
  • Needed to schedule to get back to my parents for one of the caregiver’s vacation time. Both parent’s had gone into the hospital for pneumonia (at seperate times). My brother needs a break.
  • Summer schedule changes coming up and my co-worker opened a resturant, so the planning and execution of those plans fall on me.
  • I’m considering purchasing a co-op and its a gut renovation – architect, plumber to find the gas lines, the owner passed – nothing really done since 1953…
  • Master was traveling.
  • Doctor’s appointments —  everything seems to be going well internally – body structure and exterior that can use some work.
  • Went through the storage unit to exchange winter goods for summer items. Had to do the resale craziness, again. RealReal, Buffalo Exchange, Goodwill and HousingWorks to the rescue.
  • Organization for Spring events – three happening this upcoming week.

You know…nothing keeps you in tune like children.  An alarm clock that keeps you on track.  Here’s the rest of the story with the photo above – Life Magazine followed the Life of a 1940’s Housewife from Kankakee, IL….she’s got me beat, by far:

A Series of Vintage Photos Documented a Day in the Life of a 1940s Housewife

Funny….I just ordered this dress:

Black Crane Coral Classy Dress


Romping Around (lingerie)

Rompers appeared in the United States of America in the early 1900s. They were popular as playwear for younger children because people thought they were ideal for movement. They were light and loose fitting, a major change from the much more restrictive clothing children wore during the 19th-century Victorian era. Their popularity peaked in the 1950s when they were used by children as playwear and by women as leisure—and beachwear.

Adult fashion

CZ Guest Hamptions NYC vogue

1970's TerryclothWhile rompers had been popular among women in the 1950s, they re-emerged in the 1970s as a fashion for adult women. In the 1970s rompers were usually a casual garment made of terrycloth, and often in a tube top style. They were common in the 1980s in a wider variety of materials such as silky fabrics for evening wear.

Since 2006, rompers have enjoyed a minor renaissance as a fashionable garment for women. Though much less common, rompers for men have been produced. In the 2010s the “sleep romper” for women gained popularity, being similar in style to the teddy, but with the appearance of shorts.

ShopBop 2019

As Lingerie

The Romper, the Teddy and the Bodysuit have few differences. They are all one-piece lingerie styles. They have a top and bottom that are connected to each other.

Since every lingerie brand defines styles differently, the same style that one brand calls a teddy might be called a romper by another.

In dievca’s mind:

Romper = a full body piece of lingerie which is worn looser, may have an elastic waist and shorts on the bottom half.

Teddy = A full body piece of lingerie which is similar to a one piece swimsuit or bodysuit, but is looser and made of a sheer or silky fabric.

Bodysuit: skintight, formfitting garmet which covers the torso and crotch. Normally made out of a stretch fabric.


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) in only sombreros!

Would you like to meet up and eat a Taco?
XO

 


a prepared submissive


‘April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter,
and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.’
― Angus Wilson, No Laughing Matter

Make sure to carry that umbrella!

A “Thank You” to the Muscleheaded Blog – click here to see where I found the photo!


full slip epic (lingerie)

Cindy Crawford vintage lingerie circa 1988 by Michael Goldman

A full slip hangs from the shoulders, usually with narrow straps, and extends from the breast to a fashionable skirt length. A half slip (or waist slip) just hangs from the waist. The word “petticoat” may also be used for half or full slips.

Presentation Outfit: vintage white lace slip, Pearl Collar, heels, bouncy big hair