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Memorial Day Remembering May 16 2015

It's always nice to have a long weekend. Extra time with our families, shopping Memorial Day sales and weekend barbecues have all been favorite Memorial Day activities. The true meaning of the federal holiday is to honor those who have died for our country in military service. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

We must acknowledge the bravery and determination it takes for those who serve and to step into harm's way on sometimes a daily basis. To be away from their families and familiar comforts is a way of life while being in the service. It takes a special person and special families to make these sacrifices. We honor that sacrifice, thank them and remember those who died.

Here is a link to some excellent charities to help veterans and their families. Since we LOVE dogs, we especially like the Puppies Behind Bars program which helps prison inmates train loving and competent service dogs for wounded veterans. 

Veterens Charities

Puppies Behind Bars


Our Moms May 01 2015

Mother's Day is here and we honor our mothers! Thank you moms for loving us through all of our stages with good and bad times mixed. We should also recognize all of the wonderful mother-energy we receive from our closest friends. Sisters, aunts, best friends, cousins nurture us in different ways - adding to the love and support we need to evolve into better and better people. 

And equally important, we remember our moms who are not here anymore. We know they are with us in spirit and we love and miss them everyday!

Happy Mother's Day!

Pictured: däv co-founder Kerri with her mom Rosemary on a first trip to Italy together, just mom and daughter. Best idea ever.

 


NYFW February 24 2015

We love Fashion Week! Considering how arctic the weather has been this year we weren't too disappointed to watch all the magic unfold from the warmth of the beach. Here is a recap of our favorite shows!

There were so many show-stopping moments, we can barely remember them all! The textures and silhouettes are new and exciting for Fall! Rich tones and vintage inspiration set the stage this year.

 

Tory Burch: These Moroccan inspired pieces remind us of a beautiful getaway. Deep, rich colors dominated each piece and intricate embellished designs left us coveting more than we can ever hope to own.  Tory is a woman after our own hearts. Who wouldn't want your closet to reflect your travels?? { View the collection}

 

Oscar de la Renta: There are not enough words to describe the art that is Mr. de la Renta. This collection is glamour and sophistication- everything he believed in. Kendall Jenner looked stunning in a beaded, strapless gown that we wish we could wear (if only we had someplace fabulous to go). {View the collection}

 

Ralph Lauren: Nothing is more of an American fashion staple than RL. This collection was full of Western flavor with capes, hats and bag. Fringe made an appearance on booties and shawls. We want to spend a week in the mountains and unplug from the world while wearing that stunning outfit on the left. {View the collection

 

Calvin Klein: We found ourselves in the 60's during this incredible show. From the mini's to the maxi's everything reminded us of a fabulous episode of Mad Men. Sometimes we wish we could spend a day in the 1960's and thanks to Calvin Klein- we can! {View the collection}

 

Michael Kors: MK is one of our personal favorites. The Hamilton Tote was one of the first splurge purchases I ever made. So Michael Kors is near and dear to our hearts. He makes clothes that make us feel like movie stars. This year brought back to a time when fur was fashionable not faux paus. Whether they be real or imitation- each fur coat and collar took our breath away. Our (in our dreams) BFF, Karlie Kloss, looked like the goddess we know she is in a full length, long-sleeve gown. {View the collection}

 

As always, Fashion Week is full of gorgeous people wearing gorgeous clothes. We enjoyed watching all the shows and reading all the predictions about trends coming your away soon. Fashion is art and we love being part of the masterpiece.


Mardi Gras! February 17 2015

Happy Mardi Gras!

 

This epic Holiday marks the beginning to Easter season...which means SPRING!! We are excited to show you New products and look forward the excitement that a new season brings. California has had a mild winter so we can't complain {hello 75 degrees!}. However, on behalf of our friends experiencing Arctic winter weather, we wish Spring would hurry up already!

 

We hope you are celebrating anyway you can today! Whether it be with King Cake, Beads or awesome Jazz music enjoy this Special day!

If you plan on Parading this week, make sure you check out one of our Retailers FEET FIRST

They are in New Orleans right in the French Quarter! 


