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Fashion is fickle. Every season, the “in” pieces change and the trends evolve. And, I, for one, am always left staring at my closet wondering what in the world to wear that won’t look like I arrived directly from 1999. (Between us, I do have a few things in my closet from the ’90s.) Of course, the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma is made infinitely more frustrating because year after year, season after season I actually do buy new clothes and accessories.

I had a major A-HA! moment when I learned that eyewear is the only fashion item covered by insurance. Specifically, vision insurance like that offered by VSP Direct. If you wear glasses, you know that eyewear can be a huge expense so this is major.

Confession time: I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 3 (yes, three) years old. Clearly times have changed since I started wearing glasses in 1980, but – move over, Internet – no great progress has been made than in eyewear fashion. My first several pairs of glasses were identical: round, much to big for my face, thick nondescript brown frames.

Even my basic ugly glasses cost an arm and a leg and they had to be replaced every year for years. I thought about adding up the total dollar amount I’ve spent on glasses in my life, but it’s simply too depressing. It would make my seasonal clothing updates look like a quick trip to the dollar store. So, if you’re like me, you probably love the sound of the affordable individual vision care insurance.

Inspired Looks

The sad reality is that at I will likely not be able to add eyeglasses to my list of accessories until we’re talking reading glasses. My prescription is simple too bad for me to be seen in public wearing eyeglasses. I can always hold out hope for the day when the Coke-bottle glasses look makes its way onto the runways.

But, the rest of you? You know that the right glasses can make a fabulous fashion statement. I put together two looks inspired by Nine West eyewear to give you a (very small) idea of the fashionable frames covered by VSP Direct.

First up? An Easy to wear outfit incorporating the moto jacket trend and featuring the Black Frames from Nine West.

Moto Chic for Fall

I want to wear this outfit every day, and many of us could, as it includes basics you may already have in your closet. The neutral colors of the clothes let the fun purple horn rims of the Nine West eyeglasses do all the talking. Er, seeing. You know what I mean.

Comfy Casual Fall

VSP Direct

Here’s some more scoop on how VSP, the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company, works. You can purchase benefits directly or gift to someone else for as little as 41 cents a day. A monthly payment plan in available in most states and cost can be dependent on your location. In some states, the cost is as little as $16 per month. As mentioned, brand name frames are covered so you can find everything from classic to trendy and basic to bold.

VSP Direct coverage includes:

  • Covers the eye exam with a low co-payment
  • Provides allowance for glasses or contacts, fully covered lens options
  • Lowest out-of-pocket cost in vision care with a typical annual savings of $227
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • 30,000 providers in convenient locations makes VSP the largest doctor network in the industry

Win $500 to Shop Nine West

To help spread the word about the stylish eyeglass options available, VSP and Nine West have teamed up to host a fun Pinterest Sweepstakes. The entry is super easy and one lucky lady will win a $500 Nine West gift card and a year of vision coverage, and nine winners will receive a $50 gift card plus a year of free vision coverage.

VSP Nine West Pinterest GiveawayHead over to VSP for chance to win!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops three kids ages 6,4 and 1 from their home in Germany. Her military family is making the most of the overseas assignment by traveling Europe every chance they get.

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    I love specs and wear mine more than my contacts! Great looks!

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