Accessories, Fashion, Scarves, Tips & Tricks, Winter, Winter Style

How to Survive the Polar Vortex

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you this very important public service announcement…the polar vortex is here! Today, let’s chat about how to survive the freezing arctic air that’s enveloped our land. I assure you, we can be warm and still look cute. So, grab a hot beverage and a warm blanket and settle in!

Polar Vortex Essential Item #1: Cuddlies

Cuddlies are my top essential item for surviving the polar vortex. What are cuddlies you ask? Good question. Cuddlies are my cute word for long underwear or long johns, etc. I don’t care for those terms, so I coined my own. You’re welcome. I have a pair of cuddly pants and a cuddly long-sleeved shirt. The key is to make sure to choose a pair that’s thin (try these here). You don’t want anything too bulky. You also want to make sure they fit well. You don’t want anything super loose as you need to be able to layer other clothing on top. On the other hand, you don’t want anything too tight because you want your skin to be able to breathe and keep your blood flowing normally. There are tons of options out there, so pick one that fits your needs. They even have fleeced lined ones!

Polar Vortex Essential Item #2: Warm Socks

A pair of warm socks is another essential item for surviving the cold temperatures. Nothing quite works as well as a nice pair of wool socks. Wool is breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin. This is comfort at its finest! My favorites are from the Smartwool brand (here). You can even add some liners (here) for extra warmth. The key is to make sure you’re socks aren’t too tight on your feet and that your feet aren’t too tight in your shoes. The same principle as the cuddlies applies here as well. You want your skin to be able to breathe and your blood circulating normally. This will keep you warm!

Polar Vortex Essential Item #3: A Warm Outfit

Next up, we need a warm outfit. This is where we get to pull out our warmest of warm sweaters and pants. My go-to is a chunky sweater and skinny jeans. You could also opt for fleeced-lined leggings or wool slacks. Maybe you have a cashmere sweater that doesn’t get much use. Now would be the time to pull that baby out! Topping off your look with a scarf would be a great choice for a day like today.

Polar Vortex Essential Item #4: Outerwear

Outerwear includes things like coats, hats, gloves, etc. So pull out your warmest coat, preferably with a hood. Add a scarf, a stocking cap, and some warm gloves and you’ve got it made! Some people worry about their hair while wearing a stocking cap. Let me tell you, I feel that! I like to wear my hair as simple as possible to avoid too much damage from the hat. It doesn’t hurt to have a dryer sheet handy to calm any static cling that forms as well. Trust me, you’re hair will find it’s way back to its place and you’ll be so much warmer!

Polar Vortex Essential Item #5: Snow Pants

All the tips above will keep you warm for sure. We’re talking extreme cold here, though, so we’ll need a little something extra. It’s time to break out the snow pants. Snow pants? Yes, snow pants. Hear me out. I know they’re not the cutest of clothing items, but they will keep the wind and moisture out and the heat in. I have a pair of black ones that fit nicely over my jeans (similar ones here). I find the black color gives them a sleeker, more stylish look. When I get to work, I can easily slip them off and carry on with my day. Trust me, this is an item you won’t regret owning during the cold winter months!

Polar Vortex Essential Item #6: Blanket Scarf

Another great item to have during the cold is a blanket scarf. It’s truly a multi-purpose piece of clothing. I mean, it can be worn as a shawl or as a normal scarf or used as a blanket to keep your legs warm. The options are endless. Plus, it can fit easily in most purses when not in use.

Polar Vortex Essential Item #7: Boots

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A great pair of warm boots is the last, but certainly not the least, in my list of essential items for the cold weather. To be honest, this is one I haven’t quite figured out yet. Normally I just wear my tall rider boots from JCP (here). On the coldest of cold days, I have some hiking boots (similar here) that keep my feet warm and toasty, but they’re really not tall enough for walking through the mountains of snow we have everywhere. I’ve heard great things about these boots from Amazon from fellow bloggers, although I haven’t tried them myself. Any recommendations?

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That’s it. These are my essential items for surviving the polar vortex. What are your tips for surviving these cold, winter months?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, lovelies, and stay warm!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Scarves, Winter Style

Red Lips and Animal Prints

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Watch out, Monday, we’re coming for you!  Seriously, Monday doesn’t stand a chance with this fierce look.  That’s just the kind of killer confidence we need on a Monday, amiright?  I came across today’s inspiration pic while persuing through Pinterest one evening.  The simplicity of the outfit caught my eye.  It is simple yet so chic and stylish.  I couldn’t wait to recreate the look.  Clearly, I stuck pretty close to the inspiration photo for my restyle.  I bascially just copied the outfit by pairing a black shirt with an animal print scarf, skinny jeans, and brown boots.  I even added the same bold gold hoops as shown in the picture.  Oh! And we can’t forget the red lipstick.  Fabulous!  I gotta say, I’m loving this look and this is one I’ll be repeating all season!