Things We Love February 10 2015

This week we're here to rescue you from your Winter Skin Sadness. Although Lana Del Rey knows plenty about Summertime Sadness, we doubt she's familiar with Winter Skin Sadness (ummmm hello have you seen her porcelain skin? Gorg.) Don't worry, we've got the bases covered and we're here to rescue your skin from Winter Time Sadness.
Our first skin saving product is a little gem called Rosehip Oil. You may, or may not have heard of it. It's amazing. Rosehip oil rejuvenates the skin and truly makes your skin glow. This product works well if you put on right before bed. You can even use in the morning too, alone, or under your moisturizer-depending on how dry your skin is. Don't believe us? Just read this Huffington Post article and you'll too become a believer (Miranda Kerr is a believer too). The best part? It will not break the bank. You can get this at Whole Foods for about $13 and it will last several months. 
As Lana would say...I just want you to know, that baby you da best...
Next up is this little unassuming bar of soap...
Another bang for your buck, this Sibu sea buckthorn bar soap has helped many who struggle with winter (or even summertime) skin sadness. For just $7 you can have amazing skin. Sounds too good to be true? We thought so too until we tried it out for ourselves. Having been using this for over a year, you have our word that this really works (even for those of us with otherwise very sensitive skin). 
Truth be told, we love every Kiehls product we've tried (and we've tried A LOT). BUT, when it comes to under eye skin saving products (we don't use the W-word here-nope. completely off limits), we love the men's Facial Fuel Anti-W. Cream. Yes it's for men and yes, there are plenty of other Kiehls products we like, but this one in particular is loaded with caffeine and can make any tough morning look like a breeze. We do use this morning and night. 
And lastly...
One last skin-saving trick is Vitamin E oil (of course). Dab a little bit under your eyes before bed (we put it right on top of the Kiehls product).
What's your favorite skin-saving beauty product? 

Things We Love February 03 2015

This past weekend was a big weekend- the Super Bowl of course. We hope you enjoyed great company, food and commercials...
Here are the top Things We Loved:
Katy Perry and her dancing sharks definitely added some excitement to the halftime performance. Some even argue that the left shark was the show stealer. The little sharky on the left was a little bit off beat, so naturally he did his own thing. You go left sharky! 
The game-winning interception! Yeah!
What a way to make your FIRST career interception! 
And the result of that interception...
Same play, way different reactions. Game. Over. 
And this video... Will Ferrell is amazing and definitely gives Queen Bey a run for her money. Can you say next backup dancer!? 

Things We Love {Sundance} January 27 2015

As celebrities and influential trendsetters jet in and out of Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, the festival's style has certainly not gone unnoticed.
Here are some of the best style moments so far
Ben Mendelsohn knows out to keep warm in his funny {errr we mean furry} coat. 

 

Charlotte Ubben's perfectly red lips and casual updo have inspired us! Love the simplicity, yet elegance of this look. She is oh so glamorous.  

 

Of course everything is right about this picture. Mostly because these handsome men can pull off anything.

Just like you aren't actually going to the festival doesn't mean you can't dress like it. In honor of the festival, we will be wearing outfits inspired by Sundance. 
If you're looking for a pair of boots that would fare well at Sundance, the Quilted Lug Black are a must-have. Warm, sleek and pretty, these sturdy boots will get you through the snowy and slippery streets while looking fabulous. 

 

 

Now you've seen the style at Sundance. What's there to watch? 

 

 

If you've ever taken a psychology class, you've surely heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Well, it's been made into a film. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, the movie tells the story of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, led by Dr. Philip Zimbardo. The psychologist created a mock prison and assigned volunteers to a role of police officers or prisoners. What happened was shocking. 

 

What movies being shown at Sundance are you looking forward to seeing?

 


Things We Love January 20 2015

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! 
As every shoe lover knows, a nice pair of heels {or wedges} takes an outfit from good to exceptional. When you aren't sporting your favorite pair of Dav's, it's fun to add a little excitement to your outfit with a pretty pair of shoes. That's exactly what these Kate Spade Saturday shoes do. These high heels are the perfect shade of red and can be dressed in oh so many ways. They can dress up a neutral outfit (think camel, brown, black). We can't get enough of these shoes right now. 
 

We're in LOVE and we don't care who knows it! (Que Elf here)

 

Looking to fancy up your apartment on a budget? Try H&M Home. You can have all these vases for an affordable price. H&M, you did good. 

