Sunday

Outfit: Christian County Fair

Being home for the county fair in my home town, Taylorville, Illinois has been a blast. My cousins all came home to Illinois this week and I came home from Chicago to spend the week with them. We have grown into quite unique personalities and I love when we are all together bouncing jokes and old stories off each other and laughing. Being around my cousins is one of my favorite things in the entire world. This is an outfit I photographed before visiting the fair on Friday night with my cousins. I can't wait to see what the future will hold for this family... all I know is that family is the most important thing in the world to me. 
Outfit Details: Crop top made by me, Paulie Antiques
Wedges: Steve Madden
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Orange Bag: c/o Sammy Dress
Hat: Adrienne Weber
love, polly

Tuesday

Meeting Kelsie from With Lavender and Lace & Chicago Hangs Lately

 Hannah and I met up with Kelsie today, the vintage shop owner of With Lavender and Lace from Norfolk Virginia. We met up in Chicago at Logan Square's Margie's Candy and had ice cream that was delicious! She was so kind and gave us some of her fabulous resin flower iPhone cases and we are obsessed with them! Thank you again, Kelsie! I am going to send you a goodie package asap! 
 Hannah, Peyton and I visited Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits two days ago and had free pie c/o Popular Pays. If you're in Chicago or Austin, download the app if you have 500 instagram followers... you will not regret it! 
 Iced Pour Overs from Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Logan Square c/o Popular Pays, too! So yum!
 Peyton with her blueberry pie to go ♥.
Coffee & a waffle from The Winchester also c/o Popular Pays. I LOVED this place! I'm traveling home on the train tomorrow back to Taylorville to see my cousins. I haven't seen them all together in 5 years so expect a huge cousins photo shoot! I'm so excited! I better hit the hay as my train leaves at 7 AM! XO
love, polly 

Wednesday

My Sister Emily Visits Chicago & Chicago Lately

My sister Emily came to visit Chicago yesterday and we had the best time watching the performance of the show I assisted costumes on called Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago. We attended the fancy inclusive company party afterwards where we had tons of free wine and food. We explored Bucktown by Wicker Park this morning and had these fabulous pancakes and fruit pictured below. It's been a year or so since I've seen Emily, and I really missed her so much!
Hannah and I met up to go to Hash in Logan Square on July 4th, and then we went to a yoga class for an hour and a half. I am still sore even today. Thanks for sharing breakfast with me, Hannah! I love exploring Chicago! ♥ 
These polariods were taken by my friend Kim just before July 4th. We had the best night dancing in Boystown and drinking half price martinis. Summer is so good right now! I've really been living in the moment and exploring the city as much as I can. Now that I've completed my internship with the Goodman Theatre, I'm looking into other theatres in Chicago and looking for a waitressing job. How is your summer so far?
love, polly