Styled by David Kind

by jenna on March 5, 2014

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Have you guys heard of David Kind?

They are an eyeglass company based in Los Angeles that gives you the unique opportunity to get virtually styled into a pair of super hip glasses. All you do is upload your photo into their system {you can use whatever photo you like or link to Facebook} and then their master stylist picks six frames that she thinks fits your face and features the very best. Those six frames are shipped out asap to you, risk free, you try them all on at home and then decide which ones you want to keep. Super fun, right?

I first heard about David Kind from my friend Kacia’s blog. She did the trial and looked so cute in her glasses that I immediately went over to their website to get styled myself. I’m really terrible at picking out glasses for myself and thought it would be fun to let a stylist who previously worked with a ton of A-list celebrities work her magic.

Two days later this showed up on my doorstep:

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Inside the envelope, Trish, the lead stylist for David Kind, had written handwritten notes on why she thought each pair would work for me. I had a blast trying them all on {see top photo!} and modeling for Adam.

They were all such fun and funky frames that pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit…in a good way!

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We snapped some photos and I emailed them all to Trish with subject line “I don’t know which to piiiiiick!” She immediately wrote back with MORE notes on each one and we narrowed my selections down to two. She even offered to skype with me this week if I had any more questions. How’s that for VIP treatment? This wasn’t because I am a blogger – they offer this special treatment to everyone!

So you guys wanna know which frames I decided to keep? It was toss up but……I decided on these guys:

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They were my original favorites from the box and Adam’s favorites on me. What sealed the deal though was when I emailed Trish all the photos and she also picked these as her favorites, too! I wear a VERY strong prescription and need a frame that will support it, which these apparently will do nicely.

I haven’t gotten my new glasses yet in the mail — it takes 5 days to process and I just sent the trial pairs back yesterday — but I can’t wait! All frames + prescription run at $295, which is a bit more expensive than some competitors but I really enjoyed the whole styling process that went along with it. Plus, from everything I know the glasses are incredibly high quality and very well made. I’ll have these bad boys for a long time to come!

Oh, and I’ve officially gotten Adam hooked, too. The poor guy needs new glasses way more than me so he’s next up to get styled by Trish.

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I opted to review this product because I loved the experience so much that I had to share! If you’re a blogger, David Kind does offer a fun referral service where you are able to earn reward points that you can put towards special VIP invites as well as free glasses! The link I used in this post is my personal referral link.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 5, 2014 at 4:04 am

Cute frames! I actually need new glasses since I lost my only pair…

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Crystal March 5, 2014 at 4:09 am

Girl, THANK YOU! My husband has been needing new glasses for so, so long. His current pair is being held together by a band-aid! Classy, right?! He says he doesn’t have time to go look for a new pair. Now he won’t have an excuse when this shows up at our house! I’m ordering asap!

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Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 5, 2014 at 4:16 am

All of the glasses looked great, but those ones were definitely the best on you! So cute!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 5, 2014 at 4:28 am

This is awesome and now I wish I needed glasses!! Love the ones you chose – the frames look great on you!

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Chicago Jogger March 5, 2014 at 4:54 am

Your choice is perfect – this is timely because I really need new glasses. I only wear mine at night by OH are they bent! :)

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Laura March 5, 2014 at 5:04 am

You made the right choice! Those glasses looks great on you. I love that eyeglass companies are becoming more involved in the selection process. This seems like a great system. When it comes to glasses I don’t mind spending a little extra. I mean, you have to wear them almost every single day and right on your face!

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 5, 2014 at 5:45 am

Wow this is such a great idea! The glasses look GREAT on you and I absolutely love your choice. I would have picked the same ones for you!

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Dad March 5, 2014 at 5:50 am

Wow….you are beautiful!

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colleen March 5, 2014 at 6:40 am

I love the green ones on you! What a fun idea! I’m pretty comfortable with choosing glasses so I just got my first free pair from Coastal.com and am impressed.

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Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life March 5, 2014 at 6:52 am

Love the green ones and the ones you ended up keeping. What a fun experience!

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Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac March 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

So cute!! Thanks to law school I have my very first eye doctor appointment tomorrow. Nervous about entering the world of glasses/contacts, but this sounds like an amazing service!

