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Double Take: David Kind

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You all know how much I love my glasses... they're a daily accessory. When my beloved pair of tortoiseshell progressive lenses broke recently, I almost cried. Glasses wearers understand: finding the right pair is akin to the holy grail of jeans. I'm putting my best face forward so style is key, but so is finding a sturdy pair that doesn't slip and having a lens with progressives. The trifecta. So when they broke, I whimpered a little and whined a lot. I even thought about super-gluing them back together or doing the geek tape thing (fitting for me). Instead, I'd been wearing my lovely clear glasses, which I adore, but I spent a lot of time taking them on & off, on & off, so I could see near & far. But I have on gorgeous new tortoiseshell lenses -- I've been rescued by a very kind David Kind.David Kind glasses

David Kind online glasses nordstrom sweater plaid + red plaid pants + red shoesglasses: David Kind (c/o) | sweater: Nordstroms (similar)| pants Joe Fresh (similar) | shoes: amazing store in Brooklyn I don't recall (similar) | purse: Goyard

Imagine if someone said to you, "Don't worry about shopping for glasses anymore, I'll look at your face shape, you tell me the colors you like, and I'll pick 6 pairs for you to try on... at home." A glasses fairy godmother, if you will.

And that's what David Kind is. When they approached me about trying out their glasses, I hesitated {another online glasses retailer, hmmm}. But after checking them out, I did a double take: the founders had impressive backgrounds and they picked glasses for my face shape. No more guesswork: I worked directly with an expert stylist online (by email, who was also willing to Skype once I had my glasses) who curated a selection of 6 pairs (it bears repeating) to try on! If I hadn't been happy with them, she would have sent me 6 more. Plus their lenses are high definition lenses - the kind I typically pay over $400 for in a boutique (not the $99 quality you typically get online). Trust me, the quality is apparent from the second you start working with David Kind - I even wanted to keep the exquisite cork try-on case for my glasses & sunglasses collection!

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Not only are they fairy godmothers, but I kinda feel like Cinderella (after fitting in the glass slipper... er, glasses). The service was incredible: attentive, but not overbearing; concerned, but not pushy. Just right.

So what do you think of my new glasses??

xo ~kim

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