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August 24, 2016

7th & Willow x GoCustomized

cuSTOMIZED PHONE CASE WITH gocustomizedWe spend so much time glued to our phones that it’s only necessary to make sure it’s on par with our outfits. I’ve had quite a few phone cases in my lifetime,  some tackier than others, and I always seem to grow tired of the generic designs and colors. I never considered the option of customizing my case. Mainly because the companies I’ve seen either have restrictions, making them not completely customizable, are limited in their abilities and/or are super clunky to navigate, forcing me to give up. However, after being introduced to GoCustomized, I finally understood why people do it. Not only do they offer on-trend patterns and artwork to choose from, but you’re able to upload personal photos, drawings, and designs, thus making your phone case an absolute one-of-a-kind. That being said, the world is your oyster and it’s super easy to become overwhelmed with limitless possibilities. Which is why I’m here to share with you tips on how to personalize a phone case you WON’T get tired of.

1. Do NOT search generic quotes. Whatever you do, do NOT go searching Pinterest for cheesy quotes to plaster across your phone. Listen, I’ll admit, that’s exactly where I started. As I was reading “C’est la vie” and “Hakuna Matata” in romantic script fonts, I felt nauseous thinking about how quickly I would want to chuck my phone out the window.

2. Personal photos are OK, unless… they’re of you and/or your BF/GF.  I’m not the type of person to plaster my phone case with a photo of myself or Josh. I mean, I’m already guilty of posting photos of myself every week, so I just feel like my face on my phone screams “I’m obsessed with myself so much that I want to look at my face every second of the day.” And even if I wanted a photo of Josh on my phone, it’s rare to grab one of him flashing his pearly whites. However, family photos and pets are OK. Especially if you’re a mom or dad, it’s an easy way to show off the kiddos without having to scroll through a loaded camera roll. And, who the hell doesn’t love a sweet picture of a pup.

3. Be creative. Again, a phone is an unrelenting accessory, which is why it’s imperative to make it “your own.” If I could draw well or had graphic design capabilities I would imagine I would design an absolute masterpiece. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. So, after scrolling through boring Pinterest quotes (while feeling nauseous), I took a moment to reflect some of my “hobbies.” I didn’t want to do a zen yoga quote or random photo of a pose, and I really didn’t want to do a mindless image of a shoe or clothing. It wasn’t until I was reminded of my hand-crafted Real Housewives opening line. It’s safe to say that I have a minor severe obsession with reality TV (ONLY Bravo NOT E!).  It’s not something I’m proud of but I’m not willing to give it up; it’s my guiltiest of pleasures. Thus, I included my opening line of  “My last name may be Dunn, but I’m just getting started.” to read across my phone case.  It perfectly defines my quirky sense of humor and is definitely a conversation starter

4. Use GoCustomized. What are you waiting for!? Get started by designing a customized phone case with GoCustomized. It’s simple! (1.) Choose your device and color. (2.) Upload an image or pre-made design. (3.) Check out your design and order!

There are so many options to choose from: wallet cases, wooden cases, tough case (full wrap) and even a super cute cork case! Since I’m such a clutz with my phone, I chose the tough full wrap case and I LOVE it. It’s super durable; I’ve dropped it several times without a scratch.


Happy customizing!



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