Fashion, Spring, Summer

Floral Fun

Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! We’re so happy you’re here!

Nothing says summer like sunny skies, warm breezes, and beautifully colored flowers. Ah, summer! And nothing says summer fashion like a nice, beautiful floral print. I was feeling extra summery today, so I reached for this floral print tank top. I paired the tank with some black leggings, a light weight sweater, and some black ballet flats. To finish off the look, I added a long layered necklace. I’m loving this floral outfit for summer!

What’s your go-to print for summer?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

All the Pastels

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Pastels are the quintessential color for spring and summer. If you need a quick go-to look for the warmer seasons, simply throw on a pastel and you’ll be good to go. That’s exactly what I did in today’s look. I paired a pastel blue shirt, jeans, and my new pink espadrilles. The outfit was topped off some necklaces to bring the look up a level. It’s such an easy and effortless look for spring and summer!

Are you into pastels? Which pastel color is your favorite?

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

It’s All About Them Stripes

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

We’ve talked a lot about stripes this spring (see this post here). After all, stripes are having a moment. Plus, they’re so easy to wear and go with anything and everything. For today’s look, I switched out the teel accents in the inspiration pic for pink ones. I paired a striped black and white tank with black leggings and a light weight black sweater. The outfit was topped off with a pink statement necklace and strapy heeled sandals. I’m loving this look for a summer office ensemble. Even better, it goes striaght from work to a night out by simply removing the sweater!

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Stripes can be tricky, though. The color, the spacing between the stripes, and thickness of the stripes can look different on different people. Check out the differences in the looks below. Experiment with what looks best on you.

Thats all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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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?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Casual Style, Fashion, Spring

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Sometimes we create an outfit that is absolutely stellar. Other times, though, our outfits may fall short of our expectations. Today was one of those days where my look did not turn out like I wanted it to. The coral cardigan combined with the white top and black leggings was fine. The coral necklace was a great addition as well. However, the cardigan was really too short for this long length top. Those pieces just didn’t jive well together and it brought down the whole look of the outfit.

Do you ever have days when your outfit isn’t quite a winner?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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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?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Spring, Tips & Tricks

Fool Proof Tips for Hiking in Comfort

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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Spring has sprung! I’ve been seeing daffodils in bloom everywhere. Trees are starting to bud, birds are chirping, and the grass is greening up. The world is coming back to life. I love it!

Spring is a great time to also get back outside and enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding us. Breath in the fresh air and get all that winter dust and darkness out. It’s a time to refresh and reset the soul. What a better way to do that than to go for a hike.

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A hike you ask? Yes, let’s go for a hike! But what should we wear? Great question! It can be difficult to figure out what to wear for a hike (or any outdoor activity for that matter). I’ve come up with a few fool-proof tips to make sure you dress for comfort on your next outdoor adventure! Let’s dive in!

Tip 1: Check the Temperature

Through trial and error, I’ve determined that the tipping point temperature is 70 degrees.

  • Under 70 degrees I would suggest wearing the following:
    • Long pants
    • Short sleeve shirt
    • Jacket

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  • Over 70 degrees I would recommend wearing the following:
    • Capris or shorts
    • Short sleeve shirt or tank top

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Throw on a baseball cap and you’re good to go!

Tip 2: Layer, layer, layer

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Layering is the key to comfort. Even checking the temperature beforehand you can never really tell how it will feel out on the trail. It might be under 70 degrees, but what if it’s sunny and bright. Shedding that jacket might be just what the doctor ordered.

Tip 3: Choosing the right shoes

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Choosing the right footwear can be challenging as well. Knowing the trail makeup can really help take the guessing out of what to put on your feet.

  • Paved Trails: Regular tennis shoes should fit the bill

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  • Unpaved trails: Hiking shoes are a great option on these surfaces (similar)

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  • Mountainous or rough terrain: Hiking boots are in order (similar)

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On another note, I would highly recommend changing into flip-flops or sandals when you’ve finished your hike. Why you might ask? Let me illustrate with a story. One beautiful autumn afternoon, I decided to go for a hike with my dog. The air was warm, but not hot. The cool breeze was blowing through the trees of red and orange. The fall wildflowers were in full bloom. It was a great hike. The trail was about an hour from our home. We were about home and all-of-a-sudden my legs felt like they were on FIRE! Seriously, on fire. They itched so badly. Turns out I had a really bad case of chiggers. Had I taken off my shoes and socks after the hike, I may have been able to prevent the infestation. Even if you don’t encounter chiggers, who knows what you may brush up against in the woods. Poison ivy, anyone? Case in point, remove your socks and shoes after hiking.

Tip 4: Hiking Essentials

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Now that we know what to wear, what should we bring? We may think nothing, but there are a few things we want to make sure we have with us on the trail.

  1. Whistle: Yes, a whistle. In case you get into any trouble, just three short blows indicates an emergency. (here)
  2. Water: Make sure you have plenty of water. It’s recommended to drink 1/2 to 1 liter of water every hour on hot humid days. It’s still important to drink water on chilly days, too, although you may need less than indicated above. If you’re bringing your dog along, make sure you have plenty of water for them too!
  3. First Aid Kit: Safety first! You can make your own or purchase one from the nearest drug store. There are plenty of light and compact options out there. (here)
  4. Binoculars: Who knows what wildlife you may run into! (here)
  5. Granola bars: Make sure you have a source of energy out there on the trail.
  6. Backpack: You’re going to need something to carry all this stuff in! (here)

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That’s it! You’re now prepared to have a comfortable (and safe) trip on the trail, so go out there and explore! Feel free to share your outdoor adventure pics with us in the comments or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see them!

