Philofaxy reader suggested I buy some custom pages from Maudie Made on Etsy.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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
Thursday, May 12, 2011
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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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.