September 18, 2014

Filofax Personal Mustard Finchley Review!

The Finchley Mustard. It seems like everyone is searching for it in USA, but down under in Australia, they're sitting unloved on a shelf in a discounted store. So of course, I had to take it under my wing and love it the way it should! And before I get into the details of this lovely rare 'unicorn' Filofax, here are some pictures for you to drool over:


The only 'problem' I had with it from the store I purchased it from was this small little black dot seen on the front cover near the strap. Barely noticeable though, so I don't quite mind for the price. And the rarity. It's still a much better find, price and condition than purchasing it from someone second hand on some Facebook planner swap / sell groups, that's for sure.

On the inside holds 6 individual card holders and one full length vertical pocket on the right and one zippered full length pocket on the left:

Zippered mesh pocket on the back

The rings were good and snapped shut with no problem:

The Finchley is definitely soft and squishy like everyone seems to say. I do think that it is overrated though, but that may just be for this coloured Finchley. I personally prefer the vintage rose (like everyone else does) and the teal, but beggars can't be choosers, and at the time I was writing this, I was really hoping I could trade this mustard for the teal, and guess what? Not long after, someone was actually selling an new and unused teal Finchley! I didn't get to trade it with my Mustard though, but on the very same night, I managed to sell my Mustard for a price I bought the Teal for! The odds were definitely in my favour that night! So I am currently now (im)patiently waiting for my Teal to arrive so I can drool over it!

But wait, back to the topic at hand:

The Mustard Finchley, I find, doesn't actually have a nice yellow shade. It's darker than the yellow Original, and if not for the fact that it's rare, discontinued and affordable, I probably wouldn't have picked it up. Either way, this beauty is on its way to US as I type this up and I'm sure it'll be loved much more by its new owner than if it were in my hands.

Next up on the list to review: Teal Finchley!


  1. Oh I am in love! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it!