Thursday, 28 August 2014

Must Haves: Back to School

Hello long lost friends! Yes it's really me and no I did not fall off the end of the Earth. I'm honestly so sorry for not posting really at all this summer. But to be honest I wasn't really feeling all that up to it. I think I was just in a creative funk and wasn't able to blog. But have no fear I am here! (I think I've used this a few times before so no hate for that...) Anyways as we all know sadly (or not for some) that fall is just around the bend and school literally starts like in five days. Now I may not be in high school anymore but I am in college so yes I am going back to school as well. Now as most of you probably feel starting a new year of school is the real start of a 'new me'. I find that when you're not in school that's when New Years is that but for us scholarly ones the first day of school is the most important. This isn't going to be a what to wear or first day makeup tutorial post, because to be honest I think I've seen about 100 of those uploaded in the last week. I'm going to instead be showing you my must have items for back to school. Let's check 'em out!

First things first I'm the realist... Just Kidding (or am I? Iggy is my girl). Okay for real though the first Must have I want to talk about is having an e-reader. As you can see in the photo above I have a Kobo Glo e-reader, I think these are genius for school. Cause whether you take the bus to school or have a spare it's always nice to fit in some reading time. Plus I absolutely love being able to download all my textbooks on here it saves so much room in my backpack and my locker! And it's about 1000 times lighter! The plaid 'Nerd' bag behind it is from Forever 21, I'm pretty sure it's a makeup bag but it fits my Kobo perfectly so I'm using it as a protecting pouch for it. 

Next up is my Quartet magnetic white board. Now if any of you guys have a locker you understand how you practically live out of it during the school year. I find having a white board an essential for writing down quick reminders and important dates. I seriously think everyone who has a locker needs one of these.

My third must have is dry shampoo. Weird? Nope! We all know having to wake up early for class is a drag and we all want to get in the most sleep possible. This is where dry shampoo comes in, when you don't have enough time to wash your hair give it a healthy spray of dry shampoo and you're good to go! My favorite brand is the Psssst! Instant dry shampoo, you can find it at Ulta.

Now the start of school also means the start of colder weather (if you live in the northern hemisphere, if not LUCKY YOU) which also means dry skin. But most annoyingly DRY LIPS. That's why having you're favorite lip balm on hand is essential. My favorite is Maybelline Baby Lips. 

Getting back into the school routine can be kinda of hard, but that's why I find it's extremely helpful to have a day planner. Now this might be a no brainer to some of you, but you'd be surprised at the amount of people who don't use them! Seriously folks don't go saying to you're teacher you forgot to finish your homework, if you just had a day planner you'd never be in trouble for it! The one I have here I found at Staples for about $14 dollars. 

Another part that comes with back to school is the infamous phone battery dying after 3 period. Now I know all you little Stylish Dreamers would Never Ever text in class or check your instagram but for the small amount that do (I hope you can tell my tone is sarcastic) having a portable battery back up is necessary. The one I have here is the iHome Smart Charger that I purchased at Target for the affordable price of $19.99. Cause how much would it suck if your phone died in the middle of a history lesson? Better to be prepared! 

Alright so my last must have is kind of an odd one I must admit but it's something I've found to be a mini life saver over the past few years. That is a mini stapler. Now I know what you're thinking 'Mini Stapler?' what...? Well trust me on this, there is nothing worse than forgetting to print out you're 20 page essay on the impotence of the industrial revolution, then having to run to the library to quickly print it out (and pay .50 cents per a page -_-) then to go and staple it together and can't find a stapler anywhere, and having to hand in 20 loose pieces of paper and praying that none get lost. I've been there, I've done that... I'm NEVER GOING BACK. And all thanks to my mini stapler. So please for the love of all 20 page papers out there buy a 3 dollar mini stapler and never put you're paper through that sort of misery.

Okay dokay! So there it is folks my first post in like ages... I hope it's helpful and I hope you liked it. If you did please leave a comment below or tweet me at @Dream_inStyle thanks! 


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