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Hot List 4.27.15

1. Alternative Apparel’s modal-cotton midi dress with an asymmetrical hem feels as good as a T-shirt and makes you look like the coolest girl in the art gallery. $119. Haus Love, 5901 N. College Ave., 317-601-6521,

2. We love the ease, aged look, and fresh light wash of AG Jeans’s romper. Wear it now with booties and a slouchy sweater, and later with bare arms and barely-there sandals. $198. 8 Fifteen, 815 E. 65th St., 317-253-1234,

3. This S’well water bottle has a writeable surface—a clever touch when you scribble “Happy Birthday” or “Thank You” and give it as a gift. $45. Clara K., 825 Westfield Blvd., Facebook page

4. Hurry—TJ Maxx has a shipment of cut-rate Coach logo sneakers and skate shoes with snappy leather and metallic details. $49.99. TJ Maxx, for locations

5. It’s a race to snap up this vintage-style Derby accessory: a bangle made from a Thoroughbred-racing coin. $36. Blue Peppermint, 8936 South St., Fishers, 317-436-7082, Facebook page

The Hot List is our weekly roundup of retail favorites.

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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