 

As if we don't already love Adam Levine and every Maroon 5 song enough before this...their newest video is the tipping point. In their song --Sugar-- the band crashes weddings and surprises the brides with a performance. Clearly the man likes being married and enjoys weddings. And, he doesn't look too bad in a tux either. {Yes, we are aware of the controversy around the video but we still love it!}

 

 

Hope this video puts a smile on your face. Have a great day and see you back here next week!


Things We Love January 13 2015

This week we're heading north to beautiful city of Toronto! This French and English speaking city on the water is considered one of the most livable cities.  

In honor of our new Toronto boots, we are exploring the city where it got its name. 

 

Just like the city, the Toronto boot is chic, urban and stylish. Even better, the slip-resistant sole keeps you steady on slick city streets. 

 

The CN Tower is the city's tallest and most recognizable landmark. If you're feeling brave, walk across the glass floor, a mere 113 stories about ground. If you're REALLY brave, try to EdgeWalk, where you'll walk around the outside of the building, 116 floors above the ground. Bon chance! 

Considered by some as one of the world's best food markets, St. Lawrence Market is a beautiful covered market with many different types of food and fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Have a desire to escape the city? Take a ferry at Queen's Quay and head to the Toronto Islands. Composed of eight small islands, this is a nice day trip to picnic, walk around, kayak and enjoy.

 

What are your favorite things to do in Toronto?

Tag us in your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram photos in your Dav boots! 


Things We Love January 06 2015

The best part about the end of the holiday season is that you can {and should} take this time to focus on YOU. Whether that means taking more time for yourself each week, making more time for friends, budgeting or saving smarter or getting in better shape, this is an exciting time to work towards those goals! 

 

 

Learning a new language is an exciting goal. If you're planning an exciting trip abroad, or if you're just looking to learn another language for personal interest, Duolingo is a free and effective website to help you achieve that goal! Duolingo takes you through every step of learning a new language. 

If you've noticed your jeans fitting just a little bit tighter after all the holiday parties, now is a great time to get back into shape. One morning ritual we've found helpful isn't the best tasting, but it's good for digestion, metabolism, balancing sugar levels and equalizing your internal pH levels. 

    • 6 oz warm water 
    • half a lemon, squeezed
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
    • stevia to taste
    • Cinnamon {optional}
    • Cayenne Pepper {optional}

Blend the above ingredients and drink. Note: This drink isn't consumed for it's exquisite taste. We recommend having water nearby to wash out the taste immediately after consuming. 

 

Many goals made at the new year include vows to eat healthier. We like this recipe of energy bites for a healthier alternative for when cravings strike. 

 

Here's the recipe for healthier, no-bake energy bites

1/2 cup chocolate chips (coco powder and stevia can be used for a low-cal substitution)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup oatmeal, dry

1/2 cup peanut butter (you can used pb2 as a low cal substitution)

1/4 cup honey

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup ground flax seed

Mix together all ingredients and enjoy

 

 

What are your goals for 2015?


Things We Love {New Year's Eve} December 29 2014

Somehow with all the holiday excitement going on, New Year's Eve snuck up on us...And here we are now, embarking on a new year!

 

Sparkle makes everything a little bit better. Obviously we love the idea of pretty-ing up a nice bottle of champagne. This DYI Sparkly Champagne Bottle will add a gorgeous touch if you are the party host of the NYE party. It also makes for a fabulous hostess gift as a guest. 

 

We solemnly believe this to be true...

Do you already have your NYE outfit picked out? When it comes to finding the perfect outfit to ring in the new year, we say Go For The Glitter!!

Keeping the glitter, but adding a blazer, heels and jeans is a more subtle way to incorporate sequins into your outfit. Fun bracelets are a must!

Whatever you wear and however you decorate, remember...

 

We'd love to hear from you! How will you celebrate New Year's Eve? 

Happy New Year, friends! Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve. See you next year! 


Happy Holidays! December 24 2014

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
From all of us here at dӓv, we wish you a wonderful and safe Christmas

 

Stay tuned for some great and sparkly New Year's Eve ideas, coming your way next week...


