11.18.2014

warby parker home try on



You know what isn't fun.... turning 26 and falling off your parents' insurance. Especially when they have legit vision coverage. So now that I am stuck with my own insurance that barely covers the cost of my contacts, I decided to test out Warby Parker's home try on and dabble in new glasses for the first time in 3 years.


They give you the option to try 5 of their frames at home for free - not to mention they ship them back for free as well. Then to order the glasses they are 95 dollars total. If you are at all familiar with buying glasses from the eye doctor you will know they are often a few hundred more than that. Not to mention they have the same business model as Tom's, where when you buy a pair, they give a pair to a person in need. 

Here are the 5 I picked. 

//Welty in Plum Marblewood 
//Burke in Sugar Maple 
//Vaughan in Eastern Blue Fade
//Durand in Whiskey Tortoise 
//Chamberlain in Saddle Sage 






Lots of thoughts were to be had during my home try on. 

//I really wanted to love the Vaughan ones (bottom right corner) until Brad said they looked like 80s mom glasses. So those got vetoed. 
//They all started to look the same the more I kept trying them on. 
//My face shape does not look good in round glasses. 
//All of the glasses I picked looked very similar.
//I can't even pick out new glasses - how am I going to pick out a wedding dress? 
//One of the pairs I picked were more or less identical to the previous glasses I already owned. 
//Taking selfies in glasses is hard. Glare off the glasses is a real thing and it is hard to deal with.

All in all I think I want the upper left corner ones. The Chamberlains - unless you guys think otherwise? Let me know your thoughts and go check out Warby Parker. 

Cheers! 

<3 BB 


20 comments

Meagan said...

You look great in glasses! I like them all, but the ones you chose are the best :) I did the same thing! When I graduated in 2013 I bought glasses right before I stopped getting coverage with both of my parents hahaha... I had like $500 to spend and I spent it all on one pair. Oops. BUT my prescription is super strong so to avoid the lenses being like 2 inches thick I have to get them specially made haha.....

Kelsey Higgins said...

GIRL- when I read your tweet about Warby's last week I ordered my own try-on the same day, and got them last night! Perfect timing!

I opened my pack and realized about 3/5 pairs were nearly identical. I also found out that the shape of my face is much better suited for straight-bottom glasses versus rounded.

The ones you picked look adorable! I am 100% on board. The ones I liked the most in my set were the Vaughan- but the tortoise shell color! So hopefully Brad won't see mine and judge me for being an 80s Mom.

And I agree- 26 is approaching for me so I am ordering a giant batch of contacts before I am booted off the insurance and hope it lasts me 5-6 years until I am mentally prepared to pay how much they actually cost. Insane.

meggietrox said...

AH! So excited, just ordered my 5!

P!nky said...

Those look great on you, lady! I definitely agree with the first pair!

JumpingJE said...

Your pick is the right pick, and Brad is correct. Good on you, Brad!

Melissa Suggitt said...

correct bradley. correct. approve.

Angi said...

I like the top left the best, too - with the top right being a close second! I drool over Warby Parker glasses, but $95 still sounds expensive to me, haha. I just got a cute new pair from Firmoo for $16.00! I had a coupon code where I only had to pay for shipping...and of course my eyes are ROTTEN so I had to pay a little extra for my ridiculous prescription but still. Can't beat the price. And they're WOODEN.

MakeMeUpMia said...

I like your pick too! Pretty sure you could rock any pair of glasses on this planet though..

alyssa said...

I dig both of the top ones, and sorta like the bottom left but they're just a little Harry Potter for me, ya know?

Lauren S said...

My boyfriend and I both have Warby Parker glasses. He did a try on and felt the same way-that he picked a bunch of similar glasses and most of them looked the same after a bunch of times trying them on! Good luck!

Claire @ Refining Bliss said...

I like the pair you picked and the idea of the program! Is there any sort of fee if you don't want to purchase any of the pairs they send you?

Kristen said...

i love all but the '80s mom glasses'
seriously buying glasses sucks, i might have to try them!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm with you... upper left corner!

Shane Prather said...

I vote top right :)

Jenn said...

The first pair is the best by far, but I see what you mean that they are all similar (that just means you can't go wrong!)
Wedding dresses and glasses are totally different--you'll be 100% a-okay with picking out the wedding dress, I promise :)

Kasey Lynne said...

Upper left hand corner.
Winner.

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

So cute!!! I love them all. I've always wanted to try their spectacles but never have

Nadine Lynn said...

LOL @ 80's mom glasses!! I agree with your choice!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I'm going with the consensus! I think they look really good on you!

henning love said...

you are presh!! how are the wedding plans coming along?? is there a blog post I should read?