I Need New Birth Control

Leandra Medine | December 2, 2011

…Glasses, that is.

As it happens, poor vision has reared its ugly head in my direction and my eyes no longer function in their 20/20 alpha style. I’ll blame it on time spent in front of this computer screen trying to crack funny jokes, make weird faces and please you. See? Never say I don’t love you. I’ve given up vision for you…vision! In any case, I’m not one to sulk in misery so I’ll turn my new handicap into a reason to shop, shop, shop (U.S. economy, never say I don’t love you, either) and ask you freaks to help me pick out some rad new frames. I’ve been an advocate of the birth control spec since I first laid eyes on Steve Urkel and while I won’t lie, I have a few pairs that have been allotted extra repeller points simply because they are non-prescription, it’s time to get serious. The above photo is from the Warby Parker Holiday Bazaar launch party that took place earlier this past week. Those dudes are doing great things, partnering with Suno and what have you. But back to what’s important, do you like these for my eyeballs? They’re called the Tenley. And, you know every time you buy a pair of Warby Parker specs a pair is donated to someone in need. They’re also only $95. Love a guilt free deal. So, what do you say?

  • xxM

    Cute! I looove oversized glasses!

    xxM
    FRINGEFRIES.blogspot.com

  • Nice glasses!

    Kisses,
    Miriam
    Fashion Crazy Ball and My Facebook Page

  • They're slightly ridiculous, but I think that's the point. I give a thumbs up.

  • totally almost got those myself. <3!

  • hahaha, love the tweet that lead me here

  • Forever gorgeous! xo

  • more options please! but these are for sure cute too!

  • Lia

    i love your glasses! very nerd chic
    haha

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  • LOVE!

  • Yeah glasses! I just wrote an entry with a bunch of killer frames:

    http://www.dearkeithharing.com/2011/11/visionary.html

    Check it out, I like the Selima cat-eyes. They have glitter in them and are sick. cough cough.

  • Those are presh…

  • You look really good with it!

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

  • C

    I have a thing for Moscot's, especially the vintage collection. And the option to "try them on" on the site is pretty fun..

    http://www.moscot.com/vintage-eyewear.html

  • Cute ones! Need to get new frames too.

    Isabel x

    "I" is for Isabel

  • the monocle would probably be the most man-repellent, but these just do so well with a trench.

    caitlin
    http://www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

  • Love. I'm obsessed with my Warbys.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  • I like them but I'd pick something more preppy than 50's. But it's your style so rock it 🙂

  • Cute frames!

  • Bre

    Geeky chic!

  • Anonymous

    FABOOSH!!

    I got a pair of Warbys over the summer, a nice bright green pair. The eyes have it!!

  • Geekiness at its absolute finest (but your winning smile is hard to dim) ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

  • I was expecting a complete glasses fashion show with you parading around with all kinds of glass wear. Ofcourse here and there layering them, without question.

    But I think these look great. You probably don't want to hear you look very pretty, do you?

  • of the finest men repelleing tools out there fo sure! I tried to hint to certain someone I might be buying one of these at some point…suddenly we had an elephant in the room.

    p.s Try on a few more so 'we' can make up our minds 😉

    http://www.styleintoxicated.com

  • I love Warby Parker glasses, they are so stylish and the knowing someone gets a free pair makes me guilt-free. I'm planning on getting a pair of sunglasses from them, there so gorgeous. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

    http://www.thegirlinredheels.com

  • these are adorable… I wear contacts but these at night and on days I want to look extra intellectual hehe… need this pair stat!

  • I LOVE warby parker!! can't wait to help you pick out some new shades! PLus, I've been in the market for some myself lately!

  • sorrry but they will definitely kill the birth possibility…

  • i am a glassy freaky girl too! have some persol ones and love them! in turtle! YAP! the warby parkers are really nice!

  • I don't know what is creepier in the photo, your sinister teeth smile or the glasses. Since I actually like the glasses, I'm gonna say the pedo-smile. 🙂

  • I actually really love these glasses. snazzzyyyy

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • I love them! And I have a feeling I need glasses too because I spend all day in front of the computer… XD
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

  • Anonymous

    No! They are eating your face!

    In purposefully dorky plastic frames, try Prada or Versace, or for attractive cheapies, a brand named Oliver Winston.

    Ally

  • Poyfect! I love those!

