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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***

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***