four eyes: dreams do come true.

When I was a child, I had a brief stint between the ages of six and eight where I wore glasses. It was a real awkward two years and I spent them looking very much like a brunette Sally Jesse Raphael circa 1987 (see: Exhibit A) because I thought red plastic frames would be a good look for me. Anyway, my eyes ended up just correcting themselves and I was only slightly farsighted anyway. It was no matter to me at the time, because I hated wearing my glasses back then and was constantly losing them.

Once I became an adult though, I pined away at the thought of wearing glasses. Sadly (or not-so-sadly according to my nearsighted friends who think I’m crazy) every eye exam came back the same: stellar vision.

The last time I had my eyes checked was before I had Fern, so when Warby Parker offered me a free pair of glasses, I figured it was the perfect excuse to try again. And this time I was rewarded with good news! My eyes are still in good shape, but my optometrist said that glasses would help with my close-up work since I spend so much time sitting at a computer. Brilliant! I ordered my glasses immediately and since they arrived I’ve been absolutely smitten.

Here’s what they look like on when I’m taking shameless selfies during Fern’s naptime.

These are the glasses I chose: Preston in Gimlet Tortoise, and they come in a ton of great colors. If you’ve been living under a rock and you don’t know about Warby Parker, you MUST check them out. All of their cool designer glasses are $95 and for every pair bought, they donate a pair to someone in need. Doesn’t get any better than that. I’m pretty sure another pair is in my future and when the time comes, I’ll definitely be utilizing they’re free at-home try-on program. Genius!

Oh…and I have to add that I have quickly realized that glasses are pretty much the best beauty secret ever, because they instantly make you look more polished. Not sure why, but it’s magical. I posted an Instagram of Fern and I while I was wearing them after they arrived and people kept commenting on how fantastic I looked, when in fact I hadn’t washed my hair in five days and had zero makeup on. Thanks glasses and Warby Parker!
Do you wear glasses or contacts? Any tips for not losing them this time around?!
Hope you’re having a great Thursday!
Love and cute glasses,
{Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a pair of glasses by Warby Parker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}


  1. I love these frames! I’m a big fan of tortoise shell glasses. I do agree about glasses pulling your look together. I’ve been wearing glasses for so long now that when I decide to give my eyes a break from them, I feel like I look so different!

  2. Those are too cute and look fabulous on you!

    I wear contacts and glasses. My trick for not losing my glasses is to put them in the same place every time I take them off – in the bathroom medicine cabinet.

  3. You look super cute in glasses! I really need to get my eyes checked so I can score some cute new specs.

  4. Gorg! Love those frames on you Lauren!

  5. omg, is that CK? I think we wear the same glasses now 🙂

  6. Oh, dur, I only saw the pics and didn’t read the post. They’re not CK, but they’re just the same! Nice taste :))

  7. You look awesome.

    But, yes, spoken like someone who didn’t wear glasses from age 7 on. I’m still a little scarred 🙂

  8. Haha this is hilarious, I too have often wished that I needed glasses, maybe I should get my eyes checked, it’s been awhile 🙂 they’re darling on you!

  9. I recently realized I needed some new glasses and remembered this entry! Just wanted to let you know that I just put in my try-at-home order today from Warby Parker. Preston is definitely included in my order. I doubt they would look as good on me as they do you. You are rocking them! Thank you for featuring such a great site, with a great company. I love that they pay it forward by helping those in need, and also to provide quality products with great styles. I am super excited!

    • Yay! So glad you got new glasses…the Prestons are seriously so great. I’m obsessed. Pop by and leave a link so I can check out your new specs when you get them!

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