I haven't bought glasses in awhile. I don't really wear them very often because, thankfully, I have been introduced to contacts. Changed my whole middle school life lol, but that was about oh I don't know 13 years ago! Crazy! The last time I bought glasses I bought from Costco. They have name brand and pretty decent prices. Although they don't take insurance so I might be able to get them cheaper from other places, who knows. I picked out this "cute" pair. Turns out- I bought children's glasses, the guy told me they looked good, clearly he didn't know. They pinch my head and sit higher than the should, they actually don't rest behind my head. It's a mess. Thankfully I wear them infrequently.
I'm all about giving back and I love that TOMS gives shoes to needy children. One pair for each pair you buy. They are super cute and I am guilty of owning 3 pairs.....and NOW they just introduced ballet flats....ugh! They are however kinda expensive ranging from $44 for basic pairs, plain colors to about $68 for more intricate designs and materials. Maybe that's not too expensive for you, but I'm kinda a cheap skate when it comes to footwear. I'm all about Payless and Target. But these...... I'm going to have to splurge sooner or later....
I have to admit they are really comfortable and are great for packing light. They have some padding so you are flat on the ground.
ANYWAY: A friend on FB recently purchased glasses from Warby Parker. Glasses cost $95 and they have some FABULOUS frames. Specifically vintage inspired, which is very popular and hipster right now and-super trendy in DC right now. I'm usually very apprehensive about buying glasses without trying them on, as I am with clothes and shoes. One option that Warby Parker offers is an option in which you can upload a picture of yourself and try the glasses on. Several other online glass sites have this option too. While this is nice, it's still not optimal, at least not for me, you still really can't get the true feel of them. So... enter option 2.... you can choose up to 5 pairs to have shipped to you for free in a super cute little case. You keep them and try them on for 5 days and send them back with a prepaid shipping label--PS save the box.
If you are in the market for new glasses, check them out!
I've pretty much narrowed it down to two pairs. I do like a third pair, but I just don't know if I could pull it off daily, they are super cute though. So...I'm uploading pictures of myself in the glasses.
|Winston Lunar Fade|
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