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Some are shoe girls. Some are clothes girls. And some are handbag girls. I am most definitely the latter. 

Velvet Dress Outfit Ideas

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THE LOOK | dress, jacket (identical), sunglasses, booties (similar), handbag c/o 

From an early age, I’ve always been able to tell a well-made handbag from a not-so-well-made one. So when the team at Capolavori reached out and offered to send me one of their handbags, I jumped on the opportunity. After looking through their handbags, I actually learned a lot more about the brand itself. Capolavori is all about high-end craftsmanship directly from an artisan’s workshop. This means they’re all about promoting local craft production rather than mass production.

Aside from amazing selection of ridiculously well-made handbags, they also specialize in jewelry, home decoration, tableware and other leather goods! After digging a bit more, I also learned that Capolavori sells unique products only – everything is handmade! All materials are always natural (and they track that!), and made with love (a.k.a no exploited labor). The identity of the brand really makes me love my bag even more!

I’ve been wearing this bag with everything: jeans, cozy sweaters, and this velvet dress (duh). I love the crossbody option – it makes my commute a lot easier! I’ve also been wanting a classic black handbag for a while now, but never found one that was worth it. Now I’m SO happy I have this one to wear for years – the silhouette will never go out of style.

So if you’re looking for a something extra special for loved ones, Capolavori is probably the place to go. I highly recommend Capolavori and really encourage you to go check their products out!


Created in partnership with Capolavori.
photos by allie provost

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  1. 12.13.16
    Anaivilo Borsa said:

    These are such gorgeous photos! The background is really lovely and I love your green jacket! Awesome 😀

    • 12.13.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you so much!

  2. 12.13.16
    splash of preppy said:

    Stunning photos!
    xo elle //

    • 12.13.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Elle!

  3. 12.13.16
    cDs said:

    Ummm guess who is also wearing a green leather jacket today (obviously this wasn’t shot today but you know what I mean!) adore the bag- I love finding well-made brands that maybe everyone doesn’t know about

    x0x0 Caroline

    • 12.13.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Twinsies 😉
      I agree, and I love sharing them with everyone too!

  4. 12.13.16
    Jenn Lake said:

    So amazing! Love this post!

    • 12.13.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Jenn! Xx

  5. 12.13.16
    Kristina said:

    I just discovered your blog and I have to say that I really love your style and your beautiful photos. Follow you now via Bloglovin and cannot wait to read more posts!
    ♡ Kristina

  6. 12.13.16

    I’m sure the early wake-up call for these pics was well worth it…they turned out AMAZING!

    xo, Lauren

  7. 12.13.16

    Wow, girl, what a killer way to pull off velvet! 😀

  8. 12.13.16
    Chloe said:

    That velvet dress really does look amazing! I love all the different colors! Never heard of that handbag brand before, definitely going to have check it out!

    xo, Chloe //

  9. 12.14.16
    Gentry said:

    This dress is just too cute! I love it!

  10. 12.14.16
    Conni said:

    You look adorable Dana! Love the way you layered your moto jacket over that super cute dress! and that bag! xx, Conni

  11. 12.14.16
    Alissa said:

    Such a cute look with the dress and jacket! And that bag is perfect! I’ve never heard of the company but I’ll have to check it out!