So it’s that time, when us Uni students head off and leave the long blissful summer we’ve had behind us. As some of you may know from my social medias I am just starting a university degree this year, staying at the FRA, but have enrolled on their fast track 2 year degree course in collaboration with Falmouth University in Cornwall. I will be staying in London (what other place to be when you study fashion right?) However I am still going full out with all the new bits and bobs that are just crucial to making any educational or career move that little bit more exciting. I am studying Fashion Marketing and Communications, therefore my bits and bobs scream fashion student vibes, never the less whether you are studying fashion, politics, art, geography, maths or even computer science, hopefully these bits will give you a little inspo on how to give your study equipment that little bit more appealing.
The first thing I have picked up is a planner because of course we all need one of these especially if you need a little guidance being organised like me. This one I picked up before any of my stationary and I loved it not only because of the inspirational quote on the front, which I thought would pick me up from day to day. But also the nude shimmer shine colour can go with everything and anything. This was just 10.99 from WH Smiths. Bargain! It goes all the way from July 17 to August 18 as well as having lots of bonus organisation pages.
Next I will start the first of the notepads, there is a fair few. I love having a few notepads for different modules, lecturers or projects. It just makes things a whole lot easier. I also like the to all be uniwue but also all fit together you know.
So the first one I picked up is just perfect for a fashion student of course but its also great for any girl who is sassy AF or anyone who wants to make the many stresses of college, university or school a little more upbeat. ‘More Issues Than Vogue’ who wouldn’t want that on their notepad? This one is actually from Primark at just 3 pounds! Major bargain, it even comes with one of them cute ribbon bookmarks inside.
The next to are just simple gold and silver notepads of a great size, these ones are a little thinner and easier to just slip into a bag etc but they are bigger but they are both lined and perfect for all kinds of notes. These are both from Paperchase so a one stop shop.
Now, its important to stay hydrated whilst learning so your brain absorbs information better, well that is what i’ve heard anyway, I just thought this water bottle was cute so if I said I was buying it for uni it made it more acceptable to spend 6.99 on a water bottle. But seriously cosmic girl, if that doesn’t matter you feel like a smart ass study queen then what will?
The happiness planner is just a cute addition to all my stationary necessities. It isn’t a must but it’s definatly a want. It has write down all your goals, all the things holding you back and then plan everyday until you reach your goals! It is great for anyone who needs some motivation or organisation as well as being a very positive outlook on your studies. All wrapped up in a very cute instagrammable way!
Pencil cases are like choosing a drink on a night out, you need to pick the right one and really be sure because otherwise you’re going to be stuck drinking the same drink all night. Apart from with a pencil case you’re going to be using it all year! I picked up this one because it’s not too big and easy to fit in any bag. I carry a laptop so don’t need many pens etc and also it’s so cute and so me! Any eyelash queen would agree, I see you girls!
Next up is some of my pens, I haven’t got many that aren’t your standard biro which is just so not haul worthy. I mean look at the bottom of any bag, office floor or study room and you can find hundreds! But this pink sparkly pen is just what I need to start out my first year of university right. This was a birthday gift and also a ‘well done for being clever enough to get into uni’ kind of present. It’s from Swarovski but if you’re going to do it then do it with sparkles, right?
I also picked up this pencil when I was in Paris so unfortunately I don’t have a link for but you can find tons of cute pencils with quotes on like this on amazon, etsy, oh deer (one of my stationary favourites) and even urban outfitters have some in too. What better for a fashion student that a Christian Dior quote though, reminds me what I’m aiming for, or what I’m aiming to buy!
Finally I’ve got a couple books that are specified at fashion students, marketing students and all that jazz however they are also some great reads if you have an interest in fashion or even just for a coffee table book. The first one I picked up in Collette in Paris but they also stock them on amazon, urban outfitters and lots more stores of that kind of nature. It’s all about Instagram and how the most successful Instagram accounts because so successful. It includes lots of tips on Instagram photography, who to follow, commenting with care and not just in terms of fashion but also in terms of general marketing through the social media platform as well. It’s a great read and I would recommend it to any Instagram lovers or social media addicts.
The next one is this little pocket book which is more of a novelty item but a great one to have. Coco Chanel the ultimate fashion icon and all her famous witty, wise, inspirational quotes. Of course I needed this.
So that brings my stationary haul (if that’s what you would call it) to a close. I’m sure i will accumalate more before my first day next week so check out my snapchat and Instagram story where I most frequently post my favourites and recent exciting purchases. All links to products are down below and let me know if you purchase any or have any fashion reads or items you think I should add to my collection.
Stay Sassy xox
Nude Diary – https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/whsmith-2017-18-a5-nude-pu-with-gold-writing-academic-mid-year-diary-day-to-page/38790874
‘More Issues Than Vogue’ Notepad – Primark
Silver Metallic Notepad – https://www.paperchase.co.uk/stationery/notebooks/argento-noto-soft-l-ntbk.html
Gold Geometric Notepad – (They didn’t have this exact one but this one is similar for you dolls) -https://www.paperchase.co.uk/gp-8×10-gold-lthr-exercise-bk.html
Cosmic Girl Water Bottle – http://www.newlook.com/uk/home/mugs-cups/transparent-cosmic-girl-infuser-water-bottle/p/545227409?comp=Search
Happiness planner – https://thehappinessplanner.com/
Eyelash pencil case – https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-gb/shop/pink-corduroy-eyes-pencil-case
Pink pen – https://www.swarovski.com/Mob_GB/en/5351074/product/Crystalline_Ballpoint_Pen,_Pink.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2suz0a-s1gIVVouyCh2J6g5TEAQYASABEgJbHvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Instagram book -https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-This-Want-Instagram-Famous/dp/178067967X
Coco Chanel book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pocket-Coco-Chanel-Wisdom-x/dp/1784881392
P.s don’t forget to use your student discount on these gems!