Break all the ‘shopping for glasses’ rules with Rivet and Sway

I am really, really excited to tell you all about Rivet & Sway, a terrific way to try new specs and find ones that fit perfectly. No kidding, this is one of the coolest shop-at-home concepts ever – and you can get 10% off with the code BZSWAYS.

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Rivet & Sway breaks all the rules regarding glasses. Typically, people get their glasses either at the drugstore (for readers), the clothing store (for sunglasses), or the eye doctor office (for prescription glasses). What Rivet & Sway offers is a way to shop from home for frames that they can make into readers, sunglasses, or prescription glasses for you. Just check out the selection and pick five to try – the frames are mailed to you for free, and you get to try them all on and pick whatever you like. Shipping is completely free and could not be easier.

My five frames

My five frames

I went to the Rivet & Sway website and perused the styles. There are very helpful tips for choosing a frame that suits your face shape (mine is heart-shaped) and frame width (narrow for me). Every frame is labeled so you know if it will work. And if you want to try something different from what is recommended, feel free – just know those glasses will probably end up wearing you, not the other way around.

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Rivet & Sway Pantsuit in Purple Haze

See what I mean? The Pantsuit frames in Purple Haze are super cute and trendy, but the frame is waaay too big for my face. It’s meant for wider faces…I need to pay more attention to the recommendations! Square-shaped frames are not my friend. But hey, I send them back and it has cost me nothing at all. Love it.

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Rivet & Sway Poetic License in Cherry Bomb

Poetic License in Cherry Bomb is better…but still not quite my favorite. Round frames are cool, but I don’t think they are the most flattering on me.

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Rivet & Sway Layer Cake in Black Licorice

Now this I like. Layer Cake in Black Licorice, a two-tiered cats-eye, is much more my style with a retro look that isn’t too costumey. I like this very much.

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Rivet & Sway Faster, Pussycat in Tiger Eye

Ooooh, I love these!! The Faster, Pussycat softer cats-eye shape is a terrific option for reading glasses for me. Makes me want to put my hair in a bun and threaten to spank my husband for being naughty.

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Rivet & Sway Barracuda in Silver Lining

Now these are keepers! Love, love, love the Barracuda sunglasses. Can’t go wrong with classic aviators in a sleek silver metal.  Yay!

Just pick up to five frames to try and they are sent within two days. You get five days to try your specs before sending them back (soooo easy – just slap them in the box that seals for you, then put the box in any mailbox). Rivet & Sway has 7 tips to help you find the perfect frames HERE, and you can get personalized advice by emailing stylist@rivetandsway.com . And if you buy two or more frames at once your first prescription pair is $169 and all additional pairs are $99.

If you wear any style of glasses, Rivet & Sway is for you. Shopping couldn’t be more fun or any easier. When you order your try-on specs, be sure to use the promo code BZSWAYS at checkout so they know we sent you, plus you get 10% off your order!!  - Lisa

*the BIZ gets a referral credit for every customer sent to Rivet & Sway

Wantable loves me…and the feeling is mutual. April Accessories Box review

Wantable loves me. You know how I know? Two reasons. One, they put this little note in my April Accessories box:

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And two, they sent me the best box of accessories I have gotten so far. No kidding.  My most favorite selection ever! Here are my preferences:

My loves, likes, and dislikes

My loves, likes, and dislikes

I love Boho, Mix and Match, necklaces, sunglasses, hair accessories, and silver tone.  I moved a few things I actually love to the dislike list just to mix it up, including watches, scarves, and rings.

Beautiful packaging!

Beautiful packaging!

The packaging of the products has evolved into an upscale array of black fabric and velvet bags. Oh, and Wantable had the BEST advice for the month of April!

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The love that Wantable sent this month starts with the adorable Abbie Earring trio (retails for $14). This is a set of small rhinestone studs, a set of larger rhinestone studs, and set of super cute rhinestone accented owls.

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Abbie Earrings

Such a cute owl!

Such a cute owl!

Love, love, and more love!! I have worn these in different combinations every day since I got them. I have double pierced ears, so mixing it up is definitely fun.

