Wednesday, August 31, 2011

decisions decisions, warby parker style.

I've been following for a bit now but have been a little too hesitant (and broke) to actually order from them. A few days ago, on a whim, I decided to sign up for their at home try-on plan. I chose five of my favorite frames, some traditional and some just plain fun. Today they arrived in a beautiful little box. Now, the real problem begins.. which pair?!

option 1: "Owen" in Revolver Black Matte.  I've been on the lookout for a solid pair of large, thick black frames for a while and have yet to find a pair that fit my face correctly.  These fit perfectly.  I like how big and kinda dopey they are.  I could see these looking good with every haircut/color I have.

option 2: "Fillmore" in Tennessee Whiskey.  I picked these for the name and shape alone.  They're really fun and quirky but I'm not crazy about how they fit on my nose.  The actual nose rests (is that what those are called??) set fine, there's just this weird gap is all.  Looking at them more on the website, I think I'd like them better as a whole in a different color.  Too bad, I love whiskey.

option 3: "Preston" in Sandalwood Matte.  I love the way these matte frames look and feel.  Sometimes, shiny glasses bug the hell out of me.  Between glare, glass, and shiny plastic I feel like I'm a walking headache sometimes.   The color of these frames is really really beautiful and they're so lightweight.  I think they're cute, but eh, they kind of feel like my backup safety pair.  If I'm going to get a pair, I want to REALLY love them.  Also, weird, the site now has them named as "light tortoise".  Whatever.

option 4: "Tenley" in Burgundy Fade.  I absolutely love these.  I've been wanting a pair of cateyes for a while but didn't want something TOO CATEYE.  I love the color of these and how barely feminine they are.  I actually have been staring at these for months and even almost just ordered them, but looking at them on my face now I'm not so sure.  They're HUGE for one, which isn't bad, but I almost feel like they're too big for my face.  If anything, I think they'd be better suited as sunglasses for me (which they have :D).

option 5: "Sinclair" in Greystone.  Last but not least indeed!  As soon as I put these on (the first pair I put on) for my boyfriend he said THOSE.  These are rounder than any pair of glasses I've ever had, but I like it.  The color is so perfect (duh, I love grey) and I like that my eyes sit smack in the middle of the lens.  It's the little things, you know?  I might have to order these. 

So which pair should I go with?!  I kind of love them all, but definitely do not have $500 for glasses, so one will just have to do.  I need your help!

Friday, August 19, 2011

spooky scary

(Halloween '09, Spock)

I've been thinking about Halloween a lot lately. I guess I'm so over Summer I'm just ready for Fall and turning leaves and cooler weather. Usually I'm the type to figure out my costume VERY last minute and just throw it together with whatever is in my closet and a few accessories from a costume shop.
This year, I kind of want to go all out. I really have no inkling of an idea what I want to be, but I want to plan a little better so I can knock 'em dead (tee hee) for Halloween in Charlotte.
Anyone else know what they're doing for Halloween, or am I just thinking way too far ahead?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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new start

This is me.
I'm trying this blog thing out again for the first time in years. My life isn't crazy, I'm not into high fashion, I don't moderate a successful etsy account, or have a slew of adorable children to brag about, but I do live a fairly simple life and hope you can relate to my daily musings around my new home of Charlotte, NC.
Hope you enjoy!