The Ultimate Planner 2020 Review

For most of us 2020 is going to be just another year. Make resolutions.Try.Give up.End of the year !
I am always on the lookout for ways to make myself productive !
On scrolling through instagram I came across an amazing product “The Ultimate Planner 2020 by Alicia souza” and with the new year just begun I decided to do a quick review of the planner.
So let’s get started !
Name: The Ultimate Planner 2020
Price: when I bought it was Rs.1799/- (now it’s Rs.1899/- approx)
The product looks wonderful- the colours and animated drawings gives the book a playful look, surely an item to hoard for a stationery lover !There are many stickers, sections inside to make the writing activity interesting.

The planner has a strong binding, good quality pages and the golden spiral detailing makes it look elegant

The planner has two slots one to store a pen and an envelope to keep important papers, receipts etc.

The planner is all set to make you feel nostalgic that lets you write a letter which you can open towards the end of the year or after a few years

The planner covers almost all types of activities from monthly, yearly calendar, meal planner, monthly goals, shopping list, habit tracker etc.

What was even better is that a pocket sized diary comes free with the planner.This is how it looks like

To sum up the pros and cons

-Premium quality pages and sturdy binding

-Colourful and interactive planner

-Covers a number of tasks and activities

-Pocket sized diary free with the planner


-It can be a little expensive for a planner

-Heavy to carry

Overall I will give the product a 9/10 considering both the aesthetic and utility features.

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How to style with a pair of Earrings !!

Be it a wedding, formal event or a casual brunch with friends; you can style your outfit with just a pair of earrings! So let’s get started

  • Simple studs

    These are the best for styling your office wear and for other formal events. You can wear these crystal studs or go for simple black studs

    • Colourful & Statement Studs

      You don’t always need a dress to make that style statement. You can rely on your colourful & statement studs to do the job for you

      • Hoop earrings

      Sometimes you need to be loud & clear to express yourself, hoop earrings are great to help you express your style statement better

      • Hanging earrings

      Hanging earrings give a strong feminine touch to your entire look. For those who do not like wearing heavy hanging earrings you can opt for the light weight versions of these earrings

      • Pearl earrings

      Pearls are a symbol of elegance and can make you look absolutely chic with any outfit. You can wear pearls in the form of studs or hanging earrings and make yourself feel like a princess

      • Jhumka style earrings

      If you cannot find the right colour of earrings to wear with your Indian outfits opt for oxidised jhumkas. These are a perfect match for any Indian outfit and you can never go wrong with it

      I hope you enjoyed reading this post & let me know which one would you like to try ?

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      Are these many items in the wardrobe enough ?

      Cluttered wardrobes, overflowing accessories is a waste of time, money & energy. With the advent of online shopping most of us are on an impulsive shopping spree because it does not take much of an effort to get your dress delivered to your door step with just a click of a button.

      You need not have an entire shopping mall inside your wardrobe to look elegant & stylish. In fact the art of being elegant & stylish is to invest in good quality wardrobe and mix & match them.

      Today I am going to list down the ‘The Wardrobe Essentials and remember that these are the minimum essential items we must try to keep in our wardrobes)

      So Lets get started ..!!

      1. Denims
      woman in red tank top with brown scarf standing near black wooden door closed
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      Simplest & stylish of all,is our all time favourite denims.You can have it in two shades; Dark Blue & Black skinny jeans.

      2. Shirt & Blouse

      Classic white shirt is a timeless piece to have in our wardrobes.

      A blouse/top that goes well for both formal as well as informal events is also an essential item to have in our wardrobes.

      3. Trousers

      Trousers/Pants are a necessity for daily office wear.Since we are in our offices most of the days, we need to have at least 3 pairs of trousers. You can opt for Black, Grey & Navy blue coloured trousers.

      4. Casual Tees, T-shirts

      Buy good quality Tees in the colours Black, white, beige. If you are the kind of person who likes colours in their wardrobe, you can go for a darker shade of red like a Mahogany or Crimson, Mustard colour, pale pink as well.

      5. Traditional Outfits

      Depending on which country you belong to; you will have to keep a few basic pieces of your traditional outfit. If you live in India then Kurti & Leggings, Churidar/Salwar Kameez or a Saree should be a part of your wardrobe.

      6. Dresses

      If you wear one piece then it’s best to have a ‘Little Black Dress-LBD’ or a navy blue coloured dress. (The credits of the idea behind the LBD is given to the French Fashion Designer Coco Chanel & Jean Patou for their designs created in the 1920s).What a stylish history isn’t it ?

