Folgers in Your Cup…

We all know that I love a good cup of coffee. Naturally, when a special something arrived at my door… I couldn’t be more excited! As soon as I opened the box, I could smell fresh coffee and the memories started flooding in. I use to always wake up to the smell of fresh coffee as a child. The smell always reminds me of home and might be one of the best scents in the world. Preppy Guide to Life The only thing better than coffee is … easy-to-make coffee! Folgers has created just that. I love the “perfect measures” little coin shaped coffee grounds. This makes making coffee a breeze anytime of the day. Perfection! #FolgersIndy

A big thank you to Folgers for partnering on this post!

xoxoxo – Preppy Girl

PGTL Book Club!

We are so excited for another fabulous month of reading! This book was a fun read for me and really brought me back to teens. One of my favorite jewelry designers, Jennifer Meyer, suggested this little gem on her Instagram account. I love looking to other designers, bloggers and friends for great book suggestions.

Preppy Guide to Life A Tale of Tow Besties

The PGTL Book Club will feature a new book once a month. Happy reading!

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Halloween Night!

My husband and I, for some reason unknown to us, have never hosted a Halloween gathering in our home. This year, we decided to have some college friends over Halloween night! Naturally, we had the most fun with the decorations. This was such a great way to get a little creative…Preppy Guide to Life Halloween Preppy Guide to Life Halloween Preppy Guide to Life Halloween Preppy Guide to Life Halloween Preppy Guide to Life Halloween

Blood Cocktails:

  • Champaign
  • Quince & Apple Tart Cherry Grenadine
  • Gummy Eye Ball Candy

Broom Stick Snacks:

  • Pretzels
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Chives

xoxoxo – Preppy Girl

Pumpkin Leaves

Halloween is our favorite holiday of the year! We think it has a little something to do with it falling during our favorite season. After we snapped a few of these photos, we headed to Connor Prairie for our traditional Halloween visit, with my parents. I’v been going since I was little and Halloween just isn’t the same with out it! Preppy Guide to Life Fall 2015Preppy Guide to Life Madison Hromadka Preppy Guide to Life Sam Edelman Preppy Guide to Life Madison and Tyler Hromadka

My Outfit:

Brooks Brothers sweater:

Blank Denim from blue bar: 736 Hanover Place, Carmel.

xoxoxo – Preppy Girl and Hubby

Truen Jaimes Guide to Indy!

We are so excited to introduce our newest series “Guide to Indy.” We will be chatting with local artists, writers, bloggers and artisans about some of their favorite places in Indy! We had to start with the one and only Truen Jaimes, the man behind House of 5th brand. Leather goods are his specialty and bringing innovative design to his products, is his passion. This is Truen Jaimes Guide to Indy!Preppy Guide to Life Truen Jaimes Guide to Indy Interview

1.What part of Indy do you live in? Near East side of downtown.

2. What is our cities “hidden gem”?  Our arts & design community. It has been growing for years & I’m happy to start seeing so many of them get recognition on a national level.

3. What is your favorite restaurant?  It changes seasonally, but I’m currently obsessed with Tinker Street. It is a tiny spot downtown with a Manhattan vibe.

4. Where is your favorite place to take an out-of-town guest?  I love brunch, but rarely take the time to go. When friends are in town I like to take them to Cafe Patachou & shop at local boutiques.

5. Where is the best place to grab a cocktail? I love the views, art & vibes at Plat 99 inside the Alexander Hotel, but if I’m going for flavor I’m most likely to swing by Tini’s on Mass Ave. to get a gummy bear martini.

6. Where is a great place to pick up a unique gift?  I love shopping local so when I’m short on time I run by my sister’s boutique, Little Green Bean Boutique, a kids shop, but she has a lot of locally made gift items too. If I have a little time to drive & browse I like Haus Love. I also like gifting the local packs from Just Pop In popcorn.

7. Where can you get the best cup of coffee? I spent a lot of my childhood in England or the south so I’m totally a tea guy. However, I recently fell for something I think is called the alchemist at Quills.

8. What is your favorite part about living in Indy?  The community & growth. I’ve seen so much growth at every corner for years.

9. Who is your favorite Indy based artist, designer, writer, or blogger?  I’m a big fan of architectural features in a home/building & love Christopher Stuart’s work from Luur Design.

10. What would you like to see next for our city? I think we’re making strides, but I’d love to see more of the big commercial dollars get spent on innovative & original new businesses. The kind of new businesses that give Indy even stronger identity. I think we have a tendency to see a froyo or micro beer trend & then saturate the market with mirrored businesses. I’ve already started seeing the froyo craze die down & places go out of business…an empty space is rarely good for the entire community. 

Website:  / Instagram: @houseof5th / Twitter: @houseof5th

We hope this inspires you to try new experiences in our little slice of the mid west! xoxoxo – Preppy Girl and Truen Jaimes

PGTL Book Club!

PGTL Book Club is back in action! This gem was a gift from a great friend. She brought this book home from her all time favorite book store. I hope everyone enjoys the book as much as I did. Remember ladies…. always pack a party dress!Preppy Guide to Life Book Club

The PGTL Book Club will feature a new book once a month. Happy reading!

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Worth the Wait!

Winter is upon us and its that time of year again. It’s all about patterns, this season, from Worth New York! Every season gets better and better …. so harder and harder to pick my favorite pieces. I noticed a slight western tone to the entire collection. This theme showed through in the colors, patterns, materials and the overall look to each garment. Preppy Guide to Life Worth New York The pant… my “must have” piece from the collection. These amazing pants had to come home with me! Too adorable to pass up. I can’t wait to pair them with a camel cable knit sweater or a great button down blouse. Preppy Guide to Life Worth New YorkPreppy Guide to Life Worth New York Preppy Guide to Life Worth New York Thank you to Julie Davis and Stephen Taylor at Worth New York for partnering on this post. Please contact them for your next appointment or to hear more information about becoming part of the Worth New York team.

Julie Davis:

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xoxoxo – Preppy Girl


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