Girls Who Wear Glasses & Boys That Break Glasses
May 06, 2013
This post is sponsored by Rivet & Sway.
I have worn those glasses since...let's see*...before Noah was born. That means they have survived years of not only my own idiocracy, but also the infancies and toddlerhoods of two grabby, destructive children.
*IT'S A VISION PUN DO U GEDDIT
Child number three, alas. It was just too much to ask for a simple pair of reading glasses. Especially if said reading glasses were stupidly left out on the coffee table, in plain sight and easy reach of said child.
Honestly, I'm such a rookie sometimes. WHATZ THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN?
To be fair, though, I've been whining fairly regularly about my aging eyesight over the past year, getting headaches, squinting a lot more at screens and pages, and ever-so-casually bumping up the font size because technology, whippersnappers, my lawn and reasons. I knew it was time to get another eye exam and a new prescription, but I just didn't, thanks to my trusty ol' pair of specs being handy and pretty much close to good enough.
So in a way, I did you a favor. Ur welcomes.
But even after Ike snapped my glasses in two, I still wishy-washied around about it. I don't like shopping for glasses. It stresses me out, trying on frame after frame, since I don't ever really know what looks good on me but always feel like it's never the stylish frames, but rather the old-lady styles that I am not cool enough to pull off ironically. Also, I was a blonde the last time I shopped for frames. Also also, my right ear is ever so slightly higher than my left. Which means an ill-fitting frame can give the impression that my entire face is kind of...slanting down to the left.
(Maybe because it is? Oh, God.)
ANYWAY. About two days after the great Glasses Snappening, I was approached about possibly doing a sponsored post for Rivet & Sway. Which is a website that sells really awesome high-end frames, and offers the services of a personal stylist (Ritzy. HI RITZY.) to help you pick out a selection of frames to try on at home. THAT'S WHAT WE CALL TIMING. I answered a couple questions, uploaded a head shot and within a few hours I got an email with a few different recommendations to choose from.
One of which looked EXACTLY like the frames I would immediately gravitate to in any store in the world. They're a more up-to-date and flattering version of my old specs. Classic tortoise with flecks of blue.
The second pair is the kind of frames I always WANT to pull off. Bolder, darker and more prominent. In the end, though, I'd usually shy away from glasses like this because I thought they were "too much" for a super-pale blonde. Ritzy recommended these mostly to pair with my current hair color.
For the third pair, I picked...well, not really something wildly oddball, but different from any glasses I've worn in the past. Metal instead of plastic, a bit wider, and in a copper color that manages to match my hair perfectly in some lights, while looking completely different in others. (Thus making them the hardest to photograph. I don't think I'm doing them justice here!)
Okay, so I do seekritly (or maybe not-so-seekritly) have a favorite pair, but where is the fun in that? Let's crowd-source this sucker. Which specs get your vote?
This post is sponsored by Rivet & Sway. Get $25 dollars off a single pair of frames between now and June 30, 2013 using code SUPER-MOM.
Want to share the love with someone else? Nominate a Super Mom in your life here, with a short story about her superpower. (250-500 characters.) Grand prize winner will receive two pairs of Rivet & Sway frames, and a monthly delivery of Vosges Haut-Chocolat for a year. Two runners up will receive each receive a pair of frames and the exotic truffle collection from Vosges. Enter by May 12, 2013; winners announced via Facebook and notified by email on May 15, 2013.