[ Warning ] There is a lot of my face in this post.
I have a love/hate relationship with picking out glasses. On one hand, it’s always fun to select a dozen frames, try them all on, and narrow it down. But I constantly feel like my optician would reaaally rather I just made a decision already. Warby Parker is revolutionizing this process though, with their new Home Try-On Program.
Here’s the lowdown: Pick out five frames from their website you think you might be interested in, they arrive in your mailbox promptly after, and then you have five days to make a decision! Try them on as many times as you want, snap some Instagrams and share with your friends to get their opinions. When you’re done, send ‘em on back. No joke, this program is completely free (to everyone in the US– not just blogger folk I promise!). There isn’t even a shipping cost. It’s pretty darn great.
What’d I try on? I was personally on the hunt for some tortoise frames and fun sunglasses!
Chandler Whiskey Tortoise // Bensen Whiskey Tortoise // Ainsworth Walnut Tortoise
Thatcher Striped Sassasfras // Appleton Brushed Gold
Clearly, I can’t pull any of these off. But no penalty! Warby Parker takes them all back– you’re not required to purchase any.
And you guys know how I feel about fashion for good: Warby Parker, like TOMS, does Buy a Pair, Give a Pair. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair will be given to someone in need. So I do hope you order at least one out of your box :-)
Sweater, American Eagle [similar 1; 2] // Skirt, H&M // Swiss Dot Tights, Kate Spade // Glasses c/o Firmoo // Clutch, vintage Coach [similar Legacy] // Scarf, H&M [similar] // Patent flats, Urban Outfitters [similar]
I know that within my normally preppy style, you all may find that I, at times, have hipster tendencies. This probably stems from my alma mater’s influence (though I was nowhere close to most of my classmates in terms of Urban Outfitters addictions!). Yet I can always appreciate a good pair of oversized black-rimmed glasses, like these from Firmoo.
Firmoo is an online prescription and non-prescription glasses retailer with tons of styles to choose from at seriously I-can’t-believe-it affordable prices. In fact, your first pair can even be free. I adore the pair they sent me (can be found here) and am having fun using them as more of an accessory than a necessity– they’re a little bigger and wilder than my everyday glasses.
Ordering them was way too easy– all you need to do is insert your prescription. My only quibble? They were a little big for me and needed some adjusting, though I blame this more on my own head, not Firmoo!
But really, how many is too many when it comes to glasses? Because I sense I’ll be ordering a few more pairs…
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary pair of glasses to review; all opinions expressed are my own.
Ok ok, so I know it’s not Memorial Day yet, but I just can’t get this white dress out of my head! No exaggerations, I actually had a dream about it last night (#obsessed).
Reeve Dress Lace, Lilly Pulitzer, $368
And Lilly’s marketing team sure knows what they’re doing because pairing this dress with the dark-rimmed glasses in the catalogue is what I think really caught my eye. Gives it a very cute and casual appeal, like you could get away with wearing it to class. There is also a three-quarter sleeve version if you’re stuck in New England like me without any hope of the temperature ever rising above 60!
And because white dresses are a summer staple, even Lilly’s polar opposite, Urban Outfitters, has a lookalike! This one’s also a little easier on the wallet.
Pins and Needles 3/4 Sleeve Lace Dress, Urban Outfitters, $79