Showing posts with label Balenciaga work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balenciaga work. Show all posts

Monday, 23 March 2020

3 Navy Tees And Bright Jeans Outfits With Balenciaga Bags: Weekday Wear Link Up

Trying to keep life as normal as possible, we still have the Weekday Wear Link up this week! I won't post again until Friday though, I'm skipping Wednesday's post.

Recently I took advantage of some of the cooler, slightly more autumn like weather in Brisbane to wear some of my colourful skinny jeans. Jeans are a mum staple and while I'm trying to stay away from the blue jeans rut I do love a bright pair of jeans to mix it up a little! Bright jeans are perfect for spring, or a little extra colour on a wet autumn day when you're on a training course which is when I wore these.

What I wore:

jacquard jacket with navy tank purple bag and magenta skinny jeans colourful autumn outfit | awayfromblue

balenciaga purple work bag with g21 silver hardware magenta skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | magenta skinny jeans outfit with navy tank jacquard jacket and purple Balenciaga work bag
Jacket: Jeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo (c/o)
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate Jeans in magenta (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

When I saw these magenta jeans I knew I'd be wearing them with all the blue in my wardrobe! I have a magenta bag I love so it was a no brainier when I saw these jeans on eBay. Already a bargain price, I ended up getting them for free. I tried to sum up the very long story in my shopping haul post.

Although the magenta jeans are pretty bright the neutral cream and metallic jacquard jacket balanced them out nicely I thought, and so I added more colour with other accessories. I really like pink and purple and blue together so this big purple Balenciaga work bag was an obvious choice, and I added the turquoise beaded statement necklace for something a little different.

This necklace has had a bit of a history, with it falling apart when my son grabbed onto it at dinner one day. I've repaired it and it was hanging together okay, but when trying to grab my umbrella out my bag and unwrap it the hook got caught on the necklace and there was no coming back from that! It was $3 at the opshop and I did get 4 wears from it so not too bad, but still disappointing!


Last worn: jacquard blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, navy tank, purple Balenciaga work bag, silver ballet flats. It's the first time I've worn the jeans on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearjacquard blazer and little black dress, navy tank and shorts, purple Balenciaga work bag worn 30 ways, silver ballet flats and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, navy tank in second trimestersilver ballet flats in third trimester.





What I wore:

black blazer and shoes with burgundy jeans and navy tee outfit teal balenciaga first bag | away from blue

Roie Designs bracelet stack with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Jeans:  Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Another classic go to of mine - red and blue! I thought this navy tee was a good choice with these burgundy jeans. I bought these jeans back at the start of the year when Jeanswest was possibly closing down and I had to get myself a pair of their perfectly fitting jeans, in case it was my last pair! Thankfully the chain is staying around, although they have closed a lot of stores. I was pleased to give these jeans another wear with the cooler weather.

Again I added a bright Balenciaga bag for a little extra colour. With the black blazer and ballet flats I thought the turquoise Balenciaga first bag was a fun pop of colour, and it works so well with the navy and burgundy.


Last worn: Zara blazer, navy statement necklace, navy marle tee, burgundy skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag.

Other ways to wearZara blazer and skirt, navy marle tee over a maxi dress, burgundy skinny jeans and kimono, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga blue India first bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyZara blazer in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.








What I wore:

basic navy tee with bright green skinny jeans outfit boucle blazer and Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
Tee: Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Blue and green is a combination I've only recently been trying, as I've slowly been adding green to my wardrobe over the past few years. These thrifted green jeans are getting a lot more wear than I expected, this is their 18th wear and I've only owned them 19th months. Since I don't wear jeans over summer that's a pretty good repeat rate!

Again I dressed up the casual jeans and tee outfit a bit with a statement necklace (this crystal one always gets compliments) and a boucle blazer. I thought the silver ballet flats worked well with the crystal in the necklace and the silver hardware on the Balenciaga day bag.


