Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stylish School Supplies to Stay Motivated & Organized

I don't know about you guys, but I am 100% more motivated to get back to school and get going after I have picked up some cute new supplies! Maybe it's the teacher in me or maybe it's the semi-perfectionist but I love shopping for school supplies, but I am super picky! I have used the same style planner every year of college because I can't use anything else! I tried investing in a Vera Bradley planner a couple years ago and it was a hot. mess. lol In other news... and a shameless plug! My cousin Katie recently started bullet journaling (and she is amazing!!) so check out her Instagram if you're looking for some creative inspiration.

To help you feel a little more inspired for going back to school (whether its in a couple weeks or a month, high school or college) I thought I would share some pretty and stylish supplies that are sure to help you stay more organized during the school year with some motivation mixed in! 

Whenever I share posts like this I am always hesitant because I never want anyone to think I am telling you to buy all of these products. I think that would be silly! I am simply sharing some pretty things that could inspire and bring you a smile if you wanted to invest in one or a couple of them. 

Also, a few of these items are by Cath Kidston (a darling brand that I stumbled into when I was in Windsor, UK. I absolutely love everything she designs so I couldn't wait to share some of my favorites! I actually bought a lunch tote, a water bottle and some snack boxes that are a little different than the ones below (but still similar) when I was in London and brought them all the way back to the states because I loved them so much :) 

This is the planner that I have used forever and am obsessed with! I love the cute covers they come up with every year and the format 
helps me stay so organized.
“Bolts work on nuts; pens work on paper.  
But you must work on yourself. Go, get working!” 

These are the totes that I was talking about! One way that I help myself stay organized during the school year is by investing a cute lunch tote that I know I will want to pack. That sounds so silly, but it honestly helps me to eat out less and save more money. 

There are a million different reasons why drinking water is so good for you! Sometimes I think carrying around a cute water bottle can help you remember to bring it with you throughout the day and fill it up more often! 
"There are no secrets to success. 
It is the result of preparation, hard work, 
and learning from failure"
                          -Colin Powell  
One of the main things that I am going to be working on this year is journaling more!  I have a really hard time structuring my thoughts when I am stressed so I think getting them down will help me to not only document my senior year (ahh!!) but also be a lot more mentally focused and healthy. 

I invested in a Vera Bradley backpack (like 75% of college girls?? haha) my sophomore year and although I saw lots of them on campus, I loved that it was super durable and easy to carry. I saw this one on their website and although I'll be sticking with mine for another year, I think this one is really cute too!
8.   Umbrella
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."   
-Gilbert K. Chesterton


*This post is not sponsored and as always all opinions are my own*

1 comment:

  1. I also use a Day Designer. I love how the planner has so many lines for its to do list as I always end up filling up my to do list.