My Collaboration with “Aqua Dreams Boutique”

Did someone say Glitter?!


Hey there beauts! Happy Saturday! I am so glad that it is finally the weekend thank god. How was everyone’s week been? Have any big plans for the weekend? I am heading to a pumpkin patch this weekend with the boyfriend and I can not wait to take some cute fall pictures! Have to take pictures or it didn’t happen right? (let’s be real now). I am also going to enjoy myself and put my feet up while I have my glass of veno, I deserve it and you deserve to relax as well!

Can we just take a second to admire how gorgeous these pieces are!?

So over the past couple of months, I have been getting some new followers which is absolutely unreal! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to get to know me! If there’s two things you should know about me it’s that I adore my glass of wine on the weekend , and that I love love LOVE my jewelry. I think that is why I absolutely adore being a girl is that you get to doll yourself up, ,explore fashion and try spice up your wardrobe! These are the mad highlights that make me so incredibly happy you don’t even know! I am talking about glitter galore, anything pink, a million bags, you get the picture! When I am getting ready in the morning, I love finishing off my entire look with some jewelry pieces such as rings, bracelets and of course earrings. I use to always stick to the standard stud earrings back in the day, I was so afraid to experiment and try out new styles. I was afraid to get that kind of attention. Fast forward years later and I am so glad I pushed passed that mindset and decided to step out and explore the fashion world. There are so many adorable styles of earrings! I can not go a day without wearing earrings, in fact, if I step foot out of the door and forgot some, I run back in to stick a pair in (I am a tad bit ridiculous!). Beauts, I am beyond stoked and excited to share with you guys a collaboration that I have been so fortunate to be able to be apart of! I can not express how absolutely stunning this company is. I recently collaborated with a company called, “Aqua dreams Boutique”, who specializes in on-trend handmade jewelry. These pieces are absolutely GORGEOUS and I can not emphasize that enough oh my! This little boutique is from North Carolina, United States.

Amanda Lee is the owner of “Aqua dreams Boutique”, and is so down to earth to connect with! She is extremely friendly, and is more than happy to help you out and help you find what you are looking for! Her pieces are incredibly stunning, and you can tell you puts a ton of work into her products when it comes to the style and design. On her website she offers unique styles in earrings as well as necklaces. From animal prints, glitter, flower, and Halloween styles, they are BEAUTIFUL.

I was so fortunate and blessed to receive 5 pairs of beautiful earrings to show for you beauts! The earrings come in two different styles , either “Boho fan”, or “Feather” shaped. Guys, when I mean every single pair of earrings were adorable on the site, I mean EVERY SINGLE PAIR. I was absolutely blown away at how stylish and chic these earrings were, and I fell in love with every single one on her website. She truly has an eye for fashion and a beautiful taste in style!

“The Earrings”

The first pair of earrings that I received were the “Glitter Feather Earrings” in the shade Porcelain. These earrings are breathtaking and the colour is just flawless. What I love about these earrings is that they are such a great and subtle colour that goes well with so many different outfits! The glitter is to die for, and the size is perfect! These ones are in a size medium, but the earrings can come in three different sizes; small, medium and large. What I also love about these earrings is that they are such a statement piece. They are super flattering and so shimmery! Perfect for so many occasions. The earrings also are hypoallergenic which is great, so irritation does not occur!

Porcelain

These earrings come in a whole bunch of different colours that you have the option to choose from! These ones retail in store for $28.56, and are super lightweight!

“…life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be!”

The second pair of earrings that I received were the, “Silver Leopard Earrings”. As you beauts know I absolutely love my animal prints, especially when it comes to leopard print! I am super stoked about these ones, they are so cute! Again, such a statement piece which I love! You can pair these earrings with so many different outfits. These ones come in different colours and animal prints as well such as alligator skin and snakeskin too! Colours vary from gold, pink, black, brown,champagne, and even coral! These ones retail in store for $28.56 and are in the size medium.

If it’s animal print sign me up!
Honestly love a good statement piece! Who’s with me!?