Last worn: boucle blazer, crystal statement necklace, navy tee, green skinny jeans, silver ballet flats (above), Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearboucle blazer and pencil skirt, navy tee and printed shorts, green skinny jeans layered up with scarf and cardigan, silver ballet flats and printed jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle blazer in second trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Bright Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a staple that can easily be dressed up with a blazer. Instead of sticking with classic blue denim, you can try a bright pair of jeans to add even more interest and bring more colour to your day.




Weekday Wear Linkup #63


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Monday, 10 February 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Turquoise Tanks With Purple Balenciaga Work Bag and Grey Pencil Skirts

Two incredibly similar outfits to share for today's Weekday Wear Link up! I love a good outfit formula and it's nice to follow the same basic structure for an outfit but change a few details. This time around I stuck with exactly the same formula instead of changing things up - turquoise tanks, grey skirts and my purple Balenciaga work bag. While I did pick different shoes and necklaces, the resulting outfits this time around are very similar, and I loved them both.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue with Atmos&Here jersey pencil skirt purple Balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue 

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest vickie turquoise tank with grey jersey pencil skirt summer office outfit purple balenciaga work bag
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
TankJeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Another wearing of this new Jeanswest turquoise tank. I've worn it with jeans before for a kid's party but it works so well dressed up for the office with a pencil skirt. I picked this tank to wear as it's a longer tunic length, and I needed the extra length (and butt coverage!) for when I swapped my pencil skirt for leggings for my physio session. (After injuring my knee after Christmas I'm looking at regular physio sessions for a long time).

The viscose fabric of this tank creases like crazy, and it didn't look so good after a day of sitting at my desk, but I did like how it dressed up the jersey pencil skirt a little, especially as it was too hot to wear a blazer with this so I just wore a cardigan on top around the office.

I went matchy-matchy again with the accessories, silver shoes and silver necklace which matched the grey pencil skirt nicely, as well as the silver hardware on the purple Balenciaga work bag.


Last worn: turquoise tank, silver multi strand necklace, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag

Other ways to wearturquoise tank with jeansgrey jersey pencil skirt worn two ways, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag and tee dress

Perfect for pregnancy: grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Purple Work











What I wore:

turquoise tank and pencil skirt outfit accessorised with big purple bag | away from the blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag worn on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | purple Balenciaga work bag turquoise tank grey pencil skirt
Necklace: old black multi strand ball necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, I repeated it again with a different turquoise tank. This time around the grey pencil skirt was a more formal material and the tank was more casual. I did consider a blazer for this but it wasn't a meeting heavy day so knew the cardigan at my desk would be fine.

Matchy-matchy with the accessories again, with the black Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and another multi chain necklace, a black one this time. This is an oldie I found when setting up my new wardrobe, but it really annoyed me when I wore it this time so it's been donated. Kept wearing the purple Balenciaga work bag as it looks so good with turquoise.


Last worn: turquoise tank, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag (above)

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt and cardigan, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga purple work bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.



Turquoise Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Turquoise and purple is a fun and colourful combo. You can balance out the bright pairing with neutral pieces like these grey pencil skirts, and you can tone it down more by adding a neutral cardigan or blazer on top.






Weekday Wear Linkup #57


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Monday, 23 December 2019

Two Ways To Wear A Black Pencil Skirt: Weekday Wear Linkup

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two different ways to wear a black pencil skirt - for the office and for mum life.

This linkup post will be up a little longer than normal as I won't have my usual post on Wednesday as it will be Christmas day. I'll be back posting as usual on the 27th December with some boxing day sales.

What I wore:

metallic tank statement necklace tweed blazer black pencil skirt in the office with purple bag way to wear | awayfromblue

office outfit with Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer office outfit with metallic tank and boucle blazer purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I was a little annoyed with this outfit! I love the metallic tank for a subtle bit of shimmer and the tweed blazer dresses it up nicely and covers my shoulders for the office. The beaded statement necklace was a bit of matchy-matchy with the silver, white and turquoise beads. It got broken and hastily repaired out at dinner one night so it's now a strictly worn without the kids piece. But it went and broke on me while I was in a meeting. A virtual meeting at my desk thankfully but I was still a bit frustrated!

