Hello everyone, and welcome to my first session of Stationery Addicts Anonymous; a feature where I will share my most lusted-after stationery items for the month, and all my fellow stationery addicts can view them from the comfort of their own homes without being judged for publicly fangirling in Paperchase, etc, etc.
This is a very real problem in my life, as well as the lives of many of you (you may not be ready to admit you have a problem yet, but I am here to say that it’s okay to be addicted to stationery, and I can help you).
We’ll start with the basics, because who doesn’t love Paperchase? If your addiction centres around quirky stationery (like me), it was probably Paperchase that got you there. I have been an avid fan for many years, and I always come back for more. Stickers, notebooks and scrapbooks are a particular weakness, and I have a habit of buying them and not actually using them because they’re too pretty #perfectionistissues.
Denim Pocket Organiser £12.00
Yummi Sweets Stickers £1.00
All images taken from the Kikki-K website
So, as I was scouring the internet for stationery inspiration, I came across an amazing blog called Paper Crush by fellow stationery addict, Kerry. Her blog is literally porn for the stationery addict, whether you’re out and proud or still in the (stationery) closet, and you seriously have to check it out. I have found some amazing stationery brands from her blog, including Australian site Kikki-K. They have so many pretty pastel stationery it almost made me weep, and I will have to make some purchases from here for the good of my health. Prices below are in US dollars.
2015 A5 Weekly Leather Diary $27.97
Fox and Star
Another brand discovered on Paper Crush, I am absolutely obsessed with this site now. Above are just a selection of their adorable notebooks and journals, and their site is so sleek and well-designed so it shows off the collection perfectly. I now suddenly seem to have a great need for a Creative Journal, a Travel Journal, a Positivity Journal and many, many notebooks…
Travel Pocket Journal £6.99
This brand is really something if you’re into quirky, adorable and unusual stationery all in one eclectic mix. I love pretty much everything on this site, but I obviously had to narrow that down for non-spamming purposes! The kitty cat pencils and the cat notes are the cutest things I have ever seen, EVER, and the smiley diary would always help to brighten my day!
Mini Smile Diary £4.95
Cookyshop Diary £4.95
Kitty Cat Pens £2.35 each
Kitty House Sticky Notes £1.95
So, there you have it stationery addicts- your first session of therapy. Does everyone feel better? Thought so. Don’t forget to come back in March for the next session, and feel free to leave your story in the comments, and how you cope (or don’t) with your stationery addiction. Homework for next time? Follow my Pinterest board to keep up-to-date on my favourite stationery picks until next month, and see which ones I’ll be featuring!