Aug 13, 2010

Lookbook: The Little Black Dress Experiment

I previously mentioned that I was one of the 31 bloggers participating in The Society Stylist's "Little Black Dress Experiment" and here is my look!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Gift from Ann Taylor
Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Bianca"

LBD-IASI-WEB
My husband edited and put together this collage that's why it's a million times better than my usual lookbook posts!
Ann Taylor sent over this dress for all the LBD bloggers and when I first got it I have to admit that I wasn't exactly excited over it.  The fit was a little bit off and unflattering for my shape.  I made a few adjustments, unbuttoned the buttons, pulled the collar down and hemmed the dress up a few inches.  The tweed jacket was a good complement to the dress as I was going for a classy and modern look.  I just love the stud details on the jacket.  I don't shop at H&M often but I think this jacket is my best find there!  If you can't tell, this was a bit Seattle themed with the Space Needle in the background and all the Seattle signage.  The gray cloudy day really added to the authenticity of it!   August usually isn't this gray, I promise, we usually have such beautiful sunny summers.  Not sure what's going on here but I don't like it!

I have loved the Diana ring from Wendy Brandes forever and when she had a sale I decided that I had to have it.  It's perfect and beautiful and a lovely every day piece.  BTW, she's having her last sale of the summer soon, check out her blog for the details.

Make sure to stop by the Society Stylist to see the rest of the bloggers and how they styled their LBD!

Shop the Lookbook:
Ann Taylor Stretch Cotton Shirred Shirtdress
Ann Taylor has also provided a special coupon code for The Little Black Dress Experiment!  Click here to save 20% on all purchases of $100 or more.

 Tweed jackets are so great for the fall.  I'm thinking I need this one too.

Christian Louboutin Bianca Back Zip Pump
OMG, I just saw these zip back pumps.  SEXAAY!


Wendy Brandes Diana Ring
 If you don't already read WendyB's blog, you gotta.  She's hilarious and I learn something new every time I read her posts!

DISCLOSURE: All bloggers involved in the LBDE are participating voluntarily and no one is being financially compensated for their involvement. I will note however that each blogger is being provided the Ann Taylor dress to style for her look as well as a number of gifts from the sponsors to include in her look or review separately, during the month of August.  As with the rest of my posts, any items I receive for free in any look is noted as "gift from..."  This in no way affects my review or opinions stated on my blog.

21 comments:

  1. i was waiting for u to post this and i think u did a fantastic job stylin it up! super cute!

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  2. I love the way you styled your LBD. It's very "you".

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  3. Oh, loving the ring on you! So happy!

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  4. You look fab! And you're right, that ring is marvy!
    But I am intrigued by the zippers you mentioned on the pumps... I am sad there is no back view of the heels.
    Regardless, you did a great job! And way to go on the tailoring! You really made the dress work for you, not the other way around.
    Love, P

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  5. Love the pumps, so gorgeous! Your legs look incredible (sorry to be a creeper), I love the outfit on you.

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  6. like you said, very classy and modern. i love that tweed is coming back!

    http://heyhilarywrites.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Tiff, I love how you're so honest with what you get as gifts and you stay unbiased on the reviews. =)

    You totally pulled the look together wonderfully!!! I have the same H&M jacket but haven't worn it yet. You gave me a great idea on how to wear it. Thanks!

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  8. I love that you can never go wrong with a black dress!

    <3,
    natasha @ twenty-something blog
    http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

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  9. Lucky you for receiving a free dress! You styled it perfectly as usual, and the hubby did a very cool job with this collage! I think my fav part of this outfit though, is that WendyB ring.

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  10. Love the jacket! I think the dress would've looked better if you had folded the neck area into a "collar" and then ironed over it to make a "v" shape.

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  11. i love it all! especially those shoes!

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  12. Just classy and classic! Love it! You always look stunning!

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  13. I like that you were honest about your review of the fit on the dress. The modifications you made to it really worked because you look gorgeous :)

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  14. Ditto to what some others have said - it was really nice reading what modifications you made. The dress really works on you now, and that jacket is a great find!

    Love that Wendy Brandes ring. I am seriously coveting her swear rings right now!

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  15. I looked at a few other blogger's version of the LBD experiment and I thought yours was the cutest! I love your chic and put together style.

    -Larinna
    Iheartspandex.com

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