Let’s set the mood on the Monday Morning of Halloween week with:
Add the BLACK MAGIC COFFEE from Telluride Coffee Roasters (click photo to buy):
Looking for something cozy on a Autumn Sunday!
dievca shook her empty wallet at the full moon this morning…maybe she will come into $$$. 🤞
Photos: dievca - Full Hunter's Moon setting over the Hudson River 10/21/2021
“Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another—
Let us hold hands and look.”
She such a very ordinary little woman;
He such a thumping crook;
But both, for a moment, little lower than the angels
In the teashop’s ingle-nook.
In a Bath Teashop by Sir John Betjeman
Why do people put butter in their coffee?
Energy. Butter coffee is believed to provide steady, long-lasting energy without a blood sugar crash. In theory, since fat slows digestion, the caffeine in the coffee is absorbed slower and provides longer-lasting energy.
As dievca has weened herself off of sugar and cream in her coffee – butter is not going to be added…
Master appreciates corsets and stockings, but once in awhile things need to be changed up. Using the Tanga Panties above as inspiration – dievca pulled out her Simone Pérèle lingerie which works well with her curves. Her offering just happened to be orange in honor of Halloween! No stockings, as it was too warm – but it made a lovely offering of her a**.
You all are probably much more aware than dievca – sometimes she is clueless…
“Your sure are smart, but you sure a dumb.” was a phrase that her Dad used on occasion. Please don’t think it was meant meanly, it was just social commentary. dievca was in LaLa Land growing up – a bookworm and science geek. She was “test” smart. Common sense didn’t arrive until later – and despite dievca’s fierce practical streak, sometimes common sense disappears to this day.
dievca has always vacuumed her hardwood floors, lugging out the vacuum from where she hides it in the deep of a closet.
Her friends stayed in the apartment for two weeks and they find a microfiber sweeper in dievca’s washer/dryer closet.
dievca’s life is transformed.
She knew the previous renters left this flexible static duster:
It’s good for ceilings, top of the refrigerator, and that’s about it…(yes, she tried it on the floor – disaster, too flexible)
Because her friends couldn’t find the hidden vacuum, they found SOMETHING of USE!
The “Quickie” Floor Duster/ Wet Mop. (www.quickie.com)
dievca felt like an a** because she had no clue she had this available for 2+ years. It’s making her Life so much easier. The dust from NYC is easier to collect and the vacuum doesn’t have to make an appearance as frequently. Plus, the microfiber pad washes like a dream and is easier to put on and remove.
1. Does this piece bring joy?
Would you wear it out of the store right now?
2. How will this be incorporated into my overall wardrobe?
Make sure you have an idea how you can wear it 30 times or more and incorporate it into your overall style.
3. Does it fit me well and is it made well?
Don’t force it. It will never leave your closet if you are already making excuses for it.
4. Does it fit my budget?
We all have one.
1.) These boots will replace one of the 6 pairs dievca had to get rid of for her foot. They will work into her “Downtown Chic with Whimsey” Vibe (Master’s Words).
2.) dievca can start wearing these boots with:
3.) Gianvito Rossi’s version of combat boots has been made in Italy from butter-smooth leather and rests on a rubber lug sole. They hit just below the knee – elasticated ribbed panels make them easier to fit muscular calves.
4.) The boots are straining her budget, but dievca found her size on the one website with 30% off. She would share the site with you, but the boots have sold out.
dievca doesn’t catch SNL, so her Dutch friend keeps her up-to-date when there might be something funny:
YES! the ladies look fabulous and are ready to party! BUT…
Which Aging Babe issue have you run into?
- Can’t stay awake
- Killer shoes killing the feet
- Music too loud/ logistics problems
- Dietary Issues
- Exhausted and wanting to leave at 9 pm
dievca has qualified for ALL five at some point or another.
As her Mother says, “Its hell getting old!” XO
In the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Jude is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head.
(click photo to purchase mug)
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult. Pray for me; help me remember that I need not face my troubles alone. Please join me in my need, asking God to send me consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering.
