Links with Machete Jewelry

dievca saw the following photo somewhere – liked the outfit and then focussed on the necklace.
Chains, chunky, YES!

Getty Images: Katie Holmes 07/2020

So, dievca went hunting for the necklace and found it could be pre-ordered at http://www.ShopMachete.com

Master was looking for a Birthday gift for His dievca and she told him about the necklace. she also mentioned an anklet.

The chains can be interchanged. The Gold large link can be removed, the anklet added to make a larger necklace – interchangeable parts to make things interesting.

Features:

  • Heavyweight. 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Plated Brass
  • Handmade and engraved logo
  • Removable links to add and subtract for a longer necklace or create a bracelet

Some other pieces from the brand:

ABOUT
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, MACHETE is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry & accessories for everyday wear. MACHETE is frequently featured with Vogue, Bazaar, Instyle, Atelier Doré, and throughout publications worldwide.

Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.

Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.

THE DESIGNER
Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer, and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area.

GIVING BACK
MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:

The CFDA Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, SCAD Design for Sustainability Scholarship, Every Mother Counts, Human Rights First, Global Fund For Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, The Joyful Hearts Foundation, Safe Horizon, End the Backlog, Women’s March, Everytown for Gun Safety, EarthJustice, National Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.

RESPONSIBILITY
MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.


When a friend knows you well enough to buy you a vibrator (something of use)

OK, it is a vibrating roller – but it still falls in the vibration causes pleasure category!

dievca should explain…
she is a huge fan of the Power Plate Machine at her gym. It’s helped her strengthen her body.

More importantly, it helped her loosen her insanely tight quads, glutes, calves, feet, and hamstring muscles.

(Note the roller…)

When COVID-19 hit, dievca was out-of-luck with using the Power Plate machine at her gym.  she had to depend on her heating pad, foam roller and heavy-duty time consuming traditional stretching. Not a worry when you have time to spare, but the results were not as euphoric as using the vibrating plate with a roller.

NYC is expecting COVID-19 to hit, again.

dievca’s access to the Power Plate will disappear.

But, it is not a problem anymore. dievca’s friend bought her a vibrator.
In the form of a Vibrating Foam Roller:

Next Roller vibrating foam roller $99 from Amazon (click photo for link) 

  • Three speeds of vibration
  • Portable
  • Rechargeable
  • One Year Warranty

Looks like a good solution for tight muscles in quarantine or any other time.
It works well, dievca used it immediately.

An amazing birthday gift, right?😍


Lingerie with Kim Novak

I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak.
But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends.
I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.

Kim Novak


Sharkchaser – Baby’s got a new brand of bag

Sharkchaser Big Bubble Bag Emerald Green Goat $1150 (click photo for link)

Details
– 100% goat leather
– Double handle shoulder strap
– Suede interior
– Detachable internal pocket with cell phone radiation protective lining and zip closure
– Internal pocket doubles as a separate bag with its own shoulder strap
– Metal zip pull with logo

Sizing
– Measures: 40cm x 34cm / 15 3/4” x 13 3/8”
– Shoulder strap drop: 23cm / 9”
– Internal pocket/bag measures: 35.5cm x 25.5cm / 14” x 10”
– Internal pocket/bag shoulder strap drop: 29cm / 11 1/2”


S H A R K C H A S E R is a New York-based luxury handbag company. Founder and Creative Director Victoria Grantham’s desire was to ultimately create an object of beauty, that allows you to move through your diverse worlds and experiences with confidence, ease and style.

S H A R K C H A S E R derives its name from the “Shark Chaser” repellent, a survival kit first issued by the US Navy and Air Force during World War II. Comprised of copper salts and dye in a large cloth tea bag, it deterred potential shark attacks.

S H A R K C H A S E R handbags have been designed with a unique, independently tested and approved, radiation shielding fabric that will protect your body from 99.99% of the electric fields and radio frequencies that cell phones emit.


