This is halloween

Happy Halloween from Sally of Halloween Town! (Jack is around here somewhere…) When the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Halloween, how can I resist dressing up for the afternoon performance? This dress was made (with my horribly rudimentary sewing skills) using … Read moreThis is halloween


Anyone else start a garden during the pandemic? Granted, 2020 was my third year of growing vegetables in our suburban backyard, but like everyone else on my Instagram feed (or so it seemed), my husband and I dove into growing more. Tomatoes and a couple … Read moreHIGH-FASHION HOMESTEAD

IndyDressed TURNS 8!

Just like that, IndyDressed is eight! A whopping eight years since a 25-year-old fashionista with a pixie cut and a mediocre old-school digital camera decided to take a leap. Then came hundreds of blog posts, dozens of collaborations, and some life changes along the way. … Read moreIndyDressed TURNS 8!

Ode to America Pt. 2

It’s the Fourth of July, another unofficial “social solstice” that rings in a season of sweltering heat, late nights and (most years) exploration. Whether it’s a lake an hour away or an ocean across the country, millions of Americans take to road and sky this … Read moreOde to America Pt. 2


I’ll be honest, it’s difficult to put 2020 into any words that do it justice. It was, well, a year. And 2021 definitely didn’t come in like a lamb — which is why I’m finally posting this halfway through January. That said, looking back on … Read more2021 WORD OF THE YEAR


Last year I dressed up as Downton Abbey’s wise(cracking) septuagenarian Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Brought it back stateside (and closer to my actual age) this year. Happy Halloween, everyone! Sincerely, A. Ham