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David Kind March 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Hey Ashley! If you ever have any eyewear questions, feel free to tweet us @davidkindla. We’re obsessed with finding the perfect pair of glasses. :)

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Alison March 5, 2014 at 7:48 am

Amazing! I also immediately liked the ones that you chose when I looked at the montage of photos. Great choice! :) I don’t wear glasses, and I don’t live in the USA…but even still, this whole process sounds like tons of fun!

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joelle (on a pink typewriter) March 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

So cute! I can never tell which glasses look best on myself either… I’m actually toying with the idea of Lasik! My friend is getting it in a couple weeks. It’s just so $$$.

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Christa @ Edible Balance March 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

So fun! I love them all! I wish there were companies that did this in Canada, sadly it doesn’t seem that David Kind ships here. :(

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David Kind March 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Hey Christa. We also can’t wait until we’re able to ship to Canada! If you’d like, you can sign up on our mailing list so that you will know exactly when we start doing so. http://www.davidkind.com

Thank you for the kind words!

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Stacey March 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I’m mega-B L I N D, so frames + lenses for $295 is a steal for me!

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Lori March 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Check out Warby Parker! They will send frames as well…and only 95$ for glasses and prescriptions!

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Lori S H March 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

You look gorgeous!!!! I love the ones you chose and the 1st ones in the second row. They look adorable. It’s so sweet that your Dad commented. I love that!

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Elisabeth March 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I LOVE the pair you picked – exactly the pair I thought you should choose before I even saw that they were the ones you got :)

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Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists March 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

These frames look beyond adorable. I love hearing about new designers. I first learned of Warby Parker from you and have loved their frames as well!

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Kara Hoerr @ RD in the Midwest March 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

You are just too cute! I’ve really been loving reading your blog. :)

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Chelsea March 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Those glasses look great on you! As an optometrist I have seen too many problems with online glasses, so I would suggest taking them to an optician once you receive the final glasses and making sure the prescription is correct, the lenses are exactly what you ordered (plastic or polycarbonate, anti reflective coating, etc.), and to have them adjusted to fit your face. Do you know if this company has a return policy for errors and if they provide a warranty? Enjoy the new glasses and I’m excited to see more pictures with them.

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David Kind March 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Hey Chelsea! Thanks for bringing up such important points. We also have seen too many problems with many of the low cost online eyeglass companies.

The answer is yes, we will remake lenses free of charge and we also provide a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Also, we recommend to have all current eyeglasses checked during an exam, or to see an eye doctor if there is a specific issue with a pair of lenses, regardless of where purchased to ensure the lenses match the current prescription. Lastly, we believe best lenses result in the best vision, so we include anti reflective coatings and include Trivex digital lenses, which is a quality upgrade to conventional plastic or polycarbonate lenses most companies use.

Hope this helps! If you guys have anymore questions, please feel free to tweet us @davidkindla.

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Emily @ Life on Food March 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

I just got a new pair of glasses in December. I wish I had known about this before then. Will totally use in the future though. This is so cool.

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David Kind March 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Hey Emily! If you have any questions about our eyewear, don’t hesitate to give us a tweet @davidkindla. We’re kind of obsessed with glasses. :)

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Luv What You Do March 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Oh I need glasses sooo badly!!! These are super cute!

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Kathryn March 14, 2014 at 6:25 am

Hi Jenna!

After reading your blog about this company, I just HAD to try them out! I’ve worn glasses since I was 12, and have hated them since day 1. I can never seem to find one I like, and always have had to opt for the cheapest version of what I could find. I have progressive lenses and need the anti-glare, etc. and my lenses have always been the most expensive part of the equation.

Immediately after reading this, I used your link and went to their website. I was so impressed that I signed right up to be styled! Trish was very responsive to my email questions, and I even video chatted with her last night to get her opinion and make sure I picked the right one! (She is totally awesome!) Trish ordered my new glasses last night and I can not wait to get them!

Thanks for passing along your experience with David Kind. For the first time in my life, I had fun picking out new glasses!

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Kathryn March 14, 2014 at 6:28 am

Also? I LOVE the ones you picked! That is my favorite pair on you, too! :-)

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