So here's the thing.
I absolutely do not miss school. I do not miss exams. I do not miss homework. I do not miss having to take classes that I have no interest in. I simply don't miss it– I'm having way too much fun right now.
But what I do miss is back to school shopping.
Of course, seeing those back to school commercials were always accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. But if summer had to come to an end, I better be picking out my new favorite notebooks and restocking on my favorite pens.
I also loved walking through the mall thinking that I could reinvent myself this year with the perfect pair of jeans... or the right shoes.
Whether you're getting ready to go back to high (or middle) school, or on your way to college, or simply missing that back to school feeling... here are five things you shouldn't forget:
Herschel Heritage Backpack // I think these backpacks are just the cutest. A couple of girls have them in the office... so they're definitely not just for school.
Michael Kors Watch // Go from school to your internship to a night out. Plus... you'll never be late. Great bonus! I'm kind of in love with the green face.
Clarisonic // Going back to school (or going into fall) with clear skin is an obvious must. It seems like every magazine has a clear-skin-before-your-first-class post. Start with the Clarisonic and add your favorite cleanser.
Pens // Seriously. Getting your favorite pens (even if you're strictly a laptop/iPad girl) will get you in the mood for classes.
Rain Boots // Get started on the right foot. While you should definitely make sure you have a great flat (and maybe a pair of loafers), rain boots are totally necessary. I pretty much lived in my Hunter Wellingtons while at Georgetown. Perfect for schlepping around campus in between classes when it rained.
What's on your back to school list?