I am swimming in a sea of planners and I couldn't be happier. I've talked about my love of planners a lot on the blog, especially in the past few weeks, and I'm not stopping now!
There is just something I've always loved about planners, it's one of the most Type A things about me. I love writing things down, I love being organized, and I love making to do lists. I like to be able to look at my planner and know exactly what's coming at me, and how I can approach each situation.
I've also been a huge lover of "stuff." My mom would ask me (and still does) "Why do you just buy STUFF?!" I don't buy clothes, or accessories (I buy a lot of make-up clearly), but I buy STUFF. I'll buy notebooks, and fancy pens, and keychains, and just random little items like that. I love stuff, and planners & stationery has always been one of my top "stuff" items to buy.
We've already established that I can't wait to start using my ban.do planner, and that I was going to use the BlueSky planner for work, or get a Lilly Pulitzer agenda.
But, that all changed when I saw that Whitney English (creator of the Day Designer) was coming to Target. UH........
HELLO THIS IS HUGE!
The Day Designers are hard to get your hands on, and they are a pretty penny ($50 if I remember correctly). I had a Day Designer last year as that was the planner we received in our Smart Girls Group Conference goodie bag(side note, attendees got Erin Condren planners, the OG of the planner world and I'm jealous) and the Day Designer really was a Type A's dream.
Is it worth the $50 to me? Eh, probably not but that's just me!
That's why I was so excited to see that Whitney English was coming to Target...and it was released in stores YESTERDAY July 12th!
*You can also get these on the BlueSky website if you can't find them at your local target
One of the main components of a good planner is it has to be cute. Isn't that the reason I didn't like the Kate Spade planners? I need color and fun and life in a planner. It makes organizing and day to day tasks so much more fun. Not to mention, they look awesome in Instagram photos #basic.
Is that just me? Does anyone else need a pretty planner over everything?
Well, Whitney English is bringing her A game to Target.
I received three planners (to my surprise) in the mail and almost wept tears. The reason I was weeping was well, because the planners are beautiful, and because I now have too many planners to choose from.
Between my ban.do planner, the BlueSky planner, and these adorable Whitney English ones, I didn't know what to do.
I wound up falling head over heels for the large, cloth-bound Monthly & Weekly Planner and decided it was much more professional and a little neater than the other BlueSky planner. I already started using the BlueSky planner so I'll probably just keep that home as a all around calendar.
This planner is gorgeous. I've never had a cloth-bound planner before because I really do love spiral planners (The ban.do planner is hardbound so I guess we're going non-spiral this year!) and it feels so luxurious. It's nice and big, and has a similar layout to the original Day Designer with the 'to do' lists next to the weekly layouts.
I only got this planner last Wednesday and used it at work on Thursday & Friday and already love it. It's definitely smaller than the original Day Designer and will take some getting used too but it's really practical for work.
The other two planners I received are floral printed, smaller versions of the Day Designer, very practical for everyday. They're spiral bound and have a nice, plastic protective cover.
These planners have the same layout of the blue, cloth-bound planner which I think is the jist for the entire Whitney English for Target collection. They're small enough for your purse, school, or work bag,
The thing about the original Day Designer that I don't really like is that it's too big to carry around. I would've never used that planner for school because it was just too much.
With my three planners came a booklet of the entire Target collection and there are so many different and fun prints! They also seem to have the classic, original Day Designer in White & Black stripes (I think it's safe to say it has the same layout as these planners, otherwise it'd just be the regular Day Designer).
The prices are ON POINT! The clothbound planner is $13.99, while the "original looking" Day Designer is $14.99.
They have a horizontal planner *which seems awfully interesting and desk pad calendars. The collection also consists of a small cloth-bound planner, which I think is great. It's always good to have options for everyone!
The designs are too cute for words and I may have to make a trip to my local target just to get a glance in person.
Because I have too many planners and not enough use for them, I decided to do a little giveaway for all you lovely planner nerds out there!
I have two planners, so there will be two separate giveaways and winners: one for the Medium Sized agenda & one for the smaller one. Feel free to enter both Rafflecopters below. The giveaway will end in one week-- GOOD LUCK :)
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