Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Work Bag - What To Look For.

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Whether you are a student or working in an office job, chances are you need a work bag. I personally have been through many different bags since being a student and working in internships. I always thought I'd finally found the perfect bag but after using it for some time it became clear that I would have to keep looking. So today I want to talk you through what I personally feel like you should consider when buying a bag for your work. 

1. What do I need it for?
Just because most of us have a work bag, it doesn't mean we all have the same requirements. So before going out to buy your new bag, you should consider what requirements your new bag has to meet. And yes... size matters. So what do you actually need to fit into your bag? Is it just your wallet, phone and maybe a small notebook? That's great! But if you also need to fit your laptop, lunch and a water bottle, chances are you might need to look for a bigger bag. But it's not only the size you should consider. How do you travel to work/university? If it's with public transport or you are running around a lot you should consider a shoulder strap. Are you in a busy city? Then maybe go for a secure bag that you can close properly. 

2. Is it a longterm investment or just a quick fix?
When buying a new work bag you should always think about how long you see yourself using this bag. I don't know if it's an age thing, but these days I see my purchases as investments. Especially handbags. So if you only need a bag for a year, go with a low budget. But if you really want one that will stay with you for years and years you need to invest. I am not saying you need to spend thousands and thousands on high-end designer goods, a good mid-priced but high-quality brand should do the job. Of course, this always depends on what you can actually afford. So just compare your personal budget with the level of quality you need and you will find the perfect price range for you. Just keep in mind that going for the cheapest option isn't the best idea most of the time. 

3. What am I actually wearing on a daily basis?
This is something you should never ever forget. Your bag can be the perfect size, the perfect quality but what if it doesn't go with your day to day style? Chances are, you won't be reaching for it. So before buying your new dream bag try to imagine it with the outfits you already own and wear. But please don't imagine yourself in completely new outfits which you have seen on Pinterest. In reality, you most likely won't wear them, at least not any time soon. Things to consider are the overall style, the color and don't forget about the hardware! 




Now I want to share with you my current favorites in all different price segments. Currently, the Kurt Geiger Emma Tote is not leaving my side. The black leather goes with everything in my wardrobe, the gold hardware is perfect for my jewelry collection and the size is spot on for my needs. And I mean.. it's so pretty, isn't it? 

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medium priced




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Which one is your fave?
x Lisa



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  1. Oh ja, eine tolle Tasche für die Arbeit sieht immer edel aus :-*

    viele liebe Grüße
    Melanie / Goldzeitblog

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  2. My bags should be black and medium size, I'm not very demanding hahhah
    Miki x

    https://littletasteofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  3. I think for a work/university bag you can't go wrong with black! It matches everything! I also love your Kurt Keiger bag!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

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  4. I'm actually looking into getting a new work bag (I'm thinking about getting a shopper bag) and I believe you've broken down the most important things.

    For instances I am thinking about getting a shopper bag because I am finish my MA and I need to sometimes bring books and notebooks with me and I need space for that.

    Thank you for the lovely post! Wishing you an wonderful week!
    Randomlydi

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    1. So happy you liked it girl! I hope you'll find your new perfect bag!

      x Lisa

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  5. So many nice options! I have a big ted baker one which has been perfect - definitely needs to be able to fit my laptop! x

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  6. That really is the perfect work bag! Another thing I would look for in a bag you want to take to work/ to the office is that it should be quite structured instead of soft and slouchy - that way it is easier to find stuff and grab it and you can place it on the floor.
    xx Janine

    https://walkinmysneakers.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  7. I don't work in an office but I still like having the option of a work bag. Sometimes I take a bunch of things to a coffee shop to work on the blog and it's nice to have a bag with enough space!!

    Tracy
    https://www.findyourdazzle.com

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  8. thank you for the tips, dear Lisa! I think investment is the key as we all get older. so it's kind of important when it comes to buy something in the future! LOVE this x
    have a wonderful day!

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  9. I love this post, determining the proper work bag for me is actually important. For me, bigger bag works like Givenchy Antigona or Louis Vuitton Monty as they can hold the things I need.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Oh yes the Givenchy is an amazing option!

      x Lisa

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  10. This such a thoughtful post! I usually prefer big bags considering the fact I like to carry everything I can think of I need! Totally agree buying cheap bags isn't always the best idea!
    Wishing an amazing week ahead!
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    realgirltalks.com
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  11. Wow these are amazing choices! That black bag is stunning! Amazing post. You have a beautiful blog! 😍


    Carina
    https://theagelessmillennial.com/

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    1. Oh you are the sweetest! Thank you so much Carina!

      x Lisa

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  12. OMG I posted the same post last week ! But with second hand bags recommendations ! I loved your selection !
    https://thefrenchiestblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Ahhh amazing! Such a great idea babe :) Love a good second hand bag!

      x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  13. Lovely selection! Thanks for sharing!

    https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  14. Good choice.. all bags are awesome

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  15. Oh some great pieces you got here Lisa! A good working bag is key!
    xx, Carmen - https://carmitive.com

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  16. Such a great and helpful post! I love your bag.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  17. you look so gorgeous dear! and such a nice selection

    www.abdelkhalekleblog.com

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  18. This bag has the perfect size and it's so cool! Take care dear and have a great day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina - http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

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  19. Great post - love your KG bag - especially the hardware, such a nice touch!!

