Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Garmentory Goodness

03.07.16

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Well you folks have done it again! Thanks for all your kind words of encouragement on Friday’s Shopping Responsibly post. You definitely helped to put my mind at ease about my decision to change how I shop and offered up so many great suggestions for designers and boutiques too. It’s hard to accurately put into words how much your support and positivity means but I hope you know that it means a great deal to me. You guys are the best!!

Now, speaking of the best, have you checked out Garmentory yet? If you have awesome, if not, you’re in for a real treat! Garmentory is an online marketplace of all the best indie boutiques and emerging designers from across North America. They’re seriously changing the small shop game! It’s my current go-to spot for all things shopping, closet planning and just general day dreaming. I had my first experience with them when I ordered a Miranda Bennett dress and The Palatines slides for my trip to Costa Rica and it was a breeze. The customer service was awesome (and they didn’t know I was a blogger!), the shipping is free and I snagged $20 off by signing up for the newsletter (which is full of weekly style inspo). Everything arrived super quick and without a hitch. Just how online shopping should be!

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to team up with Garmentory to celebrate the upcoming Spring season and share a couple fabulous pieces from my newest designer crushes, Esby Apparel and Coclico. Plus, since I know you’re going to LOVE shopping with Garmentory I’m giving away a $150 store credit to help you get your spring closet in shape! Scroll down for entry details and more on my latest spring style additions.

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

COCLICO FOOTWEAR

I must confess I’ve been swooning over Coclico’s beautiful shoes for a long time now. They are just the perfect combination of minimalist style, functionality and timeless quality. They mix beautiful materials like supple leathers, cork, wood and suede with refined, understated hardware. All the shoes are made in a family-run factory near Mallorca, Spain from materials sourced throughout Europe. The company’s founder, Sandra Canselier, comes from a long line of French shoe makers. In fact, the name Coclico is derived from the word coquelicot, a type of wildflower that grows in the province of Pays de la Loire, where her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all made shoes.

On the about page of the Coclico website they have a quote that I love, ‘A shoe is a story disguised as an object.’ Isn’t that so true? Shoes have a special role in our lives in that they are literally with us every step of the way. They see our travels, the good and the not-so good weather, the long hauls, the uphill treks and the times when we’re finally able to take them off and put our feet up. They mould, adjust and like us they change and, the good ones, improve with time. To me, investing in high quality shoes that you’re going to wear 100s if not 1000s of times is just good sense. Especially when they’re made sustainably and ethically and designed beautifully too!

Safe to say this pair of wedges will be stomping around with me a lot this spring and summer. I love the extra height they give me (I swear I was meant to be 5’10) without sacrificing my comfort one bit. The braided leather rope that wraps a recycled cork sole adds a beautiful texture and warmth to the light and feminine leather straps. Gotta say, my sandal game feels pretty strong!

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

ESBY APPAREL

Wide-legs, oversized tees, linens, denim, gauzy cottons, high waists, jumpsuits, AH! Now, these are a few of my favourite things. I was thrilled to discover ESBY Apparel through Garmentory earlier this year and immediately fell in love with their Spring collection. Seriously. Want. Everything. But the real show stopper for me was this beautiful French linen, cropped jumpsuit. I’ve had little luck with jumpers in the past but this one just hits all the right places. I love the high-neck front and deep-v back (although it’s reversible!) and the drawstring waist hits at just the right spot to be slimming without being fussy. My favourite part about this piece is the wide, cropped legs, a style I might have previously avoided but actually find to be very flattering. The super soft linen feels like a dream to wear too. I absolutely cannot wait to wear this out to spring dinners and bike rides along the river.

Ok, ok, enough gushing over this jumpsuit. Time to talk about why Esby apparel is a great option for shopping responsibly. There are a ton of good reasons but I’ll just stick to three. 1. All their clothing is designed in Austin and made in the USA. 2. Each collection is extremely well thought through and typically takes 12 months before anything hits the shop. This means the fits are perfected and the fabrics are tried and tested. 3. Esby employ’s the menswear mentality to designing women’s clothes, which means pieces are made to last and meant to be bought once and worn again and again. All great reasons that support an already beautiful collection of functional, elegant and timeless clothes.

I seriously implore you to check out the Spring collection as I personally have a few items on my wish list. These denim culottes and this white kimono top are a match made in sartorial heaven as far as I’m concerned. Think breezy board walk strolls, patio brunches and just general warm weather bliss!

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness

$150 GARMENTORY GIFT CERTIFICATE

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Check out Garmentory’s Spring selection and leave a comment below with your favourite item and how you’d style it!
  2. Visit my Instagram and follow the simple steps for an extra entry. Live at 12 pm EST.
  3. Open to everyone!
  4. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday March 11th.
  5. GOOD LUCK!