It’s dievca’s Birthday week

she doesn’t see a birthday cake in her future, but this submissive design made her laugh!
dievca does see Maryland crabs and crabcakes arriving tomorrow –
🤞 (cross fingers) that they are good.
she used to order from Annapolis Seafood, but they stopped shipping
so she’s trying a new place in Rockville, MD
.

Click photo for link to Cameron’s Seafood online store


How’s your Monday?


Masked and ready

dievca’s schedule has shifted and at this moment she is back to work on Saturdays – masked and ready.
Here’s hoping that others are masked and regaining employment, too.
Thinking of everyone with positive wishes.
d.

Comic: Gary Varvel 2020

Flash the Headlights

Flash the headlights is a slang expression meaning to expose one’s bare breasts.

The phrase is a variation of the colloquial term flash, meaning to expose an area of the body that’s normally covered up. The word headlights is typically used as a slang term for breasts, because they are round and often pale colored, like a car’s headlights.

A woman must completely expose her breasts, including her nipples, to flash the headlights. Some believe only a whole breast can be classed as a headlight, while others feel the term headlights referred to nipples.

When people drive they flash their automobile headlights to gain the attention of oncoming traffic.  A woman typically flashes her headlights to get attention, too. She may be looking to hail a particular person or any passers-by.

Hmm, the bra above must be the Modest Version of Flash the Headlights or it can work in the dark!


A lot going on with the architecture~

Visually intense around the WTC.


A lovely breakfast with that Morning Cappuccino!


Il Piccolo Ristoro Cafe in Chelsea serves a nice breakfast in the garden.
A lovely garnish to an excellent Cappuccino!
Plus, some Tootsie Pop Art to remind dievca of her Dad.
Lovely Morning!

Photos: dievca NYC Chelsea Neighborhood 09/2020

Mars in … Hah, they got it right!

Mars, Venus, and Amor – Titian (Tiziano Vecellia)

 

Libra

“Love, harmony, and relationships take the lead when Mars is in Libra,” This placement hates butting heads and would rather be peaceful. “Mars in Libra tends to go with the flow and not take change unless pushed,” It’s all about balance.

That stability translates into the bedroom as well. “The erogenous zones that turn you on the most are your derriere and head — which is why you like to add light spanking and gentle hair pulling to your sexual delights,”

 

Scorpio

If your Mars is in Scorpio, you’re not to be messed with. “Mars in Scorpio carries out duties and tasks with power and relentlessness. You also use your intuition to win at all costs.”

You’re also a relentless seducer. “An evening in bed with you won’t be forgotten,”  “What really gets you going is intense foreplay.”

For Mars in another sign, click HERE.

 


Pearls of Wisdom – a quest

dievca’s Mom had a lovely little Tahitian pearl ring for years that she wore on her pinky. She had gotten it from dievca’s Dad when they went on a trip to Hawaii and left the kids with their Slovak Grandparents. Umm, it was a moment when Grandma made cow’s brains and tried to pass them off as scrambled eggs….dievca was 5 years old and still remembers ~

Anyways,
dievca’s Mom lost the lovely green pearl ring.

So, dievca has randomly looked for a replacement on and off throughout the years.
Her latest search started here:

Round! the shape of the pearl should be round.

That knocked this beauty out of contention.

And this one has an asymmetrical setting – nope. 

The color of the pearl Mom lost was black-green:

On this one the setting is too high, the pearl is too grey:

dievca was concerned with the quality of the pearl, but not too worried about it.

The green of this pearl is nice and the 14K white gold pops, but that setting is very intricate.

dievca loved this ring, but it was very expensive- from Denmark and not a good replacement for the lost ring.

Again, an interesting setting – but rose gold? Limiting.

So, as dievca was looking at various rings on eBay, the RealReal, Jewelers, etc – she realized that it is hard to find a smaller Tahitian pearl. They run more consistently in the 11 and 12 mm range. dievca was aiming for 8 or 9 mm.

 

So, the criteria  loosely became:

  • Round Pearl
  • 8mm
  • Green color
  • Lower profile setting
  • Silver-colored band
  • Symmetrical band

Voila!

