Friday, 10 August 2012

back to school

I am a total geek. I love that feeling when you buy a new school bag, a new pack of pens and set off to school that sunny September morning. I don't know about for anyone else, but on the first day of school it is always sunny where I live. Most of the bloggers (bar two or three) are all around the seventeen age mark, so have left school and are doing look books for sixth form but, as every English high schooler, uniform is necessary. Is it just me that gets new stationary, make up and a new school bag every year and get majorly excited. I love new things. I'm actually going shopping for my school things in Manchester in the up and coming week or so, so I can't physically show you the stuff now, but I will do a haul post from Manchester so you can see all the things I buy. So for now, you lovely reader, will have to put up with the outcome from a teenage girl, let loose on shop's websites and the ability to mash stock photos together to make a collage.

school bag
obviously, there are endless styles of bags but my two favourite types are backpacks. So, here is my favourite picks I have come across. 

1. acid wash backpack with trim, topshop. 2. aztec patterned backpack, new look. 3. madison stud & skull embossed backpack, 4. ikat traveller rucksack, accessorize. 5. nylon cordura school bag, american apparel. 6. large washed clip backpack, topshop.

I love, love, love all of these backpacks. Especially number 3; it is so unique and interesting! I don't think I am daring enough to have that as my school bag though, for some reason. 10000 points if you do, I bet you look amazing with it. I am contemplating buying a similar one to it though, which can be found here. Or number 5. What is your opinion on which one I should get? I just love backpacks. I adore the preppy trend; I always have, last autumn/winter, I lived in coloured jeans, collared shirts and jumpers. I love top buttons, but with school shirts; I am not a fan of those ones. So with a backpack, I can luck preppy... without going blue in the face. 

school shoes
The new school rules say no shoes with little labels on (e.g. Vans) I had Vans last year and I am telling anyone who are thinking about getting vans for school next year (the same goes for Converse; I had leather ones in year nine) DON'T GO THERE. My vans were somewhat ruined by January, so I had to wear my creepers to school. Converse were a little better, I suppose - they didn't have big holes in the soles after four or five months. I would recommend Keds. They mightn't be the "in" thing but they lasted me the whole year in year eight, so I would say get the leather ones. They're sturdy and don't absorb every little bit of rain water. For the past two years I had been getting school shoes that my friends were getting however this year, now my style has developed into itself, I'm getting shoes I personally like. I'd say don't shop for brands, shop for yourself. Its always nice seeing someone do their own thing instead of following the crowd. I personally, quite like: 
1. jessie; lace up flat form shoe, chockers shoes. 2. micky black suede brouges, topshop. 3. mono black sued monk shoes, topshop.

Apart from the essentials, like hand sanitiser, concealer, deodorant and pens etc, there aren't any other things I need for school! I'm thinking about doing a how to organise my school work and things and tips for if you're going in to your exam years and how to revise and things! What about you, how much are you dreading school and what bag style do you like? I'm not looking forward to the work, just the shiny new things! Good grief. 


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  2. I love shopping for school stuff, since I have no uniform next year I've been going crazy and buying a ton of shoes because they don't have to be black etc

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    1. i can't wait until I can wear anything I want for school, f r e e d o m! :}

  3. i love the last ones.


  4. loving all those gorgeous bags!! :) x

  5. Really love the two backpacks on the left! Gorgeous x

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  6. those backpacks are super cute! xx

  7. the bags are gorjjj!!!

  8. the bags are very nice and the creepers too <3 your blog is interesting and good.
    maybe we can follow each other if you like :)) let me know (Y)