Few months into the academic year and you’re already feeling “blah”! It’s the same old, same old, right? We feel you! But worry not, it’s nothing a little retail therapy can’t fix! We’ve compiled a list of 10 must-haves to get you through the rest of the year. Time to shop your way to a new school you :)
1. The iPad Case
This Kate Spade creation is an absolute favorite! It’s hard enough to protect your iPad, doubles as a stand for hands-free surfing, and screams out our life motto loud and clear. ;-)
2. The Coffee Mug
Every morning my alarm goes off and I snooze it; it goes off again, I look at the time and assure myself I can get ready in 15 minutes flat, so I snooze again. Finally, when it goes off a third time, I panic, jump out of bed, take 45 minutes to get ready, and then run out the door screaming, “I can’t eat, I’m running late!” Sound familiar? DEFINITELY need to get my hands on one of these travel coffee mugs – no more grouchy coffee-less mornings!
3. The Gym Outfit
We adore this Victoria’s Secret PINK set – color block leggings with a matching half-zip pullover, paired with Nike sneakers. Loving the hints of neon throughout the outfit! Who says you can’t look cute while gymming between classes?
4. The Notebook
We love these whimsically designed spiral notebooks – maybe we’ll take more notes when we have these!
5. The Tote
It’s all about the carryall tote. Ideally something lightweight, with a bunch of compartments, and in a neutral color to match nearly any outfit. This Tory Burch design definitely hits the mark – totally worth the splurge since you’ll be using it every day.
6. The Pocket Charger
If you’re anything like us, all hell breaks loose when your smartphone battery hits single digits. The only conversation we can have with anyone around us is, “Do you have a phone charger?” Certainly wouldn’t hurt to have one of these mascara-sized powerhouses stashed in our totes. HALO pocket chargers to the rescue!
7. The Outfit
Probably the single most important thing on the first day back to college! This year we’re feeling a casual chic look, something that says, “I just threw this on.” We’d opt for a pair of slightly distressed boyfriend jeans, pair them with a simple, loose white tank, and throw on a pastel waterfall blazer to complete the look. The waterfall blazer is key here – it’s a flowy version of the traditional structured blazer, so it imparts more of a casual feel to the outfit. Effortless!
8. The Necklace
Love this Forever 21 multi-layer necklace! It’s dainty and delicate and can be paired with a gazillion outfits!
9. The Shoes
Dying to get our hands on these Steve Madden shoes! Half loafer, half espadrille, for a casual chic look.
10. The Makeup
Whether you spent the summer on an exotic island or not, why not show up on the first day of class with that sun-kissed glow? Fake it with the help of Bobbi Brown’s bronzing powder in Aruba (on your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin) and shimmer brick in bronze (on the top of your cheekbone and under your brow bone). Voilá, #thatislandlife!
Man, all these goodies kind of make us want to go back to school!! What do you think? What’s on your wish list?