Things We Love December 18 2014

Has the stress of finding that perfect gift for your picky friend, the white elephant present for your girlfriend's party and the perfect dessert for Christmas dinner at your Honey's mom's house stressing you out? And while we're on the subject, don't forget about his niece that you've met one time for five minutes. Don't worry, we've got all the bases covered!

 

Yes, it's true- kids these days spend their time on facebook or playing video games (we know 9 year-olds on Instagram :-l ) But Madeline's Christmas is a childhood classic and every young girl deserves to have Madeline on her bookshelf. 

 

 

This is the gift for the friend who has everything. The Sommelier wine bottle set  can also be given as a white elephant gift! 

 

A good bottle of wine goes well with the gift above. Try the Italian Stallion of Barbera wines from Trader Joe's- Trader Joe's FTW

 

 

This is our gift to YOU this holiday season! Remember to enter the promo code: GIFTBAG at checkout with your purchase of a pair of Dav boots. 

 

 

 

Easy Chocolate Truffles  (Don't worry, we won't tell)

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Five strips 1-inch-wide orange peel, pith removed
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped assorted nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, and pistachios

 

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together cream and cardamom. Add orange peel; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Line a baking pan with parchment; set it and another pan aside.
  •  Return cream mixture to heat; bring to a boil. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Remove cream mixture from heat. Pour through a sieve set over chocolate; discard solids. Stir until melted and smooth
  • Return cream mixture to heat; bring to a boil. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Remove cream mixture from heat. Pour through a sieve set over chocolate; discard solids. Stir until melted and smooth.
  •  Pour chocolate mixture onto the unlined baking pan, and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Transfer baking pan to freezer; chill chocolate until hardened but malleable, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour chocolate mixture onto the unlined baking pan, and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Transfer baking pan to freezer; chill chocolate until hardened but malleable, 15 to 20 minutes.  Using a tablespoon, scrape enough chocolate from pan to form a roughly shaped 1-inch ball, being careful not to press too hard against baking pan. Repeat. Transfer balls to the parchment-lined pan; chill truffles in the refrigerator 10 minutes. 
  •  Place the confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder, and the chopped nuts in three separate bowls. Roll the truffles in desired coatings.

 

 

Happy holiday's, all! we love hearing from you! Let us know what Things YOU Love! 

 


Things We Love December 09 2014

Whether you're shopping for others or treating yourself (as you most certainly should!), these are a few things we are loving right now.

 

 

Sacramento, California based jewelry company, Bip & Bop has beautiful and fun jewelry that will make choosing just one item impossible. Warning: You may find yourself tempted to buy all your gifts here!

 

This J.Crew vest dresses up any outfit and also keeps you warm. We love creating different outfits with this staple piece. If you buy one thing for yourself, it should be this.  

 

 

 

For the avid traveler in your life, this Scratch Map is a perfect gift! It's a fun way to track where in the world your friends (or you!) have been, and plan future adventures.

 

 

 While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, we all know it can also be stressful with a little too much family time. Take a break and catch some laughs with Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please.

 

 

And don't forget to get your favorite pair of Dav rain boots. The Bristol Solid Black boots will keep you dry even on the wettest of days.

 

 

 

 As a special treat, our gift to YOU is one of our gorgeous handbags with your next purchase. See details

 

 

For even more fun Pinterest-y holiday fun, check our complete holiday guide.

 

 


Pick of the week! December 05 2014

It's officially the best month of the year! {DECEMBER}

 

Because we love you all so much, we're offering a gift with purchase for the Holidays!

We have 3 great bags that you can get for FREE with any däv boot purchase [see here for details].

 

We also love Pinterest (the best kind of crafty black hole) and we have put together a #HolidayGuide just for däv. We have the best boots, gifts and treats you will find this season. Click the #Grinch pic to see everything we are loving for the Holidays!

 

Start Shopping and Pinning!

 

xo xo


Seeing Red December 03 2014

 

Now that it is officially Christmas season, the excitement of Christmas gift shopping is in full force!

 

Speaking of which, did you see our Devon Ombre Crimson boots featured in Nordstrom's latest magazine?! 
Time to get shopping! 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Gift November 27 2014

Free Socks will be included in your order but they will not appear in your cart. They will be included in your package. Happy Thanksgiving! xox

Things We Love {Thanksgiving} November 24 2014

Thanksgiving is nearly here, which marks the official start of the holiday season! 

