pinup in a pack subscription box july unboxing

How time flies! I can’t believe I’m already on my FOURTH PInup in a Pack subscription box…it seems like just yesterday that I was first hearing about it. If you’ve kept up with my previous reviews (click here for April, May, and June), you know that I’ve liked this box more and more with each month. You may also remember that last month I gave a little nudge to the folks at Pinup in Pack to let them know an extra awesome box in my birth month would be appreciated. Well…they were nudged!

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cute dungeons & dragons gear for girly geeks

Thanks to the rampant misogyny in geek circles, I have two very distinct impulses when it comes to anything nerdy. The first is to react against the fetishizing of “geek girls” by blending in; I can kick ass and drink Mountain Dew in oversized nerdy t-shirts just as well as any dude. The second is to go as ultra femme as possible and relish in  getting my GIRLY PINK GEEKDOM all over their precious red and black manly aesthetic. I’m sure most of you can guess which way I usually end up going.

I had the good fortune to join up with an all-female Dungeons & Dragons campaign last year, and it’s definitely been one of the raddest experiences of my life. I’ve always loved storytelling and acting, so it’s no surprise that I’d be into tabletop RPGs! I’ve rounded up some fun, cute Dungeons & Dragons gear for geek girls and anyone else who appreciates the femme side of geek life.

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warby parker glasses try-on

I’m going to let you in on a secret: I love glasses. I started wearing glasses in fourth grade, but it wasn’t until late college that I really started to make them a central part of my style. As anyone who has ever seen a picture of me knows, I love big, chunky, statement frames, the more dramatic the better. Most of the glasses I wear now are from Bonlook, but a lot of my friends have been really happy with their orders from Warby Parker, so I figured I’d give it a go!

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Warby Parker home try-on box

ORdering my Warby Parker Home Try-On

If you’ve heard about Warby Parker, you’ve probably heard about their Home Try-On program. I’m glad to report the process was just as easy as advertised! From the Warby Parker site, you can filter based on glasses that are available for home try-on. Then just add the five pairs you’d like to try to your try-on basket and you’re good to go! You don’t even have to pay for shipping!

I unsurprisingly gravitate toward cateye frames and chunky plastic, so I tried to pick out a good mix for this try-on. Maybe one of the styles would surprise me! Overall, I think that Warby Parker is a little bit more subdued than my usual style? I was hoping to have more and brighter color options in frames. The glasses themselves feel like nice quality, though the plastic is all significantly lighter than my Bonlook frames.

But enough chit-chat, right? Let’s try on some glasses!

Ames in Whiskey Tortoise

These are definitely the biggest and squarest of the glasses I ordered…I feel like they’re a little bit on the masculine side for me? Though I do like the classic tortoise shell color.

Laurel in Peacock Green

I was really hoping to try out some red or electric blue frames or something, but there weren’t anything super brightly colored available for me to try. These are a fun teal, but if I was going for colorful glasses, I think I’d want to go Serious Rainbow.

Olive in Rose Quartz

I do really like the shape of these! But I worry that frames that are this pale just blend in too much with my incredibly pasty face…

Abbott in Heritage Bronze

I really wanted to see what I’d look like in these hardcore 1800s librarian/super hipster wire frames! They’re way more flattering than I’d expected them to be, but I don’t think they’re really “me”…what do you think?

Holcomb in Oak Barrel 

These are hands down my favorites of the batch…which is probably not surprising, since they’re the closest to all the other glasses I own!

After doing my home try-on, I don’t know if any of these frames are right for me. Honestly, my Panda Pearls have become such a major part of my style that I would feel kind of weird switching it up…they’re a hard act to follow! My glasses lust remains unabated…where do you like to shop for glasses? Do you think one of these frames is The One?

 

confessions of the prodigal packer

From a combination of work and personal adventures, I’ve been traveling much more in the past year or so than I ever had before. Every time I go on a trip, part of me says that I should write a packing tips post. But every time, the rest of me says no, because that helpful little post about how to minimize stress and pack smarter would be a dirty, dirty lie.

I am terrible at packing.

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