Back to school means …

Back to school means shopping, right?

I mean, as the weather gets a bit colder and your mum starts checking you’ve got enough clothes and shoes that fit you, who wants to think about who’s going to be in your class, or which teacher you’ve got? What you want to be thinking about is this:

- schoolbag/backpack. Is it cool? Can it contain all your stuff? Can it look like it came from Roxy or Ambercrombie without costing as much as your last holiday?

- pencils, rubbers, pens, protractors, post-its, felt-tips, notebooks, files … Anything with a pattern. Ideally from Paperchase.

- ……… and best of all …………. pencil case. MY FAVOURITE PART! It almost makes going back to school worthwhile. Almost.

My favourite places to look and dream are Paperchase, Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston (their little makeup bags make cute cases, if you’re into the flowery thing). But not forgetting WHSmith. Going back to school just isn’t normal without a trip to Smiths, now that Woolworths isn’t around any more. And check out the purple spotty pencil case. £2.69. I want.

Jenny has the same old red furry pencil case from when she was in primary school. Very moth-eaten and going bald in places. She says it’s her lucky charm. I say it’s a waste of a good excuse to go to Smiths.

Crow designs her own, naturally.

Edie checks out worthy websites. Edie likes her pencil case to be made out of recycled materials, be good for the environment and ideally to help raise money to educate children in less developed countries, like the Philippines. I say, dream on kiddo, it’s a pencil case, not world peace. However, Edie found this one. Not exactly a pencil case, but close enough. It fits all her categories! All of them. It’s made by these people, who help out children who work on the mega rubbish tip in Manila called Smokey Mountain. And more than that, it’s cute!

Me jealous. Me want. But Edie got it first. Now I’ve got to go and choose my own. Any suggestions? If not, the purple spotty one it is.

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About noniexxx

I live in Kensington and love fashion. My best friends are Jenny (actress), Edie (saving the world) and Crow (genius designer - OMG). I narrate the Threads series by Sophia Bennett. Some people think I'm a figment of her imagination. I think she's a figment of mine.
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4 Responses to Back to school means …

  1. Laura says:

    Hey nonie- I got a really cool Roxy backpack for only 15 quid and free posting!! Its indigo and white with swirls and massive flowers :D All my stationery is from places ive been with different designs and i have a MASSIVE eraser that says: “For really BIG mistakes” lol. That pencil case Edie found is amazing :D

  2. Laura says:

    Btw if you were looking for an idea for a pencil case- you can get plain cream ones in most bookstores etc, and you could get sequins, feathers, felt, silk (anything Crow has lying around :P) and get fabric glue and stick them on so it’s totally 100% unique! :)
    Laura xx

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