A quick get away: OptionsPosted: January 25, 2023 Filed under: Clothing | Tags: Alberta Ferretti, BDSM, beach, California, closet, D/s, dievca, Else, Life, packing, swim, travel, Weather Leave a comment
dievca is raiding her closet for a quick CA getaway in February. she will be two blocks from the beach, but she figures the temperature is going to be cooler – so she’s looking at swimsuits with options of cover. Her Else two piece is very flattering and the Dries van Noten Pareo is a large wrap. The Alberta Ferretti Swimsuit and Cashmere sweater can cut the chill. Looking at options!
Cleaning the closet for Master: “The Basics Ma’am, just the Basics”Posted: January 13, 2023 Filed under: Clothing, Master | Tags: BDSM, cleaning, closet, Curated Basics, D/s, dievca, Dominant, helping, Humor, Master, Shopping, submissive, wardrobe revamp Leave a comment
dievca found this blog title in her “drafts” file. It was from 2016.
she just went through Master’s Closet this past Monday, 2023.
The sorting/clear out is not an annual activity, but every two to three years.
The process consists of emptying everything out of the closet and drawers. Taking a good look at each piece and sorting into a keep pile, repair pile, rag pile and Goodwill pile. Master loves to get rid of items. Then there is the painful process of buying replacement items either online or in person.
dievca steps in with the second part of the process because Master tends to avoid shopping for replacement items. But if you have tossed 3 faded/stained black t-shirts that you wear on repeat – you will need to replace them.
So, a large Nordstrom’s credit dictated the shopping destination for this year. Instead of Barneys and Banana Republic t-shirts, Master will be trying Vince, Rag & Bone and Frame Denim. Apparently, dievca will be watching a fashion show of “the basics” the next time they meet.
she thinks she will love this Rag & Bone Dexter waffle -weave cotton sweater:
Ticking the boxes for Autumn 2022 by shopping your closetPosted: November 11, 2022 Filed under: Accessories, Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, fashion, Life, Love, practical, working with what you have Leave a comment
Here are dievca’s offerings:
√√ Wide Leg Faux Leather Pants
√ Fair Isle Sweater
√ Chunky Shoes
√ Camera Bag
√ Wood Eyeglass Frames
√ Cashmere / Wool Baseball Cap
√ Over-sized Coat
√ Over-sized Chain Necklace
What’s in your closet that works for 2022?
dievca bets that there are some fabulous pieces!
dievca desires (no, not that – clothing)Posted: October 4, 2022 Filed under: Accessories, Clothing, Fashion, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, clear out, closet, D/s, dievca, downtown chic, Life, Love, new season, resale, Shopping, submissive Leave a comment
dievca is selling off her closet to revamp her selections. she is up to $1500 via eBay and continuing the process — here is what she is considering for purchase:
Here’s the good news – things that she already owns that work with this year’s trends:
saying Good-Bye to her sandalsPosted: May 29, 2022 Filed under: Shoes | Tags: BDSM, clear out, closet, D/s, dievca, Goodwill, injury, Life, recycling, Sandals, Shoe fetishism Leave a comment
dievca’s right foot grew a half-size and her knee won’t last long with unpadded sandals.
So, the closet has gained some space.
The good news is that dievca has a friend who wears the same size sandals!
The rest will go to Goodwill.
The only replacement pair that dievca bought is … fugly:
The return of Cocktail Attire – dievca’s dilemmaPosted: March 4, 2022 Filed under: Accessories, Analysis, Clothing | Tags: BDSM, closet, Cocktail Attire, comfort, D/s, dievca, dilemma, Elegant, Etiquette, Life, Retrofete, submissive 2 Comments
Does this dress work as Cocktail Attire?
Cocktail attire is meant to bridge the gap between day and night. It is still an occasion to dress up, but a full-length gown is not necessary. This merges the silhouette of a garden party dress (shorter) with the fabric and embellishments of a formal gown. Think somewhere between a sophisticated formal occasion and office or party wear.
Still, with so much ambiguity, cocktail attire could mean different things depending on the venue, the time of day, and the season.
