* Oh Hermès …le sigh *

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I really REALLY want this Hermes iphone case. Like really want it. I think it’s because, besides their cute leather key chains and {some select} scarves, it’s the only thing that’s affordable. And really, I wouldn’t say that $315 is necessarily affordable for an iphone case, a key chain OR a scarf, but for Hermes, it’s down right cheap. And I want it.

Here’s the thing, I’m not sure I can really justify spending the $315 on a case that is made for an iphone that is technically obsolete, even though I will have mine for the next 2 years …but then what would I use the beautiful Hermes iphone case for? Right …justifiable, I think not. Beautiful and completely coveted, I think yes.

So now I’m thinking I may just make my own damn iphone case out of all that extra leather I have laying around. But it wouldn’t be Hermes. And maybe I’ll buy a scarf instead because at least I know in 20 years {if we are all still alive on this planet} that Hermes scarf will still be chic …just like it was 20 years ago.

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* And this is a little peek at how I make decisions about what to splurge on and what to save on and how and when I decide to DIY something. Though sometimes, all rational thinking goes out the door and I just buy it. :)


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

17 Comments

  • Ribbon with a Bow

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    you amazing at DIY. AMAZING.
    DIY the case and buy the scarf :)

    http://www.ribbonwithabow.com

  • Yasmeen Buttons

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    $315!?!?

    DIY for sure. But that is a nice case. I’d just save the money for shoes :P

  • veee

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    sigh hermes, hellloo DIY Maegan ;)

  • PeaceLoveApplesauce

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    Total DIY!!

    I’m with Yasmeen, spend it on shoes! ;)

  • mruna

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    I read the first line and immediately thought that would could defintly make a case like this by yourself :o (since you have experience working with leather)
    and put that 315$ in the scarf coz you just can’t DIY that print ;p

  • Annie Spandex

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    But wait, the scarves illustration gives me the idea that the iPhone case can be used to store playing cards! /devilsadvocate

    But your DIY skills are so amaze-balls, you must do the DIY. xx

  • Craftmaker

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    Yes! I have to agree: DIY the case and buy the scrf. We all know you will come up with something great!

  • Sheri

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    I have to agree – DIY the case and buy the scarf! The scarf will be chic even in 50 years, while the case by then… not used for anything at all. :)

  • Jessica

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    I saw that recently too and swooned a little. However, you’re right, technology moves way to fast to splurge on something like that. Buy a few pocket squares instead – they’re equally chic tied around a wrist as a bracelet or your neck.

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Maegan! I was lucky enough to go to the Hermes store opening in Chicago and they GAVE us the leather key chain!! I’ve always wanted one of the scarves. I’m thinking I’ll treat myself for my 45th birthday. Don’t wait that long!

  • mariel

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    I would love it if you DIYed the case and posted the tutorial…I also have a (technically obsolete) iphone and some leather scraps but your expertise would help me take it to the next level!

  • m.fay

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE! happy to find your blog. hope you stop by and say hello. x

    happy weekend.
    m.fay

    http://www.amateurcouture.com

  • Patricia

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    Do a DIY!

    Hermes is love though, they had a party in Toronto Canada this week.

    http://www.pinkpeonieswithlove.blogspot.com

  • Sirèt Ayisyèn

    July 24, 2010 | Reply

    hey this blog is really nice…follow me back

  • Couture Carrie

    July 25, 2010 | Reply

    Oooooooh I want that iPhone case now too!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • J.S.

    July 25, 2010 | Reply

    your blog is really cute….now following…

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

  • esdelope

    July 26, 2010 | Reply

    I’m totally the same way with purchases – I think about them for weeks at a time!

    Becca

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