Good Morning, ladies! How is everyone? I had THE roughest weekend ever (well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration because I’m still here!)! Also, I was fine on Friday, the day after my surgery. I have a high pain tolerance and didn’t need much pain medicine. I honestly felt like the surgery was a piece of cake until Saturday! Saturday came, and by noon, my head was in the toilet until Sunday night (such a lovely picture!). I thought that I had the stomach flu on top of the surgery. My doctor is pretty convinced it was the anesthesia and blowing my abdomen up with air that caused it. Whatever it was, it did not make for a fun weekend or make my incisions feel good. Today, I am much better and can’t wait for tomorrow to get the green light to move around again. I am not good at sitting! Today,  I’m talking shackets and loafers with one of my besties, Janet. I love this girl more than you know!  Please check out the article on Who What Wear that came out yesterday! We are so excited!


Shackets have been a staple since their debut last fall. Everyone was dressing cozy during the pandemic, and the shacket became a favorite. In my opinion, they are here to stay for a while. Shackets are versatile (depending on fabric and length) and are easy to layer, giving you lots of styling options. My shacket is from last fall, but I am still wearing it non-stop this season. Janet is wearing a longer version, and I think I need one! How cute is this one? Texas weather is unpredictable, so a shacket is usually the perfect weight for a chilly day.


The next trend to talk about is the loafer. I hadn’t bought a genuine loafer in years until recently. I fell in love with this fabulous pair from Chanel. It was the zipper trim that got me. I know these are expensive, but I saved up all of my Nordstrom notes for about fifteen months and got them for nearly half the price (do you look at Nordstrom or any other store’s rewards as free money? I have to remind myself that it’s not!). I’m glad the loafer is back because it gives me another option (instead of boots or sneakers) to wear in the fall and winter. I like a lug sole, but you have to be careful because they can trip you up. There are many great choices for loafers. I think Sarah Flint makes a classic loafer for those that want a pair to wear with pants and skirts; plus, they are so comfortable. The iconic Gucci loafer is always chic and will be a pair to keep for many years. Do you all have a loafer that you love, or are you thinking of buying a pair?

As I said above, my shacket is from last year, and I am wearing a cream ribbed turtleneck (similar one) that has been with me for a few years now. My jeans are from Madewell, and I am carrying my cozy Marc Jacobs shearling bag. I’ve picked out my ten favorite shackets and loafers below. I’ve also added my favorite hostess gifts at the bottom of this post.







And our prom picture!

Sitting at home is not so fun for me, but today I have a fun event on Zoom.

I am participating in a White Elephant party with Neiman Marcus! I did it last year, and it was so much fun; however, I got a great gift stolen from me! It doesn’t matter because every gift they have is fabulous! I haven’t done my hair or put on makeup since last Wednesday. Today is the day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Stay safe and well! xx

Photos: Beckley & Co