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20 August 2015

September Stationery

Every year when September is on the horizon, even though it has been a long time since I have had to prepare a rucksack and pencil case for school, I feel the need to treat myself to some new stationery. So many shops introduce beautiful new ranges each autumn, with pens, notebooks, diaries and general desk items calling out to me from the window displays. I have always been a stationery fiend, and I don't think that will ever change!

I recently treated myself to some lovely organisational things, so I thought I would share these with you, as well as a few items which have caught my eye on the high street and online. Race you to the tills!

2015-16 Black Floral Diary & Bird Print Notebook


Even though I have my trusty Filofax which has been attached to me for the past five years or so, I like to have a separate diary for work related things - in here I write down deadlines for projects, meetings and my to-do lists, whereas I keep my Filofax reserved for personal and social goings-on. This method really works for me, as I think if I had all of those things written down in one place, it would be completely illegible! 

In my opinion, WHSmith always produce great diaries, and this black floral design is simply gorgeous. It has a two page per week view which I think provides an ideal amount of space for writing, and the pattern almost looks like something from the V&A!

Whilst perusing the shelves, I also spotted this bird print notebook which I simply had to add to my basket - the cover has a glossy, protective layer (good for those early morning, clumsy coffee spillages) and every other page has a special box for the date, a very useful feature for me. The pages are nice and thick too. There were lots of different designs to choose from - I won't lie, I did spend about half an hour trying to decide which one was prettiest, but I'm very happy with the one I went for!

Puffin Postcards Box


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My mum bought me this box of 100 Puffin book cover postcards for my birthday last year, and it was such a brilliant present! The cards are of a very high quality, and not only can you send them to friends and family, but they can also be used in a bit of DIY home decor. We chose a selection of twelve or so, hung them off a piece of string with little wooden pegs, and have attached this 'postcard bunting' to our bedroom wall. I love seeing them as I walk into the room, especially as many of them are books I remember fondly from my childhood. Waterstones have massively expanded their collection of postcard boxes this year, so treat yourself to an autumn gift and have fun choosing your favourite selection!

The Bloggers Planner Notebook



I came across this wonderful brand on Instagram, and instantly fell in love with their range of products. I was drawn to the to-do list notebook, as I have a slight obsession with ticking things off lists. The fact you can choose to have, "What Would Blair Waldorf Do?" emblazoned on the front is just amazing (Regulars to my blog might remember that I have recently fallen in love with Gossip Girl). I would definitely recommend heading over to their website.

Nouvelle Parisian Notecards


Fellow blogger Kate from Ghost Parties has recently launched a fantastic stationery shop, and I want to get my hands on everything! These Parisian notecards caught my eye, as I love all things French (check out my Pinterest account for proof) and I also think that sending someone a little note to let them know you're thinking of them is a lovely gesture. These cards come in a set of 8, with 4 different designs - try not to keep all of them for yourself! 

Paperchase Recipe Books



I wrote a post about my recipe book from Paperchase ages ago, and I'm pleased to say that there are some new designs available this season. My favourite has got to be the 'Fresh from the ground' design, but they're all great! I won't go on about them in this post as I have written a detailed review already which you can read here.

Have you treated yourself to any of the items above? Are you also a stationery-lover like me? Leave me a comment below with your favourite stationery brands and essentials, or you can tweet me here.


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