Happy New Year

Why Gratitude Matters

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!


It’s nice to be back blogging again. The last six months have been some of the most difficult of my life. My stepdad, who was like a second father to me, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past summer. After a short, yet bravely fought battle, he passed away in the fall. I miss him terribly. I decided to take some time off from the blog to grieve and start healing. I have a long way to go, but I think I’m ready to get back into it.

The last few months have wildly changed my perspective on life. Things I used to think were a big deal no longer hold much importance. Time spent with loved ones is more precious than ever and something to be treasured. I’ve learned many lessons.

Perhaps the greatest and most surprising lesson was about gratitude.



Okay, I’m not going to lie, for the longest time I thought gratitude was some hippy, feel-good, mumbo-jumbo. Turns out, I was wrong. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, an impending winter storm forced the hubby and me to leave my family and go home earlier than we planned. I was devastated that we had to leave early and felt terrible to leave my Mom. The pain and sadness were overwhelming. In these times, I often turn to my phone to distract myself. While perusing through the Play Store, I came across the Gratitude App. In my despair, I decided to download it thinking it was hogwash but it couldn’t hurt to check it out.

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Words cannot describe how glad I am that I stumbled across this app. Turns out, being grateful really does help change your attitude and your outlook on life. The app has a daily inspirational quote which helps me get my day started off on the right foot. It also provides an easy guide to writing what you’re thankful for and why. I’ve found that writing why you’re grateful for something takes the exercise to a whole new level. It really makes you think about things in a deeper way. It’s easy to say you’re thankful for x, y, and z, but saying why you’re grateful for those things takes greater consideration. After using this app for a couple months, I find myself seeing the good in even bad situations.

If you’re looking to start the new year off on the right foot or just need an easy way to record your thoughts, I highly recommend the Gratitude App!

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


Missy Ann

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Happy New Year, Winter

New Year in Stripes

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Happy 2018!!!  I hope you all are having a lovely start to the new year!  Let me know in the comments below how you rang in the new year.  I would love to hear from you!
Today, I was feeling stripes to kick off the new year.  It’s been really cold and dreary here lately, so I was searching for, not only stripes but also a pop of color.  Never underestimate the power of a bright color.  It can instantly change your mood and the mood of those around you.  I remember one day I was walking down the street dressed in a bright pink sweater with a lavender tee and a springy pink, purple, and white scarf.  Basically, I looked like spring.  Did I mention this was in the middle of winter?  A lady stopped me and said I must be ready for warm weather.  Who isn’t, right?  She proceeded to tell me how much she appreciated my brightly colored outfit and that it brightened her day.  How cool is that?  I thought that was a fabulous compliment and it made my heart happy.  When I saw today’s inspiration photo with the fabulous pops of pink, it made me think of that day and I knew I had to recreate the look.  I don’t have any pink pants, so I exchanged them for some regular jeans.  The rest of the outfit I kept the same with the striped black and white shirt and black cardigan.  I added the pink tank and pink necklace.  I’m loving the finished looked and even better, it’s so comfy!  This is one I’ll be sure to have on repeat this winter!

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What are you wearing to kick off the new year?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
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Fashion, Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve 2016

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Today, let’s talk New Year’s Eve wear.  New Year’s has to be about my favorite holiday in terms of outfit fun.  What other night can you dress head to toe in sparkle?  There’s not many occasions for this level of bling, unless you’re going to Vegas.  😉  Anyway, check out the sparkle on this dress. Love it!  Confession time, this is actually my flapper Halloween costume.  That’s okay, though, because I removed all the feathers, which left me with just the dress.  It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve! The hubby did ask me where I was “working”, so maybe I went a little over the top?  I don’t know, but I do love this NYE look!
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Sparkle, sparkle, and more bling for New Year’s Eve!
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How are you ringing in 2017?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!