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