“sparkle every day”

The third pair of earrings that I want to show you beauts are breathtaking as well. Amanda Lee thought of so many creative and unique pieces, I have no words for these goodies! These ones are called, “Burgundy Boho Fan Earrings”, and I just adore this colour! These are perfect for the fall time and the glitter on them is just beautiful! As you can see the Boho Fan style are just as elegant and classy as the Feather style ones. Why not add a bit of both into your fashion routine?! These ones retail for $27.17. You can choose the glitter burgundy style or just burgundy in general if you are not feeling the glitter! For me personally, the more glitter the better!

I love anything Burgundy! I have always found this colour to be absolutely stunning!
All ready to go into town and grab my Starbucks! Can someone say Pumpkin Spiced Latte!

The fourth pair of earrings that I received from “Aqua Dreams Boutique” are these flawless, “Glitter Feather Earrings”, in the shade Neon Coral. I am in love with anything that is a coral colour. It is such a bold and fun colour that you can play around with! I again love the shimmer, anything shimmery I am so down for! I love adding these earrings to a more subtle outfit as they truly make your outfit “pop” and standout! These one are probably one of my absolute favorites for sure! Again, so many beautiful glittery colour to choose from! These ones retail in store for $28.53 and are in a size medium. Grab yours today!

This is by far one of my most favourite colours ever!
Simply add these to a plain white or black t-shirt and voila! You are killing it!

The final and last pair of earrings that I cannot wait to show you beauts are these adorable fall coloured ones! These ones are from the Feather Earrings collection and are in the shade Burnt Orange (so stunning!). I love subtle and cozy colours like this, this literally screams fall to me, and makes me want to jump in a great big pile of leaves! (just kidding, maybe just go grab that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks instead! haha). I love the burnt orange colour! You can have so much fun styling these earrings with so many different kinds of outfits! If you adore the fall, these are a MUST HAVE in your fall wardrobe! These ones are actually in a size large but are not too big at all whatsoever! These ones retail on her website for $23.09. Ps… did I mention that all of these products are handmade? YUPP! Just wanted to throw that in there for ya!

Something about the colour burnt orange makes me feel so cozy inside!

I really hope you beauts enjoyed this little try on session blog! I honestly had so much fun conducting this post for you guys, and I can not express how in love I am with these earrings! I want to personally give a HUGE thank you to Amanda Lee and her amazing company, “Aqua Dreams Boutique” for allowing me to collaborate with you! It was an absolute pleasure to be apart of this, I am so grateful! I have received numerous compliments on these pieces, and have been wearing them with different outfits nonstop all week! Be sure to come and check out her Instagram page at, “@aquadreamsboutique” and her Etsy shop as well! All of her information is located in her Instagram bio!

So I am curious! Are you beauts more of a necklace type of gal, or are you all about the earrings? Personally I love both don’t get me wrong but I will always be a die hard earrings lover all the way! If you guys do end up purchasing some pieces from her shop let me know what you buy! Also to top everything off, I am providing you beauts with an amazing discount code! THAT’S RIGHT! Simply punch in “Alyssa20” at checkout for 20% off your order! What are you waiting for!? Grab your beautiful pieces today!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, have fun in the leaves and I am going to go pick out some pumpkins! Go enjoy that beautiful fall weather!

Happy Shopping!

My Collaboration with “I Love Jewlery”!

Hello, my gorgeous beauts! I know what you guys are obviously thinking, “Alyssa, where the hell have you been on here, you have been completely MIA!”. Yes, I am quite aware that I have been gone from WordPress for quite some time, mostly have been focusing on my new YouTube Channel which you can find under “Alyssa Hotrum”, be sure to come take a peek! I have only uploaded a few videos so far as I am currently planning what ones to do in the near future & what days to post! That being said, I can’t wait for you guys to start this journey with me and I can’t wait to bring you beauts along! Be sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos to come! Thanks for all the love & support so far guys, you truly are amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me!

