Mountains Beyond Mountains

This was another hot one.. aaand I ran into multiple spider webs! It was freaky because I kept feeling my back and hair for spiders after that. I used the same location as the last outfit shoot.. but went deeper into the woods..
LOVE this song!
Of course, when you go deeper into the woods there are bound to be more spiders and bugs swarming around you or in your ear.. But, all in all, it was a good time. The dress is by Periwinkle and is old. It's a size 12! Can you believe that? I cut off the bottom and hemmed it yesterday with my mom's sewing machine. She actually just bought me a new computerized project runway sewing machine for school (my major is costume design). It was one of my birthday gifts :)
Back last winter I was THE lady to buy granny boots from on Ebay. Okay, I wasn't.. but I pretty much sold 20 pairs of them over the winter! I made big bucks. But I couldn't resist getting these white wonders along the way!
They look so Edwardian! No?
I really appreciate all the friends I am making on blogspot and I am so thankful people appreciate my effort. Thank you so much for all your support. If you're interested in sponsoring me.. all you have to do is sponsor a giveaway on my blog and I'll list you for a whole month! Just email me at and let me know. My followers and comments are growing every day and I LOVE making new friends!
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.
dress: vintage, Salvation Army, cut off & hemmed myself
circular train luggage: Flea Market in Edwardsville, Illinois, $3
vintage white vegan leather Edwardian granny boots: Ebay, $25
Necklace and matching earrings: family heirloom, my Great Great Grandmother Marie Frisina
cut off knee highs: Salvation Army, less than $1
belt: Goodwill, .99 cents
hair feather: Her Majesty's Creations (independent artist from Indiana), $15 
love, polly


Katlin Endris Photography said...

Diggin the white boots polly!

Natalie said...

you went back and bought the dress! haha :) it looks great.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that you get all of this great stuff handed down to you! It seems you were born into this intelligent greatness of individuality.

Sisa System™ said...

Another great Outfit!
Ay sister showed me a great second hand shop, I think it would be just the right thing for u :).

No Problem, u really deserve it.
Always enjoy ur entries ;)


Booga said...

Your DRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute!

v a m p i r e said...

Dear Polly

haha its a MUST GET since its from the 50's , glad you got it

ps Custom design is cool , and great job altering your dress, wont know if you did not mention that its originally a size 12

i am glad to make new friends too , blogging connects people . Lucky to have known you and your blog :)

have a happy weekend

Happy Fri Yay ♥

ching said...

the luggage is too adorable and so are you. more power to your blog. i'll keep visiting :)

Caroline said...

Aww, you get such lovely photos :)
i love everything your wearing especially the boots (i want them :D), bag and dress.

Signe said...

Your necklace is amazing <3

cb said...

that necklace is amazing! i love it <3 thanks for stopping by and following you too sweetie :)


flower mash said...

way cute!

I love your backdrops.

Jamie Maldonado said...

Wonderful dress! Also, I love that song so much ... Arcade Fire for another win. :)

Meggs said...

I love your granny dress. I always buy them and have to hem them to look a little more modern. It sooo cute though :)

and I MUST find me one of those round vintage luggage! I want, I want, I want.

ps. I HATE spiders and prob would of been running around in circles thinking I had a bunch of spiders on me :/ hahaha.

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

gorgeous location and the dress and hair piece are soo lovely! i really like your piercings too on your ear :) x

Pop Champagne said...

the luggage and the necklace is pretty. and i love arcade fire!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Stop being so cute Polly! Haha. nah never stop. You are the cutest!

It sounds like your mom got you the perfect birthday present! :)

I hate thinking that there are spiders or bugs in my hair/my back. Another annoying feeling is when there is a hair on the back of your arm tickling you but you just can't find it! Haha.

SMASH said...

fact: grandmas rule so hard


The Perpetrator said...

your things are so pretty and unique! you must have an amazing closet :)

inge luciana said...

i love this place. it looks so green and pretty amazing view!!
nice dress anyway :)

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Ahhh, that dress is too perfect. It looks amazing with those socks.

jewel said...

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! that dress is so lovely, it's the perfect colour, and it matches your accessories perfectly :)
x x x

Anonymous said...

I adore your hair piece ^_^

Sjaar said...

Nice dress gorgeous colour.

danielle said...

just found your blog-saving it to my google reader-you're adorable and I love your fun style!

Cowbiscuits said...

i love the bag and those boots!!! i need them in my life xx

Sharon said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely blog!!
I really like it!
Check out mine and have a look at my giveaway for this month!

sweetdisposition said...

so pretty! love everything about this, amazing finds love.


Anonymous said...

Moutain Beyond Mountains is also a book by Paul Farmer.