Three years ago I won a pair of glasses from Casie Stewart and Clearly Contacts. I wore those Derek Cardigans nearly every single day and even when my prescription changed in May of last year, I continued to wear them. The trouble is that I updated my contact lens prescription but didn’t change the lenses in my glasses, this equalled many headaches and an appalling amount of eye aches. After an intense inner-battle, I finally went over to Clearly Contacts and virtually tried on any pair that I found sale.
Within an hour I decided on the pair that I wanted, the Dakota Smith Valor Brown, and placed my order. Within a week they arrived at my doorstep! For under $70.00 I got a brand new pair of glasses with the correct prescription, scratch-free lenses, and a repair-kit to boot! Since they’re men’s frame I find the bridge width a little too big but I think if I get them tightened they should be okay. I am loving these new frames and cannot believe how good they make me feel! Change your glasses and you can change the world, that’s they say right?
Putting on a new pair of glasses or sunglasses is a simple way to completely transform your look – just like a new hairstyle. Brad Goreski
*Disclosure: Although I’ve worked with Clearly Contacts in the past, they had nothing to do with this post. I searched for and purchased the glasses on my own. I wrote this post because I love their products and my new glasses.
Fall is my favourite season because it represents change. I love the changing of the leaves, the fresh coolness in the air, and Fall fashion. I’ve been trying to find ways to wear some of my summer favourites in the cooler temperatures. I’ve found the easiest way to go is to wear a sweater over any dress, put on a pair of booties, and add a fabulous necklace (seriously I’ve seen it on Pinterest).
The only thing that I can’t convert for Fall is my glasses. I LOVE glasses, if I could own a different pair for every outfit, I would. I love the frames I have now, but I could use an upgrade. I’d like a darker frame and maybe a completely different shape. I’ve been looking online for a reasonably priced pair of frames that suit my face, that are warm and sexy at the same time, but haven’t had much luck. When Warby Parker emailed me about their Fall Collection, I drooled.
“Personality is what makes a good pair of glasses great. Our Fall Collection is for those who own their style, exercise their wit, and add life to the party.”
I love how much they understand that glasses are a reflection of the person that is wearing them. They are an amazing accessory and for people like me, an absolute necessity. The Fall Collection features NINE new shapes and TWO new hues. I love the crystal and striped olive, but my favourite pair from the new collection is the Durand Whiskey Tortoise (bottom photo). If I can squeeze them into my budget (they’re $120 CAD including your prescription btw), you can bet I’ll be purchasing them. These glasses scream Fall and I feel like they represent who I am right now. I can so picture myself wearing them while reading a great novel by the roaring fire, wrapped up in a blanket, and holding a cuppa cocoa. Can’t you?!
Disclosure: I was contacted by Warby Parker to write a post about their Fall Collection. I wasn’t given any form of compensation for this post, I wrote it because I simply love their glasses.
Remember that one time I won frames from Casie Stewart and Clearly Contacts?
Well they arrived today! Merry Christmas to me and a huge thank you to Clearly Contacts and Casie Stewart!
Now, I may not look as hot in big frames as this babe…
Or this one… (yes that’s Mama and me)
But I absolutely love them! What’s more is that they’re designed by Derek Cardigan (a CANADIAN eyewear designer, eh?) and they’re the same style that Alicia Keys wore in her new music video. I’ve been doing some research on the Clearly Contacts website and their frames and contacts are awesome, reasonably priced, and you get free shipping on your contact lenses if you use the code FREESHIP12. I also found that they have a whole Change the View charity mission: “For every pair of eyeglasses purchased, someone in need is given a pair of eyeglasses, a pair of sunglasses or Vitamin A tablets.” Awesome right? You can read more about it here.
I can’t wait to get my own prescription lenses in these puppies – I’ll be hipstering all over town!
Have a very Merry Christmas!