Dear Santa... Riding Tights, Save, Spend or Splurge?

What's not to love, riding tights are stylish, feminine and figure hugging with technical fabrics designed to contour and lift. I have chosen my favourite three and whether you save, spend or splurge on a pair they're each a fantastic addition to any equestrian wardrobe...

Those that follow Gee Gee and Me will know I love Derby House rugs and I haven't bought anything else for Oscar since I discovered them. So I was really excited to get my hands on something for me to wear. 
The Pro Gel Riding Tights are thicker than your average riding tights, with a flattering seem down the front and a full gel grip seat for security. They're super stretchy and allow plenty of movement whether riding, mucking out or rushing around the supermarket. They look incredibly smart and pass the see-through test with flying colours. They are true to size and feature in an adorable 'mini me' collection too.
The practical features haven't been forgotten either, with belt loops and a flattering mid-rise waistband finished with the signature Derby House embossed Pegasus pendant. A steal at £ which colour to get?

The LeMieux brand just gets better and better and I have enjoyed every minute putting their Pull On Breeches to the test. The design is ultra modern and available in vivid colours; of navy, blackcurrant and grey. The contrasting black waistband, generous side pocket and My LeMieux logo all stand out. 
They are fleece lined and beautifully soft making them incredibly comfortable to wear and perfect for the winter months - with LeMieux working on a summer weight option ready for the change in season, as always one step ahead.
They're flexible, breathable and don't wiggle down as I rush around the yard doing chores. With a full silicone seat for security and a fit that is true to size, they really feel like a quality pair of breeches rather than 'just' tights. Worth the spend at £49.96.

I see Holland Cooper and I think of Cheltenham, tailored tweed and luxury. I don't think of being of at the yard...smelling dubiously of horse wee after mucking out. This is why I love Jade Holland-Coopers latest release; the Equi-Legging, because it brings a little bit of luxury to the dark, cold and very often wet early mornings.
Branded with Holland Cooper on the outside of the right leg, they have monogrammed silicone knee grips reading HC on the inside, a gold foiled logo on the back and a silver disc at the waistband. They are high waisted, glossy and super slim, although not necessarily true to size and I could have ordered a size down - makes me love them even more! 
The Equi-Leggings are pure luxury and would make the perfect present (even to yourself...), whether purchased from a Holland Cooper shop or online, they'll arrive beautifully wrapped in HC tissue and feel very special to unwrap. Available in black, ink navy, charcoal and mulberry a splurge at £69.00.

Whether you're adding a pair to your Dear Santa wishlist or treating yourself to a January pick-me-up, you won't go wrong with any of these three and I am very lucky to have them in my wardrobe.

Little Arnold and I - pictured wearing the LeMieux Pull On Breeches.

Happy Christmas
Much love from Jessica
Gee Gee and Me.


Dear Santa... Hicks and Brown Felt Wool Fedora

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I am a hat girl, I love them and during the winter months I am seldom seen without a bobble hat to keep cosy and warm, a cap to hide my dreadful riding hat hair or a beautiful Hicks and Brown Fedora when best dressed.

I purchased my first in April '17 ready for a wet day at Aintree Racecourse on The Grand National Thursday, saving my dress and fancy fascinator for Friday's Ladies Day! The weather was true to the forecast and unkind, my Hicks and Brown Fedora kept the rain away from my face, my hair reasonably in place and coped well against the elements, drying out as good as new. Proof the felt wool hats are water resistant. Since then my collection has grown and a Hicks and Brown Fedora would be an asset to any country chic wardrobe.

                   - the Classic Feather
                  - the Gamebird Feather
                  - the Guinea and Pheasant Feather
                  - the Burnt Orange Feather
                  - the Hen Feather - endless colour options, all gorgeous
                  - the Bronze Feather
                  - the Ostrich and Peacock Feather
                  - and my favourite, the Pheasant Feather Wrap

                  - Olive Green
                  - Dark Brown
                  - Maroon
                  - Camel
                  - Navy
                  - Grey
                  - Black

                 - £89-95 
                 - Next day shipping available
                 - Free shipping on orders over £100

- Hicks and Brown provide an excellent size guide on their website - in cm's - click on a hat and look to the right.
- I have purchased all of my Fedora's online, using the guide successfully. If you're buying as a surprise gift, sneak a look in your loved ones riding hat. I wear a 56cm riding hat and a size small Fedora fits perfectly. Don't go up a size, as you want it to be secure in all weathers! No one wants to chase a Fedora on a windy day...

No two Hicks and Brown Fedora's will be the same, the feathers vary in colour and size making your hat truly unique. A fantastic Christmas present for the equestrian in your life and the perfect season for wearing it...

Gee Gee and Me


Dear Santa... CiCi by Celeris

Since the launch of CiCi by Celeris, luxury luggage is no longer exclusive to the frequent flyers and first class jet setters. The range of elegant, yet functional equestrian Hat and Boot Bags complement their beautiful boots perfectly.

For my birthday in July I was lucky enough to receive a Hat Bag in the classic colour of Military Green. Handmade in Portugal alongside their bespoke boots, it feels very special and I couldn't wait to place the "posh riding hat" I featured in June on Gee Gee and Me safely inside it.

The Hat Bag is well padded, with CiCi and the Celeris horse embroidered in luxe gold thread to the front. An inside pocket is the perfect place to keep a mirror for those final pre-competition checks - straight stock and hairnet well hidden, tick, tick. My gloves have often been found tucked in there too. Finished with a superior gold zip and a short strap for ease of carrying, it is total perfection - priced £20/£35.

Now onto the luxury Boot Bags, these are equal quality to the Hat Bags and the perfect home for your beautiful, made to measure boots by Celeris. With my growing collection of bespoke boots, I think its about time I invested in one. They're available in 10 stylish colours and would make the perfect present this Christmas- priced £65.

Happy shopping...

Gee Gee and Me


Dear Santa Series - 2018

The feature you've all been waiting for, my 2018 Dear Santa Series. Full of fabulous gift ideas we would all love to wake up to on Christmas morning. Making Gee Gee and Me a great place to send parents and partners alike looking for inspiration for the special equestrian in their life...

Last years Dear Santa Series went down a storm and as a little reminder, I've posted the links to the products I featured below. The Hauke Schmidt Arabella Riding Gloves stole the show and I love that so many of your now ride in these. I am proud to say mine are still fabulous 16 months on.

I have prepared three gorgeous posts that will feature on Gee Gee and Me throughout December...happy shopping!

Gee Gee and Me