I feel like I’m being assaulted with advertisements for Warby Parker everywhere I look. They have been haunting me so I finally gave in to giving them a try.

Warby Parker specializes in pretty awesome looking glasses frames for a very reasonable price and then they do some do-goodery. Part of the draw for me is that they let you try on frames AT HOME. FOR FREE. (Have you noticed my excited exhaultation of the word freeeeeeee! in most of my posts. It’s a theme of love. And respect. And cheapness.)

So I ordered 5 try-at-home frames. They arrived quickly and invitingly packaged. They look nice and don’t feel very cheap. And I wear very very cheap frames. Those frames you see me in all my pictures? They are Hilary Duff. I’m going to let this sink in here. Hilary Duff glasses. That’s what I wear.

And here is my sweetest mushable DaughterOne modeling the glasses for me (because I was sick and also because I looked terrible in each of these frames).

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The verdict? I’m not ordering any of them with my prescription. I chose mostly frames are frameless along the bottom of the lens (I know this is not the technical term) and the bridge of these frames is very defined and thusly unflattering. I’m a generously nosed Italian girl who does not need the bridge of her nose boldly outlined. Bad.

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These look terrible on me.

I’m sure there is a Warby Parker frame that will work for me so I’ll either order more try-at-home frames or take up my brother-in-law’s girlfriend’s offer to shop with her in SoHo and day drink. Nothing beats shopping and day drinking. So, it isn’t a bust but the jury is still out. (Maybe I should try Rivet & Sway.)

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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