Society Stylist’s “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America

Posted on | July 23, 2010

31 Bloggers, One Little Black Dress….how will they style it??? And how you will you style yours???

Nearly a year ago I embarked on a crazy journey that came to be known as “The Little Black Dress Experiment.” For 31 days I wore the same dress, styling it differently each day; blogging about how I styled it and the pieces I used. The purpose was to illustrate how you can style the accessories you already own in an endless combinations of ways to expand your wardrobe, using the staple pieces in your wardrobe— such as the timeless Little Black Dress— as the canvas for the unique looks you create each day.

Throughout the “experiment” I often was asked if anyone could do what I was doing and people mentioned they’d love to see how other fashionistas would style their LBD. So this year, in honor of the one year anniversary of “The Little Black Dress Experiment” we have reached out to 31 bloggers and style icons across the nation to see how they would style their Little Black Dress. We hope you will join us throughout the month of August as Society Stylist’s “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America and stops in major cities and small towns all across this amazing country to see how these 31 fashionable women will style their Little Black Dress.

Each blogger will be given an Ann Taylor Little Black Dress and will be asked to show us how she would style her LBD for Fall. As summer comes to an end we are all searching, for new looks to wear for the Fall. During next month’s “tour” you will have the opportunity to check out 31 looks from stylish bloggers across America and use these great looks as inspiration for the looks you’ll create this Fall with your own LBD.

Followers of Society Stylist’s “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America are encouraged to be a part of the tour themselves. To participate, followers can photograph themselves with the downloadable “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America Logo Sign in their town, in their own styled little black dress and post it on the blog ( with their styling tips. On September 1 at 12 Noon, a winner will be selected by random drawing from all follower posts. The winner will receive an exciting prize package from the tour sponsors: Ann Taylor, Saddleback Leather, Heely’s, Donni Charm, Spanx, Hard Night Good Morning and MICHELE Watches. More information will be available beginning August 1, 2010.

We hope you will follow along and spread the word to your friends, family and followers to visit our site and the blogger sites during and after the campaign and of course, submit your own Little Black Dress look.


Valerie Elizabeth

I am proud to announce the following 31 Blogs and Bloggers as the amazing women whose looks you will see as Society Stylist’s “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America. Click HERE to get more information the information about the bloggers, where they are from and their websites so you can follow their blogs and add their RSS Feeds.

New York City, New York – Jennifer Wright – The Gloss

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Lilliana Vazquez – Cheap Chicas

West Hollywood, California – Sydne Summer – ThinkThruFashion

Columbia, Missouri – Casey Lewis – Teen Fashionista

Los Angeles, California – Laurie Brucker – The Laurie B Style Files

Plainfield, Vermont – Lesley Scott – Fashiontribes

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Beth Anderson – Chic Galleria Magazine

Dallas, Texas – Haley Schultheis – Nonsense & Sensibility

McClean, Virginia – Laura Lee Williams – Laura Lee Designs

New York City, New York – Karen Klopp – What2WearWhere

Oakland, California – Marie Leggette – The Curvy Fashionista

Las Vegas, Nevada – Laura Coronado – Lollie Shopping

Little Rock, Arkansas – Julie Wax – I Heart Heels

Riverside, California – Kadi Prescott – Kadi Prescott

Raleigh, North Carolina – Erika Marie – Fashion Chalet

Houston, Texas – Jennifer Roosth – Brilliant Style Network

Washington, D.C. – Belle – Capitol Hill Style

Dallas, Texas – Chevis English – Face Doctorette

New Orleans, Louisiana – Juley Le – Swank Heights

Reston, Virginia – Vyqué White – Fasshonaburu

Seattle, Washington – Tiffany Ish – I am Style-ish

Glendale, California – Tiffany Tse – Style Sophisticate

Oakland, California – Erin Hagstrom – Calivintage

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Jenn Zaczek – Chasing Louboutin

Glendale, California – Kelsi Smith – Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Nashville, Tennessee – Lauren Winter – Blooming Leopold

The Woodlands, Texas – Sarah Bray – Chic

Dallas, Texas – LeeAnne Locken – LeeAnne Locken

Atlanta, Georgia – Cath & Lar Lee – Asian Cajuns

And last but not least…. “The Girls of Society Stylist”

Dallas, Texas – Valerie Elizabeth – Society Stylist

Gates Mills, Ohio – Karen Yannacio Morse – Society Stylist

Newport Beach, California – Caroline Claure – Society Stylist

Olathe, Kansas – Lauren Hampton – Society Stylist

New York, New York – Emilee Hefflefinger – Society Stylist

Dallas, Texas – Rachel Frésquez –Society Stylist

DISCLOSURE: Everyone in the “tour” is participating voluntarily and no one— including me— 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 tour sponsors to include in her look or review separately, during the month of August.
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19 Responses to “Society Stylist’s “Little Black Dress Experiment” Tours America”

Kadi Prescott @DigitalKadi
July 23rd, 2010 @ 3:18 PM

Honored and excited to be a part of this project! I love to show other moms of many that motherhood is not the death of looking and feeling good about yourself! xoxo
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July 23rd, 2010 @ 5:35 PM

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AsianCajuns (Lar)
July 24th, 2010 @ 9:20 AM

Cath and I are so excited to be a part of this! We can’t wait to style our LBDs. Thanks so much, Society Stylist!!!!
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July 25th, 2010 @ 8:08 PM

I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.
July 30th, 2010 @ 11:43 AM

What a great idea! Can’t wait to see all the outfits.
August 1st, 2010 @ 9:42 AM

Hi – What a great idea – I can’t wait to see all 31 different takes on the same dress. One thing – it would be FANTASTIC if your list of participants included links to their blogs. Make it much easier for us newbies to find them!

Thanks bunches!
August 1st, 2010 @ 2:06 PM

Click on the blog icon to go directly to their blog.
August 2nd, 2010 @ 1:06 PM

I would like to exchange links with your site
Is this possible?
August 2nd, 2010 @ 3:07 PM

Sounds like fun…looking forward to seeing how everyone styles their LBD’s!
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August 13th, 2010 @ 8:02 AM

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