Friday

Sentimental.

Josh surprised me with a trip to Chicago to see She & Him this weekend in honor of my birthday last month, and I couldn't be more excited. I've traveled for weddings the past five weekends and as much as I've absolutely loved it, it's nice to get away and travel just for fun. Chicago is the place Josh and I first became friends. We knew of each other for a few years, but had our first real conversations on the Chicago streets. I remember the first conversation we had and exactly where we were standing. To be honest, I had the biggest crush on him from afar since I was 15 years old but was way too shy to admit it. While driving to Chicago last night thinking about how everything has played out over the past years (I'm overly sentimental. Like, reeeaaalllyyy overly sentimental), I told Josh how crazy to think, after that first conversation in Chicago, if only we had known that just seven months later we would be standing in the doorway of his house saying "I love you" for the first time. I still am completely shocked I even went on that trip. The odds of me going were so against me. But I did. And I met a boy. And we fell in love. Chicago, you will always have a sweet place in my heart. 

The next few days we will be exploring the city, eating too much food, seeing an amazing show (thanks baby!), reminiscing over past memories, and making new ones. 

skirt, boots, shirt, thrifted // bandeau and triangle rings, Pac Sun // twig cuff, c/o Colby June

36 comments:

  1. Have fun in Chicago, it sounds like you're already enjoying it. :) You have the best freckles!

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  2. What a sweet gift! I've been wanting to see She&Him for a long time now!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  3. Oh that is just the sweetest love story, and I am the same way, overly sentimental about everything. You look so so beautiful! Love these photos! Have a wonderful trip!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  4. Absolutely love this look! How pretty :) Enjoy your trip and the show!

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  5. that's so sweet, enjoy your time girl!

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  6. i just noticed, you have a butterfly tattoo! so cool

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  7. I am happy you have such a wonderful relationship. you're a lucky girl.
    and not just a lucky girl, but a lucky girl with great style, I love your outfits!

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  8. Such a sweet story, Kinsey! I'm pretty sentimental too, so I totally get welled up and cry when I remember things about my hubby and I back in the day~

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/2013/06/travels-to-raleigh-sunday-best.html

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  9. Ah such lovely photos. Hope you have a lovely trip!

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I love your love story! Have a great trip. I'll be there in August and I can't wait to explore it! Let us know of any great "must do's"! ~M.

    http://redesignedbym.wordpress.com/

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  11. Be sure to post picture of Chicago, I can't wait to go and see it in Feb next year. A long way, I know, but this year is fully jam-packed with adventures already :)

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  12. such a sweet story! chicago is the best :).

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  13. First, your style is always so effortless but gorgeous. It's really enviable! I can't believe you thrifted the majority of this outfit. Serious skills. Secondly, this story was so sweet. I'm always curious to hear people's love stories and how they met and such and I loved this!

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  14. That is so sweet and that's wonderful for him to do that! I tend to be super sentimental too, and I try to keep it to myself, but it doesn't always work...oh well!

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so precious! Your story is beautiful... and your outfit is adorable. :)

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  16. I went to university in Chicago and I have all my best friends there. It is by far my favorite place on earth (other than Toronto) and I love and miss it always.

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  17. aw! so sweet. your freckles are stunning. xo

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  18. Aww that is so sweet! By the way, I love She & Him! <3

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  19. i love it <3
    http://everything-and-nought.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love this close-up shot of your pretty jewelry!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  21. Love it!! That is such a sweet story!

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  22. WHAT!!? So fun! He's a keeper ;)

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  23. Such a sweet post. I'm overly sentimental too, so I hear you on that one

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  24. well…i'm pretty darn sentimental too. because i teared up a bit reading this.

    how sweet to hear a little more of your story. i am so happy you were lead, somehow, to going on that trip, despite whatever was against you. and the thought of the two of you having your first real chat on the streets of chicago?! uh…be still my heart. oh wait, too late. it already melted everywhere.

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  25. chicago is one of my favorite places ever - since it was my home for 8 years and it was also where i met my husband. so jealous you got to go and also to see she + him! :)

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  26. nothing wrong with being sentimental :) i'm the same way. how can you not be when it's where you met the love of your life? pretty important i'd say! hope you had such an amazing time :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  27. It's always nice to get away from reality for a weekend or so to take time for yourself and have fun. I just got back from a trip myself and I feel refreshed and rejuvenated as my creative mind started rolling again.

    Taylor
    www.welcomehometaylor.com

    p.s. I LOVE that high pony you have going.

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  28. Sounds like so much fun. Chicago is a great city, even greater I'm sure with one of your favorite people by your side.

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  29. Your photography is so inspirational. :)

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  30. This is so cute. Love your story. And you really look amazing!
    Have a great week, Eva

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  31. :)believe me you're not overly sentimental..:) But I AM overly sentimental xD
    + love your outfit<3

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  32. I absolutely love the skirt that you are wearing - so adorable! Hope that you had a wonderful time in Chicago - sounds like such a special place to you!

    xoxo,
    laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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