The cost the agenda I purchased was $28, and they are still for sale on the Lilly Pulitzer website. I did get free shipping on my order, so that was a plus.
* A hard cover. This is a necessity for me because I will be putting this in my purse and taking it around with me. I need something that can last and not get bent up easily, and this fits the bill.
* Cute cover design. Some of my previous planners were bought at the $1 section from Target or from Dollar General, so actually having a design I like on the cover is something new to me. There are five other designs to chose from in the large size if this particular one isn't your style.
* Elastic band present. This keeps my agenda closed and makes it harder for what's in the pockets to fall out and get lost into the oblivion (aka my very large handbag!)
* Tabs present for each section of the planner and also for each month. These are definitely a plus so I can just flip right to what I'm looking for.
* Fun touches. The planner comes with a page of stickers that I plan on using to jazz up my agenda. I like that the stickers are included for free because I would not have purchased these as an extra. There is also a section for holidays and horoscopes. Additionally, I like that there are plenty of pretty borders on almost every page.
* There is a section just for notes. This is actually a section I use quite a bit. Nowadays I have so many different accounts, so this is where I keep track of my usernames. Before having this planner, I would just write them down on a post-it and eventually lose them.
* Each month has a different design. I like starting a new month fresh with a different look.
* It's a good size. The agenda is roughly 7" x 9" which means it's not too heavy or bulky to carry around with me. For each weekday, there are 8 full lines and for Saturday and Sunday, there are 8 half-lines, and I don't really need more space than that to keep track of what I'm doing.
* There is a monthly calendar available. Thank goodness for this because I always write down all of my plans in a monthly calendar, that way I can just take a quick glance at the day to see if I have something going. If I notice that I'm booked for three weekends in a row, I might not want to plan anything the weekend before. I don't want to be flipping a bunch of pages to determine this, so a monthly view helps me to not overbook myself.
* The planner is a 17 month planner instead of just a yearly one. This worked out perfectly for me because it started at the beginning of August (technically on July 28th), and that's right about when I was looking to purchase a new planner.
* A decent price. The Erin Condren and Whitney English planners look nice, but I went with this one because it cheaper and still had everything I was looking for.
* This isn't a negative for me personally, but could be for others. This planner meets my needs because I don't need to keep track of what I do every hour. If are looking for a more detailed planner, then this one might not be the best match for you.
* I had to write something down for September 30th, but when I went to the September tab, it only went up to September 28th. September 29th and 30th are under October's tab. I'd prefer it if all the September days were under the September tab, even if that means that there would be some extra space on the pages. (A lot of the beginning/end of the month dates are in the previous/next month's tab.)
* You know how certain holidays are written into the planner so that you don't forget? Well, the dates of Lilly Pulitzer sales/events are written into the planner, and that is something I personally do not care for.
* There is a page that lists out the dates of every major American holiday in 2015, but since this is a 2014-2015 planner, I feel that the 2014 holidays from August-December should have also been included.
Overall, I'm getting great use out of the planner and am finding it to be helpful and think it was a good investment.
What kind of planner do you use and are you happy with it?