The Evolution of Spectacle Love

by Brittany on May 20, 2013

in Covet, Fashion, Giveaways

When I was in second grade, the school nurse called my parents in for a meeting. I sat outside the infirmary, but the door was cracked enough for me to hear her tell my parents how concerned she was because she’d witnessed me squinting in the library.

Except when she said “squinting” I thought she meant “squatting,” and just assumed she saw me showing my panties to an entire bookshelf of Judy Bloom books like some kind of trollop. I never bent over in the library again.

Two eye doctor appointments later, the correct definition and my vision became much clearer, and my life as a bespectacled chubby girl with a gap between her teeth and poodle hair began.

Ohhhh honey.

Don’t worry, yall. This is the stuff that builds character and stellar comedic timing.

Since then, there’s been contact lenses, talk of of Lasik, trendy frames, and even some tooth bonding.

While I’m not ready to laser my eyeballs just yet… I’ve made peace with my -4.75 vision. And thanks to the rise of the hiptser, not only do I get rad circle scarves and irony, but I also get killer frame options!

Enter Rivet & Sway, an adorable online glasses shoppe. Much like hippie headbands and Bill Murray memorabilia, I’m a sucker for cute glasses, so I picked out three completely different shapes to try on at home (for free-sies, y’all, this is genius), and now I need your help deciding which style to pull the trigger on.

Cat eye Glasses

Spitfire. A cat eye shape is something I always wanted to try, but I was afraid of looking too Chris Farley in Lunchlady Land. But these tortoise shell frames with a pop of green? Have mercy. Yeah, I just john Stamos’ed over them.  I’m that obsessed.

Round Glasses

Poetic License. I don’t normally gravitate toward round glasses due to my face shape, but the inside of the frame was lavender, so I couldn’t resist. They felt like a more romantic take on Harry Potter glasses, and we all know what a nerd I am about that.

Square Glasses

Hungry Heart. So I’m obviously a square glasses fan. they are flattering and familiar, and if you’ve learned nothing today, I have a hard on for tortoise shell. But are these too safe inside my comfort zone?

Ok so, I definitely have a favorite (meow), but I want you to have one too, so thanks to Rivet & Sway, I’m going to give a pair away to you, too!

Here is how to enter:

  1. Click here to check out Rivet & Sway. 
  2. Leave me a comment with the name of the Rivet & Sway glasses you’d love to win.
  3. Love more than one frame? No problem, leave as many comments as you wish dishing on your favorite styles for even more chances to win.

Bonus Entry: After you tell me what frames you want for yourself, help me pick out mine! Leave me a bonus comment with your pick. What’s the verdict, y’all? Cat eye? Round? Square?

Why I love Rivet & Sway? This giveaway is brought to you in collaboration with Rivet & Sway and Go Mighty. Not only has Rivet & Sway given me a sexy pair of spectacles, but they’ve also generously helped me fund a Life List Goal, to style and dress curvy women! That’s right folks, they have stepped up and helped me launch my dream! As you know I’ve started that process with a national call-out. And now, you can read even more about where I am in the process (and how much it’s growing OMG!) here!

This giveaway runs through tomorrow only, ending Tuesday May 21st at 11pm EST. One (1) winner will be randomly selected, and the prize code delivered upon confirmation of winning.  You must reply to me within 24 hours, or a new winner will be drawn. 

—This contest has ended, congrats Madison L.!—



Jessica May 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

for me ( and the glasses currently masking taped together…) meet cute! Because they are ADORABLE

Tamara May 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

And I totes love Je Ne Sais Quoi as well.

Heather May 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm

And the Rizzo! Super fun design inside and guaranteed Grease songs stuck in my head all day long. Bonus.

