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.
There are day’s when I get frustrated but your comments keeps me motivated and can be uplifting. So a big thanks to everyone.

WHAT I’M WEARING
One Shoulder Vertical Striped Frill Trim Top (HERE) Criss cross sandals (HERE) Flannelette Ball Adorn Stud Earrings (
HERE
 When I started blogging I was trying to get ideas from other bloggers which didn’t help at all because when I looked back at the content I had created it didn’t scream originality to me. I saw it as another bloggers work, which made me a little dissatisfied. Anyways, after a month I wanted to be proud of my work and started creating original content all from my head and I can say I’m indeed proud of my work, that I am my own fan. At night I look back at what I’ve created check my blog religiously to see what needs improvement, adjustment and all other things related to blogging. I’m grateful really in this short period I’ve worked with a lot of brands and still working with a few at the moment

 I’ve learnt great things from blogging.
Perseverance is definitely key, keep doing what you know how to do best regardless of who is watching, criticism doesn’t affect you unless you let it in, I’ve grown as well as a person, my confidence is an A+ and so is my negotiating skills. Also strangers are more likely to support you than friends, so be cautious of the friends you keep 'cos not everyone will be genuinely happy for you. Also, do not sweat the small stuff, progression is better than perfection.
 To my audience
 First of all I want to say a big thank you for all your support in all the different ways shown and I appreciate everyone even the anonymous. Also, all bloggers are not meant to dress the same way or provide the same content. That’s why there’s diversity in blogging, my niche is different from the other bloggers’ niche, so on behalf of my fellow bloggers I say to you all, respect our work and please don’t compare us to the next blogger. So we employ you to sit back, support us and enjoy what we provide because blogging isn’t easy at all neither is it a joke. Respect to my fellow bloggers. I’m here to inspire and motivate you through my blog.
 Advice to my fellow bloggers
Be true to yourself, be real, unique and let your passion shine through your work and you’d be satisfied with you work regardless, don’t compare yourself to others ‘cos at some point trust me the pressure might get to you but know this, nobody knows how to do what you know how to do best so use your creativity well and don’t let social media kill it. Don’t accept every opportunity that comes your way because majority of the time most brands are trying to use us get what they need. So think twice before accepting any opportunity. Focus on your blog, better it for yourself and for your readers. For my style and Fashion bloggers you don’t need to break the bank to look good, recycle, try DIY’s, thrift if possible at the end of the day it’s how you wear it with confidence that matters. Don’t follow all the trends as they come and go. They say Quality over quantity when blogging but sweetheart in order to work with brands you need balance of both, so work on both and excel in what you do. The blogosphere is fun, so don’t put yourself in one box, expand your horizons, try new things that works for you not because everyone is doing it. Don’t be scared to be different, different is good. Success doesn’t come over night you need to work for it. It’s okay to look up to other successful bloggers but never put them above you and neglect yourself. Advertise your blog on all social Medias to reach out to more people. Do you stand out as a blogger? ask yourself what differentiates you from other bloggers as there are many bloggers out there. Anyways blogging isn’t easy just be you, create nice content, don’t plagiarize someone else’s work, don’t blog because you want to make money otherwise you’d be very disappointed as this thing take time. Be consistent, engage with your audience, pray, and then slay. Above all work hard, don’t forget why you started and stay humble.
 What I hope to achieve this year
By God’s grace honestly, it’s to just create better content and improve the blog for my readers, work with more brands, collaborate with other bloggers and feature more people on my blog. So holla, don’t be shy and we’d talk. You never know what good will come out of it.
Increase my TSF Speaks which I’ve been neglecting. 

