In the south, August means Back to School, being it grade school, college, or even grad school. This is my first August not going back to school since finishing my Master’s degrees, so I have rounded up some of my must-haves for school to ease the pain of being a grown up with a job. My number one school essential is a tote that can cary all of your items, and this Madewell number is not only practical, but also timeless. I always had to have girly notebooks for class as well as a stylish laptop case. Flashy headphones are perfect for studying in the library and this sassy pouch will hold all of your pens while making a statement. And I couldn’t resist this nerdy keychain and this lucky cat iPhone case! What are your back to school essentials?