Gems and Jewels

I love looking down at a ring or bracelet and smiling. Most of the jewelry I wear holds some type of story, memory or sentimental value. I feel I have had some wonderful jewelry adventures and fabulous finds. Two of my favorite bracelets (included in the photo) I designed when I was on a work trip to LA. They are simple yet timeless. Every time I see them, I think of the warm LA breeze, laughter with a friend and how much I love the West Coast. More gems and jewels stories to come!

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Jewelry Details:

Gold circular bracelet was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law.

Square gem and pearl bracelets were made in LA.

Family crest signet ring was a gift from my mother and father. I wear this piece everyday.

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Winter Wonderland

We are walking in a winter wonderland indeed! I couldn’t help but run outside and snap a few photos while the snow flakes fell. I am in love with these beautiful lush ferns in our backyard, which ended up being the perfect backdrop for a snowy evening. I still can’t put my plaid away just yet. Especially when I just grabbed this new little blazer from J Crew. I decided to pair it with two of my favorite tops.

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My Outfit:

J Crew plaid blazer and jeweled collared blouse: http://www.jcrew.com

Nantucket Brand sweater: http://www.nantucketbrand.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Diaper Bag Blues

My handbag has gone through some changes over the last month. Generally, I use my daughters diaper bag as my purse. I tend to throw my wallet and makeup bag in her navy Tory Burch diaper bag. This lovely tote is not actual sold as a diaper bag. I use it as one because it has great compartments, the exterior is a durable material and navy goes with just about everything in my wardrobe. I will give a closer look at what I keep in my daughter’s bag of tricks in an upcoming post.

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Outfit Post:

Tory Burch diaper bag: http://www.toryburch.com

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

Banana Republic button down: http://www.bananarepublic.com

Patricia Green flats: Charles Mayer & Company: 5629 N. Illinois, Indianapolis.

Mud Pie baby toy: http://www.mud-pie.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

 

Just Pop In!

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If you live in Indy, then you 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