WINTER LAYERING: KEEPING IT CLASSIC IN THE COLD…

Happy February Beauties!

How was your January?

Thank God I’m still here but, I’ve to say that my January has been a roller coaster of hospitals. I pictured entering 2018 on full gas but, somehow I’ve been ill twice, picked up by ambulance and ended up in hospital. One of the incident was caused by food poisoning. This experience (or should I say incident) has definitely shook me up. Henceforth I am watching what goes in my mouth and whom/where I eat at. -Not that I wasn’t before but, I am going to be extra careful now.

Lets talk about keeping it classic in the cold.

Winter in the UK this season is on another level. The cold is no joke at all and as if that isn’t enough, it rains constantly. Don’t let no sunshine fool you in the UK during winter. Its only out to gossip! The weather basically makes dressing up so frustrating. Of course layering is the answer to keeping the behind warm. Having said that, one has to find the balance in layering. You don’t want to be layered to the extent of toasting yourself. Some of the things I do are;

  • Undergarment is your best friend: Be it a shapewear, leggings, camisole, vest or slip, these garments help tremendously. If the cold is unbearable, I take it up a notch by wearing lightweight shirts or turtlenecks underneath my outfits. I wear these under tops and dresses.
  • Chunky isn’t bad: I find chunky sweaters very sexy. There’s something about em that screams edgy and chic. -And that’s why I invest in a couple almost every winter. They’re winter perfection in my opinion. The chunky’ness can sometimes mean you only have to wear a blazer or a stylish gilet on top which balances everything nicely. I’ve already touched on the subject of investing in great coats here so lets move on.

So I wore this outfit to church. Black, white and red are colours that I believe make threesome look so damn classy. They blend well together. The striped tailored pant is from Primark (got that seven years ago) and how freakin awesome that it still fits me. Ha!! I love the size of the chunky sweater. Great balance with the pants. While this was worn to church, I love how it has boss lady written all over it. This can easily be an office look as well. Belt your coats and chunky ensemble to add class to your winter outfits. Don’t forget to accessorize but, keep it on the minimum. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. Don’t be scared to play with proportions too. Works wonders!

New LookΒ has similar pants andΒ TopShopΒ has some mean sweaters at the moment.

Hope your week is going on well.

Keep Warm! Wishing you a blessed February full of laughter and good health.

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Much Love!

DANKE…

105 Comments

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Oh myyyy such a bad experience isn’t it?! I threw up too. Awesome! Thank God its over and I’m well.
      Thanks much Mariya.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      I’m well not by the grace of God, Kathrine. Thanks so much!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks very much Len.
      Much love back!

  1. Jodie
    February 1, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Wow Missy. I’m glad you’re okay. It’s always such a shakeup when our health is at risk!!!
    And your outfit is perfectly classic!! You have such fabulous style!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Its a shake up indeed Jodie but, thank God I’m well now.
      Thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Andrea. Thank you!

  2. February 1, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I am glad you feel so much better. Sometimes things happen no matter how careful we are.
    You look great in black and white. I like the pop of red and how you throw that jacket over your shoulders. Beautiful!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      You have a point there sis. Good to hear that and thanks much.

  3. February 1, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better! I was in the hospital for a UTI a couple weeks back. It was a really bad one! Layering is essential for the winter!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks much Jennifer and good to hear that you’re okay.
      Truth!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you Jessica!

  4. February 1, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Boss Lady who is comfortable in her own skin!! I love this look on you Sis. Food poisoning is no joke, take it from one who had it twice. Be careful at the outdoor Fairs and home BBQ’s.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much sis. Its been a long time coming with self love. Wow, I’m definitely careful from now sis. Appreciated!

  5. andreeabirsan92
    February 1, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Your layers are on point and the pops of red are genius! Have a nice day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks much Andreea and have a good day too. πŸ™‚

  6. February 1, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    You are looking so well put together, style on point sis!!! I do agree black, white, and red super combo and never disappoints. Hope the sick days are behind you now. Cheers to February and a new day!!

    xoxo,
    Tania
    https://inspiremyfancy.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much sis. I know right! They’re behind me in Jesus Name! Amen!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks much πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks much and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Stella! Can’t wait too. Ha!!

  7. February 1, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Oh Mavis, I had no idea you started 2018 in hospitals. Food poisoning is the worst! This is why I prefer to eat at home most times, but sometimes you just wanna go out. So, like you said, you have to be more careful of what you’re eating and where. I’m glad you’re well again. This first look for February is classic effortless styling! You look so amazing and so flawless! I love the vertical stripe pants, it makes your legs look even longer. The sweater is perfect. I don’t mind bulk in the wintertime. πŸ˜‰ What makes this outfit perfect is the pop of red! I love how it pulls the whole outfit together so nicely! Hope you’re having a good week, my friend! πŸ™‚

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Oh Lizzy the struggle was real but, thank God for His healing powers.
      I hear you on the outfit and agree with the pants making my legs look longer. Loved it!!
      Thanks so much and you’re much appreciated always dear friend. :-))

  8. February 1, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Cold and stylish outfits no way. But you solved the question very well…
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

  9. February 1, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Oh no! Such a bad experience… happy February doll!
    You’re super glam, I love your striped pants and the touch of red is perfect!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      It was indeed Paola. Happy February back doll.
      Aw, thanks much and good to hear that.
      Kisses!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks much and welcome back. Good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks much Alex!
      Appreciated and I’m well now by the grace of God.
      Cheers!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Good to hear that Kerona. Thanks much!

