Stationery Review: kikki.K Large Planner


Image Description: a title-card for the blog-post. It has “Stationery Review: kikki.K Large Planner” with four red strawberries on each corner.

I’m planning on writing a few blog-posts on the kikki.K brand of stationery. I have a lot of thoughts on this company and the products they sell. I was planning on doing it all in the one post, this post specifically, however, I realised this would be a bad idea content-wise. To be honest, I feel as though this post is already too long as it is, so I am attempting to break this topic down into smaller chunks.

Over the last quarter, I’ve been struggling with…a lot of stuff, and, unfortunately, my Bullet Journal is one of them. As a result, I’ve been thinking about planners and prefilled paper layouts. When I previously examined kikki.K’s range of planners, I didn’t realise the planner designs were seasonal, and these designs would not be available either in-store or online (more on this in another blog post).

I’ll be honest, I don’t like a lot of the current season’s planner designs, although it shouldn’t be that surprising given that I’m not overly fond of pastel colour schemes.

Kikki.K is obsessed with this particular shade of pastel blue-green (it’s more of an aqua-blue really or at least it looks that way to me), they call it “Mint”. You know, like peppermint (the herb), which to my knowledge is a dark-green (trying super hard to not to rant).

When I looked at the planner options, either it was one of two situations: I liked the colour-scheme/colour design but didn’t like the paper layout/paper design. Or I liked the paper layout/paper design but hated the colour scheme/colour design.

The frustrating thing was that I’d find one that was tolerable (or it was easier to adapt the planner to my needs) only to find out the planner was outside of my acceptable price range.

This planner managed to tick a lot of the boxes. The price was within tolerances, in fact, it was on special (the price was $50.00). The interior and exterior colour scheme was acceptable. Normally, I prefer a darker shade of pink, but I like this lighter shade of pink. I think it works well with the grey interior.

I personally think the metal aspects of the folder should have been silver, instead of gold, for better colour-coordination. Although, this could just be my personal preference, there is a possibility that the designers didn’t want too much of one colour.

Behold!


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground a black draw-string bag with “kikki.K” printed on the bag with white text.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground of the image focuses on a pink faux-leather planner with a pale-pink faux-leather strap with a small gold-button with a K engraved in it.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on the interior of the kikki.K pale-pink planner. On the left, there’s a small notepad with a grey and white horizontal stripe boarder up the top. There are a few pockets for cards and there’s a zipper pouch with a golden zipper. The ring binding in the middle is also gold. The canvas background the rings are attached to is grey and white horizontal stripes. the first page is an insert page with pink and white horizontal stripes. There’s also a white pen decorated with red strawberries in the pen-holder loop.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on the first page of the planner, which is a white page with spaces for personal information (name, address, emergency contact, that sort of thing).


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on a white page of tab sticks that come in a range of colours: pink, white, and grey. Some of the tabs are blank, some of them have text written on them.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on a white page of tab sticks that come in a range of colours: pink, white, and grey. Some of the tabs are blank, some of them have text written on them.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on a two-page spread of a blank monthly calendar.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. the foreground focuses on two pages in the planner. On the left is a pale-pink insert page with white polka dots. On the right, a blank white template page for Meeting Notes.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. the foreground focuses on two pages in the planner. On the left is an insert page with pale-pink and white horizontal stripes. On the right, a blank white template page for a To-Do List.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. the foreground focuses on two pages in the planner. On the left is a pale-pink insert page with white polka dots. On the right, a blank white template page for general notes.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. the foreground focuses on the left and right side of the planner. On the left is the last page section of the planner, which is general note-taking. On the right, a thin pale-pink lined notepad for writing things down. There’s also a white pen decorated with red strawberries in the pen-holder loop.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on the back of the pale-pink faux-leather folder. There’s a small gold “kikki.K” logo embossed down the bottom of the folder.


Image Description: The background of the photo is a grey-and-white striped blanket. The foreground focuses on a pale-pink capped-pen with red strawberries printed across the pen.

Just as a side-note, the strawberry pen is a separate item, and is a part of another stationery collection.

Now, with regards to shipping fees, the website implies if you spend $50.00 on the website, you get free shipping, however, it’s a little misleading. In order for the purchase to be eligible for free shipping, the order has to be more than $50.00, hence the inclusion of the pen. Otherwise, I would have been spending $10.00 on shipping fees, and I will do a considerable amount in order to avoid shipping fees.

So, that’s it for now, I’ll probably rant about this topic in greater depth at a later date.

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