Not glamorous, but of use

Photo: dievca’s view 2019

So, let dievca tell you about having floor to ceiling windows: amazing views all the time, plus warmth when the sun is shining.

Aunt Marty’s Nose Warmer Amazon

In the winter, the windows get cold when the sun doesn’t shine, so when one of the HVAC units goes kaput and maintenance needs to order a whole new unit– it gets chilly in the evenings and on poor weather days.

dievca is layering up with clothing and blankets, but she refuses to wear a ‘nose warmer’. dievca will stoop to wearing wool Mukluk Slippers.

Remember those? Wool knit top with a leather patch bottom? dievca’s first pair were from Pier One, then she wore holes in her Aunt’s pair – had them ‘repaired’ with patches of leather and is onto her 3rd pair.

These mukluks are not for Presenting, but they solve the problem of cold feet.
Which comes under the definition ‘something of use’ in dievca’s book.

Hippieshop.com Wool Mukluk Slippers $16.95 (click this photo for the website)

And, yes, dievca’s nose is still cold.
Cold nose warm heart.


Not quite something of use…

The Barneys sale (Madison Ave) … is still too expensive for this dievca~
Everything she wanted to buy calculated out around $700 -$800: Tate earrings or a ring. Marni sweater, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Zero Maria Cornejo coat. But nothing special enough to pull the trigger – as dievca’s friend said, “If these Louboutin boots were $450-$500, I would do it”.

So, nothing of use – but at least she got back to the store before it was gone.

dievca moved away from Barneys when they rebranded the Co-op in 2013, ‘sidelined’ Simon Doonan – and seemed like they lost their sense of humor. When they closed the UWS location? Ah, well….no reason to schlep across the City.

Here are some of the items dievca considered at the sale:

dievca doesn’t see Master in these boots:

Maybe these ones instead:

Photos: dievca Barneys NYC 2019

What came 1st? The Shoes or The Dance?

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:


Finally, after 17 years on the hunt…

Years ago, dievca was in Milan for work and she was wearing a great pair of brown leather embossed crocodile boots. As dievca was rushing to an event, the heel got stuck in a walkway grate and ripped the back the boot off. Made for a really messy day – duct tape to the rescue…

dievca loved those boots.
she’s been looking for brown Croco boots ever since.
Finally, 17 years later:

THE CORSA CONCAVO

M. Gemi THE CORSA CONCAVO boot in walnut Croc $398 (click photo for link)


Note that the heel is not slim – dievca’s not getting stuck in a grate this time around!
The brand is M.Gemi and the cost is dear, but dievca is willing to spend the extra money for a pair that is going to replace two pairs in her closet (resale).

Here’s another version of the boot in case you need black:


Hmm – don’t think this qualifies

Chloe Victoria Sandals SS2019 (on sale now) Neiman Marcus 6.5, the RealReal 7, 9

as Ladylike…
But they are rockin‘ in a BDSM fashion!


Stockings + Stiletto Sandals = a dievca disaster

dievca was setting up a Presentation Outfit for Master and couldn’t find the correct suspender belt. After 20 minutes of digging without success, she moved on to Presentation Outfit #2.

It was a repeat of a past Outfit, but it channeled the 2019 Summer Solstice!

dievca needed to wear nude stockings for three reasons:

  1. Master loves stockings
  2. Stockings allow easy access in a visually pleasing way
  3. dievca isn’t scheduled to be waxed until next week…..

Outfit Choice #2 was panning out nicely and dievca had some great shoes in mind!

Lanvin Chain-Embellished Stilettos from Summer 2010 — the sandals added a little heavy metal to cut the floral and lace sweetness.

dievca packed everything up, adding the gold play collar and lead. she made her way uptown to Master’s apartment.

Hartman Rose Gold Collar

Hartman Rose Gold Lead

When she arrived, dievca knelt before Master. They took a moment to connect and shift – then Master told dievca she had 5 minutes to change into His Presentation Outfit.

The timing worked well, all pieces of the Outfit slid-on easily, including the Lanvin Sandals.
It was when dievca tried to walk —

DISASTER!

dievca never took into consideration that wearing stockings in open, strappy, leather sandals would be VERY slippery.  she had to move at a shuffling mincing walk to make it back to Master. And when Master led dievca to the bedroom after Cock Worship. He guided her along with the lead at a good clip – she almost took herself and Him down! And the sound effects emitted from dievca’s mouth?
Not elegant, at all~

Master absolutely loved the heels, so they stayed on.

What’s the solution for next time?

