Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] (Giveaway Ended!)

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

Frames: No. 99 in “Tortoise” [Mr. Powers by Rowley Eyewear], Lip Color: Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in “Temper” (dupe for MAC Lipglass in “Caqui”, discontinued)


All the girls in my family wear glasses. Except me. I’m not sure why I lucked out with the decent set of eyeballs, but being a daughter of 1 and sister of 2 ocularly challenged females, I’m familiar with the frustrations of finding stylish and affordable frames. Since glasses have been on my fashion radar for the past few years, I’ve realized that even though their sight-improving abilities are essential — as a pure accessory, I’m obsessed.

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

Who doesn’t look adorable in a pair of horn-rimmed specs? Glasses provide an easy and fun way to experiment with completely different looks. You can try rounder frames to channel your inner Jackie O, angular frames for a more classic and sophisticated look, a cat-eye for a retro, rockabilly vibe — you get the point!

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

Some Instagram shots of my Rowley Eyewear love! @tifforelie


From the pages of Vogue to the indie boutique down the street, companies are releasing fun frame styles ranging from futuristic to vintage, minimalistic to over-the-top trendy, and so on. But it all ends up moot when the quality you’re looking for has a price tag of $200+. Enter, Rowley Eyewear.

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

I’ve been a fan of Cynthia Rowley‘s designs for a long time. So when I heard she was launching Rowley Eyewear (women’s) and Mr. Powers (men’s), I flipped out. The frame styles offered are stunning, and the quality is nothing less than what you’d expect from an established designer. The best part about these lines is that although you’re getting high end quality and style, you’re only paying $100-$140 — including a prescription. Insane. I love it.

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

I chose 2 pairs to try out: the No. 99 in Tortoise (regular specs) from Mr. Powers, and the No. 58 in Mint (sunglasses) from Rowley Eyewear. I really liked the feel of both. They weren’t clunky or heavy, so they sat on the bridge of my nose comfortably and after a whole day of wear, I didn’t have any sore spots or redness. If there’s any sort of pressure on my nose for an extended period of time, I get a really bad headache and that didn’t happen with these. The fact that they were lightweight didn’t make them feel cheap, which is also worth noting. The arms weren’t too loose or too tight, and I didn’t get any soreness behind my ears — another a huge plus! Here’s my only complaint: the case they came in has a large zipper that I had trouble zipping/unzipping. That’s it. At $100-$140 a pair, these are a no-brainer. The styles speak for themselves.

Fashion For Your Face + A Giveaway [Featuring Rowley Eyewear] - offbeat + inspired

Frames: No. 99 in “Tortoise” [Mr. Powers by Rowley Eyewear], Lip Color: Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in “Temper” (dupe for MAC Lipglass in “Caqui”, discontinued), Nail Color: Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious!”


Now the giveaway! Enter to win one pair of glasses from Rowley Eyewear or Mr. Powers using the Rafflecopter widget below! (Participation is open internationally.) Giveaway ended! Congratulations to Kerrie! We’ve sent you an e-mail with details about your prize! Thanks so much to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun features/recipes soon! And here’s a question of the day: would you wear non-prescription glasses as an accessory? Let’s discuss!

[All jewelry shown in this post is from Katie Dean Jewelry.]

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  1. Trez says:

    These are fabulous! I love the white/clear sunglasses ~ such style..

  2. abbie melle says:

    Such a great giveaway! I’ve been actually looking into buying new glasses so winning this would be so timely! I love the No 88 pair in black :)

  3. lesley says:

    I absolutely adore the No. 88 in Blush

  4. Lily says:

    I love number 29!

  5. Katie says:

    Loving 99 and 65. But mostly loving the color options available. So many places only offer black rimmed glasses or if you’re lucky, maybe one brown option. I’ve always loved Cynthia Rowley dresses. Loving these new specs!

  6. Ali says:

    I love the No 99 pair. They look great on you. I’m a huge fan of tortoise shell but since I already have a pair of tortoise frames, I would probably go with the black. Love this giveaway!

  7. Ashley says:

    I just love these frames! I too wear glasses and find it difficult at times to find a stylish pair that suits me AND is affordable! I might just have to give these a try!

  8. Annie says:

    This past year, I was stunned when I learned I could no longer wear contacts due to a reoccurring eye disorder that requires daily steroid application. So aggravating! What’s worse was the lack of cute, affordable (that’s the key!) prescription specs! The decent looKong ones were so expensive that I just bought the most affordable one I could manage. My favorite Rowley’s? Easy – No. 55! Sweet and sassy! The tortoise frame is perfect when black is a little too harsh. Thanks for this post – it provides new inspiration that I can upgrade to a fashionable pair without breaking my bank!