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

  • Anonymous
  • Have loved Warby Parker since reading about them in the New York Times in 2010. Unfortunately, they do not locate themselves north of the border. Very sad, yes, and I envy all you NYCers for having them so close by. And TMR so close by… Just saying. But, as a fellow blindee who gets the "sexy librarian" tag all the time (can't even go to the bar without my specs), I'd like to say go a bit smaller: Colton (bright orange, hullow!), Preston, Webb, Beckett, and Crosby. Those shapes would rock on you. They also happen to be my faves but, hey, I'm just the librarian in Canada…

  • You look so nerdy cute in those glasses.

    I am a wedding photographer and my dream in life is photograph your wedding. Because please tell me that once you're married, you won't stop trying to repel your groom? Also please tell me that there will be a big white dress…with layers? Pretty please?

  • PS: Also, the monocle? Has to be TMR approved, just has to. Maybe you should get one (or two) of those made and revolutionize the nerd.

  • victoria saulovich

    Eye candy.
    xoxo victoria saulovich

  • i just found out that i`m a man repeller myself… so that`s that!

  • Anonymous

    go forth and buy them birth control glasses! I will wear mine to a party tonight in solidarity:)

  • I say yes.

    tictaczo.blogspot.com

  • Very beautiful glasses!!
    Street Style by Stela

  • cool)

  • Warby Parkers are so great! Unfortunately I work at an optometrist and it would be really awkward if I wore someone else's frames! You should definitely look at some cats eye frames!
    sarahtorialist.blogspot.com

  • thanks for losing your vision for us! haha I'm pleased to follow your blog everyday! 🙂

  • Adore these, I've got massive glasses on my christmas list. I figure if I have to wear glasses then I might as well wear the biggest, thickest, nerdiest frames I can

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

  • i like them the price is right and they flare at the top corners to make them feminine yet they are so steve urkle

  • I usually like big glasses, but I'm not so sure about these. More photos please 🙂

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • DUHH! Sex machine! Tom's the shoe company also has glasses and does a similar thing! They have some great shades too! xoxo http://trendsneversleep.blogspot.com/

  • The nerd look suits you!
    http://vikinicky.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Love it!!!

  • great blog 🙂
    love those big nerd glasses I have a similar one 🙂

    http://www.labyssale.blogspot.com

  • You look great with these glasses! Well done!

    The Life After

  • You look good in anything! That said… think the "fillmore tennesse whiskey" frame from warbyparker would look great on you. I like the two tone cause its more dynamic, and a perfect year round style. (link below)
    http://www.warbyparker.com/women/optical/womens-eyewear-fillmore-eyeglass-frame-dark-tortoise

  • You have to write a book! Your blog is soooo gorgeous!Be proud with your glaces! 😉

  • Wow, cool glasses.

    I'm from Brazil and I love, love, love your blog.
    Your man repeller way of life it's so cool and funny. You're amazing and you have a wonderful sense of style. Such an inspiration.

    Stop by sometime in my brazilian blog.

    http://www.dressmysoul.com

  • Nicky

    NO NO NO NO NO LEANDRA! Pleeeease don't start wearing ridiculous hipster glasses!

  • Yea, I like those glasses, they give you an bussineswoman appeal. As for your generous sacrifice, I just hope you'll take care of poor posture, now! Besos, María José

    http://www.nuarbarcat.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    http://themonki.com/design/louis-vuitton-68-condom/

    Manrepeller, are LV condoms man-getters or man-repellers? On the one hand, condoms -> sex, but on the other hand, men hate condoms. So…?

  • love them, they look great on you!

    http://theladylux.blogspot.com

  • love them! glasses are so much fun
    Miranda
    http://www.indcfashion.com

  • Join the club! I gave up vision for good grades in school! XD

  • deal.

  • those glasses seal the deal,

    xo

    nikki from http://carry-on-couture.blogspot.com

  • Go for it, they are just another great way to showcase your styling capabilities, from your eyeballs to your toes!!

    Dani
    sickcitywindows.com

  • You look like Carine Roitfeld's distant cousin who has a penchant for calculus. So they're amazing.

  • http://fashiongonerogue.com/pride-and-glory/

    the very first photo. "man repeller" frames all the way

  • Anonymous

    you should write about what to wear: on your birthday!! repelling addition

  • My warby parkers are so man-repelling that a man actually offered to buy me another pair.

