The Crazy Suburban Mom: Filofax Capri Mini: Class act to be sure.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Filofax Capri Mini: Class act to be sure.



I've been using a pocket Filofax  as a wallet for a few weeks (Loves it) .  While a pocket size  planner will never replace a big one for me;  I've come to terms with my need to roam over expansive papery planes and compulsion to fill big rings till they scream, "UNCLE!  


But little's pretty great too.

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The long slot across the back says - HELLO! WALLET! - to me and it's so portable.  It's  light-weight and makes having a Filofax with me, easy.   I still haul around the big boy but with a pocket, I don't have to.

I decided to try one of the other Filofaxes I got on clearance because, well - They are here and I need to do something with them or let them go.  I don't want to keep stuff just to keep stuff anymore.  




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The pink one was the only pocket.  One was a personal (don't even know what I was thinking getting it, after dealing with my Portland there's no way I'll ever love another...) and the rest were minis.   I think the three minis all have the long pocket for bills but the Capri seemed more wallety.


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I didn't realize it was a mini until I got home.  When I sit it on top of my pocket, you can't even see the Rio underneath (above)




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See?

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The outside is soft black leather, the inside a light tan suede. 




The left side has three roomy pockets.

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The right side has one even roomier pocket.

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The back outside has a zippered pocket that won't open enough to be useful.  This would be a perfect pocket for change if you could get in there but you can't.  Totally not feeling this outside pocket. 



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The long bill pocket is nice, lots of space. 


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It has a strap with a buckle detail I really like.  The Capri zips and the strap is very much like the one's you'd find on a wristlet.  


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Laying flat isn't it's strong suit but it can if I insist.


I just set it up this morning but I think the pink one will work better for me.  I don't like zippers much; even cool belty looking ones and the mini sized pages are eency.   If I have to use that paper for more then the occasional note,  I might lose my mind.

Didn't stop me from making some dividers though.  I especially like this one.


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But I think my new sock monkey one is my favorite divider of all time. 

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Sock monkeys  rule.

4 Comments:

J 6/19/12, 4:55 PM  

Oh man, that Capri is awesome! I've never seen one like it, especially not in person in a store. So jealous!

Tracy Reinhardt 6/19/12, 5:43 PM  

J, I don't think it's been made for a while - The inserts were dated 2006 so it was made before that. The store had them on clearance because they didn't sell - They were dumping them all but they'd had filos for as long as I can remember so a lot of them were pretty old stock.

Lenore Webb 6/19/12, 7:14 PM  

I think it is time for me to go back to a filo for my blog reviews. I used to use one when I was in the buiness world eons ago. I currently have a monthly calender from the $ store that I have been trying to keep up with what I need to do. What filo do you recommend that is functional and still very affordable?

Romina 6/23/12, 10:45 AM  

Love those sock monkeys!

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