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Things We Love {Halloween Edition} October 27 2014

Happy week of Halloween! Here at Dav, we love Halloween and we certainly get in the spirit. Here are some fun things we love to help get you ready for Halloween

 

Just because we don't trick-or-treat anymore doesn't mean we can't still indulge on sweets this time of year. Which is exactly why we want to buy and eat everything from Fat Witch Bakery. Buuuuut if we could only choose one thing, it would most definitely be the double chocolate witch (brownie, that is). But why choose one flavor when you can order a brownie box, which is full of a variety of the yummy brownies. Indulge. Enjoy. Repeat.

 

 

 

Last minute Halloween prep? It's not too late to decorate for Halloween with this creative pumpkin decorating step-by-step directions to make black glittered pumpkins that will look good and save you the mess of carving a pumpkin. We like to call this Pumpkin Glamming. 

 

 

 Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or if you're attending one, these Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Caramel Skulls from Williams-Sonoma are sure to be a party favorite. As a plus, they are 60% dark cacao and the glitter is edible.  Again, Halloween meets Glitter Glam.

 

 

While we're on the topic of skulls, this skull bowl is a must for your halloween party. We always appreciate the functionality of decorations.

 

 

 

Attention all Harry Potter fans!  Rumor has it that J. K. Rowling is  giving us a sweet treat for Halloween that has nothing to do with chocolate. In a new book she is releasing on the 31st, she's bringing back Dolores Umbridge who was the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic and the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwards. (She was evil BTW). Oh, HP, how we have missed you.

 

 

We'll be the first to admit that we love pumpkin everything starting about August. It seems like each year there are more and more pumpkin flavored anything--and we love it. But by about this time, we are pretty much pumpkined-out. This is an accurate depiction of most of us right about now.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by for this week's Halloween-themed edition of Things We Love. We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! 

 

Xo Xo Lauren & Alexis


Things We Love October 21 2014

 

 

"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness"

Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014

 

photo obtained here

 

The world lost a vibrant gentleman yesterday. Mr. de la Renta, you will certainly be missed. 

 

 


For this this week's edition of Things We Love, we want to share a great jewelry line we love, headphones that look AND do good, a fun blogging website that is full of fun fashion and style tips, and of course, pay tribute to the genius Oscar de la Renta. 

We love Suzanne Skye jewelry because the jewelry is made in the US and the pieces are one of a kind. These pieces can be dressed up or dressed down. And as you know from previous blog posts, we are all about functional pieces that can be worn formally or casually. 

We especially love this sterling silver ring, which makes for a great accessory for fall or winter outfit with the gorgeous emerald green stone. 

 

 

 

While we're on the subject of unique items, we are fans of these handcrafted LSTN Fillmore Headphones. Not only is each pair unique, but for every pair of headphones sold, the company helps restore hearing to a person in need.

 

 

 

This blog, the small things blog, is a fun fashion blog that also features tutorials. We love the tutorials, which have taught us how to curl our hair with a hair straightener, and this fun one, which shows how to properly use bobby pins

 

 

 

Although we're disappointed George Clooney is officially off the market {because yes, we had a shot with him}, we are very happy for the new couple. Especially after seeing Amal in this gorgeous photo with Oscar de la Renta in the wedding gown he designed for the blushing bride. 


Things We Love October 14 2014

 

 

 

Sometimes it's good to go back to basics. This bag fashion vocabulary is a useful guide to the different types of bags. Now you will be a pro when it comes to bags! 

Speaking of basics, our Ankle Bootie with Bow is anything but just a basic rain boot. The bow adds a fun flair to this classic rain boot. It almost makes us wish for rain ;)

 

 

We love to work hats like this Eugenia Kim Blake Hat in our fall wardrobe to pull together a great outfit. The gold metal on side with the black strap makes the hat classy and chic.

 

 

 

And finally...

 

Truer words have never been spoken. We leave you (only until next week) with this great piece of advice found here...A Woman Can Be Over Dressed But Never Over Elegant. Thank you for that lovely reminder, Coco Chanel.


Things We Love October 08 2014

This week's blog post of Things We Love is part of an article we were recently featured in on the People Stylewatch website.