Caroline May 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hi Brittany, I’ve read your blog for a couple of years now, and you are awesome! I normally don’t comment on blogs because I’m a bit shy, but thought I might as well accept the invitation!
Okay, first: Glasses. Cat-eye. Do it. No, seriously. Do it. The round glasses for some reason remind me of Al Franken. The square ones just seem a little off the mark. The cat-eye, oooohhh the cat-eye! Lisa Loeb much? (with better hair)
Also, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t need new glasses. Mine are several years old and I have no money for new ones. :( I would looooove to have a pair too.

Mary Pat May 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I’m in love with the Meet Cute frames because FINALLY some frames for a petite face. I usually have to shop in the kids section!

Kim A. May 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I really love the Six Shooter frames in Copper Penny! I think they’d look good with my red hair.

Kim A. May 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

The Cat Eye looks the best on you. For sure! Sexy!

Lorrie May 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I adore the Spitfire frames!

Lorrie May 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I think for myself, I’d choose Core Strength.

Heather May 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

That Rivet and Sway has everything! I also love the Poetic License in Cherry Bomb. Not sure they’d look as good on me as they do on you though. But they are so amazingly Harry Potter.

Heather May 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Final frame I love? Sweet Spot in Seafoam. Hello, Summer!

Alison May 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

I love the cat ones.

Jennifer May 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

Spitfire and Hungry Heart are both amazing on you!

sandy May 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

hungry heart in tortoise I love

sandy May 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

all who wander in tortoise I love

alnemsmom May 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love Faster Pussycat in Tiger Eye for moi. You look AMAZING in Spitfire. Rawr!

sandy May 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

core strength in tortoise

Katherine May 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

I love you in the cat eye! It is a beautiful frame on you.

sandy May 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

hungry heart in red

sandy May 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

like the cat eye for you

Jennifer May 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

For me, Je Ne Sais Quoi in Amber Glow!!!

Jennifer May 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

Or Hungry Heart in Classic Tortoise!

Hope May 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

I think I’m into the Rizzo!

Danielle May 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I’m in love with the Street Smart style!

Danielle May 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Also, I totally pick the Cat Eye ones for you. HOT!

Kendra May 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

For me…the character study. In PURPLE!

Kendra May 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm

For you….definitely the cat eye.

Caryn May 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I would love to win the Spitfire frames!

Caryn May 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The cat eye frames looks awesome on you!

Katherine May 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Ooo, the Faster Pussycat! I would rock the Faster Pussycat.

Not as hard as you are rocking the cat eye, though. You are totally owning those. I love them on you.

Katie May 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I like the Cat Eye on you and Faster Pussycat for me:)

heather May 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm

cat-eye. no question.

heather May 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I am enjoying the spitfire

heather May 22, 2013 at 11:45 pm

but faster pussycat, c’mon. they are begging for me.

Julie May 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

I’m torn. Love Spitfire and Hungry Heart, but if it’s true you only have one face and can wear only one pair at a time, I’ll vote for Hungry Heart. (Also, I have a thing for Springsteen.)

Nikki May 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I like Besame Mucho

Nikki May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

And Derring-Do

Nikki May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Annnnnd Rizzo

Nikki May 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

For you I like the square, Hungry Heart. They make you look as if you’re always on the cusp of your next great idea.

Mishelle Lane May 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Je Ne Se Quoi is my ultimate favorite!!!!

Mishelle Lane May 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I also love Six Shooter.

Mishelle Lane May 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

My 3rd pick would be Core Strength!!!!

Mishelle Lane May 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Also, I know I missed the giveaway, just sharing the three I’m gonna order!! Lol

Carrie May 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I work in an ophthalmology office with an eyeglass shop as well… So I spend all day looking at people in glasses (which is actually pretty fun). My vote for you is the cat eye glasses they are super cute =)

Anne May 31, 2013 at 8:32 am

I know the contest is over but I just HAD to tell you how much I love that you made John Stamos a verb!

Kate June 4, 2013 at 2:35 am

I love the square ones on you, they really balance out the roundness of your face.
I would loove to win Jet Black :)

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