This Fun Brand Makes Me Wish I Was Going Back to School

updated May 3, 2019
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Adulting is hard. I mean, the end of the summer is just as sad to me now as it was when I was a kid, and these days, nobody takes me out and buys me a bunch of new gear to get me motivated. All kidding aside though, shopping for back to school supplies was easily one of my favorite things growing up. There’s something about buying a fresh notebook, brand new pens, and even a new binder that just makes you feel like maybe this could be your year, you know? I legit miss having the chance to hit the reset button once September rolls around, but who says it has to be this way? I haven’t really gotten excited about office supplies since Poppin changed the game a few years back. That is, until I recently discovered Ooly.

Apparently this colorful, happy office and art supplies brand has been around since 2005, which makes me feel like we’ve got a lot of catching up to do. What I like the most about Ooly is they have all that scratch-and-sniff unicorn business going on for the kiddos (and monsters, too), which I’d be all over if I were, say, 10 years old again. After all, Lisa Frank was my school supplies style icon. But in addition to that youthful fare, Ooly also stocks decent art and crafting materials in a rainbow of colors for budding creatives. They also carry more sophisticated pen, pencil, and notebook options for the adults, so you can treat the littles in your life—and yourself.

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Right now, I’m feeling the Oh My Ombré! mechanical pencils and pocket journals. The Holla! Graphic Graphite Pencils would also look pretty cool paired with my white lacquer pencil cup. Could the names be any cuter, by the way? If I can’t fulfill my lifelong dream of naming a nail polish or paint color, maybe Ooly will give me a shot at school supplies game? You can browse by category or collection, and Ooly has also grouped their BTS offerings by age to make it easy. They also sell gift sets for kids and adults. And a percentage of every purchase goes to to help teachers and students, so you can can feel good about spending your cash on this loot.

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So if you’re a little bit of a last minute back-to-school shopper, lucky you! You can get in on all the colorful Ooly fun now. Or just remember the site when you (or someone in your life) need a bit of a desk refresh.