My university starts freakishly late in the year, so I'm just now getting into the back-to-school spirit. Here are some of my must-haves for going back to school!
Large Tote Bag // I use a backpack for class sometimes, but I prefer carrying around a tote if I'll be out all day. I've had my tote since high school so it's not available anymore, but you can find a similar one here. While I love a good deal, I think a quality tote bag is something to splurge on. I carry a lot of stuff in this bag, and it still looks almost as good as new.
Double-Walled Acrylic Tumbler // I LOVE my Marley Lilly tumbler! I fill it with iced coffee or water and sip it on my way to class. It's double-walled so it doesn't "sweat" like most tumblers or water bottles do. Plus it's monogrammed!
Small Travel Bags // I'm out and about most of the day, so I need to keep the essentials handy in my tote bag. I use these adorable bags from SeeDesign by Donna Gorman to hold makeup, pens and pencils. SeeDesign is an apparel, accessory, and lifestyle brand featuring colorful patterns printed in India and sewn into unique items. Donna Gorman hand paints all of the designs herself, and the bags are all 100% cotton with nylon lining. They come in so many patterns, colors, and sizes... it's hard to choose a favorite!
I received the bags courtesy of See Design, but all opinions are my own.
What are YOUR essentials for going back to school?