I’ve been rocking the same pair of blue-gray plastic glasses (that Libby helped me pick out) for the last three years. They’re starting to show a little wear and tear and I’ve been in the mood for something new. I had literally just started shopping around for a new pair of specs when Firmoo reached out to me and asked if I wanted to order a pair to try out. Consider me floored! This is my first time working with a company like this– Now I’ve really hit the big time!! I was a little wary at first but a couple other bloggers I know of have collaborated with Firmoo in the past and it seemed like it would be fun… Time for a large photo of me in my new glasses!
Here’s the thing…! The site is super affordable (we’re talking like 40 bucks), which I was really excited about, since it opens the door to get a more “trendy” pair that otherwise I/you may have been too nervous to commit multiple hundreds of dollars to. I’ve wanted to try one of these “vintage” horn-rimmed glasses ever since being inspired by the character Kristen Kringle on Gotham. All the horn-rims I have tried on at optometrists have left me a bit “meh” especially when considering the price tag and the year(s) of commitment.
This is my first pair of wire glasses since fourth grade. FOURTH. GRADE. I’ve been rocking the thick plastic since middle school, and doing it with aplomb. I more or less consider it “my look” and it’s what lets people know that I have rock/emo roots and I am not to be messed with!! (Or… something like that). So, I was intrigued by wire glasses. Would they be lighter? Would they be flimsy? These are much sturdier than I expected and nicely constructed. There is Korean writing on the inside of one of the arms. I keep joking about “my funny new glasses from China,” which is accurate but the quality is quite nice. I was very pleasantly surprised with how they look especially since I was unable to try them on before buying. The website has tips like measuring the width of your current pair and basing your selection off of that.
My one problem has to be with the focus. The prescription is very clear, since I typed it in off of the paper I got from the optometrist, but I think I measured my pupilary distance (from pupil to pupil) incorrectly. I mean… it’s hard to be precise when it’s just you and your best friend holding up a ruler to the bridge of your nose in the bathroom. I can’t wear these at work because the computer screen is too close and it’s hard to focus my eyes. But for going out (and importantly, I have no problem driving with them), these are fine “hanging out” glasses which is really cool to me. I’ve never had a “just ’cause” pair for fashion reasons until now and it’s fun changing up my look!
So, in summary, if you are looking for a pair of “occasional” glasses I think it’s worth your time to check out Firmoo. I’m not going to transition to these for my main pair (i.e., can’t wear them all day at work) but I have been consistently been wearing them when hanging out with friends and love peeking in the mirror to see them since I’d been rocking my old style for so long. If you want to check them out, new customers get 15% off.
Disclosure: For the first time ever, I got free product for writing a blog post!
Photo Credit: Angela Cerda Photography