Back to school in style

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As back-to-school season is in full swing, everyone is looking to pretty desk and writing accessories to get in the spirit of things. I have always been one to get excited about nerdy things such as office supplies (what can I say, I’m extremely Type A) – I was always the kid begging my mom to let me get my supplies the day the list came out, and in college I loved pre-ordering a new agenda, as it represented a new beginning for a new year.

Every year of school is a bit different, especially in college. Freshman year, you’re brand new, a little terrified, but excited for what’s ahead. Sophomore year, you’ve been here before and seem to know what you’re doing, but you are still a bit misguided on your future – but beginning to worry about that is for next year. When you’re a junior, you start to realize that this college thing isn’t forever, so you intern, get better grades and make that extra effort to make it to class. Senior year is a blur, everyone trying to savor every second while also having minor panic moments about the future of the “real world.”

Now that I’m in the “real world,” I still love the fresh beginning of another year starting over in the fall. The end of summer signifies a time to get down to business and get back into work full-speed ahead! I love the below brands with especially chic collections for everything from your desk or office, to the notebooks and pencil cases you can carry to class. Which collection is your favorite?

Nate Berkus x Target

I’ve loved this line for a while, as they always have really nice-looking but also functional finds! The bronze and mint color scheme is perfectly chic, and you can pick up most of these pieces at your local Target.


Tabletop File $13
Clipboard $10
Limited Edition Swingline 747 Stapler $16
Letter Sorter $10
Desktop Organizer $15
Pencil Pouch $9

kate spade new york

Just about everyone has swooned over the adorable choices kate spade has put out in years past. Whether you need new notebooks, desks accessories with quirky sayings or a pretty pencil pouch, you’ll find it here! The pieces are usually a bit of a splurge, so it’s good to pick and choose.


Idiom Pencils $20
2016 17-Month Large Agenda
Bow Push Pins $24
Beautiful Type Spiral Notebook $14
Daisy Place Desktop Business Card Holder $30
Literary Glasses Pencil Pouch Set $30


This brand is a bit more grown-up, with finds that are very practical and not too flashyYou can also get lots of it on One Kings Lane for discounted items!


Acrylic Stapler $24 $18
Quips+Queries Cards, Set of 50 $6
Acrylic Accessory Organizer $30 $22
Artisan Journals $12
Acrylic Desktop Holder $24 $16
Acrylic Tape Dispenser $24 $18


Believe it or not, anthropologie has a really amazing selection of office and desk supplies! You can find cute funky pieces here that you wouldn’t see anywhere else for an eclectic collection.


Angled Heirloom Pencil Holder $14
Codify Pencil Holder $48
Sweet Briar Notebooks by Rifle Paper Co. $13
Climbing Rose Pen by Michelle Morin $16
Dalmatian Stapler $24
Parisienne Pencil Case $24


If you love bright, colorful supplies, Poppin is the right place for you. You can get everything matching, or mix-and-match your favorite colors, like navygold, pink and white. Plus, right now you can save $10 on your Back to School orders of $50+ with code STUDYUP!


Medium Soft Cover Notebook with Gold Initial $11
Soft Cover Folio $14
Ruler $8

Single Letter Tray $14
White 3 Hole Punch $19




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