A New Day: Burgundy Velvet Dress

It’s hard to stay away from velvet right now. It’s everywhere! I personally love this trend. I have a pair of velvet slides that I wear almost every day. This burgundy velvet dress I found from Target is the perfect addition to my wardrobe!

While I don’t dress up like this often, I love having affordable pieces that look much more expensive than they actually are. I couldn’t believe I found this dress for under $20. It looks like a piece that’d have a much bigger price tag!

I decided to keep this look simple and paired it with the famous Steve Madden Stecy sandals. These were a Christmas gift from my mom! I can already tell they are going to be a regular in the rotation. I love how versatile they are—they can go from winter to spring so easily!

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A New Day Burgundy Velvet Twist Front Dress (similar here and here) | Steve Madden Stecy Ankle-Strap Sandals | A New Day Quilted Crossbody Bag | Maxim Cuff Set

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Wellness Wednesday: 5 Cruelty-Free Products I’m Currently Loving

If you follow me on social media, you’ve likely seen my three dogs. I’ve been an animal lover my entire life, but it hasn’t been until the past few years that I really pay attention to whether or not my products are cruelty free. These days there are so many incredible cruelty-free brands out there. I have been able to incorporate some of these brands into my daily skincare and beauty routine.

HANDMADE HEROES ALL NATURAL VEGAN COCONUT LIP SCRUB

Mark bought this lip scrub for me as a Christmas gift this year and I have already used it so many times! (He’s even borrowed it from me.) You only use a pea-size amount so it lasts forever and your lips feel so soft afterward. It’s perfect year round, but especially for these colder months!

TULA OVERNIGHT SKIN RESCUE TREATMENT

I have been using this overnight cream for almost a year and can’t get over how amazing it makes my skin feel. It is the perfect way to rejuvenate my skin throughout the night and it makes my skin feel so much more plump in the morning.

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD MANDELIC ACID SUPER SERUM

I use this radiance serum every day! I love that it’s formulated to exfoliate, dissolve and breakdown dead skin cells making my skin brighter and more radiant all day long! This daily treatment promotes cellular turnover so it addresses everything from photo-aging to acne to overall skin texture.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY BEACH STICK LIP TO CHEEK

Y’ALL. I love this stuff! It is so easy to put on (simply rub the stick from your lip to your cheek!) and it adds the perfect dewy glow. I usually blend the color in with my fingers. For a more natural look I will wear this alone or over my blush for a more dramatic feel.

JUICY BEAUTY ILLUMINATING PRIMER

This has been one the biggest changes to my daily routine and I honestly can’t imagine not using it now! I have fallen in love with all things Juice Beauty ever since trying it about a year ago, but this illuminating primer goes under my makeup every day now. It adds such a youthful glow to my skin and makes me look so much more awake and vibrant! It is the last part of my morning skincare regimen, going on right before my makeup.

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