 

 

We are especially excited to be mentioned in People Stylewatch, by their Senior Style Editor! Below is their shoutout to our boots, the Glasgow Black and the Coventry Quilted Black! Yay! 

 

 

  

DÄV RAIN BOOTS

Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: One of my style pet peeves: Putting on my knee-high rain boots to deal with the morning's monsoon weather, only to be sweating in them (and looking like I didn't check the weather forecast) by the time I'm heading out for drinks. Däv just gets me – they make rain boots that can pass for regular boots to combat both problems. I already get tons of compliments on my basic knee-high pair that I wear with tights, but this fall I'm getting an ankle bootie to wear with jeans too.

See original Stylewatch article here.

 

 

Thanks for the shoutout, People! 

 

Be sure to come back next week for more Things We Love! 


Things We Love September 30 2014 1 Comment

Welcome back to our Things We Love blog! We are so glad you stopped by.

We love sharing our favorite things with you every week! 

 

If you've never heard of Sevenly, you should absolutely check it out. Each week, this organization teams up with a charity and raises money for it by selling cool t-shirts. This week's charity is Help Me See. "Each item purchased on the website this week provides FREE cataract surgery to blind children in developing country to restore their sight." So when you buy a cute shirt like this one, you are also doing a tremendously good deed.

  

 

 

Our new Fairfield Black/Flint boot is a real show stopper. These boots look great with a good pair of black or grey skinny jeans. 

 

 

 

If you're still not sure how to wear those boots (but trust us, these are so versatile!), pair them with this rylie Side-Zip Tunic for that perfect fall look. 

 

 

We love Adele.The girl can sing. Needless to say we adore Aretha Franklin. She's the original queen of soul. So what you're about to hear next is a magical, soulful burst of wonderful! Our girl Aretha has outdone herself and given us a sweet gift in her cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" in this song. We cannot and will not stop listening.

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the song. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back next week for more Things We Love! 

 

 

 


Things We Love September 24 2014

Welcome back to this week's edition of Things We Love! 

 

 

 

Fall in love with your favorite dose of calm...

 

De-Stress Mi Beauty Tea is anti-inflammatory and it will come to the rescue of your skin! The blend of peppermint, licorice and chamomile is a soothing blend that will be wonderful for the chilly fall mornings that are coming. 

 

 

THE "it" ring of fall, this ring is fun, trendy and elegant. Whether you are an accessory queen who never leaves the house without a full set of jewelry to accessorize your outfit, or, if you are a minimalist in the jewelry department...this ring is perfect for you! We love it! 

 

 

 

Vince's Animal Ponte Asymmetrical Vest is trendy, fun and a perfect layering piece. It will also look amazing with your Glasgow Black boots (see below!). 

 

 

You may remember we recently featured the Glasgow Oxblood booties. Now its sister, the Glasgow Black gets a turn in the spotlight. These boots are seriously fit for fall! 

 

 

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon is currently our favorite lip color. So easy to apply and it adds a nice touch of color without the hassle of applying lipstick. You never cease to impress us, Burt's Bees! 

 

 

That's it for now...thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back next week for more Things We Love!


Things We Love September 16 2014

Hey there. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to this week's edition of Things We Love! 

 

 

It is truly a HAPPY DAY, because the new Finley boot has finally arrived! 

 

 

Oh, so stylish for fall, this is absolutely a MUST HAVE. 

 

 

 

Everything about this outfit is right. Pair your Finley boots with a pair of skinny jeans and a comfy sweater to capture the essential fall "look"

 

 

 

If having a purse addiction is wrong, then we don't want to be right. We believe that a girl can never, ever have too many bags. This leather bag found at Zara is so perfect for fall!

 

 

 

And...if you weren't already hungry, we apologize for the following, irresistible pumpkin dessert.

 

 

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine all dry ingredients including nuts and cranberries.  Add eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and pumpkin. Stir just until moistened. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and center springs back when touched.

Makes 18-20 muffins.

Salted Caramel Glaze:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons white or raw sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoons confectioner’s sugar, sifted

Heat butter, sugars, salt, vanilla and milk over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture reaches a boil, boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and continue stirring. Add one tablespoon confectioner’s sugar to thicken. Use more if it needs to thicken up

 

 

We're looking forward to baking these salted caramel pumpkin muffins over the weekend...

