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Friday, October 12, 2012

New glasses


Alex always makes fun of me for losing my glasses. I leave them everywhere: the playground, cabs, friends' houses. "Where are my glasses?" must be the line spoken most often in our apartment. (No one ever knows.)

Finally, this summer, I lost my beloved glasses once and for all, and spent a few months blind as a bat. Luckily for me, an adorable reader (below) tweeted me about her newest pair; and I loved them so much, I got the exact same ones. (Thanks, Katie!)

The glasses are from Lookmatic, my favorite online eyewear shop. Thankfully they're affordable (just $95 including the prescription), and you can try them on virtually. Now I just have to hold onto this pair!!

94 comments:

Fancy Pants said...

Really stinking cute!! Both of you:)

Amy Powell said...

I just bought some from BonLook & am in love with the big, nerdy frames :)

looks great on you!

macaca grava-por-cima said...

<3 them! they really suit you ;-)

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

so cute!

Kate Harvey said...

Such a cute look! Sometimes I wish I needed glasses......:)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

joanna - i love them! funny, because my friend just referred me to lookmatic for some cutesy tortoise ones like this.

gabrilea said...

Very very cute !!!! Definitely You :)

Sage Crown Parker said...

Adorable!!!!

ohdizzle said...

I love them!

Kristina said...

I love them! I want them!
I'm looking for new glasses too! http://kribamil.blogspot.de/2012/10/auf-meinem-wunschzettel.html

Kate said...

I just stepped on my spare pair so I need to get some more, nice

Dana DeVolk said...

Cute! I just got new glasses too!
<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Elsa de Diego said...

Lovely! Both Kati and u look adorable! :) xoxo

tragicsandwich said...

A thought: Backup glasses. Seriously, buy two pair. Especially at that price. Then if you lose or break one, you have another.

abby said...

I got glasses from Warby Parker this year. Same kind of deal, $95 for the Rx glasses BUT as an added bonus it's buy a pair give a pair, so for $95 you're not only getting your own super stylin' pair, you're giving one to someone in need! pretty groovy, huh?

Mariclare Cole said...

Oohhh cute. I got new glasses last month after SEVEN YEARS with the same pair/ perscription. They're similar to yours, but more round than rectangular. Yay new glasses!

Kate said...

I love your Liberty print shirt, and your hair looks FABULOUS! What are you doing to that, girl?

Ana said...

Jo, I have to say, your top advertisement is not that classy...it's literary says (translated from Swedish): do you want to find a fuck buddy?
PS: I am writing from my computer at work so it can not be based on history visited websites.

Hope this feedback is helpful.

kelli said...

Very cute!

Nomadic D. said...

So cheap!! Amazing. And I love that you can try them on virtually. I'm always reluctant to buy glasses online because I can't imagine committing without having tried them on first. Heading over to check it out right now!

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Maura said...

Love those!

If you're in a pickle again at some point, or just want an emergency back-up/playground/messy things pair, my boyfriend ordered his Rx glasses from Coastal (coastal.com), and because he used the code FIRSTPAIRFREE he only paid $16. Yes. $16. I think he got the Derek Cardigan tortoiseshell frames...I love 'em!

Serena Verdepomodoro said...

good choice Jo!

McKenna Bleu said...

They look darling on you!! Great choice:)

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Liz Lauren said...

love them! they look so good on you!


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Erin said...

Super cute on you AND on Katie!

Elizabeth said...

Ira Glass is such a trend-setter!

athomewithbethany said...

I love them, Joanna! :) I'm soon going to purchase a pair of Warby Parkers myself. I never thought I'd enjoy wearing glasses, but I sure do now. Girls with glasses are the coolest!

Rachel B.C. said...

You should get one of these and start a trend, not just for grandmas anymore: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101839901/eye-glasses-chain-leash-gold-black?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_includes[]=tags&ga_search_query=glasses+chain&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery.

Hilary said...

I am notorious for always losing my keys! If I were to own glasses, I am sure I would be in your same shoes. I still think they pick themselves up and go on an adventure without my knowledge, right? Haha Have a great weekend, Joanna!

XX Hilary

Chelsea said...

Tremendously cute!

beatsandpatterns said...

Digging the thick rims! Want a pair in black. Only one problem I have perfect vision :-p

melissa said...

