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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Stylist Advice: What to wear in New York + not look like a tourist

    club-monaco-ELIZABINA SILK TOP

     Dear Sharon:  I’ll be visiting New York next month and staying in Greenwich Village. I’m there for a wedding but concerned about  dresses and street clothes for walking around NYC and what to wear to visit friends. I’m 46 years old, 5’6″,  size 4 and have a ruler shape. I’m very thin now after an illness and learning to dress my new body. Any advice I appreciate greatly! (A. via Fashion Advice) >> MORE: What to Wear posts Welcome to my city and…

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  • Closet Overhaul 101: What about the clothes you don’t wear

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    1-2-3, PURGE! I was talking to some of my mom friends the other day about making the best use of what we already own.  A few of us got together and the conversation about spring cleaning turned towards rethinking ways to coordinate or style up the clothes, shoes, accessories, and bags that sit in our closet and never really get worn, or even lost in the mix. So, the big question became a riff about the clothes you don’t wear…

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  • Style Motivation Week! Abundant Style Mantras- 10 Ways to Make the MOST of What You’ve Got

    Madrid Fashion Week

    What a better time for style motivation than a summer spotlight as the fun season wraps up so you have the time to get back in gear for fall?  I’ve pulled these style mantras to move you back in focus  to feel more inspired about yourself.  If you crave some more style motivation, don’t forget to check out my Daily StyleWORD here on FocusOnStyle or on Pinterest. –S.H. Abundant style is having a wardrobe that WORKS for you; not the fantasy you…

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  • How to Look Ageless OR 9 Geezer Magnets That Read Old and Why to Avoid Them

    My parents visting a cousin's house back when they were still engaged.

    It’s my birthday again (better to have them then not too), and I still feel the same way. Although, I conveniently can’t remember which birthday it is. Shhh, don’t tell me, sometimes ignorance is bliss. Enjoy this reprise of some solid advice to keep that youthful spirit! —S.H. It’s my birthday today, woot, woot for me!  You think how to look ageless doesn’t cross my mind? I’ve gotta admit that when I think of the numeric add up for my…

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  • Palm Springs Style – Timeless style inspiration is greater than what’s in your closet!

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs

    Palm Spings in the  style mix, baby! It’s been a throwback, go forward time around here. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or even Twitter, you probably saw some snaps I shared from my trip to Palm Springs. Initially, I was in Southern California for a high level business conference… because we are never beyond learning new ways to stretch our brand muscle. Then, The Hubs and Mr. Poodle joined me for some local exploring.   The mix of professional…

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  • Cannes Do Chic- White is summer’s new black


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A summer romance with my dry cleaner White is definitely on trend for summer. But I have to admit a slow love to ditch my go-to black beyond white t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, and classic, crisp white shirts (follow the links for style tips). Maybe it was last week in the California sunshine where I lost count on the plethora of white jeans,  but these Cannes Do Chic snaps certainly make the case for adding something white to…

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  • Bell Bottom Flare Jeans, yeah baby, they’re looking so right again

    FEELING GROOVY flare bell bottoms

    Instant Style Uplift: For both your butt and spirits! If you’re looking for a quick style update that’s right for summer and beyond, look no further than a pair of bell bottom flare jeans. The wide leg jean is creeping back into style and looks and so right. Pair them with some wedge espadrilles for instant height, your  platform sandals to raise your butt, and if you’re leggy, a pair of Birks for off-handed charm. Even I, miss fear of white…

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  • 5 Simple ways to update your look without looking old


    It’s the perfect time to consider how to update your look without totally reinventing yourself…  let’s leave that to Madonna who does it better than anyone else. Updating your look is a way to stay modern and relevant without looking dated and dowdy. But you don’t need a complete makeover, just a little fine-tuning to finesse what you already have. I like to start with small details to maintain an ageless chic allure … 1) Free Up Your Hair You…

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  • How to Wear It Week! How to style a white T-shirt

    WARDROBE STAPLE white t collage

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at different ways to wear everybody’s wardrobe stable. 3 ways to dress up or dress down your favorite piece of clothing I don’t know about you but I spend a good amount of time wearing classic T-shirts. They are easy, timeless, and I love the utilitarian edge that holds everything else together. If there’s one workhorse item in your closet, it should be a white T-shirt. Be it designer or the…

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  • What Color Shoe to Wear With What: The (Non) Definitive Guide to mixing and matching shoes to your outfit

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    If I could only count how many times I have been asked, “what color shoe to wear with…?” I’d probably run out of digits. Here’s the thing, there really is no, that’s right zippo, answer on what shoe color you should wear with what color outfit. In style, there’s no blanket cookie-cutter answer, but a combination of elements that work in harmony to look great or not so great together. Think about shades, textures, hues, pattern, cut, balance, shoe style,…

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  • Style Motivation Week! When you are out of your comfort zone…

    out of comfort zone nicholas kirckwood

    This week’s Spotlight is all about Style Motivation… ’cause if you can’t get motivation, you can’t get it together… regardless of what IT is. Sometimes, you need a little kick to get out of your comfort zone and that’s what this post is about. So kiss that style rut bye-bye.– S.H. The other night I was sick. Really sick. A case of food poisoning to rival that scene in The Exorcist times seven. The following day had me feeling like I was bitten…

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  • Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

    Gray classics from Zara

    Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow the photos in magazine editorials or fashion bloggers who pose their day away (where do they get the time?). Everyone has a different approach to…

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