Outfit: Ch Ch Changes

So- It's already Fall in Chicago... I almost can't believe I've been living here since the Spring. It has rained almost every day I've been here but I've learned to cover my head and haven't owned an umbrella until just the other day (thanks, Mom!). I've honestly gotten REALLY soaked in the rain while waiting on the bus, but it was kind of nice at times. In the past couple of weeks I've lost my wallet, had my bed stolen and I've had a stranger break my phone. Life in general isn't always easy but It's made me a stronger person and I've learned to survive without a phone, a bed, all my materialistic things. I've had all kinds of changes in the past month- I started a new job at Pump Room, moved into my own studio apartment and moved all my stuff from Taylorville and I've had invisalign braces now for 10 weeks! Now that I have all of my boxes from Taylorville that are full of my stuff- I feel really closed in by the amount of things I own... after living without it for the past year- it really made me realize how independent I've become of materialistic objects I used to fear losing so much. It's a great change and another chance at life I feel... Constant change is what keeps me feeling young and alive and fresh. I also bought this new wig the other day because I needed even more change. Haha! Do you like it?
My friend Elliott gave me this fabulous kimono which was owned by his grandmother last weekend... I am in love with it and this is the second time I've worn it. 

Outfit Details: Pants: American Apparel
Wedges: Steve Madden
Kimono: Vintage, Elliott's Grandmother's
Top: c/o Babewatch
Fascinator hat: Vintage
Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses USA
love, polly

Outfit: Victorian Pink & Black

It's so bizarre to think these photos of me were taken last summer... It seems like just yesterday I was working with Adrienne Weber and Nathan Adhikari to bring Adrienne's items to life and then I rushed off to move to New York City. I definitely forgot to post photos here on my blog of this particular outfit because I've been hand-soaking this bodice from the late 1800's and trying to repair it as time passes. It will be moving to Chicago when I get my own place very soon- and I'll be selling it as a commission item through Adrienne in the Paulie Antiques Shop. Thank you to the ever willing Nathan Adhikari for always taking my photos.
love, polly