Friday, January 29, 2016

Doing It Right: Affordable Blogging Accessories

When it comes to blogging I have tons yet to learn, from HTML to photography tricks. If however I had to choose one thing I am pretty good at, that would be finding affordable yet cute items I can use to make blogging as organised and smooth as possible, aka shopping!

With that in mind I set out to find a blogger's planner but who knew how hard that would be! I saw various printable templates online on Etsy and that famous sold out planner on ASOS (yes the one that everyone has) but they weren't exactly what I was looking for. I turned to Amazon and decided to go ahead and try my luck with a diary shipped from China. I confess I didn't have high expectations but when diary got here around 10 days later I was rather impressed. The Molang Diary Weekly Planner £4.58 contains 2016 as well as 2017 calendars and despite being mostly written in English, the drawings are in Korean which doesn't bother me at all because they're really cute as can be. I'm extremely tempted to get them in other colours too and stickers to take cuteness to a whole other level, because why not!

And because I'm a self-confessed shopaholic with no willpower, I thought I'd get 10 Cute Gel Pens £3.99 to write in my pretty new diary. These too came from China but they were so worth the wait. They come in a neatly packed plastic case, every pen is a different colour and overall, they are beyond gorgeous. Both the diary and pens look amazing on camera and will definitely be popping up as props in my blog photos. 

I never knew blogging would mean so much time spent on my phone so when I finally got my hands on the Iphone 6s Rose Gold I wanted a case that would be adorable as well as very instagrammable (don't judge me). Thankfully I was recently contacted by Caseapp and asked if I wanted to create a Custom Phone Case* and I of course jumped at the chance. At first I didn't really know whether I wanted a case full of pictures of me and the boyfriend, but finally I decided instead to go for something a little more blogging related and find lots of "vintagy" pictures to create the perfect collage. I really like how it came out and the quality is beyond amazing. The case feels sturdy, looks pretty and best of all, actually protects my phone. I can't recommend this enough and if you too want a case make sure to use a coupon I have for you PAMCASE20 for 20% off ; you're welcome.

What do you think about these adorable items? Let me know below!
Wishing you all an amazing weekend ahead! Happy Friday beauties and thanks for reading!


*Items sent by the brand. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).


  1. Oh wow that phone case looks so pretty!!! I love the phone case they made you!! I am getting a new phone in 2 months but this time not an Iphone lol I am heading over to the Andriod side of life my Iphone 5s has been a pain for the last year and had enough

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. I love that phone case Pam, I've just upgraded my phone and been looking everywhere for a pretty one!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  3. I think they are great blogging accessories. They really add to the aesthetic of your page. And that diary is just toooo cute.

    Mich x

  4. Hello from Spain: great accessories. Keep in touch

  5. That phone case is so cute and totally Instagrammable (I ain't judging haha). I also chose my diary this year with its photographic potential in mind. What blogger doesn't think about that all important question "will this photograph well?" when buying new accessories. Super cute selection. I love them. =D


  6. A super cute phone case, Pam, I love it!!!


  7. Damn, I don't even have smartphone :P
    But I'm kinda adicted to writing in diary, I really like yours, simple, cute and stylish :)

    Have a great weekend! xo


  8. I'm a bit of a mess when it comes to staying organized and much as I'd like to say otherwise. I own tonnes of planners and pens (none as cute as these, though!!) but I'm rubbish at putting them into full use, haha. I hope you have a fantastic Friday, Pam!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

  9. These are great items to accessorize your photos for a blog. I'll definitely keep this in mind, glad you shared this.
    Love, Fads

  10. I love your phone case, it is just so pretty!
    Alicia :)

  11. That is a stunning design and I love that it has a rustic vibe to it, Pam. You did a brilliant job at the design!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Gosh, my phone doesn't even have a casing...I really need to amp my phone game. It's so sad and old hahaha <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

  13. really great tips, babe, I personally always hated planning and schedules so I never thought I would need a planner...still I love the instagrammable phone case...

  14. Awwww these accessories are so cute! I adore the phone case :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  15. Hehe, no judgement here girl - I want to get a marble print case sheerly for the aesthetics it'd add to everything xD

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  16. They are indeed affordable and cute too. I'd love to own that Phone case Pam.

