Editor's Picks: Shop the Items This Editor Has Wishlisted for Christmas
I have a confession to make: I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas. While I adore gifting, ham and afternoon naps, battling the weekend crowds at my local Westfield is not exactly my idea of festive.
To alleviate my frustrations, I've devised a system that makes Christmas shopping enjoyable. I start by collating links to gift ideas in the body of an email, sorted by person. I then work through the curated list without ever setting foot in a physical store. Happy recipients, even happier Jade.
Possibly the best part of this process is that I end up with an extensive list of things I'd like for myself—which I promptly forward to my fiancé to make his life easy (and my gifts awesome). Scroll to shop the items I'm asking for this year!
Simon Miller Bonsai Mini Nubuck Tote ($532)
File this under: an impractical purchase that I can't help but need. Dubbed "the smallest It-bag ever", it's fit to carry little more than cards and keys, but my goodness it looks chic doing it. The oxblood colour is a fresh departure from basic black and will still go with everything I own.
MR by Man Repeller The Morning After Embossed Velvet Flats ($348)
Leandra Medine is one of my favourite people on the internet—I'm picking up whatever she's putting down. While my style is vastly different from the way the Man Repeller founder dresses herself, I sometimes find myself wishing I was a little more adventurous, a little more like Medine. These velvet flats are a welcome step in that direction—the ballerina detailing is modern and on-trend, yet the vibrant red hue is throwing serious Dorothy vibes.
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