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Hot List 9.12.14

1. Fashion-truck merch moves quickly, so if you spot this vibrant chevron-studded tote—or anything as jazzy—snap it up. (Psst: You can also claim items on Boho Pretty’s Facebook page by responding “Sold” in the comment section of any post. The transaction is then completed on Boho Pretty’s website.) $58. Boho Pretty fashion truck, bohopretty.com
2. It’s easy to pull off tough with a classic fit-and-flare cut. This Willow & Clay vegan-leather dress in maroon has hidden side pockets. $108. Girly Chic Boutique, 922 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-217-1525, Facebook page
3. Indy-based online store Vivie & Ash is selling some darling, contemporary kids clothes in organic cotton, like these ikat leggings. Find more prints in the Etsy store. $30. Vivie & Ash, etsy.com/shop/VivieandAsh
4. Spanish label Hoss Intropia reversed the idea of a cardigan with this soft merino-wool back-button sweater. $198. Haus Love, 5901 N. College Ave., 317-601-6521, ilovehaus.com
5. J. Crew rain-proofed its popular “Chelsea” boot and went wild with the leopard print. $68. J. Crew, The Fashion Mall, 317-848-2739, jcrew.com

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now a contributing editor for Indianapolis Monthly, she lives in Garfield Park.

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