Stationery Junkie

I have to admit that I am a stationery junkie. I own a vast amount of stationery, which half the time, I cannot remember buying. It is the type of thing that is a necessity, but unfortunately, not in the quantities that I buy it. I am my own enabler and only encourage myself by thinking that I will always need pens and paper (which is true of course).

Today I thought I would share with you my favourite stationery items that I have bought this month!

I always like to start a new school term with a new pencil case; it is a tradition. This year it took me a while to hunt down one that I liked but I eventually found it here from Not On The Highstreet. I originally wanted the pale blue and white one but it was out of stock so I went for the black and white triangles instead. I really love this pencil case as it is the perfect size to fit everything that I need and the fabric is quite thick and sturdy so should last a while. However, the only negative is that it was slightly more expensive than I would have hoped to pay at £12.

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Next up is my best bargain of the month! I stumbled across these Stabilo fine pens whilst in Sainsburys looking for some dessert strangely enough. They had a surprisingly appealing stationery stand so I was drawn to it. I bought them for £2.49 as they were half price which is a great deal considering the quality of the pens. You could also get them half price in Wilkos for £2.50 (although Sainsburys is 1p cheaper!) the last time I looked! They have a very fine nib and are great for illustrating and writing. They come in a pack of 10 colours, all of which are usable!

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Ring-binders are also school essentials and I love getting patterned designs. I found this striped one in Sainsburys (I think I have a favourite supermarket already…) in the half price stationery section. It was great value for money at £1.24 so I could not resist!

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Lastly is a lovely diary, which could be my favourite purchase. I cannot find a link for it but I got it in Wilkos which is a shop I love! I think it was only £2.50 which is a great price as it is A5. I really enjoy using this diary as it makes me feel more sophisticated and organised, just flicking through the pages looking at my appointments (although they are mainly for the orthodontist!).

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As always, if you have any stationery suggestions or shops to buy it from, I would love to know so leave me a comment!

Lauren x

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