August 3, 2010

ttF Faves: Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America

When I began the ttF Fashion Staples Series back in January, one of my many inspirations was the Society Stylist’s Little Black Dress experiment. August marks the one year anniversary of the month-long LBD journey so blogger Valerie Elizabeth decided to take the concept around the country. I was one of 31 bloggers asked to participate in the Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America.

Since I was the third blogger to post, I only had one day to figure out how to style my Ann Taylor dress. I spent over an hour in my closet on Friday night and came up with six different options. I couldn’t decide how I wanted to portray my style: 1) Girlie 2) Glam 3) Flirty 4) Professional 5) Sexy or 6) Casual. That’s the beauty of Twitter. I let my followers decide!

After TwitPic-ing the six options, number 2 came out the winner. It was one of my faves, too. I felt it represented my city since it was inspired by the leggy looks of one of Hollywood’s A-listers, Cameron Diaz.

I wanted to keep it sophisticated so I stuck to minimal accessories, which each made a bold statement: a decadent pair of Manolo Blahnik gold heels (brocade is very in for fall), a glam lia sophia cuff and a sparkling LOFT belt, which is actually a necklace!

My friend Kristian Damboulev is an awesome photographer. He took me up in the hills with Jamie Stone, who helped me pin the dress (there was no time to take it to a tailor to shorten). I love the contrast of the gold with the dirt and the whole city in the background without a cloud in the sky. It’s very Hollywood.

Click here to see how the other 30 bloggers styled their dresses!

***The dress featured was provided by Ann Taylor. And a big thank you to the rest of the sponsors of the Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America: Michele Watches, Saddleback Leather, Heely’s, Spanx, Donni Charm and Hard Night Good Morning.


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