Our neighborhood boutiques - time to support them January 22 2017

Shopping online is a convenience and a choice we all enjoy. If we order a product online, it can literally land on our doorstep the same day in some cities. What a wonderful experience to help our busy lives!

But what are we losing in this age of convenience? We must consider that our local shops are suffering in a time of total online dominance. Trying on clothes and shoes while chatting with the store owner can be a wonderful experience and we should support our hometown shops! Small businesses are the backbone of our country and it is important for us all to visit our local boutiques to make sure they thrive in combination with online shopping.

däv is not available in all cities in retail stores and not all online retailers carry our entire collection, so we use our website to reach everyone. However, we still prefer our däv customers to visit their local retailers to purchase our products and try them on in person.

Here is a list of our wonderful retailers who carry däv - stop by and see them!


Let us remember the children of Aleppo and all in need this holiday season December 22 2016

It's the HOLIDAYS - yes, we love this time of year!

However, 2016 was a very rough year for many - especially the children of Aleppo. As we all gather around our tables and hug our loved ones, let us all remember those who are suffering - say a prayer, make a donation do whatever we can to let them know they are not forgotten.

Thank you to all of our customers, friends and vendors who supported däv this year! We are family-owned business and we appreciate all who love our brand, give us feedback and wear our products!!!

Peace and Love to you and yours,

Kerri and Dave / däv


Doctors without Borders



Giving thanks and setting goals November 23 2016

Yay, Thanksgiving!! We are starting our shopping and getting ready for family. It's a great time to reflect, decide our goals for next year and give thanks for how far we have come.

däv is a family-owned brand. My wife and I are a team, our employees are like family, and we put lots of heart and soul into every thing we do. We speak directly to our customers, listen to them, and go forward to create the very best footwear that looks and feels amazing.

As the world moves faster and gets smaller due to the internet, small businesses struggle to protect their designs. To combat this challenge, we change our collection twice a year and rarely keep the same design for more than one season. This makes it a little harder for other brands to be 'inspired' by us, as we are fast movers with innovation, constantly on the edge of 'what's now, what's next.'

Another benefit to changing the collection often, is we are able to improve our designs with each generation. We improve materials, comfort, quality and function, so each version of a style is better than before. Our brand is light years ahead from where we started in 2007, and we can't believe how far we have taken däv.

Our goals for the coming year are to expand our offering outside of weatherproof footwear, as our fans love our designs and construction for everyday wear. Another goal is to have more personal interaction with our customers, so often when you go to the chat feature on our website, you may very well get Kerri or I, who personally answer your questions - and may ask you a few questions and opinions as well. This is something we have truly enjoyed and it is our goal to continue for next year.

We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and we THANK YOU for your support of our brand däv and for family-owned businesses! We welcome your comments and thoughts here on our blog and also on Facebook!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dave, Kerri and the entire team at däv!



Fun Fall Fabulous August 15 2016

It's always our favorite time of year when you get that first cool breeze after a long, hot summer. The stores are filled cozy fall fashions. Summer fashion is never as exciting as Fall. Fall always dominates the senses. Rich wool, cozy fleece, layers and beautiful coats. Boots and more boots. Chic is never absent when you are wearing a beautiful pair of boots, a classic trench and a whimsical scarf or glasses. Classic can go to funky with a simple accessory change, when the background neutral. A bright scarf or a color pop in your boots can be a lot of fun, yet still look professional.

dav rain boots for color pop on neutral wardrobe


Game of Thrones Travel Guide June 16 2016

We are geeking out like everyone else about John Snow. There are some dreamy people and destinations featured on the show Game of Thrones, which leaves us all to wonder - what land would we be from?

Our group is sure we are from Dorn, although some of us think we would love to live under rule of Dani. At any rate, Travel and Leisure did this super cool article about the travel destinations featured in the show.

Enjoy and pack your bag...don't forget your däv boots!

Spring transitional wardrobe March 23 2016

Spring transitional wardrobe

We love Spring and all it brings. Green, green grass and flowers make dealing with sometimes blustery weather a good trade-off. But, dealing with unpredictable weather can be a pain - especially when you have to travel.

Our solution is a capsule wardrobe which features about 10 mix and match pieces that can be layered. Easy-to-pack cotton and Lycra mix fabrics in t-shirts and tunics combined with heavy tights and slim black pants are the way to go. Add a couple of really bright pop color items such as a scarf or trench coat brings this comfortable mix up-to-date. Of course, add your fav dav boots to keep your feet dry and your look polished - even in a downpour! 

