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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

Pros
-Premium quality pages and sturdy binding

-Colourful and interactive planner

-Covers a number of tasks and activities

-Pocket sized diary free with the planner

Cons

-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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Fashion

The Monsoon Diaries- Final Post

Today is my final post to The Monsoon Diaries, I think by now we have almost braced ourselves to fight the mighty rains but one question remains “What to Wear this Monsoon ?”.

Travelling in the rains makes me feel like I am in a Water-Park, with rain drops coming from all sides inside the trains,flooded streets,traffic,splash of water when you walk on the road.However most of us cannot afford to stay back at home and have to go through all the rides of the Water-Park.

Here our main problem is dressing up,this is a challenging task for all of us.Today I am going to share with you some tips to dress up smartly this monsoon season !

  • Tops & Tunics – Say Hi to Synthetic, Nylon, Polyester material based tops, tunics, kurtis, shirts reason being they tend to dry up quickly, so in case you get wet or you have washed your clothes and put them to dry, these will dry up quickly.As much as possible avoid wearing Cotton clothes.

  • Pants,Leggings – Using Lycra material based Pants, leggings would be the best.You can also opt for synthetic Palazzos that’s easy to lift while you walk through puddles.

  • Colour of Clothing – This is something we all know, but in case you didn’t then here it is, avoid wearing light coloured clothes especially White since it will not only get dirty easily but also becomes transparent in case you get drenched in the rains.This does not mean that we all have to dress up like the Dementors in the Harry Potter Series (I have put a photo of how they look in case you haven’t seen them). Apart from Black you can go for darker shades of Blue,Brown, Red &Green as well.

This is how the Dementors look 😛 (now you can relate to what I said)

Image source: http://potter-encyclopaedia.wikia.com/wiki/Dementor
  • Bags – For all those who carry Backpacks/Rucksacks this is your season Cheers ! but don’t worry girls in case you still want to use handbags/totes opt for the water proof ones or go for plastic, nylon bags etc.

  • Footwear – Boots are the best but in India the water levels may rise above the length of your boots making it look like water storage tanks another problem with boots is, it is difficult to find rainy boots here.If any one of you knows where we can find them please share in the comment box below. Remember the following points before you buy your perfect rainy footwear :

-Go for sturdy ones which is easy to clean

-Check the sole of the footwear, it should not be plain because chances are high that you may slip while walking on wet streets.

– Don’t buy the ones that have velvet or any other cloth like material on it, this will soak water and keep the shoes wet for a long time .

– Avoid full closed shoes unless they are specific ones for the rains, it is better to opt for the ones with small holes like patterns on it that lets the water out which gets collected inside from time to time.

  • Rain-coats & Umbrellas – Rainy Season is incomplete without a rain coat, always try wearing it before you buy them to know if it will do the job of protecting you from the rains well (you can also try the coat with your backpack on to know if it fits well) For Umbrellas, invest in a sturdy one since rains are accompanied by gusty winds, you really don’t want to look like your standing on the road with a dish antenna ! Check the Poppy Umbrellas , they have some really cool umbrellas (I have mentioned about them in my post ‘B for Bermuda Triangle & B for Bag‘) in case you missed that , no worries you can read them right here https://pashionnetin.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/b-for-bermuda-triangle-b-for-bag

  • Accessories – it is better to go for minimal accessories because chances are high that the rains may spoil the accessories.

  • Backup – We have all heard of data backup but for the rains do a dress backup store one of your outfits in your office or bag, this really helps because sometimes no matter what you to do,the rains will catch hold of you. It is a complete No ! to sit wet the whole day as you may fall sick & even feel uncomfortable,so keeping a dress as a backup will be quite useful.

I hope you have enjoyed the Final Post of The Monsoon Diaries.

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Aiswarya