Double-sided Tape!
(or grippy pads)


Snakeskin…

When Master said, “You will wear Snakeskin”,

dievca thought this:

 

she didn’t realize Master meant this:

 

Urban Dictionary Top Definition:
the dried after effects of ejaculation creating a thin-film upon the chest or stomach

(shoes: OOGii Limited Edition Snakeskin Bronze Heels 350 AUD)


What do you wear for Civic Duty?

So, dievca got placed on the Grand Jury on Monday, Voted on Tuesday, back to Jury Duty – Weds. Clothes had to be comfortable for sitting around, but be able to walk the neighborhood to the polls, plus last through a concert…

What did she wear?

Jury Selection – train downtown, rain 50’s (10+ Celsius)

Voting – In the neighborhood, Thunderstorms, 60’s (15+ Celsius) also needs to be used for a concert in the evening – retro feel is good. fits right in (bought the tickets for Master’s B-day, but he’s traveling – one of His kids had a baby, going with the friend who suggested the band to dievca in the first place.)

1st day of sitting on a Jury – bike ride, upper 50’s (13+ Celsius)


Getting back at it in Style!

Always trying to look like a Lady.
dievca is considering her workout in heels~
she did tell her trainer that her quads held up well in 3.5 inches heels
and that she plans to wear heels for the next 3 decades…
You always need a goal!

 


On the same page~


If I tell you, YOUR fantasies
will you tell me, MINE?

 


aging (elfje)


skin
sloughed off
elegant glowing nether
flexible sinuous exotic presentation
rebirth


Can you see the difference?

They were at the end. dievca was using duct tape to keep the insides from tearing more. she had them for 4+ years, wore them, loved them and was still making excuses about how they looked ok on the outside.

she ripped her heart out and could only give them to Goodwill.  she couldn’t bear to put them in the trash.

Why?

she didn’t think that Cougar made them anymore and they were her favorite.
dievca was wrong.

They do make them ~ $200.00

And they are $70 less at Yoox.

Here’s the question:
Blackout or Classic Pillow?


Thanking the Danish when your feet are beat~

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)


The World Cup is over, so embellish your slides


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….


For the Gentlemen (desired by dievca…)

“A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”
~ Charlie Harper


Men’s sizes,
but any Ladies with a size 8.5+ shoe
interested in Pink Flamingos,
can do!

Kitschy, but fun!


What part of “no”….

These will make someone happy, out there….just not dievca.

Opening Ceremony and Birkenstock Collaboration (click the photo)

PS. Men’s sizes available.


Beer Pong anyone?

 

Maison Margiela Cup Heel Thigh Hi red heel $690

Beer Pong, a drinking game in which players attempt to throw or hit table tennis balls into cups of beer, and their opponents are required to drink the contents of any cup in which a ball lands.

Often the type of cups used for beer pong are Red Solo Cups. Developed in the 1970’s it is the company’s signature plastic up.

If you want to know how to play Beer Pong click here!

MM6 Maison Margiela introduced their homage to the Solo Cup and indirectly Beer Pong with black and red leather thigh high boots featuring a round toe, a high block heel and a thigh high style.

Or the more subtle black Solo Cup heel:

Maison Margiela Cup Heel Thigh Hi black heel $690

 


Nod to Noir!

Charlotte Olympia’s knack for creating whimsical footwear
is embodied by these Killer Heels.

The 1940s-inspired shoes include:

  • peep-toe style
  • black suede
  • contrasting newspaper-style ‘Gazette’ printed satin-covered block heel
  • broken heart appliqué
  • black organza ruffle trim
  • embellished with crystal studs
  • velvet front strap in a bow
  • back strap is in metallic-gold leather with a buckle

They make the perfect finish for a ruffled midi skirt and silk blouse.
A look that takes the retro influence further~


These boots are made~


Nancy Sinatra had it right, find the right boots that are made for walking the City (or beyond).

Master always says that NYC Women depend on their boots heavily to get them through the City. dievca’s sorting through her boots and making some decisions, she’ll be sharing what she is looking at her soon! XO

Off-White FOR WALKING patent printed boot $2000 runway


When is Blue Monday 2018?

Today….

It’s been calculated that Blue Monday 2018 will be January 15 using the formula below.

The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January, but can also on the second or fourth Monday, or even the Monday of the last week of January.

The first one was January 24 in 2005.

What does a dievca do to brush away the blues?

Shoe Shopping!

Rochas Blue Sequins just might be the cure.