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Kira Necklace

up close

Kira Necklace up close

Next I found the Kira Necklace (retails for $21). This is a stunning trio of crystals encased in gold toned wire. It almost looks like a dream catcher.

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Kourtney three strand silver necklace

a closer look

a closer look at the Kourtney Necklace

The largest velvet pouch housed the long three strand silver Kourtney Necklace (retails for $21). This is a truly striking trio of crystal, silver, and pearls. The strands are separate so you can wear them individually or together, whatever you are feeling that day.

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Cleo Sunglasses

The Cleo Sunglasses (retails for $22) are right on trend for this spring with a tortoise-shell wayfarer shape adorned with gold toned studs. The shape is a little large for my face, but I like them anyway. I can get away with them when I wear my hair big!

All in all the box of love from Wantable has a retail value of $86, so it continues to be one heck of a value. Show yourself a little love and order your Wantable Accessory box today!  - Lisa

wearing my shades and my owls

wearing my shades and my owls and rocking a red lip

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Amping up my style with the Wantable March Accessories Box

The March Wantable Accessories Box is inspired by the iconic Marilyn Monroe: Wantable March 14 How can you not love Marilyn? Her words are just perfect for this box, which is all about taking your look to another level with bold styles, stunning colors, and interesting textures. You may love or hate the pieces I got in this month’s Wantable Accessories Box, but I can guarantee none of them will bore you!

Hair bands and earrings

Stasha Headbands and Django Earrings

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Django Earrings up close

wearing my earrings

wearing my Django Earrings

The Django Earrings (retail value $22) make my boho heart skip a beat. I am crazy about the lava lamp-style stone center with the feathery looking metal pieces. While these are a style I love, they are much more over the top than earrings I usually wear.  I definitely feel like I am ‘amping it up’ a bit when I wear them. Since they are extravagant, I pair them with simple hair and makeup and still feel like a star.

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Stasha Headbands

Yay, yay, I literally jumped for joy when I found hair accessories in this box!! Even more exciting, there are actually three different headbands that can be worn together or alone.  The Stasha Headbands (retail value $18) have a variety of textures and colors, and they have a stretchy elastic so they don’t hurt my head by the end of the day.

Gold Hair Band

Gold Headband

Patterned Hair Band

Patterned Headband

Leather Hair Band

Leather Headband

My selections include a shiny gold metallic headband, a colorful southwestern print headband, and a camel-colored braided faux-leather headband. It’s a fabulous array that ranges from dressy to casual, and I am beyond thrilled that I have three of them to play with.

Ear Cuff

Pearlina Ear Cuff

Ear Cuff

Pearlina Ear Cuff

Ok, so here is where my box veered WAY out of my comfort zone.  At first, the Pearlina Ear Cuff (retail value $10) was a mystery to me. An ear cuff? What is that?? I had to Google ‘ear cuff’, for goodness sake. (Although at least I realized it was an ear cuff…I’ve read some blogger complaints that they received just ONE earring. I guess I am a little cooler than I thought.)  I still don’t really understand how to wear it, although I am fascinated that this edgy piece has the classic combination of gold with pearls. I think this style requires a piercing in the upper cartilage of the ear, which I don’t have…but I am seriously thinking about getting one.  Am I too old for this?  I mean, I saw Helen Mirren twerking, so maybe even though I am in my later 40′s maybe I can get away with it?? I’d love to know everyone’s opinion!

Sunglasses

Hullabaloo Sunglasses

love the detail!

love the detail!

wearing my sunglasses, ready for some sun!

wearing my sunglasses, ready for some sun!

The Hullabaloo Sunglasses (retail value $22) are a little more in my comfort zone, but they are definitely ‘statement’ sunglasses. I absolutely adore a retro look so I am thrilled with these – in fact, this may be my favorite item in the March box. I am smitten with the silver toned metal with black and white and the unexpected southwest print is really cool. These sunglasses are simply stunning when worn with turquoise jewelry.