If you can’t wait to win, be sure to sign-up for $20 off your first order.

Style Bee - Garmentory Goodness


Jumpsuit Esby Apparel via Garmentory | Shoes Coclico available soon via Garmentory (LOVE these mules) | Bag Primecut (Free Shipping with FREE100)| Cuff s/o Young Frankk (love this one) | Necklace Morning Ritual via Etsy


Thanks so much to Garmentory for partnering on this post! As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Style Bee. 

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  1. […] accents.  I like the Claire Green necklace in this post ($175), the Morning Ritual necklace in this post ($56), and the BIKO necklace in this post ($148): I especially enjoy that you can wear the BIKO […]

  2. Kevi Zupancic says:

    Oh gosh, one of everything please! It’s all so gorgeous but I’ve had my eye on that esby jumpsuit in sienna – especially because it looks like I might be able to breastfeed in it (worn the other way).

  3. Emily says:

    Lauren Manoogian Crewneck Pullover with my favorite jeans, brown boots and hat. <3
    thank you!

  4. Marina says:

    I would wear the Crane V Neck Jumper to a friend’s wedding that I have coming up this summer. With red shade shoes (he he) and some bold earrings. I love jumpsuits for occasions.

  5. Angela says:

    I love the Lauren Winter wraparound tank in red and would wear it with high waisted maxi skirts!

  6. Isabel says:

    I love the seaworthy amante earrings!

  7. rosee says:

    Thank you for telling us about Garmentory. I have my eye on a few things. I really like the Michael Farrell stripe skirt. It is very reasonably priced. And I was looking for a navy dress but the ones that caught my eye are all sold out. Maybe they will be replenished or something similar will come again soon. Liking that they sell Coclico footwear too.

    • rosee says:

      And thanks for letting us know about the $20 promo — ordered the Michael Farrell stripe skirt. 🙂

  8. So many stellar choices, it’s hard to pick just one. I do LOVE the Esby jumpsuit you are wearing in the photos. Seems like such an easy piece to wear. Love their Ava cropped pants as well!

  9. Lishan says:

    I second the Kordal Knitwear alpaca dress. Beautiful and difficult to accessorize: I’d style it just as is, or with black leggings maybe.

  10. Alyson says:

    gosh, one of everything?! I’ve especially had my eye on the Black Crane Cocoon dresses!

  11. Heather E. says:

    I’m loving the Esby Ava Cropped Pant in sienna! I would wear these with a white or flax Elizabeth Suzann Georgia tee — raw silk or linen — and a pair of sandal clogs. Hooray for spring!!

  12. Nicola says:

    I’m loving all of the esby items! I especially love the tee dress, kimono top, and the cropped pants. It’s all perfect for spring styled with some fun jewelry, or in the summer over a bathing suit at the beach.

  13. Shannon Y. says:

    The Ace and Jig Andie dress! It’s gorgeous but so are SO MANY of their items!

  14. Amy Epperson says:

    Definitely this Esby Jumper! It’s all too perfect.

  15. Ave says:

    Ooo, I love Garmentory. I would choose the Alexa Stark Full Skirt Tank Dress in white denim. Paired with a minimal delicate gold Alynne Lavigne necklace, black flat sandals and a canvas tote. OR with charcoal high top sneakers and one of my partner’s baseball caps.
    P.S. Also wanted to say I am really enjoying your blog, I haven’t followed a blog for a long time but I really love reading your updates and hearing your thoughts on style and growing up / figuring everything out! It’s helping me do the same!

  16. Kaja says:

    Your last few posts on shopping responsibly and ethically were right up my alley! Great timing! For the giveaway: I love the COCLICO ANEME WEDGES too! I’d pair them with a white turtleneck (just got one I’d been eyeing for months from Cuyana!) tucked into high-waisted skinny jeans for a warm, tonal silhouette for spring. Thanks Lee 🙂

  17. Katy says:

    I love the Miranda Bennett Vision Dress in white cotton gauze. I’d style it with a simple pair of brown sandals that match the belt and a clutch. This dress doesn’t need much accessorizing- it’s is detailed enough to be the main focus of the outfit, in my opinion. 🙂

  18. MaryJane says:

    It’s so hard to choose! But I’ll manage somehow. 😉 I’d wear the Miranda Bennett Everyday top over my favorite black midi dress. For whatever reason, a relaxed tee over a dress looks and feels better on me than a skirt would in its place. In cooler weather I’d pair them with a long-sleeved silk tee and ankle boots; in summer sandals and a Helen Kaminski straw hat. Easy!

