Something of Use: Stasher Stand Up


Stasher is a revolutionary food storage alternative to plastic bags and containers. Made of 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, Stasher offers all the ease and convenience of plastic bags, but without the negative consequences. Features the innovative air-tight, pinch-press seal to keep food fresh and no leaks, ideal storage for food, Travel, school and more. Stasher Contains no petroleum, no PVC and no latex, so it’s good for people and the planet. Dishwasher, microwave and freezer-safe, Stasher is ideal for busy on-the-go lifestyles. What will you stash in your Stasher.

dievca found that her Stasher Stand Up was perfect for traveling. Clear for the Airport lines, studier than a ziplock, easy to seal and easy to wash. It comes in multiple colors incase you travel with Family and costs $21.99.

Beyond travel you can store, freeze, microwave, boil food in the bag then wash it in the dishwasher.

Something of (multiple) use!


Gay Pride Parade – NYC – 06/26/2022

Polo Ralph Lauren Tie-dye cotton sweatpantsRuns on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 around Noon.  It can be a long parade/day, so you might be interested in wearing something comfortable from Polo Ralph Lauren:

Polo Ralph Lauren Tie-dye cotton sweatsuit


Magpie Nest

The internet at the Eco-Lodge is dodgy and weather dependent, which makes the sharing of photos and information tricky.  The photos dievca is sharing today are the ones she could download in a shorter period of time (40 min) – the store is in Viseu and was an oddity for the area. 

A store with a lot of bling and merchandise – a Magpie’s Nest.

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Cheeseburger in Paradise 🍔

Master will be rolling His eyes this morning – but Presenting would be a good bit of fun as a Cheeseburger with Jimmy Buffet in the background.

Eat a little Meat…a sensual treat!


Jimmy Buffet would roll through dievca’s hometown every summer and it was an easy concert to get to ~ ~ outdoor seating and cheesy fun. 🧀

Holy Cats Batman!  It appears that Jimmy Buffet is still performing!  A full Summer Roster of Concerts!

Go, Jimmy, Go!

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french-fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well, good God almighty which way do I steer?


Look for Less –> Wal-Mart

So, dievca completed that New Jersey Wal-Mart run this weekend and she took time to wander around their clothing department.  Why?  Years ago, dievca’s favorite T-shirt came from Wal-Mart for $2.58 – she wore it to the woof~ so she always takes a moment to wander Women’s clothing for another inexpensive find.

Two items came to view!

A Linen-Blend White Wide Sleeve Shirt Dress by Free Assembly ($28).

Imagine dievca having a full-blown conversation with the sales lady at 7:30 am – all about the Free Assembly line and how it is selling out quickly.  The fabric of this dress is amazing.   The conversation informed dievca about what’s hot at a New Jersey Wal-Mart and what’s not.  dievca loves to listen to people who are passionate about their jobs.

WalMart Free Assembly Wide Sleeve Shirt Dress white $28

The second Dress is from their Scoop line.  SCOOP NYC was a store in NYC and surrounding areas. It was “hot in the aughts”.  They decided to close (Pre-COVID) and dievca still has some of their cashmere sweaters in her closet rotation.  Anyways…the Scoop owners have been designing capsule collections for Walmart and every piece that dievca has picked up has been good (shorts, t-shirt, pants).  Granted the quality is not as nice as the original SCOOP NYC, but the price is much better. This time, dievca choose their Black Linen-Blend Sundress with smocking ($40):

Two Summer Dresses for $68? Flattering fits? Nice Fabric?
Well Done!


A moment with New Jersey

dievca runs to New Jersey every couple of months to hit Wal-Mart for staples (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) Her early morning trip is taking place after a long weekend of work – she survived.

To celebrate her time heading to NJ (and dealing with crazy drivers) plus surviving work, dievca invites you to join her with Jersey Girl, Gloria Gayner (Newark, NJ) in singing a fabulous disco-era anthem.

Good Morning! XO


Get your Fruit & Veg

Transparent Pineapple and Avocado Bodysuits from DH Gate.

