It's in the Bag - The Surznick Common Room

Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's in the Bag

Every year I go through a bit of seasonal depression... back to school seasonal depression. Day in and day out I go to work smack dab in the middle of Pittsburgh's major college campuses, surrounded by students walking to and from class, hanging with their friends, studying at the Cathedral of Learning (AKA Hogwarts)... you know the drill.

I loved going back to school as a kid (and even more so in college when it meant living with my best friends 24/7.) New pencils, folders, and backpacks are what dreams were made of back then. Even though I've been out of school for *cough* four *cough* years now, I still get that left out feeling every August when I see signs for freshman orientation and the bus packed with new student faces. Even seeing my IUP coffee mug on my desk at work gets me all mopey.

But today I am going to indulge myself and pretend that it's back to school time for me too!

Picking out a new bag for school was probably the best part of back to school shopping. This is the bag that you are going to have to use EVERYDAY, so it had to be a good one. I actually think I remember every backpack/tote bag I used for school in my 17 years as a student! Today I'm rounding up all the bags I would love to have if I was going back to school!

 one / two / three

These are all from ModCloth and obviously adorable (especially the kitty!) I haven't bought a new bag since I picked up this tote bag for work last fall and I'd love to get my hands on one of these! Which one is your favorite?! I think my #1 most important bag quality is that it holds my Nalgene bottle upright without falling over... normal or crazy? You don't have to answer that.

xo, Sarah


  1. I love that cat backpack! I also get the urge to buy school supplies every year.

  2. Love all these bags and I think Fall time is the perfect time when all the kids get new bags and backpacks to get a new one for yourself! PS Love that white sweater in the third picture!