I have really missed blogging a lot and I am so glad to get back into the swing of things that’s for sure! I guess you can say in the winter time, it’s hard to find that motivation to get started again when somedays you just want to snuggle up in bed! But I have finally found the motivation again and I couldn’t be happier! I recently collaborated with a beautiful company on Instagram called, “I Shop Jewlery“, and their Instagram handle is “@shopilovejewlery“. I reached out to this company because their page completely sparked my interest. I love companies that offer a variety of products, especially unique products. One of the things that stood out to me about this company was their “personalized clothing“, which I thought was so neat! I had to reach out to this company right away and see if they were interested in collaborating!

I was ecstatic to hear that they were interested in collaborating with me on their Valentines Day items! I kept in contact with one of the store owners, Kaitlyn, who was extremely welcoming, nice and so generous! I could not wait to receive my package in the mail & was so excited to see what I had gotten! When the package came in the mail, I was in shock at how gorgeous these products were in real life and at how generous the company was. I mean, I knew all the products on the website were stunning, but looking at them in real life & wearing them…. just WOW. I am for sure one of those girls that love dressing up for special holidays & occasions, especially Valentines Day! I was stunned at how many beautiful personalized Valentines Day items there were!

I am super excited to show you beauts the “Monobox” that I received in which you can join this monthly subscription for only $21.95 which is unreal. The Monobox includes three mystery items: one monogrammed item, & two fabulous surprise items ( could potentially be earrings, necklaces etc..). You guys will not be disappointed that’s for sure! The packaging was super adorable and so cute! I even received a personalized note with the package which was super thoughtful and sweet! In the Monobox I received a super cute heart shirt with my initials on the bottom, a heart cup and a heart necklace!

(I seriously can not get over how adorable this heart top is…. like come on! Simply paired it with a red scrunchie & red sunnies to match of course!)

(Ps… this cup makes the perfect wine glass… just saying!)

(I literally wear this necklace with everything! It’s super chic and pretty much goes with a bunch of cute outfits!)

Now onto the Swag Bag! I still can not get over how cute all these products are! I received these super comfy “Sweetheart Swag Bag Pants!“. Beauts…. BEAUTS… these are by far the cutest lounge pants ever, & are perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up! Right now it’s a monthly subscription for only $10.00 guys! What the heck! You will receive one personalized clothing item per month which is fantastic! I am loving my heart pants, and yes they do have my initials on the top of them which is super cute! Love it!

(I honestly can not get enough of these pants Beauts!)

I highly highly highly recommend checking out their website and Instagram handle if you have not already! Literally, want to buy absolutely everything! Sign me up! I want to personally thank “I Love Jewlery” for collaborating with me & allowing me to blog for you beauts! You guys are absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to see what new products in the future you guys come out with! Be sure to come spread some love on their page and give them a follow! Also be sure to follow my other social media accounts located on my home page for more collaborations & blogs in the near future!

Take care & much love xo

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My Collaboration with “Noloco Apparel”

Goodmorning my beauts, I hope all is going well and you guys are having a fantastic week so far! I can’t believe that it is already Thursday like what the heck this week flew by! I have been busy with work, and taking care of our puppy while my family is on vacation for two weeks. I am enjoying the peace and quiet to say the least but it does get lonely some days, especially when your pet doesn’t talk back to you! I hope my family is having a great time on their cruise! How has your week been guys? Recently my boyfriend and I have been really busy with collaborations lately, especially with a beautiful company I found on Instagram called, “Noloco Apparel“. This company caught our attention, ever since I have incorporated men’s fashion onto my blogging channel. Like I have mentioned previously, my boyfriend works in finance and is always wearing suits to work all the time, so he is always on the constant lookout for new fashion statement pieces like bowties and ties especially. We came across this company a bit ago, and were hooked on their pieces! I knew I had to reach out to them right away. Honestly, they were such an amazing company to speak to, very friendly and so down to earth as well. They were more than happy to collaborate with my boyfriend and I! I was super excited to be working with this new company that I came across, and could not wait to start the journey!

