As requested, here are some pics of the Minkoff bag unstuffed and filled with my own stuff. :)
In the bag: Computer, phone, makeup case, glasses case, keys, journal or book, water bottle, wallet. This is my usual.
It is another hot day here so I won't go as far as putting on full autumn regalia but I did manage to put on a jacket (as I'd usually carry it with at least that for outerwear) and also for one pic, a coat.
For comparison, some of my other bags. The blue shopper is a good scale for me but doesn't fit the computer -- it's a summer time bag for going (literally) shopping!! And not much else.
Colour block tote is what I carry in summer when I need the computer, or the navy Zara backpack, which barely fits the computer but does with a lot of wrangling. This is honestly my most used bag!! I could always get another one of these. :) Much cheaper.
I used the Le Pliage a lot last fall and winter. I don't like how unstructured it is, though.
Whether or not I look right with a big bag, I need a big bag. It's that simple. So the question is really what kind.
Once again, the camera got confused by the Minkoff bag and went out of focus. It must be putting a spell on me.