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Push the Little Daisies

I was doing a television appearance once, and there was a stylist on set for wardrobe. She had some great options for everyone, but then she zeroed in on a giant beaded daisy necklace for me. “This looks like you!” she chirped, and I politely declined, all the while thinking of . I may have tried to emulate her skinny brows at the time, but I’ve never been much for daisies.

I’ve written before about my sentimental jewelry pieces. I always wear my wedding ring, but when I travel, I also wear a little elephant necklace that reminds me of Eleanor, and a heart ring for August. I had been looking for something that would remind me of Calvin too, but nothing I’d come across had been quite right.

I associate him with flowers. I was working on a post about my entryway a few days before my due date, and I’d almost finished my setup. I went out to the florist and came back to arrange everything, but I couldn’t take photos because the sun had set. I joked with Brandon that the baby was going to arrive before I could get my shots in the morning, and sure enough, I went into labor in the middle of the night. I had Calvin, and the first thing I saw when we came back home the next day were those flowers.

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I just got back from Salt Lake City because I was there to speak at again. I’m lucky to have so many opportunities to travel because of the blog, but it’s the times when I’m away from my family that I love having those sentimental pieces with me the most. I’m not a superstitious person, so it’s not about them being my ‘good luck charms’ or anything of that sort, but I have for years worn my wedding ring, my elephant necklace, and my heart ring when I fly. I like the tangible reminders of home.

I don’t like to wear too many types of jewelry at once. My wedding ring, a necklace, another ring, and something else is a lot, so I’d been looking for another gold ring that I could stack. I wanted something delicate with flowers or leaves for Calvin because of the association and I’d come across a few nice ones (along with plenty of not so nice ones), but I would know it when I found it, and I finally found it.

I wasn’t familiar with before, but his floral designs are exactly what I’d been looking for: delicate, modern, and pretty, and not giving me flashbacks to nineties Drew. Some of my favorites are below and his other designs are fantastic too (, anyone?), but I chose that second ring. So glad I finally found my little Calvin reminder.

Alex Monroe Gold Floral Jewelry

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    June 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I always wear my wedding band (which is very thin and delicate and easy to wear), but I’m more random with my engagement ring, which has a large orange stone and makes more of a statement. Reading this, I realize I ALWAYS wear that ring when I need an extra confidence boost–it’s like carrying a little part of my husband with me. I had never really consciously thought about it before reading your post!

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    The Office Stylist
    June 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Simple jewelry is always a great find! I love the choices you picked out, which one was you absolute favorite?

    – The Office Stylist

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    June 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    The floral engagement ring is perfection.

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    June 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Awww and it’s called forget me not. Very fitting.

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    June 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Is this a ween reference?!

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      Making it Lovely
      June 12, 2015 at 10:27 am


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        June 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

        Love the ring choice… and the ween reference!! ;)

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        June 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

        : )

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      Rebecca | Seven2Seven8
      June 13, 2015 at 9:30 am

      I’m so glad you said something because I’m going to be muttering “and make them come up” for the rest of the day… :)

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    Carly G
    June 11, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    This post is dangerous, I really want to buy everything Alex Monroe makes! Love the ring you selected and the meaning behind it.

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    The Modern Gal
    June 12, 2015 at 6:57 am

    What a sweet story! I love the idea of having something sentimental for each of your loves. That jewelry is beautiful!

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    June 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    These pieces are stunning – and I love that story! Thanks for sharing :)

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    June 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Oh my gosh! The fritillary is one of my very favorite spring flowers! Gorgeous.

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