    Rebecca | www.peppermintdolly.com

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  20. Determining whether it's a longterm investment or just a quick fix is very, very good advice! Love your work bag babe!

    aglassofice.com x

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  21. so cute love those bags! A must for every outfit

    https://www.hendlerit.com/

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  22. Great post lovely! I like all your picks, they are all well suited for a work place. xx

    www.rediscoveringmystyle.com

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  23. cuteness! great sharing...
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    IG @grace_njio

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  24. ooh that is a gorgeous bag and practical! perfection!

    http://heyprettything.com

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  25. so so nice bags selection-n so simple but so nice

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  26. I love your selection! I will always love the Givenchy Antigona bag xxx
    http://fallingforablog.blogspot.com/2018/08/gingham-top-outfit.html

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  27. Such a great choice, I love a good handbag. My collection is absolutely out of control at the moment!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  28. This post is great, and you included so many beautiful bags! I definitely think that a work bag should be an investment especially because you end up using it a lot! Thanks for the wonderful tips!

    http://roadesque.com

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  29. That Emma tote is a beautiful bag and looks perfect for every day on the go life! Also those are all really great things to consider before picking a bag. Thank you for the tips and bag suggestions! x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. It's honestly my fave bag so far Kara!

      x Lisa

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  30. Love the selection of bags! This is such a helpful post as I am desperately looking for an appropriate work/uni bag :)
    Feel free to check out my latest post x
    LOOK LOVE WEAR

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  31. This is such a great guide! I always try to stick to neutral colours so I know they'll always match with any outfit.

    Deanna
    luxandvitae.com

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  32. Thanks for all your tips and tricks, regarding how to choose what work bag to buy. I find this so useful a work bags at times can be a staple piece for work uniform and so fourth. I suppose it's important to also have that one bag for all occasions as well!😅

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Fab selection of bags! Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com

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  34. There is nothing, NOTHING I love more than finding great, practical work bags! I've had my eye on one from Dagne Dover for the past 2 years but sadly they don't ship to Australia yet!

    Chloe x | chloeinroses.com

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  35. Love your recommendations! A standard, neutral colored briefcase is what I carry to work and I love it! It's perfect for work and holds everything I need!
    http://expeditiontoeuphoria.com

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  36. Love these! It's the best when you find the perfect work bag.

    xx Chelsea
    www.organizedmessblog.com

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  37. You really can't go wrong with these classic and versatile styles like these. Love your picks dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  38. I like to invest in good quality bags that can handle all the stuff I put in to it. Thanks for these tips . Your Emma tote bag is cute.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.uk

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  39. Great tips and bag ideas too! I really like the grey one!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. YES I totally want the grey one aswell!

      x Lisa

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  40. Loving these tips, hun! Nothing better than a practical work bag. Thanks for sharing. <3 xoxo

    Kay
    https://www.shoesandglitter.com

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  41. Nice post! It's always so difficult to find a good bag!


    Costa de la Moda

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  42. I love how you edit your photos! Your blog is so beautiful x

    Elle | www.ellemaryjane.co.uk

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  43. I love this guide!
    https://miss-uncover.blogspot.com
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqx5GwSIU23cLC7fLuso2A

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  44. This is such a fabulous post Hun - you look so gorgeous and covered all bases so wellll! xx

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Love these tips you shared, and LOVE your bag!

    Paula | Thirteen Thoughts

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  46. These are definitely great questions to ask yourself when purchasing handbags! x
    Diana | www.cettedame.com

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  47. These are all great tips! I also love your choice of bag!

    xo Corina
    https://www.unbouquetdamour.com/ootd-life-lately/

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  48. Omg great points! I'm all for spending a bit extra for get a long lasting, and reliable work bag!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2018/09/02/Answering-Common-Instagram-Questions

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  49. I definitely think it's nice to have a bag that would work for occasions even outside the work place and something that will look great with anything you wear.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  50. Honestly speaking,your bag is really nice. I like black but i think black is common nowadays. So i like to suggest you to choose another. Sometime i like to use some uncommon things. It's totally my idea nothing else, it's totally depend on you.

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    1. Thank you Jeni for your suggestion. You are totally right and I get what you are saying. Black just works the best for me personally :)

      x Lisa

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  51. I don't like anything too expensive for work, something that can hold a lot, but doesn't matter if it gets damaged. Love you Kurt Geiger :)

    Lauren xx - bylaurenjane

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  52. The bag is beautiful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  53. This is so cute. Nice bag
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/

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  54. this so good & cute. Nice all.......
    honestly speaking thats really nice....

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  55. Thanks for sharing! Great tips to keep in mind. While I would love a birkin bag, my wallet does not agree LOL. The Asos options you provided are cute!

    xx, Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com/blog/2018/9/4/end-of-summer-series-fall-fashion-i-cant-wait-to-wear

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  56. Such great handbag options. I recently started using a backpack bc my bag was starting to hurt my back/shoulders from being so heavy!!

    michellespaige.com

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  57. your post about bags has a lot of meaning for every women, every women learnt many things about selection of bags.
    xo Corina
    https://unbouquetdamour.com

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Thank you! xx