Back to school means one thing and one thing only. Heading to Paper Chase, WHSmith and the like for some serious stationary shopping. Like many of you out there, I am a girl with a serious obsession for stationary. I feel like if there was a self-help group for stationary hoarders like there was for drug addicts or shopaholics, I’d be top of the roster. Does anyone else get that crazy jolt of excitement every time they see a shiny new notebook or a fancy folder? I know I do.
Take a peep at my top 5 must haves for back to school shopping below!
Jack Wills Pencil Case – £9.50
I have a real obsession with the colours of Jack Wills items. The classic Navy Blue and baby Pink is such a lovely contrast and the material of this pencil case is just lovely. Nice and sturdy and so pretty to put your pens in to! A little pricey for a pencil case at £9.50 but also such a great investment as you know it’s not going to rip and tear at the last minute.
PaperChase Flexi iKat Notebook – £8
Paperchase is a place with such excitement for me and this year is no different, their new notebooks have the cutest designs and I absolutely love this new distorted zig-zag pattern – a weakness of mine must be the navy and pink together! I love the quality of the fabric covers and the sewn binding on these notebooks too, perfect for stuffing all of your notes in and getting a good flexible hold.
FiloFax Willow Pocket Organiser – £28
I have always wanted a Filofax. I am completely, 100% one of those organisational freaks that absolutely loves to plan and schedule. You should see my calendar at work – full of appointments and reminders! FiloFaxes, however, are rather pricey. At £28, it’s not your average diary kinda price. I think this would be the perfect accessory for the start of Uni and I just only wish I was going to justify splashing out the dough on one of these bad boys!
Wilko Sticky Planning Notes – £1
I am completely in love with these sticky notes, I actually have a packet sat on my desk that get used daily. They’re so fun, quirky and efficient and I cannot get over how useful they are. The handy sizes and useful memo notes are brilliant for quickly sticking on things you need to remember or notify yourself of. I love how they also still have the capability for you to write small notes on too. At £1 these are a steal!
Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Assorted Pack – £10.99
I actually have a packet of these as well. I’m not going to lie, I pinched them from the stationary cupboard at work and they’ve been in my desk drawer ever since. It’s a rare, but lovely moment when I get to whip these out and make me to-do lists all pretty! Again, it could be a bit of a steep prices for students, but who doesn’t love coloured pens? They have such a great nib and are perfect for drawing spider diagrams and flow charts for revision!
What are your stationary must haves for back to school / uni?
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