On the 19th floor

Some photos of the view of my friends appartment on the 19th floor in Indianapolis. I have a little fear of heights but I still loved waking up, walking out on the balcony and having air blowing through my hair. I will miss you guys! Anyway, here’s also some photos of my outfit for the day. I am obsessed with this arrowhead necklace I got at UO.

BROAD RIPPLE

You know how I told you in my previous post that I went to Broad Ripple Village on my first day in Indianapolis. I’ve been to this area four years ago but perceived it very different this time. It’s one of the six cultural districts of Indianapolis. Basically Broad Ripple is the heart of Indys music, art and night scene. There’s loads of cute cafĂ©s, bars and little shops. We checked out Broad Ripple Vintage, which is a very funky and well organized second hand store. I got the coolest, red IU sweater! More about it in a different post though 🙂 Then we checked out a cool independent record store called Indy CD and Vinyl, which has been located in Broad Ripple for 10 years, but is originally from Utah. It’s that kind of store you won’t find often, because people stop buying CD’s and vinyls. Christian got himself a nice CD by a gypsy swing artist, forgot his name… ooops. Last but not least we had dinner at Yats, a cajun creole Restaurant. Each dish is $5,50 and I tried a DELICIOUS vegan tofu white chili. With full stomachs we went home, where I got really scared because of tornado warnings and fled the 19th story, to hang out in the lobby downstairs and wait it out. I am such a baby, I know.

“home”

So today I went to Indianapolis, Broad Ripple and Zionsville with one of my best friends, Christian. I took 186 photos, so it was quite hard creating a selection. I decided to put up the Zionsville ones first, because I am so in love with that town. I was an exchange student there 4 years ago and its my second home. I will be back there for longer at the end of this week. Its a small suburb of Indianapolis and I just love how cute and perfect everything looks. Its incredible.

 

Bye, Bloomington!

So on my last day in Bloomington (btw: did you know Scott Schuman from The Sartorialist went to college here?) I checked out Cactus Flower, a store that has both first and second hand fashion. I went absolutely crazy in there. Seriously. Their stuff is a) well priced and b) very unique. The whole store looks so inviting and has so much character. I talked to a really sweet and gorgeous girl, who let me take photos and told me a little about the store. I found loads of stuff, could have spent hours shopping but my time was very limited. If you ever get to Bloomington you should definitely check them out! Later I went out for Pizza with my two favorite americans: Chrissy and Christian. Saw the Pacers game – had some beers. Ready for Indianapolis!


TOMS | one for one

I have seen TOMS on a couple of people and never tried any on. Yesterday I tried this cool pair on at Urban Outfitters and I have to say: they’re the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. Leather bottom on the inside and fabric on the outside… Its like walking on a cloud. They’re so light! I started reading more about TOMS and found out, that with every pair bought TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. The shoes are being produced in Argentina, China and Ethiopia under fair laboring conditions.

I got them for 48$ here but Humanic sells them online here. Buy them, because you won’t ever wanna take them off and its for a good cause!

Then I found great cheap monday shorts. They’re very light, made out of a silky, slightly see-through fabric. The pockets on the side are oversized, what makes the shorts look really special.