We were thrilled to receive Jennifer’s style ambassador application, and when asked what made her want to apply, Jennifer shares, “I applied because glasses have become such an integral part of my personal style over the last year. Before being diagnosed with an astigmatism, I ordered my first pair of Derek Cardigan glasses from Coastal.com, just for style sake. Truth be told, I was almost happy when the eye doctor said I would need glasses because it was a great excuse to expand my collection. When I realized that my Coastal.com glasses cost far less than my doctor-prescribed frames (with insurance!), I was hooked and have been singing the praises of Coastal.com ever since. Being a style ambassador is just another way to share the love!”
Name & Nickname: Jennifer Lake | JLake
Home base: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current occupation: Graduate student, photographer, web designer
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 4 pairs of frames.
My favorite fashion trend of the moment is wearing leggings with boot socks and brown leather riding boots. If you ask anyone, this is my signature look, classy and cozy!
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They are one of the first things people notice and one of the things they end up looking at the most. After all, none of us like to hold a conversation with someone who is staring at our feet the whole time… even if we are wearing cute shoes.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Compare measurements. As soon as I found a pair of glasses that I loved and that fit well I always buy glasses in the same range. Coastal.com even has a great search feature where you can enter your measurements – that’s how I found these frames and they fit perfectly!
I would describe my personal style as: Simple. There are a lot of solid colored pieces in my closet (especially in black and white) and I like investing in clothing that can be easily mixed and matched.
I chose this pair of glasses because I am obsessed with everything Phillip Lim does. As an MBA student, I also spend a lot of time in business dress and these frames are a great accessory.
The best way to organize a closet is: By shirt style. Tank tops together, t-shirts together, sweaters together… you get the idea.
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colors, yay or nay? Yay. If I find a great fit, I will buy multiple color options, especially in denim and blazers.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: My best friends Kate, Sydney and RuthAnn. That may sound silly but they’re the only people I know who would be just at panicked as I would be! No thanks!
A social media platform that I can’t get enough of is Instagram. As a photographer, I’m so drawn to the photos. It’s the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing I look at before bed.
Favorite city to go shopping is: Taos, NM. Even though it’s a small city, Taos is full of boutiques filled with local, handmade goods from clothing to jewelry to beauty products.
My current style muse is: Florence Welch. I love vintage pieces, floral patterns, and oversized sweaters and she wears all three.
My favorite fashion blogger is: Kendi of Kendi Everyday. Her style is similar to mine and I love getting inspiration from her classic and simple outfits!