Dear diary

an assortment of diaries

Is anyone else out there still a fan of a proper diary? Sure, the diary on my iPhone is great and definitely handy, but at heart I’m a pen and paper sort of girl.

If you are like me and buying a diary is a bit of an annual event, purchasing one early is essential – the good ones go really quickly. So with that here are four of the best diaries I could find.

1. Life Balance Planner from Anthropologie 2. Cath Kidston Kingswood Rose Diary 3. Paris Patchwork Diary from Paperchase 4. Iconic Journal from Anthropologie

Which one is your favourite? And do you still use a diary or do you do all of your organising with your phone or tablet?


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  • http://thebrokeblackchick.com Brittany

    I haven’t bought a diary in ages! I feel like I need one. For the most part I use my phone for everything, but I really like the paris patchwork one.

    • chiara

      I love the Paris one too Brittany. It might be my favourite :-)

  • http://www.thecitypost-it.com The City Post-It

    The Anthropologie diaries are beautiful and very classic. I usually do all my diary keeping on my phone but this makes me want to put pen to paper! x

    • chiara

      You’re right, the Anthropologie ones are gorgeous!x

  • http://the.pyreflies.org Jessica

    These are so pretty! I used to buy a new diary at the start of each school year… I ended up throwing them away (I regret that!) but they were full of so much drama and depression I just didn’t want to read them ever again… But I wish I still had them because I’m sure there were some funny/embarrassing moments in there too that would probably make me laugh now :P

    • chiara

      They are pretty Jessica. It’s making it hard to choose which one to get!x

  • http://meandmr.com Melanie

    I love these notebooks! There is nothing better than a cute notebook to write in!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • chiara

      Thanks Melanie!x

  • http://ceciliaintherain.wordpress.com Cecilia

    I love the thought of a diary, and I always start one with the best intentions and then I end up never using it 3 months in =/

    • chiara

      I’ve done that before too in the past Cecilia. It’s easy to forget to put them in your bag or carry them about x

  • http://www.wanderlyn.com Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn

    I love diaries and journals. My boyfriend gave me a really nice one a couple of years ago for my birthday. I really need to start writing in it more often.

    • chiara

      I love getting a nice diary, it’s such a lovely gift x

  • https://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni W.

    I am really digging the diary from Anthropologie. That’s one of my favorite stores. I tend to use the calendar on my computer to stay organized, but I’m tempted to collect diaries (as I do journals) simply because they’re nice to look at :)

    • chiara

      I love Anthropologie too, Gianni. It’s one of my favourite stores too!x

  • http://www.lemonfreckles.com Lemon Freckles

    Lovely diaries. I purchased mine from Frankie this year, it is so beautiful. x

    • chiara

      I’m a huge fan of Frankie! I’ll need to check out their range before I buy one :-)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I’m a paper diary girl too. I have a giant moleskin planner because I need lots of space for notes! x

    • chiara

      My diary is pretty massive too Amanda. I think it encourages me to fill it :-)

  • http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com Christina

    I wish I wrote more! I have a lot of entries in my journals saying “I wish I wrote more” haha. These are so pretty! I like the rose one the most.

    – Christina

    • chiara

      Thanks Christina! You’re right, the rose one is lovely x

  • http://landofcandycanes.blogspot.com Katrin

    Oh, I love diaries so much. I prefer the “oldschool” ones. The ones on the right are my favorites!

  • http://www.somethingshavehappened.blogspot.com Siobhan

    I really like my diary – it surprises everyone that I have one. I tend to get academic year diaries as I have been working in academia for the last five years, it helps get the new year feeling twice a year.

  • http://www.ohgoshblog.co.uk/ em

    I am a total filofax gal – mine is the mini one and it’s in turquoise leather. It’s awesome. Even though my entire day is spent doing digital stuff i can not get on with an online diary – it just doesn’t work for me!
    Which one did you go for? And have you started filling it in?