Love! I got my first pair of glasses ever recently, from Warby Parker ( http://www.warbyparker.com/ ) which has a similar setup - $95 including prescription lenses and they have a virtual try-on and a free at-home try-on program. They're hipstery and cute and I love them. :)

jackie said...

they're adorable!

Mindy said...

I lose my glasses too! Thankfully I usually find them eventually. Just to be safe I always hold on to my old pairs. I'd be in big trouble if I didn't have a backup! :) I love your new pair. They are so fun!

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Lauren Ashley said...

Super cute - I love lookmatic. I have several pairs from them and love them all, it's fun to be able to change it up.

littlecosas.com said...

See - it's times like these that I wish I needed glasses!

Jessica said...

I have been dying to buy a pair from lookamatic! I just need to find my prescription...

Sarah Kyle said...

Oh I love them!

girlseeksplace said...

I like the price. I spent way more than that on just one pair and I'm not even that in love with them. I've been wearing glasses since the third grade and I wear them all the time, so it's important that I have cute ones.

Stella said...

Cute! I just got new glasses too (from Target Optical). They should be in next week, and I'm so excited!!

Laying Under Stars said...

Maura, I just did the same thing and got the same pair! The deal Coastal as running is fantastic, highly recommended!! And the shipping was super fast!

Corrie Anne said...

Those are super cute!!! I love buying my glasses online!

Kelly said...

Cute! And the price point is quite attractive as well. Thank you for sharing!

anne said...

cute! my husband has those *exact* frames from lookmatic, which i learned about from your blog. very reasonable price point and fast service! side note--we happened to be in austin when you were visiting and he was in your photos. he's the guy in the green shirt at jo's coffee shop. we died laughing when we saw it online! and nerd alert, i totally checked to see if he was wearing your frames in the austin picture, but he had his sunglasses on. he was matching toby's shoes though. internet connections ftw! ;)

kimberly said...

they look great!

my husband recently bought glasses from classic specs (www.classicspecs.com) and is really happy with them. he tried them on at brooklyn flea in williamsburg then ordered them online. all of their glasses are $89 and nice quality - glasses can be crazy expensive so i wanted to recommend!

alison said...

so cute! i have these and love them.
http://www.lookmatic.com/women/parker-clear-tortoise

Shan said...

Joanna, I am the same way with my sunglasses and mittens. After thinking my beloved way farers were gone for good, my boyfriend found them on top of the organ of our college's chapel when he was there to practice violin (seriously random!!). Another time, I lost my favorite pair of mittens and then found them again in a potted plant in the dining hall. What!?

PS I love glasses even though I am blessed with near perfect vision. I think they look so relaxed and sophisticated. I keep asking for a pair with blank lenses from Warby Parker or Lookmatic for Christmas. Maybe this year will be the year! :)

Morgan Liti said...

I adore them! They're perfect for you. :)

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trinaenriquez said...

I like this style of glasses a lot, and have since both your previous post and Alex's article on the different brands. Think I'll splash out for a pair this year since I need new contacts *and* specs. But thinking maybe Warby Parker?

Αρμονία said...

i love them! i have these and love them.

hillary g said...

So cute! That is where I got mine too and I constantly receive compliments, awesome price on chic glasses.

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Dulce said...

so cute

Ali said...

Check out 39dollarglasses.com and coastal.com. At coastal you can get your 1st pair free (lenses not included). Also retailmenot.com has discount codes for both sites. I just got 2 pairs of glasses for $50 total and I LOVE them. Both sites also have virtual try on...

Maura said...

Yay! So glad you were able to take advantage!

Kelly said...

Those are adorable! I buy mine from Warby Parker, same price + they have sunglasses. They also let you do a free try-on at home (you pick 5 pairs, and they send them to you to try on at no cost!!). I think they donate a lot of glasses too!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Love them! You pull off glasses like this so well. I really don't think I could. Well that and I don't even wear glasses! Sometimes I wish I did for the sheer fashion of them but then I realize I'll probably eventually need them down the road anyways so I should enjoy my time without them for now! Good to know there's a great online site if I ever do need them.

Reina said...

you look so good in those frames! And what a fabulous price. I have glasses too but hardly wear them out in public so I dont have that issue of loosing them

soulcandymag said...

Cute! I always feel like an imposter when I wear glasses. I'm just not cool enough, I guess.

amiechristo said...

