the better to see you with: a giveaway.
by victoria comment


• this giveaway post is in partnership with lookmatic.


it’s your lucky friday, because lookmatic is giving away another pair of prescription, non-prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses — you get to take your pick! some of us are glamour girls, and may prefer a fun cat eye like the patti goes to paris, and some of us (ahem) are more nerdy, and like a more bookish look — and sometimes we’re both. we all have our different sides — depends on our mood, right?


ricky, in clear.

prescription eyewear is often a necessity, but’s it’s also a style statement. lookmatic enables you to fulfill your needs and afford to do so as often as you’d like. lookmatic’s glasses are inexpensive — so you can afford to get a pair to match a few looks and build your own collection. they have a virtual try-on, too.

to win a pair of men or women’s lookmatic prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, simply:

thanks for entering, comments are now closed.

• visit the lookmatic collection and pick out your favorite pair.

• comment here on the blog sharing your favorite pair by friday, february 15th at midnight PST.

• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.

• we’ll announce a random winner the week of february 18th on my twitter account, so be sure to follow along.


patti goes to paris, in white.

212 responses to “the better to see you with: a giveaway.”

  1. I adore my red tortoise shell nerd glasses that I’ve wore 24/7 for 4 years. Would be nice to switch them out sometime with a nice black pair like Reeves. xoxo

  2. I’m loving all these great online glasses shops. AND they have a pair designed by Jason Schwartzman which is pretty cool, which also happen to be the pair I like most… the Uncleonard in clear. @alittlebluestar

  3. oohh! they are all so good! i think i like the payton sunglasses best! (closely followed by the apprentice!)

  4. Totally the Tippi sunglasses– I love the two-tone, tortoise & purple! AND I love your blog :) Thanks for all the great finds!

  5. Hi there! Is this giveaway worldwide? If yes, I absolutely adore ‘Dane’ and ‘Uncleonard’, I’m not sure which one I’d pick if I win though! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  6. The Tippi and the Shelby ! I love a good cat eye, to me it will always be the perfect mix of feminine and playful! On a sidenote, I love love love your blog and I find it such an amazing mix of interesting, original content and musings, thank you for always brightening my day :)

  7. I am loving the Davenport frames and the Austin frames!!! I have never heard of this site, thank you for showing me it:]


  8. “Walker” in tortishell please! I’ve been trying to find another pair of round lenses and these look fab!

  9. That’s an easy one. I have wanted a pair of Maxine’s for a long time! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    twitter: @cubanlilly

  10. Ricky in clear. And not because they’re sitting on a book with a title that I don’t know the meaning of….. nope. Because I went to the Lookmatic site and uploaded my photo and tried them on! How fun was that!? I look nifty in clear Ricky ;) Thank you, Yvonne

  11. I am normally partial to Warby Parker but am getting a little bored with my frames- would love to try the LookMatic Bel Air in Citrus tone!! Such a fun color combo with my hair and skin I expect! xx Sara

  12. Wow these are very reasonably priced. I’m going to need new glasses this year. I like the Narita in “coffee” color! :-)

  13. ooooooh great giveaway – and thanks for finding me the best place to buy my glasses! I love so many styles but – Wayfarer stole my heart – can a new pair of glasses do that? Yup, I am in love!

  14. I wear glasses all the time now because I can’t wear contacts anymore. I wear Ray Bans now and get complements all the time. I would love a new pair to change it up. I work retail and see people all day long and would love something new. I thought the Ricky clear pair was great!
    Thanks for this chance to win!!! Kimberly (

  15. I would love the Jesse…than I could be the coolest cat in the office!! Fantastic frames…allows a girl to truly embrace her 4 eyed fate!!

  16. I’m torn between the Payton and the Andy. They’re both so cute! However, I may be a little biased because I’m a sucker for tortoise shell glasses.

  17. I have some online-eyeglass loyalties, but Lookmatic has threatened to steal me away. I love the Bel Air (and all the colors! so many colors!) and the Hobbs (that tortoise/clear combo, swoon).


  18. i went straight to the men’s section – love me a brooks brothers look. andy in tortoise for me, please!

  19. Patti Goes to Paris, in pink. Looks like I’m in good company- popular style! Contact me via twitter [at]MsDesireeAnne Thanks for doing this cool giveaway!

  20. I still love the Payton, not sure if I would go with black or tortoiseshell…ok, black to watching the snow fall in Boston. I hope my power doesnt go out!

  21. Oh, this is convenient. I keep forgetting I need new glasses, and then I remember and also remember that I probably won’t be able to afford a new pair until maybe next year. But maybe it will be, like, fall now that I know this site!

    I love the Marilyns and the Lihues, but my favorite pair is the Parker. So pretty!

  22. these are fabulous!! i’m for the tippi….but i love the walker and the andy too…hmmm, choices choices…all of the glasses were so fun and stylish…thanks for the chance to be…fun and stylish!!!

  23. The Uncleonard’s in Clear are pretty damn fantastic. Not just because Jason Schwartzman helped design and promote them, but hey, that helps a bit ;)

  24. Wow, it’s my lucky day..
    I was perusing your blog yesterday and found Lookmatic…and then saw this post today!
    I LOVE Maxine.. (unfortunately I can’t do “virtual try on” for that frame yet.. or maybe it’s something weird with my browser)..
    I love so many of them it’s hard to say which is my favorite.
    i have been looking for months for new frames and can’t wait to try these on. Thanks for posting!

  25. I love the tortoise shell, Glover frames. They look great with prescription lenses, but I bet they would be cute sunglasses too!

