dear diary

the coolest journals to kick off 2014.

by steff yotka

By now we've all settled into 2014 life, going back to work, school, yoga classes and maybe slacking a little on those resolutions we swore we'd keep....

OK, so a little procrastinating is fine, but I really want 2013 to be the year of me, so I'm getting my game on track by buying a journal and chronicling the highs, lows, craft beers, shoe splurges, books I've loved, and flip cup scores that make up my 2014. I'm thinking about it like this: The more cool things I do in 2014, the more awesome journal entries I'll have. If that's not incentive to get out there and live, then I don't know what is. 

But much like finding the perfect pair of shoes, finding a journal you love enough to tote around for 365 days is a hard task, so I've complied a couple of my ultimate faves in the gallery, from one starring Ryan Gosling to a pretty floral one to an incognito version for writers on the lam. Find your match and get your "Dear Diary..." voice ready. 

Chronicle Books Ryan Gosling Journal -- $9.95

Orla Kiely Journal -- $15

Life Vermillion Notebook -- $6

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith -- $15

Marimekko Notebook -- $32

Proenza Schouler Notebook -- $85

Smythson Top Secret Notebook -- $80

Christian Lacroix Notebook -- $13

Living Well One Line a Day Journal -- $16.95

Rag & Bone Journal -- $15

J. Crew Glitter Notebook -- $12.50

Ella Doran Bikes Notebook -- $15

Lanvin Faces Notebook -- $95

Rifle Journals Set of Three Notebooks -- $12.95

Grady Mcferrin Lemon Drops and Bluebirds Journal -- $9.95

Misuzudo Rainbow Notebook -- $25.95

Kate Spade Dot Journal -- $28

Kenneth Cole Notebook -- $30

Moleskine The Simpsons Journal -- $18.95

Oh Deer Journal -- $14.52