Monday, 1 October 2018

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag In Black #30wears

This black Balenciaga part time bag will always be a classic to me. Even with the giant silver hardware being discontinued and replaced with smaller, lighter hardware, I think the bag is timeless. It's easily been worn over 100 times, over 70 on the blog. It's definitely due to be celebrated with a post showing 30 different ways to wear it.

Note: No haul video or post as I managed to complete #noSpenderSeptember with no fashion purchases for the month!

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Black Part Time Bag


30 ways to wear Balenciaga Part Time Bag in black #30wears | awayfromblue blog

Cost Per Wear

Once again, another item I find tricky to calculate cost per wear of. I know how much I paid for it all the way back in December 2010, as I still have the emails from the London Balenciaga boutique. It's all in pounds though, and almost 8 years later I don't remember what it converted to! It was over 1,000 pounds at the time, so I have a lot more wears left to go to hit the magical '$1 per wear' figure most people seem to aim for when calculating cost per wear. I fully expect to have this bag for a lifetime though so I might hit that 1,000 wears one day!

I know expensive bags aren't for everyone. Some people splurge more on clothes, or shoes, or holidays, or cars, or jewelry, and some people are just saving up so they have some money to splurge! But hopefully this post still gives you some outfit ideas for how you could wear a similar black bag of your own.



30 Ways To Wear A Balenciaga Part Time Bag: Video Style





Balenciaga Part Time Bag and Dresses


5 ways to wear Balenciaga part time bag with dresses | awayfromtheblue

You can really see the versatility of the part time bag in these 5 outfits! It's a very large, slouchy bag so not the usual piece you think of when wearing a dress (I usually go for smaller bags) but it works so well with so many dresses. You can see it in a mix of seasons, and a mix of dress styles, looking fab with each one.



Part Time Bag and Jeans


4 outfit ideas balenciaga part time bag with skinny jeans denim style | awayfromblue

Skinny jeans are my go-to style, and while I have worn this bag with other kinds of denim, my favourite 4 were these outfits with my trusty skinny jeans. There's something about the slouchy Balenciaga leather paired with denim that I just love, and so this part time bag is frequently worn with jeans.


Balenciaga Black Part Time Bag and Monochrome Outfits


how to wear Balenciaga part time bag with monochrome outfits | away from blue

You might know from reading my blog that I am a big an of bright handbags! I love a pop of colour with a handbag against a monochrome outfit, but with this black part time bag you can use it to let other parts of your outfit shine. From the bold and colourful scarves in the first and third outfit, or just letting the cheerful print be the statement part of the outfit with the dress in the middle there. It's good to have a neutral black bag to tie in with a monochrome back or grey outfit.


Balenciaga Bag and Printed Pieces


4 ways to wear Balenciaga part time bag with prints casual and corporate outfits | away from the blue

This bag is such an easy piece to grab when you're wearing something printed. You don't have to worry about matching it to colours in the print, or that it won't go with the print.  A black bag just goes with whatever you have on and you don't need to worry about coordinating it with printed pieces in your outfit.


Part Time Bag and Print Mixing


part time bag and pattern mixing outfit ideas for balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

Of course with a neutral black bag, you can go all out with your outfit, mixing different colours and prints together. While my favourite thing to do is to add a printed scarf to an outfit for a bit of mixing, you can achieve this by wearing two different printed items of clothing together too like in the first outfit.



Balenciaga Part Time In Summer


black balenciaga part time bag in summer 3 outfit ideas | awayfromtheblue

You will see me wearing all of my bags year-round on this blog! I don't keep things set aside for different seasons, preferring to wear and enjoy the handbags all year. That means a big black bag works perfectly in summer for me. I don't think you have to stick to lighter coloured handbags just because it's summer.


Black Part Time Bag in Winter


Black balenciaga part time bag in winter | awayfromtheblue

Of course, despite working year round, a black bag is undeniably a winter staple. It works with any kind of layers you put together, being a classic neutral shade. With all of the darker layers that tend to get worn around winter, a black bag is a great piece to have in your wardrobe.


Balenciaga Part Time Bag in Pregnancy


3 outfit ideas ways to wear Balenciaga part time bag in pregnancy | awayfromtheblue

A frequent feature in these posts, pregnancy outfits! I like including them in these wrap-ups as it shows you why I invest in my handbags. Clothes quickly stop fitting in pregnancy, somes shoes follow suit, but handbags and accessories always work and I'm glad I get to have these photos with my baby bumps to look back on.