But if you want a Miracle….you pray to Saint Anthony.
dievca is starting to think through the outfits she might wear to Le Pavillon:
- Jade by Johnny Was Angelo Easy Dress
- See by Chloe Block Heel Ankle Strap Sandals
- Zimmerman 14K Aloha Beaded Hoop Earrings
- Jack Gomme Light Lami Cerise Backpack
This 100% silk dress is easy to throw on and works if its warm out. Master thought it was a good choice.
The last rays of summer touch my body – casting a golden glow over my skin.
Can I carry that absorbed energy within throughout the winter?
Or will it dissipate with the first snow?
Photo: John Everard 1940
dievca loved these blue croc Derbys from Dries van Noten (originally $890) – but her size is sold out…she found something on Yoox – not quite the same quality, but it is similar.
Beggars cannot be Choosers.
EMANUÉLLE VEE – deep jade Loafer (originally $139) – link is to the black version
Bought for $111 – one cannot argue with that price. XO
What do you think?
Le Pavillon NYC opened fully in September after a reduced schedule allowed the restaurant to be completed.
With 57-foot ceilings, cream columns, and a built-in irrigation system for the interior’s olive trees and ferns, Le Pavillon is a testament to the triumphs of architecture and landscape. Steps away from Grand Central Station – it has accessibility for ALL New Yorkers and visitors alike.
The menu offers first courses and main courses from the mer and the terre. Boasting dishes like roasted lamb chops, slow-baked ora king salmon, and buckwheat crusted sea scallops, the menu leaves customers with options that traverse flavors from pickled turmeric to smoked paprika. Conversely, the dessert menu offers dishes with strawberries, passionfruit, cherries, and chocolate. Customers can choose from four types of cheeses, including comté and coupole, Vermont goat cheese, for a traditional French dessert.
“The menu is based on the land and the sea at Le Pavillon. So, this is not a departure from whatever I’ve done in the past, but it is a progression,” Chef Daniel Boulud said. “The focus will be on local vegetables, New England Seafood” and other ingredients that change based on the season.
dievca is planning to enjoy a meal at Le Pavillon in November and her glamorous foodie friend stated that she is dressing up – Bling/ Fur and all. Too bad dievca has to hustle over after work~ until then she will be scanning though her closet, looking at the weather report and trying to create a very spectacular, yet versatile, outfit. XO
Full description at UntappedCities.com. “Thank You” to Thomas Schauer for photos and Bella Druckman
The Governors Isalnd annual trek is very simple – a bike ride, $3 round-trip ferry ticket and the splurge for a “Glamping” Tent. Worth every penny when your view is of this sunset and a morning walk around the island offers a mystical view of….Brooklyn!
As dievca writes this post, the cicadas are singing in her ears~
Not the cleanest lens on the phone – but the loveliness still shines though. XO
Photo: dievca – Hudson River Sunset 09/2021
So, dievca met Master for lunch at a lovely rooftop restaurant. It was a gorgeous end-of-summer day in NYC and she was wearing a French Blue Raquel Allegra hammered satin Peasant Dress, nipped in with a Ralph Lauren Orange Cotton-toggle belt to match the ACNE Studios/Fallraven Backpack….with ACNE Studio sunglasses and Master’s Earrings.
The shoes were supposed to change from sneakers for walking through the city to heeled clogs, but when dievca went into her backpack to grab the clogs – only one was there….the other was found later at home, hidden.
Master just laughed at His dievca and handed her a lovely Birthday gift – which worked perfectly with the dress (Zimmermann Aloha 14K-plated Beaded Earrings) and reminded dievca of her College Days:
Where does the time go? Is this blog worth my time? What do I want/need from it?
I would like to thank everyone who stops by, now and again. I haven’t been a good friend/blogger by checking-in with others as much as I should. As much as I would like to ~
Just know that as the blog adds a year and I, as a Libra, add a year.
I wish everyone well. Good physical health and good mental health.
