Working the thru the weekend…


Or the other way around~
Anyone else in the same boat?


Stealing from the Boys…

With the Gloomy Weather dievca had picked up a packable anorak from the Gap.
It’s not super ladylike,
but it’s been useful and a the print is a conversation starter.

GapFit Hybrid Pullover Anorak MSRP $79.95

dievca bought a Men’s small and it goes over layers.
The anorak is on sale at gap.com for $49.95 and possibly an extra 40% off –
but there is only size XL left online.
You can check availability for other sizes at stores, on the site.

Maybe that would work for you or someone you know?
If dievca bought it for Master, it would be too matchy-matchy…right?

Click on the photo for the link.
XO


Strapless


strapless bra

A type of bra created and designed in various colors, cup sizes, materials, mechanisms and styles that does not include any shoulder strap (s) in the design.

Strapless bras are useful with clothing which doesn’t cover the shoulders.  They are tricky to wear.
Some suggestions for buying a strapless bra:

1. Play Around With Sizes

It’s a good rule of thumb to get measured when you’re buying a new bra, but your usual size could vary from your strapless size. “When buying a strapless bra, you should size down in the band and up in the cup,” Linda the Bra Lady suggest on her blog. “The reason for this is that the band is the only source of support, so it has to fit snug to keep the bra, and the girls, up.”

2. Make It Stick

To lower the risk of your strapless heading south, help your bra stick to your skin as much as possible. For example, keep your skin clean and don’t put beauty products like oils and creams on your chest. Try to look for styles that have sticky features like silicone or a rubber grippy band on the inside seam.

3. Try Before You Buy

When buying a strapless bra, the fit and size of your bra can vary hugely from brand to brand so get in the changing room for a trying on session.

4. Look For Well-Constructed Garments

Women who are well-endowed will get greater comfort from a strapless with a little extra band support. If you’re full busted, you need a strapless bra featuring a wider band, three hooks in the back, and extra support through the cups.

5. Consider The Longline

If a wide band doesn’t do the job, try a longline style. These styles will give you some reinforcement from below your chest. A longline bra has a bodice which will help support your bust, the band extends all the way to the waist for maximum lift.” (top photo)

6. Fill It In

Fit your bra to your largest breast and use a pad to fill in the other side, no one has equally sized breasts unless they had help.

7. Take Proper Care of it

When it comes to underwire or more sturdy bras, always hand wash, let them dry with the cups facing upwards and smooth out any dents to help maintain the bra’s original shape.


Is Master on to something?

Master has turned in His French Press for……

THE PERFECT COFFEEMAKER?

Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD. Chemistry invented the Chemex in 1941. He developed more than 300 product patents while in pursuit of making everyday objects more functional, beautiful, and pleasing to use. As a chemist, he had a strong understanding of coffee extraction which allowed him to apply his pursuit to coffee-making. Made from non-porous borosilicate glass and utilizing bonded paper filters the Chemex brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. (Doesn’t it look like an Erlenmeyer Flask?)

THE CLAIM TO PERFECTION

The Chemex company website makes the following claim: “The Chemex® coffeemaker, together with the Chemex-Bonded® Coffee Filter, makes perfect coffee. Clear, pure, flavorful and without bitterness or sediment every time.” Siting the use of the scientifically designed glass and proprietary filters, the Chemex brews a coffee with a distinct purity that allows it to be covered and stored in the fridge without losing flavor.

Should dievca give up her beloved French Press
and follow in Her Master’s Footsteps?

2Caffienated: Chemex vs. French Press Article

Oh, its stressing her out just thinking about changing….
and something that takes more time?


Imitation of a lovely thing…dievca desires

Oscar Wilde —
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.’

dievca wants to be That Lady.
The lovely one on the train in Copenhagen.
The one who looks like she has it together.
The one who has personality.

In particular, dievca is in lust over her ring:

Isn’t it lovely?
So dievca started on a quest to recreate the ring. she contacted the Dark Gem Dom to see if he could identify what type of stone was in the Lady’s ring. And if he could help dievca buy a stone. The Gem Dom made some excellent suggestions for purchasing a rough stone and, as an accomplished gemcutter, He made time to facet the stone for dievca.

The Pavilion

The completed stone,

With the apartment move, dievca’s Parents having challenges and Life in general, the gorgeous gem was set to the side — but dievca has  been collecting gold. 14K earrings that lost a mate, 14K broken bracelets and chains – whatever she can find in 14K yellow gold from her jewelry box and friends. she’s getting to the point where she has enough to send the gem, the gold and the photo to a jewelery maker friend. Woo Whooo!

A huge “Thank You” to the Dark Gem Dom for the help and the beautiful work.
If you want to connect with Him, send dievca a note. She’ll work on it. XO


Staycation

stay·ca·tion

ˌstāˈkāSHn/
noun informal
a vacation spent in one’s home country and not abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

Four days off – count ’em.
Four days!

I should go to my Mom and Dad,
and I’m not.
I will not let Catholic guilt creep in.

I love the City during Memorial Day – everyone leaves!

As I sit here, wiggling my toes – eating Cheerios. I am….happy.

Today, I’ll head to the gym and then up to Master’s for lunch, I have a cousin coming from the Midwest for the weekend – but they have a packed schedule.

Singing “Yippieee!” as I sip my coffee.

I hope you are looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend or your Bank Holiday Weekend.
XO
sharing her delight dievca

PS. Here’s a couple of photos from the Boat Ride.


Happy Cinco de Mayo

Graphic: Nacho Diaz