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 “Sacer and Savive” Clothing

Good morning my beauts, and welcome to my blogging channel! I hope you all had a wonderful and fabulous weekend and are still enjoying your long weekend! I have been just hanging with my family and enjoying the long weekend, seeing my sisters and mom! What have you beauts been up to? I have been doing some collaborations over the weekend but there was one in particular that I was excited about because I was going to include my twin sister in it! Her name is Stefanie for those who do not know that I have a twin sister, you can follow her on Instagram at @stefaniehotrum. I found a company on Instagram called, ” Sacer and Savive” who were from Clarksville Tennessee. I thought their clothing line was absolutely rad and their designs on their shirts were amazing, such detail! They were more than happy to collaborate with me, and I was so excited! The company was so pleasant to speak to, very attentive and really helpful as well! There were so many different designs to choose from on their page, it was hard to choose just one!

“Clothing in Strength and Dignity to live with Purpose”

I finally decided on a design that was amazing and stunning! It involved two skeletons hugging. I thought it was so neat, different, and full of intense detail! I know you beauts are dying to hear about the “Sacer story ” and how the company came to be! The company states, “Sacer began as a creative outlet for me during a dark time in my life. Over time this hobby developed into hand stencilling t-shirts with spray paint in my friend’s barn. We soon introduced it to bands we knew; getting us exposure. My passion for this just kept growing and so did the idea. That’s why we named it Sacer. Sacer means sacred in Latin. It represented our faith and what we stood for. When I transitioned to Nashville the momentum stopped. Once I was ready, I picked up the pieces again to pursue the development of this sacer Idea.

The Sacer idea turned into an experience when I took it on the road; first, stop Vans Warped Tour. This enabled me to get my idea in front of the masses. I knew Sacer meant something to someone more than just me. I began to put a table out in front where people could see and make custom shirts right in full view. I started letting customers pick colours and placements themselves. It was becoming their expression and not just mine. While I was making their shirt I had a moment to talk to them and give them something they were apart of too the Sacer experience.

I didn’t want this to just stop at t-shirts. I added boutique styles and renamed the line Sacer and Savive Clothing. In 2012, I bought a 14′ trailer, introducing my full line of boutiques for infants through adults making a fashion store on wheels. I could now travel to events, making my business unique and accessible. The most important part is making sure the Sacer experience isn’t left out. I offer over 80 hand stencilled customized designs for your one-of-a-kind looks on the spot. Being apart of the creation process gives it a deeper meaning.

I saw this idea as a way to give back. I now work with many youths giving themhands-on experience through the line. I offer classes through the non-profit, I started called ArtLink and host an annual fashion and art show to unite the entire community creatively. I know that for me having a creative outlet was vital for me to overcome obstacles and build my self-esteem and love life again. I now live passionately doing what I love and I want that for others. Because if we aren’t living passionately are we even truly living?

I want to see this Sacer experience taken to its highest potential and be available coast to coast. This is a simple idea that gets people excited. When I am interacting with someone while making their shirt you see them light up, in turn, I light up. I want to see this idea affect our communities in a positive and creative way. I want to change the mindset of custom clothing; from too expensive and hard to reach to affordable and easy to access”.

I absolutely love the storyline behind the company and think it’s awesome what they are doing. I was super excited to receive my package in the mail, and once it finally came in, it was absolutely stunning. The design was unreal, and you can tell so much time and effort was put into the shirt, not just that one but all of the shirts on the website. I received a shirt called, “Skeleton Hugs T-shirt” which retails for $26.99.  You can customize this shirt just the way you would like, and the company hand stencils it which is amazing and so talented. You also can pick the shirt style and colours. The logo is then placed on the back shoulder of the shirt.

