NEWS

A Walk on the Wild Side

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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!!!

 

 


Chilly Day Chili

 

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.