During the day, think natural colors and fresh styles and in the evening, feel free to utilize darker hues and embellishments such as sequins or feathers (so long as your dress doesn’t sweep the floor). The goal is to look polished and dressy – but not takeaway from the event
Ladies: When in doubt, a LBD, a pair of sensible heels or dressy flats, some nice earrings, and a classy clutch will always work for a cocktail event, no matter the venue or time of day. In addition to a traditional cocktail dress, women can also wear dressy suits or nice jumpsuits paired with heels or formal flats.
Gentlemen: a suit and tie are required for cocktail attire. Go with darker hues in chillier months or for evening events, but feel free to wear lighter grays or blues in warmer weather or for daytime celebrations. As for shoes, keep it classy with a nice pair of dark dress shoes that match your belt.
OK – now dievca’s dilemma — does she wear the Retrofete Grace Dress in Chocolate (above photo) or not? It’s a quieter color, but completely covered in sequins….
- The venue is a smaller Event Space.
- A Mixed Audience.
- The dress fits very well.
- It’s in the middle of March – Weather could be cold or warm…
Here’s plan: dievca will be trying on the dress with ACNE STUDIOS snakeskin sandals if its warm and carry the brown JALDA croc clutch (her’s is darker than the photo)
If its cold or dievca’s legs look scary without sun… Sheer Nude or Brown stockings with Brown Heels or OTK Brown Boots.
Feeling Green (as it snows in NYC)Posted: February 13, 2022 Filed under: Accessories, Analysis, Clothing | Tags: BDSM, closet, coloring, D/s, dievca, green, Humor, Kermit the Frog, Life, review, Shopping, submissive Leave a comment
dievca has found herself gravitating towards a lot of Green – her recent purchases have triggered an analysis of her closet…she has a LOT of green. she wears a LOT of green. she would like a LOT of green. It’s a bit of a strange color – but its something that works with her coloring.
Here’s the recent purchases:
On top of what she owns:
Add what she would like:
Quite overwhelming, huh?
Dress the PartPosted: November 24, 2021 Filed under: Clothing, Discussion, Dresses | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, Life, positive mental attitude, Presentation, submissive, work Leave a comment
dievca has a Navy Blue Silk Dress that makes her feel amazing. Its’s not the most expensive dress nor the most fashionable, but she likes to wear it whenever she needs to clean up and present to humans. she can dress the outfit up or down with shoes/boots and accessories – any way it goes on it – she feels great.
dievca stands taller.
A lot of people argue that what you wear isn’t important, or that it is unfair to suggest that people should buy clothes to boost their self-esteem. If we are being realistic about the working world or IRL, we have to point out the truth: How you present yourself is important. You don’t need to have a closet full of expensive clothes to get ahead, but you will feel a lot better if you have one or two outfits you absolutely love that you can wear whenever you need a pick-me-up.
dievca doesn’t wear the silk dress because it will impress other people — she wears it because it makes her feel ready to take on the world!
(roll over a photo to see the item description)
Rules for buyingPosted: October 13, 2021 Filed under: Clothing, Discussion, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, boots, closet, D/s, dievca, Life, Love, Major Purchase, Shoe fetishism, Shopping, submissive, whimsy Leave a comment
1. Does this piece bring joy?
Would you wear it out of the store right now?
2. How will this be incorporated into my overall wardrobe?
Make sure you have an idea how you can wear it 30 times or more and incorporate it into your overall style.
3. Does it fit me well and is it made well?
Don’t force it. It will never leave your closet if you are already making excuses for it.
4. Does it fit my budget?
We all have one.
1.) These boots will replace one of the 6 pairs dievca had to get rid of for her foot. They will work into her “Downtown Chic with Whimsey” Vibe (Master’s Words).
2.) dievca can start wearing these boots with:
3.) Gianvito Rossi’s version of combat boots has been made in Italy from butter-smooth leather and rests on a rubber lug sole. They hit just below the knee – elasticated ribbed panels make them easier to fit muscular calves.
4.) The boots are straining her budget, but dievca found her size on the one website with 30% off. She would share the site with you, but the boots have sold out.
Design on a Dime – NYC Charity Shop stylePosted: September 15, 2021 Filed under: Clothing, Entertainment | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, Housing Works NYC, Humor, Life, Midwestern, retail therapy, Shopping, submissive Leave a comment
dievca looks at the Housing Works eShop website once in awhile for a little inexpensive retail therapy. You have to have time and an open mind, but something might gel.
