Thanks to Rivet & Sway for sponsoring this post, and allowing me to provide fodder for girls-in-glasses fetishists the world over.
I got my first pair of glasses in college. They were tiny, wire-rimmed specs that made me feel like a genius, and look like an awkwardly feminine James Joyce.
I’ve been through dozens of pairs since then, but a few years ago, I realized I’d been wearing the same glasses for about seven years. I got so many compliments when I first purchased them; it poisoned my brain.
Then one day it clicked. Glasses are an accessory, and are subject to trends. My once-chic glasses had essentially become a pair of Capri pants for my face. “Do you have some gladiator sandals I could balance on my nose? Thanks.”
So I decided to change out my glasses more frequently, which brings us to Rivet & Sway. They’re like Zappos for sexy librarians. You choose three frames you want to try, and they ship them to you free so you can try them on, take a bunch of selfies, and ask your friends if they make you look stupid. Like so:
I love these. Are they too “seventh-grade art teacher who used to over-explain about how it’s not a big deal to eat paste”?
I think they’re like when you ask your favorite barista with the sleeve tats where you can get a pair of her glasses, and she says, “Oh. My aunt was a rocket scientist. I got these out of her old jewelry box when I was visiting her in New Mexico.” And then you shake your fist at the sky.
POETIC LICENSE, TORTOISE
“Hi. I’m looking for an Awkward Architect boyfriend. In the meantime, I’ll be writing about my feelings in a Moleskine.”
OK, share with me your thoughts. Is one of these the one, or should I try on more? Let me know in comments, and while you’re at it…
If you’d like to enter to win your own pair of Rivet & Sway glasses, and you happen to be a U.S. resident, please do this:
1. Choose which pair of glasses you want.
2. Leave a comment here with the name and color of glasses you covet.
3. If you can’t decide — because you are not some sort of eyewear wizard and you want to see them on your face (or you just want more chances to win) — you may leave up to three comments without being considered a cheater.
4. Check back here Wednesday, when I will announce the randomly selected winner. And then champagne.
On Monday we’ll talk about the next thing I’m crossing off my Life List with Rivet & Sway’s help. I hope it’s something you’ve thought about doing too, and we can roll up our sleeves together.
Now choose your glasses smart people, that you may easily locate other smart people and mate with them. See you Monday.