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.
Anyways I’m glad 2016 is almost over cause I can say God broke me down this year and built me back up, stronger than before, which I’m forever thankful for and I can’t wait to see what other plans He has for me this coming year. 
This is the last post for 2016 and I’d talk to Y’all next year. Merry Christmas again from The Style Fanatic to my dear readers.
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10 RANDOM WORDS TO TAKE INTO THE NEW YEAR
1.      Pray more, read more, listen more and depend less on people and more on God. Put God first and everything will fall in place.
2.      One day at a time. You can’t worry about tomorrow. If you are breathing today, you are blessed. Tomorrow will be taken care of.
3.      Avoid people who expect you to prioritize them but refuse to prioritize you, those people who you are always there for but when you need them they always have excuses.
4.      Stop maintaining relationships with people that make you feel guilty about things that you like, make you feel awful about yourself, that put you down, disrespect you, and don’t support you. Instead of maintaining these “relationships” for the sake of being civil and polite, you can be civil without having toxic people in your life. Do it for your health and happiness.
5.      At some point, you will outgrow and leave certain people you thought would be a part of you forever and some people will outgrow you. And that’s perfectly okay.
6.      Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your business and do what you need to do to make you happy.
7.      Be kind to yourself; don’t sit and wait for things to happen, go out and make it happen. Speak positive things to yourself daily and let it resonate within you.
8.      Never allow people waste your time twice. Trust your instincts, if it feels wrong don’t do it.
9.      Get around people that inspire you to rise higher and don’t be intimidated rather be motivated. Don’t stop until you are proud, higher every day and aim for greatness.
10.  Be disciplined with what you respond to, avoid drama, petty behavior, unpleasant conversations and focus on yourself, goals, family and future.
Bonus
  • Peace of mind is everything, ignore things that don’t matter and don’t let people make you jump out of character. Always have a good heart there is enough selfish people already, be the change you want to see in the world, it starts with you. Finally, be thankful, some people have it worse.
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  1. Nice Christmas red dress. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  2. Great great words babe. Happy Holidays.

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  3. lovely post Bernie and loving the outfit and pics also!!
    Merry Christmas Hun!!

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    1. Thanks so much hun! Happy Holidays.

      xx

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  4. I'm seeing a beautiful style here.

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  5. Wow, amazing outfit!
    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Such a lovely place and I love your red dress xx

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  7. Great post, I very like it, you look amazing :)

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  8. gorgeous dress
    Merry Christmas and happy Holidays dear! kisses
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  9. Nice hair !!

    Happy xmas !
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  10. Lovely words and beautiful red dress!
    Merry Christamas darling!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Happy Holidays hun and thanks for always stopping by.

      xx

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  11. Girl, you look colourful and bright.... so amazing. I love the top dress and those shoes are sweet. Merry Xmas.


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    1. Hello Benita,

      Had to share one of these pictures on my Instagram page @brendascouch

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    2. Thank you der and happy Holidays.

      xx

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  12. Such a beautiful outfit! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. Thank you Lenya, and Happy Holidays.

      xx

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  13. I didn't know Christmas was celebrated on the 7th of January where you are. I assume everywhere people celebrate it on the 25th. Learned something new today. I hope you still get to have a wonderful day today and on the 7th even being away from your family.
    I like you look. Really lovely dress.
    Merry Christmas Bernie! :)
    xo
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    1. Yeah I thought so too but unfortunately here is different. Thanks for stopping by dear and happy Holidays.

      xx

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  14. Truly inspiring quotes! Love your red outfit with that amazing scarf, so pretty! ♥

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  15. Great post dear! :) Merry Christmas!
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  16. Guapísima como siempre y derrochando estilo.

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  17. Love your dress and your outfit,
    Merry Christmas :)

    Kiss from Paris,
    Kelly W.
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    1. Thanks dear and Happy Holidays to you.

      xx

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  18. You look gorgeous in this red dress! Great coat!

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  19. You look very beautiful in this dress. Lovely post! Kisses..Merry Christmas.
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  20. Merry Christmas <3

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  21. Great photos, I love that dress. Happy Holidays. I'm your new GFC follower. Hug ♥

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    1. Happy Holidays dear, thanks, just followed you back.

      xx

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  22. Awesome look, dear <3 and merry christmas!

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  23. Great words, you look awesome !
    Nina
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  24. Great look I love the red! nice hair too :))

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  25. This look is Christmas perfection, ideal for any holiday party. also your hair is great!

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  26. Look wonderful, beautiful <3

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  27. Happy Holidays and great motivational quotes

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  28. Love the outfit! It’s very festive. It must be hard to spend Christmas away from family but I hope you still had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. It's really hard, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Holidays.

      xx

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  29. Nice post. Merry Christmas!

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  30. Very helpful end of year inspiration, I wish no. 4 is easy thing to do ;) Hope you will have a wonderful Christmas and New year celebrations.

