JUNE 30×30 – LOOKS 12-15

Well, there goes another June week! I can’t believe we’re halfway through the month already but the calendar never lies. Our week here in Guelph started out hot and steamy, cooled down for a bit and then cranked right back up for a toasty Friday. I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of loving this erratic weather, especially since it’s given me a chance to really test the full gamut of my #JUNE30x30 closet. One day I’m wondering if I need to swap in a sweater and the next day has me wearing my shorts yet again. Honestly, I’ll take this over the depths of winter any day!

So far, the outfits I’ve put together have been pretty obvious combinations but as my friends Andrea (Seasons + Salt) and Paige (Style This Life) touched on in their Monday posts, we’re starting to get into the creative zone, which is where the style fun really begins. I’m excited to push myself a bit more and amazingly, there are still a few pieces I haven’t worn yet!

One other thing I should note is that I thought I’d be miserable with only 4 shoe options at this point, but shockingly I’m quite content. And that’s coming from a serious shoe girl here. Definitely a surprising mid-way finding. I’d love to hear if you’ve discovered any unexpected insights so far too!

So here’s a look at the latest 4 outfits from the #JUNE30x30 challenge!  


LOOK 12 – MONDAY JUNE 12


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Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 12-15


TEMPERATURE – High of 31º C and sunny.

ACTIVITIES – The day was pretty casual, mostly emails, planning and office time. I had an important conference call in the afternoon and once that was over I took Dobby for a long walk to get some fresh, albeit hot, air and to clear my head for the rest of the days tasks. Nothing like a Monday of emails to start the week!

We had a big garden fresh feast for dinner and got some time in on the latest season of House of Cards. Only a few episodes in but I can feel the tensions rising and I love it!

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I thought this top might be too hot for the day but it worked out great. Thanks to its boxy fit it allows for lots of airflow and I love that it’s sleeveless but still covered my shoulders from the sun.

These shorts were great all morning but it cooled off in the aft/eve so I switched to my Florence pants in black to stave off the bugs and breeze.

STYLE TIPS: 

  • Black and Denim is a failsafe combo. No matter how you mix the two you can’t really go wrong! 
  • The low block heel is a new go-to footwear style for me but has quickly become a favourite. It literally elevates any look ever so slightly, plus you get to wear a heel without feeling like it. If you’re on the fence, it’s not going anywhere so give it a try!
  • Simple is always chic in the summer. Too many fussy elements or tight fits just doesn’t fly with me. Go for easy to wear items with sculptural shapes and details so your basic look still feels clean and fresh.

  • DENIM CROP | ILANA KOHN via GARMENTORY | Wearing Size S | Made Responsibly in USA
  • Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory! 
  • SHORTS | old FORMATION DESIGN | $110 USD | SIMILAR HERE | $135 USD | BOTH MADE IN USA
  • SOPHIE SANDAL | MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH via SSENSE | Black almost Sold Out. Awesome MNZ selection here (many on sale).
  • OXBLOOD BAG | VINTAGE | Love this option from Baggu  | $120 USD | Made in USA
  • NECKLACE | c/o Young Frankk (sold out) | Made in USA

LOOK 13 – TUESDAY JUNE 13


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Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 12-15


TEMPERATURE – High of 26º C with a mix of sun and cloud. The afternoon was hot but breezy and the air cooled down nicely in the eve.

ACTIVITIES – I had an appointment in the morning, working in the office all afternoon, took Dobby for a long walk and then convinced Dave to take a stroll downtown for dinner on the patio of our favourite Italian restaurant. It was the perfect way to end a busy day.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I’d been planning to wear this look all challenge long and this was a great day for it. I felt super comfortable all day but still put-together enough to go about my business downtown and then again when we went out for dinner. Something about a black and white look always feels sophisticated to me.

I love wearing this shirt dress as a light jacket and the mix of materials in this look is another favourite element. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make this tank work in such a casual outfit but it’s the one element that elevates everything and keeps it feeling a touch more formal.

STYLE TIPS:

  • As you know black and white looks can feel harsh but by keeping the materials soft and loose you can get away with it for a more casual vibe. Try rolling your sleeves, leaving your top un tucked and adding a warm tone through accessories. 
  • White skinny jeans are my go-to summer item when it’s not quite hot enough for bare legs (or I’m too lazy to shave). Pair them with just about anything (even all black) and you’re pretty much good to go.
  • No time for a pedi? No worries, mules are having a major moment right now and they’re the next best thing to sandals, chipped polish be dammed! Just give your heels a quick scrub and you’re all set.

