Eyeglasses Lessons Learned from the Rivet & Sway Pop-Up Shop

Have you heard of Rivet & Sway? They’re a designer women’s eyeglasses company based in Seattle providing at-home try-on services. When I was working with Ellen Rowan on her image recently, she extended a lovely invitation to Rivet & Sway’s Pop Up Shop at Swink Style Bar.

Sarah and Britt at the Pop Up Shop at Swink Style Bar

It was such a treat to meet Britt, Sarah, and Ritzy, the team behind Rivet & Sway, and see their frames up close and personal. These gals are the kind of women you’d love to have around everyday — delightful, complimentary, and darling. Ritzy, the Personal Stylist for Rivet & Sway, is living proof that your career can be decided by your parents by your name!

Talking glasses geometry with Sarah, Ritzy and Britt of Rivet & Sway

I love a good pair of glasses and learned several great lessons from trying on Rivet & Sway’s frames:

  1. Don’t knock it till you try it. Give it a try! Step outside your comfort zone and try on styles that you may not have looked at otherwise. I have never owned a pair of cat-eye glasses before, but I have to say that the Spitfire frames were absolutely enchanting!
  2. There’s a geometry to consider. There are all sorts of lines at play in your face shape, your eye shape, your eyebrows, your bone structure, and the way that they interact with your frames.

    Trying the Punchline frames in Neopolitan with Britt from Rivet & Sway

  3. It all boils down to personal preference. Even though everything may align stylistically between you and a frame, it may still not work with your personal preference. Styling isn’t an exact science because even though it could look perfect from an outsider’s perspective, it might not fit with your preference. It’s always wise to accept other people’s two cents, just remember that at the end of the day, your decision is the one that counts.

    Trying on the Six Shooter from Rivet & Sway. Can't get enough of this color!

    One of my favorite pairs of the night was the Hungry Heart. It just looks so natural.

    The Hungry Heart. (Many thanks to Tim for the great mirror shot)

    If you’re considering a pair of stylish spectacles, definitely check out Rivet & Sway for fab frames and convenient at-home try-on’s!

    Do you wear glasses? How did you decide on your last pair of frames?

    PS: If you’re jonesing for a pair of Rivet & Sway frames, use coupon code SARAHSWAYS to save $25 off your next purchase!

5 thoughts on “Eyeglasses Lessons Learned from the Rivet & Sway Pop-Up Shop

  1. Cable Car Couture says:

    Glad you found it helpful, Rachel! I would definitely recommend checking out Rivet & Sway as a resource on Pinterest since they have some great tips on frames that work for different face shapes. There are definitely lots of options out there these days!

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