The Knit Sweater

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So it’s really cold right now! Time to get those super warm clothes out. I am not the type of person that would buy or wear a lot of knit sweaters, but in this cold weather a warm sweater is a must have!
Stay warm Fashionistas!

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Sweater: Forever21
Leather leggings: Danier Leather (those pants are my favourite)
Shoes: (sold out) please find similar styles at Fashion Nova website http://www.fashionnova.com/collections/shoes
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Q & A – The Girl Behind Zani’s Styles

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It has been an exciting first year running my fashion blog. I have learned a lot this year. While I was running this blog, I was asked a lot of different questions by my social media followers, and by my friends. This post is where I will answer the most asked questions.

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  1. Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
    ♦ It all depends on how I feel. I don’t draw inspiration from just one person. Things going on in my life, in the world, the weather, etc all have an impact on how I feel about myself. How I feel about myself is what influences my fashion style.
  2. What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a fashion blog?
    ♦ First of all, I would say consistency is the key. This is something that I am still working on. Write all your ideas on a piece of paper. Everything you think of make sure to write it down. Have in mind the target or the focus of your blog. For example if your blog is about food make sure you stick to that. Another piece of advice would be to get a good camera that takes neat pictures. Be unique, don’t compare yourself to others. Be creative and don’t give up. Continue to make posts and keep working on improving yourself.
  3. What is your favorite clothing store?
    At the moment if I had to pick one I would have to say GUESS. Most of the time when I go in there I end up buying something.

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4. What is the most difficult thing about having a blog?
♦ Committing to a steady routine of taking pictures, blogging my fashion and taking advantage of good weather conditions, this includes; good lighting and a good background. Making the blog appropriate to all audiences. I always have many ideas for fashion and  it is hard to pin myself down to just one look. Making this blog easy for women to draw ideas from the looks posted is another thing that I have difficulty with, because my desire is for women to relate and afford the fashion I showcase in Zani’s Styles.

5. Give a few fashion tips for women.
♦Be Flexible. Be willing to try new styles and experiment more. Don’t limit yourself to one look.
Redefine what style means to you. Let your clothes be a reflection of your personality. If you have good style make sure you have a good personality to go with it.

IMG_0185 IMG_0200Sweater – H&M
Belt – H&M
Jeans – Levis
Boots – Vince Camuto
Watch – Michael Kors
Lipstick – Mac

The Chicago Experience – Art Day (Bye Bye Chicago)

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You can’t come to Chicago and leave before checking out the art that many museums in Chicago have to offer. One thing that I liked about the Art Institvte of Chicago is its massive display of art from all over the world. A lot of cool things from the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, South America, etc. are displayed here. Most of the sculptures and the art are from centuries ago.

The outstanding restaurant of the day for me was The GaGe located at Michigan Avenue. Many young professionals and entrepreneurs come to this cool spot for a great Happy Hour moment.  Don’t forget to make a reservation because this place is always packed!

Chicago was an amazing vacation. As I mentioned, I will definitely come back. Bye Bye Chicago A.K.A Windy City

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Hat – Forever 21
Top – Garage
Overall – Bluenotes
Boots – GUESS
Purse – GUESS

The Chicago Experience – Modesty

My styles varies quiet frequently. As you guys can see, I don’t have a specific style. That’s why I decided to name my blog Zani’s Styles. Within the different styles that I like, I try to dress modest. Although it can be very tricky at times to find clothes that are modest. Today was all about food! I ate too much! I wanted to try as many restaurants as possible. I went to The Kitchen restaurant. It was delicious and view is a million dollar view.  Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab restaurant I also recommend. Come with a big appetite as the portions are very generous. Amazing for sharing. A nice part of the downtown is the Millennium Park. The sculptures in the park are breathtaking. The art in Chicago is portrayed all over the city. People are very artistic. I will speak more about the art on my next project.

Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab

The Kitchen

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Downtown Chicago

Cloud Gate Sculpture at Millennium Park

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Millennium Park

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Top – GUESS
Skirt – Zara
Boots – GUESS
Purse – Aldo
Bracelets – Bebe

The Chicago Experience – Burgundy

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Today was another adventurous day in Chicago. I am in love with this city and its touristic sites. I went to the Navy Pier today, such a beautiful view, thousands of people come from all over the world to visit the Ferris Wheels, the IMAX theater, and the Chicago’s Children Museum also at Navy Pier. One of the places that you can’t miss when you come to Chicago is the TRUMP Tower located right at the center of the city. The Terrance at Trump is the restaurant with one of the best views in the city The view is breathtaking and the food is amazing. You can’t go to Chicago and miss this amazing spot. My OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) was inspired by one of the colours that screams fall, burgundy. This colour has been emphasized all over fall’s fashion runways and in a lot of my favorite stores. I hope you guys enjoy the look. Run as things are still in stores!!!

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The Terrance at Trump

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The View From The Terrance at the Trump

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Children’s Museum at Navy Pier

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Hat – Forever 21
Dress – Guess
Shoes – Le Chateau
Bag – Aldo
Necklace – Aldo
Watch – Michael Kors

The Chicago Experience – City Attractions

After Miami I decided to go to Chicago. I love to travel, visit new places and experience new cultures. This was my first time in Chicago and defiantly won’t be the last. Things I enjoy doing when I am traveling are; fine dining, sight seeing, and shopping. On this day I ate at an amazing restaurant; Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. I visited the famous Willis Tower known as one of the highest buildings in Chicago and I went to a lot of the high ends stores on Michigan Avenue.

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Hat – Forever 21
Poncho – Guess
Pants – Danier Leather
Pumps – Jessica Simpson
Purse – Browns
Earrings – Aldo
Bracelet – Forever 21
Flats – Aldo
Denim Shirt – Guess