Ask Belle: Planners & Agendas
Aug 5, 2014
I was looking at my weekly/monthly planner and it’s less than chic. I saw a Kate spade planner at Nordstrom that was huge but so gorgeous. Do you have any recommendations for a weekly/monthly planner that is functional, fabulous, and can fit in a standard tote? Love your blog…you have helped my style so much.
Thank you. AM
Carrying a paper calendar, agenda or planner has come back into style after years of electronic dominance. And when you see some of the stylish planners for sale, you’ll understand why.
For the girly-girl, Kate Spade is the standard. I like her gold-dotted planner and her green brushstroke planner. They’re whimsical and feminine, but not juvenile. I also love (love!) this gold-dipped journal from Anthropologie.
Want to go all-in? If an Hermes agenda is out of reach (and really, whose putting her perfectly manicured hands on that?), Coach makes a lovely leather agenda that would make a wonderful gift. It’s sophisticated and elegant, and perfect for the woman who wants something classic.
As or myself, I prefer something more utilitarian. One of my classmates carries a Russell + Hazel binder, and it’s great. Perfect for students, teachers, professionals and ladies on-the-go. I like it because you can add what you need–calendars, blank paper, dividers–and build a one-stop organizational shop.
If you have a favorite planner, leave it in the comments. And if you prefer to keep your information electronically, leave your favorite apps in the comments as well!