Long layers // Linen duster cardigan + Céline Belt bag

The Céline Belt bag is one of the most underrated styles in the designer purse world. Extra Petite shares this minimalist, sharp, and lightweight bag.

Céline micro Belt bag borrowed from Trendlee, Halogen long cardigan in linen blend xxs petite, Express jeans 00 short, Talbots belt w/ extra holes punched, Joie pumps (also worn here), Aritzia cami

CELINE BELT BAG

In the world of designer handbags, Chanel was my first love and will always be timeless. However, I have to admit, the Céline corner of my collection has been getting the most wear over recent years! Their classic box bag or luggage tote up the chic factor of any outfit, and if I had to pick another favorite, it’d be the belt bag which I first reviewed here. This latter bag in my opinion is one of the most underrated styles in the designer purse world – the design is minimalist and sharp, it’s fairly lightweight for Céline, and the style is convertible and functional (can be worn on the shoulder, cross-body, or hand-held as shown below). Yet somehow, I almost never see anyone around town toting this style!

The Céline Belt bag is one of the most underrated styles in the designer purse world. Extra Petite shares this minimalist, sharp, and lightweight bag.
For today’s partnership with Trendlee, I borrowed this gorgeous pre-owned Céline belt bag in the “micro” size from their inventory to feature. It’s in pristine condition and petite-proportioned, in an elegant combination of neutral pebbled leather with light gold hardware. If I didn’t already have a few bags in this same color of textured leather, I would’ve definitely bought this beauty at the pre-owned price.

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The Céline Belt bag is one of the most underrated styles in the designer purse world. Extra Petite shares this minimalist, sharp, and lightweight bag.
If you’re looking for a different style or brand, Trendlee has a big selection of pre-owned designer bags, with new arrivals every week. See my older posts featuring a red Prada bag or a Saint Laurent satchel from their collections. I like that they provide large and clear photos of the actual item for sale, detailed info on condition, and a third-party authentication certificate for each handbag. Since size can be hard to gauge when shopping online, they include measurements as well as a size reference photo of each bag standing next to a shoe (which I find to be quite helpful!). I’ve curated some of my favorite classic styles on this page – you can use the code EXTRAPETITE17 for 5% off your purchase through October 20th (UPDATE: this has been increased to 10% off from 9/21 – 9/25 only!) . Happy shopping, and let me know if you end up checking anything off your bag wishlist!

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Thank you to Trendlee for partnering on this post.

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40 Comments

  1. Lianne E Beerman wrote:

    Hi-is this the light taupe belt bag? Thanks

    Posted 10.12.17 Reply
  2. The bag is honestly so chic, and reminds me of the Senreve ones! In case you aren’t familiar, Senreve is a designer handbag company which brings a fashionable edge to a professional lifestyle! It was founded by a woman who graduated from my school, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and the other went to MIT! Also, I like how the gray denim gives you a sleek, elongated look! Looking forward to more posts 🙂

    Posted 9.24.17 Reply
  3. Carmen Leung wrote:

    Love the outfit! Where is the white top from and what do you wear underneath so your undergarment don’t show? I always have a hard time wearing anything white. What’s your secret?

    Thanks!
    Carmen

    Posted 9.24.17 Reply
  4. Very stylish outfit as always. Funny how you mention most of your outfit in the title, missing out what I adore most: the shoes. Aren’t they just great? I love the colour and above all the playful touch. Love, Lieske

    Posted 9.23.17 Reply
  5. Vee wrote:

    Have you tried Reformation yet? Would love to hear your thoughts!

    Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  6. Kristjaana wrote:

    Such a gorgeous fall outfit! I’ve had my eye on this Celine belt bag for a while now too, it looks so pretty <3

    x Kristjaana
    http://www.kristjaana.com

    Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  7. Steph wrote:

    Your blouse is so cute! Love the button details. Also love the belt. Where are they from?

    Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  8. Love your look! Long layers are so flattering on petites! Really does the job elongating!

    https://sincerelyophelia.com

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  9. Cindy wrote:

    I am also wondering where I might find your necklaces. Just about to order the sweater in tan. Love the look….love your style. Thank you.

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Cindy – thank you! I hope you love the sweater! It’s a little pricier than what I was hoping for for a linen cardigan, but it fits nicely and surprisingly elevates basic outfits like this one. The necklaces are from Baublebar – you can find them both linked in this post along with more pics: http://www.extrapetite.com/2016/10/wide-leg-pants-petite.html

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  10. Liz wrote:

    Obsessed with that bag! And the duster is perfect! <3 Definitely copying this entire outfit.

