OOTD: FALL into b&i.

In my two years at b&i, our clothing racks have never been as full and visually pleasing as they are going into this fall season. Suzy, our retail manager/buyer, and the whole retail team are straight up killing it when it comes to stocking our brick & mortar with the most versatile, functional, and beautiful Read More

OOTD: Late Summer Swag.

If this blog post had a thesis statement it would be: The racks of clothing at betsy & iya are ON POINT right now. Big props to Suzy and all of retail for stocking us with items to build the most versatile summer wardrobe ever. Seriously, ^^^this^^^ keeps popping up in my dreams. But showing Read More

OOTD: Crop it Like it’s Hot (because it is).

News if you’re not in Portland: it’s been realllllly hot this summer. In an effort to wear as little as possible and still be able to go out in public, we present our favorite “look hot, stay cool” solution: raw silk crop tops by Argaman & Defiance! Anna S. and Barrie demonstrated just how comfy Read More

OOTD: One Size Fits All of our Makers.

One style of shirt that looks amazing on several women: some might call this an item of fashion folklore, something they’ve heard about, dreamt about, but never actually seen. I’m here to show you that this shirt not only exists, but is currently for sale on our racks. #DreamsDoComeTrue Tienda Ho Jodi top, $134, seen L to R: Read More

OOTD: Maxi(mum) Hotness.

If you google image search “perfect maxi dress” this is what should appear: it’s lightweight, it’s versatile, it’s throw-on-and-go goodness. I asked my fellow Anna to model it, and she shows off the dress perfectly. The front panels that cover the girls can be arranged in a variety of ways (two shown below) and the Read More

OOTD: For your consideration.

There are SO many great clothing items in the shop right now that I thought for this OOTD post, I’d suggest a few ensembles to make as your outfit of the day in the near future. I think it’s pretty freaking awesome that you can come to one shop – betsy & iya, of course! – and Read More


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