Malden musings

It's going to be a short one tonight, but I just had to put some thoughts out there for my fellow Filofaxers to weigh in on.

It seemed that today brought a plethora of Malden-loving posts across my blog reading time, including a great Malden-loving piece a la the Zeitgeist of Zoe. Already mildly obsessed with one day owning a Malden, I ate up every word. And then got extremely jealous that I don't have one yet.

I can't get a Malden yet because I told myself that I would not buy a new planner for one year after purchasing my personal grey Domino. I did this because I have switched planners a bajillion times and seriously doubted that I would stick with a Filofax (much to my delight and surprise, I have!). This doesn't even factor in that I really don't have enough of an expendable income to be shelling out the cash for one of these beauties.

But now I am seeing wonderful photos of the new grey Malden (thanks Steve, hehe) and I can't help wanting to click "add to cart" the second they are available in the US.

Now, justifying the Malden purchase is not as big of an issue as it once was. I have told myself that I can break my one year rule under one condition: if I either get a new job, or get promoted within my current organization. See how I weaseled out of that one?

The new dilemma has become color. Yes, I LOVE the look of the new grey version; despite what many say I find grey to be much more than drab or boring (in case you can't tell from my blog). However, for some reason, the crimson is still hanging out in the back of my mind, taunting me.

Red is my favorite color, there is no doubt about it. But I am a bit worried about staring at a red planner every single day. While a versatile color, it doesn't go with everything and as this will be my only leather Filo, I want to make sure I get good use out of it. At the same time I have to give the crimson some points, as it is on sale for $20 off at Pens and Leather. Plus, Jotje just made it look so damn amazing!

So, my fellow Filo-lovers, what is a girl to do? And for all of you enablers out there, I am only buying ONE so don't even try to tell me to get both!!! Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Oh, and a bonus question: Does the Malden have enough pockets to stuff scraps (i.e. receipts, etc) into? One of the big things pulling me towards the Cuban and Amazona is the secretarial pocket. I am worried that the Malden won't have the storage space I am used to with my Domino, but I also don't think I could deal with a binder that needs training to lay flat. Dilemmas, dilemmas!

Well, this didn't end up being too short, but comment away!

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