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New in Shop: Olio-E-Osso Lip Balm.

Made in small batches, this multi-purpose balm is made right here in Portland. Each balm is formulated with nourishing properties of olive and shea oils, natural beeswax, and grapefruit essential oil. It comes in clear (no. 1) which can be used for dry or chapped areas like elbows, knees, ankles, and cuticles. It can be also be applied to hair for taming those pesky fly aways.

Olio-E-Osso comes in three more colors: melon (no. 2), crimson (no. 3), and berry (no. 4). The tinted balms are a light wash of color for lips and cheeks.

Olio-E-Osso lip balm

Several of us at b&i gave Olio-E-Osso a test run and we all agree this product is fabulous. The application is easy and it goes on smooth without being too sticky. It’s super moisturizing and has the most amazing light grapefruit scent. All of the colors are really pretty, although on my olive complexion, I favor the crimson color. It’s much lighter than I thought based on the name, but I am pleased with the subtle warmth it gives my lips and cheeks. It looks very natural, fresh, and gives that healthy glow.


If you have any questions about Olio-E-Osso 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!



***Song of the Moment: Crimson and Clover by The Shondells***

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: The Good Scarf.

The colder days are upon us and it’s time to layer up; here’s one accessory you won’t want to be without.

Whether you are a minimalist or an accessory junkie, the versatility of the Good Scarf by good hYOUman makes it a wardrobe essential.

Scarves are an ongoing trend and and always seem to make an outfit. Might I add that they aren’t  just for the sake of style but have a purpose, to keep you warm. The Good Scarf in particular is awesome because it keeps you cozy without adding bulk. If you are not a fashion enthusiast, it still looks great when its wrapped up and looks a bit unkempt.

good scarves

 There’s nothing not to love about this scarf: it’s unisex, extremely soft (50% cotton and 50% modal), and you can pretty much wrap it any way your heart desires.

scarf colors

The Good Scarf is $32 and comes in these sophisticated colors for fall: black, deep plum, cilantro, midnight, storm, & cloud (not pictured).

I know for myself the hardest part will be deciding which color. If you know me, it’s probably more like which two colors.




***Song of the Moment: Fashion by David Bowie***

betsy & iya Personal Stylist: Fall Essentials

fall essentials

  1.  Beet Root Lip Stain by Aster & Bay $12
  2. Luminous Body Oil in Vetiver Cardamon by Herbivore Botanicals $32
  3. Steel Bridge Cuff by betsy & iya $77
  4. Arden Thermal in Lipstick by Curator $69
  5. Bourbon and Brown Sugar Candle by Sydney Hale Co. $28
  6. Infinity Scarf in Oyster by Curator $40
  7. Palate Polish in Black Current $10
  8. Leather Belts by Muse $62
  9. TransPorter Bag in Noir by Dargelos $220


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




***Song of the Moment: Isn’t It a Pity by Galaxie 500***

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***