Sunday, January 10, 2016


Hello and happy Sunday! We both love our Day Designer planners so much, so today I decided to do a little review / comparison of the 2015 flagship edition and this year's mini edition. Both are really great and make planning out your day a breeze, however there are a few differences that I noticed with the mini version as compared to the full sized version. Keep reading for a peek inside both planners...

First off, the size of the planners is significantly different, which also offers a slight difference in price.  The larger flagship edition is 9" wide X 9.75" tall and is $59. The mini is 6.625" wide X 8.3" tall and $49. It all depends on your schedule and how involved your planning process is when you're deciding between the two sizes. Personally, I use the mini size for all my daily to-do's and my schedule is pretty packed being a full-time student, working 25-30 hours a week, any social commitments I want to do and now keeping up with our blog, and I find the mini to have just enough room to keep track of all that!

Both planners are super durable and made to hold up throughout your jam-packed year. The covers and the gold corners will keep your planner protected from tossing it in your bag or those inevitable early-morning coffee spills and the spiral bounding is sturdy and will hold up even after constantly flipping through all your to-do lists. 

The Day Designer offers a wide range in pattern options for the cover of your planner- we all know that picking out the pattern you want is one of the most important because you have to make sure you're going to love it all year long! Luckily, Day Designer offers classic prints and patterns that will be sure to never get old. They also offer more fun, colorful in collaboration with other companies that will brighten up anybody's day!

Each planner has a pocket on the inside of the front cover. The pocket on the larger planner can fit full-sized papers while the mini pocket doesn't fit much, I do keep a few things in the pocket that i find important, however I do have to fold up my 8x11 papers.

One thing that I loved from the 2015 edition was that there was a notes page before each monthly layout- in the 2016 mini there are only a few notes pages scattered through the planner, some months have them and others don't. In my opinion that's a little strange. I would prefer having a notes pages in front of every month so I could keep track of my monthly goals/progress/just have somewhere to jot down important monthly reminders. 

The monthly layouts are pretty similar in both planners. Basic layout with a Monday start to each page and neutral colors. I like the plain colors throughout the planner because it gives you more freedom to decorate with your own color scheme! 

Finally, the best part- the daily planning pages! The main difference between the larger size and the mini is on the "today" side; the larger size goes from 5am-9pm while the mini only goes from 7am-7pm. Personally I don't mind the shorter day, I think it helps me manage my time and prioritize everything I need to get done. However if you have a busier/ earlier/ longer day, it would make more since to go with the larger planner. 

There you have it. an overview of not one but two of the Day Designer planners! Overall, I love this planner, and after using it I can't see myself ever going back to a weekly planner. This planner helps keep me organized and motivated to get everything done and it's so much fun to use! If you have any other questions let me know in the comments below! Also, if you would like to see an in-depth post talking about how I actually use/ organize my planner that will be up very soon! Stay tuned!



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much! We're so happy you enjoyed it! ❤️

  2. This seems like a really great planner!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    1. It is! It has been keeping me so organized, especially with school starting back up! Thanks for reading!

  3. I've had my eye on Day Designer Planners for forever, they look so organized and I love the covers!
    xo, Syd

    1. I did too, so I decided to splurge a little and get myself one for the new year- I'm so glad I did, everything is so much more organized and I have so much more space to plan out my day! I would highly recommend it if you were thinking about buying!