The Evolution of Spectacle Love

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.!—



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  1. Heather says

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

  2. Caroline says

    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.

  3. Mary Pat says

    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!

  4. Heather says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. Julie says

    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.)

  7. Nikki says

    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.

  8. Carrie says

    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 =)

  9. Anne says

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

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