August 11, 2015 Agenda GIVEAWAY (closed)

If there's any back to school essential I feel particularly passionate about it is the agenda. Whether you are starting a new grade, going off to college, or beginning a new job, I cannot stress enough how important and beneficial it is to have something to write everything down in. You may consider yourself not the agenda-type, but what I have to show you today is a real game changer.

I have had an agenda every year since I wore a bow to match my skort. I have used the ever-popular Lilly Pulitzer planner and the cute and classy Kate Spade one as well, but I have a new favorite.

The agenda is fun, organized, roomy, and inexpensive - all things I look for in a planner. As much as I live by these babies, I don't like to spend $50+ on them. I have the small size which was $20 (10% off of that if you're a first time shopper on their website!) and my wallet and I are very happy.

So, why this agenda over the other popular brands? Let's talk pros and cons real fast before we get into the good stuff. And I mean GOOD. STUFF. You may have seen the title about the giveaway, so keep reading, peeps!

-it's better looking than I am, swear it has better contour
-the small size isn't too small
-the spaces for the weekly planning are nice and big, so my homework, meetings, and blog to-dos fit perfectly
-there's a list of holidays inside including holidays like National Thrift Shop Day and National Kick Butt Day (ok, so cool)
-once again, love the price!
-colorful pages announcing the month
-cute ribbon for holding your spot
-a flowchart to help me decide if I need to wash my hair or use my favorite dry shampoo.

-the weekly planning pages aren't lined
-no address book (do people still use these?)
-it doesn't last forever (starts July of 2015, ends December of 2016)

Are you loving this so far?
Check out some other must-haves from Shop Bando by clicking the links below!

'Back Me Up' charger
Sunnies canvas tote
taking this bag to the farmer's market!
cutest phone case EVER
must have for next summer

Alright, you've made it to the GIVEAWAY!

So, my best blog friend Rachel from Seashells + Sparkles and I adore this agenda SO much that we got one for you!
And since has the cutest desk supplies ever, we are throwing in this adorable sticky note set and some fun pens by Yoobi from Target. (Learn how Yoobi helps a child in need here!)

Become the lucky winner by entering the giveaway below! All you need to do to enter is right here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Winner will be chosen next Tuesday at 8pm (August 18th) - crossing our fingers for you! Visit Rachel's blog to see her thoughts about the agenda.

We will be announcing the winner on our Twitter and Instagram, so make sure you use the giveaway widget below to follow us (and for your entry into the giveaway).

Good luck!


Cristina and Rachel

P.S. This post has been contributed to the Bloggers Back To School linkup hosted by Classy Cathleen and Empire Styles. Visit their blogs to read more posts on back to school fashion and organization!


  1. YAY! I Just entered the giveaway (which prompted me to stalk the bando website for an hour... #goals) and am so excited! Also thanks for much for linking up!!! XO, Nicole

    1. Eeek, crossing my fingers for you girl! I know, one day, my home office will be dressed head to toe in everything :) X!