Céline For The Soul

Ask me what my most prized possession is and I’d say my Céline Micro Luggage Handbag in Black Drummed Calfskin. Ever since I became spellbound by the world of expensive goods and designer name brands, I knew I needed to get my hands on one of those bad boys.


Because of my tiny frame, I always had my sights set on the Micro because the Mini looked too big on my arm. I also needed (yes, needed) the handbag in all black. My entire wardrobe is basically all black and I had never owned a black bag.. Weird, I know.  Now, this bag, in that color, is incredibly hard to find. I saw it once in Las Vegas but let’s be real, I was losing money left and right there and purchasing a Céline bag at that moment would have put the “sin” in Sin City. At a whopping price of $2,900.00, it just wasn’t in the cards for me. (Hold the judgment, please)

In the meantime, the mecca of malls on Long Island, Roosevelt Field, was building a brand new addition: Neiman Marcus. Neiman Marcus is hands down one of my favorite major department stores so, naturally, I’m on their email chain. I received an email shortly after their grand opening that read, “Céline Shop is Now Open”.. *Jaw drop* .. This may have been one of the most exciting emails I’ve ever received. I decided to take a ride and check it out the following weekend. I walked into the Céline shop and it smelt like fresh paint and pristine leather. I thought I was in heaven. I looked around a bit and the sales associated asked if I wanted to see any of the bags. I said, “no, thank you because I have my heart set on one and I don’t see it on display.” She asked me which style and color I was looking for and before she could even finish speaking, I said the Micro Luggage Handbag in Black Drummed Calfskin. It came right off my tongue so quick, it was like I had it rehearsed… or had been dreaming about that specific bag since my teens (guilty!). The sales associate said “I have one in the back” .. *Jaw drop* .. She came out with the bag and it was game over for me. It was fate: the bag that’s almost impossible to find was sitting right there in front of me.. I swear the bag was whispering to me, “buy me, buy me!” The sales associate even said, “this bag will be gone by the end of the day if you don’t snatch it up or at least put it on hold.” I decided to put it on hold for 24 hours to “think about it” .. But honestly, was there ever any thinking? I went back the next day and bought it. I may have signed my name with my eyes closed and threw up in my mouth a little but I bought it. My first Céline bag.. $2,900.00 poorer.. Yet the happiest girl ever.

I feel like every girl should own a Céline bag.. They’re timeless classics that will never go out of style and they come in many different sizes, materials, and colors. This bag holds all of my daily necessities and it’s structure doesn’t ever droop or deform. This bag dresses up any outfit, is appropriate for any occasion, and draws a lot of attention. Girls staaaare at this bag. Honestly.. I could walk out the front door in sweatpants and a tee and still look classy and put together if I have my Céline bag on my arm. It has become a staple in my wardrobe.


Shoes: Louis Vuitton | Coat: Burberry Brit

Thank you Phoebe Philo.. You’re a genius!

xo, Carly



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