I absolutely loved including my twin sister in this photoshoot, as she absolutely adored the shirt and so did I. I think she was perfect for the modelling session and photoshoot. I think she absolutely rocked this session and I could not be happier with how the photos tuned out! I am beyond excited. I just want to take the time to personally thank Sacer and Savive for allowing me to collaborate with their company,  you guys were awesome and your designs are out of this world, beyond talented. I highly recommend checking out their Instagram page at “@sacerandsavive“, or their clothing website at http://www.sacerandsavive. Come spread some love on their page!! Be sure to also follow my social media sites to say updated with blog posts in the near future. Take care and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Most Girls Apparel”

Good morning my beauts, and happy Saturday! I hope you all had a wonderful Friday, and are having a great start to your weekend!  I know I had a great start to my weekend bringing in some wine and hopefully having a little more over the weekend! If one thing is for sure, I absolutely love my wine! Anything from red, white, sparkling, you name it, I love it. I came across this awesome new clothing company over who were looking for influencers and bloggers for their company. I jumped right on this opportunity and messaged the company because I adored their page, website and clothing line so much!  The company who I reached out to is called, “Most Girls Apparel“, and they were more than happy to do a collaboration with me, which I was stoked about. Not going to lie, what caught my attention on their page was the wine sweatshirts, t-shirts and tote bags, they were super adorable. I don’t really own any wine shirts, so I for sure needed to start!

Most Girls Apparel is a sassy and funny clothing line for most girls. The company is like most girls; funny, irreverent, and not at all serious about anything. They make comfy and funny sweatshirts and tees for wearing to work, yoga, playgroup… the list goes on! Overall if your shirt says what you think, you don’t have to talk much and I absolutely love that. While looking at the site, two sweatshirts, in particular, stood out to me and I had to get them! The one is an adorable wine shirt that says, “ red & white & rose & orange & sparkling“, it retails for $55.00, and I absolutely love it to pieces. The caption of the shirts is the best! This one states, “HAHAHA It’s so funny because it’s true: LADIES LOVE WINE. Don’t pretend you don’t like wine because you do. You love that it goes down easy and that you can get kinda buzzed while holding an elegant big old glass of happy juice. Pay homage to all the types of yourfavourite beverage and stay cozy while you sip your troubles away”. Friggen love it.

The other sweatshirt that I adored was called, “Literally like most girls”, and this too retails for $55.00. The caption of this item states, “Has a man ever told you that you’re not like most girls and meant it as a compliment? But then you were like is this guy shading my entire gender whilst simultaneously trying to compliment me? And then you were like screw this guy I’m more like most girls than this idiot and I’m pretty proud of that fact? If any of the above applies to you then this shirt captures that feeling. Literally. You’re like most girls”.

I highly recommend checking out their website and the other clothing pieces and items they have! The company recently released a new shirt that is super cute! This is a sweatshirt called, “Will you accept this rosé?“, and this retails for $55.00 as well. The caption of this one is bomb as well, and states, “If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Some puppy-eyed looking square-jawed dudes handing out roses to a bunch of skinny ladies with perfect makeup and fake nails. We love it, we hate it, we love to hate it. But imagine if instead of handing out roses, they handed out bottles of rosé and curled up on the couch to watch reality TV? THAT would be a love journey closer that’s more real than the fantasy suite. For watching everyone’s favourite beautiful people go on fake dates, the WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS ROSÉ sweatshirt is here for you”.

I want to take the time to personally thank Most Girls Apparel for allowing me to collaborate with them! They were so friendly and awesome people to talk to which was fantastic. I absolutely adore their clothing line and I know that you beauts will too! Come spread some love over on their Instagram at @mostgirlsapparel.  Or come visit their website at http://www.mostgirlsapparel.com!  The company has a sale going on for all of May which is 15% off, simply use discount code “HEYGIRL” at checkout! Also be sure to follow my social media sites to stay updated with the latest blog posts and upcoming posts in the near future. Stay positive beauts, and have a wonderful weekend! Take care and much love xo.

My Collaboration with “Coco Lime Apparel”

Good morning my beauts, I hope you are all doing fantastic so far, and having a wonderful Tuesday! Hey, you made it through Monday so that’s a good thing! I have been busy yet again doing collaborations with new companies which I absolutely adore and love! I don’ even know what else I would be doing if it wasn’t for blogging, to be honest! Blogging is what I love doing, and I love modelling clothing for you beauts! Also, if you are not following me on Instagram be sure to do so at @alyssahotrum_xo.

