Monday, January 18, 2016

back to school essentials

So the thing about NYU is, we have a really long winter break. I think it's because NYU has J-term classes or maybe it's done out of consideration for all the international students who are still halfway around the world but regardless, it means I'm still home for another ten days. And then on the 27th, I fly out to London!!!! Ah!!!! I've put off studying abroad for two years so it feels really good to finally be going. I've finally started replacing my worn out bags and investing in new accessories that let me present myself the way I want to- it sounds cheesy but it really does motivate me to do better, to do more. You know how they say when you look your best, you do your best? I think the same applies to the accessories you use. So here's to 2016: a new semester, new classes, and lots of new goodies.

My favorite back to school essentials now include this lovely black Kate Spade laptop bag- I've never been a fan of backpacks but stuffing my laptop into a purse was definitely not doing my back any favors. I typically only bring a laptop, planner, and my phone to class so now I can keep everything in one compact bag without worrying about whether my tote will rip. I was also excited to find this gorgeous pink leather envelope folder at Target, of all places. It was a great deal and definitely useful for carrying important papers as I discovered this past week while traipsing up and down NYC for interviews. 

I've also stocked up on these gorgeous notebooks from Rifle Paper Co., available at Paper Source aka the most magical store for paper goods: planners, cards, decorations, literally everything. I try to avoid walking by Paper Source to prevent me from running in and buying an endless amount of banners and thank you cards. If you're in need of cute notebooks that are also durable, definitely swing by Paper Source but be warned: you're going to want everything.

And now that I'm ready to go back to school, I've just gotta figure out what to do with my last week here at home. Feel free to send some suggestions my way!

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