$107.00 bought dievca:
- Pringle Argyle Cashmere Sweater in brown (vintage) $30
- Columbia Down Vest in brown (used) $17
- Plaid Converse Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons in brown (new) $25
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in grey $15 (new)
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in white $15 (new)
- Blue Q ‘Get the Hell Out of My Kitchen’ sock $5 (new) – a gift for a friend
she’ll match the first 4 items with:
- MIH Jeans
- Stand Studio Kala Faux Leather Overcoat in dark Green $515 on sale for $87.55
- Tomas Maier Pony Hair Backpack
- RE/done upcycled Blue Jean Mask
For a quirky, yet interesting combination in the City. Master will be laughing at dievca’s Midwestern homage~
We really need to get out of COVID cozy and head back to Ladylike…
What is your Design on a Dime style?
(Let dievca know and she’ll post it!)
What the Customs Duty paid for~Posted: August 10, 2021 Filed under: Accessories, Clothing, Entertainment, Fashion | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, eBay, Humor, Life, organization, resale, selling, Shopping, submissive 1 Comment
- Dries van Noten Teal Crocodile Derby’s $890 for $366 (now $240 – size 38 run more like an 8.5)
- Dries van Noten Snakeskin Platform Sandals $885 for $646 (sold out elsewhere)
- Laura Manoogian Brown Bow Pants $350 for $249 (Cheaper elsewhere, but the size was too large for dievca)
The Derby’s were too large, so they had to be returned. The pants will be worn in the Winter – they are a heavy knit.
The Sandals are being worn on this trip with:
- Eddie Bauer White Jeans $80 for $55
- Dries van Noten Floral Tee Shirt eBay $80
The customs re-imbursement bought:
- Dries van Noten purple knit bra and briefs $220 for $114 and $280 for $109
- Acne Studios Star Bag $250 for $98
- Pearls Before Swine Simple Silver Ring Set $250 for $137
Now, before you pass judgement on the amount spent…remember that dievca sold items this month at Buffalo Exchange for $300, the RealReal for $1250, and has 6 items out to Decades in LA. Plus two items have sold on eBay during dievca’s travels = $200.
$1488 bought, $1750 sold + with more listed.
And if you are interested – Master thinks dievca’s machinations for reducing and rebuilding her closet are hilarious.
“Diversity, dievca, Diversity”
Shopping the closet worked…Posted: May 4, 2021 Filed under: Accessories, Dresses, Fashion | Tags: BDSM, closet, COVID-19, D/s, dievca, Elegant, gala, hot weather, Love, practical, Presentation Outfit, Spring, style, submissive Leave a comment
dievca didn’t look pregnant and received multiple compliments on the dress. Note – its been long enough since Melania Trump wore the Big Pink Dress (2017) and its still in style. Plus, it was the perfect choice for an outdoor event.
Wipe the sweat off that brow – whew!
In a Panic…Posted: May 2, 2021 Filed under: Dresses | Tags: BDSM, Body Type, closet, clothing size, COVID-19, D/s, dievca, frustration, gala, perimenopause, submissive 2 Comments
dievca has an outdoor event to attend. The 1st of its kind in a year +.
Even after the never-ending process of reducing her closet – she has a number of items available to wear – IF THEY FIT WELL. Health and movement-wise, dievca is in pretty good shape. Deep sleep (physical recovery sleep) and perimenopause-wise, her body shape has shifted – a belly has appeared. Her closet hasn’t shifted to keep up with it because she wants to see what happens with menopause and HRT.
God, what to wear without looking pregnant.
Before she goes digging deep – here is what she thinks will fit easily:
Then there is the question of a matching mask~
Cross-fingers. dievca will let you know what she finally decides to wear.
Fashion vs. Styling: they are not the same.Posted: April 14, 2021 Filed under: Analysis, Fashion | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, image, Life, Love, Presentation, Shopping, Spring Cleaning, style, submissive, wardrobe Leave a comment
What Is the Difference Between Style and Fashion? There is an overlap between style and fashion, but a good rule of thumb is that style relates to the individual, while fashion is more collective.
