Months and months ago, I made the conscious, deliberate choice to receive Rachel Zoe’s daily (!) newsletter, The Zoe Report. I’d just gotten off a bad breakup, and had been stuffing my face with cheap cheese and The Rachel Zoe Project, and was having a bit of an episode.
The basic format is this: Rachel Zoe [‘s team] works hard to find some amazing, interesting piece of fashion – be it an accessory or jacket – and types up a big ol’ catch-phrase-fest about it. Then, at the very bottom of the e-mail, there is a second, tiny section called PARALLEL UNIVERSE. Are you wondering what happens in a parallel universe? Things get cheaper! Yes, even us broke-ass babes get to participate in fashion! We’ve come so far!
Anyway, daily e-mails are completely overwhelming to my sensitive inbox nerves, so I can honestly say that I’ve missed about 87% of them… But this weekend, I managed to catch a glimse of her Sept. 28th newsletter (ahem), which featured these completely, way-too-adorable rings:
Lulu Frost’s CODE rings! So cute, right? I love the idea of stacking these. Maybe even reppin’ the 2-0-6. Or, I could do one better and represent the price: $6-6-0.
Any sane person would then look towards the ~Parallel Universe~ for the answer to our price woes.
Ahhh, so much cuter! I love it when the less expensive items are better than the pricier ones. Although, while these Alphabet Rings from Catbird are definitely more “affordable” than the Lulu Frost bits above, $88 still isn’t a price that I can/will pay.
After seeing the price vs. the product, I shook my head and said aloud to my laptop, teacup and cookie crumbs: “$88? Amateur.“
$88 for tiny, delicate, and no-doubt beautiful rings? I think we can do better. Rachel Zoe, allow me to introduce you to a little thing called Etsy.
Custom, made-to-order, sterling silver initial rings from A For Febre… for only $19 each. Yeah.
I am in love with the delicate simplicity of these sterling silver Tiny Script Rings from Punky Bunny Designs – they’re only $18!
In the event where you’re not into the sterling silver idea, these $12 brass or copper initial rings from Little Green Room are perfect! If that isn’t enough, from Oct. 7th – Oct. 20th, you can get 20% off your order with this code: FABFALL
The way these rings are stacked in this photo completely sucked me in. (Excellent job, Nelle & Lizzy!) These Alphabot Sterling Silver Stackers are only $16 each, and I need them, bad.
I added these because I know a lot of you are into a more old-school, vintage style (which I totally dig & Jen is all over it, too!) and the look of these Gunmetal Initial Rings from Out Of The Blue remind me of a combination of my grandmother’s drawer pulls, typewriter keys, and old wax seal stamp for envelopes. At $12-a-piece, they’re pretty perfect.