My Filofax in Patent Nude







If you have been a long follower of my blog you will be aware of the various planners and diaries I have purchased over the years in a bid to get more organised, all of which have failed to work (read as: I have lost interest in them) It's safe to say that I have finally come to the realisation that you need more than a diary to stay organised. It's all about your mindset and for someone like me who feels stressed pretty much all the time getting used to having a planner is something that I really needed to do, especially as I am juggling so many things at the moment.

I had been wanting to purchase a 'high end' planner for quite some time and because I can only justify purchases like this If I get enough use out of it, this has motivated me more to make the consciousness effort to actually make use of it.  Now a few weeks in I can honestly say I have used this planner every single day and it has definitely helped me organise my time so much better.

Anyways, onto the actual beauty itself. I went for the Original Filofax in the Patent Nude colour. I was unsure whether to get this one, the mint green or the lilac shade initially. However, I am so glad I went for this one in the end. I absolutely adore it and feel like it is a lot more chic. Filofax planners are made in the United Kingdom and this particular one is made from real leather. The planner feels really good quality. Size wise, I went for the Personal size and again I wasn't sure whether to go for this or the A5 version. I asked people on Twitter and almost everyone said the A5 would be difficult to carry around due to the size and because I wanted a planner that was portable, the Personal size would be best.
 

Inside, the filofax comes with the standard one page 2015/2016 calendar, a few to-do list sheets, a few contact list sheets, plenty of spare paper in various colours, six dividers in mint green and pink, a dashboard pocket for you to pop stuff into, 2 flyleafs for you to stick post its on and finally the most important bit, the 2015 diary. I have the week on two pages dairy which is just about okay at the moment but next year I will most likely opt for the page per day insert. That's the beauty of filofax planners, each year all you have to do is purchase the inserts you need and swap them out. With the help of the binder rings the beautiful diary is yours to keep for years. 

In addition to this you can really personalise Filofaxes, I have been going WILD with Washi tape, polkadot and gold being my favourite. Not only do they compliment the Nude planner perfectly but they were also only around £1 each. 

I got my planner from Amazon as it was/still is on sale for £45.59 delivered free of charge. The original price on the Filofax website is £65.

I hope you like this post, do you have a filofax or any other planner? How do you decorate and make the most of them? I am always looking for inspiration on Pinterest but it would be great to read your tips and comments too.

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is the ultimate grown up accessory and I NEED one. I'd definitely get the nude too, perfect!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. Couldn't agree more! I feel like the colour is still girly but grown up too :)

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  2. I love my Filofax! I have the large one (I think it's nearly like A4 or something silly) which is harder to carry round, you're right. I sometimes wish I got a smaller one, but I think it works for me since it lives on my work desk! I adore the nude though, so chic.

    AMANDA LOVES | UK Beauty and Style Blog

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    1. I am really tempted to get a desk one now so will have to looking into the A5 or A4! :)

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  3. I would adore a Filofax and this one is particularly beautiful! At the moment I have my eye on the Kate Spade 15/16 planner but if that falls through I think I'll have to finally invest in a Filofax. YAY FOR ORGANISATION!

    P.S. I love the photography in this post xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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    1. Awh thank you Charlotte that means a lot as I am so picky with my blog photos but honestly just lost patience and uploaded these anyway.

      I was so tempted to get the Kate Spade one too, along with Kikki K but went for this in the end. Let me know what one you go for :)

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  4. Ahh this is gorgeous! I love the colour.
    samantha

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    1. Thank you so much Sammy, I feel it's girl but still chic <3

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  5. The colour of this is so pretty and it would definitely motivate me to get organised x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. Thank you! For sure, I have gotten a lot more organised since having this beauty! :)

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  6. I have a Filofax and love it - but this is gorgeous! Would never get rid of mine as it's quite rare, but I never knew they'd made this one in this colour. I have the satchel made out of the same leather (the same company who makes most of my satchels make these Filofaxes) so want a matching set! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Ah what a fab idea, that is totally something I would do haha :) What Filofax do you currently have? I am so excited to use this one in the years to come (I hope)

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  7. I bought my filofax last month and I am absolutely addicted. I agree, I really needed something that wasn't just a diary. Mine includes a section for my blogging, lists and wedding planning. I take it everywhere!

    Here's my set up which might give you a few ideas for new inserts: http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk/filofax-personal-planner-english-bloom/

    I really love the nude one. I wanted to go for a cheaper one incase it was just a phase, but I love it so might treat myself to a new one and swap out all the inserts.

    Debbie x

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    1. Ah thank you will have a look at the post now, I love seeing other peoples planners. Oh I couldn't justify the money for this for years but I thought whatever I am going to buy it. If anything the price tag has motivated me to make use of it haha!

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  8. Its so cute =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This is so pretty! I've been considering getting a filofax next year at the moment I have a diary :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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    1. I think you should definitely get one! :) I don't regret mine one bit x

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  10. This is the most gorgeous planner! I always have a planner in my bag/bedroom but as yet have failed to actually use them, even though I know if would really help me to wrap my mind around everything I have to do! I might also treat myself to a nice new one to motivate myself to actually use it :) X

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. I was in the exact situation and I won't lie, spending a little more on this Filofax is one of the reasons why I have been using it everyday. I need to totally justify the purchase haha! But it has definitely made me a lot more organised :)

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  11. This look stunning. I havent owned a filofax for years but this is tempting me.
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    Lyndsey
    http://www.labeau.co.uk

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  12. I love this filofax, as you say the colour is so chic. I keep eyeing up buyiing a filofax myself but I never end up taking the plunge.
    Laura
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    Elledeesbeauty

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  13. This is such a beautiful piece! I keep looking at Filofaxes, but I'm yet to dive in and pick one up. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. It's gorgeous and really grown up! I think when you have a nice planer it makes you want to use it more!
    Hannah
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    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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