This will be the first year in which I won't be going back to school in the fall, but regardless if you're looking for a planner for school or for a job, these online buys are personalized and trendy... and meet my three standards!
1. Sarah Pinto
The Rugby Academic Planner, $20. After trying to find her ideal planner, Pinto gave up and decided to design her own. Her website features academic planners, notebooks and notecards. This planner is spiral bound with a chocolate brown interior pages.
2. Much Ado About You
Martha Medium Day Planner, $38. I love these planners because they can be personalized. With 12 monthly tabs, week, month, and year-at-a-glance pages, there's much room for organization with one of these planners.
3. Erin Condren
Life Planner in Signature Stripe, $50. Erin Condren's "Life Planners" are as detailed as a planner can get. First designed in 2007, Condren has been evolving the style of her planners since, and this one will not disappoint, with over 240 pages and stickers to highlight important dates.
4. Lilly Pulitzer
Jumbo Agenda in Shorely Blue Big Garden by the Sea, $33. I've always thought Lilly Pulitzer's agendas were pricey, but after looking at the personalized ones you can find online, hers look more affordable. I like these because of the sturdy cover and vast space for writing inside. It's notebook sized, but if you're more of a small planner type of gal, Lilly also offers two other sizes.
5. Plum Paper Designs
Personalized Planner, Caroline, $30. Not only does this company make custom designed agendas, but also it prints calendars and stationary to your personalized liking. My favorite was the "Caroline" design, but there are plenty of other trendy designs by Plum to check out.