Everyday Style, Tips & Tricks

How to Overcome a Haute Mess Day

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today has been crazy. First, I discovered we have no filter MissyAnn…. Yikes. Second, my hair is wild and I don’t have any tools to calm it here at work . Third, I thought it would help if I sprayed a little perfume on. Instead, I sprayed A LOT on and now I feel like everyone is secretly cursing me in their cubes. What’s a girl to do?

First, take a few deep breathes and find your center. Simply be still for a few moments. Then, let’s turn this day around.

Find a friend

The therapeutic benefits of talking out your feelings is undeniable. Sometimes even just talking with someone about anything is helpful. So, find a friend to talk with. People are not too busy to have a 5 minute convo with you especially if they know you’re having a day.

Go for a walk

Just getting up and moving around is sometimes all you need to turn the day around. The simple act of a walk has magical powers to clear ones mind. There have been times I’ve stared at a problem for hours, only to get up, walk a few steps, and the solution comes to me. If you can catch some rays, all the better. Feeling the sun on our skin for even a few moments can have a profound effect on our mood.

Powder your nose

I mean this one quite literally. Grab your makeup bag and head to the restroom. Have yourself a mini self-care session. Touch up your makeup and reapply your lipstick. This does wonders for your confidence. The more confident you feel, the better!

Listen to music

Nothing can get me out of a funk like listening to my favorite tunes. So, grab some headphones and turn on your favorite playlist. You’ll be feeling better in no time!

Find some solitude

Sometimes we just need a little alone time in a spot where no one can find us. We just need to be by ourself. Again, this doesn’t have to be for hours on end. At times, a few minutes to completely disconnect from our surroundings is just what the doctor ordered. I’m lucky at my work that we have a few rooms sprinkled around campus for just that purpose. Complete with a comfy chair and dimmable lights, it’s a great place to relax for a moment. If you don’t have something like that, a unfrequented part of the office works well. I’ve also seeked solitude in my car. That works great too.

What are your tips for overcoming a bad day? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

That’s all for today. Have a fabulous day, lovelies!



Everyday Style, Fashion, Winter Style

Purple Power

Hey, lovelies! Nice to see you here again!

We’re back at it with an outfit of the day! This one was inspired by the necklace. I just love this gold plated leaf necklace compliments of my bestie. I took to Pinterest to see how I could fit this necklace into a look.

I found the perfect recipe outfit. Not only does it feature the necklace front and center, it looks like an easy yet put together look. Also, it’s purple. 💜 That’s a win win win in my book!

I didn’t change much in my rendition of the outfit. The look was pretty fabulous already.

I know, I know, not many of us are putting on jeans these days. If you do have an occasion to leave the house, this is a great option! For a more casual, work from home look, you could exchange the jeans for some leggings. Now we’re talking!

Which do you prefer, leggings or jeans?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!


MissyAnn 😘

Beauty, Everyday Style, Makeup

How to Look Your Best in Video Chats

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

These days, everyday is a rollercoaster ride. The ups and downs of our current situation are taxing on our minds, bodies, and souls. *sigh

Luckily, technology has our back and is allowing us to remain connected while we’re physically apart. For many of us this means many a video chat. Need to “walk” over to a co-worker’s desk…call them on Zoom. Want to say hi to the family…Google Hangouts to the rescue.

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These video chat sessions can come at any moment and without warning. Looking presentable is a must (at least from the top up, pants are totally optional at this point). Let’s explore 5 easy ways to always look your best when your chatting it up via webcam.

Tip 1: Wear Mascara

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It’s important, whether in person or online, to make your eyes the focal point of your face. The first step to achieving this is to apply mascara. Mascara has a great power to really help make your eyes pop. It’s like magic in a tube. So, before any video chat, make sure to layer on some mascara. I’m still loving the Lash Paradise mascara from L’Oreal. See my review here.

Tip 2: Fill in those brows

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Remember that we want to make our eyes the focal point of our face? Another great and easy way to do this is by filling in the brows. This is a quick and easy step that can make all the difference. Check out this post for my favorite brow product.

Tip 3: Add some blush

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Nothing gives the skin a healthier glow like blush. It gives the skin that naturally flushed looked that instantly adds life and depth to the skin. No need to overdo it here. Just add a quick swipe of your favorite blush and you’re good to go. I’ve been loving the Milani baked blushes (see the post here). The color is spot on and a little goes a long way.

Tip 4: Do your hair

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Stay with me here, I’m not talking about going all out with a fancy updo or anything like that. We do need to put a little effort into this area, though. Nothing can make you look more unprofessional, tired, or even age you as much as not running a comb through your locks. As you know, I’ve never been one to do much with my hair. I’m way more into makeup. I think that’s because I can control the makeup better. I feel like my hair just has a life of its own. With video chatting, though, your hair only has to look good from the front! Even I can handle that! Also, I’ve discovered these updo hair pieces on Amazon (check them out here). These babies deserve a post all their own, so stayed tuned for that. They really are a hair game changer!

Tip 5: Wear Lipstick

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If you do nothing else, do this one. Putting on lipstick not only makes you look instantly put together but it’s a big confidence booster too. How can you not feel fabulous when wearing a rocking lip color? Trust me, it’s impossible. Now is the time to experiment. Those neutral colors you’re used to wearing may not transfer well on screen. Try something slightly darker or brighter, just don’t go too crazy if it’s for work.