  • TUNIC | c/o EILEEN FISHER | $218 USD | WEARING XXS | RESPONSIBLY MADE IN CHINA
  • IDA SHIRT DRESS | c/o ODE TO SUNDAY | €220 | WEARING SIZE S | MADE IN LITHUANIA
  • WHITE SKINNIES | MADEWELL | $125 USD | WEARING 26 | Similar style made in USA. 
  • CLAUDIA MULE | c/o L’INTERVALLE | $138 CAD| WEARING 37 (USUALLY US7) | MADE IN SPAIN |
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  • CLASSIC TOTE | Cuyana | $195 USD | Made responsibly in USA.
  • NECKLACE | old STVDIO BROOKLYN | Made responsibly in USA.

LOOK 14 – WEDNESDAY JUNE 14


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Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 12-15

Style Bee - June 30x30 - Looks 12-15


TEMPERATURE – High of 25º C and cloudy. The afternoon was hot but breezy and the air cooled down nicely in the eve.

ACTIVITIES – I spent the morning in my workout gear and after a quick lunchtime sweat I grabbed a shower and settled into this comfy look for a day in the studio working on layouts and estimates.

If it seems like I’m always in my office writing emails, well, that’s because I am! No complaints though, as long as I get to take my usual afternoon break with the pup and ditch my desk for the river path for a little bit.

The fella and I grabbed a quick dinner and took his old 911 out for a drive up to Guelph Lake. We caught the sun going down and the blue birds catching their evening feast. Aside from the 1 zillion bugs, it was perfect.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – This look was so comfy, I basically felt like I was in loungewear! I wasn’t sure how this tee would tuck into these pants but I opted for a full tuck and loved the way it worked out. This pink tee is so much more versatile than I’d first imagined and I really love it paired with black pants. I paired a simple nude necklace on top of the pink tee for a subtle monochrome feel and I think they’re pretty much a perfect match.

I was planning to visit my tailor but didn’t get a chance so my tote bag is still filled with jeans awaiting repairs and alterations.

STYLE TIPS: 

  • One small tone on tone detail (like this top and necklace) immediately pulls an outfit together. The tones need not be identical but even a scarf and a tank or a tee and shorts in the same colourway make for a sophisticated result in no time. 
  • It’s basket, beach tote and woven bag season right now. Don’t be shy about grabbing a big bag to run errands or go about your day. Any natural colour will do! 
  • I love how the wide waistband on these pants defines my waist without making me feel like I need to suck in for a second. If you’re rocking a loose fitting tee over linen pants go for a full tuck to give the look shape while still keeping it relaxed overall. 

  • KRISSY TEE | c/o TWO FOLD CLOTHING | Wearing Size S | Made responsibly in USA.
  • FLORENCE PANT | c/o ELIZABETH SUZANN | $205 USD | WEARING S REG | Made responsibly in USA
  • NECKLACE | c/o MASLO | Made responsibly in USA
  • SLIDES | PALATINES | MADE IN LA | $260 USD
  • Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory! 
  • BEACH TOTE | c/o JOSHU + VELA | Made responsibly in USA

LOOK 15 – THURSDAY JUNE 15


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TEMPERATURE – High of 18º C humid and rainy. It drizzled all day, which made the garden very happy.

ACTIVITIES – I’ve been on a sudden fitness kick lately. Well, I say sudden but actually I’ve just realized that the wedding is 2.5 months out so no more putting it off! So I started the day in my gym clothes again until I took a break at lunch to get some exercises in.

Then I switched to my Kamm pants and a tee for an afternoon of layouts and emails, which took me happily out for dinner downtown with Dave. I simply grabbed my blazer for a contemporary date night look.

ITEM PERFORMANCE – I’ve already worn all the items in this outfit during the #June30x30 so far but I was really excited to put this one together. I love the simplicity of the palette and the shapes of each piece and how they pair to create a clean, classic look in an updated silhouette. You really can’t go wrong with Kamm pants and a basic tee! Oh and boyfriend blazers may be creeping up on dusters as my new favourite outerwear style.

STYLE TIPS: 

  • Elevate a basic tee in no time by pairing it with a statement pant and a sleek black sandal. 
  • Keep a blazer from feeling corporate by rolling the cuffs up several inches. 
  • Sturdy black pants don’t exactly scream summer but when combined with white cotton, flax linen and open toes, they feel much more seasonally appropriate.

  • WHITE COTTON TEE | c/o Tradlands | $49 USD | Wearing XS | Ethically Sourced and Sewn in the United States.
  • KAMM PANTS | Jesse Kamm | $395 USD | Wearing a size 2 | Made responsibly in California.
  • Save $20 off your first order from Garmentory
  • SOPHIE SANDAL | MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH via SSENSE | Black almost Sold Out. Awesome MNZ selection here (many on sale).
  • LINEN BLAZER | REFORMATION | $228 USD | WEARING XS | MADE IN USA
  • ELOISE BAG | The Stowe | $387 CAD | Made in Canada.

2 WEEKS DOWN, 2 TO GO!

ARE YOU TRYING OUT THE #JUNE30X30?

IF SO, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW THAT WE’RE AT THE HALFWAY MARK?

READY TO GET A BIT MORE CREATIVE?

