Sunday, June 19

Releasing My Inner 'Geek': Finsbury Filofax

* warning, picture heavy ;) *

Finally my Filofax arrived! It's been about 3 weeks now since I ordered a Filofax from WHSmith, and after ringing up 3 days ago we found out it'd been cancelled and we'd been refunded. We weren't contacted, even though they said we were. I was told they'd sent it 2 weeks ago when they hadn't even had it in stock. A little note to any companies: don't lie, it just gets your customers annoyed! 

I then decided to order from Filofax directly, it did cost a little more but it arrived so quickly. I ordered it on Thursday night and it arrived on today (yesterday by the time this is posted) which is pretty amazing! I picked up the Personal Finsbury in Pink and a few inserts. I'd already purchased some inserts which I'll also show..

 This cost me £50.00 which is quite a lot for a diary, but it's real leather and will last me forever. All I'll have to buy is diary inserts each year and refills!

It's soft grained leather which reminds me slightly of leopard print.

 These are 3 of the inserts I got, however I'm not going to put the hole punch in the actual Filofax as it's quite bulky.

 I also picked up these inserts. The 2012 Week On Two diary actually came with the Filofax, as well as a 2011 one. I got the Website Addresses to jot down my favourite bloggers to add onto the end of my monthly favourites each month.

 How it looks without additional inserts.. the actual binder is quite small but is perfect for me.

 A little look at the diary itself :)

 The zip wallet I bought; which as you can see attracts hair and dirt really badly!

 There are 6 card slots which are quite tight to use for actual cards really.. but nonetheless I'm happy!

 The zip at the back would probably be good to hold stamps or something if you're a company. I'll probably keep newspaper clippings or something else creative!

And finally a photo of both the inserts that came with it and the additional ones I got myself. I took out the Addresses in the end as I'll never use them. I kept the tab and put my web addresses in!

Overall I'm loving my Filofax and can't wait to actually use it. I've found the 'perfect pen' but it broke (I broke it but don't tell them that..) so I'll have to get a replacement. It's a silver black ink biro. I officially sound like an old woman! The quality of the Filofax is a tiny bit below what I expected as there is glue near the card slots and the material inside the card slots is slightly fraying, but I can deal with that. It also doesn't lie flat yet I can deal with that too, it's not the end of the world!

I originally bought this Finsbury to use for blogging and college dates. I'm going to use the Web Addresses to jot down bloggers, the Coloured Notepaper to write down ideas for posts and I'll be writing down when I've received products etc in the diary. I'll also use the diary to keep up with work I need to do relating to college and any other college related things! I can jot dentist, doctors and other appointments too.

I think it's heaven. ;)




26 comments:

  1. I love the idea of this and I'd probably be organised for a week, but as time goes by I know i'd slowly creepy back into my ways of jotting down things on random pieces of paper at work, shoving them in my bag, and losing them.
    You've obvs chosen the best colour though!

    xx

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  2. This looks so cute and handy! And the fact that it's bubblegum pink is just an added bonus lol :) x

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  3. This is sooo cute! Love it!

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    xx

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  5. Wow, I'm envious :D I'm not fond of the colour itself, but I would still accept something like this :D (Mainly because I tend to forget EVERYTHING.) And if it's real leather, wow once again :D And about the card slots: leather usually becomes more loose if you use it regularly, think about shoes ^^ So if you really want to use it, I think you can :) Have a really nice time using your diary! xoxo

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  6. I really want a Filofax, but I know I wouldn't use it. Maybe for a few days but it wouldn't last - I'm just not a diary /organiser type girl :)

    This one is lovely though!
    xx

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  7. i need a filofax in my life! like now & this post has swayed me even  more, argh! xxxxx

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  8. Ooo it's lovely :) I have one, but it's not a real filofax it's from Paperchase.
    I need to start using it more often though!
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    xxx

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  9. Sundari UthayakumarSun Jun 19, 06:14:00 pm BST

    aah i love this! i need one! asap! hopefully once i get a job i'll be able to afford one! and obviously need it :P it's soo gorgeous xxx

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  10. yay! i'm so excited for you- i love the pink filofax, i just bought a plain black one- i love it sooo much! Need to get some coloured pens to make mine look a little less boring now I have more time on my hands and I need it for more personal things!
    Great post! xx

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  11. Everytime I'm in WHSmith I wander by the filofaxes! Really want to buy one but its such an investment for a little diary! xx

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  12. I'm sooo going to have to get me one of these babies! LOL I'm super organized and being at uni need something thats going last & be good investment :)

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  13. That is too awesome! I love having everything neat and organized and this one is really heaven.
    And btw, filofax (or filofaks) stands for Philosophy Faculty in Slovenia haha.

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  14. I was tempted by the Raspberry colour, but knew I had to get the bubblegum pink lol :) x

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  15. I like to think I'm organised, hopefully I'll use it non stop! xx

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  16. I love Paperchase, I always pick up a pen when I'm near a store! xx

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  17. Thankyou! Definitely, I'm using mine mostly for college x

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  18. Jess you always post but don't leave a link, who are you haha! If you have a blog, link in next time! xx

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  19. It'll last years with the right treatment though! That's how I look at it, the only thing I need is refills :) x

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  20. You should check them out! :) x

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  21. I never knew that :O I thought it was 'File Of Fact' from the man who created them in America haha? x

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  22. It is a very cute pink. I have a Finsbury Mini and I enjoy it a lot as a wallet. My personal sized Filofax is a Domino which is also great to use. But the leather of the Finsbury is wonderful to the touch, isn't it.

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  23. Yeah it's lovely :) I've been using mine as a wallet lately even though it's the Personal size. Very handy!

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