Boutique Moschino trench available at Shop Bop. däv Sienna waterproof leather bootie available through däv and select retailers.


Winter weather travel UNIFORM - a uniform? yes! January 05 2016 1 Comment

The more I travel, the more I am trying to simplify what I pack. During the winter, my suitcase gets bigger and heavier -  and I still struggle with a cute outfit that will work as the weather changes throughout the day.

I have talked about a travel 'uniform' before. This concept is especially useful during the winter when extra heavy clothing is essential. The choices are classic, dress-up or dress-down and always in style.

Once you try the uniform approach, you will never go back to you giant over-filled suit case!

Use my list below and you will get by with one small carry-on for one week!

For a one week 


1 skinny dark jean

1 slim leg, black pants

1 long white cotton button up shirt

3 Long sleeve t-shirts, one each in black, white and gray

1 pair weatherproof booties

3 pairs of black above the knee socks

1 pair of dress heels in black or pop color

1 tank top for layering

1 LBD, little black dress - choose a heavy stretch fabric to avoid wrinkles


-makeup bag, etc

-one statement ring which matches statement scarf mentioned below

-one versatile necklace

WEAR THIS (on the travel days of your trip)

1 thick black tights/leggings

1 pair black above the knee socks

1 long, solid (rear-covering) sweater in black or charcoal

1 scarf in a statement print or POP color

1 long, heavy-lined weatherproof trench

1 pair tall weatherproof boots

1 pair black gloves

1 pair black sunglasses or in POP color 


Scroll down for our boot recommendations! xxoo kerri/co-foounder of dav








HOLIDAY CHEER December 03 2015

Time for a walk through the winter weather, decorate the house with a festive theme and cook something warm and inviting. These are all things that make the holidays special. We all celebrate differently and have different beliefs, but no one can deny that it is a great time to get together with family and friends. 'Let your hearts be light,' as the song says. May the holidays be filled with light, hope and peace. From our family to yours, happy holidays! Love, Dave and Kerri, co-founders of däv


FALL IS IN FULL FORCE October 02 2015

With the rain and storms that come with fall, why is it our fav season? It's finally cool, the fireplace is so cozy and of course PUMPKIN SPICE everything! People Magazine did this cool guide and we could not top it -- so here ya go!,,20945833_30384700,00.html

Fall is here - well almost August 07 2015

Every year, fall fashions roll out when it is still 100 degrees. Our minds are fixed on cooler days and also the return of school and fall festivities to come. dav has some amazing new styles for fall. Many have the option to roll up and fit neatly in your bag. As crazy weather hits our country, it is nice to have a pair of all weather boots tucked away in a bag for surprise showers. We live in California where it is dry -- but when it rains it pours! Mud slides and flash floods occur here in the Golden State. We are always grateful for our dav boots which are ready for whatever Mother Nature brings our way.

Below, our Weston boot, rolls up and stows away for travel or a storage in a bag. Pop the boot up and it is a gorgeous, fabric covered boot with a soft lining. I has a waterproof membrane sandwiched between the comfortable fabric layers. It is waterproof all the way to the knee.

dav summer vacay travels packing tips June 09 2015

Packing for trips can be a daunting task. You want to look great, so over packing suggests that you will have the right outfit for every situation, weather or occasion. But, lugging all that stuff around will make your trip a hassle! We travel the world for dav and we have learned how to pack right! Here are our tips with a few links to our fav things:

Chic Girl's Light-Pack Uniform Method:

1) white cotton t-shirt

2) black capri-length leggings

3) stylish, light weight weather resistant jacket in black or a pop color

4) black sneaker style ballet flats

5) statement sunglasses, statement ring (adds flair to the basic look)


Then add to mix or match:

1) faded boyfriend jean

2) white tank top

3) flashy statement heels

4) slim stretch black skirt

5) short weatherproof boot for rain

6) summer scarf

7) compact umbrella



1) underwear

2) toiletries (only the basics - keep it to a small bag)

3) one fab swimsuit and lightweight cover up

4) black flip flops

5) very light night gown


For a week-long trip, add 4 more light weight t-shirts - that's it.

This will fit in a small carry-on. You can focus on fun instead of trying to decide what you will wear! Plus you will look very chic and put together. Have fun!


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 1 Comment

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!