  • Anonymous

    I've also got a similar pair of glasses and I love them. I think you should buy them. Geek Chic ♥

  • ♡I love it so much!!!!!!!
    from your follower! ♡
    http://www.welovefur.com

  • the one's you're wearing are pretty rad, but nyc based moscot frames are my favorite. check out their website: moscot.com. I think you'd really like their "Glenda" or "Bummi" frames. xo

  • geek chic and birth control all in one: perfect!;)
    xx

    http://takeachicpill.blogspot.com

  • When I was a child I used to get things wrong on purpose during my eye tests, JUST so I can have glasses and I almost cried with excitement when I was told I was gonna get braces, I am so jealous right now!

    x

  • I love these! I went to the website and got a few pairs for the try on at home option! Wonderful charity and amazing glasses, all around win!

  • So cute!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE. Lighter color would be better, though (i.e. brown rather than black.) The black is a little to harsh on your face.

  • Anonymous

    (*too)

  • Aga

    Love it!

  • I have a pair of oversized non-prescription glasses that everyone laughs at but I love – they're like a mask when I feel like hiding a bit – a different personality! And I like your name for them – in my family "birth control" is what we call younger siblings. It really does work too:)

    http://www.theblossomshed.blogspot.com

  • Becca C

    if i could copy anybody's specs it would be those of lucy chadwick's!

  • just wanted to say that I'm pretty sure that I love you. not as a lesbian more as a fashion freak.

    http://www.labyssale.blogspot.com

  • beautiful glasses!

    But I commented because in this photo you can see that Kristen Bell likes your coat: http://www.thevoguediaries.com/2011/12/kristen-bell-and-rachel-bilson-at-fedex.html
    love from Italy! Valentina

  • the uglier the better in my book, so much more fun that way!

  • such cute glasses, and the photograph is beautiful!

  • i have these!!–they are the loveliest shade of navy blue.
    big ups to warby parker, that is some quality shit for a mere 95 clams. they even let you try on five pairs at home. okay, i'll shut up now that i'm sounding like a WP commercial.

  • Catie in Carven

    I like them, but I'm also loving the idea of the half spectacle magnifying glass!
    http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/175021

  • Yes, you can't go wrong with oversized black glasses. But Vera Wang also makes some killer frames!
    http://artintolife.net

  • Anonymous

    i tried reading through some of these but lost all patience! love the frames, i found mine at bonlook.com and iii am in love!
    xo daniela

  • Anonymous

    They are you, manrepeller. To a T!

  • Love them. So cute.

  • I don't really need new glasses, but would love to have an alternate pair such as yours, how fun!

  • Loving these specs!! So cute you are!

    xo
    Caitlin
    http://hauteeyes.com

  • Anonymous

    I had a pair very similar to these in the late '80s/early 90s, but I'm a guy. Back then women wore glasses that looked more like butterflies, with the sides attached toward the bottom of the lens. Those were industrial strength man repellers. Main thing I wanted to say is that I enjoy your blog immensely. You are very funny and write splendidly. Thank you very much for the laughs.

    Owen, who didn't understand what "profile" meant so had to choose "Anonymous"

  • thank for making my day-no-my week with this post.

    (said i, while wearing my birth control glasses)

  • Welcome to blindness. I'm -4.75 and deteriorating! Woe is me.

  • I am definitely a fan! My vision is fine and I want to get some!

  • Love it. I have a very similar one for about 5 years now. Still love to wear it.

  • Heavy glasses give me a bright red mark on my nose. Extra man-repulsive.

  • Lo

    Love them!
    Thank you for giving up your vision for my amusement. What a champ!
    xo
    Lo
    http://www.herlolife.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    they look great!

  • Dafne Ortiz

    Love them!!!! My friends (male and female) dont get me when I tell them and show them this type of glasses for me…I dont need them yet for my vision but LOVE them for looks…is that crazy??? greetings from Mexico. This is my first post to your blog!!!

  • Anonymous

    You're lovely. love your way of writing.

  • I was literally just at the optometrist trying on 30 different pairs of glasses looking for the perfect frames…I'll look at that website and see if they have anything I like. Love buying from companies that help others!

  • This blog is a great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.

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  • Those glasses really fit the shape of your face, you look beautiful. Thanks.

  • the Midnight blue pair is so good.