I've had my eye on this journal for a year now and I finally decided to go for it. It is a gorgeous item. It feels sturdy in my hand. It's slim but, has enough room to fit a standard size pen nicely when zipped up. You could also put a few sheets of same size or folded paper in there as well. This would fit nicely in a medium size purse without being too bulky.
I am an avid journaler so when I received this journal I started writing in it immediately. I guess I had a lot going on because I filled up 10 pages front and back. LOL That was yesterday. Today I started my morning off by jotting down some thoughts in this journal and much to my surprise and chagrin I noticed that the binding near the spine on the outside cover is cracking in the front and back from top to bottom. Say what? Oh no! Not my beautiful, less than 1 full day old, brand new journal. I'm absolutely crushed! Is that supposed to happen?
I still gave it 4 stars and would recommend it because it is so nice and unique to be able to zip up one's personal thoughts in a journal. Plus, the pages are sturdy and the different brown tones are very warm and inviting.