I really like those! Though, I buy mine from Zenni Optical and not only is the service unbelievably fast, but I've never spent more than $20 on a pair of glasses, including prescription. And they last ages. Combined with the fact that I get compliments all the time and I can afford to get more than one pair of glasses, it's money well spent!

Jaime said...

These are SO cute! I love them and might just have to buy them.

Marie-Eve said...

Loooove them ! I will look up that store ! I bought new ones a couple of month ago and wear them everyday since I can't wear contact lens !

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Sandhya said...

Cute, but be wary of ordering glasses online. For proper optics, your face should be measured and the glasses should be customized to your particular structure. You're compromising your sight when you purchase glasses without these measurements, so it's honestly worth the extra money you'd pay for well-made frames and lenses.

Rachel said...

Looking great, Jo!

Rachel
pigeondesigns.ca

Leslee F. said...

Funny that you posted this today. I too had a beloved pair of glasses... And they were also from Lookmatic.com this morning I set me on a ledge behind our couch, went into another room for a minute and came out to find our cute little staffordshire puppy (Gauge) all snuggled up on his couch, happy as a clam, with my glasses (now mangled and missing a lens) in his mouth. I love that little giuy but that just broke my heart. Needless to say, if eh cant be fixed, I will be purchasing the exact same pair again because I love them that much.:)

Leslee F. said...

Funny that you posted this today. I too had a beloved pair of glasses... And they were also from Lookmatic.com this morning I set me on a ledge behind our couch, went into another room for a minute and came out to find our cute little staffordshire puppy (Gauge) all snuggled up on his couch, happy as a clam, with my glasses (now mangled and missing a lens) in his mouth. I love that little giuy but that just broke my heart. Needless to say, if eh cant be fixed, I will be purchasing the exact same pair again because I love them that much.:)

Cheer up, Old Bean! said...

They are so adorable on you!!!!! I love those "nerdy" frames!! :)
Leah
from www.cheerupoldbean.blogspot.com

Sapir @ The Sapphire Queen said...

Those glasses are so adorable! And $95 dollars including prescription?! That's awesome!
Sapir
thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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Karelys (Beltran) Davis said...

You should tell lookamatic to put a little super strong sticker on their glasses and make an app that tracks the glasses. Or something like that. So when people lose their glasses they can track them with their phone :)

Unknown said...

So pretty! I'm very excited to see that they now ship internationally. That makes these Canadian eyes very happy indeed!

Corrin said...

Those have been my exact glasses for several years now - I have them in brown and black. I also wear the Abby, if you're looking for a cute cateye look.

KTisME said...

I think I am also going to have to get these, i am due for a new look!

Nancy said...

They look really great on you! I'm a glasses-wearer as well and I feel my glasses are a part of me, of my appearance. And it's fun to switch - I think. So I suggest to all to get more than 1 pair - just to jazz it up a little!

Love,
Nancy

Anniefrances said...

You should check out Warby Parker! They have really cute frames for $95 with RX and they donate a pair to someone in need for every pair you buy.

Lou @ Make.Do.Sew said...

They look great, I have glasses envy! X

Noelle Tabor said...

Yes! I want to get some new ones now too. How cute!

angharad said...

They look lovely! I generally don't like glasses that make a big effort to be geeky (too annoying for me, a genuine geek) but these fall just on the right side of nerdsville.

(Can I say to the poster above PLEASE don't get round geeky glasses with blank lenses? It's so crazy! Embrace your good vision! Specs are not a fashion accessory!)

isabel said...

hopefully you won't loose those!! :)

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Maria said...

Aw man, they're so cute! Wish I could get away with a pair like this but not sure I can pull of geek chic.

Maria xx
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Stella said...

So cute!

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anna | Today I like Blog said...

you both look lovely with this glasses!

Nikki said...

you look great!

June Lemon said...

Hi Joanna!

I love the glasses! Actually, I liked them so much i bought the exact same ones in tortoise. :) I'm a big fan of glasses and i bought these ones as a back up pair. They are so cute. You have a great taste.

Cheers! :)

June
www.junelemon.com

therefinedcool said...

How cool. I'm a sucker for tortoise shell frames!

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Nicole said...

Those are adorable. I also don't think i could pull those off. I ordered glasses online recently and when they got here, I put them on and everything was blurry. Obviously I can't wear them. I'm guessing that I would need to be measured or something? I don't know what happened. I guess I won't order online again, which is a shame because there are some great deals online.

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