In the spirit of Oscar weekend, I quote Sally Field in her 1980 acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Norma Rae:
“You like me, right now, you like me!”
This is how I feel after the surprising response to my most recent post, It’s a Fine Fine Day. I received a record-breaking amount of views and some really great feedback. I have gained a network of followers that I want to continue to entertain and engage with thought-provoking topics. I must confess, I feel a little bit of pressure to live up to expectations.
Such is the tortured life of a part-time blogger…
Burdens aside, I am thankful that you have decided to join me on this journey and would like to encourage you to share my website with others. I find that free stuff is a great motivator to my followers, just as candy is to my kids.
To this end, I will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to Renata Tailoring Studio in appreciation for your support as Readers, Likers and Sharers. More information about how to win this month’s giveaway can be found in the Events & Media section of my website.
It is against my better judgement that I am disclosing the name of my tailor who is a miracle worker of wardrobes. One runs the risk of one’s neighbor bogarting her services by swiftly producing eighteen old suits for updating (Yes, I’m looking at you, Jon G.!) But in keeping with my commitment to shop local and support small businesses, I must share my good fortune in finding another neighborhood gem.*
Over the years you’ve probably gone to your dry cleaners to have their in-house tailor do mending and minor clothing alterations. However, skilled artisans like Renata and her talented seamstresses at Renata Tailoring Studio can do much more than shorten a pair of pants. In fact, a great tailor can transform your wardrobe, boost your confidence, and save you money in the long run.
You don’t have to be a fashionista to appreciate the value of this service. Give your existing clothes a custom-made feel: Update a hemline. Remove pleats. Create a more flattering silhouette to show off your new yoga butt and consider this the end of your “mom jeans” era!
Guys and gals, don’t clutter your closet with clothing that fits “good enough.” Streamline your wardrobe with several perfectly tailored pieces that suit your personal style and make you feel Red Carpet Ready.
I’ll leave it at that. Enjoy the 88th Academy Awards and stay tuned for the Follow-Me-Friday winner to be announced on March 4.
Renata Tailoring Studio – Glenview, IL – (847)998-1743
◊ for made-to-order hand tailored clothing and home décor ◊
*Please feel free to post recommendations for your own favorite small business standouts in the comments section of this article.
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