 

Have a terrific week, and be sure to come back next week for more Things We Love! 


Things We Love September 09 2014

 

 

All about that oxblood!!! 

 

Fall is here (along with our pumpkin spice lattes!) and we are READY for fun, fearless fall fashion! 

 

 

This is THE boot of fall. The Glasgow Oxblood (also comes in Black) is so fun, we doubt you'll ONLY be wearing these in the rain. 

 

 

 

 

In our eyes, OPI can do no wrong...especially when they come out with colors like this

 

 

 

Elegant, yet practical. What more could we want in a purse? Thanks, Fossil. We have found our new fall bag

 

 

 

It's almost Friday, which means it's almost the weekend! 

 

Enjoy!

 

 xo xo!


FALL in love September 04 2014

A new season means new shoes! Our lookbook photoshoot was so much fun- we just had to share some of our favorites with you!! These are great examples of ALL the ways to style your #dävs. Make sure to show us how you wear your dävs
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Things We Love September 02 2014

Welcome! We hope you had a terrific Labor Day Weekend outside enjoying the last days of summer with friends and family. This week week we've got some very useful Things We Love to help our bodies recover from the harsh days of summer. We've also got a few fun things to help make the transition to fall! Enjoy!

   

If you need some post-weekend TLC for your skin, we've got just the thing to help with that! 

Even if you didn't spend your vacation in Greece, this Greek brand, Korres, has created a Yoghurt Cooling Gel that soothes the face and body and gives relief from the after-sun burn or dry skin from all the summer swims. This is a life saver.  

 

 

 

If you're like us, the summer sun and sea may have left you with dry skin. We love this product because it revives and hydrates the skin, while also giving you brighter and firmer skin... smells good + feels good = win! 

 

 

 

This Powder Duo is our favorite brow shaping powder! It comes in 10 different shades and gives you enough coverage to create beautiful and natural looking brows, while not giving you too much where it looks too drastic and drawn on. 

 

These chic Coventry Black/Sable Suede Mid boots are chic with a hint of equestrian style to them. Stylish, while also comfortable, they are great for a weekend getaway or an evening out with friends. Shop our entire Fall 2014 New Arrivals!

 

 

 

There are so many reasons to be excited for fall, including changing our summer makeup look. This handy 'how-to' shows us how we can easily transition our makeup for the next season. We just got way more excited for fall after seeing this! 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back next week for more Things We Love! 


Things We Love August 26 2014

Welcome back to our weekly edition of Things We Love! We enjoy sharing our favorite things with you, and we hope you like them too!

 

 

  

The Coventry Quilted Black Tall boot is the quintessential fall boot. Versatile and stylish, they can be paired with just about any outfit. Plus, they are waterproof to the lower ankle, so these boots are great for those wet or muddy days that we'll be seeing soon. 

 

 

Going back to school has never looked so good. Thank you, Marc, for giving us a backpack cool and trendy enough to take anywhere. We are (only mildly) obsessed with this Marc Jacobs Domo Arigato Backpack. And it goes perfectly with the Mid or Tall Coventry Quilted Black boots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This long lasting and hydrating blush is made of coconut and argan oil. It feels great on the skin and it's also good for the skin. 

 

 

 

Speaking of coconut...We found this easy-to-make (only FOUR ingredients), vegan ice cream recipe on a great (but hunger inducing) website, Minimalist Baker. Why not treat yourself? You deserve it! 

 

Coffee + Coconut + Ice Cream = AhhhhMazing!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 13.5 ounce cans of quality full-fat coconut milk (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup raw sugar, depending on preferred sweetness 
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 5 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine coconut milk, coffee and raw sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until well combined - about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl to let cool completely in the fridge - at least 6 hours, overnight being preferable.
  3. Transfer to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer instructions. Once done either eat immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and let harden for several hours. Should keep for 1 week in the freezer. Let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving...Enjoy!

 

 

 Have a wonderful day and remember to come back next week for more Things We Love! 

 

xo xo

Lauren & Alexis


Things We Love August 19 2014

Here at Dav, we're always on the lookout for fun, trendy, and useful finds. Every week we'll share some of our favorites with you! 

