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  • How To Make Your Outfit Pop! [Quick Tips Video]

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    Tzuj it up to make your outfit pop with standout style! When you want your outfit to stand out, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact. Look for interesting, edgy and cool pieces that can accent your otherwise normal outfits. The little details make the biggest difference. And you don’t have to go out of your way to be over the top crazy or trendy. It’s all about fitting in the CHIC edge to transform your look into […]

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  • Bridging The Gap: Age is Just a Number with Personal Style Blogger Laura Jansen [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    #BridgingTheGap – Age is really just a number. Age, does it define us? Should it shape the way we see the world? How much better would life be if we could only appreciate the knowledge of every generation so can learn from each other? What if there was a way to start bridging the gap? “Bridging the Gap,” where 100 Millennial and 100 Midlife Influencers are coming together to blur the boundaries as we believe we are stronger together

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  • The top 3 SEO TIPS for beginners…

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    Beginner tips to better SEO… If your just starting out, or not really well versed in SEO, I have a few pointers that can really make a difference and help get your name noticed on the web. Incase you haven’t heard the term before, SEO or Search Engine Optimization, is what helps you be seen online. Your level of SEO impacts google search and, ultimately, traffic to your website. So here are a few basic rules to follow if you […]

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  • LinkedIn Strategy & The Power of Connections with Karen Yankovich [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    LinkedIn strategies to revolutionize your social media performance + positioning + branding tips + marketing and everything you need to stand out in social media… So much social media, so little time. BUT  “they” say how important LinkedIn to build your professional connections. No cute memes just a bunch of people who want to optimize their network to mutually benefit each other. Sounds cool, but I don’t know about you, LinkedIn confuses me. Not anymore! This week, my business bestie and […]

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  • Copywriting Tip: The Difference Between Opened and Closed Loops

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    Hire Smart… Time is of the essence when hiring a new intern or virtual assistant. You need to make sure they are a right fit for your and vice versa. One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is putting up with an employee that does not match their business culture or work ethic. Here are a few things to look out for and make the hiring process much easier: Whatever system you use, MAKE SURE there is […]

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  • The Personal Style of Legendary Authors and The Clothes They Wore with Terry Newman [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    On this week’s episode of the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast, we take a look into the lives of some of the most legendary authors in history and examine how their way of life, personal styles and ways of dressing had an impact on their works of literature. Terry Newman, author of Legendary Authors And The Clothes They Wore, joins me to discuss her book and make connections between authors and their signature personal style, history, and being.

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  • Entrepreneur Advice: What to look for when hiring an intern or virtual assistant [Quick Tips Video]

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    Hire Smart… Time is of the essence when hiring a new intern or virtual assistant. You need to make sure they are a right fit for your and vice versa. One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is putting up with an employee that does not match their business culture or work ethic. Here are a few things to look out for and make the hiring process much easier: Whatever system you use, MAKE SURE there is […]

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  • How to build a large facebook community with Leadership Girl Haley Lynn Gray [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty amazing having a large facebook community with over 60,000 members. If any of you have every dreamed about being a leader in your community, you are going to want to listen to Leadership Girl in this week’s episodeof the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast. Haley Lynn Gray, founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network joins us with insights on networking, success and the unique fingerprint that exists in every business.

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  • Having people let you down can really ruin your day… if you let it. [Quick Tips Video]

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    Having people let you down can really ruin your day… if you let it. It’s true that actions speak a thousand words. During my years in business I’ve learned that having people let you down can really ruin your day. What I discovered is that some people cause a lot of stress and discombobulation in their life and business and don’t realize how it affects not only themselves but the business of others. If you want to learn how to […]

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  • Productivity Tip: The importance of your morning ritual [Quick Tips Video]

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    Take the time in the morning to start your day off on the right foot… Living in New York City can sometimes gets chaotic. In the mornings, it can be hard to get quiet time with so much going on. Which is why when I’m out in Wyoming, I really have time to reflect and slow things down. If you are looking to get more accomplished during your days, the best place to start is DIRECTLY in the morning. As […]

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

    a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

    I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

    I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

    More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

    I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work.

    As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

    Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

    That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

    Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

    If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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    Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

    As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

    I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

    Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

    We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

    Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

    Best,

    S.H.







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    If you want to work with me closer, I have a few V.I.P. one on one stylist spots that I open up periodically.