Saturday, 22 August 2015

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Hello Lovelies! I was inspired to do this post by one of my best friends Amy who has been on a gap year this year, and lives literally five minutes away from me. She's off to Uni this year (and I am going to miss her SO much) and although I'm sad she's leaving I wanted to put together a list of fun uni essentials that she and my followers can use. Of course this list isn't everything - you can find so many helpful ones online of all you need but I hope it starts to get you inspired and excited about uni whether you're going there for the first time or returning. But even if you aren't off to uni, there are still things here that you might want to add to your home too!


MAKING A HOUSE A HOME


1.White Picture Frame Trio £10.00 [x] | 2. George Home Letter V Cushion £5.00 [x] | 3. Cotton Cushion Cover £3.99 [x] 4. Heart Multi Collage Frame £20.00 [x] | 5. Fake Fur Blanket £49.99 [x] | 6. Elephant Lamp in Mint [x] | 7. 3 Pack Candles £4.99 [x]


Picture frames are a great way to easily make a place feel like home, go for a large one for multiple photos like this lovely Heart Multi Collage Frame or go for something a little more versatile like this White Picture Frame Trio which can either be placed on a surface on hung on the wall. For your bed get a blanket like this fluffy Fake Fur Blanket for the colder months, and add some cushions like this George Home Letter Cushion or this minimal Cotton Cushion Cover. To accessorise your room look for pretty candle sets like this Pack of 3 or fun lamps like this utterly adorable Elephant Lamp in Mint.

KITCHEN
1. Mint Jar [x] | 2. Jumbo Cutlery Drainer £11.99 [x] | 3. Panda Stackable Bowl and Mug Set £40.00 [x] | 4. Silicone Kitchen Essentials £4.00 each [x] | 5. It's Not All Rainbow Sprinkles Coaster £2.95 [x] | 6. George Home Natural Double Oven Glove £2.00 [x] | 7. Legitim Chopping Board Set of 2 £2.00 [x] | 8. Skack Serving Bowl Set of 2 £3.00 [x]

Add a bit of sunshine to your kitchen with these Skack Serving Bowls Set of 2 and buy a coaster like this It's Not All Rainbow Sprinkles Coaster to instantly and easily add a little character to your room. Of course you'll need some cooking essentials, but look for these in fun colours like this Legitim Chopping Board Set or these Silicone Kitchen Essentials. For a more muted look try much more neutral colours like on this George Home Natural Double Oven Glove or this pretty Mint Jar. If you like a bit of novelty, get one of these Jumbo Cutlery Drainers (The excess water comes out of its trunk!) or this super adorable but annoyingly expensive Panda Stackable Bowl and Mug Set which is perfect for Uni meals. 

BATHROOM

1. George Home Gold Spot Bath Accessories from £0.75 [x] | 2. Segea 4-piece bathroom set £7.00 [x] | 3. John Lewis Pale Duck Egg Towels (£1.50-£15.00) [x] | 4. Guide To Laundry Canvas Bin £20.00 [x] | 5. Home Collection Basics Mauve Super-soft cotton towel bale £25.00 [x] | 4 Piece Cotton Towel Bales in Light Pink £20.00 [x]

If you're lucky enough to have your own en suite or sink in your room, you might want to invest in a few bathroom accessories from this pretty Gold Spot Bath Collection or buy this super girly pink Segea 4-piece set. To avoid just throwing dirty clothes on the floor (lazy girl problems), invest in a laundry basket like this fun Guide To Laundry Canvas Bin that will explain all your clothes labels to you! For towels there are a lot of options, you can either buy each towel separately like these super pretty Duck Egg Towels or buy a set like this Mauve Super-soft Cotton Tower Bale or this 4 Piece Cotton Towel Bales in Light Pink.

STATIONERY
1. Believe You Can A5 Notebook £8.00 [x] | 2. A4 10 Subject Notebook £8.00 [x] | 3. Geometric Shopping List £3.50 [x] | 4. Ladybird Push Pins Pack of 20 £2.00 [x] | 5. Geometric Jotter Block £5.00 [x] | 6. Stop Procrastinating Post It Notes £3.50 [x] | 7. Dancing Pug Tape £4.50 [x] | 8. Jamie Mitchell Set of 3 A6 Notebooks £5.95 [x]

To add a bit of fun to otherwise dull files and notebooks, customise them with tape like this fun Dancing Pug Tape by Gemma Correll or similarly for pin boards use these fun Ladybird push pins to add a bit of life. Channel your inner Hermione and pick up some of these Stop Procrastinating Post It Notes and a 10 Subject Notebook to give yourself some motivation to actually study! If you love lists pick up this pretty Geometric Shopping List for shopping lists or general to dos and have a little Geometric Jotter Block around on your desk for general reminders. For a prettier approach to note taking pick up one of these pretty Believe you Can Notebooks or this set of three small quirky Animal Notebooks by Jamie Mitchell.

Thank you for reading lovelies! Let me know what you think of My Guide To Uni Essentials and let me know if anything has caught your eye! If you're off to uni this year have an amazing time and remember that it might be difficult at first but once you're settled in you'll be just fine!

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  1. Such a cute selection - especially the homeware!

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  2. Great selection, I LOVE the elephant lamp! xx
    Chasing Belle

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    1. Me too haha (it's one of my all time favourite homeware pieces!) x

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  3. This is such a wonderfully helpful post! Everything that you featured is really cute, too ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks Amy xx Glad it's helpful too!

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  4. There are too many gorgeous things here! I spied those gold spot bath accessories in store a few weeks ago and I so regret not picking them up x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Aww it's a shame you didn't, they are so gorgeous! x

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  5. Great post idea! I always love looking for inspiration for homeware when going back to Uni. :)
    I think the best way to make a house a home is to make it cosy, add blankies, pillows, candles, fairy lights and stuff around the place. Last year my housemates had those green and blue chopping boards, they're really good. :) I really want to get cute stationary for the year. :3

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    1. Ooh I definitely agree with you :) Fairy lights is a great idea to give a more homely feel x

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  6. loving the items! I need to get the necessities before I moved to my new place and start my university :D

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart
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  7. Yaaaasss your homeware picks are always the best let alone a university essentials list! You have amazing taste I will definitely use this in the near future! x

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  8. This is soo useful! My friend's moving out for uni this september! Your picks are so cute too, thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Aww thanks Vanisha! Hope you find it useful x

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