Friday Favorites: The Saturday Edition

Welcome, friends, to another Saturday edition of my Friday Favorites. My recent round of college visits has kicked my booty…but I am finally getting caught up on all things blog!

Hometown Coffee App: Have you had a chance to visit Lake Forest’s newest eatery Hometown? I am so happy that they’ve come to Lake Forest. The food is great, the staff is awesome, and their restaurant is makes breakfast/coffee/lunch dates so much fun. And if you’re on the run, they have an app that even makes the “to-go” process so much easier. If it’s not downloaded on your phone, it should be. You can download their app from their website or the app store.

Favorite woven accessories: I love me some woven accessories and the ones shown above are some of my favorites! This belt is great on a flowy dress, these shoes are great with everything, and this bag can be worn on repeat all summer long!

Personalizing accessories at J. McLaughlin: J. McLaughlin is bringing back a holiday favorite–offering free personalization to any handbag or accessory you buy from them. Fan favorite Laura Lance will be in the Lake Forest store this Thursday and Friday and in Winnetka next Thursday and Friday to make your purchase extra special. If you would like a certain bag, you can purchase it ahead of time and have the store set it aside for Laura to paint. This bag, this bag, and this bag would look great with a monogram. And I just love this bag, period.

Mother denim: I have been having a definite denim crisis of late. I’m trying to find the happy middle between my skinny jeans and the new wideleg trend. I visited Lillie Alexander last week and the sweet ladies there helped me find a couple of pairs that made me feel better about wearing jeans again. My favorite pair is from Mother. They were an investment, but I know my cost-per-wear is going to make these very affordable. And I just don’t think you can go wrong investing in a great pair of jeans that you will wear all of the time and feel good doing so!

Cute PJs for Mother’s Day: You know I’m a pajama girl and these are the cutest!

Fun new eyeshadow: I continue to be glued to Bethenny Frankel’s makeup reviews and she completely sold me on these new eyeshadow pencil duos from Bobbi Brown. They make eye makeup dummy-proof.

Full Swing: If you like golf even a little, you will LOVE the Netflix documentary called Full Swing. I love this inside look at the world of golf and a glimpse into the lives of the golfers at the top of the PGA tour. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I have cried with every episode. They have managed to pull at my heartstrings with every single story they’ve told. So good!

Pop of color: I’m so over my black and navy wardrobe and am just dying to get my spring and summer colors back in rotation. I have this bag in Kelly green and love how they remade it in this gorgeous canary yellow. So pretty for you or a Mother’s Day gift for the special lady in your life.


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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