As you know, I recently forced myself to go to the eye doctor and get a new prescription. I’ve worn glasses for as long as I can remember, so while this was nothing new to me, it was still a bit scary (check out this post to see why). However, with a new prescription, comes some new frames. So, I promised myself that if I powered through and actually went to the ophthalmologist, I would do the Warby Parker Try-on at Home program.
You guys have heard of this right?! You go to the Warby Parker website, pick out five frames that you like, and they ship them to you for FREE for five days. During that time you can try them on, get other people’s opinions on the frames, and just have fun playing dress up. Then you use their prepaid shipping label to send them back. After your try-on session, you can send them your prescription and the frame you want, and the glasses of your choice are yours for $95 (if you don’t end up liking any of them you’re free not to order any)! In addition, for every pair of glasses Warby Parker sells, they donate a pair to someone in need.
Sounds like a pretty awesome program huh? Well, I thought so. So I did it, and I picked four of my favorite frames to share with you. I got the opinions of a few friends, but I KNEW I needed to get your guys’ opinions too! So, here goes!
1. The Thatcher: In MY opinion, these are the ones that photograph the best for sure. I mean come on, how awesome do I look in those photos? Pretty dang awesome right?! Still, in person, these bad boys look HUGE. We’re talking CLOWN glasses huge. Not even kidding, multiple people told me this pair looked like clown glasses on my face.
2. The Webb: Everyone that I asked told me that these ones look the best. And in person, I agree. But looking at these photos I feel like they actually seem a bit small and a lot like my current frames. Maybe it’s just because all of the other frames I got were so big. Maybe it’s because I’m LOVING the BIG glasses trend right now (although if that goes out of style anytime soon I’ll be up a creek if I buy big ones). Maybe I’m just playing it safe… Or maybe these are the ones?
3. The Sinclair: These ones were pretty popular among my friends as well. I like that they’re a different shape than I’ve ever tried. I also like that while they’re not regular old black, they seem like they’ll still match most of my daily outfits. I do however have two qualms with this pair. One, the different shape seems to give quite a bit of extra accentuation to my nose… an area of my face that doesn’t really need any EXTRA accentuating. And two, while I love that these glasses are very “different” change scares me, and I have to LIVE in these frames for years to come.
4. The Beckett: While I REALLY like the shape and size of these ones, I wish I would have ordered them in the “striped chestnut” color. The “Revolver Black Matte” finish that I ordered them in was a bit too matte. When I put them on it looked like I was wearing the disposable frames they give you when you go see a 3D movie. Not really the look I’m going for.
So, while none of them REALLY stood out to me as the “ONES” I did like them all in their own way. But of course, I also found reasons to be afraid to commit to any one pair. I’m thinking about maybe doing one more home try on (including some different colors and shapes). But maybe I’m just second guessing myself and one of these pairs is IT. It’s a tough choice knowing you have to pick a pair that you will like for years to come. What do YOU guys think?
The Warby Parker Trying Kelley
** This post is NOT sponsored by Warby Parker, I just think this is a great company that has some awesome glasses and programs that I wanted to share with you :)**