One of the perks of growing up and getting a job is the budget you get with it. While most of it usually goes to domestic stuff (we're still renovating our future home), bills and food, you also get to treat yourself once in a while. With getting older I'd rather invest in a timeless piece, than by 20 trend items from a high street brand. Even if buying high street I always think about if I still would wear something post hype or not.
Sometimes life throws you a nice offer you can't refuse. After getting my first designer bag from Karl Lagerfeld just a few months ago, a second one followed quickly. I'm now the proud owner of a Balenciaga bag! No, I'm still not at the point of paying around 1000 euros for a bag, we still have second hand for a reason. So I just ended up buying a mint condition Balenciaga for a crazy price, SCORE!
I love the fact that it's a rather 'rare' model. 'Motorcycle' and 'City' are the better known models, mine is a more minimal, but still cool, 'Papier A4'. After having a black bag, I wanted something different, but still timeless. So my 'Papier' is dark blue. I love how versatile it is! It can perfectly be worn with a more alternative outfit or a classy one. Big winner in my book, as I change styles several times a week!
The only minus to it so far, is the 'no zipper' part. I guess people who can afford this bag aren't suppose to use public transportation, but as it is spacious and I usually carry way too much stuff with me, the thieves will have a hard time finding my wallet there anyhow.
What can I say, I'm happy with my first Balenciaga and who knows what the future will bring?
The first outfit featuring it is a casual (lazy) weekend outfit. Running errands is so much nicer when you have this companion, I tell you! And I love Spring blossoms, end rant.
Wearing: H&M sweater and rings, Asos jeans, c/o Nike Airmax sneakers, Balenciaga Papier bag, Zara sunnies.