The New Velvet Dress

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean I’m putting away my velvet pieces. In fact, I keep adding them to my closet! Like this velvet dress!

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THE LOOK | white bell sleeve top (similar),  black velvet dress, strappy heels, black bag c/o (similar), celine sunglasses, red lip

It’s very obvious that velvet is a big trend this season. Like it’s everywhere. Shoes, bags, coats – you get the picture. When the trend first starting becoming a “thing”, all I could think about was how my mom dressed me in the 90s! In a way, I’m secretly happy velvet is a thing again.

When I bought the dress I wore in this post, it just reaffirmed that I did love all of the velvet that was happening. So I bought more. This velvet dress was one of the first things I purchased. Then I bought this bow clutch (which will be on the blog soon!). This look was so easy to put together and I love how simple it turned out to be in the end! This is the perfect wear-to-work look in my opinion! It’s fashionable, yet great for those work environments that you need to dress properly. And definitely something I’ll be wearing more often.

On a little more personal note…

I’m trying to get back to the gym this week. I joined Equinox in November, and haven’t been using my membership to its fullest potential. Now that it’s the new year, I definitely want to change that. Last night, I went to one of my favorite classes, Whipped!, and I’m planning on going at least 4 more times this week! To be honest, I used to be a SoulCycle addict, but I got way too lazy over the last couple of months and I felt like an Equinox membership (although more expensive) would be more beneficial. I love all of the classes they offer that will help target different parts of my body.

So I’ll definitely keep you updated on my progress – if that’s something you’re interested in. I know I’m not alone in the fitness journey…especially at the beginning of a new year! Maybe I’ll add a little fitness section in my Pop! Fizz! Chat! series? Let me know your thoughts!


 photos by allie provost

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  1. 1.10.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Loving this classic look on you, lady! Happy Tuesday!

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you so much, Jenn!

  2. 1.10.17
    cDs said:

    I got a similar dress from the limited with their close-out sale (in 2 colors) I’ll have to try layering it like that!
    x0x0 Caroline

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      You should! It’s an easy look!

  3. 1.10.17
    nataliejharms said:

    Love the shoes, and always obsessed with velvet!


    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Natalie! Xx

  4. 1.10.17

    Im so velvet obsessed and this dress is amazing! I am an avid Soul Cycle member but I have to switch up the workouts so I dont get bored… Get it girl 🙂

    Brittany ????

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Ah that’s awesome! I didn’t know you liked SoulCycle! I used to go 4-5 times a week!

  5. 1.10.17
    Kier Mellour said:

    You’re so lucky that you can go to Soulcycle!!! I have to drive an hour to Miami once a week to get my fill… girl think of all of us who can’t go and get your booty in that seat! xo

    Happy Tuesday!

    With love from Florida,

    Kier Mellour


    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Ahhh you’re right! Thanks for the motivation girl! Xx

  6. 1.10.17

    Oh girl, I love love love how you layered the white top under the dress! Your hair is also looking stunning 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you, Tess! I wish I could get my hair to look like this again! 😉

  7. 1.10.17

    Okay, I’m OBSESSED with this! I’m gonna have to recreate this look for a few business meetings!!

    xo, Alicia |

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Alicia! I love how it’s still pretty fashionable and business appropriate! Xx

  8. 1.10.17

    Wow! I have been obsessed with velvet lately and this did not help! I need a dress like this!

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      It’s a GREAT dress! You’d rock it! Xx

  9. 1.10.17

    Love that blouse you put underneath the dress! Also, I feel ya with the working out! I was unmotivated towards the end of the year, so trying to ramp things back up in the new year!

    xx Caroline

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, lady! And I know, it’s so tough to introduce something in your life and get motivated again!

  10. 1.10.17
    Brooke & Meggan said:

    Looove this outfit, so cute! xx

    • 1.12.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you so much, girls! Xx