 

Ever wonder what necklace to wear with a certain top? Stress no more! This chart Polyvore has created does the hard work for you and shows you what necklaces work with different necklines. Yes, yes, yes!

 

 

Kiss those dry, chapped lips goodbye with this papaya flavored yummy lip pick-me-up. This balm can also function as a cuticle softener and it can be used to help heal burns.  You can find Lucas' Papaw Ointment here

 

 

If you're like us, you don't have the time (or patience) to wait around for your nail polish to dry. That’s why we were so excited to discover these drops of magic that instantly dry your nails! Originally found at Nordstrom

 

While we're on the subject of nail polish, we can't seem to get enough of fun and shiny nail colors. We're currently obsessed with Tom Ford's nail lacquer collection. We especially like the rich purple colored 'Dominatrix' right now. 

 

 

Handmade AND made in the USA, Ethnic Hamsa tank tops are fun tops that can be worn in both summer and fall, if paired with a light sweater and your favorite pair of Dav rain boots, of course. 

 

 

We LOVE these Dav Bristol Ombre/Sable boots from our Fall 2014 Collection. These versatile boots can be dressed up with a skirt or a dress for work, or they can be worn casual, with shorts, skinny jeans, or leggings. The options are endless, ladies! 

 

That's it for now...Come back next week to see more of the Things We Love! 

 

xo xo,

Lauren & Alexis


Pick of the Week August 14 2014

The new Holloway boot is classic and the perfect fit. I recently wore this to a country concert where I stood for what seemed like 8 hours and my feet were completely comfortable! The best part about this new boot is that they go with everything! I love pieces that are versatile- it means I get more out of them and they're worth the splurge. Since it's still summer,all I want to wear is shorts! Our office can get chilly so I usually wear a tank with a over sized sweater with this outfit. 

 

 

Holloway + Clutch [Le Monde Emporium} + Shorts {Gap}


Dreams of Fall August 08 2014

As summer nears its end, we have begun to dream about styling outfits for cooler fall days to come. Our newly designed website and awesome new fall 2014 collection is the perfect inspo for creating fall looks that are sure to impress! 

Pre-Fall 2014 Inspiration 

  

  

Layered tops with mini skirts and tights look great paired with mid calf and ankle boots. 

Top: Glasgow boots in black $75 USD. Bottom: Holloway Mid boots in black $99 USD. 

 

Post by Aly of Alyknowsbest 


A Walk on the Wild Side July 17 2014

Summer is a great time to experiment with different styles and wear patterns and prints that you wouldn't normally sport in the colder months. Our new Jelly Lug Leopard print boots in Brown (here) and Black (here) are an excellent way to give your summer wardrobe and exotic twist! These boots would be great paired with a light airy dress now and with skinny jeans later on in the fall months. 

Get Wild 

                 


The Boots of Summer July 07 2014

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with fun and fearless fashion. Although sandals and flips flops are the expected shoes of summer, paring boots with dresses and shorts are a good alternative. Here at Dav, we have the pair of boots to go with every summer look that will transition easily into your fall wardrobe.

Summer Outfit Inspo 

  

 

Pair a printed summer romper and utility jacket with the Devon Ombre Flint boots $89USD for a fresh and unique summer look. 


London Showers June 02 2014

With this gorgeous California sunshine we've been having here, it's hard to think about rainy days or even wearing more than a bikini and cutoff shorts. Even though we love soaking up the sun, we can't help but to think about what it would be like to experience something a little different. We are dreaming about traveling to a place like London where we can wear our favorite DAV boots with cozy fall coats and skinny jeans. 

London is a great place to experiment with your chicest pieces in your wardrobe (all while enjoying a spot of tea). If we were planning a trip, we would bring the Devon Solid Black tall boots because they are so versatile (and would look great in a photo with Big Ben)! 

Where are you all hoping (or dreaming) of going this summer? 

  

Devon Solid Black tall rainboot $89 USD (Left)// Big Ben and a classic double decker bus. 

