The heat and stickiness of summer makes me want to wear the least amount of layers. Simple, clean, and a little undone is how I like to look. I’m always a fan of ruffles but anything too ruffly, fluffy, or fuzzy between the months of June and August has be shedding my clothes faster than you can unpick a seam. I pirate of Etsy, I scour high ad low for the best treasures, I found Cat & Bot, an awesome shop selling simple yet feminine clothing. I was looking for a piece of jewelry to wear to my cousins wedding and when we started chatting, one thing led to the next and an interview was and give away was lined up. Below, Cathy tells you a little bit more about herself and at the end, offers a giveaway.
It was random. I’ve been working ever since I was 16 and the idea of being my own boss never crossed my mind. It didn’t sound realistic. I’m so used to having a steady paycheck but I’ve come to learn that being an entrepreneur can be done. I was browsing the jewelry section one day on Etsy when I came across a lot of different, beautiful and unique types of handmade jewelry. These shops were so cute and I could stare at them all day! I was inspired and thought to myself “I could do that!” Two months later, here I am. I have to say, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love if it wasn’t for my boyfriend, Adam.
I can’t say my jewelry line is any different from other Etsy shops but, hey, we’re all different in our own ways, aren’t we? I love minimal designs, color and simplicity. That’s what you’ll get from me.
I must have switched what I wanted to do 100 times. There was never a “dream” job I aspired to have but when I look at it now, I am living the dream.
Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, Conan O’Brien, Ellen Degeneres and Lucille Ball.
Cathy is offering a giveaway of one item from her shop. To enter to win, like both Madalynne and Cat & Bot’s Facebook page. Then, in the comments below, tell us your favorite jewelry to wear during summer and why. Be sure to leave your contact information too! The contest will be open until Wednesday, July 3rd, and the winner will be notified by the end of the week. Contest is open internationally. For additional entries, favorite Cat & Bot on Etsy
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