      7. Blazers & Jackets

      A Blazer or a Jacket can give a lovely twist to any simple outfit that you wear.Team up a blazer with a tee and a pair of jeans would be a great look for any semi-formal event.

      If you wear trench coats, invest in a good quality trench coat to give you a chic look.

      Even a scarf can change the look of the entire outfit. So try adding a scarf to any boring outfit and see the magic for yourself !

      8. Accessorise

      Good choice of accessories can make even a simple outfit look like a master piece. Here the trick is to select accessories that would go well with most of the outfits in your wardrobe.

      I hope you all have enjoyed this post,be your own stylist; mix & match the wardrobe essentials to create new looks every time you step out.

      Have a wonderful day,

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      B for Bermuda Triangle & B for Bag

      It is only when you are standing at the busy counter in a bank to sign the documents you realise you have to dig deep inside your bag to search for a pen ! As if there is a Bermuda Triangle inside the bag – what goes in is never to be found again !!

      When you have got your periods but you cannot find a pad inside the Bermuda triangle bag so you decide to take one from your friend but soon realise that there are many Triangles and Black holes in their bags too !!(Black hole is a place from where items tend to disappear just like our bags.)

      Today I am going to share with you some basic items that we should carry in our bags and how not to have a Black hole or a Bermuda Triangle inside your bag !!

      1.Type of Bag to use

      Selecting a bag for daily use is as important as the items you will choose to store in it, so it is crucial to select the right type & size of the bag for your daily use. If you have to attend classes/college and you need to carry many books or you have to stay outdoors for a very longtime and spend most of your time travelling it would be best to use a college backpack.

      In case of tote bags make sure to have compartments or use the pouch system to store things as this will help keep things in place.

      You can also use a Multipurpose pouch which is quite handy in case you like changing bags frequently.

      (A multi purpose pouch helps you to store all your stuff in one place and just pick this pouch and place it in the bag you wish to use).

      2. Wallet

      Something we are familiar with – a wallet is a must have wherever you go because you can never predict what would happen next in life – who knows while taking a stroll during the office lunch break there is a sale nearby? you surely do not want to miss it Right ?

      On a serious note in case there is an emergency, it is always better to carry a wallet in your bag.

      3. Mobile Phone

      We would probably forget to carry our brains but never our phones so this is one item that we will surely remember to carry with us wherever we go.

      One trick here is to use a phone cover that would be visible when it’s deep inside the bag, a pure black cover is a little tough to find so you can opt for some bright colours.

      4. Medical kit

      You need not carry a full size First Aid box or a fire extinguisher but you should surely carry a small pouch in which you can store some sanitary pads (carry more than one always, our friends trust us more than they trust their own-selves when it comes to sanitary pads),some basic medicines for cough, headache, band aid,etc.

      5.Makeup pouch

      Even though all of us may not be applying makeup every now and then but we all carry a small kohl (Kajal as we call it), lip balm, wet wipes, pocket perfume. It is better to store them all in one place in a pouch rather than having to dig for them in the bag.

      6. Stationery kit

      If you have already completed your education and currently working, I would still suggest you to carry a small diary or a note-pad of your own and a black pen( a black pen specifically because most of the applications, forms etc are all to be filled in Black so it’s always handy to have one with you).

      7. Snacks & Bottle of Water

      Those days in office when you have to sit late and suddenly hear the growls of an animal from your stomach, this is going to be your saviour; a nutrition bar or few dried berries.

      Keeping in mind that it is easiest to catch a disease through water, it’s always a safe option to carry your own bottle.

      8. Earphones and other electronic gadgets

      To enjoy the boring train journeys we love plugging in the earphones and listen to our favourite tracks. The trick here is to keep a small zipper pouch to store the earphone or else on the next train journey you probably will have to play ‘Entangled’ with your earphones by the time you reach !

      9. A pair of Sunglasses

      If not for the sunlight but surely for the selfie clicks we would like to take randomly during the day !!

      You should use a pair of sunglasses if you travel in the sun as it helps you protect your eyes from the harsh sun rays.

      10. Umbrella

      Wild card entry in this list is of an ‘Umbrella’ as the monsoons approach, we really would not want to have an unexpected rain dance moment on the streets so depending on the monsoons remember to carry an umbrella.

      You can also buy umbrellas from the brand Poppy – these are really cool as they come in really small sizes so it is convenient to carry. A new type of umbrella that they have come up with is one which has a tracking system to trace your umbrella in case you have forgotten it somewhere.You can find these on online websites.

      I hope you enjoyed reading it.

      Please let me know if there are more things you can suggest to save the Bag from becoming a Bermuda Triangle or a Black hole in the comment box below.

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