Marguerite Gardens: My favorite places in Chicago

I visited Marguerite Gardens in Andersonville, Chicago a few weeks ago after having breakfast at The Bongo Room across the street! This is one of my VERY most favorite flower shops I've ever been to! The selection and the color coating made it absolutely magical- I don't think I've ever seen so many varieties in one flower shop at one time! I was thrilled to stumble upon this gem. They charge $20 a stem for King Proteas- OH HOW I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE! Would you enjoy visiting a huge flower shop like this one? It smells so fresh and fragrant in there!! xo
Queen Proteas
King Protea
Cockscomb Celosia
Succulents & Madagascar Palm
naturally colored Hydrangeas (!!!)
Pink Pincushion Proteas
love, polly


Outfit: Remember Me

Normally I am a very conservative person who dresses to often cover up my body. I have embraced my body as of recently and I had these photos taken so I can look back when I'm very old. Has anyone ever wanted to do that but they've been scared? I'm interested in hearing stories about your body image. Who's perfect, anyway? I don't have defined abs or ripped arms or legs, but I'm doing okay. It's pretty empowering to put yourself out there and feel good about it. Be thankful for who you are and what you've accomplished. While I will not be sharing any nude photos, I think a little skin is becoming more acceptable for me. Honestly, these white platforms are an attempt to channel Brooke Candy and I might spray paint them pink or blue when they wear down, ha! Thank you for reading. My love goes out to you all. Feel free to share your stories in the comments! .
Outfit Details: Kimono: Vintage, Church Rummage sale
Pink Girdle: Vintage, Carrie's Antique Shop in Champaign, IL
Platform Sneakers: c/o Karmaloop
Hat: American Apparel
love, polly