JTV Opal Bracelet c/o (See other JTV Mother’s Day gifts here!) / J.Crew Jeans (Non-maternity version here), Striped Tee and Blazer / Tory Burch Tote (But swooning over this brown bag as well as this one!) / Vintage Scarf (LOVE this one, though, and this one, too!) / Sole Society Bow Pumps c/o (More sizes here) / Similar Sunglasses
When I was in high school, my mom gave me an opal ring that my father had given to her when they were newly married. He was a lieutenant in the Air Force, and she was an emergency room nurse at a hospital near the base. Life was exciting and full of adventure and love, and my boyfriend-less self used to daydream about what it might be like to one day find that kind of love. As I talked about in this post, I never did get my fairytale romance in high school… or in college, for that matter. But the sparkly opal ring stayed on my finger–a constant reminder of my parents’ love for each other and for me. It was also a symbol of hope. Perhaps one day, I’d find the right person!
AND THEN I LOST IT.