I’ve invited someone really special over for today’s blog post: A warm welcome to Style Bee’s Lee Vosburgh! I thinks there’s only few people who manage to get me as excited about their Instagram posts as she does. The mastermind behind the 10X10 wardrobe challenge is one of my favorite wardrobe inspirations, so it comes quite naturally that she had to appear on at least one day or another.
What I really want to know:
How does she manage to always look so good? Where does she shop her beautifully curated wardrobe? I’ve asked her for you (and me) and also got the footage from her lastest 10X10 challenge!
The better we know ourselves, the better our choices will be!
…is what Lee writes on the about page of her blog Style Bee. The Canadian whose focus lies on capsule wardrobes and minimalism knows exactly what fits her and her personality – that’s something you’ll notice after only a few clicks on Style Bee. Lee’s signature style includes a neutral, easy to combine color palette, perfectly fitted clothing and her ability to create the best (!) layered looks.
Style Bee 10×10 Challenge
Style Bee’s 10×10 Challenge originates in 2015 and is an exercise to make the most out of a small amount of clothing: With only ten pieces the goal is to create ten different outfits. Lee proves her styling knowledge quarterly with this challenge and takes her readers along. Her formula works pretty well – as you can see from the winter edition of her 10X10 challenge:
A not so small amount of Lee’s impeccable style derives from her great taste when it comes to shopping. I myself have spent numerous hours looking for small brands that give that certain WOW-effect to my wardrobe. Lee knows them – and has even written a guide on where to shop them.
I’ve asked her for her ten favorites. Here’s what she said:
Lees Fashion Picks
1 – GARMENTORY
– This is always my first stop when I’m on the lookout for a new addition. Garmentory is a dream come true for slow fashion shoppers as it gives you access to the best indie boutiques and brands from all over North America and beyond. Plus free shipping and returns never hurts!
2 – ELIZABETH SUZANN –
This brand was one of the first to really get me thinking differently about my clothes and off of the fast-fashion merry-go-round. Every piece is exquisitely designed and made from start to finish in their gorgeous Nashville warehouse. Personal favourites are the Georgia Tee and Florence Pant.
3 – JESSE KAMM –
The designer herself is incredibly inspiring and her signature Kamm Pant is a personal favourite in my closet.
4 – NEED SUPPLY –
I’m always scoping this site for contemporary takes on classic pieces. They have an awesome office and homewares section too!
5 – FRANCES MAY
– I discovered this shop last Fall and it’s now one of my go-to’s for great finds both new and vintage. They will occasionally have a mega sale and that’s hard to come by with smaller shops. I got my latest pair of Rachel Comey Mars Boots and Jesse Kamm Pants from them last fall.
6 – EVERLANE –
This company is totally changing the game when it comes to consumer transparency. They make beautiful basics and closet staples along with the best loafers and cashmere sweaters! Everything is very fairly made and priced as well.
7 – SHOPBOP –
I frequent this mega department store occasionally when I’m looking for something broad and need lots of options. They have wonderful customer service, great shipping options and a huge range of brands, you just need to look closely to find the ones that are more responsibly produced.
Favorite Interior Shops
8 – MUR LIFESTYLE –
This is a little family-owned Canadian e-boutique that is perfectly curated and carries the most beautiful home goods. I start here when I need a great gift that’s made responsibly and well-priced.
9 – BOHEME VINTAGE + THRIFT –
This is a newer vintage haunt for me but I’ve found some fabulous home goods here and some super cute kids clothing and toys too!
10 – MILLAY VINTAGE –
Mary, the shop owner and curator has such a fabulous eye for elegant vintage finds. I’ve found some beautiful vases and pitchers here and her clothing selection is totally dreamy.
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