preserving memories in today's diary equivalent in a snowflake fair isle sweater, cream fur vest, oxblood pants, & of course, glitter oxfords
sweater :: h&m snowflake sweater (similar)
vest :: h&m faux fur vest (similar)
shoes :: forever 21 glitter oxfords (similar)
infinity necklace :: c/o shoplately
I always look forward to this time of the year, I don't know many people who don't. But aside from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas a.k.a. the typical there's one small event in particular that I get overly excited about, getting a new planner.
When I was younger I, like every other girl, tried to keep a diary but it turned out that diary just wasn't my type. The task of writing something every day or even every week was just too much, so I had to end the relationship funny because diary's close cousin, blog, is much more me.
It was interesting to clean out my room a couple of years ago when my parents moved because I found several diaries that I had tried to start, all with only the first five pages complete and everything else blank. As I sifted through the other items sitting in a box in the back of my closet, I found my old planners from high school and college. As I flipped through them, I got a snapshot glimpse of the past - proms, tests, college welcome week, and graduation.
I had preserved my memories inadvertently through keeping track of my day to day tasks. So every year around this time, I get excited about looking for a new planner because I know I'll fill it easily - and although I never had the tenacity for a diary, a planner is a fine replacement as a memory keeper I like to think of it as Modern Day Anne Frank. It gets the job done without having to pull teeth.
This year I started the search early note to self: perhaps I should apply the same mentality to Christmas presents and therefore am ready to go for January 1, 2013 12:01am I'm such a planner, no lame pun intended. I decided on a british tan datebook from Graphic Image the "parent company" of GIGI NY.
Yes I'm investing, because I know I'll be keeping my planner for years to come, so it's got to last. And this one will do just that with its cream white acid free paper, soft british tan leather, Smyth sewing and gilt pages - oh you fancy huh? Yes, yes I am.
I can't wait for 2013.