 Finally a big thank you
To my sister for always taking my blog pictures when I started in the blistering cold, scorching sun and sometimes giving me style ideas. Also to others who’ve taken my blog pictures God bless you all. To my fellow bloggers who turned friends and to my amazing audience you all are just real and may God bless you all.
QOTD "Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm.'' 
Photos: Herroyal Annie 
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  1. Happy one year blogiversary bernie!!!! You have come a far way and many more years to go I wish you nothing but continued blessings and prosperity for you and your blog, every day you get better and better at what you do and You have evolved and continue being the person you are and keep shining through your blog
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  2. You're so lovely Bernie, the outfit slays and the word of wisdom pierces. Love every single thing here especially the tulle skirt. And you're right about not all friends will be happy for you which sometimes I still struggle. Happy anniversary on your blog! Cheers to more blogging years!!!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Mercy. It's hard to accept but really not all friends are friends. I'm glad you understand. thanks for being a part of my blog. Amen!

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  3. that ruffle top is so pretty!

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  6. Lovely look! Love tule skirts and ruffles!
    Wishing all the best to you and your blog.you´ll Keep growing with your good work! xx
    Coco and Jeans by Marisa x My Instagram x My Bloglovin

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  7. Congratulations stylish girl!! Really love your outfit and I think you did an amazing job last year!! Big Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  8. Congrats on one year! I love your outfit, your top is gorgeous xx

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  9. Happy blogiversary
    You've achieved a lot within a year
    I wish you success in your blogging career
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  14. Love the look, very sweet and feminine. You are gorgeous!

    Madame X
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  15. Happy blogiversary! I love your style and keep it up!

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  16. Thanks a lot :D

    Happy birthday to your blog :D Keep it up with this amazing work!
    Fantastic combo :D

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  17. Your writing and pictures are stunning. I love you dress as well, super beautiful!

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  18. Your writing and pictures are stunning. I love you dress as well, super beautiful!

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  20. Congratulations, girl! You are so gorgeous, stylist, and ambitious. Keep it up xx

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  21. This is beauuuuutiful :D
    Wish you a lovely day and hope you neeeever stop blogging!
    You are great girl, and such an inspiration!!!!
    Kiss
    xx

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  22. Oh yaya, you've really come a long way in such a short time, keep up the awesome work. Love this look especially your shoes and happy anniversary.

    Princess Audu

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    1. Thank you princess. Indeed I've come a long way glory to God. Thanks for stopping by dear.

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  23. Congratulations on your first yer blog-anniversary!! And thank you for sharing your journey with us. Keep it up.

    Nathalie
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  24. Congrats on one year! Love your style!
    ~Samantha
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  25. wow your blog has really done a lot in one year, congrats hun! + love your outfit, you look lovely xo

    keelie xo

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  26. Congratulations! You have very interesting style!

    Costa de la Moda

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  27. I love your look from head to toe! And happy blogiversary! Hope more success and years to come :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  28. So, so pretty!
    Super cute ruffled top!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  29. What a fab top! Love how you styled it with that mint skirt, so pretty!

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  30. Gongrats doll, I love your blog!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  31. Congrats love. wishing you the very best this year even better than when you started. Keep shinning dear.

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  32. Benita this top really suits you! amazing style as always :)


    Check out my latest blogpost if you want
    "How I designed my own Bikini" http://evaredson.blogspot.it/2017/06/how-i-designed-my-own-bikini.html

    xx Eva

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  34. Loved your outfit! you look beautiful as always
    I am following, hope you can follow me too
    Gros bisous

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  35. Benita,
    Happy Anniversary! LOVE your ruffle top! You look so amazing and that skirt is such a great color!

    xoxo,
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  36. Uauu I love it, congrats sweety!

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  37. Gorgeous! Love everything about this look, especially that skirt <3
    Green Fashionista

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  38. Happy unniversary my dear! You look gorgeous in this styling, I love your blouse :-)

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  39. Omg happy anniversary for your blog, darling! Aaah, remembering the first time I hit that publish button also made me giddy about who was gonna read my blog etc etc. It's been 8 years since then and 5 years since I blogged professionally and I hope you will continue to write in the many years ahead.

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    1. Wow, 8 years of blogging, that's something wish you the best and I hope to continue blogging. thanks for stopping by dear.

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  40. Happy Blogiversary dear, to many more!

