My New Specs: A Rivet & Sway Review

I’m not usually one for wearing glasses as an everyday thing. My vision is bad enough that I need some sort of eye correction, but I usually go the contacts route. That, however, has now changed.

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Earlier this month, after a prolonged search for new glasses (mine were old, unflattering, and scratched up), I discovered Rivet & Sway, a great new online startup company offering specs tailor made for women.

I  loved ordering from Rivet & Sway. Their customer service was excellent. For example, I contacted them several times throughout my order with questions. They were always quick to respond and provided helpful solutions, even going the extra mile to help me work through some pricing concerns.


Like many online eyeglass companies, Rivet & Sway offers free home try-ons to help you decide which frames to order. They allow 3 frames for 3 days. Mine arrived within a couple days of my order by free two-day Fedex shipping. To return, you simply repack the frames in their original box, stick on the provided return label, and ship them out. Return shipping is also free.

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When you place an order, the frames are shipped out in small, cute, brown boxes. Inside is yet another small, cute brown box. And inside of that, in a soft glasses pouch, are your glasses. All glasses cost $199 for both the frames and lenses. If you decide the glasses don’t work for you, Rivet & Sway even offers a 60-day, no questions asked return policy.

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I had a very specific idea in mind for my new glasses. I wanted round, tortoise shell frames. Everything I found, though, was either too big for my thin face or looked like a toddler’s frames. Enter Rivet & Sway’s Poetic License. They were an obvious choice for me. The Poetic License frames were made for narrow faces and therefore don’t drown out my small features. Plus, because Rivet and Sway designs specifically for women, all the glasses are delicate and feminine without being fragile.

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I love my new specs. They’re designer quality and design without the designer price tag. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’m typically more of a contacts girl. Since I got my new glasses a week ago, though, I’ve worn them everyday. I’m definitely a new longterm customer of Rivet & Sway.

After having such a great experience with this company, I’m ecstatic to announce Rivet & Sway as my first blog sponsor! I’m proud to promote this awesome company, and I hope other bespectacled women have just as a great an experience as I did!

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Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with Rivet & Sway. All opinions, however, are my own.