Remember when I went to that 31 party? Well, I got my stuff a few days/weeks ago, and thought I’d share with you.
The main goal here was to get me a wristlet wallet so I could just grab my essentials – driver’s license, cash, cards, lip balm, iPhone and keys – and go. I bought two options, both of which I was assured by friends would work with the iPhone, even in the OtterBox case.
Hem. Riiiight. I don’t use the OtterBox case daily, but there’s no way. I don’t always get a chance to call the Chief (aka: the Knight) back, so missing a call while I wrestle the iPhone from its pocket isn’t an option. I also had a snafu with “pocket dialing” a friend’s mom before I learned how to lock the keypad on my Blackberry years ago, so the fit has to be just right.
This little – I mean LITTLE – thang went to live with MJ imediately. I love the layout, but the iPhone was a TIGHT fit. Her little flip phone is very happy in there though, along with her lipstick and that essential key fob with all the perks cards… (Note to self: that and your checkbook need to move into your handbag!)
I kept and am trying to use the Wristlet Wallet. I say trying, because in a second, I’ll show you the two-sided zip-around that is annoying as can be for me. I like the outer pocket for my iPhone, and as you can see, the OtterBox fits in there slick as a whistle. It won’t last long though, because the first time I have to show my ID for something, I’ll go buy a new wallet; I don’t believe in physically handing my ID or wallet over. If the cashier can’t see it with a glance, it’s not a good set-up.
As you can see, only my Burt’s Bees lip balm is living in there. I got caught today without my checkbook AND without my wad of shopper tags, so clearly, I’m in transition and that isn’t ideal either.
I like the idea of 31. The products are purdy, but I think these were two misses. I’m glad MJ liked the little one, but I’m still searching for that perfect big wallet or wristlet that will do it all for me.
What say you?