Even with the turquoise in the necklace I thought this outfit needed a little more colour so went with the purple Balenciaga work bag, and added even more interest with the leopard print flats. I did really like this outfit until the necklace annoyed me!


Last worn: tweed blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, metallic tank, black pencil skirt, leopard print flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to weartweed blazer and printed tank, metallic tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt in winter, leopard print flats and skater dress, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancytweed blazer in second trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester.



Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags:







What I wore:

pencil skirt for night out outfit with navy printed kimono little red rebecca minkoff micro avery tote bag | away from blue

navy kimono with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue | navy printed kimono for night out over metallic tank black pencil skirt red micro avery tote bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes:  Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Rushed out of the office early to get home and changed before heading out with family for an important event. Decided to keep the outfit base the same, with the same metallic tank and black pencil skirt, but swapped the ballet flats for these studded sandals, and the blazer for a more casual kimono. It's not the first time I've worn this kimono with a pencil skirt, I enjoyed it last time I wore that combination too.

Swapped the accessories out for a more kid-friendly necklace, and a cute little red bag to add some extra colour to my outfit.

Simple and quick outfit for a night out with family, followed by dinner at our place before putting two very tired kids to bed very late!


Last worn: navy printed kimono, blue beaded necklace, metallic silver tank (above), black pencil skirt (above), studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and skinny jeans, metallic silver tank and maxi skirt, black pencil skirt over a dress, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and teal dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono at 39 weeks, black pencil skirt in first trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.



Black Pencil Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple, and it's easy to layer it up with a blazer to fit a formal work environment. You can dress it down by changing the outerwear again - pick something more casual like a kimono for an easy outfit that's suitable for a hot summer night.



Weekday Wear Linkup #50


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Monday, 18 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm showing you two ways to wear a simple grey skater dress, taking it from work to a night out by changing the accessories.

This neutral grey dress is a great staple in my wardrobe and really should be worn more! I packed it for our Europe trip and it reminded me I should get it out more often.

What I wore:

monochrome office outfit grey skater dress boucle jacket leopard print flats and purple balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey skater dress in office boucle jacket monochrome outfit with purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes:  Walnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Was feeling a bit uninspired with what to wear, knowing I had a busy day at work and then a night out in the evening. A dress is an easy outfit staple so I went with that, and this grey one is extremely comfortable. Kept it monochrome for a day in the office, wearing it with my black boucle jacket to dress up the casual tee fabric a little, the sparkly statement necklace worked well to do that too.

The big purple Balenciaga work bag adds a pop of colour. I find it so hard to do monochrome looks, I always sneak some colour in somewhere! I'm thrilled I got to wear the shoes again too, it's been a while since the last wearing and I've tried to wear them recently but the rainy forecast always made me change my mind, they were definitely overdue a wear and I'm pleased the weather cooperated this time!

And yes, I held the Balenciaga work bag backwards in every pic...obviously not properly awake that morning!


Last worn: boucle jacket, statement necklace, grey skater dress, leopard print flats, purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and pencil skirt, grey skater dress at Disney, leopard print flats and stripesBalenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.


How I Clean My Handbags: Removing Colour Transfer







What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with gray skater dress dinner mum night out outfit with circle straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green floral duster with a skater dress and ankle boots straw circle crossbody bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

After the busy day at work I came home and quickly got changed to head out to dinner with some mum friends. I swapped the boucle blazer for this green floral duster. I love the bold burst of colour it adds to the neutral grey and I like the skater dress and duster combo - I've worn this skater dress with another duster before too.

