Lilly Pulitzer 2014-2015 Agenda Review

August 20, 2014
I ordered the Lilly Pulitzer August 2014-December 2015 Large agenda and have been using it for about two weeks now.  Today I'll be sharing my initial thoughts and opinions on the agenda that I recently started using.

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.  


Positives

* 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. 




* There are two pockets to keep stuff in.  This comes in handy in case I need to keep an important receipt or note.  I also plan on using the pocket to keep cards in before I give them to someone.  If I just put the card in my purse and carry it around with me before I give it away, it gets bent.  The pocket page is the first page of the planner, which makes it accessible and handy.



* 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.


Negatives

* 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?
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Krystal R. said...

Im glad you are loving the planner!!!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Those stickers are seriously so cute! It sounds like a great planner with plenty of room to write :)

Kristen said...

so cute! i just got my kate spade planner and love it. love your stickers though!

Melanie Smith said...

The pockets are key for me! So many sticky-notes....

The Rachael Way said...

It's a really great planner! I know you will love it :)

MrsTee said...

So glad to see this review. I'm looking for a planner now and Lilly Pilutizer is definitely on my list.

Tiffany Khyla said...

This looks like a super cute planner! I've always bought planners on sale at Books-A-Million, and have never really thought about really investing in one because I always end up not using it for a certain time period. It goes on and off. I definitely don't like that they include dates for their own special events. That's not something I would care for. I'm like you and would rather have extra space rather than the dates at the end of the month be put in October's tab. It's pretty inconvenient. Other than that, the planner sounds really awesome! Thanks for reviewing!

the dahlia scene said...

Sounds like it's mostly working for you which is definitely a bonus. It is really hard to find just the perfect thing for how our brains work.

Lisa @ Adventures of a Dream Catcher said...

I've sworn by a Lilly Pulitzer planner since the company first started making them. I love all things Lilly, so I was hoping that the planner would be worth the investment--I was really, really happy to find that it had everything I needed. I used them for my teacher planning stuff while I taught college, and I loved that there was so much room to plan out everything. Glad to hear that you liked it!

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Neatly-Packaged said...

I love the planner you got!! I am such a huge fan of getting a great planner. But you're right, I am someone who like times, details, etc. so this wouldn't be for me. Awesome review! :)

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Rebecca B. Bird said...

This planner is very cute! The built-in sale announcements feel sort of tacky to me though. Especially since it seems to take up a good chunk of that day's square. Right now I use a Star Trek-themed planner my boyfriend gave me (lol) and it's alright. The theme is fun but I think next time I need something more practical, like this.

Lisa K said...

Which one do you use??

Lisa K said...

I am happy with it--it's such a step up from using a cheapo planner. I was running out of space using those!

Coffee Beans High Heels said...

great review! this planer is super cute
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Lisa K said...

Great! Hopefully it helps make your decision a little easier.

Lisa K said...

So far it is a good fit for me.

Lisa K said...

It was hard not using them so that I could take a pic for this review. Now that this is posted, I can start decorating.

Lisa K said...

I bet the Kate Spade one is really nice, too. :) Enjoy!

Lisa K said...

There's not that many of their special events listed, but yeah, that is a drawback for me. There are just a few minor improvements that would make it PERFECT for me, but I do love it so far. :)

Lisa K said...

I have space to write in this one, which makes it a much better fit for me.

Lisa K said...

I was really glad that they included those. Using them will help me stay more organized for sure.

Lisa K said...

I think it will help me a lot for blogging!!

Lisa K said...

It was hard to pick which design I wanted because there were some other adorable ones, but I'm happy with my choice!

Zoe Diaz-McLeese said...

I like the flowers that you bought! It's a pretty design. I have used a Lilly for two years, and I do like them a lot! I'm using a Kate Spade right now, but I'm debating going back to Lilly (the pages in the Kate Spade stick together, and I actually ripped one the other day!). I love having the stickers, they're so fun, even though I never use them in my actual planner.

xo,
Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

Natalie S. said...

I love the designs on all the pages, I never got those other brands, because I could never see myself spending so much money on something like this before. I will have to bookmark this brand for when I buy one again.

Lisa K said...

Yeah, I couldn't bring myself to spend $50 on a planner when this one is cute and works just fine for me!

Lisa K said...

It's good to hear from someone who has used both planners. I can't believe the pages stick together on the Kate Spade planner. I wonder if the Lilly agendas will go on sale soon since it's past the date that they start.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ehh... I wouldn't want sale dates in my planner either!

Lisa K said...

It also has Lilly Pulitzer's birthday printed in, lol.

andrea said...

I was thinking of ordering one of these...until I got to the part about the sales being printed in the calendar. That's just really off-putting. I'd rather pay more and not have those there.

Lisa K said...

Yeah, that's my least favorite thing about the planner. I wish they would take that out.

Kathy@Vodka and Soda said...

1) i love the new layout/rebrand!


2) pre-preinted jazz up in MY calendar isn't my jam. i buy my calendars at my local bookstore but after the new year starts (cheaper too!)

Paulina Dombrowski said...

I love there covers but for me. There isn't enough writing space in them. I write down everything in my planner. From calorie intake and outtake to school stuff. So there is not enough space for me sadly.

Lisa K said...

Glad you like the re-brand! I honestly didn't know they printed that crap in the agenda before I bought it, but I wish they wouldn't do that.

Lisa K said...

Oh yeah, this one would not be a good fit for you if you have a lot of info. to keep track of. I only really write down my blogging posts and my plans, so it has enough room for me.

Becca Dorr said...

I like that it has the elastic band -- that's the one thing I think mine is missing!

Lisa K said...

What planner do you have?

Becca Dorr said...

Day Designer. It has one but it can't be used to close it, it's not big enough!

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