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Warby Parker sunglasses

Going head-on into summer, although mother nature doesn’t want to agree, we are nearing beach days, sand dunes, and possibly hammocks. Gone are the socks, the formal affairs, the heavy layers. Bright sunshine is a big part of this equation and protecting your eyes, while letting loose a little, is an issue we all relate to very well. Summer also means a time to invest in a new pair of shades.

I know you’re probably wondering why the heck in the pic featured above, I am wearing a hat and a sweater? It’s May, you fool. This photo was taken a few months ago, and I will say here that sunglasses are required all-year long no matter the season. So I will swap out that seater for a tank top, and that cap for a lighter weight fedora.

When I buy sunglasses, like the pair above, I like to try them on. At home in my own mirror. I recently tried Warby Parker’s boutique-quality eyewear which offers great price points. Warby Parker minimizes the risk of buying a pair of frames that don’t fit one’s face with this Home Try-on feature; they sent me five frames to test at no cost (as long as they’re returned promptly).  Recently quoted as being the “Netflix of eyewear,” (there is free shipping and 30-day returns on all frames), the company also offers a wide selection of shades that range in design from old-school tortoise to light-weight titanium.  Warby Parker is so hip it hurts. See below for verification.

Screen Shot 2013-05-19 at 5.24.37 PMWarby Parker eyewear.

Starting at top left: WinstonTenley, Madison, Jasper. All available for 95 bucks.

Their newest collection 1922, which recently made an appearance, reminds me of Great Gatsby spending fluorescent-lit days dreaming of champagne-fueled nights. I like the clear injection of fun and quirkiness that their glasses have to offer. A whimsical mix at a great price. Still not convinced? Head over to the brand new New York store and see what I mean.

Blogs need eyeballs. Eyeballs need glasses. And in case you’re wondering, this is not a paid ad. Now go get framed.

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