Thanking the Danish when your feet are beat~

dievca walked a lot in Normandy and Brittany….hiking the cliffs, walking cities, walking to and around Le Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, etc. She didn’t bring hiking shoes because of work and because she thought she would be in Paris.  Her tennis shoes did well, but she lost her flip-flops and her feet needed a break.

Her recent purchase of the  ILSE JACOBSEN Tulip Shoes ended up being fabulous. dievca had been unsure of the buy, but they completely gave her feet that much-needed break.  The soles flexes and gives a soft landing. Great for after a long day of hiking.

Click here for Amazon’s Ilse Jacobsen’s items. (Danish lifestyle brand ILSE JACOBSEN. HORNBÆK)


Love a Man in Björn Borg

Björn Borg AB is a Swedish apparel fashion brand named after the former professional tennis player of the same name. The company was formerly named World Brand Management (WBM), and has stores in seven European countries, with Sweden and the Netherlands being the most important ones.  Germany and the United Kingdom are newer markets.

The biggest Björn Borg product is underclothes. Men’s underclothes, in particular.

Master has a few pair that dievca bought him. They fit him well
and he favors the black:

 

dievca did buy some colors, but they didn’t get worn – except for one pair.  The Los Angeles Pair:

But, if you or your Sir is interested — they come in fun colors and patterns:

 


AGATHA bijoux

dievca ran into something interesting during the final day of the PRINTEMPS summer sale.

AGATHA Jewelry with a subtle BDSM theme. Not on Soldes but not too dear, either.

The pieces looked well made.


Stuck in line~ shopping Saturday.

dievca should have gotten photos….
she didn’t think fast enough.

Wandering into the centre of Lille, dievca passed the French chain store NAF NAF. Years ago, when she was in Paris for the first time, she bought a great T-shirt at NAF NAF and has fond memories.

About 28 years later, dievca walked into another NAF NAF store. It’s similar to a “Morgan” or a “Zara” – a lower to mid-level young persons’ store.

dievca did the fast pass just to look at the fashion, avoiding a huge tulle dress and finding a beaded linen, v-neck t-shirt. she bought one in white and one in forest green.  Success!

She and her friend made their way down two levels of stairs to pay for the tops.

In line, there was a Mamma and two daughters (around 12 and 16) with three of the poufy tulle dresses in hand. Two of the Pink and one of the Blue:


Apparently, the Mamma was going to wear one pink dress, the older girl was going with the pink dress and they were trying to get more at 70% off for a wedding party. The younger girl and others were going with the blue.

Incredibly tacky, but maybe a lot of fun.

The checkout was chaotic. The sales Lady was on the phone trying to get more dresses, the daughters were wandering around, the line was building up behind dievca. Then they opened a new line and before dievca could get around the store furniture, everyone cut in front of her~ dievca’s friend was being very patient.

dievca moved into the new line, her friend stayed behind the poufy dress chaos and they waited. And waited. Fascinated by the process of the Sales Lady stuffing these Big A** dresses into shopping bags. The lady was encapsulated by the tulle, she almost got eaten. They were so fascinated they forgot to take a photo. You will have to use your imagination.

dievca was finally able to buy the t-shirts in the original line and the flustered Sales Lady forgot to desensitize the tags. dievca managed to set-off the alarms for the next store.

That’s ok.
You know, thinking about it….the poufy dress might have been fun as a Presentation Outfit!

Diversity, dievca, Diversity!


“As women, we all have certain weaknesses…..” Edith Head (repost)

As women, we all have certain weaknesses.
I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them.
Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
Edith Head

Penelope-and-Monica-Cruz-design-LAgent-FW13-shop-it-at-Nordstrom

Monica and Penelope Cruz FW 2013, designing for L’Agent

Charlotte Olympia Flower Heels

Charlotte Olympia Flower Pump

Where do you spend your money and what is your weakness?

dievca’s weaknesses: Shoes and Lingerie

“Luck favors the prepared, Darling.” – Edna “E” Mode


Stripes in Summer

Striped t-shirts and dresses are always fresh for the Summer.
A Classic Look that carries from year to year.

dievca found the ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo cotton pique striped dress at Barneys, last year, and spent the money on it because its one of the few shift dresses she has been able to wear with her curves. That said, she has been wearing it in the heat. Today it is going over her swimsuit for a jaunt to the beach. With capped sleeves, a deeper “V” neckline, forgiving yet crisp fabric and pockets, it satisfies her desperate wish to wear a shift dress.

You can find the Navy Pique version at Neiman Marcus and the striped version on Poshmark.

dievca is paring it with:


Enjoy your Saturday!


Love in an Elevator~or at least lingerie

(Click the photo)

“Second Floor. Hardware, Children’s Wear, Ladies’ Lingerie.”