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Testing Out Warby Parker’s “Home Try-On” Program


At the beginning of September, I shared Warby Parker’s new fall 2015 collection (post here).  Recently, I used their “Home Try-On” program to see which of my favorite fall collection picks would look the best on me.  I posted my looks on Instagram (which links to my personal Facebook page), just to see what my friends, family and followers thought.  It’s great because you have five days to try on the glasses, make your selection (I chose to take it to social media), then return them right in the same package they came in (a return label is enclosed).  So simple and easy!


My choices:  1) “Caspar” in Jet Black; 2) “Percey” in Scarlet Tortoise; 3) “Simone” in Blue Coral; 4) “Holcomb” in Pearled Tortoise; 5) “Simone” in Tea Rose Fade


The votes were pretty clear: “Simone” in both the Blue Coral and Tea Rose Fade were the winners (even Warby Parker themselves commented on Instagram).  My sister took pictures of me and my niece having fun with the “Home Try-On” samples.  I think it’s a great way to ensure you choose the right Warby Parker frames, just for you!

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“Simone” in Blue Coral




“Simone” in Tea Rose Fade

FTC Disclosure:  I did not receive product or payment for this post, and I purchased both of the glasses in my final selection from Warby Parker.

Warby Parker’s New Fall Collection for 2015!

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Glasses are very much a part of my style, just as much as the shoes I wear or the purses I carry.  Imagine my excitement to be able to preview Warby Parker’s new 2015 Fall Collection, which launches today!  Warby Parker is a family owned business, and they pride themselves on being able to provide stylish yet unique glasses at an affordable price, which is evidenced so well in their new collection.  Plus, they have a wonderful “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program, where a pair of glasses is given to someone in need for every pair sold.

If you like what you see below or with any of their frames, Warby Parker also has a “Home Try-On Program” where you can try five pairs of their glasses for five days before deciding which ones you want to purchase.  For those of you in the San Diego area, they are also opening a retail location at Westfield UTC on September 19th, so you can see the collection for yourself in person.

I am loving the beautiful autumnal feel of each of the frames in the new 2015 Fall Collection, which inspired me to create some fall style boards around my favorites.  Cheers!

Caspar in Jet Black


Not so black & white

Percey in Scarlet Tortoise


Get it in Red

Simone in Tea Rose Fade


Burberry Love

Fun & Affordable Glasses at Firmoo.com


With spectacles firmly cemented as part of my style, I’ve been trying to mix-up my glasses game.  I have several pairs that are solid, so it’s always fun to try glasses with patterns, outside of the uber-classic tortoise.  I recently checked out Firmoo.com and without even trying, I found this fantastic pair of spectacles in an interesting black, white and red pattern (style #F048) through their great search feature, which allows filtering by material, gender, frame type & shape, by color and even by pattern.

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Before I made my final decision, I checked out all of the specs and compared the measurements to other glasses I already own.  I then used Firmoo’s virtual try on to ensure the glasses would actually fit the shape of my face.  I was so happy to see that these glasses would be a perfect addition to my collection!  I then uploaded my prescription (along with PD, which is the Pupillary Distance) and placed my order.  A couple of weeks later, I received my fab new glasses, which I wore recently to the Spandau Ballet concert at Humphreys By The Bay.  They are light but sturdy, and arrived with hard & soft glasses cases, a lens cleaning cloth and mini-screwdriver.  Also, your eyes do not deceive you: my glasses with prescription single-vision lenses were just $36!  They constantly have new styles added in their “New Arrivals” section, and they also have a coupon code page where new customers can get great deals sitewide.  I love my new glasses and I highly recommend Firmoo.com to purchase fun yet affordable prescription glasses!

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 FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.