And the Southwest squirted dievca back

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to the West Coast.  Rain in Sedona, AZ – Taos, NM – Albuquerque, NM – Flagstaff, AZ squirted dievca back to the West Coast.  Maybe dievca is a “rainmaker”.  Those rains were mostly good soaking rains (except for Flagstaff), not enough to help with the drought, but better than nothing. 

This afternoon should offer some sun. Stay cool, stay dry! XO

Photo: dievca: Morning on Coronado  08/2021


Showing nothing at the Beach…

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Finally have the weekend off and…
Rain expected all Weekend.
Typical.

Photo: dievca NYC Water tower 07/2021

So trite…

adjective
  1. (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.

dievca ended up in a Mall after that Beach Memorial Mass. There wasn’t much creativity offered from any of the retailers (H&M, Aritzia, Uniqlo, Lululemon, Brooks Brothers, Zara, Kate Spade, Coach, Muji, Sephora).Ramie Balloon-Sleeve Dress | Banana Republic

dievca was bored – though Banana Republic offered this ramie peasant top dress in green. Something with pockets and short is always welcome to dievca’s closet. she was befuddled by the sizing in the stores – sometimes she needed a large, other times a small…strange. Ramie Balloon-Sleeve Dress | Banana Republic

Note: An Honorable Mention award should be given to the H&M LemLem collaboration’s Lyocell-blend Kaftan Dress. The dress is sold out online and dievca didn’t get to try it on (H&M is not allowing people to use the dressing rooms) and the line to purchase items was very long. she got out of there fast~

H and M LemLem

Has anyone else had a Mall experience? Maybe something more exciting and successful than dievca’s ride?


48F (9C) + rain on a beach + Memorial = what to wear?

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Photo: dievca NYC 05/30/2021

And now you know dievca’s BIG question this morning….
What crap weather for the start of Summer.
Practical is kicking in:


May Flowers with Rifle Paper Co. Umbrellas

Burberry Umbrella jpegMissoni Minimatic Mimetico Umbrella2dievca’s Missoni and Burberry fold-up umbrella’s are flipping inside out and the handles are getting gummy – it might be time to look into a new folding umbrella.

Rifle Paper Co. is offering four lovely editions:

From Top Left: Camont, Garden Party, Strawberry Fields, Marguerite

DETAILS
Printed in full color
40″ open diameter
17⅛” closed length
Auto open
Wooden duck handle
Folds up to a portable size
Matching storage sleeve
Imported
$38.00

Rifle Paper Co. was founded in 2009 by husband-wife team Nathan and Anna Bond. Over the last 10 years, we have grown our company from two people to over 150. Our world is full of bold colors, hand-painted florals, and whimsical characters—and our goal is to create quality products that bring beauty to the everyday.


Outfit for an Art Outing

As an Anniversary Celebration, Master took dievca to the Metropolitan Museum to see the Costume Institute’s About Time: Fashion and Duration.

Due to COVID, rain, and it being “Member Mondays” – the Museum was amazing in its emptiness. It was a rare pleasure to wander and absorb the Art in a very leisurely manner. Something dievca and Master may never experience, again.

Another post will be coming about the offerings from the Exhibition – this blog post is about what dievca wore:

Lucky Brand Sandwashed Modal Dress Navy

Spanx Black Tights

Ilse Jacobsen Rubber Boots

Nili Lotan Floral Silk Mask

Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet

Master’s Vintage Chain

Majo Italy Bag Silver

Stand Maia Metallic Blue Raincoat, detachable fur collar

Moma Sky Umbrella 1992 – Master’s Gift 2016


April Showers in COVID-19 NYC

Seen on the way:

  • One sad male young adult in cotton shorts and t-shirt soaked
  • One fit female runner in matching bra and leggings with pink Beat headphones
  • One millennial dog owner with a Husky mix the female runner kept admiring
  • Four soaked Navy Corpsmen in shorts and masks running back to the USNS Comfort
  • One dievca always prepared in a huge raincoat.

Vetements Libra Raincoat

Photos: dievca Hudson River 04/2020

chasing the blues (rain) away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Daddy wants to play
Rain, rain go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Mommy wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Brother wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Sister wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, Rain, go away
Come again another day
All the family wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, Rain, Go Away Nursery Rhyme lyrics © Public Domain

Stand Maia Parka

SEK 3 500
Maia Parka is made from the new papery patent-like material with a shine. This parka has a relaxed and oversized fit and is detailed with a detachable tone-on-tone faux fur collar.
www.standofficial.com

dievca’s DKNY brown shiny raincoat bit the dust…
Here’s her replacement to help beat the April Showers~


What do you wear for Civic Duty?