The navy necklace and tassel earrings added more colour to the dress, and the tan boots are a neutral classic. It was a cooler spring evening and I was grateful I'd picked ankle boots to wear on the way home from the restaurant, kept me a little cosier. I didn't need to bring much as it was a kid-free dinner so wore my Amerii round straw cross body bag. Simple little outfit changes that had me ready and out the door quick enough to be on time for dinner, after giving the boys plenty of hugs!

I got ready so quickly I forgot to put on the bracelets I'd set aside, but I think the navy necklace and earrings were enough extra colour with the green kimono.


Last wornfloral duster, navy tassel earrings, navy long necklace, grey skater dress (above), tan ankle boots, Amerii circle straw bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster and jeans, grey skater dress in winter, tan ankle boots and sheath dress, Amerii circle straw bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.



Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A comfortable skater dress in a neutral shade like this grey one is so easy to dress up or down. Try sticking to monochrome colours in the office with a classic blazer to dress it up a little, or make it more casual and colourful like I have in the second outfit with a bright duster and statement accessories.



Weekday Wear Linkup #45


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Note: I wore these outfits a couple of weeks ago, before the bushfires across Australia. For today, we are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends. For ways to help those not as fortunate, see here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/bushfire-donations-heres-how-you-can-help/11696418

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Printed Dresses and Balenciaga Bags In The Office

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup, I'm sharing two blue printed dresses I wore to the office recently with some silver giant hardware Balenciaga bags.


What I wore:

grey jersey blazer with Shein navy flower print flowy swing dress  for spring office outfit Balenciaga part time | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH with navy floral dress | awayfromblue


awayfromblue Instagram | Shein navy flower print flowy dress with jersey blazer black accessories balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace (new purchase)
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

This floral swing dress is such a great piece to wear on a hot day, but this is the first time I've worn it to the office. With the longer 3/4 lengths sleeves and the long knee length hem, I think it's a good option for a business casual office like mine. The swing style makes it a little more casual so I added a blazer on top to make it a bit more professional. Kept the accessories simple too with the black ballet flats and the black Balenciaga part time bag.

The floral crystal necklace is one I picked up in my opshop haul as a possible accessory to wear to a glitter themed fashion show. I ended up wearing a thrifted glitter tank instead and so have just being waiting for an opportunity to wear this necklace. Delicate crystals seem a bit over the top for the playground and pointy edges aren't the best around the boys. The office was the perfect place to wear it and it goes with the floral print on the dress nicely I thought.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, floral swing dress, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag. First time I've worn the necklace as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and pencil skirtfloral swing dress and denim jacket, black ballet flats and maxi skirt, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester


My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

french connection blue Paisley print sheath dress with purple balenciaga work bag | away from blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag with paisley print dress | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | spring office outfit paisley print sheath dress purple bag balenciaga work
Necklace: thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Unlike the swing dress above, this paisley print sheath dress is a frequently seen piece in the office. It's a go-to for me and a wardrobe oldie.See the first time I shared it on the blog back in 2012!

I'd actually planned another outfit to wear on this day, but the heatwave temperatures made me change my mind and so I wore this simple sheath dress instead.  It was a foggy start to the morning as you can see behind me, but warmed up to a super hot spring day. Accessorised with another thrifted necklace, this big gunmetal one was another option I bought at the opshop for the event I didn't end up using, but it also looks great worn to the office.

The purple Balenciaga work bag is often worn with this dress, I like blue and purple together!


Last worn: paisley print sheath dress, statement silver necklace, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to wearpaisley print sheath dress with pink, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancypaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed dress is a great option when you're feeling uninspired and you can wear one in your favourite colour for a bit of a boost. Blue is my favourite colour! If you're worried your dress is a little too casual for the office, just add a blazer.




Weekday Wear Linkup #43


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!




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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

30 Ways To Wear: Purple Balenciaga Work Bag

Returning to the 30 wears series! I skipped it last month as I wasn't organised enough to plan it in advance with our Europe trip! In this usually monthly series, I pick a piece from my wardrobe I've worn over 30 times and go back through my blog archives to show you some of the ways I've worn it. There are a lot of different clothing choices and colour choices when you're wearing a purple bag.


