Back to School Wishlist

Now with exactly 2 weeks until classes start again I'm rushing to finish everything I've been meaning to do this summer, including some last minute shopping. Every year I pick out a few key pieces I want to get before the school year starts up again, aside from the usual haul of notebooks, textbooks (ugh), and an infinite stock of ball point pens. Back to school is also just another occasion to justify shopping for things I've been eyeing for a while... but let's just say a healthy (and happy) lifestyle, which often starts with looking and feeling good, is a stepping stone to academic success!

This year I've got a few main items I really need before getting back into the rigorous swing of things. First is a new backpack. I've been using my trusty old classic Jansport for a good while now, and the hole at the bottom is just getting worse. I've been eyeing a new Herschel backpack because they are said to be quite sturdy and are really simple and cute. The only problem is I don't know what color to get! I'm also long overdue for a raincoat. The weather up where I go to school is pretty crazy so I don't know when it'll be foggy, rainy, or 75 degrees and sunshine. Amidst all of this unpredictability the days I hate most are when I am stuck in the rain and have to sit through hour-long (sometimes more!) lectures all wet and disgusting, so I want a nice heavy duty North Face (with a hood, please) so I will be comfy and cosy and DRY during the winter months which will creep up soon enough. Seriously, the lack of summer weather is upsetting.

The other things I want are just miscellaneous staples. I always need a good, cute pajama pant to lounge around in or otherwise wear to those late-night meetings (shh... I know it's fashion faux-pas but I prefer comfy while making important decisions!), some simple shoes and pumps for that club board member photo shoot we have every semester, a staple collared oxford shirt for the autumn, knee-high socks to wear with my boots or just at home being lazy and warm, and a new lip color to brighten up my face when I'll be getting less-than-ideal increments of sleep. Oh boy. Nevertheless, I'm excited for school to start back up because it means I'll get to see all of my friends again and hopefully take some really cool classes. What are your back to school essentials?

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  1. Great wishlist! It's funny how Rimmel Apocalips is called Show Off in the States. I have Luna and it is a gorgeous colour on. xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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    1. I know! I like the name Apocalips WAY better, I don't know what they were thinking... but Luna is the one I want to try!! Along with Aurora, though I think that's a US exclusive?

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  2. great items. When I had school I loved getting new items for the year. =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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    1. it's always nice to have an excuse to shop (:

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  3. I really need a new pair of black pumps! My list for things I want for back to school is a lot longer than my bank account :( ugh the struggles! Great Post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. i totally understand!! i'm always like "well i need this... and this... and definitely this..." i feel like it never ends bahaha

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  4. Thankfully I've just finished all my a-levels so wont have to go and raid WHSmiths for stationery supplies anymore! Love the look of Luna Apocalips, weird naming by the US got to admit!


    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. congrats!! i know, i much prefer apocalips over "show off" - why, rimmel, why!?

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  5. i love the apocalips shade!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

    GIVEAWAY

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    1. aw, too bad i live in like the farthest place from the uk ):

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  6. Che belli i pantaloni a fiori!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
    Also on Facebook and on Bloglovin’

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  7. I love pajama pants like these! So comfy xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. they are so cute and make bumming out feel just a bit more acceptable (:

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  8. oh I love a good north face jacket and that one looks like the perfect weight!

    sundays grace

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    1. north face jackets are amazing, but i've never felt like i could shell out the money for one, but now i'm desperate!

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  9. seeing wishlists like this make me wish I was back at university again, I loved shopping for 'back to school' stuff (especially when it came to clothes, shoes etc haha). Love everything you picked, Luna is a gorgeous colour its one of my favourites x

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    1. thanks! haha i'd say it's the best part of starting school again :P

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  10. Love the backpack - I have one from American Apparel and I'm very impressed with the quality! :) x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ooh, i should check aa too! i just need a nice one that'll last me a long time

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  11. I love those backpacks :) I like the colour you have picked as well and those pyjama bottoms are so cute!
    Ps- you have a new follower, love your blog :)xx

    peachpips.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi, I just found your blog and really like it. I just started my blog last month! I love the rimmel show off lip laquers - I have a review and swatches of them on my blog.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. aw thank you! congrats on the new blog (:
      i will go check it out, i'm still on the fence about getting luna because as pretty as it looks i don't know if it'll look that great on my skin tone so more swatches are a plus!

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  13. Hello, I'm Delilah. Just stop by and I think you've got a really nice blog!

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    I'm focus on fashion illustrating, so if you interested please take a look and maybe follow me if you like it. Thank you.

    Delilah,

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    1. thanks so much, i'll definitely check it out! (:

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  14. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can check it out here:
    http://halcyonlagoon.blogspot.com/2013/08/liebster-award.html

    I also grabbed your button!

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    1. wow thanks! i've already got a post up but i'll add your questions (:

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  15. The pj pants look lovely! :)

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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  16. This list is perfect! You know, I've never been a backpack person, but I love the Herschel ones! And that cream top is divine!

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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  17. Nice picks! Love the floral printed pajamas and that lip colour looks great! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  18. Those high socks are divine! I totally miss back to school. It's been a good 6 years since I've done any back to school shopping. I always loved picking out cute fall clothes and all sorts of school supplies!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  19. Very cute picks! I especially like the PJ bottoms and the Rimmel lip gloss. I can't believe it's almost time to go back to school already! Best of luck with your upcoming school year! :)

    Victoria xo
    Treelined Avenue

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  20. The black pumps are nice! I like them, they would smarten up any outfit! x

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