Sunday, May 29, 2011

Custom Filofax paper by MaudiMade

Incredibly, Filofax don't make green sheets in Pocket size. A helpful Philofaxy reader suggested I buy some custom pages from Maudie Made on Etsy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marc Jacobs Lola

Many years ago I saw the Marc Jacobs Lola bag, originally from the Fall 2003 collection (I think), and knew I had to have one. The Lola is a medium-sized shoulder bag with a built-in umbrella compartment (and included umbrella), made in Italy from thick, squishy leather and lined with suede. Lola originally retailed for $795, but typically goes for $100-$200 now. They pop up on ebay periodically, but rarely in colors other than cream and pink, occasionally in black. I already have too many black bags and don't carry white bags or pink bags, so over time the Lola desire waned.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meet Debra

Debra Edge
Almost as soon as I made the switch to a Pocket size Filofax I knew I would want a Kate Spade binder. One search on ebay yielded this beauty, a Wellesley Pocket Debra circa 2006. The exterior is boar hide, the interior is linen-patterned calfskin, the hardware is 24k gold-plated. I have other Wellesley accessories, and can say from experience that the boar hide wears like iron. When I got my new binder in the mail this week I fell in love immediately. Unlike newer KS binders, this one has 15mm rings, making it significantly slimmer than my Malden. This means I had to downsize my filling by a couple of months, but it's not too much of an inconvenience.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In the Bag

Inspired by a post on Life Well Planned, and as a follow-up to the contents of my Filofax, I thought I'd share the contents of my bag. Unlike Kanalt, I change bags frequently, sometimes multiple times a week. This is both fun and a way to avoid loading myself down with stuff I don't need. Moving from bag-to-bag forces me to edit my belongings.
In the bag

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Moving into the Malden Pocket

For the last year or so I've been using a variety of Filofax (and Kate Spade) Personal-size binders with a variety of inserts, eventually settling on a day-per-page layout divided up with tabbed month-on-two-pages sheets and color-coded notepages in the back. I recently decided to try out downsizing this setup, which first led me to using Slimline binders and carrying only 2-3 months worth of pages at a time, and a reduced selection of notepages. After just a couple of weeks I moved back into a full-size binder; the Slimline was not going to work.