Is there anything as satisfying than starting off a new journal and writing your name in using your favorite pen? I think not — Especially in chic notebooks that fit every type of fashion gal. When it comes to your precious thoughts, why not treat them with the utmost care? While I'm down for a simple notebook for jotting down notes, quick confirmation numbers, and to-do lists, there's nothing like opening up a fresh journal you truly love and filling it with your thoughts.
My mother once told me to keep all my notebooks, as one day, they'd become a window into my past, telling me exactly what I did on a particular day. This was when I decided that I should invest in a beautiful notebook that I would not only enjoy writing in, but also love looking at.
While most of my journal pages end up blank (I blame busy days), I do hope that one day, maybe next year, when I'll find time every single day to jot down a few notes. Whether your new notebook serves as a journaling tool or purely for to-do lists and organization, it always feels so good to smell the scent of new paper. The only thing more heavenly than that is using a new pen that writes smoothly.
With 2016 around the corner (oh, geez, I've got a lot of holiday shopping to do), get a head start on next year's notebooks with these picks, below.
1. The Textured Notebook
Smythson Mara Collection 2016 King's Diary, $285, Smythson
This diary is almost too beautiful to write in.
2. The Leather Cover
Refillable Cognac Leather Notebook, $12, kaufmann-mercantile.com
Love the rustic look and feel of this leather notebook.
3. The Little Gold Book
Kate Spade New York Little Gold Medium Notebook, $16, Bloomingdale's
How cute is this little gold book? With pink trimmed pages, this wins most adorable notebook of the year.
4. This Embossed Beauty
Christina Lacroix Paseo Embossed Lay-Flat Notebook, $22, Bloomingdale's
5. For The Glam Mama
Rifle Paper Co x Garance Doré Leo Notebooks, $15, Nordstrom
Seriously...How Hollywood glam are these?!
6. For The Monogram Lovers
Graphic Image Personalized 9" Notebook With Spiral Insert, $158, Nieman Marcus
If you're big on personalized items, this chic leather notebook should definitely be on your wish list.
7. For The Marble Obsessed
Gold Marbled Notebook, $12, Need Supply
BRB, ordering like a hundred of these. Marble is having a serious moment right now, and why not have your notebooks join the fun?
8. For Vintage Lovers
This notebook will have you feeling like you stepped into a time machine.
Part of the writing process is finding a beautiful place to store your thoughts when the creative juices start flowing! And these definitely won't disappoint.
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