As you kick off the holiday season and prepare for Thanksgiving this week, we thought we'd help by offering some fun ideas for turkey day.

 

Searching for a gift to give the hostess who has everything? It's unlikely they have these one of a kind triangle cutting boards. Handcrafted by a San Francisco wood worker, these beautiful cutting boards will be a great gift.

 

 

 

 

Looking to make a creative dessert this Thursday? Try this pumpkin cake with caramel-cream cheese frosting from Food & Wine.

FROSTING

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  4. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  5. 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  6. 1 pound cream cheese, cut into 2-inch cubes

CAKE

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  9. 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  10. 4 large eggs
  11. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  12. One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  13. 1/2 cup whole milk
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, vanilla bean and seeds. Cook over high heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Using a wet pastry brush, wash down any crystals from the side of the pan. Cook over moderate heat without stirring until a medium-dark amber caramel forms, about 9 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the butter and heavy cream. (Don't worry if the butter separates.) Discard the vanilla bean.
  2. Transfer the caramel to the large bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a whisk and beat at low speed until the caramel cools slightly and comes together, about 5 minutes. With the machine on, beat in the cream cheese, 1 cube at a time and beating well between additions, until silky. Transfer the frosting to a bowl and refrigerate until very firm, at least 6 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and flour two 8-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar and eggs at medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in the oil, then beat in the pumpkin puree. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk in 3 batches, beating well between additions.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cakes cool on a rack for 20 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen the cakes, then invert them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Place one layer on a plate and spread with 1 cup of the caramel–cream cheese frosting. Top with the second layer and frost the top and side. Refrigerate the cake for 2 hours before serving.

 

 

We know all too well that good food, an abundance of beverages and little sleep with all the holiday prep can leave under eyes puffy. Fear not! Patchology Energizing Eye Patches can change all of that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones!


Things We Love November 11 2014 2 Comments

Hopefully you're still on a coffee buzz after last week's blog dedicated to all you coffee lovers. 
As we get further into Fall {and creep up on winter}, it's always nice to have a little reminder of the great Fall nail colors to go with your cute Fall outfits. Luckily, this fabulous Fall Nail Polish Guide has got us covered.
If you still haven't picked out a pair of Dav rain boots to get you through the Fall and Winter rains, don't worry- we have plenty of that weather left. The Belted Equestrian Black/Red is a fantastic boot to get you through those rainy days. It almost makes us wish for rain. The zipper in the back adds a touch of style to the boot that makes it wearable for the office, happy hour or a weekend getaway.
And finally, this find was just TOO amazing not to include in this week's blog. Now you can make your own, homemade and delicious Hostess Twinkies! Life.Is.Good.
Thanks for stopping by--have a fabulous week! 
xo xo

Things We Love {For Coffee Lovers} November 04 2014

Just like at most offices, coffee is a necessity here at Dav. That's why we are devoting this week's blog post to one of our true loves: coffee. 

 

Are you a fan of iced-coffee, but can't seem to make it like your favorite coffee shop? Don't worry, you're not alone. That's why Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System  is truly one of our favorite coffee brewing systems. And it's SO simple to use. After placing a tremendous amount of coffee grounds in the top container, which is stopped by a plug and a filter, pour water over and let the coffee and water sit overnight. 12 hours later, take out the plug and let the coffee concentrate drip into the bottom carafe. If refrigerated, the coffee is good for up to two weeks (though, being the coffee addicts we are, we usually finish a batch in about one week). Added bonus: the concentrate can be diluted (or not) to the individual's personal taste. Seriously, we cannot recommend this enough! 

 

 

Not sure what to do with your used coffee grounds? No compost or garden to place them in? Here's a recipe for a DIY coffee body scrub. Touted for its ability to fight cellulite, we say it's worth a shot.

 

Image found here

 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/4 cup white or brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. After you've washed your hair and body, massage the scrub on wet skin and rinse with warm water. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and caffeinated!

Ordering in a panic at the cafe? Fear not-this coffee guide has got you covered!  

 


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!