dievca walked a lot in Normandy and Brittany….hiking the cliffs, walking cities, walking to and around Le Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, etc. She didn’t bring hiking shoes because of work and because she thought she would be in Paris. Her tennis shoes did well, but she lost her flip-flops and her feet needed a break.
Her recent purchase of the ILSE JACOBSEN Tulip Shoes ended up being fabulous. dievca had been unsure of the buy, but they completely gave her feet that much-needed break. The soles flexes and gives a soft landing. Great for after a long day of hiking.
Click here for Amazon’s Ilse Jacobsen’s items. (Danish lifestyle brand ILSE JACOBSEN. HORNBÆK)
dievca ran into something interesting during the final day of the PRINTEMPS summer sale.
AGATHA Jewelry with a subtle BDSM theme. Not on Soldes but not too dear, either.
The pieces looked well made.
dievca should have gotten photos….
she didn’t think fast enough.
Wandering into the centre of Lille, dievca passed the French chain store NAF NAF. Years ago, when she was in Paris for the first time, she bought a great T-shirt at NAF NAF and has fond memories.
About 28 years later, dievca walked into another NAF NAF store. It’s similar to a “Morgan” or a “Zara” – a lower to mid-level young persons’ store.
dievca did the fast pass just to look at the fashion, avoiding a huge tulle dress and finding a beaded linen, v-neck t-shirt. she bought one in white and one in forest green. Success!
She and her friend made their way down two levels of stairs to pay for the tops.
In line, there was a Mamma and two daughters (around 12 and 16) with three of the poufy tulle dresses in hand. Two of the Pink and one of the Blue:
Apparently, the Mamma was going to wear one pink dress, the older girl was going with the pink dress and they were trying to get more at 70% off for a wedding party. The younger girl and others were going with the blue.
Incredibly tacky, but maybe a lot of fun.
The checkout was chaotic. The sales Lady was on the phone trying to get more dresses, the daughters were wandering around, the line was building up behind dievca. Then they opened a new line and before dievca could get around the store furniture, everyone cut in front of her~ dievca’s friend was being very patient.
dievca moved into the new line, her friend stayed behind the poufy dress chaos and they waited. And waited. Fascinated by the process of the Sales Lady stuffing these Big A** dresses into shopping bags. The lady was encapsulated by the tulle, she almost got eaten. They were so fascinated they forgot to take a photo. You will have to use your imagination.
dievca was finally able to buy the t-shirts in the original line and the flustered Sales Lady forgot to desensitize the tags. dievca managed to set-off the alarms for the next store.
You know, thinking about it….the poufy dress might have been fun as a Presentation Outfit!
Diversity, dievca, Diversity!
Striped t-shirts and dresses are always fresh for the Summer.
A Classic Look that carries from year to year.
dievca found the ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo cotton pique striped dress at Barneys, last year, and spent the money on it because its one of the few shift dresses she has been able to wear with her curves. That said, she has been wearing it in the heat. Today it is going over her swimsuit for a jaunt to the beach. With capped sleeves, a deeper “V” neckline, forgiving yet crisp fabric and pockets, it satisfies her desperate wish to wear a shift dress.
dievca is paring it with:
Enjoy your Saturday!
Remember the 1990’s? dievca was out of college and trying to get it together in her first job – 16 hours from home, with her first apartment and her first car payment (Jeep Cherokee).
Listening to ‘HFS and working on the Severn River and NRL/NIH in the Summer. (now you know where dievca was located out of college 😉)
It was all about Calvin Klein underwear.
Urban Outfitters and Calvin Klein has brought it back and dievca couldn’t resist purchasing some pieces. she hasn’t worn them for Master. We all know that Master loves diversity, but dievca suspects that Calvin Klein cotton isn’t His type of lingerie for His dievca (corsets and stockings).
dievca is curious to know if other Ladies and Gentlemen find the pieces sexy. Let her know.
OK. Its fun. It’s flowers. Its over-the-top.
So where do you wear something like this?
There is nothing subtle about this Irregular Choice sandal. This limited edition soccer slide is for those who want to stand out. The Floral Footsie is made from a bouquet of fabric flowers. If you are one who loves over-the-top embellishments, the Floral Footsie needs to find a way into you closet.
Do you remember when dievca did that DIY project in this vein? Click here….
As a child, dievca didn’t get to stay up late very often. she and her Dad had to be out of the house and on the road by 5 am to get to practice by 5:45 am. That meant an early bed time.
But for some reason in 1980 dievca snuck out of bed on a Saturday Night and saw this on her parent’s TV:
THE B52’S ROCK LOBSTER ON SNL SHOW IN 1980
Click the link — the video was not available on youtube.
It was her first introduction to Saturday Night Live.
(and the B-52’s)
The show was hosted by Terry Garr and had a Bill Murray SNL classic commercial “Anticipation”.
dievca was fascinated.
Why did this trip down memory lane occur?
dievca ran into this Miu Miu dress and it threw her into a B-52’s swirl, starting with a trip to Planet Claire:
Completely “Planet Claire”, right?
dievca’s envisioning a B-52’s party wearing the dress, Big teased Hair (a beehive) and cat eyes eye-liner. This could also be a really weird/fun Presentation Outfit for Master. Sassy, bubble gum, retro kinda like this