Since I’m so close to deciding on my Warbys, I started browsing other online eyewear startups out of curiousity. Some had similar Home Try-On programs, some didn’t. They all had Virtual Try-Ons available, but we all know that isn’t quite the same! However, when I saw these Bel Airs on Lookmatic, I was floored:
How adorable is she? This totally confirmed that these frames were at least worth the thought of a shot. Unfortunately, Lookmatic doesn’t offer a Home Try-On program, so it seems like a bit of a gamble. Plus, their High Index lenses aren’t completely returnable; they can be returned for exchange credit only. I perused the site for other pretty frames as back-ups in case these wouldn’t work out; I would at least know that exchange credit would go towards something else. And what did I find?
The most adorable cat eye frames (Shelby & Tippi)! I have no idea if I can pull off a cat eye, but a google search tells me a cat eye shape can help soften a square face. That’s enough for me. I can’t utilize the Virtual Try-On feature for these frames, unfortunately. But! Worst comes to worst, I hear Aubrey Plaza is working with Lookmatic on a limited edition collection. Given her effortless cuteness, I’m pretty sure I’d be able to find something from that! So I sat and waited. And thought this all over. Did I really want to order a basically non-returnable pair of frames based on the fact that they resemble a sold out pair I’ve been lemming, while waiting for my third set of Warby Parker Home Try-Ons?
Here is a series of events that happened soon after to sway me so:
1. Lookmatic retweeted my tweet about the Bel Airs, and then replied to it:
@lookscutethough Be sure to share with us what you pair them with!
— LOOKMATIC (@lookmatic) September 18, 2012
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 18, 2012
4. And then my friend Molly tweeted at me about getting her frames from Lookmatic (the Tippis I’m also interested in!):
— molly (@mollypinto) September 19, 2012
Oops. But wait! I made sure to find a 20% off coupon code–SPEXY20 (I believe this code is good for all of September), which brought my total down to $132. Which is roughly about how much I’d be spending on a pair of Warby Parkers with High Index lenses, too. I’ve been thinking about ordering two pairs of glasses, and since I’m already 95% sure I’m going to be ordering the WP Clydes, why can’t these be the second pair? I definitely just skipped all the bases with Lookmatic. Now to see if the Bel Airs are a
touchdown home run!
So we’ll see! They should ship within a week. My Warby Try-Ons will be here this week too, so expect this “eyewear” post trend to continue.
P.S. Displaying my prescription almost feels like I’m showing you my DNA make up. When someone usually asks how blind I am, I just say, “Blind. Blinder than you.” and I’m usually right.
P.P.S. Those Shelby & Tippi frames are uber cute and I should not be blamed if they eventually become part of my collection, regardless of whether or not these Bel Airs work out. Ahem.
***EDIT: I take back what I said about the Preston Bellinis being sold out. I was clicking links reviewing my post, and I think they’re back in stock! So this happened:
I swear they were sold out before I ordered the Lookmatics. They weren’t at the showroom this weekend and the associate confirmed they were sold out and that, “once they’re gone, they’re gone!” Double oops. Oh well! I made sure to nab ‘em right away. I don’t want to risk them being out of stock again! I’m not sure if these will work out; maybe BOTH the crystal frames I spontaneously ordered today won’t, but at least I won’t be wondering!