The more people I talk to about Measuring Up, Buying Clothes That Fit, the more they ask me if it can be used for adults too.
They want to have an easier way to buy clothes for themselves too. Afterall, why should the kids get a " easy ride" and not them?
Well, here's the great news.
Measuring Up is generic !
Measuring Up applies to Kids, Women and Men!
What is great for one is great for all!
It comes in 2 formats for your convenience:
Measuring Up the book.
Buy either or both and know that in this case:
One Size does Fit All!
I hated the beginning of school when I was young. Not because I was scared of the new teacher. Not because I wanted summer to last forever.
Not because I had to wake up early.
I hated the beginning of school because it meant having to try on clothes for the fall and winter in the heat and humidity of warm sunny days. I would rather have been outside playing than stuck in a dressing room with a pile of clothes to try on.
It was never easy.
Those clothes were all made for my tall thin friends down the street. I was short and " chubby " in all the wrong places. It was torture trying to fit in, trying to wear a paticular size to be just like my friends.
That was never going to happen.
When I had kids of my own, I swore I would never torture them when I had to buy them clothes.
Ironically,I found myself working at a children's clothing store a few years back. I watched the same senario that I had play out with moms and their kids. Those same agonies came flooding back.
Then it hit me there had to be a better way.
I created a how to book and an app called Measuring Up to solve this frustrating issue.
With a step by step instructional guide to buy clothes for your children, moms are able to gain more "me" time, save money and spend more quality time with their kids away from the dressing room.
The book will be for sale shortly on Amazon.com and the $1.99 app can be purchased on Apple for iphone, ipad or ipod.
Measure Twice, Buy Once and enjoy your kids again.
Moms tend to buy clothes for their kids that reflect their own style of dressing.
It just goes to show that passionatly believing in something can have it's rewards.
Last spring, I joined a group to publish a book version of my Measuring Up app. The goal was to make the app available to a wider audience who did not use their iphones when they went clothes shopping.
I had no idea how powerful this project would become. I had no background in publishing, no writing background and no idea how to get it out to the world. But I strongly believed in this as a necessary platform.
Best Seller in a Weekend taught me how to do all of the above and more.
Let's just say, it was probably the most intense weekend I have experienced in quite sometime. Almost too much to take in, but I kept at it.
The book version, Measuring Up, Buying Clothes That Fit, with expanded information and helpful hints on how to sucessfully buy clothes that fit, was finished in August and is now joyfully for sale on Amazon.
Not only that, but Northshore Magazine showcased it as a feature article in their Back to School issue!
There were many days leading up to this that I was ready to throw in the proverbial towel, but it just goes to show that what you strongly believe in your heart can be done, can be.
Where have all the children gone?
Back to School?
The mall was rather deserted for a weekend. The weather must have something to do with it.
Maybe it is because the Jewish Holidays came so early this year.
Maybe moms are using new tools to shop for the clothes without taking them into a store.
Hopefully, more shoppers are using Measuringupapp or buying the new version Measuring Up Buying Clothes That Fit, in book format on Amazon.
In any case, it is great to know that the kids are doing something besides walking in a mall and letting the shoppers enjoy their activity without worrying where their kids are hiding from them.
Lauri Chertok, the app developer, is a mother of two who has worked in children's retail and saw a need for people to have an easier time shopping for clothes.