I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m starting to fall down a rabbit hole about dressing traditions… and more specifically, on gloves. Aside from purchases made in the past year that were absolutely utilitarian (and cheap!) for keeping my hands warm, I hadn’t really thought about gloves in years. The last time I took interest in dressy gloves was when I was young… and when I say young, I mean the 3rd grade. And specifically, gloves that coordinated with my easter outfit– that matched my white patent shoes and my white woven hat. And with that, please note the only time in my life when having a hat, shoe, glove coordination (I’m sure there was a bag involved) was a ‘thing’ to me.
Back in California, it seemed like you couldn’t really head into any town and spin around a few times without smacking into a See’s Candies. This place… oh man. The standard white and black, the checkerboard around the “Open” sign, the smell when you walk in, the ladies in white nurse-y looking uniforms behind the counter offering you a little chocolate treats while you to plan out the day’s purchase… I could go on and on…
When we moved, amongst other things like, ahem, the lack of an ocean/in n out burgers/good mexican food, the serious absence of a nearby See’s Candies was befuddling. I kept thinking there was one tucked away in town somewhere that would pop up one day while we were driving around. But no. The fact is that the closest See’s Candies is 40 miles away from us. So on Friday, we took a little road trip, I made buddies with the lady behind the counter, and we walked away with a pound of Pecan buds, one bordeaux bar, and one of those Easter-only boxes of their delicious Rocky Road pressed into an egg shape.
Aside from being delicious (no really, I challenge you to find something in here you wouldn’t like), virtually all of the items See’s Candies sell are gluten free. As of today, other than their Candy Canes, Climber Canes, Puppet Candy Sticks, and Thanksgiving Chocolate Creams, if you are gluten or wheat intolerant, you are totally in the clear. Read more here.
From around the office… I’ve managed (with the help of the hub) to get the hats shot for the shop here and here but need to get the gloves next. I love finding these types of pieces… from back when ladies used to really put themselves together before they left the house. All of these finishing touches– the veiled hat, the gloves, the coordinating bag– remind me that there was a time when you took more care, or maybe just reminds me I manage to somehow (albeit not really) get progressively slobbier?