Monday, 20 July 2015

Desk (not so) Essentials

Stationary has always been a love of mine. There's no better way to make me feel motivated and organised than to purchase a brand new pencil case, pens and desk supplies. For as long as I can remember, the main perk of starting a new school year was the obligatory trip to WH Smith to choose the cutest stationary to impress my school pals with. Very little has changed and starting my first real job after graduating from University meant only one thing... A trip to Paperchase for a few desk 'essentials'.

All stationary addicts will know that walking into a stationary store to buy one item is a virtually impossible feat, so, predictably I left the store with more than I required (which was a simple notepad). I opted for a colourful metallic notepad with a magnetic closure (£6), and couldn't resist buying a pineapple printed mechanical pen (£2.50) to match. The Russian Doll highlighters (£3) were impossible to pass by and of course I had to buy a tiny pencil case (£4) to keep them in! Because Paperchase accept student discount cards, I was able to take advantage of the last few months of one of the biggest perks of attending University!

Does anyone else share my love of stationary? Where is your favourite place to buy your desk essentials?



  1. very cute, love the notebook.

    xx Falasha

  2. lovely post!
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    Jess |

  3. the print of the notebook is so gorgeous, i love it! x

    Becky | BCKY.CO.UK

  4. I love the (not so) essentials. Lovely! :)

  5. I love all these stationary bits, especially the print on the notepad and the highlighters. I need to head to Paperchase to restock on stationary before returning to uni in September

    ps. love ya new layout xo
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  6. that note pad is so cute!!! very cute little accents to add to the desk.

    love the blog too, girl! if you get the chance, i'd love for you to check out mine and let me know what you think! (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)

    have a great week! :)
    love, rach.
    So, hi.

    1. It is isn't it? I love the metallic finish! Thanks for reading xx

  7. I totally agree! There certainly is not better way to motivate yourself than to add some new stationary to your collection. Extra points if it's super cute or scented!!? I love pineapples (my planner cover is turquoise with pineapples printed across it) so that mechanical pencil has "me" written all over it!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

    1. Exactly- stationary is such a great way to brighten up your workspace. I love pineapple prints too! Thanks for stopping by :)


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