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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?


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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    July 7, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I love the Olive and the Holcomb on you! None of them are bad though. I haven’t tried Warby Parker, but I like the frames you chose. I get mine from and they have a lot of bright colors, but they don’t have the free try on.

    1. Reply
      Penny Snark
      July 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks! It’s definitely nice to have the chance to try them on…I’ve heard a lot of good things about ZenniOptical, I’ll have to check them out too!

  2. Reply
    July 8, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I love the Olive in Rose Gold. They are super cute and so now. It’s a good pair to alternate in a couple times a week with your current pair. Barring that, the tortoise cat eyes are also great, they’re super similar to my go to glasses from Kate Spade. I feel your desire to change it up completely. I have about 10 glasses, all with the same prescription and I wear the same pair 90% of the time! I think this assortment is cute for everyday wear but not in an earth shattering way – just great staples.

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      Penny Snark
      July 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Thanks! And agh, are those the glitter glasses from Kate Spade? I’ve been eyeing those up for a LONG time and I want them real bad…

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    Lindsey Puls
    July 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    While I do love them all, the last pair is “just right” in my opinion. 🙂 You wear glasses so well! I just ordered a second pair of glasses from They have a lot of inexpensive funky frames to choose from too. (But they don’t have the free at-home try-on, unfortunately.) I’m really starting to love glasses too! I’ll have to give Warby Parker a try the next time I’m in the market for another pair. (Which is happening more and more frequently!)

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      Penny Snark
      July 24, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Spam filter, stop eating comments! I’ll have to check GlassesShop out – I’m always in the market for new glasses haha

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