Just Pop In!

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If you live in Indy, then you had to have had popcorn from Just Pop In! The amazing popcorn company is locally owned by two of the most generous ladies in the city. The duo kindly created my very own Preppy Guide to Life label for my favorite popcorn, Indy Style. This custom label is truly an honor to have! Cant you tell I’m excited? I always shop at their Broad Ripple location. Nothing like grabbing a Starbucks and a minnie bag of popcorn. Happy snaking!

Just Pop In: 6302 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis. (317)- 257-9338

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Welcome 2017!

Wishing all our readers a very happy 2017!  Our goal continues to focus on bringing you my take on preppy fashion along with local fashion news and events. We are so excited to showcase more local designers, shops and artist throughout the year. 2017 would not be right without a little bit of baby fashion to hit the blog. I can’t wait to share some of my favorite outfits, toys and gear that Vienna enjoys. Cheers to another fabulous year ahead! xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

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Baking for the Holiday

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas my mom and I make pie crust! We have been using the same receipt my entire life. The receipt is from a cookbook my mom received as a gift from my grandparents thirty years ago. Every year I look forward to making pies and pie crust for the holidays. My mom and I love making just the pie crust and then putting jams and jellies on them with coffee or tea. It makes for the perfect holiday breakfast treat or an evening snack by the tree!

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Pie Crust Receipt: 8 or 9 inch one crust pie

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon of shortening or 1/3 cup lard

1 cup of all-purpose flower

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 to 3 tablespoons of cold water (start with two and then add another if needed)

Cut shortening into flour and salt until the dough is the size of peas. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until flower is moistened and pastry almost cleans the side of the bowl. Put dough into a ball shape, flatten with a rolling pin and cut into shapes.

Bake at 475 degrees for 8-10 minutes (until pie crust shapes are golden brown)

Referenced from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook.

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Vienna

So sorry I have been gone for a little while ladies. We have been a little busy at home with a new member of the family. My husband and I are the proud parents of Vienna Eileen Hromadka! We are so in love with this beautiful spirt.

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Her Outfit:

Blue and white toile hat from Tesa Babe: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tesababe

Pink and white blanket from Charles Mayer and Company: 5629 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis. 317-257-2900

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Lucky 3!

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Photo 1: An evening at home.

Photo 2: Thanksgiving at a lovely friends home.

Photo 3: A little something for the baby from her Oma and Opa.

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Evening Snapshot

It has defiantly been interesting getting dressed up eight months pregnant. The best advice I can give is to wear something that is comfortable. I never sacrificed my comfort for a particular dress or outfit. Embrace the baby bump, its such a special time!

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My Outfit:

Maggie London dress: http://www.nordstrom.com

Brooks Brothers camel coat: http://www.brooksbrothers.com

Vintage earrings.

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

REVENT Gala

I was so honored to be one of two fashion blogger judges at the annual Revent Gala. The evening celebrates and supports the Indiana Recycling Coalition. I had the pleasure of judging the fashion contest this year. Guest were asked to wear their best vintage, recycled, repurposed or thrift store cocktail attire.

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Every garment had a wonderful story. I really enjoyed hearing how each guest pieced these fun outfits together. It was very hard to choose two winners out of so many creative outfits. Here are a few of my personal favorites from the evening.

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Thank you to the Rachel Morris, the Indiana Recycling Coalition and the entire Revent Gala team for having me as your guest to the annual gala.

Remember to recycle!

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Autumn Plaid

I love finding a good bargain. I spotted this adorable plaid wrap on Instagram and couldn’t pass up great $14.99 price point. I decided to order a couple as gifts and maybe another for myself! It’s never too early to grab some fabulous holiday gifts for a great price.

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My Outfit:

GREAT PRICE ALERT: Plaid wrap from Love Always ($14.99): http://www.lovealwaysbysd.com

Barney’s New York cashmere sweater: http://www.barneys.com

J Crew collared blouse: http://www.jcrew.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Opera Ball

October was filled with falling leaves, warm sweaters and the much anticipated Opera Ball!  I was so excited to spend Halloween weekend putting on my mascaquard mask and dancing the night away to some amazing performers. Being eight months pregnant, I had to improvise a bit on the outfit. I decided to wear a dress I bought for a wedding about 7 months ago. With it’s empire waist, this little beauty fit perfectly!

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My Outfit:

Orange dress from Pitaya: 842 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis.

Yummy Tummy slip: http://www.nordstrom.com

Kendra Scott earrings: The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Indianapolis / http://www.kednrascott.com

Gold clutch from West Elm: The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Indianapolis / http://www.westelm.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl