I thought it was time to reveal the beauty that is my personal plum Osterley. The story behind this is a bit longwinded but I will try my best to shorten it but have the main details still present. Basically, I was after an Amazona in almond originally and having finally located one in the Conduit Street store, it arrived in my hands a few days later.
However, that one had a faulty ring problem and so I was offered the Osterley as an alternative. Of course, I said yes and chose the plum colour as I wanted one of these too and was torn between this one and the Amazona. The faulty rings really swung my lust in favour of the Osterley, though, and here it is in all its glory!
The colour seen in this picture is pretty much how it is in real life too. I love how the colour is dark but not too dark, and that it is colourful, but not too colourful. Therefore, it is professional looking, yet classy and sophisticated. I like. Wait, no. Make that, I love.
Upon opening it, you're greeted with a mix of textured leather and smooth leather. Personally, I love this mix as it adds another dimension to the Osterley. Also, it lies flat out of the box!
On the right hand side, there is space for four cards (I've utilised this space to hold my spare mini-note pages and plasters at the moment); plus a flap under that (where I have put my NHS card and paper bit of a UK driver's licence.
This was my week a few weeks ago. It was my last week in student accommodation and as a university student. I'm currently in the process of figuring out what I want to do with my life and have applied for a few jobs in a sector that I am interested in. Fingers crossed I am successful for the one I want most! I also went to Wimbledon that week and got stickers as a momento.
And the week after. You can see the lists I have yet to write and stuff I need to do on the right. And on the left, I have written in my timetable for each day. With little to no structure with a lack of job or study, I decided to devise my own. I am going to perfect my Mandarin, re-learn programming and coding and also write a story or novel - just for fun (it's not my aim to have it published!).
This is the clasp and the button is a copper colour. It's delightful. Trust me.
And the pockets at the back: currently housing an Evian water voucher and some proof of postage receipts. I also have a purple Uniball Signo pen in this pen loop (with a Muji erasable in blue in the other loop). There is enough space for another two cards and also a full length pocket too.
Here is the side view...
And here is the view from the top. Can you see all the coloured pages, which I had decorated with washi tape?
So, this is my Osterley. I am in love and I can't see myself using another Filofax now. The Affair was wonderful but I think I much prefer this leather feel than the lace. Moreover, The Affair was so big in comparison and I like having the option of stuffing my rings or not.
What Filofax are you lusting after at the moment?