Style Bee - A Night Out With IMBY

Closet Heroes With IMBY

05.16.16

Style Bee - A Night Out With IMBY

It always seems as May gets going the summer calendar starts to fill in with weddings, parties, BBQs, concerts, trips and just about every festivity under the sun. It’s great to have so much to look forward to but it never fails that I find myself wondering what I’m going to wear. It’s so nice to have a fail safe option that you know you’ll feel great and look fabulous in. Que the Summer closet hero known to many as the Black Jumpsuit!

This one in particular happens to be a thing of genius. While I don’t usually go for anything ‘convertible’ this pantsuit is an exception. The pants are fixed in shape but the top is made of two long strips of jersey that can be configured in several ways (over 15 actually). I love it criss-crossed into a v-neck with capped sleeves for a sophisticated look but it’s great as a halter top or a one-shoulder look for a more summery vibe. It’s the perfect piece for a lean closet because it can be styled for so many occasions and still feel like a totally unique outfit. Oh and can I just say, tan lines, you’ve met your match!

I love it accessorized with a bit of gold, a statement black bag and bold lip for a formal event just as much as with a top knot and chucks for a backyard BBQ. It’s also the most flattering item in my closet right now. The way the belt works it’s waist defining magic with the slinky fluid fabric just makes me feel like a million bucks (even though it’s a steal at $130)!

All of which, brings me to today’s post partner, IMBY, a small online boutique specializing in a highly curated collection of closet staples that are made responsibly in the USA. More about this great little shop and a chance to win $100 below!  

Style Bee - A Night Out With IMBY

I first connected with Sara Weinreb, the owner and founder of IMBY, through Instagram and was struck by her bright and engaging energy. We chatted a bit about our personal values towards shopping ethically and maintaining a lean wardrobe so when the opportunity came to collaborate it was a natural fit. I’m always curious about how people name their businesses and asked Sara what IMBY stands for. She told me it represents, ‘In My Backyard’ as everything in her shop is made in the USA. Here I was thinking it was just a fun word to say 🙂

Right from the name through to every item that makes it into the shop Sara is dedicated to providing conscious shoppers with mindfully made clothing, designed and produced right in their own backyard. IMBY features versatile, highly curated pieces for a capsule or lean wardrobe that you can mix, match and love for seasons and years to come. While each piece is chosen for it’s design and quality, the entire store is filled will highly reasonable items to ensure that you don’t lose an arm and a leg trying to shop small and responsibly. So if you haven’t already, be sure to check out IMBY!

IMBY is generously offering an exclusive Style Bee discount and a chance to win $100 gift card, see below for details.

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USE CODE ‘STYLEBEE20’ FOR 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER FROM NOW THROUGH MAY 22ND.

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Style Bee - A Night Out With IMBY


WIN $100 TO SHOP IMBY

IMBY is giving 1 lucky Style Bee reader $100 credit to shop their collection! It’s a great opportunity to pick up a couple of unique but timeless closet staples.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Visit the IMBY shop and leave a comment below with your favourite piece.
  2. For a second chance to enter see the latest post on my Instagram (at 12 pm EST)
  3. Contest open to everyone.
  4. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday May 20th.
  5. GOOD LUCK!

Style Bee - A Night Out With IMBY
USE CODE ‘STYLEBEE20’ FOR 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER FROM NOW THROUGH MAY 22ND.

Convertible Pantsuit c/o IMBY ($130) | Opelle x Style Bee Bag (also available in Rocher) ($240) | Sandals old from Zara (very similar option made in Italy for $75) | Cuff c/o Young Frankk ($104) | Necklace c/o Claire Green 


Thanks to IMBY for partnering on this post! As always all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading and supporting the brands that help support Style Bee. 

Leave me a comment here!

  1. Sarah says:

    Did you announce who won by any chance?

  2. Gabby says:

    I love the Terra necklace! Simple, classic but still edgy

  3. Stacy says:

    I really love the plum cardigan

  4. My favorite is also the convertible pantsuit. I’ve had my eye on it since writing about IMBY on my site, the peahen.com. Glad I discovered your blog today!

    Cheers,
    Kasi

  5. Kris says:

    I love the jumpsuit in both black and olive

  6. Gwen says:

    I love the black pant suit!! I have been looking to replace one that I consigned after it no longer fit. Crossing my fingers I win!

  7. Rachel says:

    That pantsuit is AMAZING!!! For me it’s a toss up between the pantsuit and the tie-die summer maxi. Thank you!

  8. Bobbiejean Garcia says:

    Bridget dress in marine/blue!

  9. Michelle Z says:

    My favorite’s gotta be the Marine Stripe Brigette Dress… or the (sadly sold out) Stripe Pocket Tee. This girl loves stripes!

  10. Sarah says:

    Love this! I’ve been eyeing the black circle top for a while!

  11. Yalanda says:

    LOVE the convertible pantsuit!!!

  12. Nicole says:

    The convertible jumpsuit is definitely my favorite. But the Angela top is a close second; I have a sweet spot for ballerina inspired pieces!

