Meet Melissa | Style Ambassador

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When it comes to describing her personal style, Melissa notes “I don’t just shop at J.Crew and other cult-classic stores. I literally make my own style thanks to my sewing machine – my favorite projects vary from handmade swimsuits to handmade skinny jeans and everything in between.”

Name: Melissa Esplin

Blog & Instagram: melissaesplin.com & @melissapher

Home Base: Salt Lake City, Utah

Current Occupation: Calligrapher, Blogger

I applied to become a style ambassador because: I love my Coastal.com glasses! I wear glasses 90% of the time, even though I have perfectly useful contacts. Glasses are a fun way to share my style and dress up my face.

Meet Melissa | Style Ambassador

My favorite fashion trend of the moment is definitely slouchy tees and harem or trouser pants. They can be glamorous, but still feel like pajamas.

I would describe my personal style as: A little bit edgy and a whole lot of feminine.

My glasses collection consists of __ pairs of frames: 6.

If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Betsey Johnson because she’s got such a rad personality I bet she’d be fun to talk to. Kathy Milici because she’s a calligraphy hero of mine and I would love to nerd out over pen and ink with her.

Meet Melissa | Style Ambassador

The best way to organize a closet is: All the same wooden hangers, light to dark by style (tops, dresses, bottoms). I may be a little OCD about my closet.

A tip to picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Go with what you love. Most frames look good on most faces, but if you’re not confident take a look at this face shape guide.

My favorite online source for style inspiration is: Blogs and Pinterest.

Meet Melissa | Style Ambassador

I chose this pair of glasses because I thought the frames were white, but they’re a lilac grey instead. It’s a happy accident because I think it’s a perfect subtle color that plays well with so many other great neutrals. I love the large wayfarer silhouette, I hope it never goes out of style.

Some favorite boutiques in my area are: Tai Pan Trading. It’s a home decor place, but they have awesome quirky jewelry and tops.

My favorite fashion blogger is: Le blog de Betty, Elle Apparel, The Haute Pursuit, Merrick’s Art.

Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay?: I rarely do it, although I tend to wear the heck out of the clothes I love, so it would be a smart thing for me to do.

Favorite city to go shopping is: San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury for quirky pieces and Salt Lake City for killer vintage.


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