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1.16.2014

review // warby parker

i have been wearing glasses since i was ten-ish years old and graduated to contacts a couple years after that. my vision is one of those less-than-convenient things in my life. i wish i was one of the lucky few with perfect 20/20 vision, but alas, i am not. i've been through a couple pairs of glasses, but hadn't purchased new frames since my freshman year of college. my prescription has changed a little since then, and i was ready for some new and updated specs.

i heard about warby parker through another blog sometime last summer and decided to check them out. they have an online store and a few select retail locations, but none that were super close to me. however, i'm one of those people that needs to try things on before i buy them. no problemo, amigo! warby parker has this GREAT home try-on program. you can choose up to 5 different frames, they will be shipped to you FOR FREE, and you have 5 days to try out the frames, wear them to work, get your friends' opinions, etc.  warby parker has a nice sized portfolio of different frames to choose from. i think my only complaint is that they each come in one specific size, so if they are too small or too big for your face, you're kind of at a loss, unless you're into that my-glasses-are-far-too-big-for-my-face sort of thing. ;) i did learn, however, that if something like the arms of the glasses are too long, and you need them bent so they will stay on your face, warby parker will cover up to $50 of what it would cost you to take to an optician to fix. warby parker's customer service is pretty incredible. i emailed them with a few questions and received a very detailed answer with an invitation to give them a call to discuss more.  i only had to wait a few seconds to speak to a real live person who was extremely helpful in making a couple decisions.

i did two different home try-ons and finally found a frame i really like that also fit my face well. it took me a couple full days of wearing the new glasses to get used to the prescription, and i still feel like it's a little "off" every now and then...i think it may have something to do with my astigmatism...but overall i love them!! typically i wear my contacts every day, but since purchasing these from warby parker, i've been wearing my glasses a whole lot more. so that tells you something!



since i didn't have time to do an offish photoshoot with these new frames, here's a classy selfie of me in my car. i was not driving. promise. :)

one of my favorite things about warby parker is that for every pair of glasses purchased, they give a pair to someone in need. that's a company i feel good about supporting.

| this review is in no way promoted by warby parker. i just love their company! |

20 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE the glasses! (tortoise is one of my favorites!)
and their packaging is fantastic - plus FREE at home try-on...love that idea!
AND they are a giving company - triple love!

mllerachelm said...

I've been wearing glasses for just as long as you have. I love the philanthropic nature of Warby Parker; thanks for bringing them to my attention! I'll look into them for my next pair.

Chantel Klassen said...

I love the idea of their glasses but I have a very narrow face and always have problems finding ones that fit me. Hopefully the next time I need to upgrade they'll have more options out there!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love Warby Parker and the frames look super cute.

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Love the glasses! You look so great!

Kiki said...

I loooove your glasses! The color is beautiful and so are you, friend! I also love that your reviews are 100% honest and detailed. I'm always a little unsure about buying from companies that I haven't shopped at before (I think it's that weird spending-money-quirk that I have!) so it's nice to have a reviewer that I can trust. That said, I'm glad you mentioned the size of the glasses detail because I have a kind of big head (hopefully not figuratively, haha) so it's always a challenge to find glasses that fit. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks ma'am!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya! seriously love this company!

Megan McIlvaine said...

pshh. thanks bestie.

Megan McIlvaine said...

yeah! i received a few frames in my home try-on that ended up being very narrow, so they may have some that would work for you! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

girl, you totally should. and take advantage of that home try-on. it definitely helps with the decision making.

Megan McIlvaine said...

i love the packaging too!! and thanks, tortoise is my favorite too :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank you, lady :) you are too sweet. also, about buying from companies i haven't shopped at before...me too. i'm always so hesitant with spending my money! hahahah, you DO NOT have a big head figuratively ;) they definitely have frames for wider faces. i feel like i'm sort of in the middle and a lot of the frames were a little big for my face, so i know they definitely have larger frames. give the home try-on a go...there's no commitment or pressure to buy after you've tried them on, which is great!

Christina Main said...

Gorgeous glasses, you gorgeous girl!

agodfashionedlife said...

Love the new glasses, Meg!



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Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks girl!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya, friend :)

M said...

I love your glasses -- they look great on you! Which frame/color did you end up purchasing?

Megan McIlvaine said...

i actually kept the exact ones i have on in that picture! i love them!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

love them meg. you hawt