Archive for the ‘Frame Friday’ Category
This weekend is the Super Bowl. Whether you care about sports, love the commercials, just like parties, or just are a huge fan of football junk food, this will be a good weekend for you. And if you’re looking for another way to class it up, perhaps the right pair of glasses will help. This Frame Friday suggests six pairs that subtly support either the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos so you can show some pride and still have a cool pair of specs to wear when after game day.
These will go over well whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or just attending one. And if you’re in town for the game, wearing them for a walk along Super Bowl Avenue is a great way to find other fans and subtly show your support.
Not only will they help you see the game better on a screen or in person, they will help you be seen. Another way to think about these glasses is as a better correctional lens option than contacts, specifically for the Super Bowl (and other sporting events) because of their size and visibility.
Instead of being the drawbacks people usually consider them, these characteristics are actually advantageous when you want an easy way to show your team allegiance but don’t want to go all out with a jersey or face paint.
Throwing a Super Bowl party is relatively easy. Doing it well is another story. No matter what your plans are this Sunday, it’s important to show some appreciation for all the work that goes into the event and all the parties people throw to enjoy it together. What better way to do that than with some awesome glasses?
Friday, January, 31 2014 by Dave Schreiner
Did you know that January 24 is National Compliment Day? Interesting, right? Whether you actually made a New Year’s Resolution to be nicer to people who deserve it or you’re just looking to help someone else find a way to satisfy their complimentary duty, these new glasses are a perfect start.
The thing about the end of January is it’s kinda the first doldrums period of the year. Two weeks until the rush of Valentine’s Day, The Grammy’s, and the Super Bowl, and still in the heart of winter. Take a look at the east coast for more on the hear of winter…. This makes it a great time to do two things: try and spend more time on yourself so you look awesome and feel good about it, and acknowledge others when they do the same.
So why not check out a new pair of glasses? Whether your taste is modern, trendy, classic, traditional, hipster, or something else, the right frames will not only help you look better and feel good about that look; they will also alert others to the fact that despite the doldrums, you’re still invested. And if a clean pair of lenses helps you see just a bit better so you can spread the love with some late January compliments, all the better.
Some of these obscure holidays are random and useless. But National Compliment Day is the perfect excuse to be just a bit nicer and take the time to tell someone something you like about them. And if they don’t have a hot new pair of glasses from Zenni, well then you could double up on good deeds and send them here!
Friday, January, 24 2014 by Dave Schreiner
The year of the wooden horse is upon us. Before you go read about Chinese Zodiac signs and the importance of the five prime elements, take a moment to contemplate the natural beauty of these glasses, inspired by the most generous of elements.
There are two important aspects of this year for you to understand from the perspective of the Zodiac calendar: the horse part and the wooden part. Of course, you should think of them as one unified influence on the year as opposed to two separate components. This combination primarily has a strong impact on the personality of babies born during this year, but has a number of other meanings as well. For example, wooden horse years are typically best for those who are “ready for a thrilling year.”
Those born under the element of wood are said to be generous, to strictly adhere to their sense of ethical behavior, to be persuasive explorers, and to show diligent commitment to their work. However, they tend to be passive, to depend overly on others, and to be inhibited, easily losing themselves in the crowd. Fortunately, they can just don one of these fine pairs of glasses as a simple first step to maintaining a stronger sense of (a very stylish) self.
Horses are known to be strong-willed, unbridled, and charming, as well as intelligent. However, wooden horses are the most reasonable horses. Unsurprisingly, they thrive when given independence and space. In other words, they (and their parents) may have a number of reasons to enjoy the fun and individualism of a pair of wooden frames.
Friday, January, 17 2014 by Dave Schreiner
This past week some terrible, apocalypse-esque weather struck much of the Midwest and East Coast, ushered in by some bizarre Canadian weather thing called a “Polar Vortex.” One thing you may have noticed about all the freezing news anchors discussing the impact of the snow and ice storm was none of them had ugly glasses.
That’s right. They weren’t fashion-unprepared for a winter-doomsday, and neither should you be. Sure, it’s important to stock up on things like bottled water, easy-to-cook food, candles and flashlights, and alternate fuel sources in the event of a really bad storm or worse. But you also can’t forget to sock away a few pairs of very attractive glasses in you prescription.
In all seriousness, if you live in a place that experiences severe storms of any variety, be they winter snow, spring rain, fall hurricanes or tornadoes, or summer wildfires (or earthquakes out on the West coast), you should have a disaster kit ready to go. And if you wear corrective lenses of any sort, your kit should included a pair of glasses. You probably won’t need to look perfectly coiffed on the news for a live-action report (but you might!) but having a backup pair to help you see well can be essential. This is especially true if you use contacts, because you might find yourself unable to keep them clean for a while.
If this whole polar vortex ordeal taught us one thing, it’s probably that winter storms can be super intense and make the outdoors look like a frozen movie set. But if they taught us a second thing, it’s that a pair of glasses that can weather any storm and look good doing it are a great resource to have.
Friday, January, 10 2014 by Dave Schreiner
January is, on average, the coldest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. Not only are there more cold days that are colder than in other months, but the days themselves are shorter, some of the shortest all year. One of the best ways to get through the colder months, short of hopping a plane to somewhere tropical, is with the right new pair of colorful glasses.
Obviously, glasses can’t change the temperature. But they can heat things up in other ways. While you’re donating blood – January is also Blood Donors’ month – or getting to work on your New Year’s Resolutions – a great start is essential to sticking with it, although you probably need some commitment as well – you could do worse than to throw a splash of color on your face to help get you moving in the morning.
They say seasonal depression, more correctly and informatively called “seasonal affective disorder,” is typically caused by shorter days throwing off your circadian rhythm and a drop in serotonin and melatonin, both the result of not enough sunlight. Although more color on your face and in your life won’t actually make it sunnier, it might just give you that extra bit of energy so your disposition becomes so. In other words, “fake it ’till you make it.”
Fun, playful, dynamic, affordable glasses like these aren’t the answer to everything during the longest, coldest month of the year; far from it. But they are fun, playful, dynamic, and affordable. Who knows what you’ll be able to do to thwart the cold of January when your glasses feature cool pastels, cutting edge aesthetics, and a great fit at a price you can’t help but love. Zenni sure doesn’t, but we’d like to think you’ll come up with something.
Friday, January, 3 2014 by Dave Schreiner