I love the quirky and fun nature of most Kate Spade products and this ones no different. I've had people in meetings, strangers on train and others reading the front. It always leaves a smile on their face and I like to think says little something fun about me. My office mates call me a notebook/journal snob - I am very picky and like good quality products, but also see them as an accessory (similar to a great handbag). I take office supplies very seriously. Cuteness - definitely 5 stars. Overall quality - 4 stars - individual pieces of paper are heavier than the typical (no bleeding through if you are a marker user) and cover is heavy cardboard that protects the wire bounding ( can't stand when wire bends). 2 concerns - the front and back covers didn't align creating awkward looking buckle when laying flat on desk. Second - doesn't stay closed well. I would throw in purse to find the pages thrown or bent. Wish it was thicker or had rubber band surround. Overall pleased and will probably purchase the next cute, fun journal.