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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Style Update – 11 Fashion Fixes To Dress To Look Slimmer Now… Without Going To The Gym

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    Go on a fashion diet to dress to look slimmer now. Did you wake up feeling a little puffy today? No worries. Blame it on the time of year, time of month, or timing of that matcha tiramisu that moved the needle up on the scale. Fake a hot body with these quick stylist tips to look slimmer. All you need to do adjust the way you get dressed. It's the easiest diet in town! In fact, it's so simple that you...
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  • The Snow Boot Guide: The Top 6 Winter Boots For Different Kinds of Snow And Ice

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    The definitive video snow boot guide for every kind of winter condition short of mountain explorer When I was at my vacation place out west last week, it was cold. Crazy cold.  I decided to do a Periscope video snow boot guide of my favorite stylish and practical footwear so you know how to look for the best winter boots for different kinds of snow. You know how I love my fancy shoes. But you also need to be smart and practical...
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  • Golden Globes Fashion- Best Dressed Looks

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    Golden Globes fashion 2016 is rather uninteresting in a very good way. Honestly, (most) everyone looked chic and elegant. There was barely a misstep and the looks were clean and stunning. Kinda sorta like the way we want to look. Nothing fussy. Nothing overdone. Mostly streamlined and well-edited.  The secret to a great look is to keep it simple + keep it striking. The overall theme for Golden Globes fashion this year were column dresses in clear colors, which although gorgeous,...
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  • Your Personal Style In A Time of Life Transitions

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    Top 3 ways to know when to transition your style as you move along in your life It's been a heady transformative week at my house for sure. My son received early acceptance to his first choice college! I'm beyond thrilled that his hard work paid off and he will have the opportunity to have the advanced education so that my crazy talented kid can live out his dream of becoming a feature filmmaker. The absolute joy is palatable as...
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  • The Iconic Style of Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Growing up I was always memorized by the style of Jacqueline de Ribes. I would tear through the society pages in my mother's Women's Wear Daily and amidst all the socialites photographed at charity functions and black tie events, one woman would grab my attention like no other. Countess Jacqueline de Ribes with her regal profile, long neck and volumes of dark hair, model slim figure and unmeasurable poise was a beacon of authentic style... a woman who was knew...
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  • Lace Tights, Thank You Chanel!

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    Thank you Karl Lagerfeld for making me want to spice up my hosiery drawer with lace tights again! Lace stocking have been look "off" for a few years. Add just a few sartorial twists and they look so right again. Mostly due to the styling at the Chanel Paris In Rome Show at Cinnecitta Studios where the models wore mules along with the lace tights. "The mule... It's a typical Chanel shoe, open behind, but we had never done it. With a lace stocking,...
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  • My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease

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    Best Of The Holidays… I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I am sure for most of you. Sometimes, I feel like one of my fancy dressed lady ornaments hanging on my tree….

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  • Everyday Chic: Chanel styling and makeup you can try on your own!

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    I just love everything about this everyday chic look from Chanel in Vogue! The article is about Chanel’s global creative makeup and color designer Lucia Pica, pictured in a Chanel jacket, Margaret Howell scarf, and photographed by Daniel Jackson, for Vogue, September 2015. Pica's strong yet casual look is something that you easily master on your own. There's nothing easier to style the right white T-shirt. Top it with your favorite good jacket, add the flirty neckerchief and suddenly your otherwise...
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  • Color of the Year- Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016

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    Pantone announced its color of the year and for 2016, it's all about Rose Quartz and Serenity. The colors are all about calm and mindfulness as opposed to the richer Marsala, last year's color of the year. So, pack up your brights, the trend colors are all about muted pales for next year! Or, reworking pales you already have or can find on the sale rack, like the outfit pictured right. MORE: Posts about Color Watch the Pantone inspiration video...
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  • Easy Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes… because who wants to waste time in the kitchen?!

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    Whats’ cooking at my house! Smells so good that I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving recipes with you  with some behind-the-scenes photos while I’m cooking!   For me, style is a lot like cooking.  You start with the best ingredients and the rest is easy. That’s a main premise in the C’est Chic Crash Course– it’s not about being precise, it’s about having the know-how to instinctively get it together.  I’m not a fan of the typical turkey dinner with lot’s…

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  • Personal Branding 101: What about those phonies?

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    Style + Success: Let's get real for a moment, please... After all, it's about you. So let's get into personal branding 101. Have you ever dreamingly followed an online lifestyle guru, marketing coach or business mentor who appears to have both a "perfect" life and an enviable thriving business? She surely must have the magic touch from the stream of manufactured social media and personal branding images on her web site. Perfect-istas are usually recognizable by their soft focus social media...
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  • My Top 3 Tips to Be A Successful MOMpreneur if you want to work from home

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    This photo is how long I have been in the Mompreneur business! In mom terms, FocusOnStyle has been online from onesies to 6'4"!  Just think that when the docs said that my newborn son was in the 95th percentile for height, we didn't believe them. Now look at my tall baby! As we are entering the college application process around here, it got me reflecting  about what it takes to run a successful home-based business and still have time to...
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