Why is dievca pondering this difference?
she wants to determine the ratio of classic clothing vs. fads she needs in her closet to look unique.
she doesn’t want a uniform, but she doesn’t want too keep ten million pieces, either.
The Marie Kondo credo doesn’t make dievca feel comfortable – but the ’30 use’ rule seems to apply better.
Will you use an item approximately 30 times in your Life? If yes, keep it.
Is that enough to create dievca’s style using Whering? Probably.
“Please Help…I am a BLACK BOOT addict”Posted: August 12, 2020 Filed under: Shoes | Tags: BDSM, boots, closet, D/s, dievca, fashion, Humor, Life, Shoe fetishism, submissive 2 Comments
(roll over or click photos for descriptions)
dievca needs to lighten her load and gain some room in the closet,
any advice will be carefully considered.
(Brown boots are next)
What came 1st? The Shoes or The Dance?Posted: October 15, 2019 Filed under: Entertainment, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, Dancing, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Footwear, Love, Sexy, Shoe fetishism, submissive 1 Comment
Do the shoes make you dance or does the dance call for the shoes?
(chicken and the egg issue…)
Some of dievca’s dancing shoes:
Spring/Summer RefashionedPosted: June 6, 2018 Filed under: Clothing | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, downtown chic, Elegant, fashion, Life, renewal, Spring, submissive, Summer 5 Comments
With moving, dievca has combed her closets and taken items to resale (Buffalo Exchange), dropped items at Goodwill and Housing Works and listed items on eBay. Whew! if it sounds exhausting…it was exhausting~
And then Spring/Summer arrived…and dievca went into overdrive to refresh her closets. She bought 14 items and was thinking about the rest:
Is she going to keep it all? dievca is not sure – she has her receipts, but she got rid of 10 + items from her closet and is promising you all that she will remove 5 more, before she keeps anything.
Please note that she was holding on to Spring/Summer Clothes which were 7+ years old….a clear out and revamp was needed.
Did you need to do a clear out? Any suggestions of “keepers” for dievca?
Did you note there wasn’t much black? Those patent leather Puma shoes are navy….
(and if you want to know what she bought – just ask)
Emergency Closet Rip Apart…(when your closet doesn’t fail you)Posted: June 29, 2017 Filed under: Clothing, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, closet, D/s, dievca, dinner, Elegant, events, gala, Life, NYC, Outfits, submissive 8 Comments
Usually dievca does it better. she hasn’t been on it. her planning for Presentation Outfits for Master has dropped while He is away and her outfit planning for events has been non-existent…
It all started with a panic attack for the last Gala of the year. The dress dievca wanted to wear, a multicolored silk jersey Etro, wasn’t found (and she still hasn’t found the damn dress….not happy).
After an irritated meltdown moment and two Alice + Olivia dresses being banished to the resale bag — dievca came up with an alternative of a Lanvin Silk Dress (Ete 2006) and black Charles Jourdan Heels, dressed down with brass accents:
Next panic attack — forgotten dinner for a High School Graduate. Fastest way to get there after work is on a bike, weather was “iffy”. Hot during the day and cooling off at night.
dievca’s Humanoid silk Ellen dress (2013) came to the rescue with the same brass jewelry (Hey, it was already together, in a bag, and easy to grab). J Crew Navy blue ribbed cashmere sweater for the cool restaurant, Barneys Sandals and Liebeskind Navy Leather Backpack for the ride…whew!
Two events down — two to go!
A wedding and a 60th Surprise Birthday Party.
dievca will be back with the plans for those two events.
Just incase you wanted to know what the underpinings looked like:
Black Cosabella Soire set for the Lanvin Dress
Navy Wolford Linea set with slip for the Humanoid Dress
dievca’s 30 wardrobe classicsPosted: March 2, 2017 Filed under: Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, Classic, closet, Clothing, D/s, dievca, Elegant, fashion, Life, NYC, Shopping, submissive 4 Comments
People can argue what is important in a closet. dievca has been thinking about Classics. she found that these 30 items are the Classics she is willing to spend on because they are used time and time, again. What are your Classics? Did dievca miss any?
(the photos are of pieces in dievca’s closet, win or lose — she’s doing a closet revamp!)
Button Down Shirt
Perfect Fitting Jeans
Going Out Clutch
Any Occasion Dress
Little Black Dress