Back To School

I remember when I was still a young student, I’d always go shopping with my mom for school supplies a few weeks before classes start. It was one of the things I looked forward to the most. We’d buy new notebooks, cute mechanical pencils and those fancy pencil cases with lots of compartments. I felt like I was shopping for toys! Of course, these shopping trips always included stuff to update my school fashion as well. My school required us to wear uniforms so I made the most of what’s left for me to style–socks, shoes, handkerchiefs (yes, even that) and most importantly, my bag. We’d hit the department stores to scout for one big bag (the boxy kind that has a stroller) to put my books in and leave at school; and a smaller bag for everyday. I remember my stroller bag was always Hawk during my earlier years in school. It was mom who usually chose this so I always ended up with a boring, I mean MATURE-colored stroller bag. (What kid wants a navy blue or military green bag right? I’m still shaking my head in disappointment as I type this. Ugh mom.) Anyway, so imagine my surprise when I went inside Hawk‘s first stand-alone store in Market Market recently and saw all these colorful bags!!!

My mom has been hiding these from me all along! Printed, neon and pastel-colored backpacks and stroller bags were everywhere! (They also have camera backpacks, laptops, gym bags and fanny packs but I was most concerned about the school bags.) I felt cheated! LOL! Don’t you think then that it’s just right to get myself the school bag I would’ve gotten? It’s quite obvious I’m too old to use a stroller bag so I got a backpack instead–a pretty pastel pink and lilac backpack that I’d still use now that I’m in my 20s. It’s a refreshing break from my usually backpacks with thin straps that can be a little painful on my shoulders. Hawk bags’ shoulder straps are with dual density foam and has an ergonomic design that make them so comfortable to carry around. They also have heavy duty zippers, lock stitch technology, multi-organizer and weather resistance capability. Cool, right? I’m so proud a homegrown brand like Hawk makes such topnotch and not too mention COLORFUL (yes I’m still a bit bitter) bags for both kids and adults.

Chanel earrings | Stradivarius blazer | Topshop top | Romwe shorts | Romwe cigar rings Hawk backpack Tandy shoes 

62 Responses to “Back To School”
  1. Erika Rone

    Wow! A hawk girl. :)))) cute ng combination ng pink and lilac FI. Plus pastel blue outfit! Nakakabata! Hihi ohhhh i miss highschool too! Haha

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  2. Kaye Alid

    Omg , I want to buy a Hawk bag tuloooy xD mine’s jansport kasi haha :)) do you have jansport bag te cams? Cute outfit!!

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  3. Ericka Garcia

    I love that backpack! The colors are so cute! :)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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  4. maebs

    yay were the same ate cams! I am using hawk backpacks too and even almost one year na sya hindi pa rin nasisira. :)when I was in my elementary years, I remember that I had to wake up early so that i wont be able to get late in the first day of school but ngayong college na I’m just excited for the 1st day pero 2nd and 3rd meeting ayoko na discussion na kasi. :( haha :)

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! :) But konting tiis na lang, you’ll graduate soon then you’ll miss school!

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  5. Dannah

    where did you shoot this ate camille? it looks like a sidewalk :) love your blue outfit looks good on you :)

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  6. Lourine

    Haha! Aliw dun sa bitterness. Let your mom read this. Hehe. Suddenly miss my elementary days with those bags.

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    • Camille Co

      Ay she’s reading my blog na! May data plan na kasi siya LOL :)

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  7. Elsie Valdez

    Nothing to say, basta I love your legs talaga, un una ko tinitignan sau Ms. Cams. Lol insecure lang ako sa legs kong puro varicose veins.

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  8. KC

    who would have though Hawk bags can look so good….must be coz of you.. LOL – i think that colorful bags like these can help create a more youthful vibe to our clothes such as our CALYPSO SLEEVELESS BOMBER Jackets (below). Thanks for sharing this info Camille. You are really a style icon of this generation. Cheers! :)

    http://stylecloset.com.au/product/calypso-sleeveless-bomber

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    • Camille Co

      LOL! In fairness to the way you inserted that shout out. Thanks KC!

