Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

I feel so hip in my glasses.

Yes, I'm saying "hip" ironically.  I don't freely admit to being an actual hipster, of course, but since I have to wear glasses, I'd might as well wear cool ones.

I've worn glasses since I was 12, although until a year or two ago I only wore them at night after I took out my contacts, and on days when I was sick or didn't leave the house.  So I definitely have a negative connotation about them!  Pretty much whenever I wore glasses, I felt less cute.

Another reason I was really wishing for cool glasses.  You know the kind--definitely kind of hipster, thick, plastic frames?  I'm sure you see more in some places than others--and, as they say on Portlandia, this is Portland, where all the hot girls wear glasses...

So just recently, I decided it was really time to buy myself some cool ones.  With these stylish ladies for inspiration...

New Girl--of course we like the outfits ;)

Anyways, I was definitely a little wary about buying glasses online, but there are SO many online cheap eyeglasses retailers now... I began to do my research but was actually kind of overwhelmed by a lot of the shops.

I ended up buying the iSee 25 in Tortoise eyeglasses from  The price was unbeatable, and the service was good--I called ahead of time to make sure about their policies if the glasses didn't work out, shipping was fast, and the glasses are great!  I ordered the thin lenses because I have such a strong prescription and the frames are pretty large already--worried about weight.  Plus, I got to do the cool thing where you upload a photo of yourself and play around with "trying on" all the glasses--the Virtual Mirror.  Definitely helpful.

And they're great!  I love that I can wear them without feeling nerdy or like I'm stuck at home on the couch watching Beauty and the Beast and drinking Kava tea (how I spent my sick days in high school!).  Also, I took them into my eye clinic and they adjusted the frames a little for me, bending the earpiece to fit my head a little.  So yeah, sometimes they actually make me look cuter, I think.

Anyway, coincidentally, not long after I ordered these contacted me offering to sponsor this post and provide my readers a special discount code!

On top of their already reasonable prices, they are offering two options to you all:

  • 50% off any pair of eyeglasses on orders over $80. Code: SPECIAL50
  • Or, 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: BLOG10

Um, 50% off?!?  That's amazing!  Best of luck glasses-shopping. =)


  1. Great glasses could love to have one in my collection

  2. You wear them well. I'm not sure I could pull those off. Love your blog!

    jess @

    1. Thanks =) Sometimes I'm not so sure I pull them off either...!

  3. Those look adorable on you. Sometimes I wish my eyesight wasn't perfect just so I had the option to wear glasses. I know that is totally silly though.

    1. Never wish that!!! You are sooooo lucky! You can always get some without prescription, though! ;)

  4. I'm in the same boat. Glasses since 2nd grade, coke bottle lenses now. I only recently went with cool, statement frames after many years of wire framed, blending into my face type glasses when I wasn't wearing contacts. They look great on you, and congrats on getting another sponsor!


    1. Thanks! Cool statement frames are the way to go. =) **Not a sponsor, just the one post!

  5. Hey Suzannah! You have such a fun blog! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to come be a part of a really fun giveaway I’m having!
    Hope to see you there! Thanks!

  6. Fantastic!
    I've been thinking about getting a second pair of frames for a while now - I suppose now's the time!
    It bums me out that you don't like wearing glasses. I wear mine every day, all day. Contacts freak me out a little bit, and I have kind of a round face, so the glasses help to frame it (no pun intended!).
    Might be the time to pick up a pair for when I'm gallavanting about in a fancy dress. Or a decent set of prescription sunglasses!
    Thanks for helping me plot and scheme, and rest assured, you look amazing in glasses!

    1. Aaw, haha, thanks. A pair of prescription sunglasses is a great idea, I could use some of those too... and it would be fun to have multiple pairs for everyday!




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