Image Description: a title-card for the blog-post. It has “Stationery Review: kikki.K A5 Leather Notebook Holder” in the centre of the image with four red strawberries in each corner.
Over the past year or so, I’ve been searching for a specific type of Stationery Item or Items, I’ve been hunting for Reusable Stationery, otherwise known as Stationery I can continue to use year after year, and all I would need to do is purchase a blank calendar section to top it up at the end of every year.
There are a few factors that I take into consideration with a Stationery Item: Page Layout/Design, Colour Design/Colour Scheme, and Affordability. This notebook from kikki.K seemed to tick a lot of my desired boxes.
It has a nice colour scheme of light pink and grey and, as it has the same colour design, the notebook holder matched my kikki.K Large Planner as well (I adore matching stationery items). The page layout is plain but practical (a simple page design is preferred), and the price was $14.95.
Images of the item are below:
Image Description: an up-close image of a blush-pink box on a grey blanket. The box has an elastic-cord around it with a small grey cardboard circle that has “A5 LEATHER NOTEBOOK” written on it in white text.
Image Description: a close-up image of the interior of the box. It contains an A5-sized light-pink faux-leather notebook-cover (notebook is within), with a pale-pink faux-leather strap, the strap has a small gold-button with a K engraved in it. The notebook is covered in transparent-white tissue paper.
Image Description: an A5-sized light-pink faux-leather notebook-cover (notebook is within), with a pale-pink faux-leather strap, the strap has a small gold-button with a K engraved in it. This is a close-up image of the notebook, without the tissue-paper, or the box.
Image Description: A close-up image of the interior of the notebook. On the left-hand side, there are small slots for business cards or small notepads. The notebook itself has a grey and white horizontal stripes.
Image Description: a close-up image of the interior of the notebook. The notebook has lined white paper, the top row of every page has a special section for “Subject” and “Date”.
Image Description: a close-up image of the interior of the notebook. I’ve been able to remove the notebook (which is a light-pink) from the right-hand side of the cover. The inside of the cover has grey and white horizontal stripes and the small pink strap to keep the notebook closed.
In retrospect, I should have considered the low price-tag a warning sign, the item is pretty and usable, but not reusable. You can take it out of the right-side but not the left side. It’s stuck in there pretty tight. The notebook can’t be removed from the cover, at least not without damaging the leather cover it came in. While the item is pretty, unfortunately, it’s also useless for what I have in mind.
I don’t know if this a default with all the Leather Notebook Holders or just this one. Perhaps you can check in-store to see if the notebook comes out before you purchase it. This particular item is no longer for sale on the kikki.K website, however, there is a Vintage Rose Notebook Holder and a Quilted Blush Notebook Holder for those who are interested.
So my dear readers, what do you think? Have you purchased an item similar to this? Please let me know in the comment section down below.