Interview with A Fashion Nerd


CEO, Designer and Blogger, Amy Roiland, knows a thing or two about fashion and how to pull off a chic, modern look that incorporates eyeglasses as an accent piece. Her blog, A Fashion Nerd, is one of our favorites here at Zenni, so we thought we would reach out to see if we could pick her brain a bit and maybe model some of our latest frames. Check out the interview below as well as some of her amazing images from the photo shoot!
 

Zenni: What is your best eyewear fashion moment?
 
Amy: Every moment is my best eyewear fashion moment, I wear eyeglasses every single day. The bigger and more crazy the glasses the better for me. I love big round fun eyeglasses.
 

Zenni: What does wearing glasses mean to you?
 
Amy: It means the world to me, its my entire character. A fashion nerd embodies me 100%. I am a nerd and I am a nerd for fashion. I wear eyeglasses every day.
 

Zenni: What trends do you see in eyewear for 2015?
 
Amy: Crazy fun colorful amazing shapes.
 

Zenni: What current fashion trends are you embracing?
 
Amy: I never really follow trends .. But I do love the long trench coats and jackets, that trend is very cute, very alexander wang. I love mixing feminine styles with masculine styles.
 

 
For more on Amy, follow her on instagram here!
 
 

Saturday, January, 24 2015 by

Frame Friday: Sunglasses for the Slopes

Those who love to ski hit the slopes with a smile as soon as winter descends! While many do not love the cold, selecting your winter accessories is a perfect opportunity to have fun with fashion that also serves a practical purpose. Whether you need prescription glasses or not, every skier should be sporting a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from wind, glare, and debris as they whiz down the snowy hills. Below are some of our favorite Zenni prescription glasses for those who enjoy winter sports:

 
 
Prescription Wind Goggles
Frame #705224
 
Downhill skiers who have a need for speed will love these green wind goggles. While durable, they have a sleek, modern look suitable for both men and women. Special note: The curved lens may not be compatible with certain astigmatism prescriptions. If you have questions about the compatibility of your prescription, please contact us before placing an order.
 
 
prescription wind goggles for skiing
Frame #706416
 
For those who want to make a bolder statement, these blue and black wind goggles provide comfort as well as protection. The rubber temples ensure a secure fit and is a popular design for both skiing and biking.
 
half frame prescription wind goggles
Frame #707221
 
These one-panel wind goggles have a colorful, ultra-cool mirrored finish and fit well on smaller heads, making them perfect for any teenage ski enthusiasts that you happen to know.
 
 
grey tint skiing sunglasses
Frame #489430 with 80% Gray Tint
 
Wind goggle styles are not for everyone, but you still need to protect your eyes from the elements. These white acetate frames have temples with a retro checkerboard pattern reminiscent of the 1980s. This fun, sporty look pairs beautifully with tinted lenses.For the best protection, we recommend polarized lenses, which will not change the look of your glasses, but will provide an optimal skiing experience.​
 
 
638821-gray-tint ski glasses
Frame #638821 with 80% Gray Tint
 
With their classic style, these wayfarers are suitable for just about any occasion, including winter sports. These full-rimmed black wayfarers have bigger lenses, which provide more coverage from sun and wind than traditional wayfarers. While many choose these frames because of their simple but chic look, if you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing them with a mirror tint. Either way, you will look marvelous while swishing down the slopes!
 
677525-gray-tint glasses for skiiing
Frame #677525 with 80% Gray Tint
 
These men’s Clubmaster-style, full-rim glasses are the perfect balance between traditional and modern design. The tortoiseshell provides a clean yet distinctive look, that is never dated and always brings a dash of sophistication to any ensemble.
 
 

Saturday, January, 17 2015 by

How To Look Like a Celebrity This Winter – Scarves and Glasses!

With part of the US being colder than the planet Mars this week it’s understandable that you may want to dress a little warmer than usual. And one of the best ways you can battle the elements, while still looking chic, is to go out and get yourself a new scarf! This fashion trend is one that celebrities have been hip to for years and, if you haven’t already, it’s about time you stepped your game up and took a note from their playbook.
 

To help you out, we put together a list of some classic celebrity scarf and glasses combos, and the Zennis that complement them of course.
 

Jennifer Aniston

 

Here’s another black leather jacket toting celebrity. In the look above, Jennifer Aniston is wearing a nice pastel, oversized scarf with some classic wayfarer sunglasses and bluejeans. You can find similar frames here – be sure to pick an amber tint during checkout.