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  11. barbara wrote:

    Cardigan color pink smoke or Tan? thx

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Barbara – it’s the tan cobblestone : )

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  12. Amy wrote:

    Jean,

    Can you please share where I can get the delicate necklace combo you’re wearing here? I just love them! Thank you – great post, love all the neutrals!

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  13. Beautiful outfit and bag!

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  14. Deasy wrote:

    Love the outfit and the soft tone palette. That Celine bag looks beautiful and streamlined.

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    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Luv the style ,very comfortable to go out for during the day or evening to meet up with friends

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  16. I like the handbag, very classic and elegant and I believe a lot of things can fit in.

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  17. Such a lovely outfit!

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  18. Marjorie wrote:

    Love neutral colors and they look amazing on you dear!
    xx

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    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  19. Elizabeth wrote:

    This bag is super cute! <3 🙂 I love it so much! The shape and structure of it definitely sets it apart from other Celine bags! And I love the outfit that you're wearing!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  20. Aubrey wrote:

    Hi Jean – can you recommend a good spray to protect your designer bags from scratches and water? I had previously bought one from Nordstrom but when I tested it on a navy givenchy bag it left somewhat of a mark (tested bottom of bag); not too noticeable but it’s there.

    Posted 9.21.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Aubrey! I think the one that I use is the one you already have … is it the Cadillac brand leather and suede protectant spray? I’m sorry to hear it might’ve left a mark! Unfortunately I can’t be of more help since that’s the only one I’ve recommended.

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  21. Adriana wrote:

    Love your style! 🙂 You’re so stylish. I love how you style both high end and affordable clothing! You’re amazing.

    I would love to see how you style riding boots using both pants and dresses. I read a previous blog you had with the Aquatalina riding boots & you inspired me to purchase them. I just adore them. However, I would like suggestions on how to style them in different ways. Would love to see your recommendations. 🙂

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Adriana! Aquatalia boots are amazing … which style and color did you get? Was it the pair from the Nsale?

      I don’t usually wear mine with pants except when commuting in the winter, since it looks a little too equestrian on me that way. I do love mine with skinny jeans or with black tights and and dresses, though. I’ll keep your request in mind for posts later this fall /winter!

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  22. I love bag,Celine is one of my favorite brands

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  23. Archana wrote:

    Love your blog! This outfit is put together so well.
    I subscribed to your newsletter a tad too late. I was wondering where you bought the black jumpsuit featured in your Instagram stories the other day. I’ve been on the lookout for something similar. Could you pls. let me know? Thanks.

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Forwarded you the email and will post more photos of it this week. I hope you’ll like it!

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  24. Keri wrote:

    I’ve been wanting longline cardigan like this! I feel like it’s so easy to pair with different outfits

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  25. nash wrote:

    Your styling is ON POINT 💞 Love the way all the pieces look good together.

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    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  26. Elle Benet wrote:

    Love this look! So fresh and elegant! – Elle ♡ http://ellebenet.com

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  27. I absolutely love the neutral colours, they all go together so well! That duster looks beautiful too!

    I hope you’ve had a lovely Wednesday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  28. Tokyobaby wrote:

    Stunning outfit. Could you please specify what is the color of the cardigan ? Is it the pink smoke or Tan? Thank you

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! It’s the tan cobblestone : )

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  29. Ashley wrote:

    Lovely & cozy, love the color scheme of the photos

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  30. Ann wrote:

    Hi Jean! Can you recommend a comfy tunic length sweater to wear with leggings for at home or running kids to activities? I am the same measurements as you. Just want it to cover my rear and be appropriate for running about…Thanks for any suggestions!

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Ann – I don’t know of any off the top of my head that are currently available, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled for good tunics this season!

      Posted 9.21.17 Reply
  31. Jandrew wrote:

    I always promote high quality bags as a cornerstone of a great wardrobe . If you care for your bags well they will last until you tire of them! Then a gently used bag be sold and help you to purchase your next bag !! Again you look great in this post , nice tone to your clothes and photos !
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  32. The bag is soooo cute, I love how you matched it with your outfit too! Just wish I could afford designer handbags, haha!

    Charmaine Ng | http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply

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