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My Organized Work Tote + A Giveaway from Thirty One

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Leopard print thirty one tote bag


In an ideal world, us women would only have to carry one bag.  It would contain all of our stuff for work, play, and survival.  Somehow it would magically weight NOTHING and it would never be too big and bulky.  It would be gorgeous and it wouldn't hurt your shoulders.

Too bad this ain't an ideal world.  And as much as I love handbags I really don't think it would be possible for me to be able to haul all of my personal things AND all of my work things. And most of you can probably relate.   But did you ever notice how annoyed and grumpy we seem when we are hauling all of our stuff?  It shouldn't be like that!! And that's why I always tell people to invest in a work bag that you love!







Leopard print thirty one tote bag


And that's just what I did! I fell in love with the Color Block Thirty One Pebble Tote with LEOPARD PRINT!! I was looking for something that was durable but still chic.  I obviously love leopard print and it's a great neutral pattern when you don't want your outfit or bags to clash.  The straps are the perfect length for me, too!
Leopard print thiry one tote bag


Seriously when I got this, I squealed with joy and my only fear was that it would be too tiny. 
Leopard Print thirty one tote bag
But it is definitely not tiny, as all of my work items including my blogging binder, Emily Ley Planner, Pencil bag and books fit inside this gorgeous work tote!

Leopard Print thirty one tote bag interior




Leopard Print thirty one tote bag




I even got a Thirty One Zipper Clutch which although it would look awesome for an evening out, I wanted to use it for my markers, pens, sticky notes, and everything else I haul around for my blogging.

Thirty one clutch with pens




Thirty one clutch with pens








I have seen plain colored work totes before and while they did the trick at the time, I could never commit to them long term because I got bored with their look. That's why I tell everyone to find something with a pattern, even if it's only a small strip on the tote. 





Leopard print thirty one tote bag





Aside from the stylish look, this Thirty One bag is super functional with a zipper and slide in pocket inside.  There's even a little slot on the outside which is perfect for headphones or your cellphone. 

And yes, I know, I've totally said that I wasn't a big fan of Thirty One in the past because the totes I saw were made of thin material and I needed something heavy duty.  I had no idea they made gorgeous totes like this.  And the best part is, if I retire this as a work tote I can still use it as a handbag and it will definitely be big enough to haul all of my stuff around.

So what to look for in a work bag?
Color/Pattern - Make sure you LOVE the look of your bag so you're more likely to use it ENJOY using it.
Strap Length - It's always important to make sure you have a strap drop that fits over your shoulder even with a heavier jacket on so you aren't stuck holding a bag in your hands when you're trying to open doors, or find your keys in your handbag.
Interior Pockets - You always want at least one pocket to securely hold delicate items or even just so your phone. 

What's your ideal work tote look like?



Now for the giveaway! One of you is going to get a tote in the pattern of your choice from Thirty One! And I promise I won't be annoyed if you get the same one I have, because after all, IT'S GORGEOUS!!!




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Leopard Print Thirty one tote bag
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23 comments:

  1. I love this bag. It is enough big to hold what it needs yet not too big to look bulky. It is so trendy with animal print on the side. The right combination if you ask me. Thanks for sharing it with us. Now I am in a haunt for something similar.
    Www.chez-Rama.com

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    1. It's perfect!!!! i recently started using it (yesterday) as my main everyday handbag and just put my work stuff in it!

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  2. I tried to do the first thing for the contest for the newsletter but the "here" took me to an error message. I put in my email, if you want to sign it up??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm so sorry! i fixed it!! thanks for letting me know!

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  3. This tote is so chic and organized! Love the leopard print especially.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. I know that really sealed the deal for me. I love anything leopard print!!

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  4. Such a cute tote.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  5. Gorgeous tote. I'd choose it in Caramel Charm Pebble. I'd fit everything I'd need on a daily basis in that bag.

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  6. I would love to use this for both school and work. Love all three options but the Caramel Charm Pebble is my favorite. I also love that you can personalize the tote.

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  7. Ohhh, this tote is so cute and it looks like the perfect size to be my every day bag. I love the Caramel Charm Pebble print if I won.

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  8. You fit a lot of items into that bag. I love that it's not only fashionable but functional. Best of both worlds. I love the Carmel Charm Pebble print best.

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    1. exactly. i always need something cute AND functional!

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  9. I like the same one you have. This bag looks so sturdy! I need a bag like this for a class I'm taking and all my documents are making my current bag too heavy. I feel that it's going to break soon. I don't think they make bags like this often.

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    1. it's very sturdy so far!! i keep tons of stuff in my bags so i need strong ones!

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  10. I like the Caramel Charm Pebble tote. I love the look of it.

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    1. I do too! the pebble design is really gorgeous on these bags too

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  11. I love the Colorblock Tote - Caramel Charm Pebble
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  12. The Caramel Charm Pebble is probably what I would choose.

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  13. Your photo caught my eye. I would choose the leopard print too!

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