Thursday, September 27, 2012

SOS! Select our Specs!

My biggest weaknesses are public speaking, being on time for anything, and picking out a pair of glasses that don't look horrible on me. I get all kinds of comments on the rare occasion that I wear my glasses. Things like, "No offense, but you look better without glasses." Nine out of ten times when a child sees me with glasses on I get a comment. And not a good one. That's how you really know you're just not rockin your glasses correctly.

Part of the problem, for me at least, is the process of shopping for glasses. I consider myself to be at least somewhat stylish. I have a pretty good grasp of what looks good on me clothing wise. But until recently, glasses and fashion were mutually exclusive. You went to the eye doctor (the doctor. Not the mall. Unless you were at lens crafters or something, in which case you were likely near a mall in some capacity) you got your exam, you were ushered into the wall o' glasses where you had a couple minutes to choose a pair of glasses. None of which were cool. True story: last time I got new glasses I spent almost an hour trying on different pairs, and the receptionist chick informed me that I had been trying on children's glasses the whole time. That's what I'm working with here. I'm just not good at this.

So I need your help! I stumbled upon an incredible site, Warby Parker that 1) ONLY has cool glasses, 2) lets you pick your favorites and borrow them for a week. The benefits are many - you get to test drive these frames. You can wear them around and see what people think. You can test drive them to see how comfortable they are. You can make sure you're not scaring children with how stupid you look in your glasses. And, you get to elicit opinions from all you friends, which I am about to do. You win, they win, everybody wins. It's genius, really.

Enough talking. Pick out my new glasses! Sorry about the lighting. My sincerest apologies for making you work in such terrible conditions.Please, (PLEASE!) vote for the glasses you think I should get. Leave it in the comments, leave it on my Facebook, call me and tell me... whatever. I just need your help.

Option F: give it up, Kate. Stop forcing it and stick to your contacts.

My mom says I look like Droopy Dog (the old Looney Tunes dog) in Option D. Upon Googling, I saw that Droopy Dog doesn't even wear glasses. I can always count on her to make me feel good about myself!

Thanks for all your help, guys! I owe you one!


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