David Yurman Petite Tahitian Ring Sterling Silver 18K gold Neiman Marcus $495

There are a number of this David Yurman ring out there on the web, but the pearls run from grey to blue and settings are holding a larger pearl. dievca found hers on eBay with an 8mm dark green pearl – it came from a southern Jewelry store.

Not quite Mom’s ring, but Master loves it.

Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls’ radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewelry as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair.
The pearl’s lustre can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth.


flipping to Dominant and submissive – always fascinating


Working 6 am to 10:30 am.
Hop on the bike and ride 3.8 mi uptown.
Sweating profusely in the heavy humidity.
About as far away from submissive one can get

Conversation and coffee – a shower.
Master’s collar
His dievca flips
in tandem


Bling Bras with Dolce & Gabbana

Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.
~Coco Chanel

Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.
~Sarah Phillips


Summer’s Final Hurrah

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.”

— Sarah Helen Whitman


An end of Season chance to sunbathe in the nude.
Yes, please!
dievca is in.
she hasn’t been to the beach this Summer,
so a house on a lake surrounded by woods will do nicely.
Warm in the sun, cool at night.
Perfect!


Hmm-could these be worked into the closet?

Michael Kors Collection Catherine Python-embossed Cuffed Heel

Maybe with:

OK – looks like there are options!


An organization’s loss is a dievca’s gain~

It hurts dievca to watch as multiple Stores/Brands close down. Some because of COVID, some using COVID as a cover.  The face of retail is changing rapidly as is Fashion. Can anyone keep up?

That said, dievca made a last visit to the Hudson Yards Neiman Marcus store which had just opened up, last year….
And she was roped into spending some of her stimulus money.
Here’s how:

The original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the items dievca bought at the Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards Store Closing would have been:

$3590–Burberry Cashmere Hoody Overcoat
$895—Blue Chloé Ruffle Cuff Ribbed Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater
$890—Brunello Cucinelli braided wrap leather sandals
$280—Lily and Lionel Cashmere/Modal Astrology Scarf
$280—Lily and Lionel Cashmere/Model Colored Paisley Scarf
$260—I.D. Sarrieri Lace Balconette Bra
$125—I.D. Sarrieri Briefs
$6320

These items would have been out of dievca’s reach – but she was able to get them for 24% of the List prices.

$836
$134
$171
$140
$140
$54
$15
$1490

Items that were considered, but did not make it to the cash register:

Does dievca feel guilty?
No, the items were going to go to someone and they are items she will use a great deal. she just feels worried about the economy and making sure all her ducks are in a row.

How are you holding up? Did you purchase any wonderful items with your stimulus money?


before it sold out~ VOTE

Nili Lotan Muscle Tee
100% to NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

dievca was able to get one,
it arrived yesterday.
she will be wearing the tank – today.
dievca is normally apolitical

adjective
not interested or involved in politics.

But this election is too important for the health of the USA.

The next federal election will be Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will include voting for president and vice-president, 1/3 of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives. State and local races will also be on the ballot in many areas.

Please click here to register to Vote.

 


Coming to the end of Summer

Photo: diveca Hudson River 09/2020

‘TIS the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone ;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone ;
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem ;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie wither’d,
And fond ones are flown,
Oh ! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
‘TIS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER


feeling good over 50 (lingerie)

Look, I never had my waist disappear…
until now.
Are those wrinkles on my upper stomach?
yes.
Ok, I am eating better and less, why am I holding weight?
metabolism slow down.
I used to be flexible, why did I tear my calf?
estrogen depletion.

Is there hope?

Yes. Confidence. Attitude and Lingerie you feel good wearing.

Thank Goodness.


Knix – a Canadian Brand

It’s hard to believe but we actually have 4 decades of women in this campaign. We have women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. And every single one of them is just owning their super power which is being genuine and authentic to who they are.


Full Corn Moon!

The next full Moon will occur tonight Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 1:22 AM ET, and is known as the Full Corn Moon. Since the Harvest Moon and Corn Moon are different this year, the Harvest Moon will be the next full moon set to appear on October 1.

