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Four (or five?) years ago, I had my first home try-on date with Warby Parker, and four pairs of glasses later I still can't break up with them! I've been wanting to try crystal frames for a while, so I just ordered another try-on box this week. By now you have probably and hopefully heard of this great company, but just in case you haven't... here is the low down.
The first time I ever ordered from Warby was because of their Buy One Give One program which has now distributed over a million pairs of glasses to people in need! Over a million!
Luckily the styles of the frames and the prices ($95-$175) are great too, and I've always found a style I really love.
Lucky for YOU, they have a much wider variety of styles now than when I first ordered. I remember trying to find a second pair on the Warby Parker bus that had stopped in Nashville, and the girl working there told me there wasn't anything as good for my face as the pair I already had... She actually said they "didn't have anything else big enough" -- which totally came out sounding horrible like I had some gigantic freak head. Haha! I didn't hold it against her... it was true. Now they have a more diverse selection of large and wide frames for ol' melon head folks like us.
My first pair also seemed to be a little more loose and rickety than the more recent frames I've ordered. I don't know if that was just a fluke or if the WP manufacturing has just improved over the years. Either way, my current pair has been perfect (with only occasional adjustments at the eye doctor).
So let's get to the awkward four-eyed selfies already!!!
The top left are my Durand frames I currently have, and the other five are what I ordered in my home try-on box. And let me tell you... to all you friends who do fashion posts and have to take selfies and portraits all of the time... I applaud you. I am not a fan! But alas, I AM a fan of getting new glasses, so here are my choices:
So far, I am really liking the Haskell crystal frames with the inside rim in blue jay. It's a really cool hybrid design to me to ease into the clear look. As far as the dark frames, having the red version (saddle russet) of my current pair is not enough variety for me (although I do love them), and theChelsea is not much of a variation either.
Dislikes? The clear but opague Bakers. I love this style in general but not on my face. It creates a strange negative space that takes out portions of my eyes depending on the angle. The shine of the crystal Percel frames is a lot more appealing, but I can't decide if I'm sold on the full-clear look. So, what do you guys think? Comment and tell me your vote to help me decide!
To see more frames, check out more of theSummer 2016 optical collection!