Four Eyes, part 2

Thank you all for your helpful and sweet suggestions on this post last week. The glasses arrived yesterday, and I think we have a winner. Unfortunately, it was a last minute addition to the home try-on package, and therefore didn’t make the voting last week. Ladies and other ladies (since I don’t think a single male reads this blog), I present to you, Huxley. And my face. Sitting in a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g.

I realized I’ve never posted a picture of myself on here before. Sorry to keep you all waiting for so long and then deliver something that looks like that. If you’d like, you can pretend I look like a supermodel, like I always do. No, I really didn’t make the bed for this shot. I’m a compulsive bed-maker. Also, sorry for being such a dork. But given that I am, I think these glasses work perfectly, non? They are a little thick and tend to say, “HI I AM ON YOUR FACE” more than something slimmer and less hipster, but I love them anyway. I think. I still have another 30 days after the official prescription versions get here to decide if I want to keep them.

The other frames were kind of a disappointment. Thatcher was way too big and swallowed both of my eyebrows. Roosevelt had a weird key-hole bridge that looked weird on my nose, and Digby was just too wide. I’m the goldilocks of hipster frames. Huxley was everything I liked about Roosevelt and Thatcher, without being too big or (believe it or not!) overwhelming on my face.

Can I take a moment to just say that Warby Parker has amazing customer service? Not only did they throw in the Huxley frames last minute when I emailed them after they processed my order, but they shipped them to me in 2 days. Look at the packaging, too. They’re lucky I’m trustworthy otherwise I’d have a really nice jewelry box right now.

So yes. I have glasses! And I am bizarrely more excited about it than I think I should be. But glasses are a very fun accessory. And it gives me another excuse to leave the house without makeup (like I needed one more).

Totally unrelated tangent: Last night I almost succumbed to peer pressure and almost, almost bought this camera (I’ve decided against getting the kit lens, and just going with the body and buying a nice 50mm lens since I was so in love with the one I had for my Nikon DSLR). But then I started sweating profusely and couldn’t go through with it. I started to anxiously overreact (as I do with everything in my life) about the gravity of dropping $750 on a camera that I in no way need. What if something were to happen and I lost my job and then needed the money to buy health insurance or stay afloat and pay bills until I found another job in this terrible economy? What if I bought the camera and then went blind and never got to use it and it was past the 30-day return policy? What if I bought this camera and it was cursed? What if, when I’m 85 and falling apart medically, I am faced with some sort of disaster and between my savings and social security I’m still $750 short? What if I —

Oh, whatever. I just bought it. I have a degree in Photojournalism. I should have a DSLR that isn’t almost 5 years old that has less megapixels that the $100 point-and-shoot I bought a few months ago. Rationalization!

Wait. I lied. I canceled the order. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

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September 21, 2011 / fashion / vanity / LEAVE A COMMENT / 10

10 comments

  • Aw, not to be a creep but you are adorbs, and your eyebrows are fab (is that weird to say?) ! Love those glasses too. They work well on your face! I’ll have to tell my husband about that company because I am impressed that they mailed you those samples.
    That camera give my tummy butterflies, I want one too!

    • Aww, thanks, Holly! That’s not creepy at all, don’t worry. You’re pretty cute yourself!
      Isn’t that camera just swoon-worthy?

  • These glasses are not amazeballs and I hope my bff agrees! Return these glasses to the librarian you stole them from immediately. I am your mother!

    • Ew. Why you hatin?

  • Those are AWESOME! So excited for you! Mine are all like naughties now and far too small. And tortoiseshell. Damn that Tom Ford. And yes you’re eyebrows are perfect, v. Liz Hurley!

    • Thanks, Annie! I’m sure your Tom Fords are great! And hush now about the Liz Hurley comparison, you’re going to make my head too big :) You’re very sweet.

  • ah, you are so cute! And hilarious. The camera tale had me smiling so hard my cheeks hurt xx

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