    I’m so happy to have stumbled across your blog, thanks to the Weekly Reading roundup on the Colette sewing blog. Your dedication to thoughtful fashion is something I’m aspiring to myself. I look forward to reading through your blog and getting inspired! Thank you!

  19. Marilynn says:

    I love the mule wedges by Coclico!!!

  20. Meghan B says:

    LOVE Ace & Jig’s play suit in Hawthorn. I would wear it with my trusty diamond solitaire necklace, black clogs and call it a day. A very fashionable day at that! 🙂

  21. Phoebe says:

    I’m loving the esby Tallulah Tee Dress! (http://www.garmentory.com/sale/3534-esby/dresses-day/63523-tallulah-tee-dress-almost-black) I would wear it with brown leather sandals and dainty gold rings.

    Thank you for the opportunity! xx

  22. Angie Hill says:

    I’m loving the
    ESBY TALLULAH TEE DRESS – NAVY STRIPE
    It’s a gorgeous dress you could pair with casual sandals or tennis shoes or dress up with a simple sandal heel or a heeled mule.

  23. Wendy says:

    I would have a really hard time choosing just one thing to order 🙂 I Love the No. 6 Frida mid wedge sandals in steel leather, which are super cute and springy, but still great for toddler chasing. The Una Greta dress in Forest is such a lovely color, and has pockets (for cars!) I would definitely order some saltwater sandals to match my little boy too. The Kolette dress from Des Petits Hauts would be great this summer around town with the Akis daphne sandle. Of note, I originally typed “Asskis”…

  24. Ali says:

    Love the FRAME denim shirt… especially paired with black skinnies, flat strappy sandals and black sunglasses. Thanks for the chance.

  25. ona says:

    My favorite item is definitely the Kordar’s alpaca dress (https://www.garmentory.com/sale/kordal/dresses/64291-kordal-alpaca-dress) which wouldn’t need much accessorizing at all, a pair of black booties and my hair up in a bun to show of the high collar!

  26. Sarah F says:

    Wow thanks for introducing me to Coclico! I love their aneme wedges :). I also love the new direction your blog is taking. Go conscious consumerism.

  27. Jessica Miller says:

    Dear Lee, as always thank you for sharing your vision. <3 I am loving that Miranda Bennet everyday dress in cotton gauze!!! So gorgeous and light looking. I absolutely adore that rust dress on you, so it's making me "Bennett biased" 😉 All the best!

  28. Abbi Johnson says:

    Love the Lauren Manoogian Trapezoid dress and it would be perfect paired with those NO. 6 front seem platforms in black!

    I’ve said it before but I just love love your blog! I resinate with your style more than any other blogger I follow! Love this jumper on you :)!!

  29. Ashley says:

    I love the Callahan Cableknit Maxi 🙂 only one left though!

  30. Dacy says:

    Recently discovered your blog and have been reading the archives non-stop – love it! I’m pretty much obsessed with anything Miranda Bennett…

    • Dacy, thank so much, that’s great to hear! So glad you found my blog and are liking it. I can totally relate to your Miranda Bennett obsession 😉 xo

  31. Kelly says:

    I’ve had my eye on that Ebsy jumpsuit you’re wearing for a while now! So perfect for summer in linen. I’m so happy to have discovered Garmentory, what a great giveaway!

  32. One of my favorites is the Uzi NYC V-Dress. I would wear it with nude heel mules and a straw summer hat. I now might have to get this outfit! Thank you for sharing Garmentory with us! I can see this online collection becoming on of my go-tos for new pieces 🙂

    xo
    Allison

  33. Brianna Mintz says:

    I would definitely go for the esby ava cropped pant in almost black. I have been eying these for a while and would love to sport them this spring and summer. I have never liked wearing shorts so I welcome the wide leg crop trend as a cool alternative.

  34. Rebecca says:

    I love the ACE & JIG LIGHTHOUSE TOP — would look perfect with light denim and espadrilles. Thanks for introducing me to this website!

  35. Thuy Thuong Huynh says:

    I love the Maryam Nassir Zadeh Susan Slingback in Tangerine Color. I would wear them with my Madewell perfect summer jeans with a white t-shirt tucked in. As a college student, I could only dream of these since I can’t afford them.
    Crossing my fingers that I would win this giveaway! ????

  36. Hannah says:

    Oh, i love the rachel comey wayward pants! I would style them with this adorable 100% linen crop top I recently found at my favorite thrift store!!

