It’s around this time each year that I start craving school supplies! I was never a big fan of school, but ALWAYS a fan of back-to-school shopping, ha. And every August, without fail, I find myself wandering down the school supply isle looking for the perfect pen that will change my life.
Tell me I’m not the only one!!
Today I’m rounding up my favorite grown-up back to school supplies that you can totally and 100% get away with indulging in whether you’re a stay at home mom, commuting to your first job right out of college, working from home, or crushing that boss lady life.
Whatever your day-to-day looks like, I’m pretty sure a pack of new highlighters and a fancy new “grown-up” back pack will make you feel like Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail, bouncing through NYC dreaming of freshly sharpened pencils.
A Very Important Gown-up School Supply List
Ember Coffee Mug – How annoying am I about this coffee mug!? It may be all I talk about, but I can’t help it. Seriously, it’s amazing. And nothing says back-to-school like a temperature controlled mug.
Corkcicle Lunch Box – Corkcicle just launched a new line of lunch boxes and they are so good!! I love a good lunch box since I am practically always packing snacks wherever I go! I love that they made these look like handbags… so many fun styles and colors to choose from. Obsessed.
Pastel Highlighters – I talked about these over on stories earlier this week, but they are that awesome. These are the perfect highlighters and worth every single penny. Not too dark, not too light, and all the “good” colors.
Custom Stationery – I am and always will be on ‘team stationery’. I love snail mail more than what is probably normal for a person, but you can NEVER go wrong with a hand written note! Custom stationery can be very expensive, but after a little digging on Etsy, I came across these and they’re darling! A set of 10 for $18 is a total steal!
Personalized Journal – I’m an avid journal-er and do it every single morning. It’s my favorite time of day, truthfully! And there is nothing I love more than scooping up a new journal. I just found this Etsy site that does these GORGEOUS personalized journals for under $20. I’m obsessed. They come in tons of colors – so worth it!!
Blue Light Blocking Glasses – I don’t have a pair of these, but Ryan SWEARS by his. He says they make all the difference. I found this adorable pair (comes in tons of colors!) and think I’ll finally give them a try! If you’re looking for something more customizable, Warby Parker has great (but pricier) options too.
Fancy Pen – I typically like a cheap ballpoint pen. Like the ones companies get in bulk with their logos on them… those are my favorite! I’m constantly accidentally taking the pens home from church on Sunday, because they are JUST too good (I’m not sure what that says about me ;)). But a few months ago a friend gave me a fancy pen and I kinda fell in love with it! If you’re looking to step up your pen game, look no further.