Anna & Hannah Visit Chicago

Anna & Hannah visited Chicago last week and we had such a great time. I am so happy we could all come together again and laugh and catch up on each other's lives. We  walked out to frozen Montrose Beach, went to Julius Meinl for coffee and crepes, flower shopping in Uptown and also coffee at the new Heritage Bicycles & Coffee in Uptown. I love you guys! Many more adventures to come! 
love, polly

My Chicago Studio Tour

It's taken me a lot of time, effort and work to get here, but I am proud to say I've made it in Chicago and I love my little studio! I've found great people and wonderful places in Chicago and I'm just getting started. I can't wait to share more beautiful places with you on my blog. I live in Uptown on Montrose Beach! Spring is coming and I'm so excited to go to the beach every day. Which photo is your favorite??
love, polly


Favorite Posts of 2014

Hi, friends.... I was almost afraid to take a look back to the year-in-full of 2014 because it was a year of uncertainty for me. I moved to New York City by myself in 2013 and after I moved back I was devastated. I felt like I had failed and people kept asking me why I left New York City. I felt a lack of response on my end- I had little direction as where to go next. I had little motivation to make that next step. I started working at an antique shop called Rebecca's Antiques Where I grew to know Rebecca Steiner. I eventually got an internship this year with the Goodman Theatre so I moved to Chicago to live with my best friend Lauren Blakeman. I got my own studio and a full time job after the paid internship ended and here I am now. Looking back on 2014 wasn't as bad as I expected- I actually did a lot this year, too. I hope your life is happy wherever you are. Thank you for being here and reading these words. Happy 2015! Here are some of my favorite posts of mine in 2014:
love, polly


LUSH Toothy Tabs Review | Paulie Antiques Show

Have you tried LUSH Toothy tabs? I thought they were actually really interesting. What about other Lush products? Let me know what you think! 
love, polly


Outfit: Uptown Girl

Chicago has been brutally cold lately, but that didn't stop Nathan Adhikari and I from walking out to Montrose Beach in Chicago last week to shoot these photos and explore a bit. I live in Uptown right by Montrose Beach by the way... so close that I actually live on Montrose Avenue. It's glorious living so close to the beach in the Spring, Summer & Fall.... but in Winter it's a hassle. I've been meaning to photograph this necklace from Uncommon Goods for a while now. It has become my favorite necklace and I love the long chain the geode dangles on. It's so beautiful and natural and simple... just my style! I love to just slip it over my head and let it dangle. I am into really earthy jewelry and costume jewelry mostly... this is a really classy and finely made necklace and the purple amethyst with gold detail is so classy. I highly recommend this necklace for gifts. I LOVE it! Since the holiday season is coming up, here are some personal gifts and gifts for women from Uncommon Goods .
Outfit Details: Hat: American Apparel
Gloves: Vintage
Jacket: Vintage
Scarf: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o Uncommon Goods
Petticoat: c/o Chic Wish
Photos taken by the fabulous Nathan Adhikari
love, polly