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I still remember how excited I would get as a child when my mother would take me to the store to pick out new school supplies. The obsession continued for me all the way into high school and college, when I would purchase new pens, notebooks, and file folders for class. You would think the school supply shopping would have died down when I entered the working world, but that is not the case. I may not be a college coed anymore (and I still have a few more years before little Liam will be starting school). But in the meantime I like to use back-to-school season as an excuse to spruce up my desk. I’m a firm believer that a creative and organized workspace will increase your productivity. And what better time of the year to put your desk in check than right now? Scroll down to see my 10 current desk accessory picks…

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1. The Little Market Berber Ceramic Tray, $38
This multifunctional tray from The Little Market works well for desk accessories or jewelry. Better yet, each purchase empowers female artisans in Morocco.

2. Anthropologie Maude Colored Pencils and Pouch Set, $20
I still use colored pencils all the time when I’m sketching out designs for my LC Lauren Conrad line. This pretty set is on my wish list.

3. Target Desktop Storage Drawer Set in Gold, $25
A messy desk is one of my personal pet peeves. This stylish set of trays will help organize papers and important mail.

4. Anthropologie Maude Pens, Set of 3, $12
I’m a sucker for a cute set of pens. I love the adorable messages on these ones almost as much as the feminine colors.

5. LC Lauren Conrad Dinosaur & Flower Ring Holder Trinket Tray, $17
Meet one of my favorite trinket trays from my Kohl’s collection. It can hold paperclips, thumbtacks, or your jewelry if you need to take it off. (But seriously, how cute is this little guy?)

6. Anthropologie Best Day Ever Decorative Tray, $38
This organizational tray will give you positive reinforcement to make each workday your best one yet.

7. The Little Market Mudcloth Journal, $8 – $16
These beautiful journals are perfect for jotting down your to-do list and any creative ideas you might come up with. Every purchase empowers female artisans in India.

8. Write On Mechanical Pencil Set, $10
The brand is always a safe bet to score some cute school supplies. These pencils have some great motivational messaging.

9. Target Ceramic Cup Pencil Holder Girl, $8
Need a place to store all your new pencils and pens? This blushing cup will do the trick.

10. Yamazaki Como Trash Can, $24
Can a trash can be chic? After seeing this one, I’d say the answer is yes…

Anyone else share my school supply obsession?

Let me know your favorite item in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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