(other options include seashells, Conch shells, watermelon and roses)

PS. YES, YES, YES – Avocado is a Fruit, not a Vegetable, but it does have healthy unsaturated fat and isn’t sweet…


Light Bondage Belt Bag – Alexander Mc Queen

Restrained with a Belt:
Alexander Mc Queen – The Curve Bucket Bag is approximately $1400


ToBeHis

It’s always nice to run into a BDSM store that caters to Dominant/submissive needs.  ToBeHis creates luxury Day Collars and other jewelry – custom and stock for the BDSM community.

What impressed dievca is the availability of 14K Gold options – costly to stock if you are not a large outfit.

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The Gold “very heavy” Eternity Ring Chain will run around $5K and the lock dievca admires is about $1.5K.  Lovely for every day to honor your Sir or Madame.


Sushi on the Rooftop

Temperatures hit 91 F (33 C) on the day dievca and Master met for sushi, but the evening was cooler and as the sun went down the temperature was lovely.
dievca had dressed for comfort in a hand-blocked organic cotton caftan + red sneakers for her knee.

Click on the photos for the brands


Delicate Dream lingerie

A delicate thought is a flower of the mind.
— Charles Rollin

Vintage Lace Embroidered Nightgown, Elegant Satin Back Open Lingerie Dress Set with Matching Panty (click photos to enlarge)

Handmade

DESCRIPTION:
Color: Baby Blue or Pink
Size: S, M, L

Size Details:
S: Suggested Weight: 100- 110 lbs
Chest: 27”- 32” Waist: 23”-28”. Fits cup: A B

M: Suggested Weight: 108- 128 lbs
Chest: 31”- 36” Waist: 24”-31”. Fits cup: A B

L: Suggested Weight: 125- 135lbs
Chest: 36”- 39” Waist: 26”-32”. Fits cup: A B C

WASHING:
Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water. Never Bleach. Line Dry

Available at Etsy for $46.80 – from a local NYC small shop (click here)


10K anyone?

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Chloé Crochet Dresses – each running at $10,500.
dievca loves the dresses,
but which interesting person would be willing to buy them?   

Available at Net-A-Porter


Bright Lights, Big City – Herschel Supply Co.

dievca’s current backpack – its holding up well!

Something of Use.


Come again another day~

Damien Hirst Umbrella (black) - Limited Issue to holders of The Currency - HENI.

Damien Hirst Umbrella (black) – Limited Issue to holders of The Currency – HENI.

There are a few versions and variations of this rhyming couplet. The most common modern version is:

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.

Origins
Similar rhymes can be found in many societies, including ancient Greece and ancient Rome. The modern English language rhyme can be dated to at least the 17th century when James Howell in his collection of proverbs noted:

Rain rain go to Spain: fair weather come again.

A version very similar to the modern version was noted by John Aubrey in 1687 as used by “little children” to “charm away the Rain…”:

Rain Rain go away,
Come again on Saturday.

A wide variety of alternatives have been recorded including: “Midsummer day”, “washing day”, “Christmas Day” and “Martha’s wedding day”.

In the mid-19th century James Orchard Halliwell collected and published the version:

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play.

In a book from the late 19th century, the lyrics are as follows:

Rain, Rain,
Go away;
Come again,
April day;
Little Johnny wants to play.


Dancing with Dolce & Gabbana

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Well? Why not?
The knee may be sh*t,
but if it is going to go – GO BIG!

Available at MyTheresa $5345

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Basket weaving 101 with MUUÑ

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dievca took a photo of her new MUUÑ basket bag – its measurements are length: 20 cm / width: 10 cm / height: 14 cm. Very adorable and ladylike for summer.  dievca started playing with effects on her new phone and ended up saving the photo with the effect above and losing the original photo (it’s the user, not the phone…)

Anyways, this French Brand is trying to do good in the World by creating a sustainable bag, handmade and utilizing an underrepresented workforce.  A lovely piece for Summer (photo below).

The straw base is hand-weaved with resistant elephant grass, taking 2 or 3 days of work.
. This bag is finished and assembled in our workshop in France.
. The inside pouch is sewed by people with disabilities working for ISTA.
As MUUÑ bags are handmade products, variations in shape or size may happen.

The Charles in Dark Green vegetable tanned leather handle and strap. 173 Euros

Straw bag with a removable pouch.
Hand and shoulder bag.
HANDMADE IN GHANA.

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Can you copyright a Smiley Face?

