Now I’m Obsessed with Jenni Kayne

Tick off another mark on the List of Inevitability: Now I am obsessed with Jenni Kayne.

If you’re not familiar, Jenni Kayne is a high-end lifestyle brand that epitomizes effortless, natural California style.

From home goods to clothing to accessories, everything is Just So.

Just So Chic.

Just So Perfect.

Just So Simple.

Just So Stylish.

And Just So Expensive.

Cost was a factor that kept me away from Jenni Kayne until now. While I loved the curated offerings, even I could not justify a t-shirt for $125 (although I really, really like it).

And then things changed, like they often do.

For one, I received this amazing gift – really the most spectacular gift from the most spectacular person, and I will never discuss it here – that had so many beautiful Jenni Kayne items, including a bag, a pair of shearling slippers, a candle, and a fancy match striker among other luxuries.

I was so enamored of This Gift, which was Just So tasteful and lovely, and essentially I wanted to move into Jenni Kayne Headquarters and live out the rest of my days there.

Also, speaking of end of days, I have been vacillating between Why Bother and YOLO modes recently, and YOLO won out when it came to Jenni Kayne.

As I type, I am happily awaiting the arrival of my first real Jenni Kayne order, complete with moccasins, sandals and an oversized cashmere sweater.

I still have my eye on a lot more, and Dreaming of a Montecito Lifestyle a la Jenni is rapidly becoming a full-time occupation.

Jenni Kayne Seasonal Gift Box

I am so, so not in the market for this, but this Jenni Kayne holiday gift box feels thoughtfully curated and luxurious:

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Here’s a closer look at what’s inside:

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The box includes (description and images are screen shots from the eponymous website):

  • Over-the-Knee Socks
  • Santa Maria Novella Relax Candle
  • Sylvain Le Hen Barrette
  • Farmhouse Pottery Milk Bottle Match Striker
  • Stacy Nolan Rose Gold Earrings
  • Grown Alchemist Hand Cream
  • Small Jewelry Catch-all Dish

Ok, you know you’ve got everything when you own a match striker.

As I mentioned above, this feels quite tasteful to me. While I would never spend $295 for this (and if you are a friend or family member hoping to surprise me, please pass on this!), I love the look and feel of the box – which somehow manages to be rustic and cleanly modern at the same time – enough to try and perform my own (similar) curation but for significantly less expense.

 

 

 

 

 

Are Mules Work Appropriate?

Are mules work appropriate?

I really like the look of these shoes, but I just can’t reconcile wearing them to work.

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(Find them here, here, and here, respectively).

They would look ridiculous with socks, so bare heel seems the only way to go. And while I occasionally have worn dressy sandals or slingbacks to work, I can’t recall ever having the backside of my foot completely exposed.

It seemed like a moot point since the weather is changing, but suddenly these winter-ish mules are everywhere:

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They come in several versions, too.

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What do you think? Yay or nay for work?