Did you notice that my March Accessories Box had six different items?  There was so much fun inside!!  And with a retail value of $72, there is plenty of justification for splurging on yourself. I love all of my goodies, although I am still puzzling over the ear cuff.  What do you think, should I take the plunge and get a cartilage ear piercing? I’d love to know what you think!  - Lisa

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A beautiful new thing! Wantable February Accessories Box

Wantable’s February Accessories Box is all about the latest from the spring runways. The trends are pretty much the opposite of ‘demure’ – colors range from pastels to neons. There is romance and there is sparkle. Put it all together and it definitely is a beautiful thing!

Wantable February Accessories

Wantable February Accessories

The box Wantable sent me included four items:  two pairs of earrings, a scarf, and a statement necklace. Together, all four pieces retail for a whopping $85, which is a fantastic value considering a subscription is $36 per month. I love my February box, it’s fun and whimsical but practical at the same time. Here is a closer look.

The Berrymore Earrings

The Berrymore Earrings

The Berrymore Earrings (retail value $16) are pretty onyx black cut-out style earrings in a stunning geometric pattern. Just imagine these with a sleek ponytail, thick black eyeliner, and smoking hot red lips. Gorgeous!

The Issey Earrings

The Issey Earrings

On the more romantic side the Issey Earrings (retail value $20) combine a gold floral design with peach teardrop beads. These are simply lovely and are the perfect complement to a soft boho look.

The Bella Trix Scarf

The Bella Trix Scarf

Bella Trix up close

Bella Trix up close

Wantable always does an exceptional job in the scarf arena and this month is no exception. The Bella Trix Scarf (retail value $15) is a an open weave black scarf with tons of soft feathery fringe detailing. It is stunning and perfect for adding some texture to your look.

The Josslyn Necklace

The Josslyn Necklace

The Josslyn Necklace

The Josslyn Necklace

another view of the Josslyn Necklace

another view of the Josslyn Necklace

Wearing the Josslyn Necklace

Wearing the Josslyn Necklace

The last – but not least! – item in my February Accessories Box is the statement piece, the Josslyn Necklace (retail value $34). When I first saw it I thought….oh my, am I going to wear this necklace or is it going to wear me?? Thankfully, it’s a surprisingly wearable piece that really does make a statement. There is a lot going on here, so it’s essential to pair this with something simple like a little black dress. It’s funky and feminine, and it is exactly on trend. Way to go Wantable!

I am totally loving this month’s box.  It is a terrific mix of playful and practical pieces that are going to get tons of use this spring. If you haven’t checked out Wantable yet, now is the perfect time!  - Lisa

box received for review,  affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

Transform yourself with the January Wantable Accessories Box

The Wantable Accessories Box I was sent for January did not disappoint, although I did find the selections were similar to December’s box – patterned scarf, geometric post earrings, and a necklace.  This month my necklace is more of an everyday piece than a statement piece. The January theme is transformation and I am happy to report that everything I received fits my personal tastes and I love each  item.

Wantable January Accessories Box

Wantable January Accessories Box

I have a lot of black in my wardrobe…it’s my evil (and mostly unsuccessful) plan to look thinner. Anyway, the Felicity Scarf ($28) goes with so many things that I own it’s crazy. This scarf is wonderfully soft with a short fringe on the bottom.

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Felicity Scarf

When I first saw the Alpha Earrings ($18), I thought wow, these look dangerous! But these geometric post earrings are extremely cute on, they don’t stick out so far as to look like a health hazard. They are pretty as a simple but interesting post earring and they are fantastic for double-pierced ears as the top earring to complement a more complex gold earring.

Alpha Earrings

Alpha Earrings

The Gelsey Necklace ($28) is really beautiful. I just could not get any photographs that truly did it justice. It’s a mixed metal necklace that is both delicate and bold at the same time. I love it.

Gelsey Necklace

Gelsey Necklace

Altogether the value of my items totals $74 which continues to make Wantable an excellent bargain in the subscription box arena.  I checked my preferences to see if there was anything I’d like to change and I was thrilled to find a question about hair length. I changed around a few things for next month so I can see a new variety of items that Wantable sends.

These are the last few days to get a January Wantable box…I definitely recommend ordering the Accessories Box if you haven’t ordered one already!  - Lisa

Wearing my Wantable jewelry

Wearing my Wantable jewelry

box received for review, this link https://www.wantable.com/invite/1DV7tjqbktQ is an affiliate code to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

The best last minute gift is a Wantable Accessories Box (December box reviewed!)

