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Hot List 9.5.14


1. With the Colts’ Sunday opener and Monday Night Football kicking off 24 hours later, truer words than these have never been stenciled. Give your fanboy (or fangirl) spouse a sign that you’re a good sport about their obsession. $19.95. White River Mercantile General Store inside Logan Village Mall, 977 Logan St., Noblesville, 317-776-9999, loganvillagemall.com
2. United by Blue’s rugged-yet-polished Sutter Mill Tool Bag has a pocket for every item you carry, so you can keep that Tide pen handy and hidden. The feel-good part: The company removes one pound of trash from the ocean for every product it sells. $130. James Dant, 5624 E. Washington St., 317-512-7058, jamesdant.com
3. Love this staple but not the plain-Jane look? Lysee Seamed Leggings (Lysee is an Indy-based shapewear brand that competes with Spanx) add just enough detail to make them special. Find a selection of Lysee leggings in 14 District’s new fashion truck, StyleStop, launching September 6. $76. 14 Districts. 101 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-818-4585, Facebook page
4. Wind up Rover the Space Dog and he’ll shoot out sparks as he waddles along—no clean-up required. Atta boy. $22.95. Mass Ave Toys, 409 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-8697, massavetoys.com
5. Flying off the spinner: Blue Q socks with sassy, snarky sayings (and some sunnier statements, too). There are more than a dozen to choose from. $10.95 per pair. Silver in the City, 434 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-9925, silverinthecity.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 an executive editor, she lives downtown.
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