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

lylas,

MissyAnn ūüėė

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Spring

Hello Spring Style

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

So this winter was LOOONG! I don’t know about you, but I had some serious cabin fever setting in. Not just for sunny skies and warm breezes, but for bright clothes and shoes that weren’t boots.

At long last, we can finally start digging into our spring style. Today, I opted for my quintessential spring shirt (see it in another post here), jeans, and my new pink espadrilles. I didn’t even wear a jacket. It was fabulous!

What’s your spring style?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn ūüėė

Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Spring, Summer

How to Keep the Bugs Away All Summer Long

Bug Soother FTW

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There’s one drawback to the warmer weather. Bugs. Nothing can spoil a perfectly good walk in the woods like swarms of mosquitoes buzzing in your ears. Don’t despair, though. I have the perfect solution to fix all your summer bug blues!

Enter Bug Soother. This product first appeared on my blog last summer (see the post here). I truly love this product. It repels gnats, no-see-ums, sand fleas, black flies, mosquitos, and more. And smells great! I’ve handed out samples to friends, family, and co-workers. Everyone comments on how nice it smells. It’s safe for kids and pets too! Big thanks to my sweet sweet niece for modeling this fabulous product!

Inadvertently, I put this product to the test a couple weeks ago. The ticks are thick this year. Seriously, they’re everywhere. Normally when I go hiking, I put on Bug Soother and a tick repellant as Bug Soother doesn’t specifically say it repels ticks. Welp, there was no tick repellant to be found in my house. I had no choice but to proceed on my hike with just the Bug Soother.

With the Bug Soother in tow, the puppy and I set out on our adventure. It also happened to be mushroom season, so we left the beaten path and scoured the tall grass and woods for the elusive morel. We didn’t find any mushrooms. ūüėĒ On the other hand, though, we didn’t have any ticks! ūüėä Bug Soother for the win!

Interested in trying Bug Soother? Head on over to Bug Soother and enter the code ‘MissyAnnIA’ for 25% off your first order. You’ll be happy you did!

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Product Review, Spring

Things I’m Loving

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, we’re talking favorites!¬† I love sharing my favorite things with you and, even better, I love hearing about your favorites!¬† Make sure to share your top notch products with us below!¬† Okay, let’s get into it!

Bar Soap

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Bar soap?¬† Yes, bar soap.¬† About 4-5 years ago I made the switch from body wash to bar soap.¬† The original intention was to use the bar soap to make my own body wash.¬† Turns out, that’s pretty time intensive, so that plan never came to be.¬† Such is life.¬† But I had the bar soap, so I decided to use it up.¬† Lo and behold, a discovery was made!¬† You know how you can get those little bumps on your arms?¬† I constantly had those bumps on the back of my triceps.¬† When I switched to using the bar soap, though, those bumps went away!¬† Sweet!¬† Bar soap all the way!¬† My favorite brand is Dial as they have so many scents and it rinses clean.¬† Some other great options are Zest and Dove.

Weekend Indulgence

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Since moving back into town, the hubby and I accidentally started a fun Saturday morning ritual.  It all started when a co-worker brought in some bagels from a local bakery.  Turns out, said bakery is only a mile from our place and is oh so delicious!  It was necessary that I immediately shared this new found treasure with the hubby.  And voila!  A new weekend tradition was born.  Now, no Saturday morning is complete without a trip to our favorite bakery!  This is such a special weekend tradition and gives us something to look forward to during the week.  Do you have a weekend ritual?

Children’s Xyzal Allergy Medicine

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The warm weather is certainly refreshing, but that comes with a price for us allergy sufferers.¬† My allergies have been in full swing, complete with a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and the like.¬† Bummer, but a small price to pay for the fabulous spring weather.¬† Allergy medicine is very tricky for me.¬† After years of use, Claritin and Allegra don’t work for me anymore.¬† Benedryl and Zyrtec Knock.Me.Out.¬† No joke.¬† I’m down for the count!¬† Xyzal will make me drowsy as well if I take a full dose.¬† After some¬†experiments, I found that I only need half a dose.¬† Instead of breaking all the pills in half (which never works to split them exactly in half), I opt for the Children’s Xyzal Liquid Allergy Relief.¬† It makes taking half a dose so easy.¬† If you have allergies that aren’t terribly severe or you’re sensitive to medication like me, I would highly recommend trying this out.¬† Have allergies?¬† What are your remedies?

Activewear

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With the abundance of warmer weather, the puppy and I have taken to the hiking trails.¬† I was in need of¬†some new activewear.¬† Turns out, activewear is expensive!¬† Even looking on thredUP was not fruitful.¬† Seriously, I just need something to sweat into, it doesn’t need to be fancy.¬† Slightly begrudgingly, I turned to Wal-Mart.¬† I was pleasantly¬†surprised by my finds.¬† First off was this sports bra from Fruit of the Loom.¬† It’s oh so comfy and keeps everything in place even with the most intense workouts.¬† I also found this fabulous Danskin Now tank top.¬† This tank is so flowy, flattering, and will keep you cool.¬† What’s not to love about that?

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick

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Seriously, I cannot stop wearing this lipstick!¬† I threw this in my shopping cart¬†on a whim and I’m so glad I did!¬† The formula is matte without feeling uncomfortable or looking overly dry.¬† Plus, it has great staying power!¬† I have the color Mauvelous (see what they did there).¬† The pun fits perfectly because this color is absolutely marvelous!¬† It’s the perfect neutral lip color¬†that’s just right for work or for any daytime look.¬† You need this in your life!

What things have you been loving lately?

That’s all for today.¬† Thanks for stopping by!¬† See you in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn