For those of you who don’t know me, my eyesight is terrible. And by terrible, I mean really really bad. My glasses are the first thing that I reach for in the morning. Unfortunately I can’t wear contacts because they give me migraines. So glasses it is, and cute ones at that! I get asked all the time what I *actually* think about my Warby Parker’s… So today, I’m going to do a full on Warby Parker review featuring the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you’re not familiar with the brand, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. The company was founded by millennials who noticed a gap in the fashionable eyewear market – and they were right! To find stylish specs, people used to drop hundreds. They now release new collections every season, as well as having a staple collection that is available all year. – Oh, and they make sunglasses, too!
This is my third order from Warby Parker. I’ve used the home try-on method for the past two, but this time went to their storefront in Washington DC. I liked the experience a lot better. I was in the store for at least an hour, and Harrison probably wanted to kill me every time I asked, “Babe, do you like these?” But, the employees were super helpful, and I was able to try on pairs that I probably wouldn’t have picked out myself. Keep reading to find out what I thought of my two pairs!
(Updated: to clarify, this is not a sponsored post. This is my honest, raw opinion about a brand I’ve grown to love.)
My thought process for ordering glasses were that I wanted one everyday pair, and one stylish, unexpected pair. The Hadley’s were clearly the unexpected pair.
+ Every time I wear them, some stranger will stop me on the street to tell me they love my glasses or ask where they are from. I love that.
+ The tortoise goes great with my darker hair and brown eyes.
+ They’re fun, fashionable, and trendy.
– They’ve been discontinued. Although Warby has released a few similar pairs (like the Tansley and the Ripley), this style has been canceled, which makes me sad. ***(Update: They’re back!! Shop the Hadley’s in black or two tortoise shades.)
– They’re more money. Since this pair was a part of Warby Parker’s “luxe” collection, instead of being $95 they were $145. But, this is for the frames AND lenses. That’s still cheaper then buying from most eye doctors, so still a win in my book!
– The main bad thing about them that I’ve found, is that I feel like I’m always going to break them. The wire frame makes them super flimsy which makes me nervous. I keep these in their case when I’m not wearing them to make sure they stay in one piece.
The Chamberlain in Saddle Sage
These are my everyday, casual glasses.
+ Like I said, these make a great everyday option. They go with everything, and are pretty neutral.
+ The shape fits my face perfectly. Basically, they are the perfect mixture of big, but not to big, square, but not too square, etc. Now that’s a sign of a great designer!
+ The Saddle Sage color is neutral, but has a hint of color on the bottom.
+ They’re only $95.
– The only bad thing about these is that they’ve stretched a little since I ordered them, so they tend to fall down my face a little. (I think if you take them into a Warby Parker store they can fix this though.)
So all in all, I love my Warby Parker purchases. Glasses are a big part of my essential wardrobe. I like that I now have two pairs to choose from, and am even probably going to purchase more throughout this year. I choose a pair to wear based on my personality/mood for the day! Have you tried Warby Parker? Or do you have another cost-friend eyewear brand that I have to try?