Fashionable Frames

by Jessica Sturdy on February 21, 2014

Like I hinted on Instagram last weekend, I teamed up with Rivet & Sway for their #ChelseaHallGirl campaign! Named after the Chelsea location of New York and inspired by the androgynous 70’s, the Chelsea Hall Collection, is: “An ode to the women of the ‘70s who broke every rule of style only to redefine an era of it. We’re talking Gloria Steinem and bold New York. A little bit androgynous, a lot fearless, beautiful always.”

I’m kind of having a glasses moment, you guys. Lately, I’ve definitely been going through a guys in glasses phase! I don’t know what it is, but if a guy can pull off glasses, I’m way more likely to strike up a conversation. (Or more likely to swipe right on Tinder, let’s be serious… ;)) So when Rivet & Sway reached out to me about trying on some of their frames, I was up for a little challenge. Hopefully the New York boys are having a girls in glasses moment, too! Typically, I’ve never been one to accessorize with glasses and was a little bit skeptical about how they would look on me. But ever since styling a handful of Rivet & Sway frames, I’m totally smitten. I feel like they add so much flair to an outfit. They’re just so fun!

One of my favorite parts of the whole process was the free home try-on service. You can pick any 5 frames on the site and keep them for 5 days to try on at home, absolutely free. The frames arrive in gorgeous packaging with demo lenses. (There’s also a personal stylistthat will help you find the right frames for your face shape and features!) From there, frames are $169 for your first pair and $99 for each additional pair in the same order. You can also get glasses without prescription lenses — accessory lenses or frame-only (no lenses at all).

Now for the best part… Rivet & Sway is so generously giving away a pair of glasses to 2 readers! Enter through the widget below..

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A #ChelseaHallGirl is following her dreams and pursuing her vision. She is fearless, bold and passionate. Know a #ChelseaHallGirl? (Or maybe it’s you!) Let Rivet & Sway know. Submit her (or your story) here to win a featured interview on the Rivet & Sway blog plus a free pair of glasses or sunglasses.

Head over to the Rivet & Sway blog to check out my #ChelseaHallGirl interview! :)

PS: If you’re in the market for some new frames, you can get 10% off at Rivet & Sway with code bowsandsequins-10!

Frames I’m Wearing: Mrs. G in Lucite, Mrs. G in Pink Lady, Mrs. G in Cola, Pantsuite in Purple Haze, Belle in Cookies & Cream, Polly Ester in Cherry Pop

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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Kristin February 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

I bought some fashion frames a few months ago and love them! My hubby made fun of me at first; I tried explaining they were an accessory…eventually he told me he secretly thought they were super sexy! So I bet the New York boys will be all over you! :)


Chris February 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

He’s a smart man and hopefully the NYC guys will do the same for Jessica!


Sam February 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

You look fantastic in these frames! Especially love the dark purple on you. I wear glasses when I drive (aka never these days), and I was so excited when I found out I needed them. Glasses just seem to have this magical appeal!



Carly A. Heitlinger February 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

jess. you are SO cute.


Elyse G. February 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

Great giveaway! I especially love those pink frames. *fingers crossed*


Chris February 21, 2014 at 11:05 am

Those look SO fun! I like the black and white tortoise (sp?) and the purple on you. Thanks for the chance to win!


Naghmeh February 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

Cute glasses!! love that pink outfit :)


Jessica Rose February 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

Great glasses……all of them!!


Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots February 21, 2014 at 11:13 am

Oh my goodness! These are all so fun and you look darling in every pair!


Rach February 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

You are adorable! I really like the all pink look!


ashlyn February 21, 2014 at 11:23 am

you look SO cute in all of these glasses! i love them.


Meagan February 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

Glasses are so fun! My vision is pretty poor, so I wear glasses or contacts every day. They are a fun accessory and you look fabulous with them on!


Courtney McLaren February 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

As someone who is blind as a bat and has to wear glasses the right frames make all the difference!!!


Jourdin February 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

I wish I needed glasses all the time! All of these are so cute, but I would feel so silly just wearing them as accessories.


Kathleen Ullman February 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Love all these frames on you and all you’re great outfits! So cute!


Laura Kathleen February 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Hi Jess! Thanks for the giveaway! I need a new pair of glasses, and I’ve been shopping online for a few months, def going to check out Rivet and Sway now! My email is, I didn’t see where to put it in to enter in the rofflecopter widget.

Have a great weekend!


Rose February 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm

So cute!!! I think you pull off the glasses so well (and those boys better be swiping right!)


Silver February 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Such a cool giveaway! And I can’t decide which look I like better on you. Not sure if my “enter a valid email address” worked on the widget so here it is just in case {}. Happy Friday!

A Silver Snapshot


Waverly February 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I love guys in glasses, particularly my husband :) I love that first pink pair of glasses on you, too cute!


Ib LeggJack February 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

They’re really cool. ♥ the Purple and Leopard print frames.


Tanya K February 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

LOVE the purple ones on you! So fun!

so excited about the giveaway, but screwed up when entering my instagram name — its tanyatmk not ttmbk, hope that still counts — following both! xo


Courtney February 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Love all of the colors these frames come in. These frames are PERFECT for your face.


Sarah February 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Great glasses! Do you have a tutorial on how you tied the plaid scarf? I love, love it!


Ann February 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm


You look even hotter (if that’s possible!) in glasses! Love them all on you. I love the Zara scarf, too! Wish I had one!


Vera Sawicki February 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Beautiful! Love the pink.


Christy Brown February 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Love all these frames on you. So fun!!


Tia February 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

Love those frames, they’re so fun!
xo Tia |


Paulina February 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Sometimes I wish I had glasses just so I could switch them up and have them a an everyday accessory and this is why! I just discovered your blog and am quite obsessed…just as I am with those first pink glasses!xxx


Stacey February 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I love how you styled all the different frames, you are so cute in glasses!

Five Minute Style


FatFreeFashion February 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

I love the red pair! You can really pull them off.

Lindsay xx,


Lara Sophia February 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

those frames look fabulous on you!


Carrie Anne February 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

First off, you’re adorable & make wearing glasses look dang goooood! Secondly, I’m seriously crossing my fingers for a win here as I’m about to start a new job and would love the chance to mix up my look — plus, I’ll be a teacher in an infant/toddler classroom, so an extra pair of glasses may not be a bad idea! 😉


Kaitlin February 24, 2014 at 11:25 pm

So jealous of your glasses collection! Those frames are all adorable. Awesome giveaway!



Katie Albury February 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

Love these…I am in desperate need for new glasses as I fell asleep wearing my current ones and now they are all crooked!

Katie x


Ally February 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

All of these frames are SO cute on you!!!


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