Earn an A+ in back to school accessories

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1. Apple of my Eye Studs, Kate Spade, $48; 2. 2013-2014 Gold Dots Agenda, Kate Spade, $36; 3. Gentle Reminders Pencils- White and Gold, AmandaCatherineDes on Etsy, $12; 4. F6301 Square-Frame Readers, Forever21, $5.80; 5. Leather Rucksack, Madewell, $248; 6. Mirror Metallic Oxfords, J.Crew, $258″ height=”837


Your alarm goes off for that brutal 8 a.m. class you regret signing up for and you’re wondering how you’re going to make it all the way to Dallas Hall in time. Along with a crucial stop at Café 100, awesome accessories will also put that extra pep in your step.

You’re going to use the same school supplies all semester, so why buy boring ones? Instead of a plain black planner (ugh), Swoozies and McCartney’s both offer planners in all different colors and designs. And trust me, you’re going to need a planner to keep your homework assignments, Boulevard dates and recruitment events straight.

Now let’s talk about how you’re going to transport all the textbooks you spent a fortune on. Since I won’t even entertain the idea of a rolling backpack, that leaves you with either a tote bag or a backpack. Tote bags are always a popular option, but functional and fun backpacks are actually making a major trend comeback. If they’re good enough to grace all the runways, they’re good enough for you. ASOS carries dozens of options at all different price points.

Last but not least, don’t neglect the contents of your pencil case. Don’t pencils and pens deserve a little pizzazz too? Do you remember that scene in “Legally Blonde” in which Elle gets one too many judgmental looks for using a pink fluffy pen in her first law school class? Be that girl and have no shame about it. Look up AmandaCatherineDes and CharmAndGumption on Etsy and you will thank me.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to go on a shopping spree. Leave no store at
NorthPark unturned!


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