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

Baby Pumpkin

I love the moment when I need to pull out my favorite camel haired winter coat. There is nothing like a good cream jacket, something I think is a necessary essential in every women’s wardrobe. It’s a look that never goes out of style, even with a baby bump!

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My Outfit:

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

Ohm silk scarf (send me an e-mail for further details).

Three Dots turtleneck from 14 Districts: 736 Hanover Place, Carmel.

Flats from Anthropology: http://www.anthropology.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Kathleen Post’s Guide to Indy

Kathleen Post is a fellow Indianapolis fashion blogger (Lemon Blonde) and a girl about town. She loves the downtown hotspots and knows all the best places to grab coffee with the girls or dinner with the hubby. Take a look at some of her favorite places to be in Indy!

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1.What part of Indy do you live in?
I live in Fletcher Place in Downtown Indianapolis

2. What is our city’s “hidden gem”?
I would actually say Fletcher Place! There are so many cute restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. People are always suprised at how much Fletcher Place has to offer.

3. What is your favorite restaurant?
I would have to say Bakersfield- They have the best margaritas, tacos, and chips and salsa. I usually go once a week and NEVER get sick of it!

4. Where is your favorite place to take an out-of-town guest?
That’s a hard question! I love going out for brunch or sweets so probably Milktooth, General American Donut Co., or Cake Bake.

5. Where is the best place to grab a cocktail?
Hotel Tango! It’s also in Fletcher Place. It has a great vibe and amazing cocktails.

6. Where is a great place to pick up a unique gift?
Silver in the City on Mass Avenue has some really fun (and funny) gifts.

7. Where can you get the best cup of coffee?
Calvin Fletcher or Hubbard and Cravens both have great coffee.

8. What is your favorite part about living in Indy?
When you live in Indy, you get the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy everything that a big city has to offer without sacrificing your normal lifestyle. You can live downtown in the heart of the city without paying big city prices. It’s fun and fast paced, but people are nice and still have “Hoosier Hospitality”. There are tons of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques all within walking distance- OR you can drive and actually find parking! There is always something going on- a festival, concert, a bike race, a parade-you name it. Indy has so much to offer and they just keep improving. the city has changed SO much in just 5 years. It’s a great place for young professionals right now- the job market is booming and apartment complexes keep popping up. I love how Indy is really catering to young professionals and I think it’s only going to get better from here. Rant over.

9. Who is your favorite Indy based artist, designer, writer, or blogger ?
That’s a tough question! Since I started my blog one year ago, I have met so many other great bloggers, photographers, designers, boutique owners, etc. One of my favorite artists is Wendy Volkmar, she is an amazing painter. I have one of her pieces in my living room and it’s gorgeous. A few of my favorite Indy bloggers are Chandler Nehrt of Candidly Chan and Morgan England of Style on Edge.
10. What would you like to see next for our city ?
I want to see the downtown area to continue to develop with more restaurants and stores. It’s definitely on the upswing, but there are still a few things we are missing. I would love to see a few health food stores pop up downtown. Most big cities have a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s in the downtown area, but we don’t have many (or any) health food store options. I would love to see more boutiques and shops in the downtown area. I think most boutiques are on the north side, but as the downtown area continues to grow, I hope to see more added.

We hope this inspires you to try new experiences in our little slice of the midwest!

Keep up with Kathleen on her blog, Lemon Blonde: http://www.lemonblonde.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Kendra Scott Winter Collection

With the changing seasons comes fresh designs from Kendra Scott! I shared in and earlier post what a big fan I am of her jewelry. I was so excited to take a look at the new Winter Collection that launched on October 12th. Beautiful heavy pieces that are sure to make a statement for any holiday gathering.

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I’m a huge fan of this gold tassel necklace with diamond accents. I love pieces than can be worn a few different ways. I always tend to wrap these necklaces like I would a scarf.

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One of her signature rings is a must have in your jewelry box. I love the dark grey druzy center stones for fall and winter. I would love to pair this piece with some of my grey cashmere sweaters and silk blouses.

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Thank you to the Kendra Scott Indianapolis team for having me to view this wonderful collection.

This post was sponsored by Kendra Scott Indianapolis: The Fashion Mall, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis. http://www.kendrascott.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl

Our Baby Shower

We are about two months and counting till our little lady makes her debut. Before her big entrance, we needed a few things to help us become successful parents. Earlier in September, my parents hosted the most beautiful baby shower for me and my husband. It truly could not have been more magical. Thank you to all our family and friends for making this day so special!

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Location: Woodstock Country Club. 1301 38th Street,Indianapolis.

Classic Cakes: 1752 East 116th Street, Carmel. Best cakes in town, our families favorite!

Navy lace dress: http://www.nodstrom.com

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl