Injecting some color…

dievca was running monochromatic in Navy….

she needed to add a little spunk:

Description
Sunglasses from Acne Studios in Blue/Orange Print. Acetate frames. Blue gradient lenses. Nose pads for comfort. Metal piece on front and temple. Engraved logo detailing at interior temple. Visible metal core-wire at temples. Square shape. Handmade.
• Acetate
• 100% UV protection
• Made in France


Amazon Prime Holiday Gifts for Him (or Her)

dievca normally buys Holiday Gifts throughout the year. This year, she is running a bit late….hence the Christmas Gift Post for Him on December 15th. All of the items on this page can be bought at Amazon and have Prime shipping available. Hope this list helps you out. XO
(Click on the photos to purchase an item.)

JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Speaker Bluetooth

que Bottle – Designed for Travel and Outdoor. Collapsible Water Bottle – 20oz

32 Degrees Men’s down packable down vests black

Old World Christmas Blown Glass Ornament Coffee Pot

YETI Rambler 18oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle with Cap

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Backpack

Swiss Army Knife – Tourist

Blue House Candies, Sea Salt Caramels


Safety First! – something useful

swhen dievca was in College she lived in an older dorm that had deep oak window frames/casings which went up almost to the 12 foot ceilings. After doing laundry at 3:00 am, she stood on the sofa and when that didn’t work, the windowsill, to hang up a sweatshirt on a hanger to dry from the window rod.

she slipped, she fell, she sounded like an elephant when she ricocheted off the window ledge hitting the right side of her back thigh, she hit the floor, she woke her roommate. The bruising was huge and you can still feel the ledge-shaped divet in her muscle/fat…yep, just checked – still there.

What dievca learned is that you should own decent step ladders, AND USE THEM!

Her NYC apartment doesn’t have ceilings quite as high as her dorm room, but they reach 9 feet in some areas.  That makes painting a wall without an extension pole a little too much for dievca – but with the 3 step-ladder? A snap!

Something that has traveled with dievca from space to space are the two Cosco Step Ladders from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The two-step and three-step versions:

Cosco® Signature Premium Folding Step Stool (click photo to purchase)

At $29.99 and $39.99 — an excellent and useful buy. They fit behind opened doors or in closets.

When getting on in age, the bruises don’t fade as fast and braking a bone is a more likely option~

Yeah…

juliyalavrova: Photo by Anna Durova

 


Cosplay Lingerie : Santa Baby

Photo: Karlie Kloss Santa Baby Maxim

dievca would like to state a few definitions and offer some options for a Presentation Outfit.

cos·play

/ˈkäzˌplā,ˈkäsˌplā/
noun
  1. a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear bought or self-made costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

lin·ge·rie

/ˌlän(d)ZHəˈrā,ˈlän(d)ZHəˌrē/
noun
  1. women’s underwear and nightclothes.

Santa Baby

– Urban Dictionary
A girl who dresses in a sexy Santa dress or red lace lingerie on Christmas Day/night to have sex with her boyfriend or sex buddy.

Now dievca assumes that a Santa Baby can be male, too! 

But her offerings are leaning towards the female dressing options of Santa Baby Lingerie.


Finding your Nude – a Lingerie Guide

Sometimes you want your lingerie to stand out and sometimes you want it to disappear.
Getting it to disappear is the harder challenge.
~dievca

Shopping for so-called “nude” lingerie can be  a source of incredible frustration for people. dievca? Her skintone goes yellow/olive in winter and brown bear in the Summer. Most items labeled nude are in fact a specific kind of peachy light beige, aka the skin color of some white people. What doe you do if you are mixed-race or a delightful chocolate, maybe a Latte color?

Well, there are lingerie companies out there trying to offer matches. Here are 13 who are still giving it a go in 2018-2019.

Nudz: Nudz offers 10 different skin tone shades inspired by well-known celebrities (Scarlett, Sophia, Adriana, Eva, Zoe, Kerry, Gabrielle, Tika, Lupita, and Alek). All of the underwear is mesh, but comes in different cuts in sizes S–XL.

Naja: This LA-based eco-conscious underwear company offers items in seven different skin tone shades. There’s a lot to choose from: Panty options include briefs, high-waisted briefs, bikinis, thongs, and cheekies in sizes XS–2XL. Nude T-shirt bras are available in A–E cups, with band sizes from 32 to 40.

Spanx: If you’re on the hunt for shapewear, you can find various color options depending upon the product. 4 colors for the Seamless Skinny Britches thigh length shape wear and more for nylon tights.

Hanro: Hanro’s cotton thongs, full briefs, briefs, and shorts (up to XL) and bras (up to 38E) are available in five skin shades. Plus, all the underwire bras contain metal hardware that is free of nickel, chrome, and cobalt.

Love and Nudes: Love & Nudes is the creation of Chantal Carter. Chantal has previously worked as a fashion editor, wardrobe stylist, and product developer  – and was motivated to start Love & Nudes by the ‘glaring absence’ and misrepresentation of everyday products for women of color.

ThirdLove: ThirdLove, a direct-to-consumer brand with a robust try-before-you-buy program. T-shirt, full-coverage, and push-up bras are available in cup sizes AA through G, including signature half-cup sizes, and band sizes range from 28 to 42; thongs, bikinis, and cheekies come in XS to XL.

Smart & Sexy:  Smart & Sexy is a woman-owned brand that makes gorgeous and comfortable underwear – for very affordable prices. Smart and Sexy is the in-house brand for Ariela and Associates – which just happens to be the one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the USA, selling millions of garments under a plethora of national brands.

Nude Barre: In addition to tights, this hosiery brand also sells a seamless thong that comes in 12  different nude shades.

Rose LeMarc: There is precious little public information available about the brand Rose LeMarc (launched in the summer of 2017). Our thoughts are that they seem to be a Chinese based company who have registered a series of trademarks include ‘Nude Revolution’ and ‘Nude Confidence’. These guys are definitely new to the scene. The strapless stick-on bras and nipple covers come in multiple colors.

Nubian Skin: Four skin tones are offered in both lacy and smooth nylon styles, and a page on the website helpfully shares a guide to which popular foundation shade matches each tone offered. Bras are available in A–G cups, with band sizes up to 40; thongs, boy shorts, and bikini briefs go up to size 2XL.

Buff You Intimates: Rae & Alex, the founders of Buff You Intimates – like so many other FleshTone brands – cite the frustration with ‘beige’ as the ‘standard’ as the impetus for the creation of their brand. Buff You Intimates describe nude underwear as ‘the professional woman’s hidden armour’.

TruNude: Tech-geeking your skintone -“The TruNude website, which is optimized for Apple and Android, and allows you to get matched in just four steps: First, you snap your selfie and get your Personal Color Code. Second, you select your garment. Next, you get fit. Lastly, you finalize your purchase and get your bra.”

BeingU: Entrepreneur Sadia Sisay launched BeingU in 2016, citing her daughter as her main inspiration: “I am determined to ensure she grows up in a world that celebrates women of all shapes, shades and sizes,”

Now, dievca went to all this work for a type of lingerie which Master does not like – but she needs it for under certain clothing. Her practical streak is coming out. XO

A “Thank You” to Fleshtone.net, Racked.com, and The Lingerie Addict


A Collar for Christmas: Eddie Borgo

dievca’s first post: “Eddie Borgo creates beauty for the submissive” was offering a cuff as an elegant solution for a submissive to wear in the pre- 50 Shades of Grey World. Wearing something symbolizing BDSM was an edgy choice and trying to find something subtle, yet elegant was hard.

Times have changed in the 5+ years and now BDSM clothing and jewelry options have expanded. The BDSM flavor has been on many runways and in various collections. Now, it is easier to find elegant BDSM pieces and easier to wear leather collars, o-rings, chains, etc. in public.

That doesn’t mean an elegant, yet direct BDSM reference jewelry piece is no longer sought out. One of the first jewelry designers offering a BDSM edge was Eddie Borgo and this thicker collar came out in 2015. The collar is still gorgeous to wear, either symbolizing your submission – or not.

And helping the Homeless of NYC via an auction is not a bad thing, too.

Description

* Gold-plated metal or Rhodium-plated metal

* Thin, dangling link chain

* Lobster claw closure, adjustable

* Double-hinged opening

* Stamped on inside of cuff

* In new, unused condition

Dimensions

4.25″W x 4.5″D x .75″H

MSRP – $375

dievca is not sure how the measurements are taken, there are three settings. A circle with a diameter of 4.25 has a circumference of 13.35 inches.  Note: dievca would like to mention that you should measure your neck before bidding – and keep in mind that you need a little room to swallow.

Auction ends at 10 pm EDT on December 15th (click on the photos above to bid)


scratching my head

What do you think?
This phrase on a T-shirt or Sweater really doesn’t make dievca feel comfortable…..the translation is slang – “I don’t really give a f*ck.”  Both from Zadig & Voltaire.
Both a relatively expensive…hmmm~

And something similar in English from Ashley Williams….

Are they statements that someone wants to wear on their chests?  What does it mean when you state that you don’t care? What don’t you care about?
Humanity, the World, Life?

dievca is just confused…