Help me choose my new glasses!

20 April 2015

Somewhere along all of my travels last month, I lost my eyeglasses. While I am very annoyed at myself for not keeping better track of them and therefore having to spend unnecessary money, I’m trying to embrace the upside: sporting a new style! I ordered five try-on pairs from Warby Parker and have narrowed the options down to two. I started with Sibley, Fitz, Upton, Welty, and Nedwin, and the two finalists are Nedwin and Welty. John and I have discussed the options at length and I’ve polled the gals in my office, but I still can’t decide, so I’m going to ask y’all. Here we go:


1. Nedwin. Very similar to my old glasses. The safer choice. One gal commented that you might not remember whether I was wearing glasses at all once we parted ways.


2. Welty. Obviously the bolder choice (GLASSES! as opposed to glasses). In person I like that you can see my eyes better with this pair. Not sure whether I’m cool enough to pull them off on a daily basis.

Keep in mind that I wear my glasses pretty much every day, so I need to be comfortable wearing them in lots of situations. Help a gal out and leave your thoughts?

UPDATE! Thanks so much for your thoughts! I decided to order the Nedwin :)

P.S. Lilly for Target. I showed up at 7:55am and ended up with a romper and a tank after waiting patiently outside the dressing room for go-backs. I’m actually SUPER pleased with the fit and cut of both. Y’all?

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Victoria B
April 20, 2015 7:02 am

You look cute in both so there is no wrong decision! I think my pick would be Nedwin.

April 20, 2015 7:50 am

I vote option #1!

I also ended up with the romper! My friends and i divided up Targets and after mentioning I wanted the romper she was able to snag it from the go-backs at the dressing room too!

April 20, 2015 9:05 am

You look adorable in both but I think #1 is more Emily! I really admire your classic style and how intentional you seem to be about making your purchases with the long haul in mind.. so that’s what I see you with! :)

Oh, Lilly! I went the online route and my target account is showing that about 10 orders went through (yippee!) but I only got one confirmation email (maybe not yippee!) haha! I think if I don’t love anything out of my (potential) haul I’ll snag a tunic or something off eBay! Lilly is so worth the great quality, I think! I’ve had a ton of luck buying “new with tags” items for half the price online.. even a few times when the item is still in store! :)

April 20, 2015 9:57 am

I prefer #1! Cute! I dropped by Target last minute without a plan and missed the boat at 8:15…. I got a few household items and some toddler dresses for my girls but it was picked over by the pros who had been waiting for hours for it to open. Bummer.

April 20, 2015 10:06 am


April 20, 2015 10:14 am

I vote option 2! I just got some larger glasses like those and I had been unsure, too, but I really like them. I find it easier to see out of larger glasses and you can see my eyes more (as you mentioned!) I think it’s also more modern!

April 20, 2015 11:03 am

I just ordered five try-on pairs from Warby Parker, too (including Welty)! I vote #1!

April 20, 2015 1:22 pm

I vote #2. They are so so cute!!

April 20, 2015 2:22 pm

I see your predicament. Both pairs look great! I can see #1 as the more classic style, but #2 is fun and a little more on the trendy side. I just recently bought glasses from Warby Parker as well and ended up choosing Crane. These were larger frames than what I am used to and I am liking them a lot, but need to get them adjusted to fit my face better.

April 20, 2015 2:23 pm

I love them both but I think my choice would also be the Nedwin. They just seem more you! I had a home try on from them a while ago and polled everyone as well! I’m going with the Wilkie style.

April 20, 2015 3:00 pm

They are both lovely but I think the Nedwin suits you best :)

April 20, 2015 3:28 pm

Welty!! 100%%

April 21, 2015 8:48 am

Hi! You look great in both, but I prefer the Nedwin :)

April 21, 2015 9:34 am

#2, too cute!

April 21, 2015 1:10 pm

#2, but they are both super cute!

April 21, 2015 8:18 pm

#1, Nedwin. But I like you in either. Of course.

April 22, 2015 8:06 am

I love the Welty! Like you, I also wear my glasses quite often. I still have a pair similar to your first choice, but I chose to purchase the Webb from Warby Parker because they’re just a bit outside of my comfort zone. Ironically, knowing they say GLASSES rather than glasses actually makes me feel more confident because I like that I’m able to make a slight fashion statement. Also good to note: my style is classic just like you. Take the risk for #2! :)

I ended up shopping online via the mobile links that Target accidentally launched right at 1 am. I was able to purchase a bag, scarf, and espadrilles. I’m so excited! I was hoping to find a romper or shift dress, and I’m so happy you purchased the romper, Em! Enjoy it!

April 22, 2015 11:22 pm

I vote for Nedwin! You can absolutely pull off either, but you just look more “you” in the Nedwin and that makes them the winner to me!

April 23, 2015 7:06 am

I love pair #2! You look great in them.

April 23, 2015 1:36 pm

I got a pair of glasses from Warby Parker a few months ago and absolutely love them! I used to wear contacts every day but I haven’t taken these off since. (:

I’d say of with #1! Though the second is trendy as you mentioned, I think the first pair suits you better and frames your face nicely.

All the best!

April 23, 2015 1:37 pm

Oops! Meant to say go with #1, haha!

April 23, 2015 2:23 pm

Another vote for Welty! I love the big frames trend, and you definitely pull them off!