January Loves

Since January 1, I’ve had a personal shopping embargo. With this in place, I didn’t think it was right to share things for you to shop for when I was trying to be good. But, since the end of my “no shop” January is just a few days away, I thought it was finally safe to share the things I’ve owned and loved this month.

Spanx hoodie: This top is from the Spanx Air Essentials collection and it is the best hoodie I have ever owned. I wear this with the Air Essentials wide-legged pants (currently sold out, fingers crossed they bring them back, but if you google you might find an available pair elsewhere) and it’s my favorite work-from-outfit of all time. It’s unbelievably comfy but still polished enough to run errands and look cute. I wear a medium in both.

Woven tote: Truth be told, I returned a few Christmas gifts to buy this tote! I’ve had my eye on it for two years! I love this all-season bag from Dragon Diffusion. It even has a little St. Christopher (the patron saint of travel) medal woven inside.

Biossance Overnight Rescue Cream: This is just what the doctor ordered for my dry skin this winter.

Cryo-Flash Mask: This has been such a “cool” item to add to my routine. I really feel like my face looks tighter and smoother after using it.

Running/walking shoes: Hokas are my favorite shoes for running, treadmill workouts, or walking. I always order a half size up for my running shoes.

Big Bites cookbook: Do you follow Kat Can Cook? She is one of my favorite social media accounts. She’s a fabulous, no-nonsense mom and chef and she just came out with her first cookbook that’s just as amazing as she is.

Volume mascara: My friend Colleen gifted me my first mascara from Thrive and I have never looked back. I love the wand on this mascara!

Short puffer jacket: I picked this up on sale after Christmas and it’s so warm! I wear a 6.

Fuzzy mittens: These are just perfect for cold-weather walks.

Long puffer: I found this long puffer jacket at the Gap for really cold walks outside and it has done it’s job keeping me warm. It’s 40% off at checkout! I wear a medium.

LL Bean boots: Just a classic and hard to be beat! These run true-to-size.

Leggings: Lululemon align leggings forever! I wear an 8.

Ugg-inspired clogs: If you need a shoe to get you to and from workouts, these Ugg-inspired clogs are hard to beat. I would size up.

Planner: I’m keeping my planning pages “lighter” in 2024 and this Sugar Paper Planner from Target has been great.

As you come out of your shopping hibernation, I hope these things I’ve been loving give you a little inspiration.


Disclaimer: If you purchase an item through a link in this post, I do make a small commission–almost as if I were your personal shopper. I only share what I love and I promise to let you know if I’m specifically working with a brand to help promote their products.

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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