MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE STYLE FANATIC X 10 QUOTES TO TAKE INTO THE NEW YEAR


Merry Christmas Lovelies 💋, wishing you all a splendid Christmas celebration. What does Christmas mean to you? For some people Christmas is the season of giving and receiving gifts from loved ones. Growing up, Christmas they say is the birth of Christ Jesus and so we go to church to praise God wearing our new Christmas outfit and then return home to the aroma of hot Jollof rice, pepper soup and all that good stuff for some more celebration with friends and family. We Pray, watch movies, play games, talk about what we want to achieve the coming New Year and eat like there’s no tomorrow (how I miss those days).
Unfortunately, here this time of the year doesn’t scream Christmas to me, neither does it feel like one, especially when you are far away from home and Family and also Christmas here is celebrated on the 7th of January, so that means there’s no holiday until the 1st of January. Regardless I still try to be in the Christmas spirit.

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS OUTFIT IDEA

Hello Lovelies! This is Christmas outfit idea number two; it’s just a simple one as the last one was a laid back look. I’m wearing a black dress so it keeps me warm, as black attracts warmth/ heat since this time of the year is cold. Went for this Black Colorful Dress from Dresslily.com I feel it has a Christmas vibe to it cause of the different colors from the waist down (when we hear christmas we think of colors), also added this Snowman Brooch to the outfit, this is me trying to be in the Christmas mood. 

LAID BACK XMAS OUTFIT IDEA

Ladies when we hear Christmas celebration we think of sexy dresses, bodycon outfit, and all that sophisticated outfit. Now if you are like me who loves switching it up at times or you just don’t fancy the fancy dresses this time of the year (which is normal) please keep reading. 
This outfit is really laid back, you can rock this outfit to any Christmas celebration, got this Crop Sweatshirt from zaful.com it’s colorful which screams Christmas and is also stretchy giving room for comfort and more food (for my fellow foodies’ out there).

VINTAGE AFRICAN SKIRT


Happy New Month Lovelies! How are we all doing? Today’s post is just a simple one and I didn’t have to give myself a migraine figuring out how to style this skirt since the weather won’t let me be great, so I just styled it as simple as it's shown. Got this gorgeous African print skirt from rosewholesale.com wanted something different from the norm as I don’t like being predictable when it comes to style/fashion. Today I can be laid back styling an outfit, the next day I can slay an outfit to perfection with some killer pose there is no in between for Benita. This skirt is perfect for summer and best believe it’s going to make an appearance on the blog again when the weather decides we can work together.

HOW TO STYLE A JUMPSUIT

                
  Hello Lovelies! This post is all about jumpsuits you can tell clearly by the title. Firstly, I got this Elegant Jumpsuit from rosegal.com (collaborated with them here) and I also got these pair of Sexy Heels from rosewholesale.com for just $8.55 so affordable for the quality. Make sure to click on the links to purchase my Jumpsuit and pair of heels.  
This Jumpsuit came with its own belt but you know I had to be extra, so I switched it up by adding my gold belt and gold necklace to give a little bit of an edge, you have to agree with me these heels did Justice by complementing the whole outfit. The chest area was slightly revealing so used my collar brooch to pin it down.

EFFORTLESS RED DRESS


Hello Lovelies! Hope we are all doing well. I was reading something online and decided to share a bit of it to Y'all. Everyone can have access to your 'presence' but not everyone should have access to your 'person'. If you are in the same room as me we will talk (presence) but when I need advice and need to talk about the deeper things in life only the people who have proven themselves loyal can access that part of me (person). Be a likeable an outgoing person, love people, it's a great thing, but know how to make yourself valuable. Not everybody needs to have access to you at all times. Be observant of who you let into which (presence and person). Finding the balance in these things will get you far in your relationship with others. Hope it did make little sense.

VINTAGE SHIRT WITH A TWIST

My mum gifted me this shirt 7 years ago, never wore it, didn't know how to style it then or what to style it with and I don't throw things my mum gives me or even try to give it out I just keep them cause I feel a sentimental attachment to her for some reasons. Does anyone else feel this way about their mum or family in general, or is it just me.
Anyways I just kept this shirt hoping I would wear it someday and then last week while I was figuring out how to style my coral pants I just knew this shirt needs to make an appearance on the blog. Made sure I styled it simple and decent to reflect my mum's style of dressing although, she would substitute the pants for a skirt. The way I styled this shirt is not really how I would have styled a vintage shirt (hence the post title) but hey, there is no blueprint to being a style blogger.

