It’s that time of the year when I make my annual ​f​all trip for my eye exam. We all know how important it is to get a yearly physical exam, but how many of us get our eyes checked every year? Yearly eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal eye health, preventing eye disease and ensuring good eyesight as you get older. Since I’m also in major need of an update to my ​f​rame game, I was thrilled when Warby Parker reached out to me about the launch of their new Fall Collection inspired by "those who own their style, exercise their wit, and add life to the party.” What’s not to love about this new collection – it evokes a chic, classic vibe, which I so adore ​,​ and ​which ​fits right in with my wardrobe.

They’re introducing nine new shapes – so, there’s something for everyone.

Starting today the Fall 2014 Collection is available online and in stores and showrooms. Frames start at $95.

My favorites are the Baxter Ti in the dark tortoise shell,


the Crane​ ​Ti in a dark grey ombre,


the Hardy in a medium brown tortoise shell,


and the Oliver in the dark tortoise shell – they are all giving me that naughty librarian look that I love:-)


You can see the whole collection here, and if you don’t need an exam you can use their Home Try-On Service.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick 5 Styles You Like – They will ship them to you to try on for free.

  2. Try Them On – You have 5 days to try them on in the comfort of your home.

  3. Choose Your Fave – Pick your favorite frame and purchase it on WarbyParker.com and they’ll ship it to you for free.

  4. Mail Back the 5 Home Try-On Frames - Shipping is free.

It's as simple as that! ​I love that Warby Parker is a one-stop shop where you can have your eyes examined, get some fab glasses, and with every pair of glasses purchased, they donate a pair to people in need – they’ve ​already ​distributed one million ​pairs of ​glasses!​ Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an inside look at my experience getting my exam and new frames ​ ​:-)

Dana Hill – Founder & CEO, COCOTIQUE
A consummate beauty product and health/wellness junkie, Dana’s obsessed with discovering the best beauty products for women of color that not only suit their specific needs, but also have healthy ingredients. Although she created COCOTIQUE as an affordable way for women to treat themselves to a monthly beauty indulgence, she believes that true beauty comes from living a healthy lifestyle and focusing on the importance of beauty from the inside out. COCOTIQUE is the culmination of her love of beauty, and 20 years of experience in the fashion and entertainment industry with stints at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Phat Fashions, Rocawear, Fetish and Arista Records.

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