back to school: the desktop

It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to head back to school. Even if it has been years since you packed up a backpack, I think we can all agree that this time of year makes us all crave some fresh new office supplies.

I love how staplers, tape dispensers and even paper clips have gotten glamorous upgrades lately. My parents would have been in big trouble if these would have been around back in my day.

And while I love a little sparkle, I also think everything on your desk should serve a purpose. Here I included my favorite pens, a notebook that folds over onto itself (the best kind in my opinion) and a pretty calendar to keep you organized.

But, you know, it doesn't all have to be business. Why not spice up your life with a tortoise paper weight? Or corral your paperclips with this adorable zebra tray? Or that peacock letter opener? It's even on sale! I'm secretly devastated that I started my spending freeze before I could take advantage of that. Or before I could take advantage of any of this for that matter. I think they would all get my year off to an excellent start.

What desk accessories brighten your day?