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    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays.

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  31. gorgeous pictures!

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  32. Hi! Today you show us not only a perfect outfit (as usual), but also 10 very instructive quotes about how to face 2017 with a great attitude. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post! :)

    Kisses,
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    1. Thank you for stopping by Oscar dear.

      xx

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  33. Merry Christmas and Really love your outfit! So gorgeous! Great shoot too!


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  34. Wow! So lovely. Happy new year to you, friend!

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  35. You look so cozy and chic! Love this look!
    Best wishes to you for much joy in 2017!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thank you dear and wish you the same.

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  36. Wow !!! Amazing outfit :D I just found your blog and I love it ! :D Happy holidays sweetie :D

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  37. This color is beautiful on you! Love the quotes.

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  38. Christmas Has lots of significance In OUR LIVES. Thanks a lot . Compliments of the Season.
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  39. you have some really good resolutions, some that many people could do with learning too. sometimes we keep falling for the same rubbish from people, always being let down, so we should leave them if they do it twice. And your outfit is on point! so photogenic and the snow and the gate backdrop is just perfect!
    Great post :)
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    1. I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by dear.

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  40. U look so good babe !! i really love this pics and the outfit <3
    Hope u had a beautiful Christmas
    Kisses
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  41. You look absolutely gorgeous, girlie! I love that red tunic and the pops of gold, it's so festive and adds a nice lavish touch to the whole look! I also love your 10 suggestions too, so much so I had to share it on Twitter :) I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season, beauty!

    XO,

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    1. Thank you so much dear, I appreciate it.

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  42. Great post! You look gorgeous girl!
    And I also like your New Year's resolutions :D

    Love, Janine
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  43. You are stunning in maroon!

    xx

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  44. Very classy & stylish! Color of dress is perfect for your skin!
    I enjoyed your post very much, keep sharing dear!'
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  45. Wow! Cool and chic outfit, dear!
    I really like your dress!
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  46. You look beautiful, and these quotes are such an inspiring way to start the new year!
    xo
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  47. you look so chic! Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you Carla.

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  48. merry christmas
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  49. Love your style and photos! Look perfect, Dear^^
    Your dress is awesome!

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  50. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. I love your dress. Gemma x
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  51. Looking gorgeous lady! You look incredible! Have a great week my darling.
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  52. Compliment of the season dear. You look ravishing and thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes.

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  53. You look amazing dear!

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  54. Merry Christmas girl!


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  55. You look gorgeous babe. And don't worry, I'm sure 2017 will work out nicely!

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    1. Amen, I pray 2017 will be better, thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

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  56. Compliments of the season hun. Lovely quotes. I specifically believe and put into practice no. 9 and taking it into 2017.

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    1. Compliments of the season dear and Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

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  57. Red is most definitely your color!

    xx,
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  58. Woww, you look gorgeous, I love that dress! especially for the colour ;)
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    Let me know on my blog, and ill follow you back ;)
    Greetings, and Happy New Year!!!
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    1. Thanks, I'd stop by your blog.

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    2. Thank you for stepping by and answer ;) I'm your new follower (151)

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    3. You are welcome. Thanks for following back.

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  59. Oh very gorgeous style
    Happy Holidays
    xx

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  60. You look so stunning girl!

    XoXo,

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  61. Nice dress, its perfect for this Christmas
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  62. Soo beautiful *_* <3

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  63. I like the scenery of the shoot and the advice. You've really shared some things that I've been doing and hoping to do more of in the new year. May God help us do number one more.
    You look wonderful. :)

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  64. red is totally your color! you look amazing!

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  65. Great sweater, absolutely loving the color! Love the advices, number one is the most important one, we have to always remember that!
    xo,
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    1. I agree. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

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  66. Yes, come on 2017 with those quotes! Thank you for pulling all of these together!

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    1. My pleasure and thanks for stopping by.

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  67. Looking amazing dear... The colored hair is so great on you.

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  68. wonderful photos :)

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  69. That red dress is amazing. Have a fabulous year ahead.

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  70. Thanks for spreading positivity! :) Love your classy outfit!

    xx

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  71. Lovely post!
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  72. I hope you and your family enjoyed Christmas too! I love your red sweater dress, it's so festive!

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  73. I love the outfit!
    I follow you, follow back? <3

    xx,
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  74. I like your blog, its really dope.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.
    We can follow each other on Instagram @andjela.dujovic, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back.

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  75. So beautiful !
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  76. Great post! Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog, and will follow you back ;)

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  77. nice red for christmas
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  78. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    xoxo

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  79. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  80. Gorgeous look!

    xxx, Eva
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  81. You look stunning! I love all the phrases you have shared. Especially the one about taking life one day at a time. So true!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other's blogs and social media?

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  82. Such a lovely dress. It was perfect for the holiday. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  83. Looking good!

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  84. Great look, amazing post :)

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  85. Awesome look!
    Have a nice week-end!
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