Mamma Mia! via Trompe-l’œil

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Trompe-l’œil is an artistic term for the highly realistic optical illusion of three-dimensional space and objects on a two-dimensional surface.

These Rag & Bone “jeans” are part of the Miramar Collection of sweatpants (cotton terry/elastic waist) which are printed to look like jeans.

dievca has fooled many a friend with her two versions of the pants: gathered ankle and straight leg. she would like to upgrade to the Mia cut.

What do you think?

Is dievca cheating by wearing terry cloth “jeans” or just being smart and comfortable?

Pink Lady

Pink Ladies Greasedievca is not a “Pink Lady” – she doesn’t disdain the color pink,

but she doesn’t have much of the color in her closet. 

she can only think of:


Eliza Faulkner Cotton Sissy Dress

It took awhile, but dievca finally stopped avoiding the dress because

Melania Trump wore a Pink Dress….

Recently, she has now seen an outfit she would be interested in wearing with some flashes of pink

by Rag & Bone:

Rag and Bone Pink top and boots

Who wouldn’t want to wander around NYC in a pink tank and matching boots?

(Tank $95, Boots $550)

Add a Pink Lady cocktail and a Pink Lady apple – Voilà!

Pink Lady Drink Recipe

  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • 1/2 ounce applejack
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/5 ounce (or a couple of dashes) of grenadine

Combine all your ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake it, shake it, shake it to get the egg well mixed. Now add ice and shake some more. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. You can spear the cherry, stick it on the edge of the glass, or just drop it down in.

The look for less?

A vs. B

A:  Rag & Bone:
100% Cashmere Mock Neck Top $495
100% Cashmere Sweatpants $425
Total Cost = $920.00

B:  Winnifred Grace:
82% Cotton 18% Polyester Etoile Sweatshirt $62
82% Cotton 18% Polyester Etoile Sweatpants $58
Total Cost = $120.00

It would be lovely to have either set.

But the green color, stars, and cost have bumped dievca into the ‘Look for Less’ choice.

Which option would you choose?

The Quest for Black Boots

Extensor tendinitis – inflammation of the tendons on the top of the foot, usually midway along the foot.

Something that developed for dievca after the 4 daagse: Four Days Marches years ago and affects how high or how low heels dievca can wear. It just depends upon the foot angle and the amount of wearing time. 

Years ago, dievca coveted the Rag & Bone Newbury Boots in black.  she bought a pair and was in absolute hell wearing them for 30 minutes, though they looked great!
SOLD! on eBay.

Then dievca saw someone on the street with the Rag & Bone Harrow Boots and thought the heel would be better, but when she went to try them on in the store – No Go.



For Thanksgiving, dievca wanted the KG By Kurt Geiger Spark Chunky Sole Heeled Ankle Boots:

KG By Kurt Geiger Spark Chunky Sole Heeled Ankle Boots

But decided not to buy them because her Illex Kini Dancer Boots looked great with the Leather Culottes:

Illex Kinni Dancer


The Dancer boots are good for occasions, but not a heavy day of walking. So, for the past few years, dievca has gotten by with her Durango Harness Boots (9 years old) and Rag & Bone Moto Boots (4 years old):


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Both pairs of boots are great for walking and have a certain look, but dievca was still keeping her eye out for everyday black boots with a higher heel.

she FOUND them!

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The ACNE Studios Crackled Leather Pistol Boot.

In a distressed patent leather with a heel that is lower than the Newberry, but higher than a motorcycle boot– comfort and style has been found!

(Hmmm, we didn’t touch on OTK or Thigh-Hi black boots….something for another day.)

Rag & Bone Ava Pullover – Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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dievca has been lusting over this Rag & Bone Ava Pullover since the Summer.
It is on Sale.
They have the correct size.

It is still quite expensive….

But, Baby, it’s cold outside.

dievca will look adorable and downtown Chic in the Ava pullover — just look at the Advert.
dievca’s bank account cannot afford the pullover after the Holidays.
dievca is dreaming about the pullover.

dievca talks in her sleep.

Aha! Master bought dievca the Pullover.

What a treat! Please take a closer look:

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BDSM note:

Just in case you wanted to see the Ava pullover in BONDED LEATHER.