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Hi. This is me with the glasses I wear every day - glasses I love with my entire heart. Except, they're kind of... large. They're large and I love them but there are days when having something a little more subtle would be nice. (I've had the same pair of sunglasses for 78798123 years and in eight years have only owned three pairs of eye glasses. And the only reason why it's three and not one is that my prescription changed and/or I warped the other pairs.) 
Not that there is anything wrong with wearing glasses the size of my head every day but I've been wearing these glasses daily for the last two years and sometimes it's nice to switch it up a bit. I am horrible at switching it up a bit. I have been wearing the same boots for the last six months and my hair has not changed since The Cold War.
But alas, this post isn't about boots and/or hair, it's about glasses. Spectacles. Spectacles! Which I have worn to read/drive/write/watch television/not get a headache since I became pregnant with Archer and lost all ability to see without prescription eyewear.

ED: I had perfect vision until my pregnancy in 2005 when overnight I developed an astigmatism. My feet also went from size 9.5/10 to 10.5/11. So, you know, in case you want to keep your perfect vision and non-humongous feet... 

Not that my feet were ever dainty. 

Actually, it's funny because ALL MY YOUNG LIFE I wanted glasses. I once purposely failed an eye exam in my teens because I wanted glasses so totally bad and then I had to admit, in the end, that I actually COULD see that it was rstlne in tiny letters at the bottom of the page. 

Womp, womp. 

Maybe that explains why I'm so into xxxl glasses? To make up for lost time?
Regardless, this was a very exciting experiment for me because A. I have only owned three pairs of glasses in my life and B. I am the most indecisive person of all time (which is why I never buy new glasses because it's simply too much pressure. 

Also, I tend to buy things that aren't flattering on me at all because I am horrible at knowing. I get all flustered and confused and then I end up walking out with hives and/or the craziest pair of glasses/pants/shoes that are insane and do me no favors BUT ARE SO AWESOME WHO CARES!

Enter Rivet & Sway and the opportunity to choose a pair of glasses that flatter my face, most notably my lopsided and somewhat pointy nose. Which swelled beyond recognition during my first pregnancy and then became completely lopsided and pointy in the afterward. Ahem, remember this
Anyway, glasses. Big gigantic glasses. Move over, there's a new (more petite) sheriff in town. Yeehaw. 

Rivet & Sway, in case you aren't familiar, is a mail order eyewear company that sends you three pairs of glasses (of your choice) at a time to try on at home. You are charged zero dollars for this and can pretty much try on every single pair they have until you find the pair that works for you. (If there is a pair that works for you.) Then? You send your prescription in with your choice frames and voila, new glasses. (More on that, here.)
But hold on wait a minute whut. The coolest part of this whole experiment was working with a stylist (named Ritzy. Hi, Ritzy!) who knows glasses and face shapes and can totally call it in terms of what works for you.

ED: I sent a photo of myself sans glasses and one of Ritzy's recommendations happened to be the pair I chose even though, via first impression, they weren't my fave.
Anyway. Here are the first three (of six) I tried on:

Hungry Hearts by a landslide, right? Who knew? Still... I wanted to make sure I was completely sold so I sent back my first three pairs and ordered a second batch of samples to try and they were these.


Poetic License in Royal Tortoise:
(I like them in black better I think.)
Six Shooter in Copper Penny:
The Poetic License were a little too Harry Potter on me and the Six Shooter a bit too severe. In the end, my heart belonged to The Hungry Heart in tortoise:
Welcome to my face, Hungry Heart,  you subtle, specsy things. (P.S. Phone case by Fable. Weird crouch-position because the mirror is a little on the low side.)

Respect to Rivet & Sway for helping me find the one. I like your style.

Rivet & Sway is hosting a Super Mom Contest for Mother's Day. To enter? Share a short story (250-500 characters) of a super mom in your life by going here. The grand prize winner will win two pairs of Rivet & Sway frames as well as a monthly delivery of Vosges Haut-ChocolateTwo runner-up winners will each receive a pair of frames and the exotic truffle collection from Vosges. Rivet & Sway will be accepting entries from May 1-12. Winner will be announced on Facebook and notified via email on May 15, 2013. 

In the meantime, Rivet & Sway are offering GGC readers a 25$ off discount with code SUPER-MOM between now and June 30th, 2013. Thanks, Rivet & Sway + Happy Wednesday, all!