Best Dressed: 10 Prefect Dresses for Summer 2016

Best Dressed: finding the prefect dress for Summer 2016

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Whether you are enjoying a daytime adventure or joining babe for the perfect date night; dresses in the summer are a perfect option. Paired with sandals, stilettos, or maybe even your favorite Adidas slips ons! 😝 Here are my current top ten picks for summer dresses.

Best Dressed: 10 Prefect Dresses for Summer 2016

Mink Pink Floral Dress: I am loving everything about this dress. The wrap style and high slip combo will be seen often this summer.

ASOS Obi Wrap Dress In Floral Print: A structured midi dress is my favorite for office of play!


TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD WHITE LACE MIDI DRESS: LWD. Enough said! Who doesn’t need a cute white dress for the summer? Pair it with flat sandals for a more daytime look.


SUNDAY MORNING BLUE TIE-DYE WRAP MAXI DRESS: I think I love this dress because it obviously combines all of my favorites-wrap style, high split, and kimono sleeves 😝 obsessed!


Off the shoulder tunic– shirt dress + tunic styles are awesome! You can wear this a dress or top with white skinny jeans and nude heels!


peace + love slinky midi dress gold: I want to buy this dress and wear it wherever I go! This dress screams south beach vacation or cruise to the Bahamas! Oh! Maybe if I buy this dress my boo will take me on a cruise to the Bahamas. Fingers crossed!


SHEER WANT U MAXI: Another beach vacation possiblily? Hummm. Either way I love it!

Nbu: This is such a sexy and elegant dress. Possible wedding reception dress or too much? I’ll let you decide!

True Violet Pleated 2 in 1 Maxi Dress: This number can def. pass a wedding favorite. Small pleated dresses are a favorite for summer 2016 so expect to see more and more of this throughout the season.

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Silence + Noise Gemini Crepe Midi Dress: Awww. Last but not least. The slip dress that Rhianna has single handedly made famous and often made me what to make a run to the grocery store in my last nights’ teddy and Puma slip ons! 😝

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

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Finding Your Purpose

I don’t have all of the answers but it has been on my heart to share with you so things that have helped me along the way, in hopes that it provides light at the end of your tunnel.

Here’s 3 things you can start doing TODAY that will help you find your purpose:

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I think that it is safe to say that somewhere between 24-27 millennials hit a quarter century life crisis. It’s a stage in life were we question everything we’ve done this far and how we arrived to the point we are current at in life.

Whether good or bad we judge our lives not only by how far we have come in this journey, but how far our peers, people we know, and people we used know pair up against not only our success, but our failures as well. Henceforth a generation full of social media driven self-images.

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I don’t have all of the answers but it has been on my heart to share with you some things that have helped me along the way, in hopes that it provides light at the end of your tunnel.

Here’s 3 things you can start doing TODAY that will help you find your purpose:

  1. Focus your efforts in what you are good. Spend your time growing and enhancing that. What you focus on is what grows, so if you are constantly pointing out things you are not good at, that is the self-image you are creating.
  2. Your Tribe dictates your Vibe. If you are around people who don’t appreciate all of the neat and quirky things that you bring to the table, then you don’t need to be eating with them! There are literally BILLIONS of people in the world, no need to sweat anyone that doesn’t want to take the time to understand who you are as a person. Your tribe doesn’t have to look, speak, and act just like you; they just need to appreciate the uniqueness that you bring to the table.

  3. Pray for clarity. Continuously ask God to help you understand your life as it unveils. Ask Him to give you a clear distinction of what opportunities, relationships, and paths are correct for you. This is very important if you fill like you are always going back and forth and you are not really clear why.IMG_3174IMG_3171

Tools to Help:

  1. Make a to-do list daily or weekly. Make your list full of small things that will help you reach a big goal that you see yourself accomplishing within the next 6 months to a year.

  2. Go out of your way to meet new like minded people. A few good places to meet new people could be through special interest groups. I recently started a Brunch in the DFW area called Because Women Love Brunch, just to help women find other like minded women to connect with. You can use apps like Meet Up and Eventbrite to see what is going on in your area.

  3. Daily Devotional Books are great for a small work of encouragement. I have friend that send out a message daily with a devotional and a prayer. I don’t read mine daily as I should, but having prayers that touch on different topics help me when I’m not even sure what to pray for.
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Find a similar look here: Dress- Missguided, Shoes- Steve Madden, Photographer- Afritina

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Originally I was just going to drop the details of my look, because I did slay for this shoot right! But it has been on my heart that if I am going to take the time to enchanted my online space “blog” that it will fulfill my strong desire to create something that inspires not only your outside appearance, but the inside as well.

Have you hit your quarter of a century crisis yet? What are some ways that you seek and follow your purpose daily?

If your interested in seeing more blog post like this comment, like and subscribe to let me know what you think.

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

#FBF Slinky Styles

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The Slinky Cowl Front Bodycon was the perfect club dress for my Miami trip this summer. Normally a dress from Missguided is going to run you about $40, but they are having a sale and select colors are as low as $13! If you see your size you’d better hurry and snag it, because Missguided sale item GO FAST! 🙂 And don’t worry if you aren’t a frequent club goer just put a duster coat or blazer over your dress and it would be perfect for dinner or a girls night out <3

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other slikny options:

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xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

 

Fashion Dupe: Love & Lemons

   
 I looked everywhere to find the original For Love & Lemons dress that I wore last night, but I couldn’t find it. I think it is because the original is from a few years ago; I think from 2014 or 2013. Nonetheless dupes for Love & Lemons are everywhere!
But a few things to be aware of before you take the money saving route and purchase a dupe verses the original.

  1. As in most cases you get what you pay for. As for most dupes I suspect that my dress came from China. Where a U.S. Small is equivalent to child sizes. I sized up 😊
  2. You make have to do extra alterations to your item. The sheer section of my dress at the bottom was so high that I would not have been able to wear it, so I bought fabric from Hobby Lobby and had a tailor line it for me.
  3. Anyone who knows the original brand will automatically know it is a dupe and not an original. But fashion is about style, not labels so who cares?! 😁

So don’t get discouraged from saving your hard earned money! If you know a local tailor, if you budget or mindset doesn’t allow for a $200-300 splurge on a dress and you don’t care about what other people think GO FOR IT! ❤️❤️

  
  
 

xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

Why you need a Wrap Dress

I’m going to do a quick fashion recap on my look for Father’s Day and cover a few reasons why you need a wrap dress in your wardrobe:

A Little Leg. A Wrap dress can serve the purpose of being feminine and classy.

Figure Flattering. Wrap dresses are great for any size. They seaming camouflages all of the areas us women try to hide. It works well for any bust size and creates a curvy silhouette.

The magic lies in the wrapping – exquisitely hugging, not squeezing a woman’s body.

-The Simply Luxurious Life

Multi-Functional. There really isn’t a place a wrap dress can’t take you. The first time I wore this dress was to work and I paired it with cream ballet flats and it was still really cute. I’ve worn it to church as shown in the picture. It can be paired with a cardigan for a more formal look or sandals for a more casual take.

 

Dress – Banana Rebuplic, Shoes- Steve Madden, Hat- Lack of Color ASU

As Shown on Polyvore:

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They got it Right!

Already own a wrap dress and “own it” every time you wear it?!. Tag #SophisticatedPoser on Instagram I want to see it! <3

xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser