a peek at my new apartment..

Here is my room mate's cat, Axel (rose?), again.. he is quite the companion! Probably the sweetest cat ever next to Joao.
Here is my door (decoration in process!)
I got these sunglasses today at the University of Illinois costume and props sale for TEN CENTS! oh my god I got some amazing things! Can't wait to share with you!
The door to my closet. These are some paintings and
 drawings I did last year.
I got the hat for two dollars at the costume and props sale today, as well!
 Amazing, isn't it? :D
A view of my records and record player!
A shelf of mine in my room with some picture frames I found at Salvation Army and Goodwill. I got the pictures from my Great Grandma Polly (the one I was named after). She just celebrated her 95th birthday on the 4th of July and I was there with her.. she is truly an amazing person. She sews and paints everything.. she has SO many shoes (which she also paints). She is a very big inspiration in my life.
hope you have a lovely weekend,
love, polly :)


Summer 2010 nostalgia: a recap

I thought I'd wrap up the summer by posting one of each of my favorite outfit summer photos of 2010. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for all the kind words about my move.. they are much appreciated.. you're all so kind! :)
Just simply click the link underneath the pictures to see the actual post of the outfit!
love, polly :)


Mountains Beyond Mountains

When I bought this dress my Grandma Kutch was with me.. She told me not to buy it because it was a 1950's dress.. I laughed and told her that was exactly the point! She is kind of burnt out on antiques now... which is sad but also lucky for me because she hands down a lot of her beautiful things to me. I am very lucky to have her in my life not only because she gives great advice and takes care of my cat, but she is one of the kindest, giving people I have ever encountered.
love, polly


Packin' it on up!

Hello! I am moving this Saturday to Urbana- Campaign to my new college! So right now my room is an absolute MESS and I am getting everything organized to move out! Yay! 
love, Polly


Lisa's Antique Mall!

For my 21st birthday my Grandma Kutch, my mom, dad, and I took a trip on intersate 55 South and ventured to Lisa's Antique Malls. (Yeah! There were several!) This is what we found:
I've never seen a vintage lunchbox collection as big as this! Simply amazing. My Grandma Kutch (the one who used to own her own antique store) bought me the perfect lunchbox.. literally. I use it all the time! :)
love, polly


Gonna Take Her for a Ride on a Big Jet Plane

It has sort of become a habit to name my outfit posts with a song that I feel suits the look and feel of the shoot. In this case, I listened to "Big Jet Plane" by Angus and Julia Stone.
love, polly