  37. Raegan says:

    The Horses Atelier Empire Waist Dress looks PERFECT for my spring trip to Napa coming up! I see it styled with springy espadrilles, a floppy hat, and a glass of wine, of course 🙂

  38. Amy says:

    Love this silk dress by Miranda Bennett, it’s totally cool and casual, but still simple and sophisticated enough to be dressed up: http://www.garmentory.com/sale/miranda-bennett/dresses/64303-in-stock-muse-dress-silk-noil-in-coal

    Very intrigued by this idea of “slow fashion” and really loving and appreciating the clothes we chose to spend time and money on. Thanks for introducing me to Garmentory!

  39. Vanessa K says:

    I love the cosette chelsea dress!

    I’ve been a fan of garmentory for quite a few years now– their selection has expanded quite a bit over the past 3 years.

  40. Monica B says:

    I’d pair the Sita Murt Woven Striped tanks with high waisted skinny black jeans and strappy sandals for an east date night look. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. kiki says:

    I’m loving the jumpsuit too — particularly in the navy color! My best friend is getting married this summer and it’d be the perfect thing for her rehearsal dinner with some cute clogs and delicate jewelry. Thanks for the giveaway and continued great inspiration!

  42. Tess says:

    I love that jumper and I have been looking for a black jumpsuit to wear to my best friends wedding this summer in NYC. I would probably pair it with a gold statement necklace and black heels. Love it.

  43. Olivia says:

    Oh man that ESBY jumpsuit is my summer dream!

  44. Alexis says:

    The Lauren Winter wraparound tank in white is beautiful. I’d pair it with high waisted denim from Imogen & Willie. Lee, I think you’d love Imogen &Willie – they are based out of Nashville and make the most incredible denim and the customer service is wonderful. The Elizabeth high waisted is my favorite.

    Thanks for all the inspiration Lee!

  45. I wear (almost) exclusively natural fibres, and Esby’s Ava cotton twill cropped pants in Sienna are pulling at my heartstrings. that rich, coppery brown is a staple for me—it pairs perfectly with white and a pair of sliders for a casual hot summer day, and with black for something a little more classic and sophisticated, but also with a range of natural hues like a muted blush… ahh, you have me dreaming of warm weather! also, the Fortress of Inca Paloma d’orsay flats and the Vayarta leather slip-ons are both stunning, and are exactly what I need to incorporate into my spring and summer footwear this year.

    thanks for such a lovely giveaway and, as always, for your thoughtful and inspiring style insights!

  46. Tanya G says:

    Thanks for more drool-inducing browsing. I have been looking for a Tee dress and the ESBY TALLULAH TEE DRESS in navy stripe would look sharp with Birkenstocks in the summer. Just add a straw hat and picnic basket.

  47. Stacy says:

    These fortress of inca shoes with anything! Wear to work with slim pants + a silk top, or on the weekend with jeans and a tee!
    https://www.garmentory.com/sale/fortress-of-inca/shoes/64840-paloma

  48. Gabi says:

    You look lovely! That jumpsuit is a favorite of mine too and at the top of my wishlist. I also can’t get enough of the Esby Ava cropped pants and Samsoe Samsoe black shirt dress. Somehow my closet is without a black oversized dress right now and I’m determined to fix that. I’d wear it with my beloved bone colored Rachel Comey clogs, the perfect easy outfit for spring/summer.

  49. Mythri Viswanathan says:

    love the FORTRESS OF INCA PALOMA flats as a spring transition shoe with a pair of white culottes!

    Such a beautifully curated shop!

  50. You look beautiful as always! Esby and Coclico are both favourites of mine as well! Love this.
    I love it all – especially the Esby Ava cropped pant, Apiece Apart Lippard dress!

    xo
    Gillian

  51. Shelly Peleg says:

    Hi Lee,
    I just wanted to join all fellow readers and commenters and say it is so great to read and see your transformation. It makes me want to do the same (I started my baby steps in this journey), so thank you so much for sharing these brands as well, they are so great.
    Reading the last sentence in your post – “Thanks for supporting the brands that support Style Bee” really hit a nerve within me – It makes it so real to think that we can create a community that supports each other and supplies each others needs.
    If I do so by buying local produce from my farmer, then why not from the one who makes my cloths, right?
    So I feel deep warmth in that sense, because it makes me feel as though it can make a difference, together.
    (sorry for being so mushy :))
    Shelly

    • Shelly, you are so sweet! Thanks for such a thoughtful comment, it really means a lot. I’m so glad you see it that way, because I do too! I just love the idea that we can create a positive little (but growing) community that supports each other. Here’s to that! xo

  52. Emma says:

    I love the URSA MINOR WEN DRESS IVORY! It’s absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you for such a lovely post and giveaway!