A Toronto Transformation

Little Luxuries – Phone Finery

iPhoneCase

So guys, I recently discovered this thing called an “iPhone.”

I’d been clinging to my blackberry for dear life for YEARS, in part from a sense of loyalty to a local company and in part because I really liked the buttons. Oh, and also in part because I just couldn’t quite justify spending the money on a new phone when I had a functioning (well, for the most part. The trackpad stopped working about two years ago, but I worked around it) one already.

Even when my brother told me his pal was getting rid of one and didn’t even want any money for it, I didn’t immediately jump at the chance to upgrade. I was suspicious about its origins, and you know what they say about things that seem too good to be true.

But when everything checked out with the ie number, I decided to give it a shot (while holding on to my treasured BlackBerry, and its sweet little buttons just in case.

I am SO glad I did. I can’t remember being this excited about a toy since I was five and Santa brought me PJ Sparkles for Christmas (her hairbow and all her jewellery lit up!). It’s just so much faster and smarter and guys, the apps! Did you know about the apps?

Ahem.

And, since I don’t trust myself to not drop this new-found gem of mine in a show of epic clumsiness one of these days (neither does my brother, he threatened to take it back if I didn’t have a case for it by the next time he came to the city), I decided to treat it to the little luxury of a cute spring jacket, courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

I already loved their distinct floral designs that I’d seen on stationery, cards, and calendars, so I was thrilled to learn that they made oh-so-pretty iPhone cases as well.

Before I settled on this one, I also had a grand old time scouring the internet for the prettiest cases in the land. You can check them out on Pinterest, here.

What do you guys use to help protect your phones from smashing to smithereens? Do you care about wrapping them in something pretty, or are you more about the function? Let me know in the comments!

5 Responses to Little Luxuries – Phone Finery

  • Rachel says:

    I just got my first iPhone in November (upgraded from a two-year-old Samsung with Android that was sooooo old and awful), and it completely changed my life. I. Love. It. So. Much.

    I went the extreme route and bought a LifeProof case. It was kind of expensive, but SO worth it, because I drop/accidentally throw/kick/spill liquids on/do just about everything else you can to do to a smartphone on a regular basis. It was a good investment. Plus it’s turquoise. Your case is super pretty!

  • My phone is equivalent to a B+ student (the original Galaxy S — there’s been five newer versions) so when I drop it, it still holds pretty strong. I can’t wait to one day have this majestic iphone and have a plethora of case options at my finger tips. Oh, and the apps. I want all the apps.

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