This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SToK Cold Brew Coffee. The opinions and text are all mine.
With my little sister going back to school last week, I can’t help but reminisce! It’s been a little over 3 years since I graduated from college, but there’s just something about the school section at Target that still makes me go on a full on shopping spree!! haha! Who’s with me?! 🙋🏻🙋🏻
I mean… Target in general has that effect on me really! haha! But I also can’t stay away from the school section either, even though my school days are now behind me!
… Is that weird?? Do any of you guys, who are already done with school (and don’t have kids!) still look through it?! 😂
I just feel like some of the items that I HAD TO HAVE in college, are still used in my everyday life today… or easily could be!!! haha! Sooo… why wouldn’t I stock up on those items every year…?
You know what I’m talking about!
Everyone has their favorite ball pointe pens.. their favorite pencils.. their go-to snacks and drinks… And of course… their favorite items to decorate their dorm room or apartment! In my case now, I’m obviously talking about an apartment, but they obviously work for both.
I know y’all know what I’m talkin’ about! The cute little string lights, the fluffy pillows, the fun wall art.. Target ALWAYS has something new and they get me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!!!
So let’s get into my favorite back to school items that I still feel are very relevant to this day!!!
First off, you guys know I try not to drink a lot of coffee, unless I’m either A. Really tired, B. Have a BUNCH to do, with very little time, or recently… C. Just craving a little coffee taste!
And recently one, or two of those scenarios have been happening more often than not, with all the traveling I’ve been doing!!
Not only have I been traveling 3x as much, the workload seems to have almost tripled as well! So you can imagine the need for a little caffeine to get me through the day!
And same goes for my days back in college! Especially my senior year!! I had TONS of projects and papers due and the tests and finals felt never-ending, so I also felt a need for a little motivation in a bottle!
While SToK Cold Brew wasn’t around during my college days, IT IS NOW and I’m SO thankful!!!
I wasn’t a huge fan of coffee before, because of the bitter taste, but SToK Cold Brew has a smooth finish, thanks to their filtering process! They also steep for at least 10 hours, so it really gives you that bold flavor of the bean, vs normal iced coffee where it’s just brewed hot and poured over ice! Notttttt my cup of tea! haha!
So SToK has pretty much taken over my life now and I’m not even mad about it!
As for my fav pencils… I’m a mechanical pencil type of girl. And not the plain back or grey kind… or worse… the orange pencil colored ones.. I love me some bright colorful pencils!!.. But if you follow me on Instagram, that’s probably no surprise. Y’all know I love me some color!
And of course, you gotta have your highlighters!! In college, you need to distinguish the term vs the definition for a lot of tests, so highlighters help you find what you’re looking for and quick! Nowadays, I use them when writing down content ideas and for meetings with brands! Highlighters will never be irrelevant!
Colorful sharpies were always on my school list too. There’s no specific need for them, but I’ve just always loved writing in them!
Next up, a cute backpack!! For school, you obviously need a backpack! That’s no surprise! But in my case.. I STILL NEED A BACKPACK! LOL!
Backpacks are so IN this year and people are wearing them instead of a traditional handbags! SOOO I had to check out the backpack section! I’m especially glad they’re in style now, because I lug around my laptop everywhere I go, so I can write blog posts during any downtime I may get.
This black one is super cute and can go with anything!!
Then one of my favorite parts about the back to school section.. the home decor!
I’m a sucker for cute throw pillows! And since becoming my own boss last year, I’m drooling over all things “GIRL BOSS” haha! So this pillow was a given!
In college I also had a back pillow that you can rest on, like the pink one below and I had totally forgot about it until I saw this gorgeous pink fluffy one, just staring at me right there on the shelf!!! LOL! And it was only 14.99! So naturally, I HAD to get it! It’s perfect for when I’m writing on my laptop in bed!
And EVERYONE needs a cute notebook! In college you definitely need a few, but for those not in school, you still need at least one! I’m obsessed with notebooks though, so you might see 4-5 different colored ones on my desk! haha!
And if you don’t need a power strip… well.. I don’t know how you do it!! I will ALWAYS need one for all the stuff that needs to be plugged in! And who says it has to be that ugly tan colored one?! No, no my friends! Pink and white all the way!
And same goes for lighting! If it’s pink and white, then I want it! This pretty light bulb below would have looked so cute in my dorm back in the day, but now it’s going to look even better in my apartment! 😃 Same with this ADORABLE cactus photo holder!! I had TONS of photos in my dorm and these photo lines are great in any home!
But don’t even get me started on the shower wraps!!! I don’t know how I forgot about these either!!! It’s pink obvi, but when you have to share a bathroom with 30+ other girls in the dorms, these things are GREAT! They won’t untie like a towel could, they’re cute, they absorb all the moisture and they just snap or hook on! Super easy and convenient!
You also HAVE to HAVE a cute water bottle to take to class, or in my case now, business meetings! And Target has tonsssss to choose from!
I also still use my planner religiously and who doesn’t wan’t a cute little marquee light?!
But even with all of my old favorite back to school items, my biggest favorite has to be the newest one! I honestly don’t know how I’d get through these crazy last few weeks without my SToK Cold Brew!!
And right now you can save 20% on select SToK cold brew coffee until 9/8 on Cartwheel!
So if you don’t have Cartwheel, go download it!! Like right now! Right now, right! Because you’re SERIOUSLY missing out!!! There are TONS of deals on it that are just waiting for you to save some extra $$$$!
Who doesn’t want to save $$$?!!
I think it’s safe to say everyone does! Right?!
Sooooooooo… now that you’re hopefully downloading the app as we speak, I just have to know…
Are there any other AVID Target shoppers out there?! I knooooowwww I’m not alone! LOL… Gosh, just talking about Target makes me want to drive over there right now!! 😂 Some say I have an addiction… I call it a hobby! 💁🏻
But seriously though, as you can see from this post, whether you’re still in school or have already finished, they have something for everyone!
So if you guys end up going to Target after reading this (because we both know that’s where I’m going LOL), I’d LOVE to see what you guys get!!!
Any excuse for shopping is good enough for me! And I love that water bottle!
hehe thats my motto too!! 🙂
We love cold brew around here! I haven’t tried this kind. We will have to give it a try!!!!
Yes!! It’s really tastey!! 🙂
Backpacks for everyone – so much better for our backs than a single-shoulder bag. And highlighters! EVERYONE needs highlighters! You’ve inspired me to run to the nearest (20 or so) school supply sales.
I couldn’t agree more! Love a good backpack!! And hehe! Thanks for reading! 🙂
So glad I am not the only one who does this. My last child has been out of school for eight years. I still go school shopping at Target.
Right?!! haha! So glad I’m not the only one too! LOL!
I really want to try Stok coffee! It looks so good! And back to school shopping is great! And that backpack is so cute!
It’s really yummy! And isn’t the backpack so cute?! Thanks for reading Amanda!
this post was so cute! I love back to school shopping, especially at Target!
I’m so glad I’m not the only one that goes back to school shopping even though I graduated from college years ago! I just love getting new school supplies, and I think it’s kind of nice to have some fresh stuff every year 🙂 I just get so excited about all the cute new back to school stuff, and of course- TARGET is the only place to go!
I used to love back to school shopping! New outfits and shoes are the best as well as new colored pens 🙂
Love all of your picks – especially the journal! Target always has the cutest things! Will have to try that coffee!
Such a cute post. Shopping is like meditation and I like meditating. Your pics are tempting enough to go for a shopping spree, anyhow.
Love this post.
I always love the sales and back to college stuff they put out.
Who doesn’t love Target! So many great brands and great things for home, the office and school. Love your picks!