Real talk? Next week is September. And those back to school signs have been up in all the box stores since oh, say, July 6. So while we’re not headed back to class, we’re ready for a little upgrade of our office supplies.

First, a backpack. I’ve been a devote of the leather tote for quite some time but recently I decided that days spent exploring my city on foot require something better for my back. Luckily, this Timbuk2 bag is stylish enough for meetings yet hauls my laptop comfortably. Likewise, earbuds can be tucked away neatly (no more detangling!) thanks to a cord keeper. I’m a pen and paper girl, especially for to-do lists so a fun notepad and great pen are a must. Paper clip or stapler? Depends on the job to be done, but everything will stay neat and tidy in a desk caddy. Guess it’s time to get back to work!

1. Paper clips // 2. Notepad // 3. Stapler // 4. Backpack // 5. Pens // 6. Cord keeper // 7. Desk caddy