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Hot List: 3.27.15

1. Monon weather is coming … any day now … we just know it. Be ready to burst outside in these bold “Falling Stars” leggings from Liquido Active. Other fun prints are available, too. $83. InCycle, Carmel City Center, 736 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 317-805-1867,

2. We’ll use any excuse to redecorate—even Kate Middleton’s royal delivery! Tula Pink’s brand-new “16th Century Selfie” fabric from its Elizabeth collection marks the occasion beautifully (and with modern sass). $11/yard. Crimson Tate, 845 Massachusetts Ave., 317-426-3300,

3. Paul George posted photos from a fishing trip, and we got hooked on his Nike Tech Fleece sweatsuit with long zipper details. Pants, $100. “Bonded Windrunner” jacket, $180.

4. Move over, local-pride T-shirts. 317 bottle openers are becoming a thing. Pittman Design & Fabrication forges this one from recycled metal under the label Made in Naptown. $28. Homespun: Modern Handmade, 869 Massachusetts Ave., 317-351-0280,

5. Want to send more handwritten notes? Start with a set of cards you can’t put down. The Pattern Box from New York’s Textile Arts Center contains 100 postcards of fashion prints. $19.95. The IMA Museum Store, 4000 Michigan Rd., 317-955-2320,

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 the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.