30 Ways To Wear Purple Balenciaga Work Bag

30 ways to wear purple Balenciaga Work Bag | away from the blue blog


Cost Per Wear

I bought this bag at the end of my 6 month no shop challenge (that turned into an 7 months noshop in the end). While it was a bag from my bestie's wardrobe she no longer wanted, and so massively reduced off the retail price, it's still a Balenciaga so was a big splurge at $1,200. After 37 wears I'm still nowhere near the $1 a wear figure most people aim for. But as this bag is something I expect to be treasuring and loving for decades to come I'm sure I'll be reducing the cost per wear down nearer that figure over time!


30 Ways To Wear Purple Balenciaga Work Bag: Video Style



Balenciaga Purple Work Bag With Black and White


outfit ideas with purple balenciaga work bag : black and white style ideas | awayfromblue

The simplest of all the ways to wear a bright bag - pick a neutral outfit and then use the bright bag as a pop of colour. I love how much the purple Balenciaga work bag stands out against black and white, it's such a fun way to accessorise.


Balenciaga Work Bag With Pencil Skirts


5 ways to wear a purple Balenciaga work bag in the office | awayfromtheblue

My work bag goes to work with me a lot! The big oversized Balenciaga work bag is perfect if you need to carry a lot of things to the office, and as you can see in these pics it works so well with a pencil skirt. Just add a blazer for extra formality if you're worried a big purple bag is a big too casual for your workplace.


Purple Balenciaga Work Bag with Blue


4 outfit ideas blue and purple combination with balenciaga work bag | awayfromtheblue

There are a lot of different colour combinations you can try with a purple bag! I like wearing blue and purple together, so it's nice to wear a blue outfit and add a touch of colour with the purple bag. From deep navy to lighter and brighter blues, this raising purple Balenciaga work bag is great with so many different shades.


Balenciaga Work Bag With More Purple


5 ways to wear a purple balenciaga work bag with other purple pieces in your outfit | away from blue

If you have followed along with my blog for a while, you will know I like a little bit of matchy-matchy! If I'm wearing a bold bag like this purple Balenciaga bag, I like to match it with a little bit of purple in my outfit. From the print of a dress, a big blanket scarf, a purple cami or tee, or even a subtle match with a purple necklace, it's a good way to make your outfit look more cohesive. And as you can see, the shades don't need to match exactly!


Purple Balenciaga Work Bag with Pink


3 different ways to wear pink and purple with Balenciaga purple work bag | away from the blue blog

Another colour combo I love is purple and pink! These three outfits showcase beautifully how the purple Balenciaga work bag goes so nicely with pink - no matter the shade! I really like it with the pastel pink pencil skirt, but the hot pink necklace and pink printed tank are great combinations too.


Balenciaga Work Bag with Pink and Blue


colourful outfit ideas with Balenciaga raisin work bag pink purple and blue | awayfromblue

These outfits put the points above together! While it's nice to add two colours to an outfit, I've grouped my favourite colour combos above to create pink, blue and purple outfits of 3 colours. Again with different shades and different levels of colour - with the big blush blazer and blue printed dress, to more subtle with the pink fern print on the black dress and cobalt scarf and purple bag. Nice and colourful - even in the middle of winter!


Purple Balenciaga Work Bag With Prints


4 ways to wear a purple Balenciaga work bag with printed outfits | away from the blue

A plain, block colour bag is an easy outfit option with a print. You don't need to worry about the prints clashing, you can pick a bold bright bag to compliment any print you're wearing (although as you can see I'm partial to wearing it with a blue print!).




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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 30+ 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.


Linking up with Oh Hey Girl, Thursday Moda, Chic And Stylish, Top Of The World, Trendy Thursday, Fancy Friday, Lizzie In Lace, Friday Faves.



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