So, dievca got placed on the Grand Jury on Monday, Voted on Tuesday, back to Jury Duty – Weds. Clothes had to be comfortable for sitting around, but be able to walk the neighborhood to the polls, plus last through a concert…

What did she wear?

Jury Selection – train downtown, rain 50’s (10+ Celsius)

Voting – In the neighborhood, Thunderstorms, 60’s (15+ Celsius) also needs to be used for a concert in the evening – retro feel is good. fits right in (bought the tickets for Master’s B-day, but he’s traveling – one of His kids had a baby, going with the friend who suggested the band to dievca in the first place.)

1st day of sitting on a Jury – bike ride, upper 50’s (13+ Celsius)


Fantasy vs. “Rain”ality

Photo: dievca NYC 09/2018

It would be nice to look like this in the Warm Rain…
But, it seems to end up like this:

Zpacks Ultralight Rain Poncho


Wearing your Sign~

Peaceful Warrior Tee Shirt


It’s coming up…dievca’s House:

Pretty true, but dievca doesn’t hate to be alone. she does hate to get wet in the rain and this Vetements Unisex Over-sized Zodiac Raincoat goes over her backpack easily and isn’t as heavy as her Stutterheim Raincoat. Now that she has moved, her risk of being hit by a Truck while biking has lessened.

 This is true:


On Day 6 of Rain = Fog/Mist/Clouds/Drizzle/Deluge…

Not Happy.

(at least dievca’s Raincoats have been useful and cute)


Getting Prepared: San Francisco Umbrella Company

dievca’s had two umbrella’s go wonky this Spring and has used Master’s gift, but she needs another large umbrella for guests.   One of the brands she is looking at is the San Francisco Umbrella Company
Currently on sale for $29.95 with free shipping – looks like a good wet weather solution.

 


How many raincoats does one need?

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Black and Orange are work horses, used over top other coats on the bike.
The Gold is for Summer.
The Brown is lined in wool and is for Autumn.
The Green is for Spring.

So how do we finagle an explanation to add another raincoat to the collection?

Calvin Klein 205w39NYC blue raincoat

Hunter Target Grey Women’s Raincoat

Hunter for Target Women’s Yellow Raincoat

Do you have only one raincoat? or two or six? XO


Whew~so you had a bad day….

It started early,
it crossed continents,
it kept going,
I’m not sure if it ended.

I do know,
that I’m not the only one having a day.

Let’s try this again, folks.
Whew.

XO dievca

(rotten weather, lost business, immigration issues, knee ligament pulling, raging headache, burning eyes, missed sleep, no Master, lost wallet…and the list goes on)


Didn’t look so good…

At 12:00 Noon.
It was coming down pretty heavy.

Parade started at 1:00 pm – rain or shine.
Apparently Mermaids don’t melt.
At 4:00 pm?
Gorgeous…


spritzed

A Saturday, late in February.
High of 61 F (16 C), sunny — while dievca worked all day.
As she rode home, the clouds rolled in.
The wind was rattling the front door to the apartment, so dievca closed the windows – even through the clean, crisp smell was lovely.
Lightning, Thunder!
Torrential down pour, with sideways sheets of rain.

rain-window

Text to Master:

“When the bathroom window is cracked open
and you are getting spritzed on the toilet…
you know it’s a wild, wonderful storm!”

Apparently,  dievca missed one window and got a little wet, while her Master got drenched in the storm.

Addendum 03/08/2017 — leaving for work at 5:45 am, the doorman said it was just drizzling…sideways squalls, having to walk the bike two avenues west because of the wind and ending up completely drenched at work 20 minutes later….dievca isn’t feeling too fond of wild wonderful storms….


The break in relentless…

Before the rain by Angéla VicedominiHumidity so thick you could cut it
Heat Index running in the red
Out of the shower and soaked in sweat
It’s a doozy of a day.

There is a breeze, it doesn’t do much
If we were at the beach it would be lovely
We’re not

A set of clouds roll in.
The temperature doesn’t drop with the clouds hiding the sun.
But, it happens
Redemption
A Summer Heat shower

The Heat Advisory is cut
The Air Quality Alert drops
For just a moment

Then the relentless heat builds, again

(Photo: Before the rain by Angéla Vicedomini)

It smells so good…

NYC Rain Sidewalk

Photo: Dave Krugman, NYC Midtown Rain

The Windows are open
It rained today

The City smells clean

Master was here
He took care of His dievca

The City smells clean

Serotonin
Three Beers

The City smells clean

The rain continues
dievca is flying

The City smells clean


dievca’s ‘Sex In The City’ moment – Elfje

Bike in the Rain

Deluge
Thunderstorm Stops
Mad Dash Home
Taxi Hits A Puddle
Drenched

 

♥ VIDEO: Sex In The City – Opening Credits 

Sex In The City - Carrie gets splashed