I recently had the opportunity to work with Romualdo Bespoke Tailoring, an iconic menswear boutique in Cincinnati that has now expanded into women’s tailoring.
For the If Sleeves Could Talk campaign, each of the five ladies involved got to create a custom-made jacket that fit our tastes and style personality. The Romualdo store is a comfortable, stylish space which is complemented with a pool table and bar cart filled with the best liquors. It’s definitely space you want to hang out and stay awhile at!
I didn’t have any firm ideas of what sort of jacket I wanted going into the design process, but I was excited to pick out a fabric that best suited me. I got to work with Meggie during the creation and fitting process, and she was amazing! She pulled out a ton of books filled with fabric swatches for me to choose from. The second I saw this green option, I knew this would be the one for me. It was pretty early on in the process, so I wanted to keep looking at more fabrics just in case, however, my eyes kept going back to the green. It’s one of my favorite colors, and I knew it would look gorgeous as a tailored jacket.
Meggie took my measurements and let me customize different aspects of the jacket, such as the length. I opted for a length that was a tad longer, which ended up looking gorgeous. Once the jacket was finished, I went to Romualdo for my final fitting to make sure everything looked right. It fit like a glove and I felt amazing having it on!
The entire process was so easy and professionally executed, which made it stress-free and enjoyable. It’s nice working with a team of people who knows what they’re doing, and nothing makes you feel more confident than wearing a custom tailored jacket.
Once we all had our jackets, we had a photoshoot for the If These Sleeves Could Talk campaign. It was shot by Aaron Conway at his studio and a ton of fun to shoot. I loved seeing all the ladies different jackets and how they fit perfectly with their personal style. The whole experience felt very empowering and you feel like you can accomplish anything when you’re dressed your best!
I have a ton of different blazers in my closet, but nothing as special as this jacket from Romualdo. It’s a special piece since it was made just for me and it’s even more personalized because they kindly stitched my name into the lining! When in doubt, a tailored blazer will always help you conquer your day in style. For this outfit, I opted for a black and white polka dot blouse with tailored black shorts and black ankle strap heels. I wanted to add a complementing color to the green in the jacket so I wore pink lipstick and pink statement earrings for a fun and feminine touch.
The best part is I can dress this jacket down with jeans and a tee shirt or wear it for anything work-related. It’s the most versatile piece for the woman who wants to look chic and put together for any occasion.
I had an incredible time working on this campaign for Romauldo, and cannot recommend them enough to my female friends who are looking to add some custom pieces to their wardrobe. This jacket is so special and a timeless piece I will be enjoying for a lifetime!
Thank you to Romualdo for having me on this campaign!