DOUBLE DOSE OF DENIM



Happy new month Lovelies! Guess we are all doing well. As you can clearly see this is a collaboration post with my friend and an online shop. zaful.com is an online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel. They provide the very latest in compelling designs for fashionistas, providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service. They also offer a select choice of clothing, shoes, accessories and more to deck out your wardrobe with style. Their original idea is to share the latest news and fashion trends on women’s clothing with fashion-forward, free-thinking girls, and they offer fast fashion worldwide.

TSF SPEAKS || HAPPINESS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?


Happiness is something everyone wants. There are many ways of describing happiness. Aristotle said “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Denis Waitely said Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. I would say ‘Happiness is a decision’ it is your decision to make.
What makes you happy? Having loyal friends, family, money, getting that IPhone you’ve always wanted, doing what you are passionate about, being in the presence of God, giving a helping hand, going to work every morning, donating to the less privilege, listening to music? Are you always happy when things get better with you or around you? Will you then be happy when you get what you’ve always wanted?

LOOKBOOK: THREE WAYS TO PULL OFF A PLAID SHIRT

Hello Lovely people! Hope we are all doing well and the week’s been good to us so far. Do you have that one favorite shirt you love wearing but don’t know how to spice up the styling in different ways, don’t worry cause I gat you. In today’s post I’ll be showing you how to switch up the styling of your plaid shirt working with a skirt, dress and pants. 

ROSEGAL RIPPED JEAN X WHITE T


There is nothing more classic than a pair of Jean and white T, this combo is a go-to outfit for everyone (Men and Women) when you feel you have nothing to wear, unsure of what to wear for an event or you just want to look simple just grab a pair of Jean and a basic White T. The simplicity of a great pair of Jean and a clean white T makes it one of the most versatile outfits worn (followed by a black dress) and can transition from a day to night outfit with a few quick accessories.
I got my White T and ripped hem Jean from rosegal.com aren’t familiar with them, they make stunning fashion clothing mostly vintage and contemporary style, bags, accessories, shoes, wigs and more, you can basically buy all you need.

DRESSLILY OVERALL PANTS AND SUNGLASSES


Hello lovelies! In today’s post I’m collaborating with dresslily.com have you heard of them? Well if you haven’t Dresslily is a leading international online fashion clothing and accessory store focusing on the very latest in affordable fashion styles of high quality (trust me) from gorgeous women’s clothing, intimate lingerie, bags, shoes, wigs and many more fantastic items for affordable prices. 

SUNNY DAYS ARE OVER

Hello lovelies! and a happy new week to Y’all. Hope we are all doing well. It’s already getting cold over here, guess the sunny loving days are over. That means it’s that time of the year again we get layered up in clothes, definitely not a good time for we style bloggers to consistently slay (really going to miss the warm weather).
Anyways todays post is just a simple one, wanted to play around with what I first set my eyes on in my wardrobe then came along this whole outfit. The pair of shoe was my last option though, was trying to pair up a statement shoe for the outfit but decided to go with the one I have on, why? because it was/is comfortable to walk in. Hope you like how the outfit came together.

FASHIONABLY LATE

Hello Lovelies! Hope we are all doing well. This post is long overdue hence the post title but better late than never, right! Had a life evaluating moment last week *sighs* guess adulting is hard. Anyways I’m wearing this lovely multi-colored H&M bodycon dress. I’m not really a fan of bodycon anything because of the attention it draws and there are places and events you can’t wear them but yeah, sometimes you need take a fashion risk. I hope you like how I styled this vibrant bodycon dress.
Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by
Bernie