    Looking great btw! Love that skirt :)

    XoXo,

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  41. Happy blog anniversary to you babe! You have accomplished so much in just one year! Keep up all the good work!

    xoxo
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  42. I love all the bright colors in this outfit! You look stunning!

    xo Tina
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  43. First off just want to say I LOVE this look! And blogging does have it's challenges and it has changed so much in the last 3-5 years or so. But if you love it, then it is worth it.

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  44. Happy Blogniversary! You look stunning, loving the summer body art.

    Funmi x
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  45. Happy anniversary girl, you look so chic to celebrate!

    Camila,
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  46. Happy anniversary girl, you look so chic to celebrate!

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  47. Love this blouse!! So chic!
    xx
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  48. Amazing look dear, love your skirt ! :-) xoxo

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  49. Симпатичные фото ))

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  50. You look amazing dear!

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  51. Congratulations for having for blog up a whole year - that's so great! Gorgeous outfit! x

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  52. This is gorgeous! I love the aqua blue! And congrats on being 1!!!! Huge achievement!

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  53. Congratulations! I'm amazed by your blog and style. You are an inspiration!
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  54. Happy Blogiversary Girl!! You look great!
    Nistha
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  55. Happy one year blogiversary!!!! You have come so far many more blogiversary to you. Wish you Gods blessings and prosperity, every day you grow and get better. Love the words of wisdom. Love your outfit,

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    2. Thank you so much dear. A big AMEN and thanks for stopping by.

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  56. Your top is amazing! Beautiful look <3

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  57. Happy Blogiversary, girlie! I wish you much success with The Style Fanatic. I can relate to feeling pressured to conform to what other bloggers are doing, especially when first starting off, but like you've noticed and done, it's so much more enjoyable when you're producing what's truly reflective of you, your style, and interests. That said, I love the work you share and I look forward to see what you continue to share with us in the future!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jalisa for this comment. I appreciate you always stopping by the blog. It\s really enjoyable producing what\s truly reflective off you, your style and interest like you've mentioned.


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  58. Congrats on one year!!! I love your style and am excited to see more from you. Keep up the amazing work.
    Love this one shoulder striped beauty!

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  59. you slay in blue darling!!
    Xx, Tiffany Lea
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  60. gorgeous blouse!

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  61. Lovely outfit! You look amazing as always!
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  62. Congrats on making it through your first year! Hope you have more great years of blogging ahead!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  63. First of all congratulation dear for your one on blogging and second thing is you have a great sense of clothing.

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  64. You look great! Nice top

    Would love if you see my new blog post Pair of Apricots
    Love
    Akanksha

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  65. Lovely style babe!

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    Molly X

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  66. Happy blog anniversary!! Loving this top!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  67. You look Amazing! Have a lovely Day! 👌👌👌

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  68. Amazing post!

    Mihaailo| mihaailo.blogspot.com

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  69. I just love your style! That top is so pretty ♥

    Khadija x
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  70. nice post, like it :)
    happy Sunday :)

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  71. Happy blogiversary, dear! Congrats on what you achieved!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

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  72. Good post and i would love to tell you that i love your hair very much.

    Must have personality-enhancing accessories for women

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  73. Woo congrats on 1! I love those shoes!! The blue looks lovely on you x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  74. wow amazing!! love this combination, your skirt is soooooo beautiful.

    kisses dear!
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  75. So beautiful! Love the top!
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  76. Happy Birthday to your blog
    as usual you look absolutely stunning
    Winnie
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  77. Love your post!! Great content
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  78. I can't believe your blog is just one year old! I thought you were blogging for years now. I am so in love with your turquoise midi skirt! Looks so lovely on you.
    Dora
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  79. Congratulations! I can't believe your blog is just 1 year old. Such pretty photos.
    That skirt is gorgeous

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  80. You look gorgeous! I like your style!
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  81. Happy blogniversary Bernie! You have come such a long way in just one year, I am amazed! Thanks for always spreading a love and respect message and for loving what you do, which shines through the lens. For many more blogniversaries to come! Much love,

    Saida | She talks Glam

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  82. The skirt looks gorgeous, I love the color of it x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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