A few weeks back, I was contacted by Warby Parker to feature their 5-day Take Home Program. Now, between you and me and the neighbors on the floor below me, I was just a little *wincing* excited. Besides the fact that this is my first feature in collaboration with the actual company, it is also for a product I obsessively collect, as well as a brand I can fully stand behind.
Warby Parker was created by four close friends to create an alternative for the overpriced and bland eye wear in circulation. There is no reason why eye wear should be expensive. It is a necessity to many, and therefore prices should be reasonable and affordable. Warby Parker gives those who don't have access to the expensive frames a viable option- providing high-quality, good looking (even fashionable!) prescription eye wear at a lower cost. Besides the actual glasses themselves, my favorite aspect of Warby is that for every pair you purchase means a pair is provided for someone in need (think TOMS). This concept always makes me smile, as someone who loves to shop, it's always nice to know that you're helping others less fortunate and that portion of your rent money (teheh) is going to a better cause than just overflowing your closet. But, truly, it's a wonderful idea, and more companies should participate in such a concept.
So I eagerly awaited the arrival of my box from Warby Parker, and the moment it landed in my hands, I ripped it open, excited to see my selections in person. I was shocked when I realized how sturdy the frames were and how wonderfully modern each one was. Each of the 5 days, I would fiddle around with them see how they look on me, compare the styles to the others, and pretend like they were my actual prescription glasses. I love glasses, I think they are an amazing accessory and a great way to hide your face in the morning pre make-up regimen. I tend to buy frames with regular lenses just so I have more options to pair with my clothes, since frames are normally so expensive, but upon learning about Warby, I think my collection of actual prescription lenses will grow rapidly. I had so much fun choosing which was my favorite; it was a lot of hard work- staring in the mirror.... Check out the ones I chose below and others at Warby Parker.
Holt, Blue Slate Fade
Marshall, Rum Cherry
Duckworth, Marine Slate
Filmore, Tennessee Whiskey
My number one choice: Winston, Lunar Fade