Operation Organization 2017

I've never been more fired up about starting a new year than 2017. One because it felt so right but two, the quality of instagram photos skyrocketed on new years day. I definitely felt the floor shift.

To carry on that momentum, I’ve been hunting for the right organizational items to do big things in 2017. The first was the hunt for the PERFECT planner and it took me 3 months.  I checked Amazon, Barnes & Noble (total dud), Papersource, Marshall's (the cheapest by far and actually a good selection if you hunt the whole store for them), Etsy, and finally I found my planner from Neiman Marcus of all places:

Desk Diary / Neiman Marcus / $130 

Desk Diary / Neiman Marcus / $130 

I almost settled on a $12 Marshall’s one that was a unbearably small, but when I found this my dad assured me the money would be well spent since he swears by his (massive) Franklin Covey planner. Thanks pops! I joked that mine was too expensive last year but now that I'm spending over 2x in 2017 I've accepted it because really a planner is the only thing holding my life together. And at least $50 of this is going to the color & monogram... :D

Now here are my top picks for organizing 2017:

The rich color on this planner is to die for (the panama yellow color was perfect but is sold out) 2017 Panama Diary Agenda / Neiman Marcus / $70

The rich color on this planner is to die for (the panama yellow color was perfect but is sold out)

2017 Panama Diary Agenda / Neiman Marcus / $70

Runner up in that it's the color JADE but there were no lines on the weekly plan section :( This planner did lead me to a great website - their stuff is so fun Ban.do 17 Month Medium Agenda / Band.do / $28

Runner up in that it's the color JADE but there were no lines on the weekly plan section :( This planner did lead me to a great website - their stuff is so fun

Ban.do 17 Month Medium Agenda / Band.do / $28

Love the simplicity of this one Big Plans Planner / Anthropologie / $28

Love the simplicity of this one

Big Plans Planner / Anthropologie / $28

Michael's had a really interesting selection... Violet Floral Zipper Planner / Michael's / $30

Michael's had a really interesting selection...

Violet Floral Zipper Planner / Michael's / $30

I cannot say enough good things about this file cabinet: the ridiculously easy assembly, good design for the price point, size (fits under a desk easily), and 100+ positive reviews. I searched the web for 3+ hours and I don't think there's a better one for the price. Life changing. Wilbur File Cabinet / Joss & Main / $64

I cannot say enough good things about this file cabinet: the ridiculously easy assembly, good design for the price point, size (fits under a desk easily), and 100+ positive reviews. I searched the web for 3+ hours and I don't think there's a better one for the price. Life changing.

Wilbur File Cabinet / Joss & Main / $64

This screams Beverly Hills Hotel and there's a whole collection of Banana Leaf pieces to match this Banana Leaf Notes in Acrylic Holder / Neiman Marcus / $50

This screams Beverly Hills Hotel and there's a whole collection of Banana Leaf pieces to match this

Banana Leaf Notes in Acrylic Holder / Neiman Marcus / $50

On that note... not an organization item but pretty essential. From Band.do again! Hot Stuff Thermal Mug - Beverly Stripe / Band.do / $14

On that note... not an organization item but pretty essential. From Band.do again!

Hot Stuff Thermal Mug - Beverly Stripe / Band.do / $14

Not sure what I'd do with this cube but I'm obsessed with it  Pantera Golden Box / Neiman Marcus / On sale for $40  

Not sure what I'd do with this cube but I'm obsessed with it 

Pantera Golden Box / Neiman Marcus / On sale for $40  

First saw these at a boutique in Studio City called Soto Lifestyle and LOVED them - the whole collection is amazing. I opt shopping local but if you can't find them... "Suck Less, Thanks" Engraved Office Desk Nameplate / Amazon / $33

First saw these at a boutique in Studio City called Soto Lifestyle and LOVED them - the whole collection is amazing. I opt shopping local but if you can't find them...

"Suck Less, Thanks" Engraved Office Desk Nameplate / Amazon / $33

Also great Head Honcho Black Desk Name Plate / Amazon / $17

Also great

Head Honcho Black Desk Name Plate / Amazon / $17

Let your sass run wild Office Desk Name Plate or Door Sign / Amazon /$6

Let your sass run wild

Office Desk Name Plate or Door Sign / Amazon /$6

I have this and use it everyday Kate Spade Acrylic Letter Tray / Nordstrom / $38

I have this and use it everyday

Kate Spade Acrylic Letter Tray / Nordstrom / $38

I love using the business cards section for incoming cards so I keep track of them better Acrylic Pencil Cup / Neiman Marcus / $24

I love using the business cards section for incoming cards so I keep track of them better

Acrylic Pencil Cup / Neiman Marcus / $24

LOVE the color & tasteful contrast of lines and it's a bit cheaper than the kate spade one Frisco Letter Tray / Franklin Covey / $17

LOVE the color & tasteful contrast of lines and it's a bit cheaper than the kate spade one

Frisco Letter Tray / Franklin Covey / $17

To keep it fresh It Me Pennant Flag in Meow / Modcloth / $15

To keep it fresh

It Me Pennant Flag in Meow / Modcloth / $15

This periwinkle blue is stunning and there's 8 other colors to choose from! Willis Writing Desk / Joss & Main / $218

This periwinkle blue is stunning and there's 8 other colors to choose from!

Willis Writing Desk / Joss & Main / $218

Let me know if any of these stand out to you!

xoxo,

Anne