I have some recent exciting news for you beauts, on my channel I will soon be featuring men’s fashion modelled by my boyfriend Dayten Pottruff who can be seen in some of my pictures on Instagram. I am super excited and can not wait to show you guys the final product! So stay tuned! So recently I collaborated with a beautiful company called, “Coco Lime Apparel” who I found on Instagram one day. I reached out to the company as I absolutely loved their page and spoke to the Co-Founder of the company, Courtney Braddock. She was so pleasant and sweet to talk to I absolutely enjoyed our chatting!  While looking on her website for her company, there were so many unique and different styles that caught my attention right off the bat.

Coco Lime Apparel picks out items with unique style that will fit everyone’s taste, and I absolutely adore this. Coco Lime Apparel is an online boutique, and trust me beauts, the outfits are absolutely STUNNING. Simply flawless. So I know you beauts are dying to know a little bit about the company! Courtney states, “hi, I’m Courtney “Coco”. I started Coco Lime Apparel simply for the love of clothing and the diverse styles that I’m able to offer my customers for every unique taste. Coco Lime Apparel offers seasonal items and casual everyday items. A little background on how I came up with Coco Lime Apparel- my nickname is “Coco” and I absolutely LOVE lime on practically every food item, thus Coco Lime was born. A little background on me- I’ve worked in retail throughout high school and college and am aware that customer service and quality is as valuable as the clothing I offer. I’m able to bring that to my own business to serve new customers and returning customers too. I hope you LOVE my website! Happy Shopping Coco’s!”. I absolutely love the background information about this company, that is adorable!!

I checked out the website and was blown away by how many items I would wear. It was so hard to pick just one, as I fell in love with every single one. I finally had my heart set on one outfit in particular that I adored! I absolutely loved this item called, “Kai Romper Maxi” which retails in store for $35.00. I was blown away by how stunning this was and could not wait to receive it in the mail! Once I received it in the mail, it literally took my breath away! My photographer Dayten Pottuff, who is my boyfriend, was absolutely speechless. Like he had to gather his thoughts! I loved it.

I also received this beautiful card from Courtney which I loved! Cards from my companies that I work with means so much to me, they are so personal and beautiful… I love them so much so thank you Courtney! Absolutely beautiful!

I highly highly recommend checking out Coco Lime Apparel and checking out Courtney’s page! There are so many gorgeous outfits located on the website, perfect for summer and spring weather. I love how it shows a little bit of leg, it’s the perfect amount of classy and sexy at the same time. Be sure to tag Coco Lime Apparel in your Instagram pictures to be featured! I want to personally take the time to thank Coco Lime Apparel for allowing me to collaborate with their beautiful company! Courtney, you are such a sweet individual and I was so honoured to work with you and your gorgeous company. Be sure to come spread some love over on her page at “@cocolimeapparel” and her website is http://www.cocolimeapparel.com.   Also be sure to follow all my social media pages located on my home page to stay updated with blog posts in the near future! Have a wonderful Tuesday, take care & much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Swagear Fashion”

Hello my beauts, and welcome to my channel if you are new, I want to personally say thank you so much for stopping by! I love when new visitors and faces come and pop by, it means so much to me! Can we talk about this beautiful weather we have been getting lately!? Like, come on. This weather just makes me in such a fantastic mood, and we recently bought a new patio set, so I can enjoy my coffee or tea out on the balcony! I love hitting up Starbucks and grabbing my “Iced Venti non-fat chai latte with light ice“, oh my goodness so yummy! If you beauts have not tried this drink yet, I highly recommend it! Literally tastes like Christmas in a cup! It’s amazing, and it’s my go-to drink that’s for sure. So with this beautiful weather calls for photo shoots outside! As you beauts know I absolutely love my pictures, especially taking pictures outside. This weekend, I had to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take some shots outside. My photographer is my boyfriend Dayten, and I can not thank him enough for taking my pictures for me, he’s amazing. Love him!

