The ‘ole Spectacles
Planning + Prepping for My Capsule Wardrobe
I started wearing glasses in 4th grade. They were about the same size of my entire face and whenever I see old photos of myself when was, say, 10 years old, I say to my mom,”why on earth were my glasses so huge?!”
“That was the style, Kate! You looked cute!” she’d reply.
I’m pretty sure she’s telling the truth, too. Not in the “you looked cute” part, but in the “that was the style” part. I never minded wearing glasses, but as soon as I got contacts, I put those suckers away for life.
Unless I’m having serious eye issues, I never wear my glasses. Well, that’s a lie. I wear them at night, after I take my contacts out, and in the morning before I shower, but I cannot remember the last time I wore glasses during the daytime. Why, you ask? Because I’ve never found frames that I thought were cool until now.
So I get an e-mail from the David Kind team, and they offer me a try-on opportunity, and I think to myself, “MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm. . . I don’t know. Glasses are hard to pick out to begin with. How in the world is someone going to pick some out for me by just looking at a picture of my face?”
I’m convinced there is no bigger skeptic than me.
*the perfume pictured is by Fossil (their first fragrance!) and it smells like heaven. c/o
And then I remembered my sister worked with David Kind to help her boyfriend, Mike, pick out a new pair of glasses, and I was like, “what the heck. I’ll give it a shot.”
My kit arrived last week, and while David played on the floor with his new favorite toy, I excitedly opened it up.
I didn’t have time to try them on right away, so I stashed them in my office until nap time.
When I did get a chance to try them on in front of a mirror, I was surprised how well the frames suited my face. David Kind knows what they are doing.
I discovered a personalized note from my stylist, explaining why she chose what she did, and that even though I said I didn’t want green, she couldn’t NOT include a green pair in my kit.
So I put the green ones on, and thought, “Huh. These aren’t so bad after all.”
Due to my aversion to color, I didn’t choose those in the end, but I did agree that they worked well with my coloring.
Here are a few that I liked, including the pair I ultimately chose!
And the winner is: the Mia in Rust.
My thoughts on David Kind changed dramatically once I received the kit and started trying on the frames. I was unsure how the concept would work, but after I picked my favorites I realized how fun it was to try them on in my home. I also loved that someone did the thinking for me, and picked out frames that they knew would work.
If you are a glasses wearer, or a wanna-be glasses wearer, I’d highly recommend looking into this service! You can find all the details here. Styling, at-home try on, and shipping are all free. And if/when you choose the frames you want, you simply fill out a form to order your glasses. The process is truly a breeze.
I received a free pair of glasses in exchange for sharing my opinions about David Kind here on the blog. As always, I only share my honest opinion and would never lead you astray, reader!