Get Dressed & Go.

Posted on June 30, 2016

Get Dressed & Go. Is it just me, or do you feel busier during the summer months, too? More hours of daylight means more time for activities after work or well into the evening on days off. What you should be concentrating on is filling that time to the maximum with activities, trips near and far, meet ups with friends, solo jaunts, etc. What you shouldn't fill... Read More

That New Jewelry Swagger.

Posted on June 03, 2016

That New Jewelry Swagger. One of my favorite parts of a betsy & iya new collection release? Figuring out ways to style the new jewelry! New accessories invite an infinite number of styling possibilities: mixing, matching, and combining. Oh yeah, this is the super fun part. For some You + Me, pt. 2 styling inspiration, I turned to who else but my lovely coworkers? Jo... Read More

Jumpsuit Joy.

Posted on May 09, 2016

Jumpsuit Joy. To say we were all excited when this 100% cotton jumpsuit by Curator arrived in-store is an understatement. More accurately, we squealed like school children on the last day of class. It's simply everything you want out of a one-piece number: lightweight, yet sturdy enough so that it's not see-through, flattering on the waist and booty, and versatile enough to... Read More

OOTD Spring Vibes.

Posted on March 21, 2016

OOTD Spring Vibes. SPRING CLOTHING! Yes, all-caps + bold + exclamation point are all necessary because I'm shouting it from my desk while writing this post and seeing the sun intermittently shine through the office windows. I'm so ready to retire my wool socks, boots, and rain coat for a while and even though I know the time when I can really pack... Read More

In-store SALE is on.

Posted on February 15, 2016

In-store SALE is on. If I told you the outfit Barrie is wearing is 30% off, would you believe me? Well you should, because it is. And because I'd never lie when it comes to such important retail topics as 'sale' in relation to 'cute outfit.' Glad we cleared that up. In ALL honesty, select clothing, bags, and bath & body care products are... Read More

Sisterhood of the Casual Pants.

Posted on January 07, 2016

Sisterhood of the Casual Pants. Behold, two gal pals who show up to their lunch date wearing THE SAME PANTS. Let's see what happens. Stage one: Disbelief "Girrrrrl, you did not just roll up to this cafe wearing the same pants as me! It's like we have similar tastes or something. Friendship is crazy." "I KNOW. And I love how we decided to dress "cute n' casual"... Read More

What to wear in the rain.

Posted on December 17, 2015

What to wear in the rain. To say we've had a wet start to December would be extremely accurate. Everyone is allowed a few days of hibernation and reverting to the most functional of outfits, but eventually, something's gotta give. You can't just hole up and look a mess all winter! Not if we have anything to do with it. Here's what to wear in the rain,... Read More

OOTD: FALL into b&i.

Posted on October 01, 2015

OOTD: FALL into b&i. In my two years at b&i, our clothing racks have never been as full and visually pleasing as they are going into this fall season. Suzy, our retail manager/buyer, and the whole retail team are straight up killing it when it comes to stocking our brick & mortar with the most versatile, functional, and beautiful items that will keep you fly... Read More

OOTD: Late Summer Swag.

Posted on August 18, 2015

OOTD: Late Summer Swag. If this blog post had a thesis statement it would be: The racks of clothing at betsy & iya are ON POINT right now. Big props to Suzy and all of retail for stocking us with items to build the most versatile summer wardrobe ever. Seriously, ^^^this^^^ keeps popping up in my dreams. But showing you a rack of clothing... Read More

OOTD: Crop it Like it's Hot (because it is)

Posted on July 27, 2015

OOTD: Crop it Like it's Hot (because it is) News if you're not in Portland: it's been realllllly hot this summer. In an effort to wear as little as possible and still be able to go out in public, we present our favorite "look hot, stay cool" solution: raw silk crop tops by Argaman & Defiance! Anna S. and Barrie demonstrated just how comfy AND cool one can look... Read More

OOTD: One Size Fits All of our Makers.

Posted on June 22, 2015

OOTD: One Size Fits All of our Makers. One style of shirt that looks amazing on several women: some might call this an item of fashion folklore, something they've heard about, dreamt about, but never actually seen. I'm here to show you that this shirt not only exists, but is currently for sale on our racks. #DreamsDoComeTrue Tienda Ho Jodi top, $134, seen L to R: Silver, Petrol, Coffee, and White.... Read More

OOTD: Maxi(mum) Hotness.

Posted on June 10, 2015

OOTD: Maxi(mum) Hotness. If you google image search "perfect maxi dress" this is what should appear: it's lightweight, it's versatile, it's throw-on-and-go goodness. I asked my fellow Anna to model it, and she shows off the dress perfectly. The front panels that cover the girls can be arranged in a variety of ways (two shown below) and the straps tie neatly in the... Read More

OOTD: For your consideration.

Posted on April 27, 2015

OOTD: For your consideration. There are SO many great clothing items in the shop right now that I thought for this OOTD post, I'd suggest a few ensembles to make as your outfit of the day in the near future. I think it's pretty freaking awesome that you can come to one shop - betsy & iya, of course! - and leave with a whole outfit.... Read More


Posted on February 19, 2015

OOTD #TBT. I recently spent some time, ok a lot of time, going through the photo archives here at b&i in an effort to streamline our cataloging. I filed, I moved, and I even trashed hundreds of photos that we've accumulated throughout our nearly 7 years as a business. My favorite files to wade through? The ones that held Betsy's old OOTD... Read More

OOTD: Strut Your Stuff.

Posted on January 14, 2015

OOTD: Strut Your Stuff. We found super babes Maya & Mindy looking all sorts of fine wearing pieces from You + Me, pt. 1, so naturally, we had to snap some pictures to share with you. Versatility is something I always consider when buying jewelry and these ladies do a great job of showing ways to wear your betsy & iya with a variety... Read More

OOTD: Tree Pose.

Posted on January 06, 2015

OOTD: Tree Pose. Welcome to 2015, OOTD lovers! Here we find Gabriella, showing us how to wear a skirt in wintertime with ease. We took a stroll on an early January afternoon & were both taken with these bright green pointy trees just around the block from our shop. Mother Nature, amirite? When you can't beat her, join her. 3, 2, 1... TREE... Read More

OOTD: I Believe. Do you?

Posted on December 23, 2014

OOTD: I Believe. Do you? It's been waaaaay too long since our OOTD series has been blessed with a Matty appearance. For this, I apologize, and am here to hopefully make up for lost time by highlighting him in an eye popping ensemble that only he can pull off. When thought of separately, the elements of this outfit - mythical creature t-shirt, paisley print, sporty... Read More

OOTD: Fashion Blogger Chic.

Posted on December 15, 2014

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... Read More

OOTD: Naughty or Nice?

Posted on December 08, 2014

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... Read More

OOTD: Mac Attack.

Posted on October 30, 2014

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... Read More