  26. What a nice giveaway! I like the Walt! Any of the rounder tortoiseshell frames, I think. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Oh my, the ricky in clear please! I’ve always wanted a pair of clear frames but haven’t had the nerve since a crotchety lady in an eyeglass store sneered and shook her head when I tried them on. Well, pooh pooh to her!

  28. Love the Austin or Hobbs. Tortoise.

    This would be a good reason to go get my prescription updated since
    I haven’t had a new eye-test since I started university … Oh about eight years ago!

  29. I love your giveaways because they don’t make you jump through hoops. I like the Uncleonard or is it UncleLeonard glasses. Thank you so much. They have a great selection of frames.

  30. Love the Peyton frames in black! I have been dreaming about a pair like this for a while. And the live 3D webcam try on thingy is SO COOL! Why has someone not thought of that before? Thanks for the great giveaway! If I don’t win I’ll def be buying some frames from them soon :)

  31. Maybe it’s their appeal to lovers of 19th century poetry, and maybe it’s just their perfect shape– but I’m lusting after Walt, which would be a big improvement over my current drugstore shades….

  32. I really like the Marilyn in red. I’ve been looking for a pair of red glasses that didn’t look too Sally Jesse Raphael. And I finally found them! Yay!

  33. I have been wearing glasses for 22 years and am now finally toying with the idea of owning MULTIPLE STYLES to go with my mood! I am loving the Andys in tortoise. So sophiscated and adorable paired with a black and white striped dress.

  34. I love the Maxine in tortoise! Please pick me! I just lost my favorite pair and I need some replacement!

  35. Wow, I spent WAY too long looking at all the styles of frames and shades! I’m desperately in love with Evelyn. YES, Ma’am. Thanks!

  36. Love the Bel Air (and your blog!). Recently found that I can no longer wear contacts, so prescription sunglasses would be fantastic, especially with spring approaching. :) Great giveaway.

  37. I do love the “Walker” sunglasses in Havana Cream, I am absolutely SMITTEN by “Patti Goes to Paris” in White!

  38. I’m really loving this website! Thank you for informing me of this great and useful company. I checked them out and fell in love with their ‘SHELBY BLACK TORTOISE’ glasses! :)

  39. OK, as I’m heavily pregnant and can pretty much only fit into sweat-pants, I think my American friends call them, (the British call them Jogging Bottoms, like I’m going to be doing any jogging!) I’m definitely in need of a bit of glamour and those pink Patti Goes To Paris ones would totally do the trick. Thanks. Alice.

  40. The Women’s ‘Andy’ in Tortoise is just perfect for my face.
    Thanks so much for posting this, love your blog.

    annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  41. Yay Glasses! I have terrible eyesight, which is a real pain sometimes but gives me a great excuse to have several different pairs of glasses to wear. It’s amazing how they can totally change a look and express so much about an individual. I love the Holly and Glover styles, among many others.

  42. I luv the DANE glasses! Good Luck to you all and to the lucky winner!

    Wish we all could win a pair …. Then we’d all be grinning ear to ear with a fabulous product with happy smiles !!!!

  43. Haha I just sat here for an hour doing virtual try-on! I think the Avery or Marilyn in tortoise look cutest but I’m intrigued by the Evelyn (which didn’t have virtual try-on available, boo) with the pretty blue on the inside of the frame!

  44. Love Lookmatic, my boyfriend’s super cute glasses are from there! As for me, the Ricky sunglasses would suit me just fine :)

  45. What a gorgeous giveaway!
    I’d love the clear Ricky frames as sunglasses – it might bring the sun a little sooner (HINT, sky…).
    Thank you! My Twitter handle is @KelleeRich.

  46. Receive compliments nearly every day for my recently purchased Hobbs…would love to own a pair of Ricky’s next!

  47. Fantastic giveaway! I am desperate for a new pair of Rx glasses (my current pair is about one full step above my prescription and I can’t wear them for any length of time). I love the MAXINE in beige.

  48. Thank you for posting this! Love this site. Those parker glasses in the clear/black are fab! I can be reached at [at]carrielynnegee on twitter. xo

  49. I am also a lover of your blog. Thank you for this chance of winning those great glasses too.
    My favourites are:
    Thank you.

  50. Ok, I spent half an hour playing at the Lookmatic website :)
    I think I like Wayfarer best – not easy to choose though…

  51. Dearest Lookmatic,
    I’m in desperate need of glasses and i’ve been putting it off for months! I think this is a sign. Please help me see everything better with a pair of Andys!

  52. Oh dear, I am in desperate need of a new pair of frames. My old pair is eight years old!! I think I would choose the Dane or Clark frames.

  53. I’ve been obsessed with the Shelby in brown fade, but also the Tippi, of course. I’ve been trying to figure out when I am going to fit in an optometrist appointment because work is cray!

    Fantastic giveaway, Lookmatic is the best. Happy Friday!

  54. I actually have 3 pair of Lookmatic (formerly SpexClub) glasses, and I love them all! I have to say the newest to the brand are my favorite.

    I absolutely love the Maxine in Beige. They are subtle yet attention grabbers all at once. I think these particular pair are also a nice change of pace to black and tortoise shell glasses.

    Fingers crossed I get them :) @bastylefilegirl (Instagram and Twitter) blog

  55. My granddaughter really needs a pair of prescription sunglasses so I’d let her make the final choice of style (if I win), but my favorite is the Avery.

  56. It’s a bit of a throwback, since so many of the newer options are great… but I’m a fan of the FDR in tortoise! Thanks! @nicoletarno