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Nicole Parise with the red square tote bag from Balenciaga, and a Suncoo blouse

The Red Bag

The Red Bag

Nicole Parise with the red square tote bag from Balenciaga, and a Suncoo blouse

My Weakness

Everyone has that bag color that they simply can not resist, and for many, it is a classic black handbag. However, my personal weakness is red leather bags. I have to resist buying every cherry and burgundy specimen that I encounter, or convince myself that black ones are more practical as an investment item. But more recently I have dismissed these thoughts, and I am fully committed to my growing collection of red bags!

This square bag from Balenciaga is surely not on many people’s lust lists, but I fell in love the moment I saw it. Everything from the bright hue to the gold details drew me in, and I knew that if there was only one designer bag I bought this year, it had to be this one.

Nicole Parise with the red square tote bag from Balenciaga, and & Other Stories jeans
Nicole Parise wearing & Other Stories jeans, a suncoo blouse, and the red square tote from Balenciaga
Nicole Parise with the square red tote bag from Balenciaga and a Suncoo blouse

Whether you associate red with lust and sensuality or with fire and anger, it is no doubt a strong color.I love the self-assuredness that I feel when I dawn something in this hue and know that I will be that extra bit more confident. Without any hesitation, among all the extravagant color combinations and patterns that Balenciaga has released in this interesting collection of bags, the red one had to be mine.

What is your color vice? Let me know in the comments!



Shop This Look

Top : Suncoo     Jeans : & Other Stories     Shoes : Zara    Bag : Balenciaga

Lipstick : Ofra “Pasadena” 

Nicole Parise with the red square tote from Balenciaga, and a blouse from Suncoo


  • July 31, 2017

    That Bag is so dreamy, im lusting after it so mUch now. It reminds me of the Gucci soho bag but in a nicer size, love the bag and the pOst! Xx


  • August 1, 2017

    such a cute bag and i love your jeans and shoes!

  • August 1, 2017

    Much like you I also have a thing for the color red, specially in accessories!


  • August 1, 2017

    Love this look! The bag goes perfectly with the top!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • August 1, 2017

    That bag is so cute! The color goes so well with your outfit.

  • August 2, 2017

    Hi Nicole, Lovely bag and lovely post. So glad you are back. Have a lovely day xoxo Cris