When we moved from urban Florida to the mountains of North Carolina three years ago, I barely looked back in the rear view mirror on our way out of town. We were over the traffic, over the broiling hot summers and ready for an outdoorsy life in our new rural home. Slowly, we realized that there were indeed a couple of things that we missed – our favorite pizza joint, college football games and shopping locally for whatever we needed.
We’ve adjusted pretty well to the things that we’re lacking, (I can now make a mean homemade pizza and we head down to a football game every season) but the shopping has definitely been hit or miss. Sure, I can order most things online, but there are things that sometimes have to be tried on before committing to a purchase. I found this out the hard way when I started shopping for my prescription eyeglasses online. There were tons of websites out there that sold glasses, but I was seriously nervous about filling my prescription without getting to try on the frames because it’s not exactly the same thing as buying a pair of jeans, you know? So, I didn’t. I kept on wearing my same old glasses from my Florida days thinking that one day, I’d make the drive down to Atlanta to check out a wide selection of frames in person and probably drop way more money than I intended.
But, guess what? All is not lost! There is a company out there that has perfected the online eyeglass shopping experience and has saved me from wearing my same old glasses for the next handful of years. I heard about Rivet & Sway just 3 days ago and fell in love with their concept. Get this, they will send you 3 frames of your choice for free in their Home Try-On kit that will get to you in just a couple of days. You then have 3 days to try on the frames (again and again and again) before shipping them back, again for free (they include prepaid postage in the package). How easy is that?
Well, I immediately went online and had a crazy hard time deciding on which 3 frames I wanted to try on – there are a ton of styles to pick from. I decided to read their style tips, which really helped me narrow down my choices and I placed my frame order on Tuesday. Imagine my glee when today, this box was waiting for me when I got back from campus.
Lexi was napping so I ran upstairs and ripped into the box because let’s face it, I love
getting packages in the mail! Each frame came in its own box and arrived in perfect condition.
If you need another perspective to help you decide (since I went all serious in the first set of pictures), here are some candids of what I’ll probably look like in real life since I’m almost always making goofy faces. Oh and the frames are in the same order as the above picture, so you can still vote for top (Street Smart), middle (Ruby Red), or bottom (Besame Mucho) frames.
Thanks for your input everyone. Feel free to include your vote in the comments. I can’t wait to see which pair you like best. Best of all, I can’t wait to order my new frames and start sporting some stylish new specs!
Disclaimer: The great folks at Rivet & Sway are providing me with a pair of eyeglasses of my choice. No monetary compensation was made and all opinions in this post are entirely my own.