Style & DIY
do-tique Blows Into Carmel

do-tique Blows Into Carmel

The big city luxury of blow-and-go hair boutiques has finally landed in the Indianapolis area! Located on Main St. in the heart of downtown Carmel, do-tique is a chic space perfect for pampering. We got the sneak peek a few weeks ago at their grand opening celebration the night before they opened their doors. Lined...
Review: Chartreuse Soy Candles

Review: Chartreuse Soy Candles

Confession: I’m not a huge fan of candles. It’s not the the soft light they produce or that they’re a great tool to have when electricity fails us and we’re left to fend like cavemen in the dark.  It’s the overpowering smell they can throw off which tends to give me a headache and irritated...
Thrift Shops: Westside

Thrift Shops: Westside

Throughout my research for this thrift shops series I have traveled to a lot of neighborhoods I didn’t even know existed. The west side was definitely a side of town I haven’t spent a lot of time in. When I told a friend that I was researching thrift shops on the west side her response...
Easy Office to Evening Style Transitions

Easy Office to Evening Style Transitions

Nothing says young professional like having a full schedule. And having a full schedule is never more apparent than when you don’t even have time to run home and change into date night or girls’ night ready clothing.  To keep from having to lug around your closet in your car to accommodate these social events,...
C. Wonder Opens Shop in Indy

C. Wonder Opens Shop in Indy

It’s a good month for the prepster crowd and those crazy about all things monogram, bright and cheerful. Following the launch of the new Kate Spade store at the Keystone mall was the opening of C. Wonder, a store offering clothing, accessories and chic home goods for entertaining and everyday glamour. Last Thursday we got...
Kate Spade Lands in Indy

Kate Spade Lands in Indy

Kate Spade New York has finally landed in Indianapolis and I cannot be happier! Last week I got to help welcome it to the neighborhood as I sipped Pellegrino and nibbled on cupcakes at the retailer’s newest location in the recently renovated Keystone Mall. The whimsical accessories adorned in bright colors and eye-catching patterns have...
Thrift Shops: Downtown

Thrift Shops: Downtown

This thrift shops series is heating up as we move our way downtown. Shopping in downtown Indianapolis is very different than most major cities. We have the mall, a few boutiques, and a few convenience stores, but downtown Indy is by no means a shopping hub. But never fear, I spent a whole day driving...
DIY Boyfriend Gift: Beer Cap Monogram Artwork

DIY Boyfriend Gift: Beer Cap Monogram Artwork

Even with 365 days to plan each year, it is still embarrassingly difficult for me to find the perfect gift for my boyfriend. I always find myself panicking a month before major milestones. As I worried about this year’s gift, I got to thinking: my boyfriend (we can him “E”) is just into so. many....
Team Spirit in the Office

Team Spirit in the Office

March. It’s mad. You know what else is mad? Not being able to wear your lucky team sweatshirt to work on game day. For all you Indianapolis twenty-something ladies who are full of school spirit this month, I’ve put together some cute, office-appropriate looks that will let everyone know where your loyalty lies. (Guys, I’m...
twentysomething Artist & Entrepreneur: Amanda Catherine Designs

twentysomething Artist & Entrepreneur: Amanda Catherine Designs

Growing up, Amanda Helmer was the girl who loved to spend time indoors with her art supplies. That’s why it’s no surprise she turned to her creative interests professionally, developing a popular line of typographic art prints through Amanda Catherine Designs. The Indianapolis-area native recently returned to the city after finishing her degree in art...
My Best Friend's Hair Tackles Product Diversion with Hair Mafia

My Best Friend’s Hair Tackles Product Diversion with Hair Mafia

At My Best Friend’s Hair, we love hair. In fact, we love everything about it. We love discovering the brand new trends, seeing what styles our favorite celebrities are rocking, and sharing expert advice on everything from braid tutorials to the safety of keratin treatments. But above all else, we love hairstylists. They are the...
DIY Desk Makeover

DIY Desk Makeover

Thanks to a dramatic misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, we now embark on the super-futuristic-sounding 2013, and thoughts of self-improvement and personal organization are flooding the minds of young professionals everywhere. I am no exception. In my cubicle in downtown Indy, I decided to jump-start my year by transforming the place where I spend a...