A lot of kids have already started school, but here in NYC, our kids first day is tomorrow! Whoop whoop! But even so, I’m pretty damn sure half of them don’t have their school supplies yet! LOL (Some parents either just don’t have the money to buy everything all at once, or just too damn busy enjoying vacation on some damn island that they forgot. LOL I hope I don’t sound too envious at the moment, but bahhumbug! LOL)
But moving on from their oh so lovely vacations that I’m clearly not a part of, and on to the fact that this year we need to take notes with fancy school supplies! When I was in JHS, I vividly remember us all comparing (or staring at) each others school supplies, gossiping about who had what, and where we got it from and so forth.
That’s why I created this post! Whether you’re in JHS, high school, or going off to college, you’re still gonna need the basics! (And since we NEED school supplies, why shouldn’t they be cute?)
(FYI: None of these photos were taken by me, I just pulled them off of their sites so you can see what they look like! I don’t take credit for any of these photos.)
Here’s a list of school supplies every Black girl needs this year:
Every girl needs cute notebooks right? Don’t argue with me on this one, kay? LOL I don’t care if these notebooks cost $4 a pop and you could get a dozen of plain notebooks for the same damn price at Target. The point is, not only are these notebooks really, REALLY, cute, and any black girl would be proud to walk around with one of these during the school year, but they’re also made from a mother who’s also black! BAM! So how’s that! Now you can’t tell me you don’t have 4 bucks to support a black owned business damn it!
The company is called Innovative Supplies, and she’s even hired a few young men to help, which gives them a great way to earn some pocket change! I’ll be teaching a class this Fall called Youth Communication for my kids at work (after school program) and I’m totally gonna ask my boss to buy me a batch of these notebooks for them to use! They’re just so damn cute! So yeah, go support! But more importantly, make sure the girls you know have something cute to write in this year!
They’re also gonna need …
Pens & Pencils
Look how cute these pens from Mochi Things are! My sister actually told me about this store and now I think I’m in love. But seriously, everyone has to write, so why not do that in style?
Then there’s these …
3-in-one pens & pencils! Each pen has either black and red ink, or blue and pink ink, plus a mechanical pencil! What girl doesn’t love writing her notes in colors other than the regular black and blue ink? (Note: The blue ink in these pens aren’t the regular dark blue ink we’re used to, it’s a really pretty light shade of blue.) So yeah, get her some cute pens to go with her cute notebooks!
Last but not least, every girl needs …
And these folders, also from Mochi Things, are cute as hell! First of all, they’re not your standard 2-pocket folders, they’re more on the portfolio side, but they also look like cute notebooks! And what’s really nice about having cute portfolio folders is that instead of just stuffing all your papers into the left or right pockets, then having to search for days through them to find the right sheet (but not before it all drops to the damn floor and now you have to pick them up and sort them out again, lol), you can actually see everything! Hell, you could flip through your papers and study at the same time. You can’t tell me that’s not worth it!
Now I’m not saying she has to have ALL her notebooks from Innovative Supplies, and ALL her pens and folders from Mochi Things, or any company for that matter, but maybe one or two cute things to help balance out the ugliness in her book bag, kay? LOL (Oh lawd, and please make sure her book bag is cute this year!)
Okay, okay, I’m done now! LOL Are you gonna support either of these brands this year? If so, leave a comment below and let me know!
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