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If I Were Going Back To School

I’m not going back to school….but I can dream about it right? Now that my daughter is off to kindergarten this year, I keep having flashbacks of back-to-school shopping. I remember begging for Gap and Guess clothes (and getting generic instead). I thought the best day ever was when my mom bought me my horse Trapper Keeper. Does anyone remember that store Units from the 80′s? I had a few pieces from there that were interchangeable into at least 400 outfits.

Below is my back to school list as an adult. I don’t NEED these things….but they would make school so much more fun.

So here’s a question: what products do you remember from back-to-school shopping?


  • For the books I don’t have….. 1 of 11
    For the books I don't have.....
    I love the neon colors of these satchels from J Crew. Pricey, but fabulous.
    Flourescent satchel via J Crew. (Price: $170.00)
  • To replace the stuff my mom gave away…… 2 of 11
    To replace the stuff my mom gave away......
    Can I please have my horse themed Trapper Keeper back? I know my mom gave it away without telling me. .
    80's Trapper Keeper via Like Totally 80s. (Price: Definitely Priceless)
  • To replace my tabloid magazines….. 3 of 11
    To replace my tabloid magazines.....
    The covers of these classics make me want to throw out my Vanity Fair and get back to basics!
    Hardcover Leatherbound Classics via Barnes and Noble. (Price: $18.00)
  • To hold my milk money….. 4 of 11
    To hold my milk money.....
    I can share with my daughter right? The cutest for holding lunch money. I had one of these growing up. I never had any money though. And my lunch money was a lunch ticket....so maybe this would just hold my bubble gum flavored lipgloss.
    Keroppi Coin Bag via Sanrio. (Price: $14.75)
  • For dressing up…… 5 of 11
    For dressing up......
    These get the gold medal. The perfect Converse. I was a tomboy so I'd be staying true to myself.
    Girls Gold Glitter Converse via J Crew. (Price: $60.00)
  • For bling….. 6 of 11
    For bling.....
    My daughter already has a pair of these personalized leggings.....but we'll keep buying them until we outgrow the sizes. I used to have personalized pencils in grade school. Blinged out leggings are so much better.
    Personalized leggings via Paperlili. (Price: $45.00)
  • To support handmade….. 7 of 11
    To support handmade.....
    Cutest hoodies. Ever. And handmade! I'd be cute and sophisticated all at the same time.
    Brilla Hoodie via Evy's Tree. (Price: $44.95)
  • For my BFF…… 8 of 11
    For my BFF......
    Secret message pens for passing notes.....and not getting caught. Less detention is key.
    Pens via CB2. (Price: $7.95)
  • For playing dodgeball….. 9 of 11
    For playing dodgeball.....
    I'd need these for gym class....and for signaling the Mars Rover. Dodgeball scares me. Do they even allow dodgeballl anymore?
    Asics Gel Noosavia Lady Foot Locker. (Price: $100.00)
  • For nostalgia….. 10 of 11
    For nostalgia.....
    Because my daughter won't wear them.....so I'll wear them. Saddle shoes rock. Although they only rock now that I'm an adult. I refused to wear them too when I was younger.
    Shoes via Free People. (Price: $69.95)
  • For awesomeness….. 11 of 11
    For awesomeness.....
    This disco ball helmet is just a placeholder for the sweet Vespa I'd want. Assuming I'm allowed to drive to school. When I finally got my Vespa, I'd have to make this helmet too. Is it even street legal?
    Helmet Tutorial via Instructables. (Price: Around $4599.00 for a Vespa, Price varies for DIY helmet supplies)

 

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