(Not So) Deep Thoughts About Sunglasses and Subscription Boxes

Sunglasses subscription review

Unbelievably, this post is not about my shirt that is bright enough to burn your retinas through the screen.

Although I do like this shirt.

Sunglasses subscription review

It’s about sunglasses (which you already knew from the post title, but humor me here).

I feel like there are about ten million subscription boxes right now – you can get a dinner subscription from Blue Apron, a snack subscription from Nature Box, or a baby hair bow subscription from Little Poppy Co.

I am kind of a mail junkie; I LOVE anticipating something showing up in my mailbox, and I love opening packages.

So I totally understand the excitement about a subscription box.

And when I started getting Rocksbox last year (which I wrote about in way too much detail here), I totally loved it.

But now, after a year of getting jewelry in the mail, it’s not quite so exciting anymore. I mean, I still like a new necklace or fun pair of earrings to wear for a couple of weeks, but I’m not anxiously awaiting its arrival anymore like I was for the first six months.

Then Endless Eyewear offered me a sunglasses subscription where you can get high-end sunglasses and swap them out for new pairs as often as you like, and suddenly that was exciting again. (I got a free trial, but this isn’t a sponsored post and they have no idea I’m writing this. You can get a free trial yourself with the promo code EVERYDAYREADING and I think I get some sort of store credit, but frankly, I can’t be bothered to go look up the details. Feel free to try it out or not, but either way, consider yourself disclosed).

I loved trying out a pair of sunglasses I never would have paid $280 for.

And since I wear sunglasses every single day, I get a lot of use out of them, plus, even though I absolutely love my one nice pair of sunglasses, it’s fun to have another pair to switch back and forth between.

I also liked that when I ordered a pair of pink Ray Bans and then quickly discovered that I could NOT keep them from getting smudged on an hourly – or minutely – basis, I could mail them back and get a new pair right away (I also like that when you’re ready for a new pair, they send you the new pair WITH the return packaging for your old pair, so you’re never without a pair like you are with Rocksbox.

You can also get a prescription glasses subscription (say that three times fast), which is fun if you wear real glasses.

But I kind of feel like for most subscriptions, after six months or so, the excitement kind of wears off and I’m ready to move onto a different subscription box.

With some subscriptions, it makes sense to have an endless supply – snacks or razors, for instance – but a lot of subscription boxes to me are useful so I can figure out what I really like (like jewelry or sunglasses), then buy what I love and be done.

What I’d really like is a house cleaning subscription. Is that called a maid service?

I’d like one of those, please.

Sunglasses subscription review

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  • Reply Paige Flamm March 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I felt the same way about subscription boxes! I like them in the beginning and then I get tired or bored and cancel them! I've seen a couple sunglasses ones now (this one and Ditto I believe?), I'll have to try them out because I own zero pairs of sunglasses right now.

  • Reply ellesooz March 14, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I loved my Birchbox but wished I could change it to every other month. The products just started to pile up. How many mascaras does one mascara-wearing-gal need?

    I got my first Fit Fab Fun box in December. It's a quarterly, and the boxes are pricy – about $50 each (but I used a coupon of course). You don't have to subscribe to get them, and they really do have over $200 worth of stuff in them including two no-minimum gift cards to online stores ($40 for Shoptiques and $25 for a vintage jewelry place). I think I'll do that one once or twice a year.

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  • Reply Hannah Smith March 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    A subscription box for sunglasses makes so much sense!

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