17 Sep 2015

a new academic year, an updated stationery arsenal

A new academic year has begun and this inevitably calls for a new selection of stationery. I go through phases of what stationery I like using and this post is going to show what I intend to start the year with.

Inevitably, I'll need to take loads and loads of notes so that when it comes to revision time, I'm not still catching up on note-taking. For this, I'll need notebooks and I will be using these two Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks and also these B5 Muji ones for the smaller topics. I'm prone to changing my mind at the last moment when it comes to notebooks though so don't be surprised if I blog about a different notebook in the coming months.


To write in these notebooks, I'll be using Muji gel pens and Pilot Juice gel pens for titles and to add a bit of colour, with Zebra Mildliners used predominantly for highlighting. Other pens that may also make an appearance are Staedtler Fineliners and Uniball Eye rollerballs. There is also an increasing amount of fountain pen in my notes now and I am making a prediction that they will be my primary writing tool by the end of this academic year.


Finally, no arsenal is complete without post-it notes. These smaller sized ones at the top are great for my revision notes and the Martha Stewart ones at the bottom are just too adorable not to be included in this post. I do like the pastel colour of them too - nothing worse than bright fluorescent, harsh-on-the-eye colours when revising.


Unfortunately, no new stationery this academic year but I have a ridiculous amount of supplies to still get through which meant I couldn't justify splashing out. That's not to say I won't order a few bits and bobs during the year (like I did last year) but for now, I'm content with using what I have. (Plus, I'm on a self-enforced stationery and clothes shopping ban until the second week of November - with the exception of ink if I am desperately running out.)

8 comments

  1. Those pastel post-its! I'm normally all for bright colors all the time, but entirely understand why they wouldn't be suited for your needs! Plus, these ones you have here are fantastic colors!

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  2. I need pastel post-its in my life! I stopped using mine recently just because they're too harsh on my eyes... I switched to pastel highlighters, think I need to do the same with post-its!

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    1. Definitely agree with everything you've said - bright highlighters and post-its make my eyes hurt after a while. My eyes have been under less strain since I switched to pastels so I would definitely recommend them :) x

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  3. What size are the leuchtterm 1917 notebooks in the picture?

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  4. What brand are the pastel post-it notes at the top and where did you buy them? I've been searching for good pastel notes, but having trouble finding them. Thanks! :-)

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    1. Hiya, they're the standard Post-It brand and I found them on Amazon :) x

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