A stationery haul!

Pretty stationery excites me. There… I said it.
I can’t explain it, I am drawn to fancy notebooks, stickers, and pretty pens. I could spend hours looking through the cute sticky-notes, to the patterns on the washi tapes, novelty push-pins etc, you get the gist.
So, when I spotted the Kate Spade 2016-2017 planner of dreams on offer in TK MAXX, of course I bought it.  The small handbag sized one was down to £4.99 and the larger one which I bought was down to £14.99. kate spade planner-2The front is covered in large gold polka dots, the inside is a mixture of cream and blush pink with beautiful fonts and tabs. At the beginning of each month there is a little note on seasonal things to do for that month. It makes me happy, I don’t know why it just does. You will see further down in this haul what I recently bought to combat the fear of ruining this stunning journal with my ugly writing.sausage dog penYou can see a bit more of the front of the planner here, ahh it’s just so bloody gorgeous. If you are really surprised at the novelty pink sausage dog pen, then you must be new here?! wink, winkgirl boss pens-2Gel pens! Who remembers scented gel pens from their teenage years? Sat sniffing pens during science… my favourite was popcorn or bubblegum. They smelt so good. Sadly these aren’t scented, but they are super sweet pastel colours. This may sound slightly crazy but I even asked the lady in Paperchase to let me try these on paper before buying them. There’s no way in hell I wanted the ink to sink through to the other side. The fear is real. All of these pens for just £5.00 – bargain. I am hoping these will make my writing look cute, neat and colourful.paperchase pink diary 2017 2018Yes, you are reading correctly another diary. I know, I know my bad. I wanted to keep my Kate Spade one at home, so I bought this one to throw in my handbag! In all of the excitement I stupidly failed to realise that I can’t use this until August – brilliant. Obviously it’s blush pink. This was quite steep at £14.00(?!) but some of the others felt a little tacky… I can’t even justify it to you OR myself, I just wanted the blush pink one. It shouldn’t bug me that the pages are quite yellow tinted but it does.washi tape paperchaseNext up on the list of pointless stuff becky bought but she did not need. Washi tape, with unicorns, little stars and glitter. £8.00, I don’t know what happens when I go in to stationery shops, a strange mist comes over me and before I know it I have spent a small fortune.

What do you guys think of my haul?

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21 Comments

  1. Soph Cullen
    June 20, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    haha I do love a stationary hall too! x

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    the fact that this includes Paperchase (I work for them) makes me so happy! 🙂
    lillieepad.co.uk

  3. June 20, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I really need (want) those pens! I’m a stationery addict but I am really really trying not to buy anymore. I have a bullet journal but also 3 other diaries. Who needs that many?!

    Debbie x http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk

  4. June 20, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I’m so jealous of your Kate Spade bargains in T K Maxx. They really do have the best stationery sometimes! I’m in need of a new diary, and I usually go for Paperchase ones, but Smiths has some really cute ones in at the moment!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

  5. June 21, 2017 / 3:57 am

    I am a sucker for cute stationery as well! It is nice that the lady let you test out the pens before buying! You don’t know how many times I wish I could’ve tested out pens before buying. lol ♥

    mooeyandfriends.blogspot.com

  6. June 21, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Any money spent in stationery is money well spent in my book. I love the Kate Spade stuff.
    Can you still get smelly gel pens anywhere?!xxx

  7. June 21, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Any money spent in stationery is money well spent in my book. I love the Kate Spade stuff.
    Can you still get smelly gel pens anywhere?!xxx

    http://www.joreynolds.co.uk

  8. June 21, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I have a similar Kate Spade planner, I love the little monthly quotes!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  9. June 21, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    OMG you got such cute things! Love all!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

  10. June 21, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    That Kate Spade planner looks so cute! I used to use scented pens too! and still do sometimes aha!x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  11. June 24, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I don’t think your alone, I think almost every girl I know loves some cute stationary! I adore that Girl Boss mug you hold your gel pens in too! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  12. June 24, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Ooo I love a good stationary haul! I don’t need any stationary right now, but I would love to get some washi tape and stickers for my journal! I’ll have to check out Paperchase soon for some ideas. 😀

    I really want some smelly gel pens again! 😀

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

  13. June 25, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Ah fabulous stationery haul Becky, the photographs are so pretty! I currently own a paperchase diary too, it’s pink ombre with gold writing. I’ve seen washi tape about, apparently they are great for bullet journaling but I was thinking of getting some for decorating gift wrapping. I fancy trying out TXMaxx for stationery, also there’s a sale on at Paperchase at the moment, if you are interested. Have fun with your new pieces! 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  14. July 23, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    100% cute, but don’t take my word for it I am a total stationary addict ( says the person who filled a 1m tall cabinet with notebooks) The sausage dog pen is so adorable. Enjoy!

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