  9. sarah says:

    love no.99 too!

  10. Alicia says:

    Hard to pick but 37 might be my fave!

  11. imani says:

    I love the mr powers no.16 in indigo. These glasses are so cute. And I’ve been wanting another pair of glasses in a bold color

  12. Lisa says:

    If I had known earlier that Cynthia Rowley had an eyeglasses line, I would never have wasted my time looking at the unappealable glasses at the eye doctor! My issue with eyeglass shopping was I could never find something stylish at a decent price. Now for my next prescription, I’m strongly considering #99 in tortoise from Mr. Powers. Although, after looking online, I noticed a new style I love! #50 in Women’s, in Milky White! I LOVE the cat-eye shape! It is so unique in the best way! Great job Cynthia!

  13. Beth Ann platt says:

    These are the cutest!!!!

  14. darby says:

    #16 is so funky!

  15. Ali Meyer says:

    I love the idea of wearing glasses as a fashion accessory! I got LASIK last year…and I thought my glasses-wearing days were over. I’m so thrilled to hear that it’s totally cool to wear them… just because. I’m madly in love with No. 78 in Honey Tortoise!

  16. Stephie says:

    As a lifelong wearer of glasses, this giveaway makes me so excited!!! I am in LOVE with no. 88 in blush and no. 18 in pearlized blue!!

  17. elaine says:

    Wow these frames are all fabulous! I like that each style has multiple frame options. I love number 91 and 88 both in tortoise.

  18. erica says:

    I love the #55 and #3 from Rowley Eyewear — these are great!! I am due for a new pair of glasses so it would be awesome to win a pair. I don’t think I would wear glasses if I didn’t have to but sunglasses are a must for me no matter what my vision is like!

  19. Bill powers and Cynthia Rowley power couple! Love the glasses.

  20. Jeweli Oatley says:

    Love #55 !

  21. Patti says:

    Have my eye on Rowley Wear. Love the styles. <3 #99 in tortoise.

  22. Lauren says:

    Gimme some no. 87 please and thank you!

  23. Holly says:

    No. 65! Super cool! :)

  24. Samantha says:

    Great post! I love the #58 sunglasses in black so much. So chic!

  25. sarah says:

    I have worn glasses since I was about 11 years old, and find a new pair of specs is a great way to update my look. The #99 in tortoise is a great basic geek chic look I would happily add in to my glasses wardrobe. The prices are amazing, as a designer pair of prescription glasses can cost several hundreds of pounds or dollars.
    I love the style and the cost!

  26. Hcarbone says:

    i LOVE the no. 39 Tortoise.

  27. Gabriela says:

    No. 88, No. 62, and No. 33 are gorgeous. I’ve worn glasses since first grade, so I can’t really picture any other way!

  28. mollie says:

    cant decide between 91 and 33!!!

  29. Sarah says:

    I love the n.62 in blush for the opticals and the n. 58 in black for the sunglasses <3

  30. Debi says:

    Really like the options!

  31. I have to wear glasses but I always want them to look “stylish” over just utilitarian or dated. These are great looking glasses.

  32. daria says:

    I love the no.88 glasses!

  33. Ashley Bree Perez says:

    I love all of their glasses. It was so hard to choose just one that I love but the No.10 probably would suit my face frame the best. :) I would love to win. My email is I hope I get lucky . ;)

  34. Leanna says:

    I love No.78 in black for the sunglasses. I’ve been needing a prescription pair of shades!

  35. H. says:

    Wow, thank you for hosting this giveaway (and internationally, too!)
    When I first saw Rowley eyewear online, I really loved how they look — the price tags are ordinarily out of my reach, though. xD

  36. H. says:

    No.03 is what I love best :D Hit post too early.

  37. tenaya says:

    The no. 3 sunglasses are to die for!

  38. Erika says:

    I would! Actually, in my high school biology course, the goggles left me with horrible indentations from where they rested. So, I brought my own stylish, but fake glasses to wear!

  39. cynthia says:

    The No. 58′s are amazing but it’s really hard to decide!

  40. Jenny says:

    #87 in blush is AMAZING. I need those in my life. Stat.

  41. I would TOTALLY wear them as an accessory. I sometimes (all the time) wish I needed glasses. And I LOVE #62 and #87!

  42. Jocelyne Yamaguchi says:

    I’m also a member of a family full of glasses wearers! I’m constantly saying that I need to get my eyes checked just so I can get a pair of glasses. I would totally wear a pair without a prescription, because I’m so jealous of how great my sisters look in their frames!! I love the no. 99 frames too, Tiffany, they are so fun!!

