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Hot List 5.25.15

The Hot List is a weekly roundup of our latest impulse buys.

1. Want a new go-to shoe? Imagine Fiorentini + Baker’s boho fringed platform sandals sassing up cuffed skinny jeans, a maxi dress, or denim cutoffs and a slouchy summer sweater. The cork sole keeps you light on your toes. $355. 8 Fifteen, 815 E. 65th St., 317-253-1234, 8fifteen.com

2. Locally made Bitchstix, in flavors like green tea with aloe and vegan pomegranate, donates 10 percent of proceeds to domestic-violence groups. The buzzed-about wands include a lip balm, a facial sunscreen, and a muscle rub. $10 and up. bitchstix.com for retailers

3. We don’t know which feature of the Colore SG “Personalized Bangle” we love more: the interchangeable tips (sold separately) or the hinged design that makes it easy to put on. Bangle $390, tips $90 to $270 per set. Windsor Jewelry, 15 N. Meridian St., 317-634-6736, windsorjewelry.com

4. Voluspa’s pink-citron candle smells of pink lemonade, grapefruit, and a hint of orange—like heaven mashed up with summer. $22. 14 Districts Weekend, Carmel City Center, 317-805-1857; Stylestop, 110 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-818-4585; Facebook page

5. Hmm, how to use these oversized, earthy wood-bead tassles with ribbon accents? As a curtain tie-back, as unexpected wall decor, as an eclectic accent over a drawer handle, as a chandelier pull, as a desk paperweight … $228 to $575 each. Haus Love, 5901 N. College Ave., 317-601-6521, ilovehaus.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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