Thursday, June 27, 2013

If You're In Love, You're the Lucky One











Top: Target; Skirt: Lilies (similar); Shoes: ShoeDazzle

I'm sitting here in my quiet, dark apartment waiting for Ben to come home, watching the most beautiful sunset I've seen. The sky is lavender, and sky blue, peach and deep red, yellow and black. The sun is setting over the west Puget Sound and I'm heartbroken thinking about leaving. 

But I'm in love, and I'm a lucky one. 

I may be sitting here watching my favorite sun, set over my favorite sound, but I'm also waiting here for someone I love to come through the door. And I'm going places with him. Down the freeway, but not far.

Before Ben left for Africa, three months after we'd started dating, our sophomore year of college, I made him a board book full of memories. I printed photos of our first date, of the second and third. I drew us in the margins and wrote ten loves notes in a pocket in the back. I made him a CD. The artists on it were from the Pacific Northwest exclusively - Rocky Votolato, Death Cab, and The Head and the Heart, to name a few. It was supposed to be a memory of home. And Ben brought it back, four months and 10,207 miles across continents and oceans, covered in red dust and travel smudges and crinkles on the photo corners.

This board book of memories that is us, holding hands on late Friday nights and watching the sun set over the Puget Sound, is just in motion again. We're traveling, packing our things in suitcases and backpacks and boxes, and looking to smudge up our spines and crinkle our edges. So I'll try to think a little less about what I'm leaving and a little more about what we're adding to our story - just some red dirt on the cover of a book of memories

26 comments

  1. oh my goodness, what a sweet story. I love it. And I LOVE that maxi skirt. You look beyond stunning. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my photo diary from Venice. xo

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  2. so beautiful look!
    I love your skirt!

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  3. This is lovely!

    And I love your pleated skirt - must get one.

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  4. Aw thats so sweet that you made that for your love when he left. I did a similar thing for my boyfriend when I left for college, but I wasnt going too far. Only 2 hours to Philly.Being in love is such a wonderful feeling and you're right, its very much luck.
    I love this look. Pink with black and white is one of my favorite color combos, so classic and pretty

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  5. Love these two pieces together! That skirt is gorgeous.

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  6. Dear, this is very girly and cute! Love your style!
    kisses)

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  7. What a pretty and feminine pleated skirt! I love that you made Ben a memory book to take with him, how sweet.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. Aww, so sweet! Love this story, and your outfit too.

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  9. i promise we have sunsets just as beautiful here in portland! i know because i also lived in seattle for ten years. though i do miss golden gardens a ton. the river beaches here don't really compare.

    anyway, love the outfit but most especially the shoes!!

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  10. I love your outfit so much!!! just great! and yes you are lucky!

    xxS

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  11. So Sooo Sweet! :) Love is such a blessing, and it feels amazing, doesn't it? You two will make many more memories together.

    I absolutely love your skirt! The color and flowliness is so light and fresh. The pairing with the top is just perfect!

    Have a beautiful weekend :)

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  12. This might be the most perfect pleated skirt. Love it!

    xx Luisa
    Why Don’t You Make Me?

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  13. You look darling girl!! I absolutely love that skirt!! Perfect look!

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  14. You write so beautifully!!! This was so sweet and yes, you are one lucky lady and a gorg one at that!

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  15. Adore the light and your outfit in this post.
    Cheers to being lucky in love!
    Jen@madeinminch

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  16. Lovely post. I also adore the last photo of you - so soft and pretty.

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  18. I'm so happy for you. Its wonderful to have someone in your life that you love so much and that you can create beautiful memories with. I wish you both the best :)

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  19. That is truly beautiful! Im in love and I feel so lucky everyday. Not everyone gets to experience it and I feel really fortunate :)

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  20. Well this is the nicest thing I read today!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  21. Pleated skirts just do not work on me. I have one that I like but I saw the one you are wearing but it just did not work on me!

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  22. Great skirt! I really love the color so whimsical!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  23. Aw, what a sweet post! Loving your outfit, too!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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