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More Posts in The #30 Wears Handbag Series:

If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with this bag, you can see all 70+ ways I've worn it in my blog archives. I've included some links to other handbag related 30 wears posts below too. You can find the full post series by clicking here.


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81 comments:

  1. I need a bag like this. It's literally the same size and colour that I always get, but slightly dearer lol. It really goes with everything!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. haha yes, just a little more expensive! It does go with so much :)

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  2. Oh I am obsessed with this bag!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  3. This is such a great series idea! I totally think the bag is a classic, love it with the winter looks!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It's a very fun series to put together :)

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  4. You just prove that this bag is so versatile and can be worn with anything!!! Love how you put together your outfits, you are an inspiration Mica!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I could inspire you!

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  5. I agree that this bag is absolutely timeless, Mica! It looks fabulous with every outfit you've worn over the years. Such a classic! Hope you had a lovely long weekend, Mica! XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It really is a classic :)

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  6. that bag is stunning! timeless for sure! i own a few high end bags but nothing as expensive as this one!

    cool blog! I'm following and I would love if you could follow me too =)

    TheNotSoGirlyGirl // Instagram // Facebook

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  7. This black bag is definitely one of my favorites of yours! Love the edgy details!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  8. This bag is definitely one of those things worth splurging for:) As you have proven, you can wear this with anything! How fantastic:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! It really is a good splurge!

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  9. When you carry something this much, Mica...it's good to get a quality piece. Especially when you consider how hard I am on my purses. They get thrown around and put through the wringer!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Definitely! Sometimes it's worth investing in quality pieces that will last! :)

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  10. I love seeing you style the bag with 30 different outfits! You for sure get the most out of its cost per wear!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Yes I'll definitely get the cost per wear down on this bag!

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  11. Your bag is versatile and how beautifully you managed it with different dresses. I love your all looks.
    xo Corina
    https://unbouquetdamour.com/plaids/

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  12. I love how this bag goes with anything else. There's a reason why the motorcycle bag is a classic.

    Sheena | www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  13. The time it must take to create a post like this is mindboggling! It really is a very versatile bag and truly timeless, great post Mica. Hope you are having a great start to the week! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. It doesn't take too long as I just go back through my old photos! :)

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  14. That bag is definitely one to stand the test of time! You can't go wrong with black! I wouldn't be surprised if you said you wore it over 200 times
    (and yea, haha, had to share wedding look photos at some point! I'll be posting about everything this week!)
    www.closet-fashionista.com

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    1. I have been loving your wedding week posts! :)

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  15. This handbag goes with everything and I like the way it looks, seems to fit everything x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  16. Oh wow, you've absolutely got your wear out of this Balenciaga! You're totally right, this is truly a timeless and classic accessory to have in your collection :) Hope you've had a fabulous weekend babe!

    aglassofice.com x

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  17. wow You did amazing job matching this bag with 30 different outfits. Happy new week dear.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  18. Wow, this bag goes with everything! Such a great item to have!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  19. What a great post and what a great bag! When shopping, we often think to buy black bags and shoes because they go with everything, but when it comes time to style, sometimes we question if it actually goes, haha. This is a great post to show just how versatile they really are, as well as showcasing some really pretty color combinations! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! Yes, it really proves the practicality of a black bag! :)

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  20. I can't believe you were able to share 30 different outfits with that purse. It definitely shows how versatile it is. Have a beautiful week!

    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

    Say hello and let’s follow each other <3 | INSTAGRAM

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  21. 30 ways!! Wow. I bow down. Amazing. We all need a timeless bag in our wardrobes.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  22. It sounds like a great investment! It really is a classic bag that works with any outfit (like all the lovely outfits you shared in your post).

    Hope you have a great week.


    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. It was a great investement for me :)

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  23. Yes, this is also my opinion that this bag is absolutely timeless! What you show here is definitely the proof and it is so inspirational to see all your creative looks with this bag. Have further many fun with your wonderful bag!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! It really is such a classic! :)

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  24. That's awesome you cost per wear came down to a dollar.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. Oh I hope to one day - haven't got there yet!

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  25. That bag is really versatile <3

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  26. Wow, excellent cost per wear, Mica!

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  27. Such a gorgeous bag, definitely goes with everything <3
    Green Fashionista

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  28. Congrats on not buying anything in September and on using your bag over 100 times! That's so awesome!!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'm finding not shopping easier each time - maybe because I am focused on getting more wear from my wardrobe!