September brings with it a positive new attitude — starting in the wee hours of September 2, when the Moon waxes full in sensitive Pisces, filling us with a sense of optimism. This Full Moon is supported by a sextile with innovation-leading Uranus in retrograde, revealing new solutions to old problems.

Plus, the Moon and the Month brings along dievca’s birthday. XO


Understanding a friend’s behavior – after years of friendship.

In France, there are several words for “to complain”: there’s se plaindre”, used for regular old complaining; there’s porter plainte”, for complaining more officially. And then there’s râler”complaining just for the fun of it. A curmudgeonly grumble.

Aha!

In France, a complaint is an appropriate – and frequent – conversation starter. “To Americans, saying something negative sounds like you’re closing the conversation”, in France, such comments are perceived as “a way to invite other people’s opinions”. North Americans, she said, are not as comfortable with confrontation – or with criticism – as the French are. Râler, then, “comes across as something that’s more intelligent than being too starry-eyed and optimistic about things”. (Julie Barlow – Canadian Journalist)

dievca’s friend is half-French, but it is a large half of her Life.  That consistent grumbling is an invitation to an intelligent conversation….and dievca has missed the boat a number of times. XOXO

BBC Article: Why the French Love to Complain

An additional note from dievca – when Americans hear a complaint, they think they need to fix the issue. Apparently, the “râler” creates no such obligation. Good to know!


Wouldn’t it be lovely~


To have legs this long?
Umm, the beer is not going to help…

Photos: dievca 08/2020

A NYC Retreat

So, at the end of June, Governors Island wasn’t opened to the public.  The National Park and Collective Retreats were still out of reach by three days for dievca’s annual ‘Glamping” trip.  The organization offered a reschedule and since dievca wasn’t heading to Europe for work, she was able to schedule for this weekend.

Typically to dievca’s luck, she scheduled during Hurricane Laura (last year’s Hurricane Dorian rocked the heck out of her tent) – but this year it ended up absolutely lovely. (And dievca is sure that the Wedding Party hosted at Collective Retreats this Saturday couldn’t be happier.  Good for them- a nice group of Millenials.)

As she is writing this blog post – she’s sitting on the “porch” of a raised tent, sipping a rosé, watching the sun go down. There may be s’mores at 8:15 pm. Doesn’t matter, she is completely relaxed and chill.

May you be relaxed and chill in the near future, too.
Sending you love and a final look, Your dievča

Photos: dievca, from Governors Island NYC 08/2020


David Koma: Interesting, Interesting, Interesting and…NO

Patent leather, sheer tulle, sequins with an o-ring – sounds good!

dievca knows that Gingham is “IN”, but she is not interested in this piece:

David Koma Velvet-trimmed houndstooth stretch-jersey and tulle bodysuit

DAVID KOMA
After refining his craft at Central St. Martins, David Koma worked as Mugler’s Creative Director before turning the focus back to his eponymous label. A firm fixture on the red carpet, the designer counts everyone from Beyoncé to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as fans of his impactful, polished eveningwear

All pieces about available at Net-A-Porter for pre-order


A different view: across the Long Island Sound

I see it as it looked one afternoon
In August,—by a fresh soft breeze o’erblown.
The swiftness of the tide, the light thereon,
A far-off sail, white as a crescent moon.
The shining waters with pale currents strewn,
The quiet fishing-smacks, the Eastern cove,
The semi-circle of its dark, green grove.
The luminous grasses, and the merry sun
In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide,
Laughter of unseen children, cheerful chirp
Of crickets, and low lisp of rippling tide,
Light summer clouds fantastical as sleep
Changing unnoted while I gazed thereon.
All these fair sounds and sights I made my own.

Long Island Sound
Emma Lazarus – 1849-1887

Long Island Sound is an estuary. A very, very big estuary. It’s a place where salt water from the ocean mixes with freshwater from rivers and the land. Long Island Sound is unique in that it has two connections to the sea …. the Race to the east and the East River to the west. Note: the East River is not a river it is a saltwater tidal estuary in New York City. The waterway connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end.

  • Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary, which is a body of water consisting of both fresh and saltwater
    • 90% of the freshwater comes from three main rivers in Connecticut: the Housatonic, the Thames, and the Connecticut rivers
    • The saltwater flows in from the Atlantic Ocean
  • The total area of the Sound is ~1,300 square miles
  • LIS stretches from New York City to southern Westchester County, CT, and the northern shores of Long Island
  • The coastline is 600 miles long
  • The Sound is roughly 21 miles wide at the widest point, and 113 miles long
  • Waters reach between 60- to a whopping 350-feet deep at a channel known as “the Race”
    • The average depth is 63-feet in the center of the Sound
  • There are an estimated 18 trillion gallons of water in the Sound (enough to supply NYC with water for 33 years!)
  • The Sound has two high tides and two low tides every day
  • At least 50 different species utilize this special estuary for their annual spawning grounds
Photos: dievca, viewing Manhattan from LIC (Long Island City) 08/2020

Back in the Day – Playsuits (reality check)

Back in the day, dievca might have chosen a romper (playsuit) like the images above.

Something cute to walk the beach. She hasn’t worn one since the 1980s.

Then she ran into this Loretta Caponi Anita Playsuit in white:

Cute and Sassy, right?

Then dievča saw this photo:

she’s rethinking the whole romper/playsuit idea with her age and current body shape…

What is your take on age/body and playsuits?


Taking a thought and creating Reality (NSFW)

Masturbation – Master, I am really quick off the trigger.
Fantasy – something to do with being restained over the side of the bed or futon. Banana vibrator playing on the outside of my pussy, hitting the clit, then you entering behind with a plug and possibly moving to my ass. Maybe my mouth is reachable for cock worship?  I’ll work on my description.

dievca’s fantasies had diminished. she’s sure there are many reasons for that to occur.
Catching a hint of fantasy while masturbating was worthy of mention to Master, even if it was a snippet.

Master is creative, He had enough to work with when He returned home.

Master set up restraints across the width of the bed and placed cuffs on dievca’s wrists. He then bent His dievca face-down over the side of the bed naked and in heels, attaching her hands over her head to the restraints. There was enough play in the leather that dievca could get on to her elbows if needed, but Master pulled her back to stretch out her arms overhead.

dievca’s freshly waxed ass was open to Master’s view, He inserted an anal plug using lube.

As dievca was opened and exposed, Master took off His pants and grabbed the banana vibrator.  Reaching between His dievca’s legs, Master rested the vibrator cupping her pussy and hitting her clit while jiggling the anal plug. He called for orgasms and after a number plunged into her pussy with His cock. dievca grabbed at Him with her pelvic muscles as she pulled on the restraints.

Master continued to tease dievca with the vibrator, then His hand and His cock until she squirted on the floor.


At that point, Master pushed dievca towards the bed and told her to flip over, her ass on the edge of the bed with hands restrained above her head. Holding her high heels, Master penetrated deeply until the anal plug dropped out as dievca orgasmed continuously.

That called for a break, and though Master took dievca’s shoes off, He moved dievca’s cuffs to one connection point and kept His dievca’s hands restrained as she lay on her side to recover. Master washed His cock and stood at the side of the bed to place His cock in dievca’s mouth while playing with her pussy using the vibrator.

When Master removed the vibrator and He told dievca to move back diagonally and present (ass up, head down) so her arms would be pulling on the single point restraint.

He entered dievca deeply from behind, Doming her fully. After three weeks of separation, Master let go completely.

dievca was a well-used submissive.


A pill to make it better~

As dievca sits here with a heating pad on her calves and ice on her knee…
wouldn’t it be lovely to just take a pill to make it better?
What is it?
Aging.

 

Judith Leiber Prescription Crystal Pillbox SAKS $795 (click photo)


Are you doing the last hurrah?


The City is even quieter.
New Yorkers are trying to squeeze in the last week at the beach.
Are you trying to fit in the last road trip before September?
Please have a coffee for dievca on the beach.
She’ll be having hers on the rooftop or by the Hudson River.
Gotta work with what you have on hand~
XO your dievča