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!
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!
FALL in love September 04 2014
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!
- 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
- Combine coconut milk, coffee and raw sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until well combined - about 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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
-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
1 large container of low fat sour cream, avocados, shredded cheese, green onions, tortilla chips
Get out a large pot and a sauté pan. Saute the turkey meat, drain it and set it aside.
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.)
Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn to low and let cook for 2 to 4 hours.
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.
Gift Guide II December 16 2012 2 Comments
The girl has it all... INCLUDING dav boots! So what should you get her?? Here is a few ideas! Surprise her with these special gifts we love!
For the Conversationalist:
A big trend this season is the conversation sweater! Give her a gift that makes a statement.
What girl doesn't love perfect hair?! Give her the gift of perfect locks with The Dry Bar gift card! The Dry Bar specializes in primping hair with out the fuss of cuts and hair dying. They wash, dry and style -- that's it!
A classic and beautiful mug with her initial is always a hit! Check Anthropologie for a collection of beautiful monogrammed mugs to hold her favorite hot drink!
Coffee Lover Coffee Lover on-the-go
Give her the gift of coffee with Tonx! LA-based Tonx sources the best coffee beans in the world, roasts them and then ships them straight to your doorstep! $24-38 for four weeks!
Does she love coffee but she's always on-the-go? Get her, her favorite coffee drink with a Starbucks gift card that she can enjoy day after day and remember who gave her a little pick-me-up :).
Give her a scarf! You know it'll fit and it'll keep her warm and fashionable when she needs it!
A Fashion - DO! December 12 2012
For him, her and puppy too! What's not to love?!
A Gift Guide for HER... December 03 2012
Don't know what to get "her" for Christmas this year? dav has made it easy for you! Tell us her style and we will tell you what rain boot was made for her! Grab a pair for mom, your sister, aunt, wife, girlfriend, niece... all the girls in your life will love a pair!
däv donates 4000 pairs to victims of Hurricane Sandy November 30 2012
'Tis the season of giving and we are really in the spirit!
We just delivered 4000 pairs of boots and shoes to Soles4Souls to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Soles4Souls is one of our favorite charities because they specialize in getting footwear to people in need all over the world. This is the third large donation däv has made to Soles4Souls, with the last donation being 3000 pairs going to victims of the Tsunami in Japan. You can go to their website for more information: http://www.soles4souls.org/
Weekend Outfit November 09 2012
CAPES... Not Just for Superheroes! November 03 2012
We are loving this look that hit the runway and is now hitting the streets this season! Capes are perfect with stilettos, riding boots or high-heeled boots! This is an addition to your winter wardrobe that can go from day to night and you will get plenty of use out of it. What do you think? Would you wear this trend? Look at how to style it here!
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