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18 Feb 2013

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

One day in sixth grade, I couldn't see the chalkboard very clearly. I squinted and squinted until I gave myself a headache. Soon, my parents realized I was becoming near-sighted, and I started wearing glasses. I dreaded having to pull them out in class. Glasses were not cool in junior high, especially in the early '90s (unless you were Sally Jesse Raphael), and as soon as I was allowed to get contacts in high school, I wore them every day ever since and saved my glasses for nighttime, right-before-bed only.

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

I bet you guys didn't even know I wear glasses, right? I mean, my normal vision is so bad that I wouldn't be able to see you if you were standing in front of me. It's all a blur. However, once more fun frame options became available, I decided to revisit the idea of wearing glasses. I loved the idea of wearing them all day, but with an Asian nose-bridge, plastic-framed glasses rarely stay on my face. It wasn't until I tried Rivet & Sway—a company that focuses on glasses only for women, and those with smaller or more narrow faces specifically—that I was finally able to wear cool spectacles again. These actually stay on my face!

I've since become a big fan of Rivet & Sway, and have joined forces with them today to show you how I now wear glasses as a part of my everyday life—and how they can even be an accessory to work into your outfit.

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

For everyday, I love adding a pop of color—because when you're in a T-shirt and jeans, it's that extra little detail that feels fun and special.

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

For dressier occassions, I love a thinner frame in classic black. The glasses make a subtle statement and let whatever you're wearing shine.

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy | Rivet & Sway | photo by Bonnie Tsang

For when I'm wearing lots of patterns or in a more bohemian mood, I love neutral, tortoise-colored frames with a twist. They add interest and a little spark of surprise...they're like what your local librarian would wear, but with a kick!

Do you guys wear glasses? If you do, are you a glasses-only-at-night wearer like I once was? Or do you love rocking them on a daily basis?

P.S. Rivet & Sway is kindly offering Oh Joy readers $50 off a single pair of frames (a $199 retail value) through March 31, 2013. Enter OHJOYSWAYS at checkout. (You can try up to three pairs at home!)

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Rivet & Sway. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy. 

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang. Hair and makeup by Danielle Walch. Casual outfit: sweatshirt from Hello Merch, jeans by J.Crew, tote by Mar y Sol, sneakers c/o Loeffler Randall, Punchline glasses by Rivet & Sway. Dressy outfit: dress by Madewell (past season), jacket by Anthropologie (past season), clutch by J.Crew (past season), All Who Wander glasses by Rivet & Sway. Boho outfit: dress c/o Lauren Moffatt, cardigan from A-Thread, Core Strength glasses by Rivet & Sway.

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