  10. jane
    February 2, 2018 / 5:58 am

    i love the material and stripes in this outfit.
    looks so perfect for winter!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Good to hear that Jane. Thanks and much love back.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks much Laura. Good to hear that.

  11. February 2, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Oh the weather in Germany is just the same. So I am a huge fan of layering – it saves me from the annoying cold! Love your outfit πŸ™‚
    XO
    http://www.lifeofmissg.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Well I suppose we’re not the only then. Ha!! It does indeed Genya. Thanks much for visiting. πŸ™‚

  12. February 2, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Food poisoning? Oh dear, that sounds awful. Hope that never happens again. You look amazing doll, loving the stripes, so cool :)) I hope you have a fantastic weekend doll xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      It was awful indeed Kizzy and yes to not happening again.
      Thanks much dearie and have a lovely weekend too. Love!

  13. February 2, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Sorry to hear how bad January has been for you. I hope the rest of the year is awesome for you. In fact, it will be! Anyway onto the outfit – I love the trousers! I used to have that coat, but I made a big fat hole in the pocket. Ha! Anyway have a nice weekend Missy May!

    Madeline

    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks much Madeline. It will be awesome from here in Jesus Name. Amen!
      Good to hear that. Girlll get that hole done and rock your coat. Ha!!
      Appreciated and have a lovely weekend too.

  14. February 2, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Hope you are feeling better now. its really important to be careful where and what we eat but almost impossible to predict because can happen even being very careful.

    Love those striped pants!

    https://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      I’m much well now by the grace Ana. I couldn’t agree more.
      Thanks so much and good to hear that.

  15. chasingrags
    February 2, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Oh sorry to hear about your food poisoning. Hope you are well now.
    Love the outfit!
    Patricia | http://www.chasingrags.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks much Patricia. I’m well now by the grace of God.
      Good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Ha!! Good to hear that Sophie and thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you Serene! πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Klaudia. πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Happy February ladies and thank you. πŸ™‚

  16. February 2, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Beautiful look πŸ˜‰

  17. February 2, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    You look great, sis. I really adore chunky knits so much during this season. A classic black and white look never goes out of style. Alels liebe von Madison x
    FASHION TALES

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks much sis!! Good to hear that and you’re so right.
      Alles Liebe always.

  18. February 2, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    sorry to hear about the food poising, I had it once (the fault was with an ice cream I think, I bought it from a stand during Summer… since then I only eat factory produced ice-cream or home made)…Sadly, these days we really have to be careful not only with where we eat but also what we buy. There is so much bad food out there…..

    …but moving on to brighter topics, you do look amazing it this elegant yet cozy styling. There is always something effortlessly stylish about a black and white outfit. Those striped pants are fabulous, and that chunky sweater looks very warm….the heels are the perfect way to finish this styling.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Oh wow!! How awesome!! I couldn’t agree more, -careful is the word indeed.
      Thanks so much!! I agree with you. Classic colours isn’t it!? Good to hear that.
      Appreciated much Ivana. πŸ™‚

  19. February 2, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    I just love the red heels + earrings and those b/w striped pants are so fun! Such a gorgeous look!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Good to hear that Carrie. Thanks so much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks much Gemma! It was awesome indeed! πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Scarlett. I’m well now by the grace. Thanks much for asking.

  20. February 2, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about your food poisoning, I hope you’re all better now. Please do take proper rest and care as it completely drains out the energy after poisoning. And I digging your outfit, I personally love all black outfits! Adding a lil bit of white totally elevates the look πŸ™‚
    xx
    Have a great weekend!
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much Ankita. I’m well now by the grace of God. I surely will do that.
      Good to hear and that makes the two of us on all black outfit. Couldn’t agree more.
      Appreciated much! Have a lovely weekend as well.

  21. February 3, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Dear Missy May, I’m really sorry you had such a difficult start in 2018. Food poisoning sounds horrible and 2 times in hospital in one month are definitely too much. But you still look fantastic and I love your look with the striped pants!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks so much Rena! Much Love!!

  22. Mile High Dreamers
    February 3, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    I’m SO sorry to hear that you’ve been so sick this month! Honestly, when you’re sick, there’s nothing else you want aside from being healthy again. I hope that this is the end of your sickness and it’s smooth sailing from here.
    I LOVE chunky sweaters, I think they’re the perfect winter piece because you feel cozy but still look cute!
    Get some rest lady, we’re thinking about you!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 4, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Amen to smooth sailing from here on.
      Good to hear that and true that.
      All rested and feeling well by the grace. Thanks so much Susie. πŸ™‚

  23. Emily Thorpe
    February 4, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Oh gosh, I’m so sorry you’ve been so poorly! Crossing my fingers that February is better for you! I’m definitely with you on chunky knits – not only are they so easy to throw on but they look fab too!

    Musings & More

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 4, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks much Emily. Amen to a better February.
      Good to hear that. I agree with you.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 4, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you Didier! I’m well now by the grace.

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 4, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks much Tina. Good to hear that. πŸ™‚

  24. February 5, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Perfect look dear! These striped pants are so chic combined with gorgeous heels.
    Have a fun week dear

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 6, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much Ivana.
      Same to you dear!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 6, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks so much Katya. Appreciated!!

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Good to hear that Jessica. Thanks much!

  25. February 12, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    Lovely blog you’ve got going on here! I love the pop of red with the black & white outfit. I tend to do that quite often with bags & shoes as well, keeping my outfit neutral but throwing in a bright blue, green or red in my accesories!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog Β 

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 13, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you much Charline. Good to hear that. Wonderful! πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you Scarlett! Sure!

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