I don’t know about you, but I’m slightly OCD when it comes to planning.
Just ask my sister about Europe. So, naturally, I need a planner that can handle my crazy life but that’s aesthetically pleasing. Hence why Lilly’s agendas have been my go-to for years. I can’t tell you the last time I didn’t buy one. That’s why I was really disappointed when I saw this year’s collection. The only prints I like are the Shorely Blue First Impression, $40 (but no stickers in this Luxe edition! Not cool) and the Multi Get Nauti, $34 (but I’m not a fan of the Jumbo planners).
I was going through panic mode trying to figure out where I’d even begin to look for another planner when I hopped on Instagram to distract myself and saw Whitney English’s Day Designer. Gold and white or black and white stripes? I was drawn in. I went to her blog (amazing, by the way) and read the backstory of how her planner came to be. She writes, “The Day Designer is a yearly strategic planner and daily agenda for creative entrepreneurs, business women, and working mommas everywhere.”
I’m no momma (unless you count being a puppy momma. On second thought, yes I am!), but the flexibility that this planner supports is perfect for me. I have a day job. I do freelance marketing consulting for three clients. I blog. I’m active in my sorority’s alumnae association and in advising the local chapter. I
sometimes have a social life. I even enjoy getting in some gym time after downing a pint of Talenti’s salted caramel gelato. Managing all of this in a planner can be overwhelming, especially when Lilly’s caters to students. But, judging by all the images on Instagram and Google (she actually doesn’t have any on Etsy. I’m assuming because people would probably borrow her ideas if she did), this planner has the perfect template for adding a little bit of order to my chaotic life. A few of my favorite features: there’s a monthly calendar for seeing everything at a glance; a page for each day, which includes room for your schedule, a to do list, and extras for “dinner, dollars, due, and don’t forget;” and several pages dedicated to writing down your goals for different facets of your life. Pretty great, right?
Is it expensive? At $55 for the black and white, and $65 for the gold and white (plus $12 shipping), yes. Definitely. Buttt is something that’ll make your life 324832498 times easier worth it? I’d think so.