I was very anxious, patiently waiting for the package to arrive in the mail, and we could begin to start modelling the products and blogging. My boyfriend Dayten was super excited once the package came in, and we got working! It has taken us a bit to post this blog post because sometimes life just gets in the way at points, so I do want to take the time to thank the company for being patient and understanding, you guys are amazing.

So I know you beauts are dying to know a little bit about the company and what not right? The company is based in Oslo, Norway which is pretty neat! I love finding companies to work with all across the world, it’s so intriguing to me, to say the least! This company provides accessories to freshen up any man’s suit. The company states, “as a wedding photographer, I see a lot of different men’s accessories for suits. The thing is, I have been looking for something different that stands out for a long time, but I could not find any ties, bowties, handkerchiefs of my taste. That’s why I came up with the idea to solve the problem myself and started looking for some different and cool accessories to match with our suits, that are good looking and affordable”. I love this, and I was immediately hooked on their page! There were so many wonderful products to look at! When we received our package, we were so excited! Dayten received the package called, “Ladies Choice” which includes a beautiful tie, bowtie and handkerchief.  I could not get over how stunning the collection was, and it had a beautiful and stunning design on it! This gorgeous set retails in store for $65.00 which is great considering you get three items in the package set!

I want to personally take the time to thank Noloco Apparel for allowing me to collaborate with them and their amazing company! Dayten has received so many compliments at work from his gorgeous accessories! I highly recommend checking out their Instagram page at “noloco.store”, as well as their website at “http://www.noloco.store”. Thank you guys for being amazing and offering so many beautiful products! Be sure to follow my other social media sites located on my homepage for more blog posts to come in the near future! Have an amazing rest of your week, take care!

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My Collaboration with “Fairly Local Apparel”

Hi my beauts, and welcome to my channel if you are new! Hello, my name is Alyssa and I completely apologize if I have been MIA lately, a lot has been happening over the past month! I have been working nonstop, and I am learning how to balance work and blogging altogether. I promise I will be back into my normal blogging routine again soon! I just have to get a  routine down pat and stick to it, which I am still trying to figure out. The weather also has not been the greatest for taking pictures, unfortunately! Also, I am now limited to take my photographs on the weekends now as opposed to throughout the week like I used to do. I am now living in my hometown out in the country and not living in Hamilton anymore. I love it out in the country, it is so peaceful and I get to see all my family members out here which is awesome. I want to take the time to thank companies I have recently been collaborating with for their patience and understanding, you guys are amazing and bless you! I hope you guys have been doing well and everything! I miss you all so much and can not wait to show you the companies I have been working with lately. One company that caught my attention a while back on Instagram was a company called, “Fairly Local Apparel”. I found and came across this company while browsing on Instagram one day, and what caught my attention was their clothing and t-shirts. I am a very simple girl, I do not like over the top t-shirts at all, I love ones that are stylish, simple, and ones that you can style in many different ways. I decided to reach out to this wonderful company, inquiring about a potential collaboration. They were more than happy to collaborate with me, and I was stoked!

Fairly Local Apparel’s goal for their company is to design a brand that fits your style which I adore. They are urban fashion, with unique and an artistic make to their clothing. They are a small local company founded in 2016 and is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. They always strive for the best quality, customer service and they guarantee 100% satisfaction.

I could not wait to receive my package in the mail and see my t-shirt! When the package came in, the material of the shirt was excellent quality, and I absolutely loved the colour red, made the shirt really stand out. I received the “Red Striped Tee” which retails for $15.99. I absolutely love my shirt, it is super comfortable, and I literally wear it to work all the time. I have worn this shirt with leggings, jean shorts, ripped jeans and my jean skirt which can be seen in the pictures on this page. There are so many other clothing pieces that you can purchase as well which are adorable!