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  9. Sephie Rojas

    Lol, I think you’re the only one who can actually look cool and cute when posing for an ootd while sitting on a fire hydrant. Props to Hawk for making really cute and cool bags for any occasion without sacrificing the durability too!

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! Thanks Sephie! In fairness, masakit siya upuan LOL :)

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  10. KimClaire

    Nakakatuwa naman itong post na ‘to. :) Pero ako hindi papayag na hindi colorful ang bags ko nung grade school. :D

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  11. Ren

    Love those pastel colors and neon colors, as well. Sadly, I wasn’t able to go in Pueblo Verde to meet you on Saturday because of school priorities. I’ve really missed a lot of chances seeing you many times already everytime you visit Cebu, but it seems I’m not destined to meet you yet. :(

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    • Camille Co

      Awww I’m sure that time will come :) For now, school first :)

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  12. IVY

    I think the principal might call your mom… for wearing that outfit! HAHA
    Then tatanong ni Prinicipal, where’d you buy your daughters clothes! Your post is so refreshing and makes me miss school too!

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  13. Anne

    Haha! Same here Cams. My mom would often buy me the dark colored bags instead of the pastel printed ones I like. Kasi nga hindi daw madaling marumihan. Mom-one. Me-nil. I wasn’t alone after all. LOL! I would have chosen that exact same backpack then (and now). I love all your photos Cams. Ganda mo. Ang dami siguro napahintong sasakyan. ;)

    https://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

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    • Camille Co

      Yeah, ugh. MOMS. Always thinking about practical stuff! Haha! Thanks Anne! Maraming nagtaka na sasakayan :)

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  14. Clariss

    I thought that the bag is Jansport because it’s colorful, good thing that you blogged about hawk, I also never knew they sell colorful bags huhu. The color of the bag is <3. Totally love pastels :) and your outfit!!!! so pretty! all those different hues of blue <3 I really love your jacket/blazer. Hoping to get one hihi

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Clariss! The blazer is pretty new so maybe it’s still in stores!

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  15. Dilek

    Cuteness overload! ^^
    I have been searching for a good backpack as well. I don’t really wear backpacks anymore, but sometimes the occasion rises and I want one like yours!

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    • Camille Co

      There’s always a time for backpacks! :) Bring back the 90s I say!

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  16. kriii27

    I think that’s one thing i’ll surely miss when I leave hs :( buying requirements with your mom and awwwww i miss my hawk bag with matching lunchbox and it has also a raincoat hahahaha

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  17. Arianna

    My stroller bag when I was young was Hawk in a lavender color!! It’s kinda the same with the photo above haha! :)

    Love the whole outfit Ate Cams! (As well as your skin tone now, it suits you :) )

    PS. Yayyy you read our comments na!! haha it’s been a while :) we missed you! <3

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  18. Leann Garcia

    Hi ate Camille! OMG ganyan din yung bag na ginagamit ko everyday for school huhu I feel so honored to be bagmates with you :) Hahaha!

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  19. Kay

    Hi Camille,

    I think everyone here will definitely agree with you since we all wear uniforms during our GS and HS days and even college days (as for me), we tend to be giddy whenever we go shopping for school stuff! pagandahan ng lunch box, hair clips and even pencil case! hahaha! I remember, I used to collect stationary hahaha! haiz, life back then is so simple ^^

    PS What’s the brand of your dress? I love it!

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    • Camille Co

      Yes! Oh the memories :) Napa smile ako just reading your comment and reminiscing. :) I’ll blog about the dress soon!

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  20. Katrin Tuano

    Wow, you were in Market Market huhuh omg! I work there hahah lol cool outfit you youthful and cheerful haha I like it when you seated in the fire hydrant hahahah parang badass na fashioista ganun haha

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! Thanks Katrin! :) I thought the fire hydrant would look great because it adds a pop of color :)

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