Brad Pitt

 

It wouldn’t be fair to feature a look from Jennifer Aniston without showing one from her ex-husband Brad, right? In this image, Mr. Pitt is donning an incredibly elegant grey scarf tucked into a white collared shirt and a beige sports coat. And the style wouldn’t be complete without those gold rim, gradient tint aviators of course. You can get a pair just like them here if you want to emulate this look!
 

Johnny Depp

 

Johnny Depp has a look that’s truly one of a kind, but one thing is for certain, the man clearly knows how to rock a scarf with glasses. In the photo above he combines a subdued but colorful one with a black leather jacket and aviators (similar to these Zennis) for a look that says, “I look good AND I’m toasty warm!” Well played sir.
 
Stay warm out there!

Saturday, January, 10 2015 by

New Year, New Look, New You

The beginning of a New Year is always a great time to debut a new look. Need ideas? We’ve come up with some frames and outfit matchups that will turn heads and ramp up your style:
 

A Touch of Whimsy

 

Frame #638725
 
This outfit begins with a pair of  tortoiseshell wayfarers. These are incredibly versatile frames that can work with just about every look your wardrobe has to offer. In the look below, we pair it with an elegant coat and hip accessories to add a little twist to classic style.
 
Oversized Zip Jacket  – $39.99
 

How could anyone resist this gorgeous soft pink oversized zip jacket from Zara? We love the feminine shape and puffy collar for added warmth.
 
Fashion Boutique High-heeled Winter Boots from AliExpress – $29.92
 

 
A ladylike dress coat really should be worn with heels. Yet it’s winter, so a delicate pump may expose your feet and ankles to the cold and damp. Fortunately, we were able to find these gorgeous winter boots. Yes, there is a heel (boy is there ever!) but your feet and ankles are covered. Even better, the underside of the heel and the sole are red, perfectly matching the coat.
 
Slate Blue Fedora from Lu Lu’s – $34.00
 

 
So the frames are classic, the coat is vintage femme and the boots are spiky punk. The only thing missing from this outfit is a touch of whimsy. That’s why we decided to add this cute fedora to the mix to round out the look.
 

Ladies Who Brunch

 

Frame #787922
 
I’m from Chicago, a city known for its marvelous brunch offerings. Indeed, there are few things more pleasant than joining friends for brunch on a cold, clear winter morning. If you’d like to make a good impression on your waiter, try pairing these ecru frames with the casual outfit we’ve put together.
 
Grey Wool Pocket Sweater from Luulla – $30.00
 

 
We absolutely love this grey wool pocket sweater from Luulla. It looks so comfortable and is the perfect cozy sweater to wear while sipping a latte and eating French toast.
 
Pascale Print Scarf – $3.00
 

 
Need a wee bit of extra warmth while dining? Try this warm and cozy pashmina from Cotton On. They have them in all sorts of colors, so why not stock up and stay warm until spring arrives?
 
Box Glitter Stud Earrings  - $38.00
 

All this warmth and coziness doesn’t need to preclude a bit of glitter. Check out (and wear) these adorable sparkly earrings. . .they’re the perfect highlight for almost any outfit.
 

Hipster Funk

 

Frame #787916
 
When you’ve had enough of convention and want to stand out, check out these frosted sky blue frames. These will definitely get you noticed.
 
Faux Fir Bunny Vest – $69.99
 

 
This beautiful, fashionable vest from Urban Outfitters is soft, cozy and perfect to wear as part of a layered look.
 
Black and White Plaid Slim Pants from She Inside – $19.17
 

 
These incredible plaid print pants offer a wonderful contrast to the light blue frames and white vest. These pants definitely pull the pants together.
 
Script Initial Pendant Necklace – $34.95
 

 
This outfit begs for a bit of jewelry, so we found this silver initial pendant from My Name Necklace. The modern style goes great with this look and silver and light blue are great color combination.
 
 
 

Sunday, January, 4 2015 by

Zenni’s 2014 Highlights

Well 2014 is coming to a close and what a year it was! To commemorate another year in the books, we decided to put together this fun infographic highlighting some of our best memories and stats of 2014. Enjoy, and here’s to an amazing 2015 from everyone here at Zenni!
 

Wednesday, December, 31 2014 by

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