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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 is sassy in the best possible way and will often declare “I look good today,” when she is particularly killing it in the outfit department. This is usually a precursor to an OOTD shoot, and an Instagram capture for her personal account –> @onequirkypeach. Which, for the record, features a lot of uncredited photos by me. ;-)

I call this look “fashion blogger chic.” All the classic elements of a Pinterest-perfect ensemble are present: trendy print worn with an otherwise neutral palate as to not overwhelm a small frame/the eyes of onlookers, high socks peeking out over broken-in flat boots, a standout accessory, and not too-messy-not-too-styled hair. Girl’s got it all plus a thigh gap. Bow down.

Now, let’s check out these fashion blogger-worthy poses. Werk/werq/WORK, Barrie!

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“Just twirlin’ all carefree in my cardig…..OMIGOSH, CAMERA!!! I did not see you there!!!! *flashes megawatt smile*”

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“You did not just ask if I got this dress at Kohl’s.”

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“Me & this imaginary rock? We have an afternoon kick sesh every Friday at noon!”

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“Sometimes my hair gets in my face. See, I’m just like YOU!”

***break for color spotting***

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“Actually, I’m not just like you. Does the back of your dress look this good? Didn’t think so.”

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“What? Someone asked to see my necklace!”


Dress by Groceries Apparel

Cardigan by Urban Outfitters

Socks by American Apparel

Boots by Aldo

Jalisco necklace by betsy & iya

I did mention above that we like to tease each other, so Barrie knows that this post that pretty much pokes fun at bloggers at her expense, is all in jest. Good thing I now control OOTD land here on the blog, or I’d definitely fear retaliation….

Until next time,


***Song of the Moment: 03′ Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z & Beyoncé

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 man in red himself. Seeing Gabriella’s reaction turn from smile to scowl upon seeing Mr. Claus, I wasn’t so sure she was the sweet, innocent co-worker I thought she was. I mean, what’s up with the harsh reaction? What is she hiding? Is she the one who stole my hummus last week?!?!?

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…..juuuuuuust kidding! I mean, look at this woman! Friendly stance. Healthy, shiny mane of hair. Most definitely “nice list” material. Santa, far right, waves approvingly.

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Jeans from Madewell

Boots from Madewell

Socks from Madewell

Sweater from Anthropologie

Scarf by Pendleton

Small necklace from her Grandmother (awwww!)

Triple Feather ring & Jalisco necklace by betsy & iya

Once again, my snap judgement of a person has been proven true. Phew! Oh, and can I get a big “WELCOME, GABRIELLA,” dear blog readers? This is her first OOTD. First of many, that is.

Until next time, stay nice peeps!


***Song of the Moment: I Feel Free by Cream***

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 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.


Coat from Wanderlust

Jeans from Target

Boots from Half Pint

Shirt from H&M

Ring from Porch Light

Addition Mission earrings by betsy & iya



***Song of the Moment: Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones***

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 without competing with it for attention (because this dress will win, always).

Peruvian Princess

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.


Dress from Palace

Belt from Mom <3

Hair pin by Tiro Tiro

Gotland necklace by betsy & iya

Aztec Dreamcatcher earrings by betsy & iya

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Always inspired by BC!



***Song of the Moment: Holocene by Bon Iver***