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Note from shop owner We are taking a break but if you need assistance with an order please email readytostare [!at]!


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

We are taking a break but if you need assistance with an order please email readytostare [!at]!


Alysse Dalessandro

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Alysse Dalessandro


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About ReadyToStare

Sales 2,674
On Etsy since 2011

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Founded in late 2011 in Chicago, Ready-to-Stare draws on Dalessandro’s experience curating ‘90s clothing with THE SOMETIMES STORE and her training as a jeweler and metalsmith while studying at Loyola University Chicago and Lillstreet Art Center. The brand relocated to an Atlanta-based studio in Fall 2013.

As a trained metalsmith, Dalessandro uses traditional metalworking techniques such as sawing, forming, soldering, drilling, riveting and metal coloration to bring the collection to life. In addition to working with metals such as copper and brass, Dalessandro incorporates plastic dinosaurs, repurposed leather and industrial-grade chain to craft harnesses, earrings, necklaces and rings.

The brand seeks inspiration from ‘90s fashion icons such as Aaliyah, RuPaul, Lil Kim, Selena, and Halle Berry in B.A.P.S. The jewelry is showcased in lookbooks alongside vintage clothing sourced by Dalessandro.

Above all else, the Ready-to-Stare customer is confident. As the name suggests, the Ready-to-Stare woman wants to stand out from the crowd and seeks next level fashion as a release from the everyday mundane; she wears a chain headpiece to her desk job or green dinosaur earrings to the opera just because she has the confidence to do so.

Shop members

  • Alysse Dalessandro

    Owner, Designer

    Designer Alysse Dalessandro started in the fashion industry in late 2009 when she co-founded a pop-up vintage store, THE SOMETIMES STORE. She started making jewelry in 2008 while studying at Loyola University Chicago.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Ready-to-Stare is offers handmade everyday statement pieces. With a flair for eccentric glamour, this store channels Beyonce at all times.

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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Exchanges/Ready-to-Stare credits are given on a case-by-case basis for damaged or grossly misrepresented items; otherwise, all sales final. Please convo me with any issues!

In the rare case that we have agreed upon a return, you must send the item back within a week of receiving it. Past a week, I can no longer honor the return.

If a one-of-a-kind item that breaks in the mail, you can either send it back for a repair or select another item with store credits.

Please read through the description for sizing and message with questions before purchasing.
Ready-to-Stare accepts payments only via Paypal and direct checkout.

Ohio residents must pay 6% sales tax- this will get added to your payment when checking out via Paypal and Etsy.

We don't make holds but we are happy to set up a custom order via convo if an items sells before you are able to purchase.
Ready-to-Stare ships internationally. International shipping does not come with tracking unless requested in advance; additional fee applies for tracking.

All items are shipped within 1-2 weeks of purchase via USPS with tracking unless noted that it is made to order or in pre-order. If you need the order to arrive by a certain date, please message in advance as there will be an additional fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see anything you like in the sold section or if you want a particular piece in a different color or style, message me and we can work out a custom order.