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:


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


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:


They come in several versions, too.

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What do you think? Yay or nay for work?