Hello, Zappos Luxury~ XO


 

 


Stand Back

like everyone,
dievca has a lot going on right now

Master hasn’t been there for her,
He likes everything light and friendly

so dievca avoids sharing,
and digs in hard to stand up

that act of dominance
comes with a brusque wind


it also brings something else,
a F*ck you, F*ck me Attitude


which is not anyone’s fault,
it’s a form of protection

just be careful around dievca,
under the fire is … fragility

 

given time she’ll re-find her ladylike,
until then its Stevie Nicks and alcohol

 


Lyrics
No one looked as I walked by
Just an invitation would have been just fine
Said no to him again and again
First, he took my heart, then he ran

No one knows how I feel
What I say unless you read between my lines
One man walked away from me
First, he took my hand, take me home

Stand back, stand back
In the middle of my room
I did not hear from you
It’s all right, it’s all right
To be standing in a line
Standing in a line
I would cry

Do not turn away, my friend
Like a willow I can bend
No man calls my name
No man came

So I walked on down away from you
Maybe your attention was more
Than you could do
One man did not call
He asked me for my love
And that was all

Stand back, stand back
In the middle of my room
I did not hear from you
It’s all right, it’s all right
To be standing in a line
Standing in a line
Standing in a line

So I walked on down the line
Away from you
Maybe your attention was more
Than I could do
One man did not call
Well, he asked me for my love
That was all

Written by Prince Rogers Nelson, Stevie Nicks • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group


Trainers, Trousers and a Slouchy Sweater

A pair of new KICKS set off an outfit for dievca. The outfit channels her downtown chic – look.  she knows her Master checks in with the blog and likes her other “looks” “Diversity, dievca, Diversity”, but….
Master prefers Ladylike when His dievca is presenting for Him.

Sneakers are not Ladylike~

Presenting the KICKS (Strenesse bought at a sample sale):

Here’s the rest of the outfit:

Strenesse Trousers Navy striped (bought at the same sample Sale)

Gucci Floral Semi-sheer Tee

Nili Lotan Cashmere Chunky Sweater

Navy Fox Socks

Strenesse Sneakers

Barneys Suede Camera Crossbody

Tom Ford Sunglasses

dievca must have been inspired by NYC “Street Style” or something because she ran into other people with the same idea. But she didn’t see her dark Monochromatic Look, so hopefully it will be different “chic”, not different “boring”.


Rain, Rain – come my way!

Something to break the humidity, please.
Mind you, dievca is really not complaining — having 90% humidity, day after day from hurricane leftovers is absolutely nothing compared to being hit by the hurricane…

But if rain comes, it will release some of the tension in the air.

Maybe these Bernardo rain boots will help:

Bernardo Lacey Rain Boot

Bernardo Peony Rain Boot


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.

Going Buggy for a Summer Sandal

IVY KIRZHNER

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Gay Pride with Rocket Dog

The Gay Pride Parade for NYC kicks off at 12:00 Noon.
Begins at 36th and 5th and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

dievca isn’t planning to join the Parade, but she will be wearing something “Rainbow” in support:


(Not so) Basic flats

dievca is more of a heels, boots, sneaker person.  But, ToryBri has a passion for flats and he introduced dievca to a pair that he covets.  And, now, she covets them, too. 

The ballet flats look extremely comfortable and, of course, they are sold out in Arabian Nights. But there are a number of other colors available at lower prices.

Italian leather and textiles are made to mold/stretch to feet. With 58 Prints, Patents, Classics, and more, it is easy to find something for every wardrobe and occasion. These are expensive flats, yet, timeless and practical.

“Options, dievca, Options”

www.tieks.com


Miu Miu: strapping them on

Miu Miu went for straps and buckles on ballet flats.
For those submissives who cannot wear heels.
(Can you see where dievca is going with the stress fracture?)
XO


An eye-opener on April Fool’s Day.


This would be an eye opener,
in the morning at work…
depending on your target.
Whew!

Andre Peruga 1939, created for Charles Jourdan

The quieter option
could be Fish Heels
in the spirit of the French
Poisson d’Avril


On the hunt….

dievca needs a nude heel.

nude-louboutins-wendy-nguyen-blog

So absolutely sexy for presenting to Master.

she has a suede pair from John Galliano that she erases to keep clean!
They seem to be a more “summery” pair.  dievca wants Classic.

In her internet wanderings, she was excited to see Christian Louboutin was addressing the skin tone issue with Nude Heels.

christian-louboutin-5-shades-of-nude

Hah! she could do two different skin tones, one for Summer, on for Winter.

Until she went to buy them….

Per the Louboutin store in NYC….they don’t make them anymore.

dievca needs a nude heel…..
she will be looking at ALL kinds to brands to address her skin tone needs.  That is going to take time. she’s on the hunt.

Photo: Nude Louboutins, Wendy Nguyen Blog
Graphic: Christian Louboutin