Travel Disaster: Lanvin – Travel Savior: Núnoo

Did dievca tell you that she managed to lose her wallet during her travels? None of her accounts or creditcards were used, etc. she thinks it fell out randomly from a new backpack when she didn’t adjust the clips properly.
(Lanvin Petrolio Goat Skin Small Backpack A/W 2015)

One of dievca work colleagues teased dievca by saying she should get a wallet that she can wear with a cord around her neck. deivca took that to heart and found a small crossbody bag with credit card slots to use for the rest of the trip.
Núnoo

The brand is “hot” in Denmark, being that it designed by a family in Greenland (which still has close ties to Denmark, Greenland is a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979.)

Beautiful soft calf leather, silver metallic zippers, adjustable shoulder strap. dievca wanted the blue – but it was sold out in the country!

Núnoo Small Shoulder Bag in Black

Nunoo is a family business with one thing on their mind: creating beautiful handbags and accessories, that gives you a luxurious feel and a quality-conscious expression.

dievca did keep the gorgeous, but unlucky Lanvin backpack…she ties the interior strings and has adjusted the closure clips. Should be ok, now. Sigh~


An old desperation…solved for $21.92

Everyone had a pair.
Except dievca.

Her thighs didn’t fit and if they did the waist was huge.
Serious quad muscles.
Funny because everyone else had trouble with the waist.

We are talking 4th grade…and beyond.

dievca has never owned a pair of Levis Jeans.

Until this weekend.

Let dievca explain.
As an athlete growing up in the 1970’s/1980’s, Levis Jeans weren’t cut for larger thighs. No stretch and too large of waists. So, dievca never really looked at the options that flowed in during the later years. Look, she barely could wear the 1980’s/1990’s Guess Jeans and they weren’t comfortable, especially when you had to zip them at the ankles to get them over your feet.

 

Back to Levis Jeans…

dievca never tried on the “curvy” ones, nor any iteration of the 501 blues. she avoided Levis and found friendliness of fit with J Brand, Current/Elliott and Rag & Bone.
Until she was shopping in a Wal-Mart store~

Background:

There aren’t any Wal-Marts in Manhattan.

Renting a car to get to a funeral provides an opportunity to bulk shop. Especially for those items that are heavy: Laundry Detergent, Oxyclean, canned good, bottled juices, etc. As dievca traversed the store she passed the Men’s clothing section. There, looking her straight in the eye, were stands of Levis Signature FLEX straight slim leg Men’s jeans. They looked like they would fit. They had 1% elastane. They were $21.95.

dievca had a dress on from the Funeral, she put the jeans on underneath the dress and then searched the store to find a mirror. Bingo! – there was one in the home goods section.
Voilà!
They fit!
They fit well!
At $21.95, if dievca decides she doesn’t like them – it won’t break the bank.

So, after 30+ years – dievca now owns a pair of Levis Jeans…and her thighs fit.

Will wonders will never Cease!

So….what’s your story with Blue Jeans? XO


Wednesday got shafted…

“Monday’s child is fair of face…”
by Mother Goose

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace;
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go;
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for its living;
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Seriously, if you were born on a Wednesday — this is not the verse to listen to~

 

dievca was born on a:

Early evening. Something about her Dad watching a College Football game at the neighbors and being annoyed that it was time

Alberta Ferretti – Rainbow Week Sweaters and Hats click HERE

and sweaters all in black with colored writing click HERE

 

 


Plug in. (and turn it up)

There’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to Dolce & Gabbana, and the Dolce Boombox radio bag proves it with its functional battery-operated speakers. The playful design features a speaker jack on the inside which can easily be attached to your phone. Get ready to blast your favorite music, just like the 1980’s boombox that inspired it. There is an adjustable volume control, while the snake-skin trims add an extra touch of luxury appeal

  • material: Plexiglas®
  • trim: snake-skin
  • internal details: leather lining, hand-held mirror
  • color of fastening: silver
  • detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, top handle
  • turn-lock fastening
  • Made in Italy
  • protective feet
  • comes with dust bag
  • note: three AAA batteries not included
  • detail: internal speaker jack and external volume control
    • Height 14 cm-5.5″
    • Width 19 cm-7.5″
    • Chain length 7.5 cm-3″
    • Min. length shoulder strap 110 cm-43.5″
    • Max. length shoulder strap 125 cm-49″

Bring your own Presentation Music!


Window Shopping at Hermès


Going Retro: Block Party

dievca is having an interesting moment with the “Block Heel” sandals that have been in fashion for the past two years.
It’s a love/hate relationship.
she hated seeing the 1960’s ones on her aunts as they got older and didn’t update their closets in the 1980’s.
It reminded her of a fashion “no”.
Especially the white leather/pleather ones worn at weddings.

 

But now, they are back and the 1960’s version doesn’t look too bad, really.

dievca loves the pair of sandals she picked up, last summer:

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

and these, this summer:

Firth two piece black leather sandals

They are very comfortable and dievca can walk the City.
Maybe her Aunts were on to something when they couldn’t let the shoes go~

Time to wear the sandals to a Block Party!

Top advert from ShopBop.

Charming Wolf — Summer Gauze for Master


dievca is heading home to the humid and hot City.  she’s been wearing a borrowed down jacket and will need to strip before exiting the plane.

dievca is always looking for pieces to beat the heat with Summer in the City. Cotton gauze is a fabric which speaks to her clearly and this brand looks to offer some lovely pieces — though the matching bloomers made dievca laugh.

she wonders what Master might think about them~

LOUP CHARMANT

Loup Charmant (which means charming wolf) is the soft separates brand launched in 2006 by designer Kee Edwards. Each piece is geared for all-day, everyday wear, through diaphanous fabrics and feminine lines.
Available at Matches Fashion.
dievca will just dream and stick to her Garnet Hill standby:

Garnet Hill Cotton Gauze Cover-Up Navy