OOTD #TBT.

I recently spent some time, ok a lot of time, going through the photo archives here at b&i in an effort to streamline our cataloging. I filed, I moved, and I even trashed hundreds of photos that we’ve accumulated throughout our nearly 7 years as a business. My favorite files to wade through? The ones Read More

OOTD: Strut Your Stuff.

We found super babes Maya & Mindy looking all sorts of fine wearing pieces from You + Me, pt. 1, so naturally, we had to snap some pictures to share with you. Versatility is something I always consider when buying jewelry and these ladies do a great job of showing ways to wear your betsy Read More

OOTD: Tree Pose.

Welcome to 2015, OOTD lovers! Here we find Gabriella, showing us how to wear a skirt in wintertime with ease. We took a stroll on an early January afternoon & were both taken with these bright green pointy trees just around the block from our shop. Mother Nature, amirite? When you can’t beat her, join Read More

OOTD: I Believe. Do you?

It’s been waaaaay too long since our OOTD series has been blessed with a Matty appearance. For this, I apologize, and am here to hopefully make up for lost time by highlighting him in an eye popping ensemble that only he can pull off. When thought of separately, the elements of this outfit – mythical Read More

OOTD: Fashion Blogger Chic.

Oh, my sweet BChan. Over my time at b&i, I’ve come to think of Barrie as my little sister. We tease, we understand, we collaborate. We even have a name – Channa – that binds us, as if we were a celebrity couple (I like to think that we are in our own way). Barrie Read More

OOTD: Naughty or Nice?

Gabriella, one of our new makers, is just a super sweet human. She’s petite, smiles a lot, and has a great work ethic. I was for sure she would be the type to top Santa’s “nice” list every holiday season, but that was before this OOTD¬†shoot when we ran into a likeness of the jolly Read More

OOTD: Mac Attack.

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 Read More

OOTD: Peruvian Princess.

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 Read More

OOTD: On the Move.

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 Read More

OOTD: First Signs of Fall.

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 & Read More

How to ROCK printed pants.

Printed pants have a long history. Look no further than your parents’ scrapbooks from the 70’s and you’re sure to find several snaps of your dad rocking plaid slacks or maybe even your fashion-forward mom in a pair of pastel printed culottes (shudder). Fast forward to 2014 and printed pants still have their same charm Read More

OOTD: Birthday Boss Babe.

An extra special Betsy ootd post today, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Why extra special, you ask? Well, not only is our boss lady bringing the noise and the funk in this printed jumpsuit from one of her favorite Portland boutiques, but it just so happens to be her birthday! Yes, blogosphere, join me and all Read More

OOTD: Star Gazing.

When you wish upon a star for a super mega babe in a sexy dress to appear, this is what happens. Thank the heavens for Ashley! WHAT SHE’S WEARING Star dress by French Connection Shoes by J Shoes Alameda Hoops, Puebla Ring, & Golden Gate Bridge Cuff by betsy & iya Ashley always looks amazing Read More

OOTD: Twice as Nice.

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 Read More

OOTD: Black & Blue.

Few things make me happier than a three-way closet collision! Behold, this trio of sassy Makers in their blue jeans & black tops. I can’t decide if this looks screams “practical workwear” or “extras from a West Side Story remake.” I’ll let you be the judge. Cheers, Anna ***Song of the Moment: Blue on Black Read More

OOTD: UZI + Demimonde + Ashley.

Ashley models a whole lotta NEW in the shop for this OOTD: restock of the Rectangle Dress by UZI NYC serves as the perfect canvas to show off the appropriately named Shield Necklace by Demimonde Studio. I love how Ashley styled this dress over jeans, something I would’ve never thought of! Come check out all Read More

Outfit of the Day: Chambray Vrksasana.

I’ve been taking some yoga classes and wanted to show off my Vrksasana Tree pose in my newest chambray romper! You like? WHAT I’M WEARING Romper & Sandals from Urban Outfitters Sunglasses by Retro Super Future from Palace Necklace from Free People Bracelets, vintage Golden Gate cuff by betsy & iya Rings by betsy & Read More

Outfit of the Day: Birthday Threads.

I’ll admit, this post is a little late. Alyssa’s birthday was in the beginning of June… but that does’t mean she doesn’t still look amazing in this vintage dress! WHAT SHE’S WEARING Dress from Dear Golden Shoes gifted from Mom Necklace from Demimonde Cathedral Park ring by betsy & iya Maybe we should always wear Read More

Outfit of the Day: Summer Shakin’.

While Summer is a time to relax and veg out at beaches, backyards, and bars, it’s also a time to be more active! Everyone’s out on bicycles, brew cycles & boogie boards getting their vitamin D fix. One of Betsy’s favorite activities (not necessarily summer-specific) is dancing. After she’s gotten some coffee in her system Read More

Outfit of the Day: Is it Twilight Yet?

Matty’s mane is getting out of control; he’s got the longest hair in production! While we can all agree that those cascading curls are a thing of beauty, can we also agree that it’s starting to look a little bit like a vampire? Not saying that’s a bad thing… WHAT HE’S WEARING Top from H&M Read More