Planners on Planners on Planners…

I don’t know about you but for me a good planner is a must for staying organized during the school year! I used to be terrible at using them but now I can’t imagine living without one!

I made a compilation of some of my favorites I have used throughout the years as well as the pros and cons of using both! I’m no expert but I have learned a thing or two from trying out quite a few planners!

 

My Criteria

  • Plenty of space to write
  • Places for check lists, notes, etc.
  • Cute quotes, stickers, etc. to make planning more fun!

Lets’s see how they all stack up!

The Lilly Pulitzer Agenda


Pros –

Out of all the planners I have tried out, the Lilly Pulitzer Agenda is by far my favorite! It meets all of my requirements! Their planners are also super cute! Lilly planners have what surprisingly a lot of planners don’t have which is lined paper. I am someone who has to have lined paper to write well with. Lilly planners also have a great variety of sizes to choose from. I find that the large is the perfect size. It gives you plenty of room to write without being this huge clunky thing that takes up a ton of space in your bag!

The stickers they give you are super cute! I really enjoy using them to decorate my planner and put a mark on important dates. Speaking of important things, Lilly planners all come with a special place for writing down addresses, dates, phone numbers,notes, and even a guide to planning your next vacation!

Despite being made by a pretty high end brand Lilly planners are actually pretty affordable! Especially if you buy them when they are on sale at Barnes and Noble!

Cons –

The main con I can think of is the size but that would only apply if you end up choosing one you don’t like, whether it be too small or too big. I know for me I hate things that are really bulky. So, I tend to stay away from the jumbo sized planners. I honestly feel like they have something for everyone.

There have also been times when I wish they gave us more blank pages for notes. I always find myself jotting down random thoughts I have and ideas I get for future blog posts and articles. Those are honestly the only cons I can think of. I would honestly be such a mess without my Lilly planner!

Day Designer

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Pros – The biggest pro I would say that the Day Designer has is the many different compartments it has to help you stay organized. I loved using the Top Three section at the top each week. It really helped me prioritize when I was deciding what to work on first at the library or when I had some down time! Another part of this planner that became very useful was the to do lists. This made it so  I also loved the size of the planner! I know that a lot of the more modern Day Designer planners are a lot bigger than mine but even those are pretty light weight wise, compared to other planners!

Cons – As much as I like this planner, the main reason I did not purchase a Day Designer the next year was because of the lack of writing space. Something I have noticed that is very consistent with Day Designer planners is how narrow the paper lines are. I write a lot and need plenty of space to do so! Even if you just look at the pictures above you can see how I was literally squeezing the words into every space there was.

Horacio Printing Planner

Pros – This planner is not nearly as well known as the other planners I have mentioned but is still a very good planner especially for Christian high school and college students! I actually got this planner as a part of my Faith Box subscription; a subscription box service that sends you products every month involved with your Christian faith. The reason I say that this planner is great for Christian students is because of all the sections they have set aside for you to write down things to pray for, what you need to work on with God, and so much more! There is also a different bible verse on each page. Each verse is so encouraging! I honestly looked forward to reading each week’s verse!

Another thing I love about this planner is the durability, this planner spent plenty of time bumping around in my backpack with my books and laptop. There are some scratches but for the most part it held up very well. The design of it is also gorgeous! I’m a sucker for anything gold!

Cons – Just like with the Day Designer, I definitely wish this planner had more writing space. While the design of the pages looks cute it gives you very little space for writing. I also think mini devotions would be a nice addition too. While this planner is great for Christian students I definitely feel like it was built for Christians who are already very invested in their relationship with God. Someone who just recently began their walk with God, might have a harder time using the tools that they are given in this planner.

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So those are all the thoughts I have on these 3 planners! I hope this post was helpful to you if you are having trouble deciding on which planner to get for the upcoming school year!

This post is also a collaboration with my good friend and fellow blogger, Ashley, AKA, Michigan Darling! Make sure to check out her post as well! It is amazing as always! She is also super sweet and posts amazing photos!

Thanks again to Ashley for collaborating with me on this post!

 

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🎶 It was the 4th of July 🎶

Hey, y’all! I hope everyone had a great 4th!

My family and I seriously had the best time! We just relaxed and then my mom and I took pictures by the lake! The view looked so gorgeous that we just couldn’t resist!

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I am so glad that I was able to celebrate the 4th the way that I did. How did your family celebrate the 4th of July? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Perfect Spring Outfit 

The weather has been so bipolar lately so whenever we get a day that is warm I am so grateful! The ups and downs of this season got me thinking. What is the perfect outfit for a season that is both hot and cold at the same time?

Now, I’m no Carly The College Prepster or Gal Meets Glam, but I think this outfit is pretty darn cute. It’s not super layered like a typical winter outfit of mine, or super lightweight one of my typical summer outfits.

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This sleeveless Essie dress from Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect length! It can be worn to anything from a family barbecue to a day at the office. It was a pretty warm day when I took these photos so I didn’t wear any outerwear but one could easily pair it with a jean jacket or cardigan if the weather is a bit more on the chilly side where you live.

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If there is one thing that is good at taking a simple outfit to the next level it’s statement jewelry. This nail bracelet from The Culley Committee does just that. This nail design is so unique! I can honestly say I have never seen anything quite like it! If you all want to purchase this bracelet or anything else from The Culley Committee make sure to use the code “Culley15” at checkout for 15% off your order!

This post is also a collaboration with the beautiful Peytyn Brynn from Timelessly Trendy! Her blog is amazing and she is so sweet! You all should totally check out her blog for the post she did!

Thank you Culley Committee for collaborating with me on this post!

My SheIn Spring WishList

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last year,you would know that the website, SheIn has taken the blogging world by storm! It is basically Forever21 on steroids! It is ridiculous how low these prices are!
SheIn has quickly become every blogger’s go to for trendy pieces that won’t break the bank!
Below are some pieces that have caught my eye recently. Best part? All of them are under $30!
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Shop this post:

Grey Marled Turtleneck 

White Belle Sleeve Embroidered Tunic Dress

Blue Ripped Denim Jacket

Black and White Gingham Tie Sleeve Babydoll Dress 

Blue Embroidered Zipper Back Denim Skirt

Light Blue Empire Waist Buttons Front Denim Skirt

Blue Embroidery Denim Skirt With Tie

Multicolor Tribal Embroidery Vintage Skirt

Black PU Round Toe Elastic Ankle Boots

Faux Suede Pom Pom Flats COGNAC

Frayed Canvas Open Toe Sandals BEIGE

A Fun Holiday In Plaid 

Happy Holidays everyone! I am so happy to be back at it with blogging now that finals week is finally done! I have seriously missed you guys so much! I can’t wait to start posting more for you all over the break!

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This outfit has been one of my favorites this season! I got the skirt I am wearing on clearance from Old Navy for 14 dollars! Both the skirt and boots have been so much fun to style!

I have basically been living in plaid lately. In addition to this skirt, Old Navy has some flannels that are so comfy and so affordable! You all seriously need to go there and buy some!

Let me know what you all are looking forward to doing this winter break! I honestly can’t wait to go get some donuts from Duck Donuts and watch Christmas movies with my family!

If you are still studying for finals, good luck!

Thanks for reading!

How I Style Ankle Boots With King Ranch Saddle Shop

Ever since fall started I have been really into styling different clothing pieces, shoes and accessories, especially ankle boots! Ankle boots are a great way to really make your outfit look more mature and super chic!

In this blogpost, I am going to show you all how to style ankle boots in both your everyday life and when you want to dress up a little!

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This first outfit is great for a day at the office. The skirt dresses the outfit up making it office appropriate, while the sweater keeps it casual and super comfortable. As someone who hated tights when I was younger, I can honestly say I love wearing these! They don’t ride up or itch! The fleece lining on the inside also keeps you super warm! The black ankle boots I am wearing have a block heel so you won’t have to worry about your feet hurting during your hard day at work.

One thing I love doing with my outfits is layering. Vests are a perfect way to layer without making your outfit super bulky or bland. A lot of times when I wear a big coat over my shirt it will cover it up and throw off the whole look! When I wear this vest from Old Navy, It keeps me warm while also adding an extra bit of prep to my look!

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This outfit is much more casual. This outfit is so versatile! It could be worn to anything from class to a pumpkin patch!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I style ankle boots!

Also thanks so much to King Ranch for teaming up with me on this blogpost! Their products are so amazing and such good quality!

They have great products for women as well as men! Be sure to check them out!

Thanks for reading!

Frat on Frat on Frat

If you read my recent September Favorites post, you would know that I have been absolutely obsessed with Fraternity Collection! Their products are super cute and so versatile! In this photo, I am wearing their Retrieval School screen print tee. This shirt is so cute and perfect for a nice casual fall day!

I paired this t shirt with a pair of black leggings from Target and my navy blue Converse. You can not go wrong with Converse! They are so comfy and in a color like navy blue, they go with literally everything!

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I actually won this shirt in a giveaway held by one of my favorite bloggers, Annie Fairfax, held on her Instagram! I highly recommend you check out her blog! Her outfits are so cute! She is also the sweetest!

Thanks for reading!

Cozy in Blue

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I am absolutely obsessed with this oversized blue sweater! I would love to tell you where I got it but I honestly have no idea. I “borrowed” it from my mom’s closet. It goes with literally everything! The pockets also really come in handy on those cold windy days. The sweater goes great with my new Old Navy jeans and black leather boots.

Beanie – Claire’s

Flannel – Old Navy

Necklace – Chloe and Isabel

Jeans – Old Navy

Boots – Kohls – Craft and Barrow