BLOGIVERSARY || THE STYLE FANATIC IS ONE!

 Isn’t it unreal how time flies, I remember this day exactly one year ago, I hit publish on my very first post. I was excited at the same time nervous. I was thinking to myself who is going to read, view or even comment. Fast forward to now that was nothing to worry about. I’m really blessed by my audience, those who just stop by, those who share my post, does who comment and those who give me ideas and try to improve my content by sending messages. I appreciate you all really. I remember it took me 30mins to figure out a blog name, I had more than 15 listed on a paper unsure of which one to go for until I wrote the very last one, sent it to my sister to give her input on it and to cut the long story short. After some doubts and some encouragements The Style Fanatic was launched on this very day. I may not have a lot of followers but the few I have are really active and I love you all for that.

STYLISH PRINTED SKIRT

 Welcome back Ladies and my few Gents; guess we are all doing fine. I got this high waist printed skirt from Zaful but unfortunately it’s sold out. It was quite difficult figuring how to style it because of the patterns on it and I didn’t want it to lose its beauty or just become too much. So, I finally decided to pair it with my red dress, tucked it into the skirt, which looks like a blouse, added a few accessories here and there and finally opted for my red and white sandal heels.

OFF SHOULDER MAXI DRESS + 5 PRACTICAL THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE REJECTION

Welcome back to the blog Lovelies! And to my new audience I see you all, welcome and please stick around.  Hope we are all doing well? I’m wearing this gorgeous maxi dress from Zaful, beautiful in it? It’s even more beautiful on me than what it shows on the pictures, sometimes pictures don’t portray what it’s meant to portray. For this dress here, I decided to pair it with my sandals to make it a complete summer outfit.

FEMININE PREPPY LOOK

 Preppy fashion emerged in the late 1970s with cues from the original Ivy League style. For women, preppy-influenced fashions emerged in the 1960s, a trend led by designers such as Perry Ellis and Lilly Pulitzer, influenced by designers such as Oleg Cassini, and popularized by female students at the Seven Sisters Colleges, sister institutions to the Ivy League.  

LOOKBOOK: STYLING A SKIRT IN TWO WAYS

Welcome back again Lovelies! Now the weather is getting warm I can actually do a lookbook post, it’s been a minute I did that. I got this white skirt from Dresslily and I decided to style it in two ways. I thought of 5 ways actually but let’s stick with two for now. Maybe in the near future I'd get back to the other looks I had in mind.

POP OF COLOR + LET'S CELEBRATE ZAFUL'S 3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Happy New Week and welcome back to the blog, hope we are all doing well. I got this Jumpsuit from Zaful but unfortunately it’s sold out and I really wanted to show you all how inexpensive it was. I’m wearing this gorgeous Jumpsuit to celebrate Zaful’s 3rd year anniversary, it's really a stunning piece, probably one of my best buys on there so far and I'm glad I went with it and complemented the overall look with that neon pumps my friend gifted me just a day before the pictures were taken. Things get sold out pretty fast on zaful so don't sleep on anything you find attractive on there. Anyways, Zaful is currently running a massive giveaway and to find out more about this giveaway just click HERE you could win a $100 gift card.

ZAFUL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY BLOG GIVEAWAY




Hello Lovelies and how are we all doing? One of the biggest online fashion store “Zaful” is now celebrating their 3rd anniversary. I checked out the details about this anniversary blog giveaway and It really is quite awesome. The link to their blog is HERE: Who doesn’t love giveaways? Go to their blog and take a look. I would be very happy if you tag my name@thestylefanatic blogafter participating in the giveaway event. Zaful will choose a couple of winners after the event and give out huge rewards!

TREND ALERT || FISHNET: CLASSY OR TARTY?

Fishnets are the look of the moment and celebs and fashionistas are picking up on this trend, so I decided to get on board with it. I don’t try every trend but the fishnet trend is something I just want to explore a bit on the blog.

5 REASONS YOU NEED A JUMPSUIT IN YOUR WARDROBE

Hello Lovelies! I hope we are all well. I got this Jumpsuit from Dresslily. I was attracted by the sharp cut out details around the neck area which is so beautiful and flattering on the skin. While styling it I decided to wear my hair up so it doesn’t cover the beautiful details on the Jumpsuit and I styled it so simple; I added my waist gold belt, opted for my gold sandals and last minute brought along that yellow purse to make the outfit pop.

ZAFUL'S LACE UP BATHING SUIT

Hello Lovelies! Just like my recent post, here is another bikini post from Zaful, showing you different Lace up Bathing suits you could rock this summer. Down below are few of my fav from them. Click links above each picture for more details.


