David Kind: Help me pick new frames!

If you know me well, or even just a little, chances are you've seen me running around with glasses on my head. 

Not on my face, but on top of my head. Or falling off my head. Or, hooked on the front of my shirt. Or even looped through my bag. Or, if I'm trying to see something far away, you've maybe seen glasses on my face. 

Moral of the story here? My glasses never land in a case, and they are often, temporarily, misplaced. 

But it's okay! I have multiple pairs! Instead of trying to be a perfect glasses owner, I buy multiples. Ya win some, ya lose some. For this reason, I am always on the look-out for new frames. 

Having lots of great glasses is like having lots of favorite jeans: No such thing as too many.

I recently heard about David Kind glasses, and I was totally intrigued: 

An at-home try-on glasses program that offers high quality frames and lenses, free shipping, a seamless order process, and a personal stylist. A few seconds browsing their website and I was hooked. Sign me up. 

Here's how the at-home process worked:

I uploaded some head shots so my stylist, Sami, knew what she was workin' with. 

The website also lets you pull pics direct from your Facebook profile. Easy. Next, I was supposed to pick three styles I wanted to try, and then Sami would pick three styles. This is where I got a little high maintenance, and wanted to pick four (I know, I know, I'm a millennial). I was really interested in seeing variation in color, so I wanted to try two different frames, each in two different colors. Sami was great, let me carry on in my high maintenance ways, and selected two other awesome frames for me.

My box arrived a few days later, and man do these guys deliver on presentation. A beautiful cork box, and a neat envelope with a note from Sami and next step directions. I want to keep this cork box and its organized contents on my dresser forever. But I can't, so let's get to the contents:

My Picks

The Madison in Heather

      I was drawn to the Madison because it is a fairly large frame, but in a feminine shape. Black is classic, and I thought the varied pearl/grey tortoise on the inside was a nice contrast (though you cant see this much in the picture)

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The Madison in Cerulean Blue

    A deep blue with some lighter highlights. These match my eyes, and are neutral for me, since I'm always in denim (even at the office).

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The Ace in Morado Tortoise

A bold frame. Modern and edgy. On trend, but a lot of people have similar frames. I like the variation in this tortoise.

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The Ace in Matte Pine

Same bold frame, but a softer, unique color. 

Sami's Picks

The Trenton in Pine

A contemporary, clean, and classic frame. I love the color of these, and the shape is similar to a pair I already own, so I am, of course, drawn. 

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The Louis in Red Havana

A wide frame, but also thinner, and less "heavy" looking. The keyhole bridge is unique. I would have never picked these for myself, but I put them on and instantly liked the twist. 

Help Me Decide!

The Louis or the Madison in Blue?

Let me know what you think in the comments below... no really, I need your help! The Madison is something I had in mind, and they would serve me well morning through night. The Louis, on the other hand, is unexpected. I feel a little Ivy League in these. They are more refined. 

If I could, I would get both, but ... budgets. 

Overall, I loved the David Kind experience. I can't yet attest to how they stand up to my glasses-flinging ways, but the quality is among the highest I've seen. Give them a try! You'll love.

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