It’s getting closer…only three more days to shop before Christmas! I can tell you one thing that I would want under my tree – a box of accessories from Wantable. Every month I am extremely happy with what is inside the box that Wantable sends to the BIZ. This month, my selection was true to my mix & match, boho preferences with a combination of bold statement pieces, on trend patterns, and stunning minimalistic pieces.

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Wantable December Accessories Box

The Rae Earrings ($10) are my minimalistic piece with a sleek silver geometric pyramid shape. They are very cute, small but unique so they are still quite noticeable.

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Wantable Rae Earrings

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Wearing my Rae Earrings

My on-trend pattern and texture piece is the Accessory Street Celina Scarf ($40). I have been wearing this nonstop ever since it arrived. It’s a beautiful plum shade with a gorgeous purple Native American print, finished with long braided tassels. It really is lovely.

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Wantable Celina Scarf

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Celina braided fringe

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Wearing my Celina scarf

My bold statement piece is this colorful beaded necklace, the Natasha Necklace ($36). The Natasha Necklace draws all kinds of attention, and emerald is right on trend as the color of the year. This piece is amazing with a white button down shirt and jeans and also holds its own with thick, chunky knit sweaters.

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Wantable Natasha Necklace

Definitely consider giving Wantable for the holidays. There is a ‘Send a Gift’ option for a one time $40 box (a terrific value – my December box has a retail value of $86). Just enter the recipient’s name and email address and then fill out a personalized E-Card.  Wantable takes care of the rest, your giftee gets to choose their own loves, likes, and dislikes, and you become the most popular person ever. Another cool feature – you do not get billed until the recipient has accepted the gift. Genius! It’s a perfect, no-fail last-minute holiday gift. I hope Santa is reading!!  - Lisa

*box received for review, this link https://www.wantable.com/invite/1DV7tjqbktQ is an affiliate code to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

November Wantable Accessories Box: some beautiful new things

My crazy-to-the-point-of-being-a-stalker love for Wantable Accessories boxes continues. Every month it feels like they KNOW me, they really GET me, like no one ever has or ever will…  So I am officially and publicly professing my undying love for you, Wantable Accessories Box, and if it weren’t illegal in the state of Michigan I would propose marriage to you.

This month, Wantable magically knew that I needed more classic items to round out my mostly boho accessories collection, and it added in much needed metallics and architecturally interesting pieces.

The awesomely intuitive items Wantable sent me starts with the Giselle Watch ($36).

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Giselle Watch

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Giselle – silver tone and square face

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classic and stunning

The Giselle Watch is classic in style, with a traditional silver tone and a sophisticated square face. It doesn’t show in the pictures, but the face has a slightly pearlized sheen that gives it even more interest. For an affordable watch, this looks very, very expensive…always a great find in fashion.

I tend to gravitate toward silver earrings, so even though I love gold I don’t seem to have much of it. I often find myself hurridly searching for gold earrings in the morning (because I am always running late!) without much success. So I was very happy to find the Karen Earrings ($22) inside my box of accessory awesomeness.

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Karen Earrings

These beautiful bar earrings go with just about everything and the shape adds some interesting geometry to any look. These are classic earrings that thankfully end fruitless morning searches for basic gold earrings.

My last item is the truly stunning Lacey Scarf ($32). This lace print scarf is such a fabulous find – it’s a vintage look with classic colors.

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Lacey Scarf

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beautiful lace detail

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love the fringe!

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fantastic, intricate pattern

The scarf is cream with an intricate black lace print, finished off with beautiful fringe detail. It is fancy enough for a night on the town and it looks amazing with a simple black turtleneck, skinny jeans, and boots. Perfection. Wantable, you never let me down.

All together, my items add up to $90…yet another reason to be crazy in love with Wantable, since a subscription box is $36 (or $40 for a one time box). Call me crazy for adoring this subscription accessory box so much…but I call you crazy if you aren’t a subscriber!!  - Lisa

 *box received for review, this link https://www.wantable.com/invite/1DV7tjqbktQ is an affiliate code to help us earn credit toward future boxes.