school outfits + backpack

What I have been loving wearing to school, and what's in my backpack!

grey cardigan by Topshop (



pink crop tee by Glassons (sold out)

cotton drop crotch pants by Assembly

black slip ons by Rubi Shoes

backpack by Shooting Sparrow

watch by Stark (



Oh boy I love this outfit. I have been looking for a grey mohair cardigan for

so so long

, from when I first saw one in Witchery on sale for almost $200 NZ (!!) and then summer came, and the only other place that had them was Acne at $390 USD (!!!!!!!!). Then I remembered Topshop - wonderful Topshop. I had a browse and they had two - one a charcoal grey and one a lighter grey. The charcoal one came on sale for £35 so I snapped it up because I knew I would pretty much be wearing it all winter.

I also recently bought these amazing pants from Assembly after seeing

Jasmine in them in an amazing outfit post

. I ended up buying the tee she wore too, I love it so much. They are perfect for the transition from summer to winter to layer with tees and cardigans.

And my backpack! I actually found a nice one! It's from a place called

Shooting Sparrow

, and it is really nice thick canvas. And now for what's inside...

This is my favourite pencil case


. I think it is meant to be a wash bag, but that also makes it a perfect home for pencils etc.! It is from Country Road. Don't you absolutely love the pattern? And I bought matching pens from Kikki.K's new collection 'Why Not' because... why not?! I think the colours are so gorgeous.

This is my absolutely adorable Student Planner from Kikki.K. I wanted something very practical to organise my homework, due dates, exam dates and everything like that, especially for year 12, and this one popped up on Kikki.K. Ahh its perfect! It is actually so practical and I have been using it tons so far. It has a timetable section at the front, monthly/weekly/daily planners, subject info, exam date and book reading sections and a note section. I also really love the fact that it has a clear plastic cover on it so that the paper doesn't get dirty or tear in my bag.

A few other practical things I keep in my backpack are:

+ math book covered in grey plus paper (my free printable)

+ 3 visual diaries for Art, Design and Graphics

+ a clearfile for handouts and stray papers

+ a typo A4 spinout notebook for Correspondence

+ my laptop for all of my other school work

+ a lip balm

+ my phone

+ headphones for the bus

+ water & lunch

School has been very overwhelming so far, but I am absolutely LOVING taking three art subjects. I get a lot more freedom this year so I can express my real style haha! I may be posting some progress and things like that if you are interested?

I hoped you liked this little peek into school stuff, I have lots more posts planned at the moment too so it shouldn't be another two weeks before I post again (!!!!).

What do you keep in your school bag?

- Chloe