Sunday, 9 September 2012

Whats in my school bag 2012-13 / Back to school haul!

Whats in my school bag school supplies stationary haul

It's that time of year my friends! September is officially here and so is school unfortunately! I go back on the 4th, so all my bits and pieces have been bought. I'm a fan of Whats In My School Bag posts like this so I thought it would be interesting to do my own. I'm going in to year 11 which means I'm full of exams, revision classes and of then of course the most sad part, leaving all my friends behind. However the year should hopefully have some high points - prom, all the crazy partys, great results at the end (fingers crossed!) and moving on to somewhere new.

Whats in my school bag school supplies stationary haul

This year I've gone for a Cath Kidston for my bag. In yr11 our uniform is completley black (minus the shirt, which is white) and with no makeup, jewellery, just basically blerghhhh. The bag was actually the cheapest I've had throughout all of school, a steal at £18! I've got two project books that I'm carrying through from last years courses, a basic ruler (we have to have multiples of all of our equiptment), index cards from WHSmith (aprox £2.20), the scientific calculator is carried over from my stats course last year, the small brown case I use as a pencil case but was actually a makeup bag from Marks and Spencers (aprox £5) and then of course my makeup bag, which was £2 at Primark. 'Whats in my school makeup bag' coming tomorrow!

Whats in my school bag school supplies stationary haul

And now on to the main part! All of this comes from WHSmith except the highlighters, which I bought for exam season last year from Asda for £1, they're not great but they'll do. The purple ruler is foldable and so fits in a pencil case perfectly. Rubbers and sharpeners are pretty basic, I can't imagine they were more than £2.50 full price (there was a huge 3 for 2 offer on most own brand items). The Staedtler 'Ice Coloured' pens are great for highlighting odd words or notes in revision books, they were £3.95. The Staedtler pack of 10 pencils was just short of £6 and my backup pens by Papermate the same. I have 'backup' pens as I write in cartridge ink at my school, however in exams were told we must have both to avoid smudging on longer papers like English where we have to write quickly, and Maths & Stats so our numericals are clear. My cartridge pen (which annoyingly only comes in blue ink, something were not allowed to use!) is again WHSmith own brand, which is the only one I can use. Much better than any Parkers, MB's or Cartiers I've used. The pen itself was £3.99. I bought the 60 pack of cartridges in black, they cost £3.19 - much cheaper than packs of individual pens!


And just to add in right at the end, just in case any of you were curious as to what shoes I'll be wearing this year I picked this pretty pair up from the dreaded amongst most teenagers: Clarks. They were £25 if I'm correct.


Are you looking forward to this school year? What does yours involve?


20 comments :

  1. I love your bag and I'm dreading going back to school...

    Chloe xo

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the bag, can't believe how strict your school is! x

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  3. I went back to school jst over 2 weeks ago now because I'm in Scotland so I've already had the joys of stationary shopping -it's my favourite thing about going back to school ha! our school sounds so trict! At mine some people come in in blue dnim shorts and don't get told off even though our uniform is black tousers/skirt! The shoes areactually lovely, and it's pretty cool tht they're from Clarke's haha. :)x

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    1. Oh my gosh coming to school in denim shorts would be like pure heaven hahah! <3

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  4. I love posts like this too! I might have to adopt your idea ;) . My school is pretty much the same as yours in levels of strictness, I feel your pain! I love your new blog design (: xx

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    1. Do it! I'd love to read your version! And thankyou, I'm glad you like it! <3

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  5. I love your new school bag and school shoes ! x

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  6. nice shoes!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. i love buying stationary for a new school year although im going into my last year at 6th form so this was my last little stationary spending spree, uni doesnt count, haha x

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  8. wow love this post! love this sorta thing!
    oh and could you have a nosey at my new blog, its new but hopefully will be cool!
    aisforayla.blogspot.com

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    1. Oops I think you've pasted the wrong link, thats mine! haha! but of course I'll check out your blog through your GFC profile! <3

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    2. whoops! sorry, i've deleted my past two blogs. you can check my blog out here! sorry!

      www.styleinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. wow your school is so strict! i wear a black bandage skirt with a white blouse or plain white/black/grey tshirt and a black or grey cardigan. Our school bags don't have to be a certain colour and it doesn't matter if they are branded. And I wear full makeup and jewellery every day! x

    hollylikestoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. everyone's school sounds so ideal compared to mine hahah! <3

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  10. great post! your bag is so cute!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // @thelovecatsinc // YT: thelovecatsinc

    ps. my giveaway to win £50 to spend on shoes ends soon, click here!

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  11. I'm feeling so nostalgic reading this!!
    I found your blog via bbloggers blog hop - hello ^.^
    N xoxo
    The Blonde Ethos

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  12. This really helped! loved it,
    do you mind cheacking my blog out pretty please? sort of a newbie :(

    http://floralbeautyteen.blogspot.co.uk

    floralbeautyteen

    xxx

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  13. I have a different Cath Kidston bag in the same print!

    http://ramblingofabeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Pearl3.9.13

    Don't feel bad, my school is horribly strict! forest green pleated skirts, white button down blouse, black tights, black shoes....the most ridiculous uniform!! Good Luck in Sixth Form ( I dont really know what that means, but I'm guessing its eleventh grade in high school??)

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  15. I love these posts. I used to have a Cath Kidston bag for school, it was one of the best bags I've used. Great post, and lovely blog! :D

    http://justagirlcalledrebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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