A long tall drink ≠ dehydration

Tall Drink of WaterOK, dievca is not long legged – nor a “hottie”.  And Master isn’t that tall – though He is handsome.  In this case, dievca needs a long tall cool drink to replace fluids.

dievca has been running slightly dehydrated.  she thinks its because of wearing masks during Covid she got out of the habit of drinking enough fluids.  That and upping her workouts in a pool setting where she doesn’t realize that she is sweating.

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommend 15.5 c (3.7 L) of fluids a day for men and 11.5 c (2.7 L) for women. This includes all fluids — not just water — from anything you eat and drink all day. Everything from coffee to cucumbers to chicken contains some fluid, and it all adds up.

Research suggests that hydration status doesn’t differ much if someone drinks water, cola, or fruit juice, provided that they drink enough to stay hydrated. So there doesn’t appear to be a clear winner. Even caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and tea, can be hydrating, as long as you limit intake to no more than 300 mg caffeine per day (about three 8-oz cups of coffee).


Cleaning the closet for Master: “The Basics Ma’am, just the Basics”

dievca found this blog title in her “drafts” file.  It was from 2016.
she just went through Master’s Closet this past Monday, 2023. 

The sorting/clear out is not an annual activity, but every two to three years.

The process consists of emptying everything out of the closet and drawers.  Taking a good look at each piece and sorting into a keep pile, repair pile, rag pile and Goodwill pile. Master loves to get rid of items. Then there is the painful process of buying replacement items either online or in person.  

dievca steps in with the second part of the process because Master tends to avoid shopping for replacement items.  But if you have tossed 3 faded/stained black t-shirts that you wear on repeat – you will need to replace them.

So, a large Nordstrom’s credit dictated the shopping destination for this year. Instead of Barneys and Banana Republic t-shirts, Master will be trying Vince, Rag & Bone and Frame Denim.  Apparently, dievca will be watching a fashion show of “the basics” the next time they meet. 

she thinks she will love this Rag & Bone Dexter waffle -weave cotton sweater:

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Nipples in the Sun

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Master has an apartment with Southern Exposure.
It makes for lovely D/s play in the sun.
The nipple on the cloud looked like dievca’s nipples yesterday,
at attention for their Master.


The Brightest Thing on a Rainy Day!

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Isn’t the Good Morning Coffee! 

It’s catching up with your Sir or Madam. XO


Gracefully with Personality: Vivienne Westwood at YOOX and dievca’s closet

The first 7 Vivienne Westwood dresses are available at YOOX.

The second 8 Vivienne Westwood items are in dievca’s closet (starting at the 2nd green dress). she’s missing photos of her indigo “Hangover” dress that has been worn to the woof and her “go to” jersey funeral dress in a very dark burgundy.

When Century 21 was open in NYC – dievca would haunt the Vivienne Westwood racks and if they had a sample sale – she was there.  The items are cut for curvy in mind and ladylike enough for Master, quirky enough for His dievca.

dievca will be wearing the sequin dress for New Year’s Eve.

Obviously dievca did not know Vivienne Westwood, but she admired her boldness in growing old gracefully with personality. May we all grow older gracefully with personality!

Vivienne Westwood Juergen Teller fame laid bare


and a sidestep with Scandal

Master was teasing His dievca about “her” music when she told Him about watching music videos on Sunday evenings for an hour because the family dievca was living with during her sports training didn’t have cable.  Weekly, at 10:58 pm, this song would come on to close out the music video hour. 

The next thing you know, Master is singing the “earworm” for the rest of the day…and dievca is flashing back to being 14 years old~


What you would really like — then reality returns

Master asked His dievca what she would like for Christmas.  A loaded question…

dievca would love these earrings as a gift for anything:

dievca 302 Fine Jewelery $3000+

They are the 302 Fine Jewelry “Stay Flirty” Natural Diamond & Rainbow Gemstone Graduated Dangle Earrings 14K Yellow White Rose Gold at a whopping $3714.99

Which brings us to the Reality part of dievca’s Christmas Wishlist (click on the photos for descriptions):

 Other options dievca offered to Master:

  • Wine
  • A Facial – the average price of a facial in NYC is $150
  • Mani/Pedi 
  • Cafe Grumpy or Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks gift card for traveling
  • Dinner/Lunch out after seeing the FIT Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic exhibit
  • Nike Air Max 97 or 98 (either model works) size Women’s 7.5 – open to any color. Works for the knee. On sale is good.

Knowing Master – it will be something completely different and just as awesome.


Coffee as a Stimulant….

