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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Do you want the perfect way to dress up jeans? Try classic plaid!


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Cozy and casual chic plaid that’s the perfect way to dress up  jeans Sometimes dressing up is really a spin on what could be dressing down. Truth be told, I love plaid. Especially red plaid. Always have. For me, plaid runs the gambit from my collection of cowgirl chic western shirts to classic American sportswear iterations, like my Geoffrey Beene vintage red plaid coat, pictured left, that I may just pull out and wear again. Aside from…

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  • Stylist Advice- Men’s job interview style for a business lunch


    This reader question is about men’s job interview style for a business lunch. Women also need to pay heed to not trump the person who is conducting your interview. Dear Sharon: I have a lunch interview at a fairly upscale restaurant next week. I am a guy who has no fashion sense. However, I do know that I will be suiting up for this occasion. I have a navy suit, white shirt and black tie. My question is, should I take off my suit…

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  • How to Dress Up A Dress – The Greatest Building Block of Them All


    Let’s call this DRESS WEEK! You know how to accessorize with French Chic street style from Paris Fashion Week, which new skirt length looks modern, and NOW: How to Dress Up A Dress! Get the most out of your money as we close our week covering the benefit’s of a simple frock to help you discover what works for you when it comes to that one essential piece. The right dress & skirt can take you far, so take note as…

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  • Try A New Skirt Length and Update Your Look and Attitude


    Try A New Skirt Length, go ahead and challenge yourself, you just might be surprised at the results… Like a good dress, a good skirt can take you quite far sartorially speaking, but unlike a dress you get even more wear as you can mix & match like there’s no tomorrow. And since we all know how easy it is to get mundane with what you already know looks good on you, we thought you might want to consider a…

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

    le dress

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

    Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 - Chanel - Arrivals and Front Row

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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  • Why Dita Von Teese makes you feel beautiful to be a woman


    Hubby and I dragged ourselves out of our head cold blues (the couple that hacks together, stays together) and trotted off to see Dita Von Teese perform “Burlesque Strip Strip Hooray!” at the Gramercy Theater in NYC last night. LOVED it. So much fun, glamour, camp, and theatrical majesty… like being in Vegas without the schmaltz (big smile). At 41, Dita is gorgeous and unstoppable.   Dita Von Teese may have one of the most enviable figures but the review isn’t about…

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  • Le Classic White Shirt: C’est French chic street style that you can wear from Paris Fashion Week

    French Chic white shirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic French Chic white shirt that’s just a touch special I’d like to think of this as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week. Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress IT up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit. But, don’t think that this kind…

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  • Best Emmy Style: Red Carpet fashion with lessons that make sense for your wardrobe (really)

    Emmy red carpet fashion

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The best Emmy style of clean chic red carpet stunners You know that I’m generally not jacked up about red carpet fashion. Too often, it’s overdone celebrities wearing costumes that look like they were stolen from a five-year old’s fantasy dress up closet. OK, lucky for them that their stylist secured that fancy free dress for the night, but what does that have to do with YOU? There was some of that schmaltz at tonight’s 65th Emmy…

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  • It’s Beta baby! Behind the scenes on the NEW FocusOnStyle web look [video] new fashion website design

    It’s a new fashion website. Right here… Okay, so some people leave the bloopers for the end of a video. Eh, I start out with my webcam bloopers:) All in the effort to share my exciting news with you, F-A-S-T. Do you notice something different? There’s a NEW web fashion website blog style here on FocusOnStyle!  It’s a bit more open design, more personal, and VERY Beta at the moment (that means we don’t have all the bells & whistles done…

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  • Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan and Paris, oh yeah

    Best of fall fashion trends from the runway

    Fall fashion trends from the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion week runways + street style inspiration too Straight from the catwalk and into your closet– sleek styles from the runway & the lovely fashion week street style ladies will inspire you to make a chic impact on your wardrobe in more ways than one. How does that sound? Curated highlights from our our extensive Fall 2013 Runway Coverage  from our 60+ fall fashion week stories! Thought you’d like it. Tweet…

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  • Shape Shifters: What to wear when your weight fluctuates


    Help! My weight fluctuates! I have nothing to wear and too many clothes. Sounds familiar? Let’s help this reader figure out what to buy + what to wear when your weight fluctuates. Dear Sharon: I have a yo-yo  weight that regularly fluctuates so I have an overstuffed closet with little to wear that’s the right size at the moment. I have clothes that are too large and clothes that are too small, but barely a thing that fits me right now….

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