Khaki-smiley-hoodieSmileyWorld® Khaki Smiley Cotton Hoodie

$‌250.00

Elevate your downtime aesthetic with this relaxed-fit khaki hoodie. It is stamped with an oversized smiley face and embroidered with the words ‘Think Happy’ on the cuff. Wear this super-soft cotton style with the matching track pants.

I guess if you change the eyes to hearts (which dievca is not fond of) – or (see below) …

Who owns Smiley World?
Franklin Loufrani
The Smiley Company is a brand licensing company, based in London, United Kingdom. It holds the rights to the smiley face in over 100 countries.

The Smiley Company.
Type Private
Key people Franklin Loufrani (Founder & President) Nicolas Loufrani (CEO)
Revenue $ 538 million (2020)
Number of employees 40 (2016)
Subsidiaries SmileyWorld

Khaki-smiley-hoodie model


Zippered front – is that cheating?

Wearing a corset can be a challenge…as dievca well knows.

At first, Master’s dievca had to learn how to put on the corset – Master had to step in to help on a few occasions.  Years later dievca became too chubby for some of her corsets – something about her waist changing with perimenopause.  The hook and eyes with the steel whale bones have been a challenge – so when dievca saw this corset with a zipper…

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Hmm~

Might be an asset to her lingerie closet.

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Or it could be another spectacular “Dievca Disaster”!

Temptress Teal Lace-Up Front Zipper Corset

The teal-colored full bust corset is made from high-quality satin with lace net overlay material to create a romantically sexy look. Corset features a premium front zipper closure, 10 plastic bones with 4 static steel back bones, nickel brass grommets with thick cording in the back for cinching, and removable garters. On Sale for $59.95


On the hunt for Bling (for a friend 😉😉)

Rhinestone Coffee Mug

Jazzing up your MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!

dievca has a very good friend who encases her phone in this:

Large Crystal Phone Case

she can’t find a coffee mug embellished with those large crystals, so she’s looking at the colorful one above…  Hmmm, maybe dievca could make the mug for her friend – a little DIY project.  Something to ponder.

In researching sparkly, glittery gifts for her IRL friend – dievca started to think about another blogger, a virtual friend, a “little” who loves color and bling.
“Cinnamon and Sparkles” has stepped away from the WordPress account with that handle (
vanillawithatouchofcinnamon.wordpress.com) and her Cinnamon email account is closed. dievca is wishing her the best and sending love her way if she stops by for a peek. XO


in the Pink of well-being

A box of mental, beauty, and well-being as a $499 treat!

La Box en Pink

Le Bon En Pink Champagne Beauty Box

La Box en Pink: A Must-Have from Harper’s Bazaar! Our appreciation of the Parisian It Girl runs deep, which is why we’re thrilled to present La Box en Pink. This limited-edition collection of rosy-hued must-haves from iconic brand Champagne Laurent-Perrier and emerging French labels celebrate effortless style and joie de vivre.

Wine Gift Set Includes:

  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose
    The Cuvée Rosé from Laurent-Perrier is the most recognized rosé champagne in the world. The house uses its proprietary maceration technique and the wine is crafted for a fragrance and not mixed for a color. Held in an elegant bottle inspired by King Henri IV, it has been widely acknowledged for its consistent high quality for more than 40 years, and it is the benchmark for rosé champagne around the world.
    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is truly remarkable for its highly expressive bouquet, stemming from the very careful preservation of fresh fruit aromas during the winemaking. Made with 100% Pinot Noir from 10 different “crus ” (or villages), from the North and South areas of the Montagne de Reims, as well as the famous village of Bouzy. Grapes from carefully selected plots are meticulously sorted and de-stemmed before going into the vats, and the controlled maceration helps with the color extraction and the development of the full aromatic richness of the Pinot Noir.
    Intensely fruity flavors, clean and slightly sharp, the wine opens to the sensation of freshly picked red berries: strawberries, Morello cherries, black currants, and raspberries. The finish is supple and rounded.
    Rated 96 Points: Connoisseurs’ Guide
  • La Box en Pink
    La Box en Pink is comprised of a 750ml bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, a crepe de chine scarf by ba&sh, Delina Hair Mist, Feminine Discovery Set, and votive candle by Parfums de Marly, Le Stylo in Emilie and Les 4 Rouje cream lip palette in Chaleur by Rouje, and a pink quartz necklace by Bôneur, and French Glow supplement and a Simple Skin Mini Routine Set by Aime.