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A few years ago Master had major surgery — the morphine was lovely, but it had consequences…

If dievca is ever stuck – just give her coffee. Leaded or unleaded will work.
It wasn’t so easy for Master…


And they popped out…

Betty Boop

Blush Lingerie Grey Lace Sweetest Sin Lingeriedievca caught up with Master for their Anniversary.  she was keeping it simple with a Blush Lingerie “Sweetest Sin” Chamise. The only problem was it was a bit small on the top so her breasts were — lets say— a bit “unrestrained”.

It was a dievca disaster in the making except for fact that Master loved it!

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Expect the Unexpected

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Your Knight in Shining Armor can come in many different shapes and sizes.  They may be what you are looking for or they may be something completely different. All dievca can suggest is to “be open” and your gift may fulfill your Life more than you could imagine.


XOXO-OOOOOOO

Loewe Hug Dress

The Loewe “Hug” Dress

Are you covering your assets or is your Mistress giving you a hug from behind?

dievca will be giving Master a HUG and more – its their anniversary.


Sensual Banana

Classic Moment of falling into the YouTube Rabbit Hole.

dievca hates to be photographed or videoed – but she thinks she could do this with panache!

(she just practiced on Master, yesterday…)


Master is back!

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The temperature hit 76 F (25 C), dievca’s back was sweating from her backpack while cycling to the Dermatologist.  After getting a clear Skin Cancer Screening – dievca stopped by a Nail Salon for a Mani/ Pedi to pretty up her tootsies for Master. 

Now, dievca doesn’t always follow the season’s “hot” colors – she chooses what speaks to her in the moment.  This color was created by OPI in 2012: Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs.

We’ll see if Master appreciates the grooming or the lingerie. XO

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Top Photo: dievca’s tootsies 11/2022

Bottom Photo: Blush Lingerie Demi-Chemise, ash grey with purple.


Rein in the Spending? Normcore and a ~

20221031_160751Reining in didn’t work on dievca’s end….she spent her pennies.

dievca’s friend wanted to visit the “American Vintage” store in SoHo because she saw it in Amsterdam and liked their offerings.  This comes after dievca’s Dutch friend mentioned that she really liked the brand and asked dievca if she had heard of it.  It’s not an American brand,  it’s French.  dievca would describe it as a more expensive version of the Gap or something similar to Vince.

The offerings are an example of:

Normcore

Normcore is a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing. Normcore fashion includes jeans, t-shirts, sweats, button-downs, and sneakers. Clothing is considered to be normcore when it is attractive and comfortable and is viewed as “normal” by the majority of people.

Normcore is a portmanteau of the words normal and hardcore. The word first appeared in a guest strip by Ryan Estrada for the webcomic Templar, Arizona in 2008 and was later employed by K-HOLE, a trend forecasting group, in an October 2013 report called “Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom”.

As used by K-HOLE, the word normcore referred to an attitude, not a particular code of dress. It was intended to mean “finding liberation in being nothing special.” (Sounds like the Swedish “Langom”) However, a piece in New York magazine by author Fiona Duncan that began popularizing the term in February 2014  conflated it with what K-HOLE referred to as “Acting Basic”, a concept which involved dressing neutrally to avoid standing out. It was this sense of normcore which gained popular usage. The characters featured on the television series Seinfeld are frequently cited as exemplifying the aesthetics and ethos of normcore fashion.

The word normcore was named runner-up for neologism of the year by the Oxford University Press in 2014. It was added to the AP Stylebook in 2016.

Anyways, dievca bought this American Vintage Puffer coat in Bear – honestly, it looks better in person:

Normcore wearers are people who do not wish to distinguish themselves from others by their clothing. This is not to mean that they are unfashionable people who wear whatever comes to hand, but that they consciously choose clothes that are functional and undistinguished. The “normcore” trend has been interpreted as a reaction to fashion oversaturation resulting from ever faster-changing fashion trends.

Normcore clothes include everyday items of casual wear such as t-shirts, hoodies, polos, short-sleeved shirts, jeans and chino pants, but not items such as neckties or blouses. These clothes are worn by men and women alike, making normcore a unisex style.

Clothes that meet the “normcore” description are mainly sold by large fashion and retail chains such as The Gap, Jack & Jones, Superdry, Jigsaw, and Esprit. They are generally cheaply produced in East Asian countries. Many other retailers such as Marc O’Polo, Woolrich, Desigual, Closed, and Scotch & Soda produce normcore-like clothes combined with individual design ideas.

Normcore is exactly how Master dresses – He buys excellent quality, but He doesn’t want to stand out.

dievca did get her Normcore “Flourish” piece at LeSportSac, the Floral Camo Helmet Bag:


The Dom and sub who

Couple Cleaning

clean together, preen together!
preen
/prēn/
verb
congratulate or pride oneself.
“it did not prevent them from preening themselves on their achievement”

Master has friends and family coming for visits this Autumn, so dievca went over to help him do a “deep clean” for their arrival.  Windows washed inside and out, Floors wiped, Heavy duty dusting, Leather conditioned, Granite conditioned, Bathrooms scrubbed, etc. — Master’s apartment is GLEAMING!