  13. Brittany M says:

    I wonder if the oatmeal bat wing top will come back, because I really like it. But the Black On Point dress also looks great. I like how convertible the pantsuit is but I’ve never been a pantsuit person.

  14. Kaja says:

    I’d get the convertible pantsuit too! I’ve been keeping an eye out for a flattering jumpsuit and never would have considered something convertible but you’re so right about the versatility being useful in a lean closet. Plus this one from IMBY looks so great the way you have it and strapless and with one shoulder. Thanks for the recommendation Lee!

  15. Tammy N. says:

    This is a gorgeous jumpsuit! I personally adore the Chalk Soleil Cardigan – I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect summer cardigan and I think it would be a great addition for those more breezy summer nights.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  16. Chelci says:

    I really love that jumpsuit. But the chalk Soleil cardigan would be perfect for the summer when the nights get cool and to protect my sun sensitive skin during the day.

  17. Margaret McNeal says:

    Def that jumpsuit. Loving the open back option and how it would look with simple, small gold drop earrings, a drop necklace, or a simple cuff.

    Thanks for promoting sustainable, slow fashion!

  18. Sarah F says:

    The Black On Point dress is gorgeous and would be such a good addition to a lean closet. Thanks for hosting another giveaway!

  19. Alexis says:

    I would definitely choose the convertible pantsuit. I can’t think of anywhere I couldn’t wear it to, so versatile! Th ask for the giveaway and introducing me to great new-to-me makers!

  20. Katie says:

    I adore the organic Denim A-line Dress! It could be that go-to piece for almost every season– with sandals in the summer and layered with a turtleneck in the fall moths. It’s so versatile!

  21. Patty says:

    I love both the pantsuit and the wrapped cardigan. ….thanks so much for this awesome giveaway. …

  22. Kim in VT says:

    What an inspiring little company. The pantsuit is gorgeous but my vote would be for the Marine Brigitte Dress as it looks like something easy to throw on throughout the summer – cute, cool, and casual/dressy-can go both ways. Thanks!

  23. Nicola says:

    I’ve been lusting over this pantsuit for a little while so I would absolutely pick it as well. There are so many styling options!!

  24. Monica says:

    Lee – love the intro to something new, as always!!
    My vote is for the pantsuit.
    Wondering – are you wearing the small/medium? There doesn’t’ seem to be a size guide. I normally wear a 6 or 8, and small or med in tops.
    Thanks!

    • Hi Monica! Lee is wearing the S/M. I would go with the sizing on the bottom because the top straps are totally adjustable. Seems like you are in between a S/M and a M/L (Medium is sizes 6-8). I might recommend sizing up!

  25. Jenny says:

    I love the convertible pantsuit, but I think that I need the wrapped cardigan in plum. It has pockets!

  26. Katy Peterson says:

    I’d love to add this Convertible Pantsuit to my wardrobe!

  27. Kimberly says:

    Love the Angela top.

  28. Erica says:

    I’m loving the chalk soleil cardigan, plus that incredible pantsuit!

    What’s IMBY’s international shipping policy? Canada is truly not that far away!

  29. Jennifer L says:

    I love all of the stretch blazers! I never wear blazers because they tend to constrict my shoulders, but I could see myself wearing these!

  30. kiki says:

    I love the circle shirt!

  31. Gwen VK says:

    Favourite is the black on point dress

  32. Kayla says:

    The black on point dress is my favourite!

  33. Morgane says:

    Would have to say the amazing jumpsuit as well!!Thanks so much 🙂

  34. Stephanie L. says:

    that pantsuit is a totally life-changer! I wear mine to work, weddings, and even just date night 🙂 I would love to get my hands on one of those black organic circle shirts by Miakoda

  35. Andrea H says:

    I love the visual image of the pantsuit with chucks and a top knot, so perfect for casual summer! Beautiful styling for a great piece on IMBY, love this post!

    And I’m cracking up because I think we must be on the same wavelength with our writing today ????????????.

    Have a great Monday!

  36. Jenna L. says:

    I love seeing pantsuits on other people, but I’m not sure I can pull it off! Stripes will forever be my favorite, so I would love the Stripe Tee Dress! <3

  37. Shannon Y. says:

    I love the A-line denim dress! SO cute.

  38. Salley Thompson says:

    I’m pretty sure that convertible pantsuit is darn near perfect. I also really like the Marine Stripe Brigette Dress – such a classic look!

  39. Amy S says:

    Hi Lee! After perusing the shop, I think the convertible pantsuit would be my pick too! Second favorite is the stripe pocket tank, partially because of the tank itself but also because it’s knitted in Colorado (my home state). Thanks for introducing us to IMBY!

  40. Katrina says:

    Lee,
    The convertible pantsuit it amazing!!! You styled it incredibly. I would wear it with pretty gold jewelry like you did for a wedding, or with pointy flats and a blazer for work. I love the short sleeve style like you wear it. I’ve wanted to try a jumpsuit for a while, but I’ve never seen I’ve that looks just right until now. Thanks so much for continually introducing us readers to these great, small, eco brands!!