Cycling the City

Irina Demick rides a bike

Looking at neighborhoods and apartments,
while wearing “real” (non-athletic wear) clothing…
dievca is channeling her inner Irina Demick.
Now if she was just biking somewhere on Holiday…
Ah, well.


Pathetic

If you describe someone or something as pathetic, you mean that they make you feel impatient or angry, often because they are weak or not very good.

dievca is calling herself pathetic….not in the real sense. In the sense that she knows she is weak and she is laughing at herself.
Why?

Photo: dievca NYC Neiman Marcus 03/2019

The custom $400 sweatshirt…The sweatshirt itself is Atelier Notify and $110 — so the custom graphics (only a silk screen – not embroidery, mind you) is $300+.

That dievca is even thinking about this is bad…
Now you know why she calls herself pathetic

To resist the urge to buy — dievca is finishing off the last of her taxes, grocery shopping and visiting to three open houses on the UWS. Housing prices are going down and it might be time to buy~
Umm, the sweatshirt would be cheaper than buying a co-op. Co-op will last longer, hopefully. 😁

Have a lovely Sunday!


Springtime in the Central Park

The daffodils have blossomed, trees are showing leaves — the temperature is predicted to be around 70 F (21 C), Master and dievca are planning on a picnic!

Time to pull out that Hunter x Target backpack!

dievca keeps singing:


Useful in the City….Backpacks

EMMA GLOVER “NAKED” BACKPACKS @ LOADED MAGAZINE

It’s not elegant, it’s not “pretty” – but for a dievca with back issues and someone who bikes to work — it’s a necessity.
Have you ever biked with a Tote Bag on your shoulder? Brutal.

That said, dievca tries to mix it up with styles and colors. Some of her backpacks are selected for rainy days, some are just practical “go to” bags and some are the closest thing to elegant you can get in a backpack.

Yes, dievca has a lot of backpacks… but she sold or gave away many of her crossbody, shoulder bags and totes — she kept only the excellent basics and/or heartfelt memory bags. dievca did keep a number of evening bags / small bags that fit into her backpacks and will finish a outift properly.

dievca’s backpacks in current rotation:

Jack Gomme Lami Backapck

Note: a couple of backpacks dievca has shown in the past have bitten the dust – fallen apart, faded or got stained so badly…. she really uses this type of bag…something useful!

The only backpack dievca is lusting over at the moment is from the French brand Jack Gomme:
(she blew her $ on that Issey Miyake Bao Bao black backpack…totally worth it.)

Jack Gomme color options


How does a submissive dress?

25 Celsius

9 Celsius

A 30 degree drop in temperature (Fahrenheit, 16 degree drop in celsius) within 24 hours.

dievca is pretty good at working in celsius from a science background and living in Europe for a several years. she does check herself with the formula = (°F − 32) × 5/9 = °C

How does one dress?

In Layers….ready to peel everything off in a moment.

XO

clothes layering combination

Screenshots: dievca NYC, photo - unknown

Running a bit late this morning~

dievca had a working dinner last evening in her apartment.  The number of attendees kept growing and good information was shared.

Monroe at the premiere party for the 1953 film, How to Marry a Millionaire. Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe would start filming River of No Return

And then the bubbly came out:

George Best enjoying a drink.

Let’s just say this morning was sssslllloooowwww…

 

Morning after the Night before~


Wine/half a ham sandwich + internet shopping = danger

dievca escaped.

Barely.

We will talk about wine and internet shopping in more detail, later…

photo: dievca 03/2019 NYC

It was a long two days and dievca went up to the roof top to enjoy the warmer temperatures (64 F/ 18 C) after work with a bottle of wine – Lemon Hill Viognier. dievca thinks Master gave it to her – not bad.  The wind of the rooftop swept away some of the heat, so she meandered back to the apartment to finish the 2nd half of a ham sandwich.

This was not a heavy base for the wine she was drinking…

dievca has been spring cleaning, heavily and you know that she has cleared out the closets.  As a part of that process, she has thought about adding bits and pieces to her home decor.

she has a cozy Ugg Duffield throw blanket someone gave her as a gift, but maybe she needs (ok, wants) a more colorful update for summer. she doesn’t have cloth napkins in her current home color scheme. What about a pouf to sit on?

And the wine took over…

As a fan of Missoni, dievca became sucked in on Yoox, Farfetched, RueLala, Matches Fashion, eBay, Neiman Marcus searching for Home Good from the brand.  she was contemplating spending $800 at Rue LaLa for a robe, blanket and a pillow or $1000 at Yoox for a blanket, napkins, and a pouf.

she did a Google search and escaped the madness with just a tablecloth and napkins – on sale for $110, including shipping from Europe. And they are quirky enough to make her happy for Spring without breaking the bank.

Missoni Home Collection Eva Napkins Cotton

This choice was made after a couple of glasses of water.
Saved…

dievca does have a Missoni robe and a couple of Missoni throws in her eBay cart. Maybe they will make more sense in the morning.

So…..have you had a bit too much to drink and bought something on the internet?
Apparently, it’s a thing~😘