I want to personally take the time to thank Fairly Local Apparel for allowing me to collaborate with their amazing company, you guys are awesome and it was an absolute pleasure working with you guys! Again thank you for your patience! I absolutely love my shirt and wear it ALL the time. If you guys have not checked out their Instagram page I highly recommend checking them out! Their Instagram page is “fairlylocalclothing”, be sure to come spread some love! Also, check out their website over at http://www.fairlylocalapparel.com“. Also be sure to check out my social media pages located on my homepage for more blog posts to come in the near future! Take care have a great week and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Team Insane” Clothing!

Good morning my beauts, and welcome to my blogging channel if you are new! Welcome and I am so pleased and blessed to have you stop by! I know what some of you guys are wondering, “where the hell have I been?!“. I just started my new job as a daycare teacher about a week ago, and have been focusing on that, trying to divide my time and spread it out evenly. I want to take the time to thank the companies I have recently been collaborating with for their patience and understanding, you guys are awesome and I apologize for the delay and wait! The past two weeks have been so hectic for me, trying to organize my room since I moved back home with my mom in our old town. I have to say, it’s quite the change from the big city of Hamilton that’s for sure! I absolutely love it here though, it’s so peaceful and quiet, love it. Recently I found a wonderful and rad company on Instagram called “Team Insane” Clothing. Their Instagram Page grabbed my attention right away and I had to reach out to them! They were more than happy to do a collaboration with me, and I was super excited! I could not wait to receive my package in the mail! Right away I loved how simple their clothing was, but it was stylish and fashionable at the same time.  The companies’ mission is to provide the highest quality designs and materials in innovative varieties at the best value.

“Staying Dedicated. Staying Passionate. Staying Insane”

I received three beautiful shirts in the mail which I absolutely adore.  I received two t-shirts, one in the colour grey and one in black as well as a tank top in the colour grey. What I adore about all of these shirts is you can style them with so many different outfits. For this photoshoot, I wanted a more grungy feel for the look, so I simply paired the shirts with a pair of ripped shorts and some converse. I have also worn these shirts to the gym as well, and have gotten so many compliments on them! The first shirt I am going to show you beauts is the “Insane Flowy Side Slit Tank” in the colour grey which retails for $24.99 but is on sale for $13.99 right now which is amazing! Guys… GUYS I can not express how comfortable this tank is, I wear it everywhere and I mean everywhere. It is so breezy, stylish and comfortable all at the same time. What I love about this tank is that if you want to choose another colour or style for the logo simply let the company know in the checkout notes, as there are other colours to choose from.

The next item I have to show you guys and rave about are the two shirts called, “Women’s Relaxed Insane Jersey Short Sleeve”, which retails for $18.99 on sale now for $12.99, again another great deal! I got mine in the colour black and grey. I love neutral colours as they are easier to style and match with other pieces of clothing. Again, another extremely comfortable top to wear, love it. Can I just say I love the font of the logo as well, it looks wicked! Love it.

I want to personally take the time to thank Team Insane Clothing for allowing me to collaborate with such a rad and insane company,  you guys are amazing and wonderful to work with. I absolutely love my shirts and love wearing them, I highly recommend checking out their Instagram page at “@teaminsane415“, and check out their website at http://www.teaminsaneapparel.com.  Their shirts are so comfortable and stylish at the same time! Come spread some love over on their site, and also be sure to follow my other social media sites to stay updated with my latest blog posts as well. I hope you beauts enjoyed this blog post and take care! Much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Zen Healing Gems”

Goodmorning my beauts, and welcome to my lovely channel! I hope you all are having a fabulous start to your weekend so far! I know I am so happy it’s the weekend and always enjoy my Fridays and Saturdays! Any big plans for the weekend?  I am currently going to be hanging out with the boyfriend and his family. I will be taking some more pictures for upcoming blog posts in the near future as well. I am so blessed to have a boyfriend that loves taking my pictures, it’s like I have my own personal photographer which is amazing. He is so good at it too, loves experimenting with different angles, and I am so blessed. He is awesome.  I am really excited about this collaboration that I am involved with presently. I have honestly been into healing gems, gems that help with anxiety or even energy as well. I found an amazing company on Instagram called, “Zen Healing Gems“, and reached out to them, inquiring if they would like to collaborate with me on a blog post. I spoke to the founder of the company, Kayla, and inquired about the potential collaboration. She was very pleasant to speak to, very kind, and welcoming as well. You can actually learn a lot from someone over messaging!   Kayla was more than happy to collaborate on a blog post with me, and I was super excited. Her work is amazing, and I was super excited to write a blog post on her and her company.

