Can I Be The Crazy Person That Carries An iPad Case Without An iPad?

'Cause these cases are awfully cute.

Jul 25, 2011 at 12:02pm | Leave a comment

I don't have an iPad. As a matter of fact, when they were first coming out and the marketing hubbub was going overboard, I thought they would be as everlasting as the Sony Minidisc (remember those?, probz not). Ok, so I was wrong, DEAD-wrong, in fact, because now I kinda want one. I wouldn't do anything obnoxious with it like go to a concert and hold it up so it can record the action or other annoying things people with iPads can do. I just think it would be convenient if I just carried it everywhere I go and wrote my posts during the day as opposed to this "writing in the morning" schedule that has suddenly become my thing. I am not a morning person.

Trompe L'Oeil iPad Case $24, Urban Outfitters

All this to say that I really want this iPad case I saw on the Urban Outfitters website. I've been thinking about the case-as-purse thing ever since Mary-Kate carried one of her super-luxe versions from her and Ashley's line The Row, which just launched a suuuuper expensive line of bags. And yes, these quirkily drawn pencils and erasers are no substitute for baby blue croc, but that's the way my pocket crumbles.  It's appealing to a very primal, arts and crafts instinct buried deep within me probably since I was a little girl. And I know I can't really carry things with no shoulder-strap around on my everyday life, but maybe I could make some sacrifices and streamline my daily essentials.


Trompe L'Oeil Laptop Case $29, Urban Outfitters

Then I saw they have a laptop case! Which is great because I have a laptop and I've been in need of something to carry it around in other than an oversized shoe-bag, so there's a chance I might actually buy this. However, the practical thoughts in my brain have not stuck around too long and now I'm just imagining that I would carry both cases, sans their made-for technology, as my two clutches to carry my crap around. Maybe even with the addition of this case that looks like a composition notebook, and I can just stack them on top of each other, wrap a vintage leather book strap around them and call it a day. 

Admit it, at first you thought I was making no sense at all, but the leather book strap addition made you change your mind a little bit didn't it? Sometimes I really surprise myself.