Monday

An Attempt to Tip the Scales

So, I was on my way back from Edwardsville (Illinois) this morning.. and I looked into this field and thought it would make a mind blowing photo! Little did I know I would have to fend off 2 huge yellow spiders along with AT LEAST 30 feet of 7 foot tall pampas grass..
So, I believe these are so beautiful due to the fact that the sun was setting. Well, that didn't stop me from sweating. This is probably my shortest shoot out of the 4 because I was SO SO SO sweaty! It was torture! Also.. there were weird animal noises coming from the distance that also freaked me out. I was pretty much scared for my life!
My Grandma Kutch (the one who used to own an antique store when I was little) bought me this purse at Rebecca's Antiques in Taylorville (Illinois) which is where I currently reside. It was a Christmas present I believe.. and it struck me as so odd.. I had to stare at it for at least an hour to figure out whether I liked it or not.. I get SO many comments on it because people just don't know how else to react! It's quite funny, actually.. everyone seems to have a comment about it. 
Now it is my favorite purse in the world. Yes, it works! It's from the 1950's! :)
This was a very hard shoot.. in fact, my hardest yet! Hope you like them! Also, I just found out that I got a scholarship to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign!
shoes: Goodwill, $3
skirt: vintage, Goodwill
blouse: Goodwill
clock purse: Rebecca's Antiques in Taylorville via gift
pearls: vintage, my mother's
clock necklace: vintage, my Grandmother Kutch's
love, polly

33 comments:

The avid Polly enthusiast said...

This pictures are stunning, and you look absolutely radiant!

<3

elycia said...

lovely photos! i ♥ them :)
♥elycia

OobooChoo said...

The first one is absolutely breath-taking!! Totally gorgg. Keep it up!
By chance, do you know what camera was used for this shoot? I'm a photography junkie :3

its simple love said...

HO. LEE. CRAP. I love this shoot. You are too cute for words and the shots tell a lovely little story. Seriously, well done ol' boy.

Rachael

p.s. can I have your shoes please?

Chelsea said...

oh my! you're right, i have never said hello, and it is my loss! lovely blog my dear, and i LOVE your fashion sense. tres chic!
xo chelsea

Emily Louise said...

Adorable! Such a cute idea.. and the hard work paid off :)

v a m p i r e said...

well , great job girl !

love it ! beautiful shots

ASH said...

So dreamy, love it!

xx
MILK TEETHS

Booga said...

I love the soft focus on the last one. Great shoot all around!

And I definitely relate to having to figure out if I like some things. lol

Girl in a Thunderbolt said...

I can't believe you stayed in that field after spotting SPIDERS! (urgh!)
I'd have been heading for the hills!!

Lovely photos though. And great bag! I love it!
:)

Natasha the whimsical nerd said...

those are beautiful! the blouse and purse are so lovely.

Elsa said...

you're purse is possibly the most amazing thing i have seen in all my life :O
the lighting in these is so very pretty. congrats on an awesome shoot! xx

Cerise said...

Those photos are fantastic and the lighting was perfect.
I knida like the bag...it's fascinating...and certainly brings something extra to the pictures :o)

carly. said...

those photos are awesome! i see that you commented/are now a follower of my blog and i will be doing the same! i'm also going to add one your buttons to my sidebar as well!

ps: that clock purse is amazinggggg. i wish my gramma owned an antique store!

The Perpetrator said...

that pic of your back, the little lace sleeves remind me of wings! so cute!

The Cookie Button said...

I adore your top and bag, very vintage looking :)

richelle jean said...

gorgeous! and i love bright eyes!

Caroline said...

Yayy, congrats first of all!!!
Love that clock bag-tis amazing. The photos are greaaatttt too :)
xxxxxxxx

Pop Champagne said...

the lightings in these photos are beautiful!! lovely skirt too!

The World is a Pearl said...

Cute photos, I love your blog:)

Jamie Maldonado said...

Beautiful photos! You did a great job on both ends of the camera. Sunsets are the best. :)

Andi said...

What a cute blog - I love that movie, too!

Come check out my blog and headband giveaway if you get a chance (I think you have the quirky style needed to rock it!

jamie-lee said...

Is that clock a bag?? I love your blouse in the first outfit, it is so sweet x

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Giuliana said...

hermosas fotos, como siempre! te felicito, siempre linda vos...
te mando un beso! que estes bien bonita :)


yuu xx

Laura Elizabeth said...

Such pretty pictures of a lovely little lady. Plus, that clock purse is rad.

Wynne Prasetyo said...

your tattoo rocks, and does that clock bag really tick? that's so unique, I've never seen such a thing! :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the scholarship!
What does the tat on your arm say?
You are probably the coolest person I know....I think I am quite jealous of you.

Anything but Bland said...

aww! who is this?? haha thank you so much! If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog... it says the info about my tattoo! :)

wow. thank you very much.. I can't even accept a compliment like that! ♥

love, polly :)

Holly Knitlightly said...

Aww Polly these are such good photos! You can NOT tell at all that you were scared or sweating! I would be terrified of snakes! I haaaaaaate snakes, haha. I'm so scared of them. I love the purse! It's awesome! And congratulations on the scholarship! Such good news! :)

Katie said...

I am in love with your bag! Cute photos. :)

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

you look so pretty, that top has the most perfect detailing and the bag, OH it's immense!! gorgeous! and BIG thumbs up for liking the fleet foxes and the smiths naturally :) x

Natalie said...

La-la-love it girl! Lookin fab as always! And CONGRATS on the scholarship! =D

Trishna said...

The bag is so beautiful Polly, If you ever get tired of it you know who to contact.

Thanks for dropping by and showing some love.

I have a sony cybershot too and sometimes I feel so inferior when everybody else has their SLRs. But I shall look to you for inspirations.

Anyone else reading this comment, if you have a sony cybershot please come by to my blog and let me know. I am so not skilled in using mine, so any help is appreciated. :)

Love from Toronto, Canada.