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 Portland 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***
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 and playful spirit, just with a flattering cut and on-trend color. Fashion really is cyclical!
WHAT SHE’S WEARING
Top by Earnest Sewn
Vintage Belt from a friend
Printed Pants by Madewell
Shoes by Cole Haan
Jewelry her own
Meridith, thanks for making just standing there looks so gosh darn good.
***Song of the Moment: Regulate by Warren G, Nate Dogg***