 

By Aly of Alyknowsbest.wordpress.com


Fringe is IN May 22 2014

The original effortlessly cool fringe from the 1970s is making its way back into fashion for 2014 and it's better than ever. Partially due to the recent popularity of spring and summer music festivals, the trend has been spotted on runways, accessories and even vintage pieces pulled from our mother's closets. Since full on fringe is sometimes a little overwhelming for everyday wear, it's a good idea to keep it down to one minimal piece like a handbag, shoes or a foxy jacket. 

                     

The mid-length Sydney fringe boot in chocolate or black is the perfect way to sport the fringe trend for summer. The mid-calf length makes the boot work with airy summer dresses as well as jeans for cooler fall days to come and the best part is, they are water resistant!  

 

Fringe-spiration 

        

 

 

Written by: Alyson Nagel


GRADUATION RITUALS LARGE AND SMALL May 14 2014

As we contemplate graduation, whether it be our own - or our loved ones, we can focus on the steps forward we take and the life changes to come. For some, it means independence for the first time and for others a task completed. Either way, accomplishment carries us through to bigger experiences and a feeling that we have moved forward instead of back. Small moves forward, collectively, are just as important as large moves. Accomplishing fitness goals, organizing your living space or reconnecting with loved ones are all smaller accomplishments. But grouped together they help us achieve the larger goal of feeling good about ourselves while giving us a feeling of well-being. This is Graduation.


Mothers and Others May 06 2014

As we were talking today around the lunch room, we were discussing the strong female figures in our lives. Our mothers, but also, female friends, aunts, neighbors - we often find ourselves asking them for advice or thinking about what they would do in a particular situation. Although close relationships with moms are important, so are those relationships with other strong females in our world. They can give us support and advice that may be a different view than our mothers. We have learned that this advice and reference is critical to our growth as women, just as our mothers and grandmothers before us. On Mother's Day, we should thank and hug those women who help shape who we are everyday - as well as, our mothers - in this world or in spirit.

 


It's snowing AGAIN! January 28 2014 1 Comment

Burrr.. the winter is dragging on everywhere! Stay warm and dry!

Look cute with heavy tights, cute boots and a hoodie sweater dress.

This look is available at Nordstrom now :)


HOLIDAY is HERE - rockin' cute holiday outfits when the weather gets cold and wet November 27 2013 1 Comment

What do you wear when you are all set to go out in your cute cocktail dress and bolero jacket ---when whoosh it is pouring rain and chilly!?! We (of course) think it is super cute to mix fun rain boots and a cocktail dress on a stormy nite - WHY NOT? Make a fun statement. Here are a few fun photos of formal wear with däv rain boots. Enjoy!   OH PS......All of these holiday looks were pulled together from our local thrift stores for $10 each or less! WE LOVE THAT!!!

 

 


FALL LOOKS - WHAT TO WEAR August 20 2013




Chilly Day Chili January 26 2013

 

We love chilly, cold weather. It’s perfect to curl up with a book and stay cozy by the fire. Why not make some delicious Chilly Day Chili.

It just so happens that the co-founder of däv has won a prize or two with her chili. Here is her recipe – enjoy!!

Kerri’s Chilly Day Chili

Ingredients:

-3 large cans of diced tomatoes

-1 large can of tomato sauce

-2 cans of kidney beans, drained

-3 large onions chopped

-2 cloves of garlic chopped

-1 can of corn, drained

-1/2 cup of chili powder

-1/4 cup of paprika

-1 tablespoon of fresh oregano

-1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper, 2 tablespoons if you're sassy!

-2 lbs of lean ground turkey

-1 package of spicy or mild chicken sausage, chopped

-1/2 cup of olive oil

-2 cups of red wine

Fixins

1 large container of low fat sour cream, avocados, shredded cheese, green onions, tortilla chips

Step One

Get out a large pot and a sauté pan. Saute the turkey meat, drain it and set it aside.

Step Two

Add the olive oil to the big pot. Saute the onion and sausage in the oil. Add some red wine after the onions start to caramelize. Continue to sauté and add wine until the mixture starts to liquefy. (Tip: this step is a wonderful, savory base for any sauce or stew.)

Step Three

Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn to low and let cook for 2 to 4 hours.

Serving

Set out your fixins in a ‘chili bar.’ Your friends and family will love trying the different toppings. Add some jalapeno cornbread to make the dinner complete.