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QUAY Australia, Affordable Luxury Sunglasses But so Much More

Yes I finally took the plunge and spent more then $24.00 on sun glasses. My regular readers will know that I have never spent a lot of money on sunglasses because I either lose them or break them. It is unusual for me to have the same pair at the end of the summer that I started out with at the beginning of the summer. And true to form I almost lost these glasses an hour after I purchased them. I was meeting fellow blogger Andrea of Pretty Proper Quaint in Soho for a day of shooting. On the way to meet Andrea I realized I had forgotten to bring a pair of sunglasses with me, luckily I had arrived early so I had some time to shop for a new pair. After some brief browsing about I popped in to Olive Bettes a fun Pepto Bismol pink colored boutique on Spring Street.

I always think of this place as a good luck charm as I had stopped in here before job interview a number of years ago, the young woman working here at the time told me I was sure to get the job, I however wasn’t so sure…but she was right I did get the job. And although I have since moved on to a new job I always remember that day with fond memories when I pass by this shop. I spied these shades in the window and I just knew I just had to try them on. And wow what a difference from the usual $10.00 pairs I am use to sporting. These retail for $50.00 and for those of you that are use to plunking down a couple hounded dollars for a pair of sunnies this may not sound like a lot, but for me this was a plunge. But I was in good mood, and these glasses made me feel so luxurious I decided to go for it.

in fact she loved mine so much she decided to buy a pair of her own

Shortly after this I met up with Andrea and one of the first things she did was to inquire on my sunglasses, in fact she loved mine so much she decided to buy a pair of her own. So we headed back to Olive and Bette’s were Andrea purchased her own pair in all black. They looked great on her and off we went in our matching QUAY’s to get some coffee. After stepping out of the coffee shop I suddenly realized my QUAY’s were not on my head—and they were not in my bag. Yes that’s right girls (and boy’s) I had already lost them. Poor Andrea had to deal with my mini melt down. But I took a deep breath, cleared my head and thought back to when I last recalled having them…when I was at the J Crew counter. So we headed back to J Crew and there they were behind the counter. Whew. With that catastrophe behind us were off to shoot..

And if you want to take a look at the pair Andrea purchased and at my first ever live person photo shoot—yes that’s right we are talking photos that moi took of a fellow blogger be sure to head on over to PrettyProperQuaint.com. And stay tuned for a post later in the week to see me in my QUAY Australia sunnies and to see Andrea’s wonderful photography skills. And if you are like me and and uneasy about spending more then $100 on sunglass but are ready to move up from the $10.00 specials then QUAY Australia could just fit the bill with their affordable luxury shades.


  1. I quite like Quay sunglasses. The quality is very impressive for the price. I’m someone who splurges on sunglasses and doesn’t too. Lately I’ve been collecting them like postage stamps. I’ve added Tom Ford and Fendi to my collection. Also added three other high street styles too. One of those is by Quay, the rose gold aviators that are a Youtube vlogger collab. It took me ages to find a pair, I ended up having to go on a waitlist for them! But I am glad I finally got them because I am loving them to death!


  2. This sunglasses looks so chic and they affordable double the reason to get a pair.

  3. I have a pair and I love them! I get asked all the time what brand they are. I am loving the tortiseshell and need to grab those!

  4. Nice photo 🙂
    Maria V.

  5. I so need another pair of tortoise shell sunnies. They are so cute. I especially need a mirrored pair!


  6. SO glad you found your sunnies. Losing them is never fun. I always wish I could just buy any sunglasses but I can’t. My sunnies are prescription and I would be so upset if I lost them. Plus, I wouldn’t be able to see, which would be even worse. haha My sunnies are from Warby Parker and I would never go anywhere else for sunnies. I love their product, hey have great service, and great prices.

  7. Those are really chic sunglasses and very affordable at $50. I really like their logo as well. I think I also would’ve had a mini meltdown if I had lost my sunglasses especially so soon after acquiring them. Glad to hear that you were abel to retrace your steps and recover them Great job on the pics of Andrea btw!

  8. Congrats on your fist pair of good sunnies, they will serve you well and look stunning I am sure.
    My first expensive pair were so appreciated until my pup decided that the stem sof them was a dog treat,-I am sure you will fare better, and I can’t wait to see them. I saw your photos that you took, excellent work!
    Happy Monday!
    xx,, Elle

  9. Cute sunnies! I don’t usually splurge on sunglasses, but those are definitely better than H&M 🙂

  10. Ohhh I am the opposite, I think sunglasses are the one thing in my wardrobe that I spend money on. I love them. Quay are absolutely fantastic and the quality is amazing. Hopefully your new ones stick with you for a while 😉

    Denton & Lou 

  11. Had so much fun shooting! Your photos came out amazing! I’m so glad that you showed me the Olive and Bette’s store and I was also able to pick up a pair. The Quay shades are my new fave!!

    xo Andrea

  12. I love Quay! I bought a few pairs a while back and LOVE ’em!

    So glad you found yours! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Love the sunnies babe! Amazing post

  14. Great, and those are really nice glasses! Can’t wait ’till you use them!

    The Flower Duet

  15. Such a fabulous pair! Perfect sunnies for the summer <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. These Quay sunglasses are such beautiful, unique shape! I do splurge on sunglasses and have to watch them like a hawk everywhere! That being said, my daughter has squashed a pair of Tom Ford sunnies so I should repair them!

    little luxury list formerly Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  17. I’m really into nice pair of sunnies and this one looks stylish and durable. I’m going to check their site 🙂

    SHAIRA // New post

  18. Oh wow, I thought QUAY is pricier so it’s goo dot know that it’s only $50 for yours, it’s a very chic pair! I am dying to get my hands on a pair Desi Perkin x QUAY collab but they are sold out. 🙁

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  19. I’m an inexpensive kinda sunglasses girl as well. But Quay sunglasses… something about them is so unique!

  20. Amazing sunglasses!

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