  43. jenny says:

    I just found out I need glasses, and these specs are my only consolation as I embrace the fading 20/20 vision I once had. I love #39!

  44. Trish says:

    Thanks for the chance to win…so many choices but I like the 88. Not sure I would wear fake glasses but they are stylish!

  45. Bethany says:

    I love #50 in honey tortoise. The slight ‘cat eye’ shape is so here and now! Really tho, so many cute style… a difficult choice!

  46. Tori says:

    I love the No. 24 so much!

  47. Yelle says:

    no. 33! i love the half tortoise style!

  48. Alyssa says:

    I’m loving 91 and 88! I love the lighter colors, like the pink and white. I think it’s funny when people where fake glasses because I always had to where glasses to see! When I was younger it was so not cool to where glasses but now it’s a trend! So funny how styles change,

  49. Kate says:

    I love number 99!

  50. I love No. 88 in Blush! I have a pair of tortoise frames and a pair of black cat-eye frames that I love, but I’d love to add a lighter hued frame to the mix!

  51. Marie-Dominique says:

    I adore the no.3 sunglasses! Absolutely gorgeous!

  52. Doreen Zheng says:

    I adore 88 blush in optical and 78 sunglasses in black!

  53. Kristin says:

    Not sure they’d be the best shape for my face, but I love no. 50!

  54. morgan says:

    love love those frames

  55. Rebecca says:

    IN LOVE with these glasses!! Being a practically blind person, I very much appreciate the struggle of finding something that both corrects my vision AND adds to my outfit/overall appearance. And those prices are magnificent!

  56. I absoloutely loooove the No. 03 in Crystal. I’ve been on the hunt for sunglasses for a few years, and these are perfect!

  57. Mandy says:

    I just love these frames! I think my favorite is No. 51. I too wear glasses and find it difficult at times to find a stylish pair that suits me and is affordable!

  58. Morgan says:

    Way too many cute options, but I’m especially loving the No. 7 sunnies!

  59. Alina says:

    I’m in love with No. 10!

  60. Sean C says:

    No. 10 in any color.

  61. Mindy says:

    Cute glasses! I’m all about thick black frames!

  62. Robin Watson says:

    I absolutely adore the No 58 in mint!! Love them! Awesome giveaway :)

  63. Betsy says:

    Such a nice giveaway! I just can not find glasses that I just Love. If I found them I’d ditch
    my contacts!! These glasses all look so cute!

  64. beatriz says:

    I love frame No. 61 from women’s sunglasses. Its so pretty!!!

  65. elaine says:

    i like no. 12

  66. Katherine Donovan says:

    I love the Mint No. 58!!

  67. Ashley says:

    I love anything tortise, and Cynthia Rowley’s style!

  68. Marsh says:

    I’ve been wearing CR0168 for years and love them but I really can use a giveaway.
    Besides CR0168, I like No 12, 24, 39, 86, 88. Great new collection! Oh yeah, I’d wear glasses even if I didn’t have to

  69. Jennifer Barr says:

    I think i like #86 the best

  70. Karin Shaim says:

    my favorite is 99# from women collection :D

  71. Evy Edens says:

    The No 7 sunnies are my absolute faves but I’m also obsessed with the No 58′s that you modeled in mint! This would be so amazing to win because I need more things to blog about but I’m on a pretty tight budget! Thanks! Xx Evy

  72. I’m completely in love with No. 65 in the teal fade! Tres chic!

  73. Kait says:

    I am in love with No. 78 in all three colours! Hard to choose but I love that bold frame so much!

  74. Peggy says:

    I would definitely wear glasses as an accessory however my optometrist just informed me I need glasses, our youngest needs glasses, and my sweet hubby needs new glasses! The boy is waiting until summer to get his as he would rather finish his freshman year without glasses. Either #87 or #45… I like them both!

  75. Karen says:

    I’m actually looking for a new pair! I love the same pair you bought, No. 99 in tortoise. The angular design would balance out my round face. LOVE!

  76. kristen says:

    #55 is the perfect mix of professional and fun.

  77. I absolutely LOVE No. 55. All of these styles are so amazing though!

  78. Madison Watson says:

    #39. I neeeeeed these.

  79. Isabel says:

    I love No.78 and No.99!!! Eeek!

  80. Kari says:

    I love the women’s sunglasses No. 61 in the Blue Tortoise. So cool!

  81. Lauren Drew says:

    i LOVE them all, however I think #51 with the blue & dark color would look the best on my face shape– they’re all so nice!

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