So I finally caved in and got myself a “legit” planner. Legit because it’s this leather-y type that comes in a box and is complete with dashboards and different inserts like dividers, monthly spreads, weekly pages, list ones, etc. Not the simple notebooks with the uninspiring dates (sorry) printed on them that I’ve been rocking all these years. Oh no. It’s actually thick, a bit heavy, and looks really serious, haha. It even has a charm (a snowflake with a gem) of its own.
It’s called the Winter Snap planner from Dokibooks by Love Doki. I was looking for something that had the right balance between price and looks. Although I’ve always been a planner girl since college days, I wanted to play safe and not splurge on something that I might lose interest in a few months (I could end up going back to the notebooks with the uninspiring dates, you know), so nice-looking and easy-on-the-pocket were my two main criteria. And you guess it, this adorable number from Love Doki just fits the bill.
It’s a real darling, really. The teal shade is soothing and the snowflakes printed on the outside are cute!
It comes with the monthly and weekly spreads, several pages for the ever-present lists, pages for money trackers, a sticker sheet that contains the months of the year, among others, a clear top-loading insert, colored and foiled dividers, a sheet of tab stickers, and, as mentioned, a snowflake charm, which you can convert to a keychain if you’re inclined to.
I got the A6 size, which is just perfect for my requirement. It’s not too small like the personal-sized ones or too big like those in A5. It’s small enough to fit in my purse so I can bring it anytime I want, and large enough that I wouldn’t have difficulty writing stuff on them or worrying that I don’t get to write all the stuff that I want to because there isn’t enough space. Also, since the pages/inserts are pretty basic with no unnecessary or decorative prints on them, I have greater freedom in decorating them the way I want to.
I love this planner because even though I haven’t had a fancy planner such as this in ages (last time was when I was in my first year of law school), I’ve always been a planner girl. I think I stopped getting pretty planners because back then you couldn’t dress them up or decorate them with pretty accessories like washi tapes, stickers, etc. But planning has gone a long way since then and its now a whole lot more fun!