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I always dreaded going back to school in the fall. The silver lining was knowing that my mom would take me to Target to get a new beautiful binder, some kitten folders, a new pack of mechanical pencils and whatever else I could convince her that I needed to make the year less miserable. Ah, sweet, sweet materialism. So here are some essentials to get you excited about going back to school!

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A mirror for your locker is a must-have. It gives you the chance between classes to make sure your hair is still looking good, your lunch isn't stuck between your teeth or reapply chapstick. It's especially useful since sometimes a trip to the bathroom just to glance in a mirror is difficult when you have a measly three minutes before the next bell.


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I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of the composition notebook. It gives you that collegiate look while simultaneously keeping you from getting your sweater stuck in the wire loops of a spiral-bound notebook. What's not to like?


 

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I have so many of these highlighters. They're great because they're double-sided! On one side, you have the classic highlighter chisel shape and on the other, a nice pointed felt tip. These highlighters also come in fun, soft colors and are water resistant!


 

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Binders are a school supplies staple. For what felt like the longest time, you could really only get binders in solid colors and I'm so glad companies are branching out. If space isn't your jam, there are still lots of solid colors and even this cool camouflage binder to choose from!


 

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I'm considering buying this for my office desk. It's just so cute! Put up an inspirational quote from literature or a quote from your favorite meme, whatever will get you through the day. And if you're not an ombre fan, this simple gray and white version is just as cool!


 

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I'm snobby about pencils and these are my favorite. The erasers work really well, the pencils are sturdy, the lead is easy to replace and I love the color combinations! I know they're just pencils, but they're really good, okay?