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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

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

    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…

    Published on April 12, 2014
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  • Breaking fashion rules to make it right

    Breaking fashion rules to make it right. Dress out of the box and get some style. The hot trends for this season compose of breaking historic fashion rules to move forward with fabulous style.

    Published on April 05, 2014
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  • Stylist Advice- How to wear patterned & stylish rain boots like a grown up

    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…

    Published on April 02, 2014
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  • Here’s how YOU can look like Heidi Klum on the beach!

    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…

    Published on April 01, 2014
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  • What to wear for a mom’s night out

    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…

    Published on March 20, 2014
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  • In case you asked… XYZ things you didn’t know about me

    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…

    Published on March 13, 2014
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  • Website Maintenance in Progress…

    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……

    Published on March 06, 2014
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  • Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014

    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…

    Published on March 05, 2014
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  • Best of Oscar Fashion 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, grown-up elegance hit the red-carpet for can-do Oscar chic to consider this upcoming wedding and formal season… It wasn’t as much as big drama but more of modern elegance when it came to the best of Oscar fashion tonight. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Best…

    Published on March 02, 2014
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  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

    For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to…

    Published on March 01, 2014
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  • I stopped by the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store for a sneak peak

    Retail Remedy: It’s time for a day of pretty things! Have you ever had one of those Mercury in retrograde days where the only viable solution to finding joy is, well, SHOES! Yup, and pretty, girly, sexy, feminine shoes like the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP line that launches exclusively at Nordstrom on February 28. When the…

    Published on February 27, 2014
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