My Warby Parker Review

For those of you who don’t know me, my eyesight is terrible. And by terrible, I mean really really bad. My glasses are the first thing that I reach for in the morning. Unfortunately I can’t wear contacts because they give me migraines. So glasses it is, and cute ones at that! I get asked all the time what I *actually* think about my Warby Parker’s… So today, I’m going to do a full on Warby Parker review featuring the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I've been shopping around the market for cute, trendy, and affordable eyewear. Warby Parker was my number one choice. Read what I thought about the brand and the two pairs I purchased.

I've been shopping around the market for cute, trendy, and affordable eyewear. Warby Parker was my number one choice. Read what I thought about the brand and the two pairs I purchased.

The overall:

If you’re not familiar with the brand, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. The company was founded by millennials who noticed a gap in the fashionable eyewear market – and they were right! To find stylish specs, people used to drop hundreds. They now release new collections every season, as well as having a staple collection that is available all year. – Oh, and they make sunglasses, too!

This is my third order from Warby Parker. I’ve used the home try-on method for the past two, but this time went to their storefront in Washington DC. I liked the experience a lot better. I was in the store for at least an hour, and Harrison probably wanted to kill me every time I asked, “Babe, do you like these?”  But, the employees were super helpful, and I was able to try on pairs that I probably wouldn’t have picked out myself. Keep reading to find out what I thought of my two pairs!

(Updated: to clarify, this is not a sponsored post. This is my honest, raw opinion about a brand I’ve grown to love.)

I've been shopping around the market for cute, trendy, and affordable eyewear. Warby Parker was my number one choice. Read what I thought about the brand and the two pairs I purchased.

I've been shopping around the market for cute, trendy, and affordable eyewear. Warby Parker was my number one choice. Read what I thought about the brand and the two pairs I purchased.

The Hadley Luxe Eyeglasses

My thought process for ordering glasses were that I wanted one everyday pair, and one stylish, unexpected pair. The Hadley’s were clearly the unexpected pair.

The Good:

+ Every time I wear them, some stranger will stop me on the street to tell me they love my glasses or ask where they are from. I love that.

+ The tortoise goes great with my darker hair and brown eyes.

+ They’re fun, fashionable, and trendy.

The Bad:

– They’ve been discontinued. Although Warby has released a few similar pairs (like the Tansley and the Ripley), this style has been canceled, which makes me sad.

– They’re more money. Since this pair was a part of Warby Parker’s “luxe” collection, instead of being $95 they were $145. But, this is for the frames AND lenses. That’s still cheaper then buying from most eye doctors, so still a win in my book!

– The main bad thing about them that I’ve found, is that I feel like I’m always going to break them. The wire frame makes them super flimsy which makes me nervous. I keep these in their case when I’m not wearing them to make sure they stay in one piece.

I've been shopping around the market for cute, trendy, and affordable eyewear. Warby Parker was my number one choice. Read what I thought about the brand and the two pairs I purchased.

The Chamberlain in Saddle Sage

These are my everyday, casual glasses.

The Good:

+ Like I said, these make a great everyday option. They go with everything, and are pretty neutral.

+ The shape fits my face perfectly. Basically, they are the perfect mixture of big, but not to big, square, but not too square, etc. Now that’s a sign of a great designer!

+ The Saddle Sage color is neutral, but has a hint of color on the bottom.

+ They’re only $95.

The Bad:

– The only bad thing about these is that they’ve stretched a little since I ordered them, so they tend to fall down my face a little. (I think if you take them into a Warby Parker store they can fix this though.)


So all in all, I love my Warby Parker purchases. Glasses are a big part of my essential wardrobe. I like that I now have two pairs to choose from, and am even probably going to purchase more throughout this year. I choose a pair to wear based on my personality/mood for the day! Have you tried Warby Parker? Or do you have another cost-friend eyewear brand that I have to try?

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Photos by Harrison Albert & Kelsey McCarthy

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14 Comments

  1. Ellen said:

    I love Warby Parker glasses. I think I have to try them when it’s time for a new pair. Love the tortoise pair.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    Published January 6, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Yes you def should! Thanks for reading!

      Xx

      Published January 8, 2017Reply
  2. Tiffany said:

    These glasses are soooooooooooo cute! I want a pair of each! I’m obsessed with WP! The circle ones are so so fun <3 Tiffany http://www.parsnipsandpastries.com

    Published January 8, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Thank you Tiffany! I’m obsessed too!

      Published January 8, 2017Reply
  3. Elle sees said:

    I have always been curious about WP, so thanks for sharing your experience.

    Published January 9, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Thank you Elle for reading!

      Published January 11, 2017Reply
  4. Rachel said:

    I splurged on a pair of Chanel glasses a few years ago and just change out the lenses when needed, and even after four years, I’m still loving them! But, I’ve recently decided I wanted to get a “fun” pair of glasses so I’ve been doing the at home try ons with Warby Parker and I love them! I can’t wait to find a pair that I love so I can keep them forevaaaaa.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    Published January 9, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      That’s a good idea Rachel! I’ve also been told to find sunglasses that I liked the shape of on my face and then replace the lenses.

      Xx

      Published January 11, 2017Reply
  5. Andrea said:

    Thank you for your honest review! I’m actually on the market for a new pair, since my prescription went up. I love the way Warby Parker’s glasses look. I always have the hardest time deciding on which style of frames suits my face shape!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

    Published January 9, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      That’s why I love the at-home try on system! And thanks for reading Andrea!

      Xx

      Published January 11, 2017Reply
  6. Lauren said:

    Loveeee those eyeglasses! I have bad eye site, too – so I’m always looking at cute pairs! The Hadley pair looks great on you and I’m so sad it’s sold out, but the Tansley pair you linked to is just as cute!!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

    Published January 10, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      That’s what I thought too!! So cute!

      Xx

      Published January 11, 2017Reply
  7. Alya said:

    lovely read!

    Alya / MoorizZLA xx

    Published January 12, 2017Reply
  8. katie said:

    I love the Warby Parker model and wish that more companies honored the great customer service they have. Your new glasses are so cute!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Published February 26, 2017Reply