Who ever said premium glasses had to cost a fortune?! The wonderful people at Bailey Nelson aspire to bring everyone the same quality glasses and sunglasses as all the luxury brands at a fraction of the cost, and I appreciate that! They started in Australia in 2012, and they now have locations all across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and a total of 6 stores across Canada, including Vancouver, Ottawa, and Toronto. Breaking away from the same supply chain that other designers use and thus saving you all the mark-ups, Bailey Nelson manufactures their glasses using quality materials and craftsmanship. They’re striving to change the glasses industry and their philosophy is pretty simple: making eyewear affordable helps to promote self-expression and style. That means that you can wear glasses as an accessory and change up your frames to suit your look – such a plus for the style-conscious!

I’ve worn glasses since grade 2 and contacts since grade 10. My parents wouldn’t let me get contacts until my second year of high school because they thought I wasn’t responsible enough. So I had to endure my first year of high school wearing glasses (and braces at the same time). It was horrific and made me never want to wear my glasses in public ever again. That’s why I was so happy to discover Bailey Nelson! They have such a wide selection of frames and sunglasses that there really is a pair for everyone. They’ve given me a whole new appreciation for glasses because I can look professional and stylish at the same time.

Since I’m obsessed with tortoise frames, I knew that I had to pick up a pair! In fact, I loved these frames so much, that I also got them in black. For this OOTD, I’m wearing a fun denim Bardot (off-the-shoulder) top, black cigarette pants, and ankle strap heels. If I was going into the office, I’d switch out the OTS top for another blouse and/or wear a blazer over top. I just love how the tortoise frames accent this look – the colour gives a lot more interest than basic black frames (although black frames could also work well).

Have you checked out Bailey Nelson yet? If not, I highly recommend that you do because they’re so SPEC-tacular!!! 😉

Shop the Look

Top: Zara (sold out, similar, similarsimilar)

Pants: Aritzia (available here, similar, similar)

Purse: Chanel (vintage)

Shoes: Topshop (available heresimilar)

Glasses: Bailey Nelson “Markova” in honey tortoise (sunglasses option available online here, or available in-store)