Pack Your Bags- We've MOVED in 2017!


Hey, boos! I haven't written in this space in months because we've MOVED! I'm so happy to finally invest in  new website so I can offer you higher quality content.


 DBV- is the hub to get economically and conscious fashion trends and wellness inspiration on a weekly basis. Come join in on the all the fun, here! See you there

Hello, Again!


Normally, I'd save the long story about why I haven't blogged in what feels like lightyears. But an explanation is necessary. I dislike just diving back into some fashion and spiritual inspiration posts. 


 These are a few of my graduation pictures, hence the dress that is far out of my androgynous comfort zone. For those of you who don't know, I've officially graduated from Seattle Pacific University. For some reason, I still believe I'll be going back to school in late September. I guess it won't feel real until they mail me my diploma.




Dress: AllSaints | Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Also, I'm in the process of job hunting and deciding where I want to live. A lot of the advice I received is to "go wherever the job is" or "take the job that pays you more, you won't regret it." Although it's good advice, my environment can really affect my mood. I'm trying to stay on the West Coast but I'm hoping to move to a different environment. 


It feels like I've been pushed into adulthood. It's true what they say about stop wanting to rush to grow up. Now, I'm more intentional about being present and creating lasting memories with genuine individuals. I'm proud that I don't allow nearly the same things to get me down. I can't believe I made it to this point in my life. I truly couldn't do this without God.

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xoxo, Debby

Denim Overload




 




If you follow me on instagram you're probably sick of this outfit but I love it! This has definitely been my Spring uniform. It's perfect for this season because it's light weight but can still keep you warm on chilly days. 


What have you been wearing this spring?


xoxo, Debby

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New Series: #WigWednesdays

More into fashion? Watch my haul, lookbooks, and styling videos below:







You're probably scratching your head and wondering, "You changed your hair...again!" Well, you're correct. I've been protecting my curls through little to no manipulation by wearing wigs. I simply cornrow or flat twist my hair underneath and throw a wig on in the morning. Before you freakout, let me answer some questions you may be wondering:

1. "Are you ashamed of your natural hair?"
No, not at all. I love my natural hair and would never want to damage my curls by straightening them. I am wearing a protective style (the wig) so I will not damage my curl pattern but to switch up my style.

2. "Why not get a wig your hair texture?"
I currently have 3 curly wigs already and will place an order to buy more, however, I wanted to see what I would look like with straight hair. Personally, straight hair is fun but curly is more my style. 

3. "Are you trying to be white?"
 If you've followed me for a while, you know I like to change my look often. No identity crisis but I'm simply having fun. Also, I'm honestly lazy with doing my hair as my schedule has not allowed me to spend as much time with it as I need.

If you seen any of my natural hair videos then you know what I'm talking about. My wash day is roughly about 3-4.5 hours, excluding deep conditioning overnight. Yes, it takes quite a long time but this allows me not to do my hair for about 2-3 days until mid-week wash routine. Wednesdays wash routine does not include deep conditioning.

This has given me the flexibility to wash my hair every other week! However, when you wash and manipulate (play in your hair constantly) you are causing unnecessary knots and tangles, which causes shedding; on top of stripping your hair of it's natural oils that moisturizes your hair.


Now that those questions are answered, I'm excited to this new blog series: #WigWednesdays. I'll be showing you some new wigs that I am trying out, how to style them, and some overall thoughts on them. So, first up is the Sensationnel Stocking Cap Quality Custom Lace Wig - YAKI 30. If you'd like to read a proper review leave a comment down below.


Not into wigs? Watch my natural hair playlist below:




What's your favorite hair style for spring?

xoxo, Debby

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A Seattle Brunch: Eve in Fremont




I was roaming around Fremont and saw this beautiful new restaurant. I slowed down and walked passed the window entranced by the black, white, and green theme that they had going on. If you live in Seattle and venture through local business, you would know what I mean when I say it's has that darling "Seattle charm."





I couldn't stop staring at this mirror and would love to DIY this for my apartment


A little iPhone snippet.




Lola ordered Bacon and Egg Tartine with a Ginger Ale






I ordered potatoes, sausage, and eggs sunny side up. I had to try one of their pressed juices. They were out of green so I got the carrot-orange drink. Side-note: those may have been the best potatoes I've ever tasted in my life. 




 Reagan, our waitress, told us that the majority of their decoration has come from local vintage stores. Eve supports local farmers by buying from the Ballard and Fremont markets.



 The hanging lights add so much dimension throughout the space. I was seriously in awe. 


Eve definitely has a thing for glass, gold, and green. 


 Our receipts came in these vintage books.


Meet the beautiful Lola and check out her Instagram


A brief overview of Eve in Fremont: Seattle, WA. 

Food
When I first got my plate, I was worried that I would have to send it back to the chief. I silently spent a minute observing what those brown, cracked lungs were. Well, those "fingerling" potatoes have made this picky eater excited to try new things. After the first bite, I cut each one in fourths to savior it. Also, the eggs and sausages did not disappoint. To be honest, I thought it would taste like Denny's eggs but you can tell they use fresh produce from the market. 

I even snagged a bite of Lola's Tartine: mainly the salad portion and I surprised myself that I went back for another fork filled and she gave me the "I-know-we're-in-public-so-I-won't-yell-but-stop-eating-my-food" glare. I then sacrificed my precious fingerling for one more taste. It was worth it.

Drink
If you know me, green juice is my jam. When I'm home in Los Angeles, I will pack my $200 (which is now broken, thanks Dad) blender with two full handfuls of spinach, one cucumber, half a stalk of celery, one apple, and about ten grapes. That's just one of my favorite recipes.

So, you can imagine my reaction when they told me they were out of green juice. I mean, did they expect me to be that adventurous trying a new flavor without the security of my already pushed comfort zone of drinking my veggies? Well, I did and that orange pressed juice beat my expectations. I loved it. If you're looking for a juice more on the sweeter side, try that one!

Experience
Even though they were confused why I kept pulling out my Canon DSLR, the host and our waitress held smiles on their faces as they efficiently brought out drinks, food, and check served us. Reagan even brought us a poem that inspired the owners, Debra Russel and Jill Buchanan to make their dreams a reality. I'm thoroughly impressed with this stylish and wholesome establishment. I highly recommend going, in fact, invite me if you decide to go so I can try the entire menu.



What are your favorite places to brunch?

xoxo, Debby



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