I know, I know. It’s been awhile since I last posted due to my impromptu blog redesign sesh, but I’M BACK BABY. And speaking of babies, a couple of weeks ago, I got to pick up these ones! Nope, not actual living tiny humans (what if that was my first returning blog post. Like “I was gone for 2 months, but BAM! SURPRISE! I was actually in labor and popped out a few babies. Now I’m turning my site into a full-time mommy blog!!”). Yeah, no. You know what babies I’m talking about.
I just bought these new crystal clear cat eye frames from SEE Eyewear! I went to their SF location and man, this store is awesome!! It has a hipster, downtown chic vibe, and trying on their glasses made me feel like a smarter and more sophisticated lady. I was all, “bring out the Cabernet and Scrabble, I’m ready for an exuberating night!”
They have SO many unique and fresh styles in all kinds of finishes and colors, among a large selection of classic designs as well. The pricing here is pretty average for a quality eyeglass store, with frames ranging from $99 to $400. I was on a hunt for a place like this for a while, since most eyeglass stores are a little too basic for my taste. Plus the interesting frames are always only available online—I wish I could try those puppies on!
If you are ever in the city, you should go check this place out! The salesman who helped me was like a balding, artsy, and just-as-cool Jack Nicholson (who also reminded me of my favorite drawing teacher in college, but you probably DGAF about that). And he just, got me. He was on point with his style suggestions and gave me super funky pairs to try on. Which was flattering, because that meant in his eyes, I was cool enough to pull those styles off!
I’ve had glasses ever since middle school, and went through five pairs that basically looked all the same: dark and rectangular. The size increased over time, in which I discovered that oversized was better suited for my face shape.
I chose a clear pair because not only is it different from my old pairs I’m used to, but the translucent frame and gold arms go well with my blonde hair and seem to brighten up my face! The colors (or lack thereof) give this retro style a modern update. And their light and airy quality is perfect for the spring and summer months ahead! Plus, how fun is the shape? I feel like a sophisticated librarian who reminds me of my grandma when she was young, meets a chic magazine headquarters receptionist, without feeling like an intense racquetball player sporting her go-to game goggles. Oh man, I took way too long to think of that description…
They were even able to put comfortable nose pads on for me because of my nonexistent nose bridge. I was informed by bald Jack Nicholson that pretty much all of their glasses come with this option. This is the biggest deal EVER. If you aren’t Asian—or don’t know what I’m talking about—you are lucky because sans nose bridge is equivalent to a slip and slide for any glasses that touch my face. So I’ll definitely be returning to SEE Eyewear to get my next pair, à la nose pads. They even sell sunglasses, which makes this place even cooler in my book.
Did I mention that these frames are made from Italian acetate? Well, that makes me feel fancy AF. And I also love their brand’s concept, which focuses on individuality. That means that there is a limited number of pairs for each style they design, making the pair you own unique and almost one of a kind! Pretty sweet, don’t ya think?
Ok, now I sound like an advertisement. I’m not sponsored by SEE Eyewear, but that would be awesome if I was!
Are there any other cool eyewear stores or brands I should be on the lookout for? Comment below or tweet me your picks! Also, are you thinking of getting new glasses? Even if you have perfect vision, try non-prescription frames just for fun!