Some may think buying clothes is the best part of back-to-school shopping, but I beg to differ -- it's buying school supplies! New pencils, notebooks, the smell of never-been-used binders... ahhh, heaven. Of course, just like picking out the perfect outfit, you have to put careful thought and consideration into your academic accessories. Here are five fun items with load of personality.
♥ OMFG Notebook, Fred Flare ($8). That's right, whether it's the latest gossip or a pop quiz, you can jot your OMFG-thoughts in this LOL notebook. ♥ Lisa Frank Pencil Pouch, Lisa Frank ($5). Is Lisa Frank a design genius or someone who has drunk too much "kool aid"? No matter the case, we love her crazy rainbow landscapes of bears, unicorns and floating peace signs.
♥ Vintage Typewriter Pocket Planner, Buy Olympia ($14). Keep organized with this super suave planner with illustrations by artist Samantha Kahn.
♥ 5 in 1 Color Ballpoint Pen & Propelling Pencil, Muji ($6). Muji makes the best pens, and this one comes with five different colors AND a pencil. Muji = ichiban.
♥ My Melody USB Key, Sanrio ($35). Need to transfer some files in computer lab? Just use this 4gb USB key shaped like My Melody. Oh yeah, she's tech savvy.