Something that would always make me look forward to a new school term, would be buying new stationery. Purchasing a pencil case, buying new pens and notepads to write in, and then a new school bag to house them all was terribly exciting for me. Paired with new school shoes, I was ready to tackle the school term head on, and made saying goodbye to the summer holidays that bit easier.
However, I'm no longer at school. But that doesn't mean that stationery still doesn't make me happy. Because honestly, over the past few years I have been a sucker for a pretty notepad, or pen or diary. I have one in every room, which i reach for, when inspiration hits or when I need to draw up a 'To Do' list. Tbh, I spend more time writing to do lists then I probably do doing the stuff on there. Oh life.
The other day, I was in TK Maxx, or TJ Maxx if you're from across the pond, where I came across some seriously pretty stationery. It was laid on in racks which you had to go through individually. With most things being on their own, it was a real treasure hunt and I found a couple of gems. First was this Kate Spade inspired notepad that i just fell in love with. I love black and gold and haven't got a notebook like it.
I also picked up this cute clipboard and pad which I thought would be just perfect for making 'To Do' lists on. I loved the colours and again don't own anything like it so had to get it! I couldn't believe though how many cute things were in there though, and you must go have a look to find some unique stationery.
I also had a look round the high street and compiled a list of some gorgeous notepads that are on sale right now. Perfect for making notes, writing down your thoughts, or even for just display in the house. You can't go wrong with pretty stationery.
Where's your favourite place to buy stationery from?