I got to know a little bit more about Kayla and her company. Kayla lives with her fiance and her doggy in Lancaster, PA. She is an old soul and a free spirit, she loves music, yoga, crystals, dancing, essential oils, icecream, burritos, her puppy, and getting outdoors. She really likes tattoos, and personally has six herself which is amazing. Every one of her tattoos are special to her and has their own meaning. Kayla also loves making jewlery as it is very therapeutic to her, as well as healing for her. Working wih crysals creates positive vibes and cleanses her space. In the next year, Kayla would like to travel more and build her business by doing more events/shows and creating more sales on her etsy shop.  Kayla has been running her business, “Zen Healing Gems” for two years. She sttarted making jewlery a little over three years ago and two years ago was when she knew she wanted to make a business out of it. Kayla was very passionate about creating and loved the idea of carrying the crystals with you as a wearable art. Kayla makes the jewlery by herself, enjoying every second of it!

I received two bracelets in the mail from Kayla and they are absolutely stunning. I love healing crystals and love learning about the healing behind the gems. The one bracelet is Sodalite, which is deeply connected to the heat, and creates a calming effect which makes inner peace easier to attain. The black crystal in both the bracelets is Black Onyx which is great for grounding and protection as well as wards of negative energy. The bright blue bracelet is Imperial Jasper,  which has amazing healing  and protection energies as well as reduces fears and insecurities. I love learning about this kind of stuff, it is so fascinating to me and I adore it. Healing crystals and gems are new to me, so I love learning new information. I picked out these two bracelets because I loved the look and colour, I was drawn to them!

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You can get ahold of Kayla if you would like to order something by messaging her on her Instagram at “zen_healing_gems”. You can also check out her etsy store as well which is located in her bio on Instagram. Also you can message her on Facebook or through email as well. Kayla absolutely loves doing custom orders as some of her favourite pieces have come from custom orders! This is amazing.  Highly highly recommend checking out Kayla and her beautiful company. Be sure to come spread some love on her social media sites and check out her etsy shop, it’s adorable! I want to personally take the time to thank Kayla and her company Zen Healing Gems for allowing me to collaborate with such a beautiful company. She is so talented and really knows what she is doing which is fantastic.  I wish you nothing but the best Kayla on your future endeavors! You were wonderful and so amazing to work with. Be sure to follow my social media sites to stay updated with the latest blog posts in the near future! Take care and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Smith and Tailor”

Good morning my beauts and welcome to my channel if you are new! My name is Alyssa and I have been blogging for several years now, I am a beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogger. I love doing reviews and modelling clothes for different companies and brands. I have met so many beautiful and intelligent individuals while collaborating, it’s amazing! I have always included women’s fashion on my blogging channel but one day it just hit me! I thought to myself, ” why not I incorporate men’s fashion” into my blogging channel?! I am dating this amazing man, Dayten Pottruff, who certainly has model material and quality in my eyes, and he would be the perfect candidate to model men’s wear and fashion! Dayten works at a bank and always has to dress formally for his job, wearing suits and ties. I mean come on… who doesn’t love a man in a suit… am I, right ladies?! I sat down with Dayten one day and discussed him potentially being featured on my blogging channel and modelling clothing. He was more than happy to and super excited!

