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Rivet and Sway, haute eyewear for the distinguishing woman: Haute Fashion

like opening a present

like opening a present

“Well hello there!”

When I got my box of Rivey and Sway eyewear try-ons this past week, let’s just say I was giddy with excitement.  This method of eyeglass shopping has been around for some time, from Warby Parker and other brands, and now from Rivet and Sway.  I love the idea of cutting out the “middleman”, and trying on glasses in the privacy of my own home.  These glasses were super cute and actually available to order for a try-on (often an issue with other similar brands).  I finally tried this experience, mainly because Rivet and Sway’s marketing “swayed” me by designing a product for consumers like me:

  1. The welcome email said glasses are designed for women’s faces, which may be smaller with higher cheekbones, and are often the cause of my dismay with other brands.
  2. The pairs include thin lenses, which the very nearsighted folks like myself really need.
  3. The cost is $169 for the first pair, and $99 for every pair after.  Not a bad deal considering my last glasses, which I can’t wear due to sizing and issues with fit, cost me around $400.
  4. They also asked for my current glasses size, which helped with recommendations customized for my face size.

Let’s talk packaging…they do it right.  My package arrived promptly in 2 days – super fast shipping in my opinion.  Sure there is a lot, but you return it back to them and I imagine they could reuse some of it if possible.  It’s also beautiful, designed for a woman, and made me feel like I was opening a lovely box of perfume bottles…very smart.

rivet and sway interior packaging

rivet and sway interior packaging

The actual glasses they have vary a lot by style, and use (like sunglasses, etc.).   My try-ons had different impacts on my face, and I made some funny faces while trying them on (my somewhat failed attempt at humor).  But I can confidently say I liked 3/5 of them, and now am stuck deciding which to buy.  Not a bad problem to have.  These are definitely a haute product for me.

Anyways, maybe you can help me decide?  Which glasses should I buy?

pondering my purchase

pondering my purchase

 

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Gatsby mania is upon us; what will you wear?: Haute Fashion

Gatsby Mania in Chicago

Gatsby Mania in Chicago

The much anticipated remake of the classic novel and similar films (2 notable versions) , The Great Gatsby, is nearly upon us. In fine form, the world is taking note.

Once called the best novel of the 20th Century, this movie has a lot to live up to. But one thing is for sure, regardless if Leo beats Robert, the clothes will be cool.

Call it “on trend”, call it “mod”, call it “vintage”…Gatsby is the new black. Brands like Brooks Brothers are creating special campaigns just to celebrate all that is Gatsby style. Check out some of their looks at http://www.brooksbrothers.com/The-Great-Gatsby-Collection/gatsby,default,sc.html. They are 25% off now for their Friends and Family event.

Shop ModCloth has embraced the Gatsby spirit for some time, and I found a few classic and yet modern pieces I am dying for. Here are some of my favorite picks for this week!

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Super cute snow boots to help you weather the storm: Haute Fashion

Everyone is talking about the big storm which may hit the East Coast tonight/tomorrow, so what better way to prepare than to grab a pair of super cute snow boots!  You can grab the best styles, and prices are dropping with NY Spring Fashion Week this weekend, and stores changing over inventory. 

Stop by the new Piperlime Store in Soho and grab some super hot Sorel Joan of Arctic or Cate of Alexandria boots.  Check out some of them on Piperlime’s website at:  http://piprl.me/11QN56e 

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photo from www.piperlime.com

Stop at Lord and Taylor on 5th Ave. for a great selection of winter boots and gear. I grabbed some cozy Khombu boots on sale before a trip to Iceland, but I was eyeing the House of Harlow 1960 Maddox boots too.  http://bit.ly/UGcYnq

UGG Australia is synonomyous with warm and furry, but their cold weather boots are also high on style.  With stores around the city, you are sure to find something to keep you warm (and furry).  Like the Women’s Adirondack Tall boot and others at:  http://bit.ly/YHo3BW.

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Photo from www.uggaustralia.com

Stay warm and look cool as you bundle up this winter!