Now that I have my phone, I wanted to share what case I finally decided on! When Lauren told me that she had a Case Mate tough case that she designed herself, I knew that would be the perfect solution for me! The day that I wrote my post they didn’t have that option available for the iPhone 5, but by the end of the week it was up! I decided to keep it simple and just made a polka dot pattern with big white dots on a mint green background.
I haven’t really dropped my phone yet (on the carpet doesn’t count, right?) but it seems like it will hold up pretty well, and it has a lip over the front to protect the screen, which was really important to me. I found a discount code when I bought it which made it about $35 when I purchased it, which was a lot less than the Otterbox or Kate Spade cases that I was looking at. However, I did decide to buy a protective film for the front at the Apple store (which Kristin recommended to me!) and so that was like an additional $15 for a package of those.
I’m really happy with what I ended up with, and I thought I’d share some of the patterns that I made in case you wanted one of your own! You can download them for free for personal use. Disclaimer: I did play with the scale a little bit when I was ordering my case on the site, but it’s really easy!
And just so you know, I wasn’t compensated in any way for this post- I just wanted to fill you guys in on what case I decided on after you were all so helpful in the shopping process!