New bag addition + How to wrap a scarf on a purse

cafune stance bag sand dune review petite
Bershka blazer xs petite (my review; if you’re taller, this Theory blazer is gorgeous in a similar color but long on me), AT blouse xxsP and pumps 5, similar Madewell jeans, Cafuné bag c/o

I’ve been building out my silky scarf collection as a way to add print and pops of color to my mostly neutral, solid wardrobe. If you’re worried about looking like a flight attendant with one of these around your neck, an alternative easy use is to dress up a purse handle! The scarf can protect delicate leather handles from your natural skin oils and lotions, and also change up the look of the bag to coordinate with different outfits.

how to tie twilly hermes kelly 28 cafune stance bag

Top: Hermes Kelly bag (shop preowned) + Twilly scarf
Middle: Cafuné bag c/o + scarf (never heard of this shop before, but I bought + like the scarf!)
Bottom: Longchamp bag + $14 silk scarf

This is common with Twilly scarves in the Hermes community, but I love how it looks with scarves and bags of all brands. If you have a warm weather trip coming up, I find it especially cute on a straw or woven bag.

If the bag has double handles like my Longchamp tote below, you can tie it on just one handle or use two scarves for both. This navy silk scarf was vibrant and good quality and for the price, and affordable enough if you need to buy two of the same (also love how the colorful Longchamp bag looks in the reviewer photo!)!

cafune stance bag  review petite sand dune

This Stance bag from the minimal Hong Kong label Cafuné was a recent gift, and my first impression was that it is really beautiful and well made. It feels like a less formal, modern and lighter weight version of my Kelly bag with the similar top handle satchel shape I love. I haven’t had the chance to use my Cafuné bag much yet, but if there’s any interest I’m happy to do a review after I take it out more.

Jumping back to scarf styling – there’s many different scarf wrapping methods, but this is how I usually do it to end up with 2 tail ends that are the same length. You can also check my how-to video on IG!

how to tie a scarf on a bag handle step by step tutorial
  1. Fold the scarf in half to find the midpoint
  2. Hold the midpoint of the scarf up to the middle of the purse handle
  3. Begin wrapping in one direction
  4. Tie a knot at the base of the handle
  5. + 6. Repeat on the other side
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  1. Mimi wrote:

    I’m quite petite as well and always struggle with larger bags. Since the Cafune bag is structured, do you find that the bag only works with more formal attire and less with spring floral dresses?

    Posted 5.6.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Mimi, yes I do find that! I don’t usually wear structured medium size bags with my dresses and more casual outfits. But Cafune has a mini Stance wallet size that could be better suited for that!

      Posted 5.8.23 Reply
  2. Natalie wrote:

    This bag is EVERYTHING!!! Definitely going on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 3.4.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks Natalie, so glad you hear that you love it too!

      Posted 3.9.23 Reply
  3. Ruzanna Haji Buntar wrote:

    Please review the cafune handbag. Thinking of getting it to use for work

    Posted 3.3.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Ruzanna, it’s on my list to share a more detailed review of the bag down the road but in the meantime I’ve shared some of my initial thoughts on a below comment!

      Posted 3.3.23 Reply
  4. Mia wrote:

    I love this post!

    The blazer in this outfit is so good. It made me think – I’d love a post where you talk about your favorite/essential blazers. Love the blog!

    Posted 2.27.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Mia! I’d say my essential blazers are J.Crew Regent for a tailored one for work, and I have several blazers I like from Express but sadly they no longer make petites. I personally like more relaxed / boyfriend fit for wearing with jeans and have loved this Bershka one and hoping I can find something higher quality with the same cut.

      Posted 3.3.23 Reply
  5. Dorothy wrote:

    So simple & unique. To think my mother had over 100 scarves & I think I only kept 30. Hoping I can find them after the move & I hope when my sister took them to the dump plus vintage suits that someone was behind them & took them! Sad there was no media when mommy had house emptied. The jewelry , the shoes, all vintage from her grandmother. Oh well thankfully I cared & still have some unusual purses & hats. A clutch all made from sterling . Those were the days. Wish more people went back to the quality with basics

    Posted 2.27.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So special that you still have a handful of her scarves! It’s always fun to see vintage pieces as they really do add unique touch to an outfit and all the more special when they’re pieces that have been handed down

      Posted 3.3.23 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    I’d love to hear your thoughts about the Cafune bag. Thanks!

    Posted 2.26.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I’ll share more in the future but my initial thoughts so far are that it’s really nice quality, lightweight since its fabric lined instead of leather lined, easy to open / close, and a design I don’t see often at least here in the US!

      Posted 3.3.23 Reply

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