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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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?


pinup in a pack subscription box: may unboxing

Last  month, I tried out a new subscription box just for pinup gals – Pinup in a Pack! The down & dirty details: $19.99 (shipped in the US) gets you a selection of 3-4 retro-inspired accessories delivered to your door each month. I’m notoriously picky about subscription services because, well…I’m just super picky in general. But I liked my April box and decided to stick around for another month. What showed up in the May box? Will I be keeping my subscription for another month? There’s only one way to find out…

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birthday giveaway: my favorite things

This weekend (May 6, to be specific) marks the first birthday of The Sconnie Sling! After lurking and daydreaming about a fashion blog for months, I finally took the plunge. Since then, I’ve published 118 posts, redesigned (and redesigned again), made the switch to self-hosted (and did it all by myself), and had so much fun. I’m still full of ideas and love sharing my style and my thoughts with you. I wanted to mark the occasion and celebrate some of the women & makers who have made my first year of blogging so fun at the same time, and I was lucky enough to collaborate with those women to put together a pretty rad giveaway package, if I do say so myself!

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Pinup in a Pack subscription box

pinup in a pack subscription box review

As though the universe is reading my blog (what up, universe), right after I mentioned in my Dia & Co review that I’d be interested in checking out a pinup/vintage-themed subscription box…one popped up! Pinup in a Pack is a monthly accessory subscription box for pinup girls. For $19.99 each month (shipping included in the lower 48), you will receive a box of 3-4 pinup/vintage-inspired accessories worth up to $50 delivered right to your door. I definitely give a critical eye to subscriptions and curated boxes of all kinds; I’m ex-Ipsy, ex-Gwynnie Bee, ex-Dia & Co…it takes a lot for a box to convince me that I’m better off subscribing than putting that money toward things I know I want. So how does Pinup in a Pack stack up? Find out after the jump.

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