SoHo smile

photo: dievca 05/2019 SoHo NYC

dievca returned  a $1000 item, only to spend $500…
but, that is the danger of visiting SoHo~

The return (something dievca wanted in 2014 – click to see post):

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

The purchases:

Navy/black ‘D-West MB’ boots Diesel

Diesel F-Bold backpack grey green $148


doin’ it on the cheap — ok, inexpensive

dievca’s favorite T-shirt happend to come from the sales rack at a Walmart. she bought it for around $2.80 and wore it to death (marled grey, fitted, red glitter writing about cowgirls – the tee was channeling a Madonna-vibe in the late 1990’s).

That said, dievca keeps her eyes open for inexpensive gems. Not to throw them away as “Fast Fashion”, but to be open to items for a Hi/Lo stylish feel.
Visual interest.

The temperature here in NYC is predicted to reach 88 F (31 C) on Monday.

It’s time for a SUNDRESS!

dievca found some inexpesive offerings that come in an array of colors.
Prices range from $22.99 to $59.99 (click photos to purchase):

H & M Dress with Tie Detail Sundress $69.99

Angashion Women’s Dresses-Summer Floral Bohemian Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets Sundress
from Amazon $22.99

Apollo Box Button Front Sundress $14.99

Midi printed dress – Women _ Mango USA Sundress $59.99

ECHOINE Womens Summer Boho Beach Dress – Casual Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress Sundress with Belt Pockets $24.99 Amazon Sundress

Time and Tru Belted striped Sundress Wal-Mart $23.88

Or you could go  the more expensive route and wear dievca’s favorite color which looks fabulous on you… and rotten on her:

Levi’s Premium Yellow Sundress $298 (on sale $89.99)

 


Feeling Basic ~ Lingerie

Marieyat

Conceived as an alternative to conventional women’s lingerie labels, MARIEYAT presents a range of androgynous undergarments that challenges the male gaze. Blending the traditionally decorative elements of lingerie with the uncompromising simplicity of unisex underwear, designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus Marie Yeung creates innovative undergarments that are at once comfortable and sensual. Bras, bodysuits, and tank tops crafted in soft rib knit jerseys feature seamless construction and natural textiles. Unexpected details such as deconstructed bindings, graphic cut-outs, and suspender straps embellish high-rise thongs and mid-rise briefs. Slinky silk jersey slips and cotton thigh-high socks round out the label’s offering of minimal base layers.

Niina Suspender Tank
Bex Thong
Doodle Tights

dievca sees this as a comfortable,
yet pleasant surprise for Master when he arrives
for crêpes and Cockworship. 😘


dievca figured out the presentation outfit

And Master took it from there.

 


Whew~

Have you ever lost a day….or a couple of days because you are continuously moving from one thing to another?  Then you lift your head and breathe…only to realize your autopilot caused you to mix up days?

I looked back at this week’s blog posts and realized that I was off by a day.

The Thursday Lingerie post went live on Wednesday, there wasn’t a something useful post for Friday because Saturday’s strappy shoe post was running. Etc.

No emergency – its a blog.

But it threw me. What else did I screw up and was it important?
No one is screaming at me…so I may have escaped chaos.

(Note: I’m babbling in the next section)

Why did this happen?

  • I added another octogenarian to the mix and had to revamp a bathroom for their safety.
  • Needed to schedule to get back to my parents for one of the caregiver’s vacation time. Both parent’s had gone into the hospital for pneumonia (at seperate times). My brother needs a break.
  • Summer schedule changes coming up and my co-worker opened a resturant, so the planning and execution of those plans fall on me.
  • I’m considering purchasing a co-op and its a gut renovation – architect, plumber to find the gas lines, the owner passed – nothing really done since 1953…
  • Master was traveling.
  • Doctor’s appointments —  everything seems to be going well internally – body structure and exterior that can use some work.
  • Went through the storage unit to exchange winter goods for summer items. Had to do the resale craziness, again. RealReal, Buffalo Exchange, Goodwill and HousingWorks to the rescue.
  • Organization for Spring events – three happening this upcoming week.

You know…nothing keeps you in tune like children.  An alarm clock that keeps you on track.  Here’s the rest of the story with the photo above – Life Magazine followed the Life of a 1940’s Housewife from Kankakee, IL….she’s got me beat, by far:

A Series of Vintage Photos Documented a Day in the Life of a 1940s Housewife

Funny….I just ordered this dress:

Black Crane Coral Classy Dress


Your Voice.

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That’s how I hold your voice.
-Rumi, trans. by Coleman Barks


Romping Around (lingerie)

Rompers appeared in the United States of America in the early 1900s. They were popular as playwear for younger children because people thought they were ideal for movement. They were light and loose fitting, a major change from the much more restrictive clothing children wore during the 19th-century Victorian era. Their popularity peaked in the 1950s when they were used by children as playwear and by women as leisure—and beachwear.

Adult fashion

CZ Guest Hamptions NYC vogue

1970's TerryclothWhile rompers had been popular among women in the 1950s, they re-emerged in the 1970s as a fashion for adult women. In the 1970s rompers were usually a casual garment made of terrycloth, and often in a tube top style. They were common in the 1980s in a wider variety of materials such as silky fabrics for evening wear.

Since 2006, rompers have enjoyed a minor renaissance as a fashionable garment for women. Though much less common, rompers for men have been produced. In the 2010s the “sleep romper” for women gained popularity, being similar in style to the teddy, but with the appearance of shorts.

ShopBop 2019

As Lingerie

The Romper, the Teddy and the Bodysuit have few differences. They are all one-piece lingerie styles. They have a top and bottom that are connected to each other.

Since every lingerie brand defines styles differently, the same style that one brand calls a teddy might be called a romper by another.

In dievca’s mind:

Romper = a full body piece of lingerie which is worn looser, may have an elastic waist and shorts on the bottom half.

Teddy = A full body piece of lingerie which is similar to a one piece swimsuit or bodysuit, but is looser and made of a sheer or silky fabric.

Bodysuit: skintight, formfitting garmet which covers the torso and crotch. Normally made out of a stretch fabric.