Day 27: Little Black Dress Experiment Tours to Burlington, Vermont

Posted on | August 27, 2010

Lesley Scott-
PHOTO LOCATION: Burlington, Vermont

Hailing from Vermont (sometimes…when the weather’s nice), NYC (more often), and on a trip somewhere fun like Paris or London (as much as possible), I’m Lesley Scott, the Editor in Chief of

Let me count the ways I love this Ann Taylor LBD: #1…the pockets. I love-love-love a chic frock with pockets. And fabric is virtually seasonless, making it the perfect multi-tasker for my favorite pastime: travel. The cut and length are both classic & flattering, so just by changing your accessories and layers, it’s super-easy to dress up or down.

I’ve always loved the crispness of black & white – it always makes me think of Jackie O at her most iconic & stylish – but to keep things modern with this look, I added some fun pops of bright color with the watch and graffiti clutch. While this is well-suited for meetings, interviews, market appointments, Fashion Week events, and other fashion-related biz, a day-to-evening option would be to change into a pair of elegant black pumps, add some eyecatching bling and a fabulous Hermes scarf, and top it all off with stylish vintage cape or opera coat. And for more casual fall days, I plan to wear this LBD with cute flats, nubby tights, a snug denim jacket (with maybe a smattering of fun 80s pins), and a cheery print scarf looped around my neck.


DRESS: Ann Taylor (gifted)
JACKET: Banana Republic (vintage)
BELT: Vintage (eBay)
SHOES: Payless
WATCH: Tahitian Jelly Bean by Michele (gifted)
CLUTCH: Patricia Field for HSN
NECKLACE: Slane & Slane
MAKEUP: The Perfect Eye Wand by Ramy & Dior Addict Lipcolor

BLOGGER BIO: Fashion & lifestyle expert Lesley Scott grew up in Hong Kong and later enjoyed traveling the globe with her best buddy & travel partner, mom, to myriad fun destinations including Easter Island, the Inca Trail, Kazakhstan, Romania, Nepal, the Baltics, Tanzania, Patagonia, Tasmania, Indonesia & Burma. In NYC, she finally put down roots (sort of) to attend Parsons School of Design and spread her fashion wings, first as a fashion stylist on editorial shoots, and then as a writer and journalist for international magazines including Marie Claire in Asia, Jessica, 25 Ans, GQ Taiwan, Elle Girl Korea; almost 6 years ago, she founded Always on the cutting edge of new media, Lesley was one of the first style bloggers to live-podcast New York Fashion Week and to cover the runway shows as an accredited member of the online press. An influential and respected member of the lifestyle blogging community, she became a Blogger Brand Ambassador for the new Marc Jacobs Bang fragrance, and she has appeared in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily & USA Today.  Her new book, a fun cultural history of luscious lingerie entitled “Lingerie: A Modern Guide” will be out this Fall through Quarto Press.

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