Hi everyone! Well, it's that time of year again. Everyone is getting ready to go back to school in a couple weeks, and so the madness of school supply shopping has begun.

While I love picking out pretty colored pens and highlighters, my absolute favorite must-have for every new academic year is an awesome planner. In high school, I would always buy a planner and never end up using it, but I find it essential to have one in college. There's always so much going on, and planners just make it so easy to stay on top of everything. From college to work to mommy duties to blog planning, I have a lot to keep track of, and my life would be in utter chaos without a beautiful planner to bring some structure to my days (a little dramatic, I know). 

But seriously, I think every college student should start the year with a planner they love. I, unfortunately, tend to be a bit picky and want a lot out of a planner, so it's often times hard to find one I love at a decent price. I don't know about everyone, but I know that most college kids don't have $60 to dish out on a planner, which is the price tag I have seen on some of the ones I have looked at in the past. 

So luckily, last year I was thrilled to discover a planner collaboration between Day Designer (the planner brand of my dreams) and a company called Blue Sky that was available at Target. The planner line they put out is seriously beautiful AND affordable. I am totally obsessed with it. I'll put the link with some of the different planners they offer here so you can check them out. This is not a sponsored post, I just am honestly in love with these.

In this post I'll mostly be sharing this specific planner from the Day Designer x Blue Sky collab that I bought for this upcoming academic year, along with the larger one I used last year that is identical to this planner with the exception of the front cover. I hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into what is, in my opinion, the best line of planners for college students! 

I love these planners because they're super cute while being durable and functional. I love that they have options for a weekly/monthly layout as well as a daily/monthly one. I personally prefer the daily/monthly layout because there is plenty of space to write down everything. 

The prices of the planners in this collection range from $6.99-$24.99 depending on which style you want. I was so excited to discover a planners of this quality for an affordable price. It's fantastic!

The pages are thick enough to prevent ink from bleeding through, the tabs are coated, and each planner comes with a durable/flexible frosted front and back cover. 

I love that the daily/monthly planners have an entire page dedicated to each day with space for a schedule, a to-do list, a "top three," a "tonight" section, as well as a space for a daily gratitude. The larger version also features an additional space for notes. To add to the charm of these planners, the daily pages include a different quote each day. There is just so much detail in these that I love. 

Other features include an empty "note" page at the end of every month, a section at the back of the planner for notes, a list of holidays, and a super cute section at the very beginning of the planner that details how to use the planner as well as a place to write down your goals for the year. 

I just cannot say enough good things about these planners. I will continue to buy planners from this line every year as long as they keep making them. I think they are perfect for college students, or really anyone who just likes to keep their lives organized.

So, if you're in the market for a cute, stylish, detail-oriented, and affordable planner, head to your local Target, or click the links above to check these beauties out!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried a planner from this line? Do you know about another collection of cute, affordable planners that you love? Let me know in the comments down below!

Stay tuned for more posts soon!

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  1. Lovely planner, I'm looking to buy one so this is great timing!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post! Definitely check these out (:

  2. I never end up keeping to a planner, I'm more of a iPhone calendar/freak out that I can't remember when my essay is due kind of girl.. but these are soo cute! I love the gold writing :)

    Natasha Kendall

    1. Hahah I sometimes do that even with a planner. If you like them maybe you should check them out, you may end up using one! Thanks for taking the time to comment (: xx

  3. These are perfect! Definitely getting me excited for back to school season. Thanks for sharing xo

    1. No problem Olivia, glad you enjoyed! xx

  4. Haven't tried this planner but it looks amazing!

    Mili The Pink Traveller

    1. It's wonderful! If you see it in stores definitely check it out. Thanks for commenting! xx


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