Never hurts to have someone sending “good vibes” into your corner…
So, please share my Years with me and, for the moment, I plan to continue~
It’s a Tough Choice:
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Something simple worn to brunch celebrating the Life of a close friend.
It was a lovely day in NYC.
A day of little sleep.
A day of barely functioning.
A day of minimal production.
A day of of waste?
Or was it a day of healing?
~putting one foot in front of the other~
Photo: Lane Coder - Underwater Photography
It was a quick trip to Mom, 4 days. Packed a lot into the time. POA shift, moved Mom on to hospice, need a new hospital bed – motor died (made do with a log and seat cushion to change the angles for Mom), attempted to get quality WiFi (need a new router), attempted to get the gardens/yard into some semblance of order (including picking up 15 cigarette butts on the driveway from a caregiver – what is wrong with people. Are they born in a barn? We have a cigarette repository out there.), maintenance man/snow removal man is no longer working – looking for help (Note his kid moved away and they no longer need to store his classic car in the garage…hmmm? Maybe that had something to do with being unavailable…), cleaned the odd places in the house and the upstairs as best as possible.
Grocery shopped at night and saw ⇑⇑⇑ the MOON!
It’s Full this Evening. Don’t forget to shake your wallet at the Moon!
And think of dievca flying home late tonight. XO
You take what you can find at dievca’s Mom’s House.
Last night dievca found this:
Who on God’s Earth brought this over?
And this afternoon she found this:
A staple at a Chicago Cubs Game~
Both offerings are rough around the edges – but in a pinch, they’ll do~
dievca’s running to the Grocery store late tonight – the next visit won’t be as desperate.
PS. Her Mom is doing relatively well.
dievca is a huge fan of Baggu Bags and has used a couple of them until they actually wore out! She’ll replace them at some point, but as a change of pace – she ran into these recycled taffeta, embroidered totes:
The typical American family uses 1,500 plastic bags every year. But thanks to designer Lauren DiCioccio, you can cut down on waste and look really cool doing it. Her funky embroidered fabric bag was inspired by San Francisco’s 2007 plastic bag ban. She keeps the same cheerful “thank you” messages on each bag, but uses recycled taffeta instead of plastic. Take one out next time you’re shopping or offer one as a gift to pass along the Earth-loving vibes. They (the family/friends or Host/Hostess) can reuse and reduce ‘til it wears out. Made in San Francisco.
100% Recycled Polyester Taffeta Fabric Bag, Polyester Thread
20″ L x 13″ H
Machine wash, spot treat stains with stain stick or similar spray and wash, hang to dry
Less expensive and more practical than the Alexander Wang Rhinestone Bag version!
For a submissive (or partner) who has sensitive nipples – tactile play can become very erotic. Seeing hard nipples erupt through a soft sweater is inviting and enticing. Touching and playing with those nipples – may shoot Joy through both Top and bottom.
If you cannot get your nipples to harden by cold or pinching and want to visually please your partner there are:
And if you don’t have access to nipples at the moment – you can create a boob handwarmer with upcycled cashmere (click photo for link)!
dievca looks at the Housing Works eShop website once in awhile for a little inexpensive retail therapy. You have to have time and an open mind, but something might gel.
$107.00 bought dievca:
- Pringle Argyle Cashmere Sweater in brown (vintage) $30
- Columbia Down Vest in brown (used) $17
- Plaid Converse Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons in brown (new) $25
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in grey $15 (new)
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in white $15 (new)
- Blue Q ‘Get the Hell Out of My Kitchen’ sock $5 (new) – a gift for a friend
she’ll match the first 4 items with:
- MIH Jeans
- Stand Studio Kala Faux Leather Overcoat in dark Green $515 on sale for $87.55
- Tomas Maier Pony Hair Backpack
- RE/done upcycled Blue Jean Mask
For a quirky, yet interesting combination in the City. Master will be laughing at dievca’s Midwestern homage~
We really need to get out of COVID cozy and head back to Ladylike…
What is your Design on a Dime style?
(Let dievca know and she’ll post it!)