Thursday, 2 October 2014

Back to School Essentials

back to school essentials, back to university
I've officially chosen the backpack life. I started my university lecturers this week, and it actually felt good to have a slight routine again. After the past 2 weeks of being lazy and watching episodes after episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race, it was good to get my brain working again. As well as that, I got to try out my new backpack. Seriously, how did I live before? I'm so glad they are in trend this season because they are much comfier than having a handbag on one shoulder. It fits all my junk in it without feeling heavy, and looks cute too. I bow down to the backpack. 

The Backpack
I got this one from Primark for an inexpensive £9. I really like the simplicity of it. Just black with a leather look. It has 3 pockets on the outside, and one in the lining. So there is tons of room for me to over pack. I posted an back to school inspired outfit with the bag the other day, which you can check it out here if you want to see it in action. Primark has quite a selection of different types in their stores for cheap. I've also seen some really cute inexpensive ones on eBay. Here are some of my favourites... 

back to school essentials, ebay bags, cheap backpacks
Top Row (L-R): Retro Canvas (£11.99), Denim Lace (£9.99), Vintage PU Leather Satchel (£12.57)
Bottom Row (L-R): PU Leather (£16.99), Embossed Backpack (£5.79), Mint PU Leather also in Black and Pink (£9.99)

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The Shoes
When it comes to shoes, I tend to go for ones that will look great with everything. Mainly because when I have a lecture at 9:00am and I wake up at 8:45, I know I can just grab any ones and get out the door as quickly as I can. I picked these ones up at Primark when I got the backpack, and I love how cute they are. I originally saw them on Allie's instagram account and had the ask her when she got them from. They look exactly like a pair they are selling in Topshop. I picked them up in burgundy, as I don't have any shoes in this colour. But they also come in black. 

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The Stationary
Any reason to buy stationary, am I right? If you're at school or not, there is always need for some cute notebooks. I absolutely love this Cath Kidston one, which was given to me by my sister a while ago, but I have only just started using it. I also picked up some cheaper ones for taking notes in my lectures. My weekly planner from Paperchase is my favourite, as it's so useful to have on your desk. For University and my blog, it allows me to plan out exactly what I need to do each week. I highly recommend one of these, it's a life saver! 

So there you have my back to school essentials. Have you gone back to school or university this month? How are you finding it and what are your essentials? 
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