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

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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”

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