Friday, January 23, 2015

Back to School Must-Haves

Back to School

It's that time again! I am so excited to back at U of I for the spring semester. It is great seeing all of my friends, starting new classes and working at the newspaper again! I just wrote my first story of the semester which you can read here.

For this blog post, I am sharing my top nine must-have items for back to school!

1. Contigo Purity Glass Water Bottle
My New Years Resolution is to drink more water. I hate to admit this but sometimes it will be late in the afternoon and I will realize I did not drink anything that day. I know this is very unhealthy and something I need to change (although if I was lost in the desert with a group of people, I would probably be the last to die of thirst!). My goal is to have at least three bottles of water a day, and I figure this cute water bottle will motivate me to do it!

2. Unique and Colorful Pencils and Pens
One of my favorite parts of going back to school is going school supply shopping! The website Design Darling has a great selection of fashionable supplies for school, the office and home.

3. Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote
This will forever be my favorite bag! It is sturdy enough to hold my laptop and other school stuff but looks great as an every day purse. I have had it for almost three years and despite all the places it has been, it still looks brand new. Mine is a grey-blue color, but right now I am absolutely loving bright blue for the upcoming spring season!

4. Moleskine Notebooks
These are the BEST notebooks ever! I use them to take notes during all of my interviews for the newspaper and I love that they come in a variety of sizes. The large size is perfect for note-taking and while I usually buy navy notebooks, I am loving the new 'Orchid Purple' color!

5. West Elm Anchor Sheets
I am in the Delta Gamma sorority so these nautical sheets are great (and who doesn't love anchors?).

6. Lilly Pulitzer Umbrella
Since I am a car-less college student, I know it is important to keep an umbrella on hand, and Lilly Pulitzer's colorful patterns can brighten up any dreary day.

7. Daniel Wellington Watch
If you have teachers like mine who do not allow electronics in the classroom, be sure to add a watch to your shopping list. My Daniel Wellington watch is one of my favorite purchases because of its simple design that goes with every outfit.

8. Pink Scalloped Desk Organizer
I am obsessed with this desk organizer, also from Design Darling. It has such a fun pattern and will help me stay organized this semester.

9. L.L Bean Boots
I recently bought a pair of L.L. Bean Boots and I am not sure how I survived without them before! They are perfect for rainy days and trudging through snow.

What are your must-have items for school?

xo, Annabeth

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