There’s nothing like the great find of a sale item that’s been marked down for clearance. Whether or not it’s a good value is an entirely different matter. I recently stopped by the Paper Source for their Labor Day sale. My find was a cute pink leather journal with a zipper enclosure. At half off the retail value, I decided not to pass on this great deal by X & O Paper Goods.
I find the overall 6 x 9 sized journal easy to handle and fits nicely in the palm of my hand. It opens easily despite the zipper and lays flat for easy writing. Speaking of writing there’s a pocket for one or two ink or gel pens that should be normal sized. Anything larger and it becomes slightly bulky and noticeably so. This journal is filled with plenty of lined pages that will not come apart at the seam.
My only complaint is the stiff leather tassel attached to the zipper with the oversized wooden bead which is slightly discolored than the one in the photo. However, neither of these issues have devalued this journal in any way. It’s nice to have something fashionable to write in.