Monday, October 28, 2013

tender is the night.

photos are selfies

striped oxford: the lady & the sailor from arrow | tribal duster: h&m | oversized waist coat: zara | white corduroys: l'agence from arrow | booties: aldo | men's wool hat: duluth trading co. | earrings: borrowed from melly

so it turns out that consuming various types of alcohol (from wine to hot punch) is probably not a good idea before attempting to carve pumpkins. that's what happened last week and this sad attempt at a "glitter pumpkin" is the result. though, i don't know that choosing sobriety before carving would've helped the chances of this pumpkin looking any better than this.

for a great friend of mine - sending you strength, solace and love: 

nothing is ever really lost to us, as long as we remember it. <3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013



When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
 I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.        
Wendell Berry

Thursday, October 17, 2013

beauty routine.

and by routine, i really mean routine. once i find something that works, i stick with it. cue pussycat dolls #stickwithu. i know you all like my lyrical insertions.

these are my current go-to's and failsafes. you can read the full post here.


Monday, October 14, 2013

take me with you when you go.

photos are selfies

blouse: choies from june resale | skirt: arden b.(old/ancient) | clear bejeweled clutch: thrifted from rewind vintage | socks: anthropologie(old) | pumps: nicholas kirkwood | earrings: h&m

first off, just wanna give a shout-out to this pencil skirt that i bought almost a decade ago and fits me better today than it did then (as in, i can actually sit down without fear of busting the zipper open).

it's officially wedding season for me: i wore this ensemble to the first of four weddings i have to attend in the next couple months. turned out to be a great alternative to purchasing something new, because we all know i have neither the time to look or the funds for a new dress, much less four. for a prime reason why, consider: hoopty in the background. #youngbrokefabulous 

inspiration nation.

photos via aprilwiens, studdedhearts, lf blog, do re mila tumblr

me lately. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013


photos are selfies

cut-out blouse: trouve | tuxedo skinnies: jonathan saunders x target | hat: cotton on | kicks: nike | duffel: herschel supply co

i've been channeling my inner paris vogue editor a lot lately & put together another all-black-errthing ensemble. at work i paired it with tan booties & a skinny belt but switched it up with my old lavender nike's for a walk in the park with charlie. either way, #failsafe.

Monday, October 7, 2013

All Up In My Celfie Tee.

photos by my sisters pamala & sophear ek

tshirt: sincerelyjules | blouse w/peter pan collar: choies from june resale | skirt: urban outfitters | boots: diane von furstenberg | glasses: c/o see eyewear | duffel: herschel supply co.

someone cue pocahontas - i'm wearing all the colors of the wind and then some. 

do not try this at home: mixing prints to this degree. throughout the day i avoided looking down as much as possible because i got a little dizzy. i am...tres, tres ridiculous. 

Friday, October 4, 2013


photos by mina vang

silk blouse: zara | denim: 7 for all mankind (old) | pumps: zara | pleather cap: cotton on | duffel: herschel supply co. 

i'm too lazy to write anything today (we keep it #trill here on davee's secrets). however, i will say that these jeans are ancient but i still love 'em. they just keep on givin' and you know i like taking. jk.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

All Black, Everything.

photos are selfies

cashmere turtleneck: bebe | skirt: t x alexander wang | wedges: vera wang lavender | 5 panel hat: profound aesthetic

in relation to my wearing of two fashion labels with the last name 'wang', i originally wanted to title this post something along the lines of "wang on wang" "wang vs wang" or "black wangs" but i'm sure that would invite some unwanted visitors. on the other hand, it may have ended up getting the highest CTR (click thru rate) on any of my blogposts yet. needless to say, they would've been thoroughly disappointed to find nothing of that nature on here. :/ 

also, #dirtyhurrdontcurr. i'm a huge advocate of dry shampoo, currently using psssst! & i also really love lulu organics hair powder. what's your favorite?