Help me pick my new Warby-Parker frames

Warby Parker trial

Marshall ( in Rum Cherry) | Langston (in Amber) | Edison (in Brushed Platinum) | Reece (in Sandalwood Matte) | Not pictured: Nedwin ( in Amber)

Have you guys heard of Warby Parker? To begin with, I am not being paid or perked in any way to share this product. I am literally SO blown away by this brand that you couldn’t stop me from screaming how freaking fabulous they are from the rooftops. Since I don’t happen to have rooftop access in our townhouse, I shall simply sing their praises right here on my humble little blog.

So it all began with the need for glasses about a year ago. The ones I bought way back when and currently use everyday when at the computer are cute, but they’re not THE most flattering shape. Picture me in my elderly optometrist’s office, timidly trying on pair after pair. Let’s just say that forcing my sweet male eye doctor all around the office as I attempted to choose a flattering set of frames did not a comfortable situation make. The last straw was when I made the mistake of asking “Do you have any pink frames?” In my head, I was picturing a stylish coral color, but he came back from the storeroom with a pair of hot pink bedazzled frames encrusted with plastic gems. Needless to say, I picked a pair fast (after gently shaking my head to the hot pink number) and got the hell out of there.

Less than a year later, I am itching to find a pair of glasses that I REALLY love, and also that really love me. So I turned to Warby Parker.



Get this people. You hop over to their site, choose your top five frames and they mail them to you (for free), and then you have 5 whole days to gawk at yourself in the mirror and ultimately choose the p-e-r-f-e-c-t pair. Once you pick “the one,” you wrap up the samples and ship those back (again for free).

Now the real deal frames aren’t exactly free, but my budget could easily absorb the $100 (on average) cost for Warby Parker’s fabulous designer wares. Oh, and they’ll even call your doctor for you to get your prescription! Seriously, it can’t get better than that, folks.

So. You’ve seen my goofy mug up there at the top of this post four times over – Any thoughts on a final decision? I know that the Marshall isn’t for me. I just can’t pull off those big rounded frames. I like the Langston a lot, but they look an awful lot like the frames I have now. The Edison I feel may be a touch too “nerd” for me – I’m positive some hipster cool chick can pull them off, but can I? As for the Reece, I’m loving that matte, subdued color.

Let me have it with your opinions!

P.S. Nedwin didn’t make it into the photo shoot because it was WAY too similar to the Langston frames. But they are still cute as a button despite that. The jury is still out on whether or not they are cute as a button on ME though…Decisions, decisions…


49 thoughts on “Help me pick my new Warby-Parker frames

  1. Kat

    I like Langston. They look really great on you! (It could be, though, that those are easier to judge than the Reece since you’re looking directly at the camera.)

  2. Rachelle Bryant

    I like the Edison and the Reese the best. I’m so glad you told us about Warby-Parker. I am definitely going to use that site when it’s time for my new glasses!

  3. Jessica Willis

    Reece! Then, Langston.

    Reece is such a cute color, though, it definitely beats Langston in that. Plus I like the thinner, wider (across–maybe that’d be longer?) frame for your features 🙂

  4. Angie

    I wear Warby Parker glasses myself, and although the frame itself is fantastic, the lenses are super glary and took a long time to get used to. I see a huge white rectangle of glare everywhere I look. It could be my very high prescription, but maybe not because the super cheap glasses I picked up from had much nicer lenses and were comparable quality to my Warby Parker glasses. Just not nearly as stylish. That being said, I really like the Marshall frames on you.

    1. Carrie Post author

      Thank you so much for your feedback! I appreciate it and will definitely make sure to watch the glare when my glasses arrive. Good to know!

  5. Kerry A

    Hmmm, Langston is more “distinctive” looking; while Reece is more subdued. They both look nice on you. Since you mentioned Langston being similar to your current ones- I say go for Reece.

  6. Josefine Green

    Reece is my favorite- it looks the easiest to dress up and down. I had a darker pair a few years ago, and now I have lighter colored frames. It still stands out, but you can focus on other things (bright lips, a different stunning accessory) more with lighter, subtle glasses (IMHO!).

  7. twyf

    I don’t think you could go wrong with either Reece or Langston — they both look great! For some reason, I thought Warby Parker frames were much more expensive than that. I’ll keep it in mind if I ever end up needing glasses again. 🙂


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