A Little Life Update and a Friday Five

Happy Friday! I don’t think my feet have touched the ground since Grace’s Notre Dame graduation last weekend. The weather was perfect. My sister thought of all of these little things to make it easy for my parents to navigate campus. And I don’t think our daughter Grace has ever looked more beautiful or seemed happier. We won’t forget last weekend any time soon. Oh…for anyone wondering, we gave Grace a Briggs & Riley suitcase for when she needs to check a bag (like when she leaves for Spain in September) and this necklace with this charm added from Kyle Cavan. Your gift suggestions were wonderful!

Nothing better than these five cheering for each other!

One graduated…four to go!

Although I’ve been a little quieter on my blog with all of the end-of-year fun we have going on, I do have a few favorites from the week that I’d like to share with you.

Graduation looks: It was so much fun to love everything I wore at graduation last week. This one-piece Paige jumpsuit was my absolute favorite, so comfortable–I will definitely be wearing it on repeat this summer. It runs true to size (I purchased a size 6.) I also felt so pulled together in this dress from CK Bradley. It fit perfectly. (I bought the medium. I ordered online from this darling store in Florida and they told me it fit tighter across the chest and better to size up.) I also saw last week that they released the same silhouette in this coral/pink color way that it is a stunner. There aren’t many sizes left, but you might want to grab one if yours is available.

Best flip flops: I was so happy that I had the presence of mind to throw my flip flops into my purse at the last minute before rolling out of town last week. When you’re not walking a college campus every day, you forget how spread out everything is. These are from Amazon and are just like the Tkees brand but a fraction of the cost. Love these for summer!

Great TV: I love when Grace comes home because she will sit and watch all of the crazy TV shows I want to watch when she is home. We’ve finished two great short series since she’s been home: The Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix and The Staircase starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette on HBO Max. You get hooked on both right away and you just want to keep watching until you know how it ends. This isn’t great family TV viewing–both stories are very dark, but they are very well done.

A fun summer pink lip tint: I’ve taken a little departure this week from my bright coral lipstick to try the lip and cheek stick from Jones Road Beauty in Bright Pink. If you’re more of a lip balm/lip gloss girl, this is for you! I like my lipstick, but this has been a fun change of pace.

Chambray top with a ruffle: I have been crossing my fingers that J. Crew would reissue the white blouse I lived in last summer. No luck on that front yet, but I did find this chambray one that is just adorable. Paired with my new favorite jeans also from J. Crew and you have a great go-to casual look for these cool days leading up to summer. The best part is that J.Crew is running a big sale this weekend where everything is 30%-50% off by entering the code SUMMER at checkout.

New favorite salad: As a bonus since I’ve not been very helpful to you this last week, here’s one more favorite thing. The salad chain Sweetgreen recently opened in Deerfield and their Shroomami salad is delicious! You can customize it any way you want (I eliminate the raw beets), but everything else is just perfect as it is.

Okay…that’s all I have for today. Thanks for being patient with me as I get my kiddos graduated this month. My house is completely upside down, but my heart is full having them all home.

Have a great weekend!


Photo of me by Jenn Marie Creative & Co.

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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