There you have it! 5 quick and easy ways to look fabulous for your next video chat!

We want to hear from you! What suggestions do you have for looking your best in video chats?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!



Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Winter, Winter Style

Another Pop of Pink

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

That’s right, today we have another pop of pink. We’re all needing good vibes right about now, and pink fits the bill for me.

As with yesterday’s look, I followed close to the recipe style. Gray and pink are one of my favorite color combos for winter. Couple that with a chance to wear this fabulous pink statement necklace and you have a winning outfit in my book!

How are you beating the 3rd winter blues (or #stayhome #alonetogether blues for that matter)?

Have a fabulous day, lovelies!



Everyday Style, Fashion, Winter, Winter Style

All in with Pink

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

We’re having winter #3 here in the upper Midwest. In fact, as I write this there are little white flakes falling from the sky!!! That’s okay, though, because we can always brighten up the weather with the right colors. The right color for me today is pink. Let’s be honest, though, I’m always in the mood for pink!

My look is essentially identical to that in the recipe style. I love the animal print scarf with the bright pink sweater. It’s such a fun and unexpected pairing. This is an outfit that has been on repeat all winter long!

What color do you wear when the weather needs brightening?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day, lovelies!



Everyday Style, Fashion, Spring

Rainbow Pop

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

It’s been pretty rainy lately. Nothing counteracts the dark, stormy days like a nice pop of color. For this outfit, I went with a white top and cardigan, skinny jeans, a pop of pink, and a colorfully fun scarf. I topped off the look with these pink espadrilles. I’m not loving them with the skinny jeans, though. People wear espadrilles with skinny jeans all the time and look fabulous. It’s just not a look for me, I guess. That’s okay. We don’t all look great in all the fashion trends that come along.

How do you beat rainy days?

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Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion

Blushing Pink

Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today’s outfit was inspired by wanting to wear yet another of my new spring shirts (see my Spring Haul Update here).  It doesn’t feel much like spring here today, I think we may have reverted back to winter. To add some extra warmth to this blush tunic tank, I threw on this cream cardigan. I paired the top with these pull on bootcut jeans, ballet flats, and finished off the look with a long layered necklace for some interest. I’m kida digging this outfit!

How do you add extra warmth on cold spring days?

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Everyday Style, Fashion

Kimono Me Crazy

Hello, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

It seems like kimonos are everywhere again this spring! See my posts here and here for last year’s kimono looks. I love the effortless class kimonos add to our looks. Slipping on a kimono just boosts your outfit to a whole new level.

Let’s get into today’s look. This is the kimono my bestie made for me a couple of years ago. I still love it and get compliments every time I wear it! Thanks, bestie! 😘

Are you into the kimono craze? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!



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Everyday Style, Fashion, Spring

It’s All New

Hello, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

A few weeks ago I shared some of my latest spring pieces. I’ve been itching to wear them! Today’s outfit was inspired by my desire to wear these new clothes! Let’s take a look!

Sweater (exact) // Tank (similar) // Jeans (similar) // Shoes (similar)

I love how the browns in the sweater and the necklace make the greens in the shirt and the shoes really pop. I’m so happy with the way this outfit turned out! Bonus points that it was super comfy too!

Do you ever put together outfits simply because you’re excited about wearing a particular item?

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Everyday Style, Fashion, Tips & Tricks

Spring Haul Update

and Taking My Own Advice

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!


When seasons change it’s always nice to buy a few new pieces to refresh our wardrobes. If we keep adding items without getting rid of others, our closets can get very congested and overcrowded. An option to prevent this from happening is to follow the one-in one-out rule. I talked about this briefly in a post here. As a refresher, the one-in one-out rule is when we bring a new piece into our wardrobe, another piece is removed.

I’ve recently bought some new spring items, so I thought it would be fun to share with you how I follow this rule in my own life. I never buy new hangers, which forces me to make sure I adhere to the one-in one-out rule. Let’s get into it!

Even though stripes are hot this year, I chose to let this striped shirt go in favor of this tunic length sweater. I’m loving all things tunic length lately and I feel this sweater fits my current style more than the striped shirt.

These shirts are so similar, so this choice was easy. Plus, the one-out top doesn’t fit well anymore.

Although, I love the this wrap shirt, it’s simply not my jam anymore. It’s time for it to go to Goodwill.

I’m loving this new shirt! It’s another tunic length number. The one-out shirt isn’t a good length and doesn’t fit well anymore.

This new one-in dress is so versatile and comfy. I love it! As for the one-out dress, I just don’t find myself wearing it very often. I think someone else could put it to better use.

This one-in shirt is so beautiful and comfy to boot! The one-out shirt is one I’ve had for over 10 years. I still love it, but it just doesn’t fit my style anymore.

The one-out top doesn’t fit well anymore, so this was an easy choice.

I still love the fit and color of the one-out tank, but it needs fixing so it’s time to go.

These are similar tanks. I love the one-out top, but it doesn’t fit well anymore.

This was a difficult choice. I love both dresses, but at the end of the day the one-in fits my style better than the one-out.

This was another hard choice. The brown shoes are nice, but it’s just time for change.

Do you follow the one-in one-out rule? Share you stories with us below!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!


MissyAnn 😘