Friday Five

Hi friends. And happy Friday! I’m killing some time before I head over to our Friday night football game. I don’t know if it’s because my son and his friends are seniors, but being the mother of a football player on game day is torture. I literally worry from the moment I wake up until the game is over that they all come out in one piece. Ugh! But lucky for you, in my sleepless hours, I came up with five great things I wanted to share with you this week. Let’s go!

  • These clogs: I think the clog trend is really fun as we transition from summer to fall. Every brand and its brother has a version of this shoe, but I’m really liking this basic throwback from J.Crew. They look cute with jeans or a midi dress, super versatile and on trend. And, they come with a detachable strap for extra comfort and support if you prefer.

  • Fall nail color: This week I swapped out my bright coral-y red nails for something a little deeper and I love it. It’s OPI’s Chick Flick Cherry and it can read red or plum. If you need a little fall boost, this could do it.

  • Smith’s Men’s Store for Homecoming: If you have a son that’s going to homecoming in the next week or two, head on over to Smith’s Men’s Store, just off Market Square in Lake Forest to get him outfitted. They recently expanded their space to include closet staples our high school boys need–like khaki pants, white shirts, and navy blazers. The best part is that owners, Trey and Kip, have brought in lines at price points that make sense. The $200 Southern Tide blazer I picked up for my son is made with a wicking material in the back to help when those high school or college dances get a little sweaty. Additionally, Amy Proeh–one of Smith’s rockstar sales associates–knows how to fit our boys as she has one herself. Definitely worth a trip!

  • Antiques & Treasures in the Field: This weekend plays host to one of my favorite September happenings–Antiques & Treasures in the Field–benefitting the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. It is the best flea market around, some of the tents curated by North Shore’s most notable designers. Many of my favorite home accessories have come from this event. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday behind Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, this is a must-do this weekend.

  • GLASA Twilight Run, Walk, & Roll: I’m so sad to miss this event on Saturday (tomorrow, September 11, I’ll be at ND hopefully cheering on another one of my favorite football players), but Great Lake Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is hosting its Twilight Run, Walk & Roll in downtown Lake Forest. GLASA supports those with a physical or visual disability participate in sports. Just knowing how much sports mean to my children, I love that this local organization is leveling the playing field and making athletics available to those who want to be a part of them. If you’d like to participate, you can still register in person at Gorton from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The 5k run begins at 5:15 p.m. I have to say, though, that even better than running is cheering these people on. So if you have a few minutes, venture out and give these folks a holler.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Until next week, happy weekend! Go Scouts and go Irish!


Photo above by Jenn Marie Photography

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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