I started getting headaches when I was a junior in high school. My mom took me to an eye doctor, and bam. Glasses! I was devastated. High school is already hard enough, now I needed to wear glasses?
I ended up getting a pair from Target. They were from Nicole Miller; they were boring; and they were damn expensive. Like almost $400 expensive. And for what?
Luckily, I didn’t have to pay for them myself. Oh, the joys of only being 16. To make my life easier with matching (I used to wear crazy color combos back then), I stuck with boring old black.
Since I hated my glasses (and felt awkward in them), I only wore them when I drove or had to look at the blackboard.
The second class finished, you better believe they were off. And then one day, they broke right down the middle (Harry Potter style). I was a poor college student, so I had to deal…
Fast-forward 10 years, and I now proudly call myself a glasses connoisseur. For one, I actually really need them now. If I don’t have my glasses on, I can’t do all of my favorite things: go to the movies, watch Netflix, drive a car, see the Empire State Building from a distance during a sunset…
Yup, I’ve finally embraced the world of specs. My current eyeglass brand obsession? Frameri.
There’s no way to deny it, the eyeglass industry has changed dramatically over the years. I’m always shocked to hear people are still purchasing overpriced frames from their doctor’s office. And people who still pay a ridiculous amount for sunglasses? Sheesh! Get with the program.
Here’s what makes Frameri different (like way different): The lenses pop out! Here’s why that’s hunky dorey — you’re able to then pop those lenses into another pair of frames.
Your lenses are what make your glasses so gosh darn expensive, not the actual frames. So why spend an absurd amount every time you want to rock a new pair?
Here’s the best part:
You can easily turn your glasses into a pair of sunnies! Pop out your regular clear lenses and swap them for your solar lenses.
To get started, go to Frameri’s website and pick a collection. You can choose between Aerial, Tidal, Terra and Prose. Each collection has a different look and your lenses will only work with that one collection. But don’t worry. There are tons of different frames to choose from under each collection.
I went with the Aerial Collection. This specific collection is meant for women with narrow-to-medium faces. Within this specific collection, there are three different looks: Lindburgh, Earhart, and Wright. As a first timer, I went for two different frames (Lindburgh in Blush and Earhart in Aqua), and one pair of traditional lenses.
Below are the two different frames, and my thoughts.
Aerial Collection: Lindbergh in Blush
These are hands down my favorite glasses ever! I’ve been on the hunt for frames in a pale pink/peach for months, but none of my finds ever fit my face well.
Aerial Collection: Earhart in Aqua
I love how vibrant these frames are. If I’m having a lazy day, I can completely skip my 20-minute makeup routine. All I really need are these frames, mascara, and a vibrant lip color.
Changing the Frames
Swapping frames for the first time wasn’t easy. I watched their official video about three times and I still didn’t get it. I was honestly worried about breaking the frames, but I soon learned that was pretty much impossible. You definitely have to push the lenses a little harder than you would expect.
Once I got the hang of it (and stopped being nervous about breaking them), it was easy. Below you can watch a short video of me swapping frames.
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*Frameri provided their products for review, but as always, opinions are all my own.