OODJI JERSEY DRESS

Hello Lovelies and a happy weekend to Y’all. I am wearing this gorgeous sky blue shirt dress from Oodji, blue is definitely my happy color because it is my brother's happy color. So to make the shirt dress pop I paired it with my sister’s yellow colorful purse and complemented the whole outfit with my black x gold heel from Centro. However a pair of nude shoe can also work with a colorful outfit like mine, it all depends on your preference.
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Thanks for stopping by and do enjoy the weekend.
Bernie.
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TSF SPEAKS || YOUR THOUGHTS CONTROLS YOUR LIFE


The mind in its own place can make a heaven of a hell or a hell of a heaven.
Negative thoughts affect our health. Sometimes they can even influence the way we talk to people or treat them. No matter the situation everything we do stems of our thoughts. Not all our thoughts produce actions that leads to results but those thoughts we dwell on predominately are what lead to results. Example, if you constantly think you are going to fail an exam you definitely will fail that exam. If you think you would not get the job you are preparing yourself for, you might not get it.  Some of us wake up in the morning and start imagining bad things that could happen and unfortunately it does happen.

TWO PIECE FLORAL OUTFIT

Hello Lovelies and happy new week, guess we are doing well. I’m wearing this beautiful two piece floral outfit and again it’s been in my wardrobe for a while now (10 months). Bought it online can’t remember which site exactly but it was bought for less than 700rub approximately 9.99 USD. It’s all about executing the way you wear an outfit not how much you spend on it, money management ladies. Really love the versatility of the pants, it can be worn separately likewise the crop top.
I wanted to be comfortable walking so I wore my sis pink wedge heels, kept my jewelries simple and I think my fringe did justice to the whole outfit I must say.

FIVE THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

 Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my blog. I believe we have one more month till the summer is over and I'm sure we are running out of spontaneous things to do. So here are some of my ideas I put together on things to do this summer if you feel your summer is already turning into a routine, you could try these out.   

SUNDAY VIBE || LACE TOP & MIDI SKIRT

Hello Lovelies, guess the summer is going well and welcome back to my blog. I am really over whelmed by the views of late, so I just want to thank everyone for the love & support shown on this blog and also the private emails and private messages of encouragement. Really appreciate you all and God bless. 
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Happy Sunday and wish you all an amazing week ahead. 
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TSF SPEAKS || DON'T LET THE WORLD SCAR THE BEAUTY IN YOU

Offences will come, the longer you live the more things are going to offend you it is impossible to hide from it, anywhere you go you will run into offence,You will get disappointed, insulted, betrayed, hurt, rejected, people you’ve been there for won’t be there for you and these things affect us emotionally and threaten our sanity, we push people away, our self esteem goes from 100 to 0. When that happens pray you are resilient to the disappointments of their betrayal.
   At times we get pushed to the core that we think of retaliating but what good comes out of it (nothing) and just because you don't retaliate( in other words revenge) doesn't mean you are weak NO, it just means you are wise (they will learn from you eventually).

COLOR-BLOCKING


           Color-blocking is when a garment or outfit is composed of multiple solid colors. The color block trend has been around for a while but lately it's been emerging in creative new ways. So this is how I put my color blocking outfit together, layered this lilac blouse over my royal blue skirt, added a white blazer to complete the look and toned it down with a pair of black boots.

LOOK BOOK STORE TWO PIECE OUTFIT


Hello Lovelies and Happy new month, today's post is about this two piece outfit from lookbook store, perfect for summer, spring and autumn as well. Guess you are wondering why I wore mine with a pop socks, I was at the Volga river and it’s always chilly there so didn’t want to risk it.

H&M DUNGAREE || HOW TO STYLE A DUNGAREE




                      Hello Lovelies, this post is long overdue but better late than never.
So today's post is all about this white denim H&M Dungaree and I’m going to be talking about ways of styling a dungaree, it’s not that difficult to style you just have to work with its texture, pattern and color.
So here are some tips on how to style any overall/dungaree.

START NOW..START WHERE YOU ARE..START WITH FEAR AND DOUBT

           Hello lovelies, I’ve always wanted to start my own fashion/style blog since 2013 but gave myself a lot of meaningless excuses (Russian weather, finding the right time, looking for a good photographer, and all that stuff…). My sister and few of my friends kept pushing me to create a blog of my own I just felt it wasn’t the right time don’t know why I felt that way but since the beginning of this year January to be precise