This OOTD started out normal enough. Alyssa, ever the professional, struck several picture perfect poses for me as we strolled down Raleigh Street during a rare dry moment in our NW Portland neighborhood last week. Here she is, all cozy and pretty in her Smurf-meets-Santa (in a good way) jacket.
Then something unexpected happened; as I snapped photos, we met a new friend, Mac the dog. Mac and Alyssa got acquainted very quickly. Maybe because Mac smelled Gingham and Maurice? Or maybe because he heard Alyssa loves tiny dogs? Or…..
…because he thought the trim of her coat was MADE OUT OF DOG FUR??????!!!!!!!
And thus, Mac’s mood took a defensive turn, as we see above. But fear not, Alyssa took it all with a laugh and assured Mac that she wasn’t skinning his kind and making coats, but rather – in her best Cher Horowitz impression – told him that “it’s faux“! Peace was immediately restored in the human/dog universe. Jah Bless.
WHAT SHE’S WEARING
Coat from Wanderlust
Jeans from Target
Boots from Half Pint
Shirt from H&M
Ring from Porch Light
***Song of the Moment: Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones***
One part “Warrior Two,” one part South American royalty, this outfit is truly fitting of who Betsy is: a strong, regal woman with a playful personality. A dress with this much pizzaz doesn’t need many additional accessories, and Betsy’s choices – a statement necklace, dangling earrings, and a simple, waist-defining belt – enhance the dress without competing with it for attention (because this dress will win, always).
Detail shots, because that’s what we’re all about. The Gotland necklace in the Mexico colorway is the perfect modern piece to pair with this vintage dress. Securing Betsy’s signature top knot is a hairpin by her friend & fellow talented jeweler, Teresa from Tiro Tiro.
WHAT SHE’S WEARING
Dress from Palace
Belt from Mom <3
Hair pin by Tiro Tiro
Gotland necklace by betsy & iya
Aztec Dreamcatcher earrings by betsy & iya
Always inspired by BC!
***Song of the Moment: Holocene by Bon Iver***
All I gotta say about this first photo is “outta the way, I got biz to conduct!” This is how I’d like to always imagine myself: walking with purpose, determined face, and in a super comfortable dress that’s pretty much like wearing a giant black T-shirt.
I like this dress so much I bought two of them knowing it’ll be a perennial staple in my wardrobe for many seasons to come. I love wearing black because it’s the perfect canvas to showcase what really matters: JEWELRY. The turquoise handlet I’m wearing is in my top 5 favorite pieces of all time (side note: why doesn’t spell check recognize “handlet” as a word??). I spotted it in an antique store in Noblesville, IN over Christmas last year and didn’t purchase it right away. Mistake! I couldn’t stop thinking about it after I returned to Portland so I enlisted my beloved mother (hi, MJR!) to go back and get it for me, with the agreement I’d make payments on it. Which I’m pretty sure I’m past due on, so I better sign off and get to my checkbook…
WHAT I’M WEARING
Black T-shirt Dress by Project Social T from Urban Outfitters
Ava Slip by Folly
Shoes by Via Spiga
***Song of the Moment: Walk this Way by Aerosmith***
Our first official OOTD of fall finds Matty perfectly poised to greet cooler temps in this warm coat that’ll have him matching the sky on the majority of days in the coming months. Like a classic “details man,” I love how Matty buttons his shirt all the way to the top, adds his betsy & iya Olandia necklace and vintage rings for a touch of bling, and lets the scarf be the real star of this outfit. Said scarf is by 3rd Season, a relatively new line to our shop that Betsy & Will found at Renegade San Francisco over the summer.
I’m sorry, has tying a scarf ever looked so darn sexy??? You go, Matty. The dark denim & boots combo is killer; I was shocked when he told me these shoes are by Keen. I don’t keep close tabs on the “nature enthusiast” market, but I’m super impressed to see these by a brand that I think of as primarily outdoorsy. Big ups to Matty for making them look both utilitarian and chic with a touch of cuffed jean cool.
WHAT HE’S WEARING
Gray coat thrifted
Blue button up from H&M
Jeans by Naked & Famous
Shoes by Keen
Jewelry by betsy & iya
Scarf by 3rd Season
Get ready for a lot more where this came from! Happy Fall, dear readers.
***Song of the Moment: Young Blood by The Naked And Famous***