Designed: Clearly Aspirational iPhone Case


When I bought my last phone (4s), I made the mistake of ordering a case after it arrived. The company I went through had really slow turnaround so not even a week before it actually showed up in the mail, I shattered the screen of my phone in a fight against some asphalt. The printing of that previous company (will remain nameless) was also terrible. Lesson learned. I loved my old 3Gs case that I got from uncommon (it’s still in amazing shape after the abuse of 2 years and 2 kids).

This time I ordered my case in advanced and from a company that knows how to properly print on plastic.

Smart move, Melissa.


I designed a tattoo-ish pattern with brushed aspirational adjectives.

It’s hard to see the words perfectly. I kinda wish I had ordered the white case instead. Part of me really wanted to show off the gold aspect of the phone. A little vain much? I think I forgot to include humble on there. Woops.


The descriptive words are reminders of who I want to be and how I want people to think of me. I don’t always embody each adjective, but I certainly hope the reminders will help me be better.


curious • lovely • unique • clever • rad • happy • graceful • artistic • sweet • loving
feminine • strong • good • creative • funny • kind • bright • radiant

I didn’t include all of the adjectives I aspire to (not enough room on such a small phone), but some could be considered umbrella terms for even more adjectives. What adjectives do you aspire to live daily?

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iPhone case provided by Uncommon. I’ve used their cases before and I love them. No other customizable case is quite as awesome, in my opinion. All opinions are my own.


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    1. Kristin H says:

      Lurve the gold peeking through, even if the words are blurry. In a way, I wish I had waited for the new iPhones (that gold is foxy), but my Lumia 920 is pretty sweet. None of the good companies with customizable cases support it, sadly. Oh well. :)

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