MUST HAVE SUMMER BIKINI

Hello Lovelies! I’m sure we all waiting for summer to have fun at the beach and all. Today’s post is all about the gorgeous bikinis from Zaful. Saw a few and decided to share them with you. For those who wear bikinis, down are a few selections for you, get for yourself and friends as well. Things get sold fast on Zaful so don’t sleep on any item you are interested in. Enjoy the rest of our day and check back tomorrow for another post.



WHITE LACE DRESS

This lace dress did not live up to my expectation at all, it was a little bit below the knee when I saw it on the model on YOSHOP, but when it arrived, I tried it on and as you can see it’s above my knee and I actually had big plans for this dress, as I don’t occasionally wear lace dresses. In fact everything about this dress was just off, the length and quality, hey, I’m being honest and I can’t tell Y’all what isn’t true. That wouldn’t be right. 

SOMEWHAT DAPPER LOOK

Dapper style is a way for people to express a sophisticated look and edge through fashion. So I asked Adanya Samuel if we could collaborate (missed our very first collabo click HERE) on a somewhat dapper look and he was up for it. Noticed I used the word “somewhat” yeah it’s not fully a dapper look. I’d be recreating a totally fresh female dapper look in the near future, so be on the lookout for it.

TREND ALERT || THE OFF SHOULDER, RUFFLES X FLORAL JUMPSUIT

Hello Lovelies! How are we all doing? My week has been hectic, submitting and defending papers due since it’s almost time for exams. I’m just winging everything (school, blog, life) to be honest. Today’s look features three fashion trends in one: the off-shoulder look, ruffles and florals. The off shoulder and ruffles look which have been trending for a very long time in different pattern, textures and colors and florals been here since I can remember, it just gets better season by season and I bet it isn’t going anywhere soon. 

BLOG COLLABORATION || STYLING AN OLIVE MAXI DRESS FT DIMPLE KHADI

Hello Lovelies! Guess we are all good? If you live in Russia or Ukraine or any other country celebrating the Victory Day (День Победы) then you should be enjoying the long holiday which in my case I’m taking advantage of to complete projects due for the week. They said it was going to be easy, they lied. I was so engrossed in school work I forget I had a blog and didn't even check on it all through. So yesterday I decided to step out to take some pictures and just unwind. 
Today on the blog features Ukraine’s Fashion blogger Dimple Khadi if you aren’t new to the blog then you’d know we’ve collaborated recently HERE. We are both wearing this gorgeous olive maxi chiffon dress from Zaful, which is perfect for summer. This collaboration wasn't planned at all, head over to dimple's page to read more on this collaboration HERE.

DEAR BLACK GIRL

Hey little black girl.. Do you know your worth? did anybody ever tell you that you are worth the weight of the earth plus a thousand times more and that the jewels you have should be treasured and stored, stored away till that day that you find your life mate, the one you can share your soul with who will love and cherish you, that someone to grow old with.
Hey little black girl... do you know your worth? do you know that you are the legacy of our people and that it should be hard for others to add up and also become your equal because you are that rose that grew from the crack in the concrete, and the petals from all other roses should be thrown at your feet in celebration of you A queen, I repeat a queen is what you are, you are that brightest shining star you are, the incubation of life, a divine being amongst our people here to bring forth kings and queens to grow up and become your sequel.

SALES! FASHION TRENDS:RUFFLES, STRIPES,GINGHAM, VELVET AND MANY

Hello Lovelies, hope we are all doing well. Today on the blog is about some fashion trends outfits on sales and most of them are at an affordable price. You don’t need to break the bank to look sophisticated, I always say that. Not to take much of your time down below are a few clothing items that caught my eye on Shein and so I have decided to share them with you. Summer is by the corner, I believe we all want to look good as there will be many activities this summer, so start shopping, tell a friend to tell a friend or rather be the friend that buys for your friend. Make sure to click links below. Shein ships worldwide and they are a trusted online clothing shop. I’ve shopped from them in the past so not too worry; your items will be delivered to you on time. So start shopping!



THE STREET STYLE LOOK

Some days are slay days; some days are just laid back and comfortable look days. This outfit post is a street style inspiration post; you look comfortable yet chic and still feminine. I knew I wanted to go for a street style look for today’s post, so I grabbed the key accessories I feel  make up a street style look i.e. hat and sneakers, then complemented them with my midi skirt, white Tee and that sweater I got from Gloria Jeans which I hardly wear. Have you ever taken a picture or after wearing your planned outfit you feel there is something missing?

