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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • Beauty Quick Tip: Never let your lipstick linger

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    Kisses, not lipstick, should linger... I know it's cool --graphically-- to leave a lingering lip print in a photo... but in real life it's kinda tacky. Looking classy is all about the blot! Here's's what to do: Apply lipstick, blot with a single sheet of tissue, lightly set with face powder. Add a second layer of lipstick or gloss and lightly either blot again OR put your index finger in your mouth and pull out so that your finger "grabs" the extra lipstick. You'll...
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  • Crop Pants, Culottes, Gaucho… whatever you want to call it, the mid length pant is perfect for transition to fall

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    Until the calendar officially changes, the weather may still be iffy warm but my mindset is totally in fall mode. Nothing says transition more than a pair of wide leg crop pants, gauchos, culottes or whatever name suits your fancy. The nuances of each are not as dramatic as the style power of the old school length that is new again. The mid length is great for when you're not quite ready to think about tights but want a little...
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  • Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down…

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    Love this simple wristlet scarf hack from Céline. So easy to create a bracelet out of your favorite square scarf. All you need to to do is wrap and tie for good-to-go chic. Photo via. RELATED: How to wear a scarf- Video Styling Tips
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  • Join me for the Shoefie Diary Instagram Challenge: Shop your shoe closet!

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    How many shoes do you own that you almost never wear? I know for me, it’a A LOT! Earlier this summer, I started a little shoe challenge for myself. Every day, I would make the effort to pull out a pair of shoes that I forgot about (I’m a shoe fiend) and work them into my wardrobe again.  To keep track, I’d take a fast #shoefie (that’s a selfie for shoes) to document it. What happened was that since I…

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

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     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

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    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

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    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

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    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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