Nope. This post is not sponsored. I don’t DO sponsored. And if anyone from Coastal.com visits my blog *waves* Hey! What up! Love your product!
So. I said something about wanting a new pair of reading glasses one day at work. And one of my co-workers was all like, “Oh hey! Alyssa got a FREE pair of glasses from this website, Coastal.com.”
She even wrote the URL down for me because I forget things two seconds later.
But before I could visit the website, I saw a YouTube video from a YouTuber talking about Warby Parker and if you bought a pair of glasses, then Warby Parker would donate a pair of glasses to someone who can’t afford glasses and I thought “COOL”, what a great cause and I was in the market for new glasses anyway so … why not. I went to Warby Parker.com and bought a pair of glasses.
And they’re cool, I’m wearing them right now.
But out of curiosity, I went to Coastal.com. And I saw the promotion to get my first pair of glasses for free. So I signed up for an account and started looking around. THEN I noticed that I could upload a pic of myself and virtually try on the glasses and I’ve been OBSESSED with this site ever since. I won’t even tell you how many hours I’ve spent on that website looking at pictures of myself wearing different glasses – it’s obscene (and a little weird). But I finally found a pair I liked and ordered them. I uploaded my eyeglass prescription, paid $40 bucks to get the non-glare lenses, (because, Dude, IT’S WORTH SPENDING THAT MONEY FOR NON-GLARE GLASSES WHEN YOU SPEND AS MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER AS I DO), and voila! I got both of pairs of glasses in no time flat.
I got two pairs of glasses for half of what I would have paid for one pair of glasses at a traditional eyeglass store.
But unfortunately, I didn’t stop there.
Out of curiosity, and because I saw the 2 for $99 bucks promotion (darn you Coastal.com), I started poking around AGAIN. And started “virtually” trying on glasses … AGAIN. And I’m agonizing over buying two more pair of reading glasses.
What is wrong with me?!?
I have two more pair of reading glasses in my shopping cart on Coastal.com and just can’t bring myself to hit that “place your order” button because come on, that’s a little extravagant, don’t you think? But I can tell you why I’m so obsessed with reading glasses right now.
It’s the same reason I’ve sort of been on a jewelry kick, too.
I wear scrubs all day, every day. I rotate between pewter, navy blue and black. Those are the three approved colors we can wear at work.
I. GET. BORED. WEARING. SCRUBS. EVERY. DAY.
Where is the excitement in that?
So I know I’m obsessed with reading glasses right now because I can change my look up with out really changing my look up, you follow?
On one hand, it’s really cool not having to think about what you’re going to wear every day. I just have to pick the color and BAM, I’m dressed and ready to go.
But on the other hand, it’s pretty boring wearing the same thing all the time.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to stay sane.
*Update: So I wore my Warby Parker glasses last night and both times I wore them, I felt dizzy and nauseous. So much so, that I had to lay down both times. I’m not sure if the prescription is different (though they have exactly what I gave them) or what, but I’m returning them. They have a 30-day guarantee, no questions asked policy and I’m afraid I’m going to have to take advantage of that policy. I simply don’t like them and they don’t fit as well as my glasses from Coastal.com. So it looks like I may end up taking advantage of that 2 for $99 bucks offer after all at Coastal.com.
*Update #2: So I ended up buying the two pairs of glasses I had in my shopping cart on Coastal.com. And I got them yesterday. And I’m IN LOVE with these glasses. One pair is Vera Wang and the other pair is Karen Kane (I think) – not that name brands ever DO anything for me, but I thought I’d mention it in case name brands DO something for you. And as per my last pair I bought from Coastal.com, they fit perfectly and I can see perfectly out of them and I love them because the Vera Wangs are black with a tinge of purple (my favorite color) and Karen Kane’s are brown, which goes well with my brown hair/brown eyes and yeah … I got a good deal on them and I won’t be buying any more eyeglasses for another 10 years because I sort of feel weird having three pairs of super cool eyeglasses now and I have satisfied my obsession but I know when to draw the line so … I’m good, are you good?
And no – this post STILL isn’t sponsored by Coastal.com – when I enjoy a product and get a good deal, I’m gonna pass it on to you, my friends, because that’s how I roll.