Day 31: Little Black Dress Experiment™ Tours to New York, New York

Posted on | August 31, 2010

Karen Klopp- WhatToWearWhere
New York, New York- The Metropolitan Museum

I am Karen Klopp, founder of, a digital boutique and blog, updated daily, that helps today’s busy women dress for all of life’s events, sports and travel.  The site is an aggregator of all the best online women’s fashion sites.   My inspiration comes from the chicly-dressed “American Women” on the  streets of New York, the style capital of the world.  Nowhere is fashion more evidenced than outside the iconic Metropolitan Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  This is crossroads of so many influential fashion styles.  There are the “ladies who lunch”, dashing into the Met for Committee Meetings, professionals from all corners of the art world coming and going, the “Gossip Girls”  running late to their nearby schools, travellers from all over the globe,  and street performers entertaining the lively the crowds who make the “steps at the Met” such a destination.

This Ann Taylor LBD is fantastic transitional dress that can take you from the heat of Indian Summer,  yet  still look substantial in the cool of late fall and winter.  We had a ball shopping at AT for the perfect accessories – a leopard cardigan and a sleek black belt that created this of-the-moment, belted cardigan look that can literal go anywhere in the city.   The necklace is one of Ann Taylors belts looped over my head but the shoes are the piece de resistance – 4” platform pumps in a gorgeous new shade of grey, made textually more interesting with the mix of reptile skin and patent leather.  Also like the handsome black and brass Michele watch, paired with a Alexis Bittar cuff and Barry Kieselstein Cord alligator earrings. The look is only complete with my black oversized Ann Taylor sunglasses, no New Yorker would be caught dead without some fabulous shades.   You never know who is watching!

BLOGGER BIO: Karen Klopp founded to help today’s busy women dress for everyday events, the workplace, sports and travel. “We take the guesswork out of dressing, the legwork out of shopping and the panic out of packing!” With a background as a writer, documentary film producer, life-long conservationist, traveler, board member for various organizations, chair person of countless events, and wife and mother of three, Karen has a broad background in dressing for all of life’s events. Her inspiration is drawn from the energy of New York City, the fashion capital of the world, and from the pulsating life on the street there.

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