Hi, ladies! I am finally getting back into the swing of things after my big trip and a week-long stomach flu. The older I get, the harder it seems to re-group after a trip or an illness. I am having technical difficulties with the platform that pushes out my blog posts, and no one can figure it out, so I apologize that you aren’t getting my posts on the exact day they go out. I’m working on it! Can you believe that it is almost Halloween and November? Where in the world did this year go?

Speaking of the trip we just took, we started in London, and of course, I had to do a little shopping. There was one brand I wanted to see in person because I get their catalogs:ME & EM. I’ve never seen their clothes in person, so this was the opportunity to do so since they are a British brand, and it was my one chance to shop. I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and well-made they are. The founder of ME & EM, Claire Hornby, believes that modern women shouldn’t have to choose between quality and cost. She says they refer to the brand as “intelligent style” because of the great deal of thought that goes into each piece. Each piece has to express her “three F’s,” which are flattering, functional, and wear-forever appeal. I genuinely felt that what I saw were things you could wear for a long time: classic (some with a twist) and quality pieces. Now, I am not going to say that they were all affordable. Some pieces were on the pricey side, but I wanted to come home with something that I would wear a lot, and that is the satin trim velvet blazer in this beautiful (what they call) pecan color. I am a sucker for a velvet blazer and know this is a classic style I will have for a while. I also loved this velvet blazer. Check out their website HERE.






I also purchased these Gucci loafers. These are from the collection celebrating 70 years of the horsebit loafer! Can you believe that this loafer has been around and worn that long? They still feel more relevant than ever! Anyway, I didn’t intend to purchase a pair of Gucci loafers, but when I saw that they were a special pair, I caved and bought them (plus, loafers are so big right now). I love the rhinestones on the bit! Hopefully, one of my granddaughters will wear this pair in fifty years; Gucci loafers are so comfortable!

The turtleneck I’m wearing is from Ulla Johnson and is super thin, making it perfect under a jacket. The leather-like pants are from Anthropologie! I just bought them in silver, too! I know the holidays are coming up, and people are stressed about spending money. Some of the things I show are more pricey, but I always try to offer similar pieces or less expensive pieces. I am just hoping to give you inspiration for different looks.

What are your plans for the weekend? It’s SMU homecoming, and I hope to hit the Boulevard for the tailgate, but it might be rainy. We will get together with some SMU friends for drinks tomorrow night. That’s about it for our weekend!

I hope you all have a wonderful and low-key weekend!

Stay well and Be safe! xx

Photos: Beckley & Co

VELVET BLAZER (similar, less expensive) // TURTLENECK // PANTS // LOAFERS (similar)// BAG (similar)

I’m wearing a 0 in the blazer, small in the turtleneck, and a 25 in the pants. The pants are a little large, and I should have purchased the 24.