Damn you, Gillio! ;-) More stuff to review (1)

The ever so kind people at Gillio must, by now, know my weakness for whatever beautiful leather goods hold their name. I live way to close to Wijnegem Shopping Center and they make their displays so beautifully attractive, it’s a surprise I haven’t taken out an extra mortgage out on my appartment to empty their stock!

Luckily, they are a big bunch of enablers (takes one to know one…) and they provided me with a lovely selection of OTHER leather goods (not planners) to review.

I promise to make a YT video as well, but for now I’m still in holiday, its 32° in here and my son does NOT want to sit inside and watch mommy make video’s, he wants to go outside, to the beach, the playground and the pool. Who can blame him.

So! Enabling, chapter 459.

Three wonderful products in my possesion to review today.

First of all: a small key pouch.

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I am a classic case of ADD sometimes, I have the attention span of a mosquito and I put my stuff in super obvious places which I then immediately forget. I couldn’t find my EDC items in the morning if it could save my life. On more then one occasion have I locked myself out of my appartment because my keys were AGAIN left on the inside of the door.

I decided to keep a spare set of keys in my purse-of-the-moment. I just have to protect myself against my own stupidity sometimes.

But keeping keys in your purse inclines they may cause damage to your other stuff in there – the screen of your phone, or -god forbid!- the beautiful leather planner(s) you keep in there.

This pretty little thing (going on the wishlist!!) will keep my keys from scratching anything, while making them super easy to find in the Mary Poppins-style bags I carry around.

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Next (all beautifully boxed and protected by either cloth or a dustbag, depending on the item) is…

The wallet!

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Now, I carry a pocket Gillio planner as a wallet, but this baby is trying to lure me over to the dark side. I’m just a big fan of the croco, but this wallet obviously comes in different colours, both in Croco and Epoca leather. It has a beautifully classic, almost minimalistic design, that focusses on portability and practicality. I think it is beautiful and would love to get one in pink croco! Going on the wishlist… Oh dear.

On the inside, you will find ten card slots (more than I need!) and two seperate compartments for paper money and receipts. This is what’s interesting for me: the two big compartments. I like to keep grocery cash seperate from shopping cash. This would do the trick!

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It also has a very large coin pocket, which closes with a popper button. It’s big enough to hold credit cards as well – I usually keep my coins in a seperate coin purse so I might keep my most used credit cards in here, for example.

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And, last but certainly not least… Tom knows me too well. Saving up for this baby!

The large wallet…

Why, oh why, dear Tom, did you give me the grey croco one. Why. You KNOW that that is my weakness. Sigh.

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This large wallet is roughly the same size as my Vuitton zippy wallet, although this one is more ‘slim’ in size. Not too big or bulky at all.

There is an easy-access compartment in front of the wallet – perfect for your parking ticket or something else you would need to take out frequently.

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On the inside, you will find a zipped coin compartment in the middle of the wallet, and 4 credit card slots on either side, as well as a full-length compartment on either side.IMG_0456  IMG_0459

It is a true piece of beauty and like the other items, is available in different kinds of leather and different colours.

Still to come: HANDBAGS! PURSES! BAGS!

Go bury your credit cards, ladies…

 

 

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Filofax Deco in Ivory

Beginning of this year, I stepped into Goldpen here in Wijnegem Shopping Center with my mom and asked the nice man there (aka Tom of Gillio) if they sold Deco’s. He totally lured me over to the dark side and Gillio-mania began, but I still wanted the Deco to serve as my diary, journal and on-the-go planner.

Last week, the wonderful Nati Zou sent me her personal sized Deco in Ivory after I’d been looking for one for quite a while. Here are some up close & personal (pun intended) pictures of the newest addition to my collection… I’m becoming quite the collector, although I’ve always screamed being a one-planner-girl… I guess that’s the influence Philofaxy-people are having on me! 🙂

As I still had the Croco Grey Compagna (before sending it out to the winner of my giveaway on YouTube), I thought I’d include some pictures comparing the two as they look a lot alike.

Picture heavy post!

First of all: here she is, my beautiful Deco. I’ve never been any good at naming my planners so I won’t 😉

It arrived in perfect condition with perfect rings, thanks Nati…

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The inside is lined with beautiful cream-coloured suède. It has one pen loop on the left but being right-handed, that’s not really a practical place for it to be – for me.

I keep my Swarovski pen in there but I usually carry a little pen bag around with Frixions so I only use it to scribble something on my post-it dashboard.

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On the left there are several credit card pockets, one large pocket and a zipped compartment, which is quite stiff – not suited for use as a wallet, I think. It would take me too long to get any cash out.

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The planner came stuffed with beautiful cotton cream inserts – I’ve never had these before but they are stunning, and so much easier to write on then the plain white ones… I wonder if they come in A5 too?

There is To Do-paper:

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Ruled note paper (ideal for journalling, with the little box at the top of the papers to write the date!)

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Plain note paper, more journalling-ideas coming up…

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Mileage-log paper (never seen those before!):

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And tabbed telephone papers – I think I might store some internet password clues in there.

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In the back, there is one large pocket, envelope-style, with a popper button. I’m storing keepsakes in there (cards, movie tickets, …)

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It’s also made of this wonderfully soft suède material, love how the colour slightly changes when you rub it!

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And finally, compared to the Gillio Medium Compagna in Croco Grey.

As you see, the colour is almost identical, I’d say the Deco has a more yellow-ish tone of beige then the Gillio.

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The strap of the Gillio is a lot wider (and the pen loop is on the correct side!), but… The Deco has that gorgeous lock!

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The Gillio has slightly larger rings, but I’m pleasantly surprised at how much the Deco can hold!

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By now, the Deco has been set up (more details on that later…) and the Gillio has been kissed, cuddled and sent off to a better home after my YouTube giveaway!

Any other Deco lovers out there?