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Back-To-School Essentials for Grown-Ups

By Maddy Weedle, Aug 23


The fun of getting back-to-school supplies doesn’t have to end after you’ve graduated. Whether you’re going back to the classroom, back to the office, or just want to get a bit more organized after the busy summer months, we’ve pulled together a list of on-trend essentials that will help you get back into your fall routine.

1. Agenda: Keeping tabs on your life has never looked so good with this Kate Spade agenda from Indigo Spirit. This is a to-do listers dream come true with monthly and weekly spreads, a contacts section, and note pages, all in a trendy gold polka dot planner.

Indigo Spirit Kate Spade New York® 2015-2016 Large Planner - Gold Dots $38

2. Cubby Organizer: We love this cubby organizer by Umbra - it's perfect for holding your phone, reading glasses and letters. Mount it on the wall at work or at home for a clutter-free organizer. For added convenience, the organizer includes flip down hooks for hanging your purse or light jacket.

Land & Sea Umbra Trigon Cubby Organizer $30

3. Backpack: Backpacks aren’t just for students anymore. Laidback yet luxe, leather backpacks are a statement piece for the fashionable city girl. We love this one from Micheal Kors with multiple zipper pockets and delicate shoulder straps. (It also makes a great travel companion should you be headed somewhere for spring break.) 

Michael Kors Rhea Small Leather Backpack $298

4. Pencil Case: Keep your writing utensils organized at your desk in a cute faux-leather pencil case. This one from H&M has a funky military green colour for fall and a boho tassel on the zipper.

H&M Pencil Case $7.99

5. Little Notebook: Jot down your thoughts and ideas in a pretty little notebook this September. We love this Paris-inspired journal with an ombre effect on the ruled pages.

Papyrus Paris Street Style: Le Journal $12.95

6. Portable Wireless Speaker: Perfect for bringing to and from the office, a portable speaker allows you to listen to your music with the convenience of Bluetooth. This Sony speaker from The Source provides a crisp and clear sound perfect for a little background music while you work.

The Source Sony SRS-X3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $99.96

7. Summer to Fall Transition Jacket: By the time September rolls around, Calgary’s weather tends to vary so it’s time to invest in a jacket that can be worn on both warmer autumn days, or layered for cooler evenings out in the city. We love this drapey and softly structured jacket from Aritzia that has a relaxed and effortless fit.

Aritzia Babaton Lawson Trench Coat $225

8. Magic Eraser: Givenchy’s Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser from Sephora is the ultimate magic eraser for grown-ups. This ingenious little tool instantly removes unwanted traces of eye and lip makeup with its coconut formula so that you don’t have to be afraid if you draw outside the lines. It's perfect for touch ups on the go too.

Sephora Givenchy Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser High Definition $35

9. Trendy Sneakers: Back-to-school also means back to the gym after a summer of BBQs and vacationing. Get workout ready with sneakers from Nike, available at Little Burgundy.

Little Burgundy Nike Roshe One $98

10. Phone Case: Start September right with a girly glitzy phone case. With nearly everyone having a smart phone these days, you'll want to make yours truly stands out for both style and loss prevention reasons. Try this dazzling display of 24 Karat gold that's reminicent of art class and is sure to make your phone uniquely yours. 

Telus Case-Mate Karat $49.99

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Back-To-School Essentials for Grown-Ups

The fun of getting back-to-school supplies doesn’t have to end after you’ve graduated. Whether you’re going back to the classroom, back to the office, or just want to get a bit more organized after the busy summer months, we’ve pulled together a list of on-trend essentials that will help you get back into your fall routine.

1. Agenda: Keeping tabs on your life has never looked so good with this Kate Spade agenda from Indigo Spirit. This is a to-do listers dream come true with monthly and weekly spreads, a contacts section, and note pages, all in a trendy gold polka dot planner.

Indigo Spirit Kate Spade New York® 2015-2016 Large Planner - Gold Dots $38

2. Cubby Organizer: We love this cubby organizer by Umbra - it's perfect for holding your phone, reading glasses and letters. Mount it on the wall at work or at home for a clutter-free organizer. For added convenience, the organizer includes flip down hooks for hanging your purse or light jacket.

Land & Sea Umbra Trigon Cubby Organizer $30

3. Backpack: Backpacks aren’t just for students anymore. Laidback yet luxe, leather backpacks are a statement piece for the fashionable city girl. We love this one from Micheal Kors with multiple zipper pockets and delicate shoulder straps. (It also makes a great travel companion should you be headed somewhere for spring break.) 

Michael Kors Rhea Small Leather Backpack $298

4. Pencil Case: Keep your writing utensils organized at your desk in a cute faux-leather pencil case. This one from H&M has a funky military green colour for fall and a boho tassel on the zipper.

H&M Pencil Case $7.99

5. Little Notebook: Jot down your thoughts and ideas in a pretty little notebook this September. We love this Paris-inspired journal with an ombre effect on the ruled pages.

Papyrus Paris Street Style: Le Journal $12.95

6. Portable Wireless Speaker: Perfect for bringing to and from the office, a portable speaker allows you to listen to your music with the convenience of Bluetooth. This Sony speaker from The Source provides a crisp and clear sound perfect for a little background music while you work.

The Source Sony SRS-X3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $99.96

7. Summer to Fall Transition Jacket: By the time September rolls around, Calgary’s weather tends to vary so it’s time to invest in a jacket that can be worn on both warmer autumn days, or layered for cooler evenings out in the city. We love this drapey and softly structured jacket from Aritzia that has a relaxed and effortless fit.

Aritzia Babaton Lawson Trench Coat $225

8. Magic Eraser: Givenchy’s Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser from Sephora is the ultimate magic eraser for grown-ups. This ingenious little tool instantly removes unwanted traces of eye and lip makeup with its coconut formula so that you don’t have to be afraid if you draw outside the lines. It's perfect for touch ups on the go too.

Sephora Givenchy Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser High Definition $35

9. Trendy Sneakers: Back-to-school also means back to the gym after a summer of BBQs and vacationing. Get workout ready with sneakers from Nike, available at Little Burgundy.

Little Burgundy Nike Roshe One $98

10. Phone Case: Start September right with a girly glitzy phone case. With nearly everyone having a smart phone these days, you'll want to make yours truly stands out for both style and loss prevention reasons. Try this dazzling display of 24 Karat gold that's reminicent of art class and is sure to make your phone uniquely yours. 

Telus Case-Mate Karat $49.99

Like our blog? Have a say in the content you read by filling out our short survey. Click Here to begin!