ITCHING TO GET BACK TO YOUR CLOSET?

I’D LOVE TO KNOW!


WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

SEE YOU ON MONDAY WITH LOOKS 16, 17 + 18!


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16 thoughts on “JUNE 30×30 – LOOKS 12-15

  1. Hi Lee!
    I was hoping you could share a little with me about the fit of the Formation linen shorts? I’m trying to figure out what size to get, and I’m curious to get your feedback on the fit in the hips and thighs. I’m a muscular gal, so what fits my waist doesn’t necessarily fit my bum and thighs! HA! 🙂

    1. Hi Tiffany, I have a size S and I have a 26 in waist and 37 in hip. I find the waist is great, snug but the elastic is forgiving. The shorts are quite relaxed through the hip and thigh. Amanda, Formation Design owner/designer, is awesome and I’m sure she could suggest the best size if you send her your measurements. I hope that helps! xo

  2. I love, love, love look 13! Do you know where I might be able to find a similar tunic in a more low-maintenance fabric? I have a hard time justifying wearing silk to photograph weddings all day.

  3. Thank You! So many wonder-filled ideas!
    My wish list — taupe/cream jacket & EF Tunic. Gorgeous. You wear them so well, and with great variety.
    Black mules… feel good on your arches too? Love them. Classy-dressed up-casual.
    And thanks for encouragement re: tote-basket for summer. I will be pulling mine out( I bought an ESCAPE bag this spring…fun!)
    Style Bee— You are a Gem🌹Happy weekend.🌹

    1. Thank you so much Patricia! Those are great pieces to invest in for sure. I’m so glad I was able to add the EF tunic and that Linen Blazer to my closet. They’ve been awesome. The black mules aren’t awesome for my high arches but I have walked a ton in them and have no pain or back issues from them so that’s a good sign. The slight heel helps for sure. Have a great week! Xo

    1. Thanks Krystal! Please join us for the Summer 10×10!! It’s going to be so fun and summer is the best time to try it out. No extra layering needed 🙂 xo

  4. Hi Lee! Love these outfits! Especially anything with Elizabeth Suzann 🙂 Question for you: are you charged a lot of duty when you order Elizabeth Suzann pieces to Canada?

    1. Hi Jessica, Thank you! You know, I’ve been super lucky with my ES orders to date. I think I’ve only been hit once by customs and the fee was under 15% of the declared value. No clue why that would be other than the fact it comes through Canada Post which in my experience gives you a better chance of no fee. Compared to DHL, UPS or FedEx. IMHO though, ES is worth every penny! Xo

  5. Lee, to me, this is your most successful stretch yet! I adore your Tue and Thu outfits! I wish the Tue items came in navy, as black is just too harsh against my skin. This week, I did order my first ES item – can’t wait to experience them for myself! And thank you for giving visibility to all the responsible manufacturers and craftsmen though your work – it has totally changed the way I shop. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Oksana! I so appreciate the kind words and I’m thrilled to hear that this blog has been helpful for you 🙂 That’s very exciting about your first ES order! Can I ask what pieces you chose? No bad options makes it a tough call! Xo

  6. Loving this series, Lee. Can you tell me about the Krissy tee – the neck looks high (and a bit tight) to me on their website (and not on you) – is it comfortable? Do you feel like it comes up too high/or is too tight?

    1. Thanks Kris! I’ve had that question a couple of times before but I don’t find the neck on the Krissy Tee to be tight at all. It’s more of a boat neckline than a scoop but it’s certainly very comfy and bra strap friendly. I think on the website the shirts must have been pulled back a bit so it’s sitting high on the models necks. Hope that helps! Xo

  7. TGIF Lee!
    I finally orders that maslo necklace for Mother’s Day (I think in the smaller size?) and basically wear it 3-4x/ week. The nude so perfectly goes with everything, especially for summer. Maybe for fall/ winter I’ll get one with the black one with blocks on it…
    The temperatures here have fluctuated a lot too from 90 and sunny to today it’s currently 65 and rainy.
    I am loving this challenge. Probably the best one I’ve ever done. The insight has been great.
    Once in a while I start to feel dissatisfied, but for me personally I think sometimes I just miss my NON maternity clothes. I have basically been wearing the same clothes since the start of May – whenever I deliver (due end of august).
    Its given me a lot to think about. How much less clothing that before I thought I needed. Of course in the winter here it’s different because it’s about 6 months of the year, so much longer, and in the cold you need more layers, accessories, coats etc but overall I’m thinking how little I’ll buy this fall/ winter season based off this 4 month for me 30×30.
    Enjoy your weekend. Hope it’s a good one!

    1. Thanks Jodie! So glad you’re enjoying the challenge and learning from it. That’s great! So glad you love your Maslo necklace. Her work is so great and versatile isn’t it? Hope you’re feeling well and staying warm/cool/dry depending on this wacky weather! Haha xo

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