uni bag

Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! Today I got told that I’m “backsliding” because this haircut makes me look girly. Lucky I don’t need to tick anyone else’s boxes to count as male! Hope everyone has/had a fantastic day!

Well maybe for some people school started last week but still I hope this post it’s helpful. I had a lot of experiences with backpacks through my highschool years and now in college/ university.

For me the most comfortable way of carrying all my necessities is a backpack and not a bag, here is why:

- Backpack are comfortable and have so much more space
- They come in all shape and sizes and are customizable.
- Easy to wash and a little less expensive.
- No pain on your shoulder or arm because of the heaviness of a bag.

Now for the reason of the post, this for me are the essential things you should have:

- Notebook/iPad: for taking notes and searching in class.

-Journal: for the important dates and thoughts.

-Stationary: Pens (Stabilo, Pilot G2, Muji, Zebra, Staedtler), markers (Sharpie, Zebra Mildliner), washi tape, erasers, sharper, mini stapler and pencils.

- Book of preference: this will help to kill time through your free periods. (Mine right now is Inferno by Dan Brown)

-Water and energy: Remember to carry your bottle of water and some snacks for boosting your energy like energy bars (personally I like Nature Valley), blueberries, cranberries, some cookies, etc…

- Bag of makeup: I’m no the kind of persons who likes to have this item on her bag but it’s a life saver for emergencies, in it I have: compact powder, the lipstick or lipbalm, mascara, Kleenex and tiny container (like those round of Nivea for creams or balm) with Vaseline, this odd container with the Kleenex will help you if you have a smudge mascara and even if you made a mistake with your brows.

-Headphones: for studying, canceling noise or just simply killing time with good music or audio book.

This is what i carry on my backpack, believe me it’s so much easier if your use one and not a bag for example: I have a friend that loves her Nine West giant bag and use it for school but she complains about the weight of her things (laptop included), yes bag are pretty and make you look girly but they are a pain in the ass and you don’t want pain or marks on your shoulders specially on those long days.

So my advice girls is if you don’t feel comfortable with a backpack like Jansport or Kanken types find a Instagram one like this ones, comfort doesn’t mean ugly.



I hope you found useful this post guys, I would love to know what is in your backpack or bag 🙆🏻✨ and exchange tips.


Those are the things that I bring to university (almost) everyday.

1. My backpack
I found this one at Tk Maxx for 17€ It’s by the brand Custom Deluxe

2. Folder
I only take on folder with me to Uni. In there are papers I still need to read or readings that I need in a lecture.
(If you are wondering, I wrote lyrics on it. It says:“If you never shoot you’ll never know”.)

3. Netbook
Usually, I don’t take it with me but when my exams approach, I work on my course summaries in my free periods.
This is the Asus Transformerbook

4. Notebook
Grid paper. Nothing fancy. The notes that I take during lectures are always messy, so that’s why I use one notebook for everything when I am at uni.
I re write them at home in separate notebooks

5. Journal 1
I use this one for deadlines and to do lists. Sometimes I draw in it as well.

6. Journal 2
Another one? Yes. This is for my creative writing. When I’m on the train I write quite a lot so this one has to be in my bag all the time.

7. Books
Well, not all of those. I like to keep a book in my bag, since I spend a lot of time on the train.
Those are just some examples of the books that I carry with me
(Pride and Prejudice, The Zombie Survival Guide, Tokyo Ghoul)

8. Headphones
Surviving without headphones? Unimaginable. When I’m not hanging out with people, I am ALWAYS wearing headphones.
Those are by Sony but I have no clue what specific model they are.

9. Water
Depending on how long I have to stay at uni, I either carry a smaller or a bigger bottle with me.
In the picture is a refillable, small one.

10. Snacks / Lunch
I’m not a big fan of the lunch you get at the canteen, so I decided to bring my own food with me. (Even if it means that my bag will be really stuffed)
It really depends on the day, whether I bring an actual lunch with me or just a snack. In the picture above is one of my snacks. Cashew and dried cranberries. This lastsme a couple of days.

11. Purse 1
Isn’t this little guy cute?! I found it at Primark for 1€ and it’s been my little change keeper ever since.

12. Purse 2
The important one. All important cards are in here,my student ID and money.

13. Pencil Case
I just got this recently but I am SO in love with it.

14. Deodorant

15. Powerbank
This one is by intenso. My phone battery dies faster than you can say quidditch so this is an essential as well

16. Eyedrops
The air at our library is so awful :( Wearing contacts in there can become a living hell.

17. Blistering plasters
I’ve learnt my lesson. Never without them anymore. N E V E R!

18. Cosmetic Bag
You can’t tell, but it has some sort of Bambi pattern on it :)

19. Sanitizer

20. Face Powder

21. Lipstick I am wearing that day

22. Lip Balm

23. Hand cream

25. Lighter
I don’t smoke but having one on hand is always a good thing

26. 2 in 1 pocket mirror & brush

That’s all I got on me when I am leaving for a day at uni (:.

Clumsiness headcanons

-Emil is clumsy

-Like, very clumsy

-Help him

-Gets into a lot of accidents, pretty much daily

-Not bad ones though, just small ones like walking into a door or lamp, tripping over his own feet etc etc

-Always has a bandaid kit in his bag to uni

-All the bandaids have small animals on them. The other students secretly like it

-His coach is always worried something worse will happen

-One time in class, he accidently bumped into a table with a bunsen burner and the school had to be evacuated because half of the classroom was on fire

-Mickey and Sara always bet on when the next accident will happen

-They don’t blame the boy though, he’s just so tall and tries his best

-Despite all the stumbling and bumping, he’s still weirdly good at extreme sports

-Literally let him climb something and he’ll be okay. Making him walk through a room with lamps? He’ll hit his head against all of them


August 25, 2015 // 9:07 AM // What’s In My Bag

Today is my first day of school and I am so excited! The two classes I have today is Accounting and Statistics. Other than what is in the picture I usually carry with me my iPad mini or laptop but since today is the first day of class, we’ll probably just go over the syllabus. I hope everybody will also have a great day of school and have a great semester!

- jaz


It’s been a shit week, so here is something I’ve been looking forward to for ages: tote bags! Screen printed, 100% cotton, 100% distraction from the news so I don’t end up in a crying heap.

Pre-orders are open now (because I’m not sure about turnaround times with my new supplier, etc.)

Yes, that is a copy of Tequila Mockingbird.


24.2.16 I finally got a new backpack and I am so happy with my new Fjallraven Kanken! I got the black classic with a student discount. I wrote about it for my jar of good moments! After doing some work on my latest project I went flower shopping today, because my mum had a hospital appointment. Xxx emily 🌿🌹


January 10, 2016 // 5:00 PM

Tomorrow is the start of the Spring semester so I thought I would do a What’s In My Bag/Backpack post. Last semester I used a large tote-ish bag but I simply have way too many books this semester and I knew that I needed a backpack to lug them around. Click here for my past What’s In My Bag/Backpack posts. 

A few changes include having two drinking bottles now (one for coffee & the other for water), post-it case, and my planner. In addition to what’s not shown in the picture, I usually carry either my mini iPad or laptop and headphones.