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What's not to love about a perfect pair of specs?! As excited as I was to finally be able to see properly (my old prescription was considered vintage at this point)... I was even more thrilled to discover the brand Warby Parker, which is cool enough to offer you 5 pairs of glasses to try on at home before committing to the one you thought looked awesome on the model in their pictures online, but might end up looking like a hot mess on your own face. ((The struggle of shopping online))

The At Home Try-On system is too easy for words. You simply go to their site, select the pair you like and instead of adding to your cart, you select the "try before you buy" option of Home Try-On. Repeat the steps with 4 other pairs... and continue on to checkout (where I believe they charge $1 on your credit card as a form of security).

The best part is that your brain will feel like you just shopped online, but your wallet won't even have a clue.

Fast forward a couple of days and my box o' glasses was waiting patiently for me in my mail box. I love the packaging they used. A black velvet box contained all 5 pairs of glasses nestled comfortably in their respective slots like a little condominium of Rx specs. Keeping them for 5 days was too much fun! I instagram-ed them, facebook-ed them, and modeled them for my co-workers and friends (also boyfriend approved - score).

In the end I went for the pair named Burke in the color Sugar Maple and still haven't stopped receiving compliments on them! They came in a cool grey case with bright blue lining. They're sturdy yet still light, and I have to say I'm more than impressed by their quality!

Did I mention they also sell prescription sunnies?! Yes, we're having our cake and eating it too.

I've just placed my next order for the 5 sunglasses that struck my eyes (no pun intended, maybe).

Can't wait to try these babies on! Summer never looked so good, especially now that I'll actually be able to see what's going on around me at the beach, parks, and {ahem} day driving!

As if they weren't cool enough, Warby takes it one step further. With every pair they sell, they donate a pair to someone in need. Over 500,000 pairs donated thus far! Read more about their story here. It's hard not to fall in love with them, honestly.

Stay tuned for an updated post about the sunglasses!

Xx Laura