SPRING MAKES EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

Happy New week Lovelies, hope we are all doing fine and already have a great start to the week. Spring is now my second best season as autumn remains the first. You have to admit in the scenery of spring everything is just beautiful, the flowers blossom and everywhere just seem calm and refreshing after the blistering winter.
Let’s dive into today’s look shall we? I’m wearing a white dress I got from Incity two summers ago, I always regretted never getting the smaller size because it was just in front of me and the boutique assistant talked me into getting a larger one, but I’m starting to like how loose it is on me for some reasons I can't explain.

TSF SPEAKS || 5 QUOTES TO HELP BUILD YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE

 Self-confidence as commonly used is self-assurance in one's personal judgment, ability, power, etc. One increases self-confidence from experiences of having mastered particular activities. It is a positive belief that in the future one can generally accomplish what one wishes to do. Self-confidence is not the same as self-esteem, which is an evaluation of one’s own worth, whereas self-confidence is more specifically trust in one’s ability to achieve some goal, which one meta-analysis suggested is similar to generalization of self-efficacy. Source here
It’s no news society and social media or even the people around us can tame our self-confidence which affects our behavior, and attitude. Down below are 5 important quotes to help you build up your self-confidence.

SPRING STAPLE: BOLD PRINTS AND COLORS!


 Happy new month Lovelies! Wish us all a wonderful month filled with God’s blessings and abundant favor. On the blog today is just a simple spring outfit inspiration incorporating two of the many (stripes, plaid, floral, checkered, etc.) spring wardrobe essentials; Prints and colors. The weather was a bit gloomy but still made this shoot work as I can’t control the weather. I actually wanted to change the hair do for this particular outfit but still loved it, so I left it untouched.

POLISHED PRINT LOOK

Hello Lovelies, hope we are all well? Today on the blog is all about the print look, this isn’t a new trend neither is it an old trend, it’s just something that has been part of our daily style since I can remember, on the television, fashion shows, streets, it’s also incorporated into celebrities daily look. Styling prints can be a bit tricky, you just have to work with patterns, textures and colors, making sure when put together they still look wearable and somewhat polished, I’m assuming nobody wants to leave the house looking too busy.

LBD || WHEN IN DOUBT WEAR BLACK!

Random fact about me: I hate black, I’d rather go for white than black, but as a style blogger I have to try everything I possibly can for the blog as far as it’s decent, remember I mentioned one time I don’t like being predictable when it comes to fashion/style. So today I’m wearing this black bodycon dress from Zaful.com I think I made a mistake and got a size M instead of XS I’m not sure but, I still made it work. This dress is so simple, it’s for minimalist fashion bloggers, I on the other hand don't fit into that category. So in order not to make this dress too boring I added this body chain to give it a little spark, wore my gold heels and a few jewelries here and there. I actually wanted to go all black by wearing a pair of black heels but umm no way, changed my mind when the dress arrived. I feel every lady needs a LBD in her wardrobe.

H.O.P.E - HOLD ON PAIN ENDS

The title has nothing to do with this post but it’s just how I’m feeling right now. Sometimes we go through things (secretly/publicly) we can't explain or even understand. I feel we don’t need to understand whatever we go through because T.D Jakes said when God has a plan for your life he will maneuver you, maneuver your life to get you (prepared) to where you need to be, He will break you just so he can build you up. All we need do is take it one day at a time and trust Him. Romans 8;18 what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. Just learn to surrender all to God and walk by faith and not by sight.   

TREND ALERT || THE CORSET TREND: YES OR NO ?


Thank you for all the wonderful comments and love shown on my birthday post, it’s deeply appreciated. God bless you all for taking out time to show your love. The corset trend came back with a twist, and fashion/style bloggers have been rocking this trend of late in different ways. There are different ways to go about this corset trend, styling it over a shirt dress with thigh high boots, styling it just like I did but throwing a blazer over and also you could substitute the pants for a skirt (pleated, pencil skirt, skater skirt) and so on. I feel this trend is a way to be creative and just be you in terms of styling. This trend isn’t for everyone though just like the pajama trend wasn’t/isn't for me.

QUEENS ARE BORN IN FEBRUARY || HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

  So this day some years ago a queen was born! Funny story, my mum told me I was almost born on leap year which she didn't want so she prayed for early labor and I was safely born on the 27th, thankful for that. Imagine waiting every 4 years to celebrate my birthday.
 I’m indeed proud of the woman I am becoming, as I see my dreams coming together one at a time and I have faith (Jeremiah 29:11) it will only get better from here. Looking back I’m really grateful and thankful for everything that has happened in my life, the good and bad, for what has come into and what has gone out of my life; I believe everything has a season and a purpose. I know deep within me I’m not where I want to be right now but I’m glad I’m not where I used to be. 