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  29. Hey Mica! What an awesome article you've written here! You've made this bag look awesome in every single outfit - who knew a bag could be so versatile!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    The Hidden Thimble - View our Latest Post

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  30. You know I am not big on handbags, but I like this one. It is indeed timeless and classic, something I tend to go for when I invest in accessories.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Thanks Anne. I think this is a great one to invest in, I agree it's classic! :)

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  31. I love handbags like this which i always carry at work.
    Great bag styling.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  32. It's a really beautiful bag. I'm sure you will get to 1000 wears and I bet it will still be in amazing condition too. Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma! I'm sure I will! :)

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  33. Happy October and congrats Mica! A handbag that you love and truly value can add a lot of versatility. I noticed how it transitioned you well from season to season in your life. Your lookbook is super cute.

    I pray you are having a wonderful week. We are headed to play tennis this morning while the weather feels like summer in autumn. Haha;)

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks Tiff! That sounds like a lovely day :)

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  34. Such a fun post! I love seeing you pregnant! Adorable little baby bump you had!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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    1. Thank you! I loved being able to look back on my pregnancy photos with the boys! :)

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  35. It's definitely a versatile handbag! I like the size and how you can choose to wear it on your shoulder or hold onto the handles. I'm sure you will get to 1000 wears sometime!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm sure I will! :)

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  36. I swear by cost per wear especially when it comes to investment pieces. This is such a classic and chic bag and it has definitely served you well for a long time.

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    1. Thanks Rowena! it is a good way to think of more expensive purchases!

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  37. When it comes to a beautiful investment bag, I'm not sure how important it is to try and get it down to a dollar per wear, but I do think it's commendable you are trying!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Yes I do think most of my bags are over that figure, but it's a good one to aim for! :)

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  38. This is definitely a very versatile bag! Love the studs on it because of its edgy vibe. All amazing looks here!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  39. I love your idea of getting something of your closet and doing these Series! How imaginative
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    Anastasia
    http://www.natbees.com/

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    1. Thanks! It is a fun way to enjoy what I already own more! :)

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  40. I have the same bag! I think I need to bring it out once again! Love the many different ways you have styled yours!
    Have a lovely day!

    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

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    1. Glad I could inpire you to get yours out again!

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  41. That Balenciaga bag is so gorgeous. It is modern, elegant, simple, unique and statement piece. I really like how you style it in all of your outfits.

    Blog - http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com
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  42. I honestly love that you have shown so many ways to wear that bag! I find that there are fashion bloggers out there who would never promote wearing an item more than once... Which I've personally never agreed with. I believe in always making the most out of your clothes and accessories, and you sure rock at that, love - you have styled this bag in so many different ways, and all so unique and gorgeous. Thank you for sharing! <3 xoxo

    Kay
    https://www.shoesandglitter.com

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    1. Thanks Kay! I love remixing and showing other ways to wear things, I'm definitley not a one wear and done kinda girl!

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  43. That is such a great bag--I love how it combines a classic shape and color with a bit of a funky style with the hardware. Clearly it's a staple in your wardrobe!

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    1. Yes, it really is such a staple! :)

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  44. Such a versatile bag indeed. Love the classic style.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  45. Definitely worth the investment. I think if there was only one bag I'd use for the rest of my days it would be this one. So classic! It's making me feel like putting it in my wardrobe... would have to sell my others to justify it, ha!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. haah yes, it's certainly a big outlay at first! :) I'm so glad I have it though!

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  46. I love every single outfit that you styled the bag with! Investing in a bag that can be worn with pretty much every outfit is a smart choice. The classic look of that bag will never go out of style too. I can't wait to see how else you style it in the future!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara! It's sure to get a lot more wear! :)

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  47. I have to admit I am jealous! I LOVE my Balenciagas and I don't wear them as much due to the suede, so I really need to make an effort now and wear them, you've inspired me, Mica! They go with so much!

    Hope you're well hun!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thanks Lorna! Glad I could give you some inspiration! :)

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  48. I completely agree that this handbag is timeless. How wonderful that you have worn it over 100 times. Your styling is excellent in each and every photo. I love how you wear this fabulous bag from season to season, and it still looks fresh .
    ❤️❤️❤️ Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle! I agree, such a classic bag for every season :)

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  49. Thanks all for your lovely comments - I'm always so happy to see people enjoy these posts! :)

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