Default- Home- hands clasped-

Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Last-Minute Holiday Style Questions: Answered!

    holiday style post

    I had so much fun on the phone last week answering your last-minute holiday style questions! The special bonus Q&A session was for my bestie’s on my newsletter list… it’s free to subscribe & this live call was a thank you for being part of my insiders. I love the connection of getting up close with you by phone for some quick-fire help. There will be more opportunities coming up in the new year (so hop on my list, why…

    ... READ MORE
  • Surely, I won’t forget…


    I want to share this simple and very thoughtful holiday gift that I received from my friend Steve. A box of lovely ribbons! Don’t you love it when “found” art meets memories and can all be wrapped up in a pretty decorative bowl?  Now, I will have plenty to choose from when I need to tie a ribbon around my finger… What are your simple and thoughtful gift ideas?   MORE: Holiday Style  

    ... READ MORE
  • Have you heard the news? Green is a goner. Radiant Orchid is THE color of year for 2014


    My Inbox (well, “Promotions” box thanks to Google sorting) is flooding with press releases about all the Radiant Orchid items coming out soon since the big announcement yesterday. You see, Emerald Green is so last year. I wasn’t really dancing to Tangerine Tango from the year before that. But I can cotton up to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, drumroll please, Radiant Orchid. Yes, the color is lovely. But why wait until Spring when every designer from clothes…

    ... READ MORE
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy, it’s time for new shearling boots

    Frye 'Valerie' Bootie

    Never say never. Truth be told, personally, I’m not much of a shearling boot / classic UGG fan. A few seasons ago, I stumbled upon a pair of Zadig & Voltaire gray shearling booties with the right amount of edge and back zipper slimness to avoid the generic girl at the mall feel. It was right after my foot surgery and I was still pretty swollen so the soft bootie was exactly what I needed or more important, what I…

    ... READ MORE
  • Dress up laid back style with a floppy wide brim fedora à la Jessica Alba

    In a fedora, actress Jessica Alba epitomizes laid back cool while out & about… Traveling in style never comes all that easy, we know, but one look at Jessica Alba’s wide brim floppy fedora had us on the hunt for a smart topper to punctuate otherwise laid back outfits when on the go. >> RELATED: Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys By finding a fedora in a similar hue to her classic Wilt cardigan, Alba…

    ... READ MORE
  • It’s here! New York holiday window displays with the BIG Bergdorf Goodman reveal

    BGholiday-photo 2

    Holiday style starts early this year and it feels so good… Naveed and I popped over to see the big Spider-Man esque reveal for the Bergdorf Goodman New York holiday windows reveal last night. Usually, I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to get in to the holiday vibe with New York holiday window displays but this is too irresistible to not share. Besides, we haven’t done a Retail Remedy post in a while, so why not?! The V.I.P. crowd gathered close…

    ... READ MORE
  • When it’s time to replace your best cashmere sweater…

    C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Turtleneck

    Let’s help this reader understand how to identify types of cashmere & replace her best cashmere sweater with something fresh. Dear Sharon: I visited your video on cashmere. I would like to add a cashmere piece to my wardrobe each year. I have a very favorite turtleneck that I purchased in a cashmere specialty store in Manhattan about 15 years ago. I bought it on sale and I cannot find anything like it again. The more I wash it the softer…

    ... READ MORE
  • Warning: You may be blinded by desire! Jewelry by JAR dazzles at the Met

    jar-photo 1

    I daresay that even the most glitz phobic could not help but  be wowed by this exhibition. I ran up to see the press preview of Jewelry by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning and barely wanted to leave the show. Honestly, I could have spent the day soaking up the radiant jewels on display and although I didn’t get a ring to ‘put on it,’ I did come back with a tome to explore on the…

    ... READ MORE
  • Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit


    Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was…

    ... READ MORE
  • The French Chic Diet: How to be slim, chic and savvy with Tonya Leigh


    Oh la la, you missed the French  chic diet call. Don’t fret.  If you’re on my insider list you’ll know what future events are scheduled, all the latest style tips to make the most of what you’ve got. AND receive your free copy of “Passport to French Chic” as my gift to you. Click to join me.   If you’re like me, you often wonder how Parisian women stay so slim. As much as I love the easy élan of French…

    ... READ MORE
  • The Ugly Shoe Guide: The comfort shoe trend is going strong! Check out the Birkenstock influence at Celine and more

    Celine Spring 2014

    Fugly to some, chic + cool for the rest! The Birkenstock comfort ugly shoe trend is one Spring 2014 runway highlight to take advantage of this season & the next  It’s all a matter of how you put together this runaround trend. Call it a rerun, but for the moment we’re calling it a homerun where comfort is key. And if you were around the first time, we can only imagine your collective gasp at the thought of the Birkenstock…

    ... READ MORE
  • Style inspiration beyond fashion


    Salomé calling… Hubby & I did a little stroll around the Metroploitan Museum of Art the other night.  The Kid is getting older and he’s not too keen to do every family outing. I walked passed Salomé by Henri Regnault (oil on canvas, 1870) and felt like I stumbled upon an old friend. You see, once upon a time, before my husband, before my son who lost interest in museum visits, I found a kindred spirit in the gypsy Boho allure of this painting….

    ... READ MORE