LIEBSTER AWARD X 11 RANDOM FACTS

I was nominated by Mercy from Busy and Fab. So basically, you have to mention the person/s who nominated you, answer their questions, post 11 random facts about yourself, choose 11 blogs that inspire you, and of course, create 11 questions for them too. Down below are questions asked by Mercy. Here we go!

LAST MINUTE COUPLE V-DAY OUTFIT


Hello Lovelies! This is the first time collaborating with a Male Fashionista Adanya Samueland it did turn out well even though the weather wasn't good to us. So Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I’m here to give you an outfit style inspiration on what to wear that’s if you are still confused on that. It doesn’t have to be a dress, in fact it doesn’t have to be something too extravagant (try recycling an outfit in your wardrobe instead of spending money on a brand new dress) Obviously there would be a lot of couples’ that day celebrating V day so you and your partner can actually pick both your outfits together to stand out from the rest. I’d say try and give a somewhat ‘matchy’ vibe theme that way people know he is yours or she is yours.

IRRESISTIBLE ME X LAYERED UP

It was snowing as you can clearly see when I had this picture taken but just had to get this shoot done either ways. Wide leg pants is one of the fashion trends that isn’t going anywhere for now, it’s still trending. I decided to try it and I got this Mustard Wide Leg Jumpsuit from Gamiss.com. Styled it according to the present weather here, the thing about this particular wide leg overall is that it’s so versatile, you can wear this outfit in all seasons, especially during the summer, there’s so much potential in it. I know I’m exaggerating but you get what I mean. I might style it again when the weather is a little bit warm to show you different ways it can be styled.

BLOG COLLABORATION || STYLING DIFFERENT SHADES OF PINK FT DIMPLEKHADI

Happy New week lovelies! Hope we are all doing well? Today’s post features my very own fashion blogger in Ukraine Dimple Khadi most of you might know her but if you don’t do check out her blog dimplekhadi.blogspot.com and her Instagram also, her style is so versatile, she switches up her look any day and at any time yet still keeps it modest. After much discussion on what to collaborate on we finally decided to go for shades of pink, talking to dimple khadi made me realize how badly I need earth tones and also white pants in my wardrobe Lol. (She understands). This is my first time collaborating with a blogger and everything went so smoothly, I’m glad we did work together and looking forward to working with you again.

CORPORATE? YES PLEASE!

So this post was meant to go up on Saturday but I got hooked on the movie ‘Hidden Figures’. Have you seen the movie? If you haven’t I really recommend it. It’s truly an inspiring movie, really informative and enlightening. Apart from the obvious lessons you can learn from the movie, what I got from the movie is, we all are meant to walk different paths in life, not to copy what other people are doing and achieving but to focus on things central to your core and make it work for you. Success won't come and get you, you need to fight/work for what you genuinely deserve and you'll reap the fruits of your labor, also, life isn’t a competition you get there when you need to not when you want to.

STYLING NEUTRAL

 Firstly, wearing neutral isn’t really my thing if you aren’t new to my blog you’d agree with me. I just love colors; they make me happy, lift up my mood and also the mood of people around me. I see few bloggers who style neutral so effortlessly and so I decided to try something new on the blog today. This is me wearing the Olive waist coat from Banggood, it’s my first time collaborating with them, they deal with Clothing apparel, electronics, home appliances and a lot more. Shipping was fast but I just wished they ironed the dress really well, because it got burnt while I was ironing it. *Sighs* I also got this dramatic earrings from them also but unfortunately my hair covered it.

THE BASEBALL HAT

Hi lovelies! Hope we are all doing well? Firstly, thank you so much for all the love on my previous post, it’s deeply appreciated. I’m wearing this Baseball Hatfrom Zaful.com I picked this one with the letter B on it because it’s my name initials. Get yours here there are other varieties to choose from, and it’s definitely of high quality and shipping is fast and trustworthy. I can tell you that.
Have a fruitful week and talk to Y’all in my next post.

WHITE NEW YEAR '17 || С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ!

Happy New Year Lovelies! I just want to thank everyone who has been with me on this Journey. I know in this short period of time I’ve inspired a few and I don’t plan to stop, all I can say is there’s more to come. We can all admit 2016 had its up’s and down’s but when you have a God bigger than anything his Grace will definitely sustain you and I’m really thankful for all God has done for me, my family and friends. If 2016 taught me anything is that God never fails. Let us all just have a positive mind towards everything and 2017 will be greater.
As we enter 2017 may health, wealth and the favor of God surround our Family and Loved ones, may God guide our steps and give us the discernment to know right from wrong. We will overcome and succeed, 2017 shall be our year of greatness like never before. Challenge yourself this 2017, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.