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Happy Work Wear Wednesday friends! I told you I was gunna have some goooood stuff on the blog this week!

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I have gotten so many requests for work totes I thought I would finally do a review on my favorite three brands that you can choose from!

The Best Totes for Work

Dagne Dover- $125-265

the miller affect giving a review on the best totes for work

the miller affect talking about dagne dover totes
the miller affect sharing the best tote bag for work
the miller affect wearing the black classic tote in onyx

Dagne Dover is one of my FAVORITE brands when it comes to duffle bags and work totes. Their work totes are amazing. The quality is excellent, they have a great structure to them, and they look so sleek.

I like the Classic  Tote the most. It isn’t as big as the Legend Tote but will still fit everything you need (laptop size 13″ or smaller). You will want to grab the Legend if you are carrying around a massive laptop! I am wearing the black onyx Classic Tote in the photos above.

There are tons of compartments in both totes that will hold everything in place for you! I especially love the drink holder!

As I mentioned above, I am also a huge fan of their duffle bags! If you don’t have to carry a laptop you could throw your gym clothes in here and still look stylish for work! Dagne Dover makes these with 100% neoprene (think scuba gear!) The bigger size is also an amazing overnight bag!

They are currently having a Sample Sale on select colors of their most popular bags. See the full list HERE.




Sample Sale:


Street Level- $49

the miller affect with a cognac street level tote

the miller affect wearing a street level tote from nordstrom
the miller affect wearing a reversible tote under 50
the miller affect wearing black leather sam edelman pumps to work

I own four of these Street Level totes in all different colors. They typically release new colors throughout the year. This is such an amazing tote for the price and it will still last you forever! I also think the straps are super comfortable on your shoulders!

Did I mention these are reversible? So for under $50 you are really getting two totes!

I would go with the cognac/black option because it will go with everything!

It doesn’t have the compartments that the other two have but it does come with a attached wallet with a zipper that you can throw your money and cards into!

Street Level:

Gigi New York- $49

the miller affect carrying a gigi ny teddy tote

the miller affect talking about gigi new york totes for work
the miller affect with a monogrammed gigi new york teddy tote

I was recently asked for the best STYLISH tote brand for travel, work, andddd going out use. I would definitely say Gigi New York! Their totes are soooo pretty! You could easily take this tote from work to happy hour or out to brunch one morning. It is also super stylish for travel as well!

I am actually using the tote above as a diaper bag, but love knowing it can be used for all of those other purposes as well! It is really a do-all handbag! It has two different pockets on either side and a zippered section down the middle for your valuables.

Did you see the giveaway I am doing on Instagram? Find it HERE. I am giving one lucky winner one of these totes or a $250 gift card to Gigi New York! Head there now to enter before it ends!

I am wearing the Teddy Tote here, which comes in croc or pebbled leather, but they also have the Taylor Tote (it zips completely shut)!!

Last but not least- for $15 you can get yours monogrammed!



I hope this helped on your work bag search! Please leave a comment if you have any other questions!

xox Amanda

Photos by Adria Lea

The Outfit



Pumps (most comfortable pumps for work!)


XO Amanda
August 15, 2018 Work Wear Wednesday

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