Hey, it was what Master asked for as a present for His Birthday. dievca was happy to serve. XO


Master and His dievca agree

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Autumn in New York is key!

We hope you are enjoying your Fall, too. XO


Columbus Day (observed) & Leif Erikson Day.

Norwegian CoffeeColumbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere, and a federal holiday in the United States, which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

There is the argument that the first person to step foot in the America’s is Leif Erikson:

Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance that occurs on October 9. It honors Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America.

Leif Erikson Day is commemorated on October 9 in honor of the ship Restauration, which arrived in New York on October 9, 1825, from Norway. This marked the beginning of organized immigration from Norway to the United States.

One of dievca’s Sister-In-Laws is of Norwegian descent. dievca remembers the Grandmother coming to her Brother’s wedding in full Norwegian Folk Dress with a braided crown. Fabulous.

Wait! she forgot! Master is 1/2 Norwegian, too. Sending a little love~


Lunching with Master

Anthropologie Somerset Maxi in Dark Purple

Master is taking His dievca to the Met and to lunch for her Birthday.
she has to work in the morning, but will head uptown afterward.
dievca is planning on wearing her Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress in Dark Purple. It will allow her to wear comfortable shoes, look ladylike, and hide her knee brace if she needs to wear it.

Master said He would like to finish the day at His apartment, so dievca is bringing Him peach crumble as a treat during Aftercare.
It turned out well!

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Photo: dievca Fresh Peach Crumble NYC 09/2022


Assessing the Practicalities

Master has a check-up scheduled,
do you think this is how the conversation will go?


Hah!

So Master dropped His dievca a note:

Re: Music.
 
Here’s an early 1980’s song that I really like: the essence of garage rock.

 
On the whole, I’m not a “pop” guy.
dievca – who attended College in the 80’s was a little confused…this song was on Airplay ALL the time. Isn’t that the definition of Pop (Popular) Music? smile

Silly Love Songs, etc…

Master laughs at His dievca’s music – she’s mentioned this previously.
she doesn’t understand why…
Who doesn’t like Cheesy Love Songs, 70’s Suave Grooves, 80’s Electronica, Classic Rock, Eurotrash?
Harumph!
Music should be — uhhh — accessible.
Right?
XO


Peaceful on a Sunday morning~

20220828_063548The tide and ships roll in.

Master always says he would never get anything done working in my apartment –
he would be too busy watching the World roll by.

Photo: dievca – Hudson River NYC 08/2022


red sheets

red sheetsAfter dievca finished her call with Master, she was inspired to masturbate.

dievca gathered the yellow banana and double prong vibrators, along with a towel, lube, anal plug, black hood and cock gag.

she lay the towel down on her bed hanging over one side in case she squirted, and set the vibrators to the right.  Stepping into the bathroom she washed her hands after moistening her pussy and anus with lube then inserting the anal plug.

Arriving back in the bedroom, dievca stood next to the bed to put on the hood and opened her mouth to insert the cock gag. she leaned over the side of the bed, spread-eagling her legs.

dievca then felt her way to the vibrators, picked-up the yellow banana, turned it on low and used the tip to spread the lube on her clit. Afterward, the banana easily slipped into her pussy . dievca patted the bed to find the double prong vibrator with her other hand and turned it on to the medium setting. With one hand holding the banana inside her pussy, dievca use the other vibrator to tease her clitoris, while imagining that Master’s Cock was in her mouth.

The bent over position, images of Master’s Cock, and vibrators took dievca to that glorious EDGE of arousal but not quite orgasm. dievca sat on that edge of pleasure, squeezing her pussy and clenching her asshole. After about three minutes, she increased both vibrator’s intensity and flowed into a fog of Master’s presence. Riding that edge for another two minutes – dievca orgasmed HARD and found that she had drooled all over the cock gag and hood.

Not quite as good as serving her Master – but a lovely start to the week.

(why “red sheets”? the submissive in the photo is built like dievca)


Coffee and a chat with Master

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Master has been traveling for about 4 weeks — dievca caught up with Him this morning. 

Might require a masturbation moment.


Classy or Tacky? just a bit of fun! (Paul Smith)

Paul Smith Wallet

dievca was searching for a replacement wallet on eBay.  Her search term was “Paul Smith Wallet” and Paul Smith items with Naked Ladies on the interior kept popping up (Click Here) .
Is it tacky? cheeky? a bit of fun? or sleaze?
Whatever~ it made dievca laugh, though she doesn’t think Master would be interested.


