Going back to college means a lot of things. Pulling off the greatest beginning-of-the-year house party, signing up for those required classes, purchasing the required new wardrobe, and the task of buying oh-so-expensive new textbooks. Adding insult to injury, you know that trying to sell... [More]

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Tulle-Around Backpack

So where was this Tulle-Around Backpack ($60) when we were going back-to-school shopping in 1993? Our preteen selves would've rocked the heck out of those ruffles. Although, to be fair, our mothers would've known better than to buy a backpack that was so expensive and... [More]

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XO(eco) Lunch Kit with Lunch Case

Lauren Conrad's new project, XO(eco), is a collaboration with BlueAvocado to create items both environment- and fashion-friendly. Reduce your carbon footprint by opting to carry your workday lunch in the XO(eco) Lunch Kit with Lunch Case ($29, pre-order). The darling bird design extends from the... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Evil Genius Pencils

Even evil geniuses should sketch out their plans in pencil before solidifying them in pen. Pick up a pack of Evil Genius Pencils ($4) by The Carbon Crusader and still have plenty of funding left over for your freeze ray. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just... [More]

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Crock-Pot Lunch Crock

The Crock-Pot Lunch Crock ($20) makes us so very happy! We've got nothing against the breakroom microwave, per se, but warming our food slowly and safely on our desks yields much more flavorful lunches. Our pasta leftovers don't congeal and separate, soups warm thoroughly, and... [More]

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Chalk Calendar Wall Decal

We're sure you've got your scheduling down pat, but if you're anything like us, a big, in-your-face, hard-to-miss reminder is sometimes absolutely necessary for date nights, dentists' appointments, and Dad's birthday. We've got a Chalk Calendar Wall Decal ($40, on sale) from PBTeen hanging in... [More]

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The Dot Print Backpack in Blue

Is school starting soon? It's only been a week and we're already over summer vacation. Bring on new school wardrobes, fresh pencils, and spiral-bound notebooks! And especially bring on The Dot Print Backpack in Blue ($52). JanSport, we love you, but it's time to have... [More]

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Albertus Thermal Flask

Pack up your summer melon gazpacho in one of these darling Albertus Thermal Flasks ($25). They make us want to head outside on our lunch break and picnic under a tree. We may only have an hour before it's back to the grind, but we're... [More]

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Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

If you had told us in high school (or even college) that we'd miss carrying around a backpack filled with a funky assortment of pens and notepads, we would have thought you were nuts. Yet here we are five years later, wishing we had a... [More]

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Anschtecka Backpack

Sign us up for summer school, please! We don't think we can wait until fall to get our hands on this Anschtecka Backpack ($300)! We want to fill it with textbooks and spend our days curled up in the library reading postmodern American literature. Possibly... [More]

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The Kind Diet

Alicia Silverstone may have starred as Cher Horowitz, but there's nothing "clueless" about The Kind Diet ($12). From delicious recipes, to important information on why a plant-based diet is the key to being kind to ourselves, animals, and the environment, this book is a must-read... [More]

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Kum PenPass

This daringly green "pen" hides a secret: remove the cap, and with a flick of your ninja wrist, the Kum PenPass ($15) reveals itself to be not a pen at all, but a compass. It's a dream come true for the .0005% of the population... [More]

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You Shall Not Pass Self-Inking Stamp

We don't know about you, but we've got plenty of teacher friends who would get a big kick out of the You Shall Not Pass Self-Inking Stamp ($10). We suppose this would have to be a novelty gift, but we'd definitely hand it over with... [More]

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Fairytale Feast Lunch Bag

After that gazpacho incident this past summer, our lunch bags haven't been the same (Gazpacho: yums to eat...not so much to still be smelling in the crevices of your bag 3 months later...). We've been lazily looking for a new one and think we've settled... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Lisa Frank Book Skinz

You protect yourself with a raincoat, sunscreen, condoms, etc. Your protect your cat by keeping him inside. You protect your good jewelry by hiding it in your secret place at the bottom of your dirty laundry hamper. You protect everything that's worth anything to you... [More]

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Crayola Collector's Colors Box Set

Is the best part of a new school year not a fresh batch of school supplies? (Some of you may believe it's back to school clothes shopping, but those of us editors who spent our years in uniforms wholeheartedly disagree.) Get a little something extra... [More]

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Eco Highlighters

Calling all college-attending Outblush readers! We dunno about you, but we used to go through MANY packages of highlighters each semester - we were a bit OCD about highlighting "important" bits of text. And more than once, we opened our backpacks to find that our... [More]

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Old Navy Girls Lace-Trim Leggings

We don't know about you, but when we were kids, we had about a million pairs of lace-trim leggings. Okay, not literally a million, but several. We wore them with baby doll shirts and scrunch socks. Old Navy is bringing them back this school season... [More]

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PlanetBox Kits

Okay, so one of these awesome PlanetBox Kits ($35-60) can be a little on the pricey side, but hear us out. First, it's stainless steel so it's not going to rust or leak or get beat up when junior bangs it against every seat on... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Oscar the Grouch Tin Tote

Get benta, de la Renta. The real Oscar is in town. The mere fact that they're calling this Oscar the Grouch Tin Tote ($9) a "tin tote" and not a lunchbox means that you are totally, completely, free and clear to get yourself one, even... [More]

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