What a doozy!!  This week absolutely used me up and spit me out.  I have such a problem with getting back in the groove after a break.  I'm wondering if everyone experiences this or if it has something to do with being self-employed.  Without the insane holiday volume, I've caught myself with a hanging jaw, staring at the wall with a massive holiday hangover, thinking about...nothing?  OR playing online Scrabble, when I should be organizing my life and coming up with my coolest designs yet.

But with a killer feature, exhilarating rehearsals, my first international boutique order (lookout Dutch beauties, b & i is coming to the Netherlands), and amazing growth, I have absolutely nothing to complain about and I need to get my butt in gear!

What better to increase the pep in my step than Grandma and Cowboys??

betsy & iya earrings, click link to purchase

Sweater:  new favorite vintage spot in Portland...Margaret & Oliver's

Cowboy Boots: yes I wore these with my wedding dress...Portland Outdoor Store

Wrap Skirt: just down the street from my studio...Folly

Tights: footless navy blue...Nordstrom (I think)

Earrings: yours truly...betsy & iya

Do something wild this weekend, will ya?


***Song of the Moment: A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger, by Of Montreal***

4 thoughts on Outfit of the Day: Grandma and Cowboys.


I want to give you a big hug in that sweater! Also, I think those earrings need to be mine. And I have to check that Margaret & Oliver’s out!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Chrys Tobey:

Hi Betsy, Thank you for mentioning Margaret & Oliver’s! And, congrats, congrats on getting the gig with the Dutch. That’s wonderful!

Thanks again, love the outfit, and hopefully I’ll see you soon.

To Inspiration in 2010!
Chrys Tobey

Margaret & Oliver’s
3298 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM


You look stunning!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Line Voltage Thermostat:

yeah, doesn’t have anything to do with being self-employed, except the ability to access Facebook at work…

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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