We began searching on Instagram for men’s wear and companies and came across this gorgeous company. They were even from Hamilton Ontario and I was over the moon about that! I love promoting brands in my hometown! Love love love it! I then sent a detailed message to this company called, “Smith and Tailor” suggesting a potential collaboration involving myself and my boyfriend Dayten. We spoke to a beautiful soul whose name was Kathryn Dieroff, the Designer and Goldsmith of Smith and Tailor. She was so lovely and friendly to speak to, and we chatted back and forth about the potential opportunity. Kathryn had never done something like this before and wanted to meet in person to discuss. Dayten and I were more than happy to meet with Kathryn and met her at her studio in downtown Hamilton. She was so down to earth, funny, and overall an amazing person to be around. I was even more excited to collaborate with her and her beautiful company. Kathryn agreed to the collaboration with the both of us! We chose two ties for Dayten to model from her collection, and let’s just say… they are absolutely stunning. Kathryn is a firm believer of products that stick out, are unique and grab your attention. That is exactly what she incorporates and shows in her designs and work. She is a very talented individual and has been successful over the years. I know you beauts are dying to know a bit more about herself and the company Smith and Tailor right?

Kathryn is a hardworking individual who has returned to Hamilton Ontario, her hometown and brought her talent and creativity with her. Kathryn opened a retail jewellery store in Toronto that was super successful, raising to be the top ten jewellery stores in Toronto according to Now Magazine, BlogTO, as well as Toronto life. Kathryn handcrafts custom wedding and engagement rings, as well as creates a collection of unique handmade heirloom jewellery and designs. She also makes a textile collection for men and women! She has run her own business since 1999. Smith and Tailor was launched in 2017 and was created for her luxury jewellery and textile lines.

Kathryn states, “my life has always been about creating. I sewed my first skirt when I was six, we had a darkroom in our home and I began developing my own prints when I was 10. I learned woodworking from my dad, crochet from my grandma, music and art from my grandfather. My journey toward jewellery began in the first week of my first year of University. A friend in my dorm had taken a lost wax casting course and lent me some wax and tools to carve a ring.

Four years, and one Bachelor’s degree later, I returned to jewellery at George Brown college for the three-year Jewellery Arts and Design program. Following that, I began an apprenticeship with a Master Goldsmith and Gemsetter who tutored us for 18 months in platinum fabrication, hand engraving, and pavé setting. We were required to find our own clients, and work for free so that we could work in the most expensive materials our clients could afford. I looked for work but kept finding more clients, and my business has been running steadily since 1999. 

Along the way, I learned traditional glass enamelling techniques, learned lampworking from a studio-mate, opened a store, started a family, and moved to Hamilton, ON. My mission is to continue to grow as an artist. I want to challenge myself every day to improve, learn, discover something I didn’t know before, but most importantly of all, to make”. 

Dayten and I were super excited to receive the two ties! I can not get over how stunning and gorgeous the two ties are! They are amazing and the design is so beautiful! While looking on the website, it was so hard to just choose two, but there were two in particular that caught both of our attention right away.

The first tie retails for $55.00 in store, and has a beautiful unique design to it. I absolutely love the colours in this tie, and it looked great with Dayten’s taupe dress shirt.

I still can’t get over how unique and stunning this tie looks!

The second tie that Dayten modelled from Smith and Tailor was probably my most favourite out of the two, just because it was just so unique and different from anything I have ever seen! This one is called the “Tickets Tie” and retails for $55.00 in store.

I think this is so classy, unique, fun and screams outgoing. What are your beauts waiting for? I mean come on… these ties are absolutely unreal, and I was so pleased with how the pictures turned out. I highly recommend checking out Smith and Tailor for yourself, you will not be disappointed! There are so many other beautiful designs to choose from! You can check out their website at http://www.smithandtailor.com or their Instagram page at @smithandtailor. You can also contact Kathryn through email at hello@smithandtailor.com.

Come spread some love on her page and give her a follow! I want to personally take the time to thank Kathryn Dieroff for allowing Dayten and I to collaborate with your amazing company. You are an amazing individual from the short time we have met you and wish you nothing but the best for you and your company! Be sure to follow Dayten and I on our social media sites! Dayten can be reached at @dp10nf on Instagram for business inquiries. I hope you beauts enjoyed this blog post and are happy about men’s fashion being a part of the blogging channel! We are excited for more collaborations in the near future! Take care and much love xo.

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