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betsy & iya Personal Stylist: Your Grown-up Backpack

Once a grade school must-have, the backpack has graduated into an adult carryall and we couldn’t be more proud! No matter your job or lifestyle, owning a backpack should be top on your fall shopping list because it’s an item that’s purely functional yet still super stylish. One of three styles of backpacks we currently have in the shop is sure to fit YOUR needs.

Goertzen Leather Backpack $240 
The Goertzen leather backpack is beautiful and will only become more so with time. It is equal parts rugged and refined making it appropriate for your weekly commute and weekend adventure. Did I mention that this backpack was made especially for b&i? How rad is that?!

Nell & Mary Cascade Backpack  $125
Nell & Mary’s Cascade Backpack is “inspired by clean architectural lines and modern structure“. This bag is lightweight, doubles as a tote, and fits a laptop. It’s perfect for toting work to your local coffee shop, brunching with your girlfriends, and running errands. I love the copper plated hardware and the handprinted pattern on this bag.

nell & mary backpacks

Dargelos TransPorter $240
By simply pulling the leather part of the strap, the Dargelos TransPorter bag converts from a backpack into a shoulder bag. It’s the perfect commuter bag: 100% waxed canvas, reinforced with leather corners, and a two-way zipper makes it accessible from either side, which is great for when you’re on the go.  The minimal lines and utilitarian feel make this bag modern and down right cool.

Dargelos Transporter

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at 503-227-5482, option 5.



***Song of the Moment: The Makings of You by Gladys Knight & The Pips***

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: One T-Shirt Four Ways.

I love a good t-shirt! And fortunately, it looks like they will continue to be on trend for like……always.

We recently started carrying t-shirts by good hYOUman . They’re pretty much the softest t-shirts I have ever felt, they’re produced in LA, and extremely comfortable made from 100% light weight cotton.

I styled a t-shirt on four awesome b&i ladies four ways and I have one word to describe it: amazing.

one t shirt, four ways

 good hYOUman Basic Top $35

Cloud, Black, Hemlock, and Storm (colors shown in clockwise order)

I chose a white tee for Amory (top left) because paired with denim it has an all american feel. After I tucked it in to show her rad belt buckle and pulled it tighter to show off her fit physique it had a rock-n-roll vibe.

I styled Barrie in a black tee (top right) to ground the floral pattern of her shorts as we transition into fall. Her top tucked in shows the playful high waisted cut of her shorts and also keeps the tee from looking too oversized on her petite frame.

I left Alyssa’s top (bottom right) out to create a comfortable but chic look. The length of her tee paired with skinny dark jeans and a pair of wedges creates a long and lean silhouette, focusing on those long gams of hers.

Anna’s tee (bottom left) I tied it up to emphasize the smallest part of her waist and well, because it makes her look totally sassy, right?! There is definitely a little throw back to the 80′s but because of the color combination of her tee and dress her look becomes completely modern.

So my friends, tuck it in, wear it out, tie it up, or pull it tight. This tee is universally flattering on many body types. No doubt, the versatility of these tees make them a wardrobe essential!

All pictured necklaces are betsy & iya and available in the shop or right here!

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482, option 5. 



***Song of the moment: Left Hand Free by alt-J***

New in Shop: Curator, Jenneng, & Sydney Hale Co.

With so many new products arriving in the shop every day, we are super eager to spread the word! This is just the beginning of what we have coming for fall. Get excited, people.

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482, option 5. Or better yet stop by say hi and check out all of the new products we have in person!

These scarves by Curator are simply amazing. They have timeless look but modern feel and they effortlessly pull any outfit together. Did I mention how cozy they are? 100% Cotton french terry pure goodness.

Curator ScarvesCurator Infinity Scarves $40
Oyster, Black Space, White Space & Black
(colors in clockwise order)

Welcome to the shop, Jenneng! Handcrafted in her NYC studio, these bags are your perfect everyday carry-all. Her designs are clean, simple, and water repellent (hello, Portland!). Fashion meets function. I guess you can have it all.

Jenneng TotesCotton Canvas Totes  $80
Field Tan, Sienna & Gray
(colors from left to right)

Jenneng Crossbody BagsCotton Canvas Crossover Bags $60

Field Tan & Black

Sydney Hale Candle Co.
And last but not least, we now have four new scents by Sydney Hale Co. If you have ever smelled, purchased or received a candle by Sydney Hale Co. you know that once you cross over, you can never go back. Their new scents are packaged in beautiful seafoam colored glass with a cream, black and copper label, and as always produced in small batches and “tastefuly fragrant“.

New Sydney Hale Co.

Sydney Hale Co. Candles $28



***Song of the moment: Warranted Queen by Arum Rae***

betsy & iya Stylists: Summer to Fall Transition.

Like it or not, it’ll soon be time to break out the cardigans, tights, hats, and scarves as fall rapidly approaches. The good news is that no matter what it’s doing outside, you don’t have to worry about changing up your betsy & iya jewelry.

Easily transition from summer to fall      

The pieces seen above are the perfect accents for when you’re summertime lounging in a tshirt & shorts or when you’re layering with a cardigan before heading to work on a chilly morning.

Worn by the lovely Meridith:

Lappland Stud earrings (Scandinavia colorway)

Definition ring

Badlands ring

Simple Sterling Silver Rings

Helio necklace

Arch’s Shadow cuff bracelet

Leather bangles (mint/sea foam/natural and black)

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to call us at the shop 503-227-5482.

xo Ashley

***Song of the Moment: Willie by Cat Power***