Recipe Style:

25 Days of Winter Fashion: Bell Sleeve Cardigan + Wedge Boot
From Cyndi at Grace & Beauty

My Style:

What’s your kick-butt Monday look?
Thanks for stopping by!  See you in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Black top brown boots red lipstick animal print scarf skinny jeans
Accessories, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Scarves

Animal Prints FTW

My Style Monday

Animal print scarves boots cardigan winter style casual look
Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Animal prints for the win!  I love a good animal print, don’t you?  Nothing over-the-top, but a carefully placed accessory, such as a scarf or shoes, can really elevate your outfit.  From the moment I saw it, I loved today’s inspiration photo from Putting Me Together on Instagram.  Side note, Putting Me Together is an awesome fashion blog.  Do yourself a favor and go follow along with her right now!  Back to the outfit! The burgundy reds with the boots are fabulous on their own.  When you add the animal print scarf, it takes the outfit to a whole new level of chic.  To recreate the look, I paired a burgundy cardigan with a black shirt, skinny jeans, black boots, and, of course the star, an animal print scarf.  I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about a good animal print that makes me feel extra fabulous.  Anyone else?  Just me?  Okay.  Anyway, this is a super simple look that I’m sure to have on repeat for the rest of the season!
Recipe Style:
Maroon Top + Skinnies + Leopard Scarf + Cognac Booties + Tote
From Putting Me Together on Instagram
My Style:

 What’s your favorite animal print accessory?

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,
MissyAnn

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Scarves

Royal Blue Style

My Style Monday

Navy blue cardigan scarf boots fall fashion women style
Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk easy.  If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I like easy.  Don’t we all?  Just because something is easy, doesn’t mean it isn’t stylish.  We want easy and stylish!  I love the simplicity yet chic vibe of the inspiration outfit.  A cardigan paired with a white shirt, scarf, jeans, and boots?  Can’t get much easier than that even on the most rushed mornings.  Following closely to the inspiration photo, I paired a navy cardigan with a white top, a multi-colored scarf, skinny jeans, and brown boots. I love how it turned out!  It was easy, but oh so stylish.  This is an outfit that’s sure to be on repeat this winter!
Recipe Style:
Una combinación cómoda y casual, sirve para el día a día o alguna ovación especial❄❄❄
From Keri Cruz on Polyvore

My Style:

What’s your go-to easy and stylish outfit?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Fashion, Scarves

October Favorites

Things I’ve been loving this month!

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Once again, there’s no crafting segment today.  I know, I know, on Wednesdays we craft.  Don’t worry!  I have plenty of fabulous crafting projects lined up for the holiday season, but today let’s take a moment to reflect on October.  First of all, where did October go?  Seriously, it’s flown by!  I feel like I blinked and the whole month disappeared.  Despite the light speed of time, I did manage to wrangle up some of my favorite things to share with you from the month of October!  Let’s get into it!
Online Shopping
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Last week’s Fabulous Finds Friday was all about online grocery shopping (see the post here).  It’s so good, though, it’s worth mentioning again.  Since last week’s post, I’ve ordered from the HyVee Aisles Online service and Target delivery once more.  I was still impressed.  These will be services I will continue to utilize in the future!




Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose: $5
This is the quintessential fall lip color (find it here)!  It’s the perfect neutral shade that would work for just about anyone.  These lipsticks have also been featured in a Fabulous Finds Friday (see the post here).  The is the most comfortable matte lipstick ever!  It drys down without stripping your lips of all the moisture and the staying power is truly amazing.  Love it!
What Nicole Wore
I’ve been loving this blog (check it out here)!  Not only does she discuss fashion and lifestyle, she also explores everyday issues.  She touches on things that most of us can relate to in a way that makes us feel like we’re not alone.  There’s a sense of community and comradery surrounding her blog.  I would highly recommend checking it out!

Scarves
Yeah, it’s that time of year.  As much as we might hate to see the warm summer sun melt away, let’s not pretend like we’re not a little bit happy to pull out our scarves, sweaters, and boots.  If it’s going to be cold, we might-as-well-be cute!  Fall fashion certainly offers the opportunity to get creative with our style.  Fall is my favorite, both for the show Mother Nature puts on for us and for the fashion.  So, go ahead, rock those scarves and show that cold weather who’s boss!





Apples
Ah, yes, fall and apples.  I’m not a big on pumpkin spice flavored things, but sign me up for some apples!  Apple cider, apple crisp, apples, apples, apples!  In case you’re in the market for a new apple recipe, check out this apple dip.  It’s delicious!  For a simpler version, layer Greek yogurt, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, and dip away. Yum!
I’d love to know your October favorites!  Feel free to comment below, on the Facebook page, or on Insta and let us know what you’ve been loving this month!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn 
Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Scarves

Falling For Purple

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

So, I didn’t have a crafty blog post ready, so you’ll get a bonus fashion one instead.  Enjoy!

Today, we’re talking fall.  It sure feels like fall here finally.  Feeling the need for added warmth, I wandered over to my scarf collection this morning.  Sidenote, yes, I call my scarves a collection.  That way I can keep adding to them without feeling as guilty.  Afterall, you’re supposed to add things to a collection, right? 😉  I really had no idea what I wanted to wear, so I decided to let the scarf inspire the rest of the outfit (I talk about that here). The scarf I picked was a multi-colored one my mom made for me last winter.  It just screamed fall to me for some reason this morning.  Zeroing in on the purples in the scarf, I picked a purple cardigan and light purple shirt to go with it.  Love me some purple!  Especially on this chilly fall day!  
Recipe Style:
Cute fall scarf

My Style:
Do you have a scarf “collection”?  What other “collections” do you have?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
purple fall fashion scarves