So I’ve been looking for just the right iPhone cover.
I didn’t want one of those rubber thingies. You know, the ones that are like a little condom, that you leave on while you use the phone. It’s my experience (and by that I mean by how many times I’ve dropped it) that the iPhone is surprisingly sturdy and scratch resistant.
Well, not that I want it to get all up and personal with my house keys.
Hence my need of a case of some sorts, for while it’s not in my hand, or under my pillow.
What I really want is something I can slip into my purse during the day. Preferably something opens at the skinny end so that I can plug in my headphones. And something that I can slide my debit card into at night, so that it can BE my purse.
So to review, I need sleek, non tacky, preferably with a wrist strap.
I looked all over, like, the ENTIRE internet. The closest I found was something in an etsy shop that was the perfect shape, but in a fabric that barely worked for daytime, and not at all as an evening bag.
And that’s when it hit me.
Isn’t this exactly what women used to need from a cigarette case?
I went straight over to ebay and typed in “vintage cigarette case” and after a page or two, I found it. Admittedly there was a bit of a snag when I realized that the average cigarette is 4 1/4 inches, and my darling iPhone is 4 1/2 inches.
But then she appeared.
She was made to fit on my iPhone. Well, actually she was made to fit a very very very special type of cigarette, called a 100. I dunno what that is, exactly. But if I knew, I’d totally smoke them, I’m so happy for their existence.
As of 2am, barring any other bidders, she is mine. I’ve forgiven her lack of wrist strap because I think I can add one.