Still chewing on it~

dievca is pondering her Life:

“This Ponderous, Man. really Ponderous”

Seven and a half years later and she is still pondering her Life:

  • Does she look for a new job?
  • Does she get a 3rd graduate degree and change careers?
  • Does she write a Children’s Book? (an inside joke on dievca)
  • Does she move from NYC?
  • Does she stay put?
  • Will she get cancer? (Her brother is going through Chemo for a stage 2 form)
  • Shouldn’t she be connecting with her cousins more?

Master stated that when you lose both of your Parents, you lose an anchor to your family – you are now “truly” an adult. dievca sees it as the two people who loved her just because she existed and were behind her in any situation good or bad are gone. The guaranteed love safety net is gone.  

It’s taken 6 months for that to hit home….

Time to buy a new pair of shoes (note the survivalist theme and Midwestern moment):

ACNE Studios green-desert-boot-high-sneakers

ACNE Studios green desert boot high sneakers

Then dievca will sing this song:


Scandinavian Eyeglasses – Option #1

So, its been a few years since dievca has been able to upgrade her eyeglass frames in Scandinavia.

These past couple of years, she wore a pair of Laura Ashley Frames and a pair of Chanel frames – but they just weren’t comfortable. dievca had to add nose pads so that the glasses would be place higher on her nose and the acetate frames didn’t have much flexibility for uneven ears…

On her recent trip to Europe, she was able to visit her favorite optical shop in a small Swedish town and at her friend’s suggestion – she bought two pairs of glasses.  They arrived from the USA optical shop today.

This is the pair Master likes best:

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OPO Scandinavia Optics NPS_3168_C33 red(click here)

The OPO brand is created in Malmö Sweden. Here is what they say about the NPS line:

We have been working with the NPS collection since 2005 and it’s a constant development in cooperation with our clients and the market. Today we offer a wide range of metal frames with flex hinges for both men and women, as well as trendy acetate frames in colours ranging from neutral back to transparent red. We choose to also make more priceworthy frames in acetate instead of injection plastic, to maintain the high quality that we are known for.

The frames cost about $65.00. There is a webshop!

dievca got the lenses added at Target.


Repurposing a Caprese Salad – really. (Summertime Goodness)

Heirloom Tomatodievca had her first experience with ordering fruit and vegetables from Whole Foods.

Her knee is still gimpy and the stores around her are too close for a cab ride and too far for a walk on her knee. So, she ordered online and had it delivered.

Buying fruit and vegetables is more personal than pasta or milk, dievca made her choices and hoped for the best.  The shopper did pretty well.  The peaches were a bit riper than dievca buys and the two heirloom tomatoes were HUGE.  A single tomato barely fit into dievca’s hand.

The tomatoes needed to be used immediately, so dievca chopped BOTH of them into cubes combined them with a package fresh mozzarella pearls, then added fresh basil chopped with herb scissors, olive oil, red balsamic vinegar, and salt/pepper.

Fresh Mozarella Pearls

Multi blade Herb ScissorsMaster and dievca could only eat half the tossed salad, so dievca put the leftovers into the fridge for later.

When she pulled it out there was a lot of liquid and as a salad it didn’t appeal.

What to do?

Cod was on the menu within two days and dievca had seen recipes of Cod baked with tomatoes, so she decided to be creative.  dievca removed the mozzarella pearls from the leftover caprese salad and marinated the wild caught cod with the salad liquid, tomatoes and basil. She then baked the cod, including the tomatoes and liquid, at 400 F (205 C) for 15 min. (she started with 10 min, but the liquid didn’t look like it was evaporating enough so she went to 5 min more) When the cod came out of the oven she put the mozzarella pearls on top to melt and added a dash of lemon juice.

She served the cod, tomatoes and cheese over plain white rice with a side of sautéed fresh sugar snap peas.
(recipe below)

The meal was a success!

dievca thinks it worked because cod has a tendency to take on flavors very well.
she was very happy to use the rest of the heirloom tomatoes!

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas inspired by the Pioneer Woman blog recipe:

Sugar snap peasIngredients
1 lb. sugar snap peas
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove of garlic minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Directions
  1. Snap the stem end of the peas; pull the string off of the length of the pod, and discard. (you may need to do both sides of the pea – dievca did)
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and oil swirl to coat the pan. Add the snap peas, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat. Add the butter and lemon juice and stir well to coat.

Anticipation of a reissue with ALAÏA

Alaia Leg Pattern Leather Shoes

The heel originally was designed in 1991 by Alaïa and Raymond Massaro,
a French boot-making legend.

An explicit homages to Azzedine Alaïa by his design successor,
Pieter Mulier, during the brand’s latest fashion show.

dievca wants to know when it will be available!
(dievca hopes she can wear them for Master.)


Pin Up, Legs Up!

Pin Up Legs Up
The best pin-up position after knee surgery.
dievca’s been practicing for Master.
XO