I recently collaborated with a rad clothing company called, “Swagear Fashion“. I am hooked on graphic tees and shirts that have unique quotes, I think they are perfect for the spring and summer. I reached out to this awesome clothing company because I was hooked on their t-shirts and the different sayings. I asked if the company was interested in a collaboration with me and they were more than happy to, stating they are always on the lookout for fashion bloggers to review their products.  I was drawn to pretty much their whole clothing line, digging the different quotes on the shirts!  The clothing line is made in the USA, and features so many hot and trendy designs. These shirts are perfect to showcase your character. I absolutely love slogan tees and find that they really show off who I am, and are super cute to wear. There were so many different shirts to look at and choose from!  One shirt that really grabbed my attention was a coffee shirt! I absolutely love my coffee and anything that promotes coffee. The slogan on the shirt read, “Coffee doesn’t ask silly questions, coffee understands“. Love it. Of course, I had to take pictures featuring the love of my life… Starbucks. This shirt retails for $24.95 in store which is great!  One thing I noticed right away when I received my shirt in the mail was how comfortable the material was. Sometimes when I order graphic tees, the material of the shirt is so uncomfortable, and rough and just does not feel good on your body. I was so shocked and amazed at how comfortable the shirt was! I was really excited about the quality of the shirt! I absolutely love the quote on the shirt as well! For sure a shirt that is going to be worn numerous times. I simply paired my shirt with a pair of ripped jeans, sunnies, and converse. What I also love about this site is that there are different categories of shirts; casual, trendy and humour.

I absolutely love my new shirt! I highly recommend coming and checking out their Instagram page and website! Come check out their Instagram page over at, “swagearfasion” and their website at http://www.swagearshop.com.  I want to take the time to personally thank Swagear Fashion for allowing me to collaborate with their company, you guys are awesome and have such a great clothing line! Love it! Be sure to come spread some love over on their page! Also be sure to follow my social media sites for upcoming blogs and collaborations in the near future! Take care and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Kaeraz”

Hello my beauts, and welcome to my channel! I have been super busy lately working on some upcoming collaborations which I am very excited to show you guys when they are all completed so keep an eye out! Also be sure to go check out my blogs over on Chase and Hunter at chaseandhunter.com. Some are up and I would like to know your beauts feedback as to how you like them or can relate. I have been still working on some collaborations with other companies from around the word on Instagram such as clothing and jewellery companies.

There was a gorgeous company that I reached out to on Instagram called, “Kaeraz“. What grabbed my attention right away was the bright orange profile picture which is so vibrant and that is what you need to capture one’s attention! Also, her page on Instagram was to die for, I was in love. Right away in her bio it states, “for the lady weirdo inside us all”. Right then and there, I knew I had to reach out to her and acknowledge her beautiful clothing line, and see if she was interested in collaborating with me! I was so excited when she agreed to collaborate with me, so we got chatting right away about her products! I absolutely love her clothing line, it is adorable, and I would wear everything in a heartbeat. Her Instagram page is so unique, fun, and chic all at the same time. When I was scrolling through her page and checked out her website, I wanted to keep scrolling down, everything was so stylish! I love anything that screams unique.

Let me tell you beauts a little bit about the company. I was speaking to Kaeli Day who is the owner of Kaeraz! She was honestly such a sweetheart talking to, I loved every second speaking with her! She is a lover of tiny things and a designer of lady-centric tees. She also lives in the desert with her husband and two cats. She is from Phoenix, Arizona which is amazing! I have been there once visiting my cousin and her family when she lived there years ago, and it is absolutely beautiful there, would go back in a heartbeat! I highly recommend coming to check out her beautiful page, she is rocking it!

“…stay weird, babes”- Kaeli Day

I honestly absolutely love this tee shirt, it is so adorable and so chic. I had to pick it right away and could not wait for it to come in the mail, I was literally counting down the days! This shirt is so fun! It retails for $27.00 and is called, “Psychic Love Inspector Tee”.  I am also excited to share and announce that I am a Brand Ambassador for this company and could not be more proud of Kaeli! I can offer you guys a special discount if you are interested in purchasing an item from her store! Please use the discount code, “ALYSSA10″ at checkout when you are finished shopping! Who doesn’t love discounts?!

I want to personally take the time to thank Kaeli for allowing me to collaborate and represent her brand, I am honoured! I absolutely love my tee shirt, I think it is super adorable and I am getting so many compliments on it! Be sure to come check out her wonderful selection of tee shirts, and be sure to use my discount code! Keep up the great work Kaeli you are doing fantastic and I am so blessed to have met such a beautiful soul such as yourself! Be sure to come spread some love on her Instagram page over at, “Kaeraz“, and check out her amazing website, you won’t be disappointed! I hope you beauts have a wonderful week, and stay positive!

“…Tees n’ thank you!”

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