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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • How to dress French when you are not. Wear a classic jacket or coat

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    One of the more popular reader questions around here is how to dress French. For this week’s FocusOnStyle 15th anniversay online post, let’s revisit these very chic & classic jacket and coat tips from 2010 which remain very relevant & stylish today and onwards. That’s what timeless French chic is all about… the right pieces in your wardrobe that both endure and look modern.  Would you like a boost to help you get the look? Please add yourself to the C’est…

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  • Introducing the Daily StyleWORD: Motivational Style Tips, Fashion Quotes + Affirmations For Image Boosting Greatness!

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    How about a daily style tip, fashion quote, motivational boost of encouragement, or alluring affirmation to kick start your day? Pretty good, I say. With that, I present the Daily StyleWORD, and there’s a hashtag for it too (#styleword). A collection of good morning boosts to rev you up, share on Pinterest, reTweet or Facebook like. You name it. Share it with those you think will benefit, or keep it to yourself. But act on it. Ponder it. Revel in…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to wear patterned & stylish rain boots like a grown up

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    Dear Sharon: Patterned rain boots are everywhere this spring. Is there a stylish way for a grown woman to wear them, or are they a fashion disaster? (Frances via Fashion Advice) >> RELATED: French Chic Trench Coats at a Certain Age No, no, patterned rain boots are not a fashion disaster at all. As a matter of fact, the wildly patterned, crazy colored patterned rain boots from a few seasons ago have given way to a more sophisticated and rugged look of puddle jumps. Some,…

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  • Here’s how YOU can look like Heidi Klum on the beach!

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy Beach Style like Heidi Klum’s convertible sarong cover-up Ok, looking like Heidi Klum on the beach is a major stretch for most of us. But not this time. Here’s how… Whether you’re heading out of town for spring break or plan on hitting the pool this coming summer, here’s great inspiration for covering up… Heidi Klum does a fast twist around her neck and her Theodora & Callum Scarf  instantly does a switch-a-roo from a big,…

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  • Stylist Advice- How To Look Hot On A First Date but not too hot that you come off the wrong way

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    We sometimes get so confused as to what to wear on a first date. Through the years, I’ve been asked all sorts of dress questions, particulary from women re-entering the dating scene. In this week’s 15th Anniversary post, let’s reflect back to what a lovely lady over 40 should consider to wear on a first date.  Oh, as far as her date, I have some advice for him here too. —S.H. >> MORE: Dating Dress Tips Dear Sharon: I’m in my…

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  • What to wear for a mom’s night out

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    Mommy Chic: Friday evening with your girlfriends is always such great fun even if not as frequent when you are a mom. But what to wear for a mom’s night out without looking like you’re trying too hard or just got back from the office? Let’s help our reader get some inspiration for Friday night outfits to hit the bars in style.   I am a 38 yr old mum of two who is going out with the girls in a few weeks…

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  • In case you asked… XYZ things you didn’t know about me

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    I’ve been interviewed a bunch lately and keep getting asked more personal questions about myself and my backstory (we all have one).   So, I got to thinking that it was time to share a few more quirky things & pull the curtain back a little further beyond my usual stylist advice right here on FocusOnStyle in its 15th anniversary year online. Consider this my confidential version of Trivial Pursuit brimming with incidentals that you may not have known (in…

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  • Website Maintenance in Progress…

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    Excuse www.FocusOnStyle.com while we putter around the backend, move around a bit, and do some website maintenance. Apologies for not looking so pretty or speedy while the techs do their thing. We’ll be back very soon in full speed & full style. In the mean time, please follow on facebook to see what we are up to & chat…  

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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014

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    Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at Dior by Raf Simons a few seasons back. Here’s how to get the look: >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS What’s great about this trend is…

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