Open Late for September First Thursday 09/04/14!

Posted by Anna

To kick off the Virgo-tastic month of September, we’ll be open late from 6-9 PM on First Thursday, Sept. 4th. Get out your phones and mark the date NOW!

We’ll have sale clothing & jewelry, as well as all the new arrivals we’ve had come in as we gear up for fall. Come shop, hang out, and enjoy a complimentary glass (ok, plastic cup) of wine. Grab a friend &/or a date and make a night of it! Insert dancing lady emoji.

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Hope to see some of your fine selves there!

Cheers,

Anna

***Song of the Moment: Inside Out by Eve 6***

 

betsy & iya Stylists: Summer to Fall Transition.

Posted by Ashley Viberg

Like it or not, it’ll soon be time to break out the cardigans, tights, hats, and scarves as fall rapidly approaches. The good news is that no matter what it’s doing outside, you don’t have to worry about changing up your betsy & iya jewelry.

Easily transition from summer to fall      

The pieces seen above are the perfect accents for when you’re summertime lounging in a tshirt & shorts or when you’re layering with a cardigan before heading to work on a chilly morning.

Worn by the lovely Meridith:

Lappland Stud earrings (Scandinavia colorway)

Definition ring

Badlands ring

Simple Sterling Silver Rings

Helio necklace

Arch’s Shadow cuff bracelet

Leather bangles (mint/sea foam/natural and black)

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482.

xo Ashley

***Song of the Moment: Willie by Cat Power***

OOTD: Twice as Nice.

Posted by Anna

It’s been one of the hottest summers I can remember since moving here and on super warm days, I am so grateful for breezy dresses. This vintage number is one of my absolute favorites because of the fun details: buttons up the side, multicolored stripes, and most of all, the detachable collar. Clearly, I justified this purchase by thinking that I pretty much scored two dresses for the price of one. I’ve said it before and I know I’ll say it again “they just don’t make ‘em like this anymore!”

Summer dress ootd

summer color blocking

summer accessories

That said, I think it’s necessary to mix in some modern pieces to avoid looking too costume-y. For me, that means a bold, cloisonné tassel necklace, big sunnies, and my go-to black heels. I like to think that the darker colored accessories balance the whimsy of the pastel dress. I can’t be all clouds and rainbows, ya know?

WHAT I’M WEARING

Summer Dress from Yo Vintage!

Purse from Grand Marketplace

Necklace from Demimonde Studio

Shoes by Kork Ease from Johnny Sole

Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters 

Scania Cuff & Redundant Chevron Ring by betsy & iya

Soak up these last few weeks of sweet summertime, my friends!

Cheers,

Anna

***Song of the Moment: Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen***

Maker Monday: Catenary Ring Necklace.

Posted by Anna

Part of Betsy’s Bridge Collection, the Catenary Ring necklace came to be while Betsy was playing around with materials and pondering the idea of ‘suspension.’ Those thoughts manifested in this amazing creation, made of leather cord, antique brass beads, oxidized brass chain, and brass accents.

Catenary Ring Maker Monday

In the video, watch Alyssa’s dexterous hands cut, then drill the leather cord to insert the brass accent pieces. Then she adds the antique brass rings, & brings the brass accents through the other side of the leather so they’re parallel to each other. Oxidized brass chain is added & the piece is ready to wear.

I own this beauty and it’s one of my absolute favorite necklaces and one I can always count on to elicit compliments from strangers. Which is why we all wear jewelry in the first place, riiiiiiiight???

Cheers,

Anna

***Song of the Moment: Summer by Calvin Harris***