A simple way to celebrate Earth Day all year.

Reusable shopping tote from Baggu in Earth Snoopy $12


Tangerine Dream – a gentle Saturday start

Vince belted-tangerine-cuffed-sleeve-dress

Walking the City on a Weekend calls for
Tangerine Dreams

Lady-like for your Master/ Madame

Vince TENCEL™ Lyocell-blend dress $425 Net-A-Porter

Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in January 2015.


Feeling Floral

SavageX Fenty from Spring 2021


a fresh pair

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Priya Ahluwalia , the young London-born designer of Nigerian-Indian heritage, is helping push the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future with her eco-conscious designs.

Conceived as a continuation of her MA project, the University of Westminster graduate launched Ahluwalia in 2018 with the intention of creating menswear garments out of vintage and second-hand clothing. Gaining industry-wide recognition and winning the 2019 H&M Design Award, Ahluwalia is representative of a new generation of forward-thinking designers seeking to challenge the status quo by engaging ever-more sustainable approaches to garment manufacturing. Influenced by her cultural heritage.

Ahluwalia is heavily inspired by the silhouettes family members wore in the 1990s. Embodying a nostalgic tinge, Ahluwalia is an amalgamation of sportswear, knitwear, and fine tailoring. Each piece, by the very nature of its fabrication, is unique: jackets, hoodies, sweaters, lounge pants, and shorts feature paneled and asymmetric constructions, mismatched fabrics, and juxtaposing pattern combinations. By giving unwanted, discarded, and forgotten items a second life, Ahluwalia sheds light on the potential for an ever-more ethically motivated fashion industry—one that does not have to forgo innovation in order to exemplify responsibility.


Spring: sprucing up your submissive

Purple Restraint Set

thecollarshop.com:  Every time you buy from The Collar Shop you know that you are buying a handcrafted, custom piece made to your specifications. All items have adjustability built-in, so please be sure to read the FAQ on how to properly measure and order.


does she have sex on the brain?

Carl Durkow Candles from SSENSE $45
Does anyone else see anal plugs and dildos in these candle shapes or is dievca just thinking SEX?


dressed wrong (a dievca disaster)

Sooooo…..dievca didn’t pack well for the South Beach crowd.  she didn’t have bodycon dresses, sparkles, running shorts with crop tops, and glamorous nails. she forgot her jewelry and a purse.  Square sunglasses are the rage and with dievca’s square face – they were a disaster.

dievca rocked her breezy cotton gauze, silk maxi dress,  wide-leg terry pants, Jackie-O round sunglasses with verve. Enough so, that she caught people looking at her because she was just different from the crowd.  Was it a good different or a bad different? dievca does not know.

she didn’t bother to shop because she was parked on the beach — until she had enough of the sun.

There was one store she wanted to stop by in Miami Beach – the Webster.

dievca was prepared to buy nothing — until she saw a ladylike dress for Master.

A linen A-line sundress from Saloni (the Rachel) – in an orange pattern.  

So, something good comes out of dievca’s South Beach dressing disaster after all.

Saloni Rachel Linen Dress the Webster


A Glowing Presentation

Belly Dancing Light Up Wings

dievca had a lovely Greek Dinner her first night at the beach. The entertainment for the evening started with a Belly Dancer in LED wings.  dievca took a couple of Belly Dancing classes when she arrived in NYC- she shimmys well, though her rib cage undulations needed work.  It wasn’t her thing, but she might have enough movement to make her Master smile with the wings….

The two questions are: How much are the LED wings? (around $50) and is there enough room in a NYC apartment for the wings to flow? (No)


Tanga vs Cheeky

Cheeky

Tanga Briefs

Tanga briefs are a type of thong underwear that cover both your front and back with triangular pieces of material. They provide moderate to minimal rear coverage between a bikini cut and a thong and also have wider sides. They can be a good way to transition from a traditional bikini panty to a thong.

Cheeky Underwear

Cheeky underwear are true to their name and enhance your derriere by exposing the better part of it. They have less coverage than bikinis but more than thongs or G-strings. The front and waist portion are mostly covered.

Panties