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche! -

  17. I love this!! I need to get some stuff for my photos!

  18. That case is so cute! I am such a sucker for gel pens too, I buy them all the time even though I could probably start up my own stationery shop!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  19. What a fun post, thanks for sharing! Glad I discovered your blog <3 New follower!!

    xoxo Iris
    A Dash Of Fash

  20. Nice post,love your ideas,really affordable and I love that planner super cute.
    I follow you,xx

  21. I really need to invest in something that is going to help me organise my blogging antics a bit better, this looks super cute! The phone case is so adorable too! P.S I would say your photography is really on point girl! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

  22. Great picks! The diary sounds perfect...I haven't yet found a blog planner I like either! Maybe I should give this cutie a try :)

    Christina ♥

  23. Lovely case ! Have a nice weekend and thanks for stopping on my blog

    xx L.

  24. All of these items are extremely cute AND Instagrammable! ;) The blogger's planner looks adorable and your customized iPhone case is gorgeous and it's definitely very you!

  25. Love the phone case and its vintage vibes! Great idea for a post - I'd like to include more props in my photos. xx

  26. Ah I love your phone case - it's SO cute! Love me some blogging accesories or an excuse to purchase anything haha xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  27. I get my new phone very soon and I can't wait! You're right, blogging definitely does make you spend a lot of time on your phone. So I'm all for pretty phone accessories that look gorgeous in pictures, I'm the exact same Pam haha.:)

    - - Fashion Haul - ZARA

  28. Hello,

    Sooo cuute ! :D


  29. I can't believe I own the Iphone 5s, and I know I won't be able to buy the Iphone 6s for a couple of months but I'm already planning on the accessories I'm going to get for it. That case looks so pretty, and exactly the kind that I'd probably buy for myself.

    I have yet to find an agenda for me, so I stuck with the outlook one because I can carry it around everywhere on my phone and I don't have to worry. But I have to admit that I am looking for one still. Hopefully I won't find it in like September when the year is nearly over.

    Babe I don't know if it's me or my computer but the link to the agenda isn't working. Maybe it's me!

    Have a lovely weekend <3

    Ella Pinto xx

  30. The notebook looks so cute! I am looking for a new planner so I will check it out :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  31. Super cute! I literally was thinking this past week that I need to buy me a pretty planner. I didn't want to get a Lilly Pulitzer planner like everyone else I know. I'm glad you brought up getting yours from Amazon because that would have been the last place I would look, but I'm putting it at the top of my list.

    Thanks Pam :)

    >.< Raven

  32. oh super cute!! love it :)
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️

  33. The planner is super cute!! I need a new planner too :)

  34. Cute items indeed! A must have for bloggers out there.

    Have a great day!
    via FOX MY STYLE

  35. I am in love with your case, Pam. It's super cute. Happy weekend, doll.

  36. Omigosh, I am a self confessed shopaholic with no will power as well, hahaaa. These items are super cute. I love the phone case even though I prefer a clear case. Pretty pens, I bet they you look forward to writing all the time now.

  37. I love Caseapp! It is so fun to use, I had a really good experience with them. As for the planners, I never buy any because I usually write in them only in the beginning and then forget...


  38. I love that phone case! it's so adorable love :)

    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

  39. These are awesome accessories! That case is so cute! Love your photos =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  40. The planner and pens definitely work great as props! I've been tempted to get some things to make prettier flat lays, but I'm just too lazy ahah. Love the case you designed too, so unique!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  41. Omg, the case looks so cute and girly!

  42. Wow! It is very beautiful and cute little things =)

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch


  43. Your phone case looks so chic.
    I love how cute you put those collage to make it more personalized.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  44. Loving your phone case! I think I need to purchase a diary myself because I'm so unorganised with everything in life aha xx

  45. I love that iphone case! :) thank you for this lovely post!

    Cat Kock|

  46. Oh my gosh what a cute diary and a really good price, I love gems for headphone sockets too! xx

  47. This is such a cute phone case. I should definitely get a planner, I'm so much not organised when it comes to blogging XD
    Nati xx

  48. Super cute accessories :) I love buying pens from asian websites, because first of all the pens are so cute but I looove that they have a really fine point!

    Samantha Series

  49. oh yes pam, you're so right, these gadgets and things make blogging so much easier, cuter and more fun :D I LOVE your case, it's really so creative and inspiring and I love planing and organizing with cute things, too :) etsy is always a good way to get the hands on something sweet and too adorable *_* I love the pieces you choose :) Happy sunday beauty <3

  50. I loved all these accessories
    I want all for me, if you wanna give me..kidding!
    Wonderful :3


  51. I agree that when I started blogging I didn't think it would mean so much more time on my phone either, I feel like it's glued to me now!

  52. Gorgeous picks!
    I'm in need of a new phone case so I'll have to check them out :)
    ♥ Fran - xx

  53. I love that phone case it's lovely! I love getting new stationary that diary is adorable :)


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