Ralph and Duchess Ear Cuff; $120.00
For some reason, I never thought about the possibility of ear… adornment (err?) aside from actual earrings. Call me old fashioned.
But these “ear cuffs” from jewelry line Ralph and Duchess are… pretty awesome, I must say. The brand’s brain is that of Rochelle Goldberg (and its muses, Ralph and Duchess, the names of her pet rabbits. Aw! ♥) and from what I can tell, this gal knows her stuff.
I like how the cuff incorporates just enough of an edge to intrigue, sans the whole trashy-biker-chick twinge (are you picturing the ear cuffs with the chains? Yeah…). Love. Goldberg gets it right by incorporating feminine flowers into her design, rendering her pieces more Midsummer Night’s Dream than motorcycle. I’d certainly wear one of these!
It looks like the official site for the brand may be experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment (it won’t load for me), but I’ve linked these to another online store where you can purchase (in bronze, not silver, however). But I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before it’s back up and running. I am also sure that there are cheaper versions of the same thing floating around out there (these go for around $120.00)… ETSY anyone?
I could see this trend sticking around for a while… ! ♥
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Han Cholo 3 Row Spiked Ring; $52.00
You know what? It’s about time I gushed about something I (and probably you) can actually… afford. Imagine that.
I’m thinking this Han Cholo “spiked” ring courtesy of Revolve Clothing is just the thing.
I’ve been looking for an accessory with a bit of a bite, you know, a hard-edge that’s intriguing (oh wait, there is that statement necklace I got for like 15 bucks at Shock Boutique… err, in addition to that then ) but that’s also affordable and… understated enough so that I don’t look like a punk poser, and I think this piece is perfect.
I am seeing this ring complementing many-a-jeans-and-t-shirt for day, but also paired up with a cocktail dress or LBD for night. I feel like when kept to a healthy minimum, pieces with un peu de punk can complement any outfit.
Because let’s face it: every fashionista can use a dash of rebel yell from time to time.
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Tagged Affordable jewelry, Budget jewelry, Han Cholo, Hard-edge jewelry, Punk accessories, Revolve Clothing, Rings, Shock Boutique, Statement necklace