GIFT LIST: My Leather "Lust Haves" for Christmas!

Never have the iconic lyrics of Mariah Carey rung so true…but this year “All I want for Christmas” is leather and lots of it! Yes, this festive season I am truly lusting after leather in a serious way…
Why am I loco about leather I hear you ask? Because the days of throw away fashion are gone, I’m looking for investment pieces that are going to travel along with me in this journey called life…making me more comfortable, more prepared and ultimately much more stylish!
So, here’s hoping I’ve been a good girl this year as my letter to Santa reads something like this….

The Jacket

The must-have in every fashionista’s wardrobe, this versatile piece will accompany you from office to bar and back again! This season it has been updated with shearling for a luxury finish however I’ll be hoping for a classic biker with a twist! Chunky statement hardware and a modern silhouette teamed with the classic asymmetric fastening and tough belt detailing take this piece from being merely functional to the essential throw on over any outfit whatever the season!


The Trainers
No longer confined to the gym, the trainer has been having a major fashion moment and it looks set to stay! Choosing both comfort and style, women are ditching sky-scraping stilettos in favour of the clean lines and soft leather of the modern sneaker. Seen on the feet of fashion editors and influencers alike with styles designed from all the big fashion houses, trainers are the new black!
Already a convert, I am hoping to add to my collection this season with a new pair from, made in Portugal from genuine Italian calf leather these beauties combine comfort with style and with their subtle branding and premium gold detailing they will walk confidently into my wardrobe and team perfectly with a myriad of outfits for both work and play!



The Multi Purpose Pouch
Purse, pencil case, make up bag….the humble pouch seems to have it all! As a busy working mother the phrase “multi end use” has become one of my favourites, and with a gift so versatile this is surely a go to this Christmas! Easy to slip into your workbag or take out in the evening as a clutch bag, this pouch has you covered!
My favourites come in textured leather in classic shades of black and navy or this seasons must have tones of berry and red! Shiny gold hardware and the added personalised touch of monogramming add feminine features that I cannot resist!



The Diary

I don’t know about you but I’d be lost without my diary and the simple act of writing dates down a) makes me more likely to remember them and b) makes me instantly feel more popular! I’m also a sucker for a list and even better the feeling you get when you cross out a task with a highlighter pen…ahhhh pure bliss!!

So this little stunner from iconic British brand Smythson ticks every box for me, check out the “to do” list and the weekly view, I’m sold! Crafted in premium textured calf leather with gold gilt pages…mmm leather and gold….I’m nothing if not consistent!



The Bag
Now as you might have guessed, I have a bag that goes with every outfit! But do I have a bag that goes with my laptop…no! I have bags in which my laptop gets shoved into along with my phone, tablet, make up bag, umbrella, lip gloss and probably about 15 ballpoint pens!!
So, this Christmas I am looking for the ultimate gift…not only for myself but for the safety and wellbeing of those items that the rest of this list depend upon…those items that enable me to be the career woman I’ve always aspired to be and give me the freedom to travel and spend time with those I love most whilst doing it!! Until now I haven’t been able to find a bag to do this….yes there are plenty of laptop bags out there but do any of them meet my desire for functionality fused with style at an affordable price point? The simple answer is no!
That is until I discovered Code_Republic. Currently available in 4 contemporary styles these luxury laptop bags are made from premium leather with yes you guessed it high shine jewellery inspired rose gold detailing! I can’t decide which one to choose so maybe I’ll put all of them on my Christmas gift list this year….



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