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Author Archive | Sharon Haver

  • My Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding Recipe


    Food! Yup, we’re talking about yumminess today.  Ok, so what does this have to do with style? A lot. Style is where you find inspiration. Even if it’s what you eat the first thing in the morning. Or, think about serving as a treat– a topping of chocolate shavings and mint leaves anyone? It’s the little goodies that make the big picture that much easier. I have so many exciting and focus driven things on my plate (yes, the pun was…

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  • Ageless Style: Easy does it classic white separates by way of Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Something that’s probably in your closet right now. Some of you are asking for more age-appropriate style tips, along with how to wear it stylist advice from pieces that are already in your wardrobe. Continuing our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease, let’s look at  Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet, two of Europe’s loveliest actresses for gorgeous, Ageless Style inspiration. > Note: This story is chock full of related style tips. Don’t forget…

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  • Stylist Advice- Too Big Swing Dress Redo

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    I’m trying something new by adding my styling tips to a photo provided by you, the reader. If you like this new dress redo feature, please tell be in the comments below.  Dear Sharon: Many of my friends and I have been having problems making our swing dresses fit or style them into an outfit. I personally recently bought a lovely black swing dress but the size just doesn’t work. I’ve sent you a link to the dress to see its style…

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  • Pleasingly Pleated


    I’m not always a fan of “big” dresses, and glittery shoes typically look a few seasons back for me. But put it altogether on Marion Cotillard and the result is sublime. Styled by the wrong hands, a plisse pleated dress like this can be overwhelming. But the simplicity and ease of Cotillard’s hair, makeup, and confidence make this Dior Haute Couture look stellar. Another lesson learned in that it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.  More from the…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: The one item every woman should own

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Take it from the chic set at Cannes, a classic white blouse will easily anchor your bold pieces or create an instant shirt dress Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic has a wardrobe stable making a stellar appearance at the photocalls and red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival, the celebrity event where we see things that WE can actually wear! Hooray! How can something so simple look so great? Well, isn’t that…

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  • Don’t feel defeated by menopause: Look Great At Any Age, A Timeless Approach To Elegance

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    Happy Saturday! For this week’s 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online post, let’s help this reader save her style as her body is changing with age becasue with the right style intervension, we can all look great at any age. –S.H. Menopause and Beyond Fashion Tips How to achieve style that only gets better over time… Dear Sharon: Help, I look frumpy all the time! At 53 years old, I’m almost through “the Big M”. I,  like many of us, used…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: How to modernize a full skirt flare dress a la Chiara Mastroianni


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A classic flare dress that looks fresh and modern From our series of the  best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease… I love a flare dress. Chiara Mastroianni’s (daughter of Catherine Deneauve and Marcello Mastroianni) nonchalent edge modernizes her 50’s silhouette flare dress from Dior. The cut boasts a certain timeless grown-up sophistication that works so well with both a curvy figure and for those looking to create a curvy figure. But,…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: Can’t beat a timeless crisp blue shirt a la Sofia Coppola

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    It’s that time again… my favorite red carpet. The one where everyone looks so pulled together, so classic, so Cannes Do Chic (click on that for past coverage)! Yup, it’s the Cannes Film Festival so let’s get our style sparks going with some inspirational I’ll Have What She’s Having starting with Sophia Coppola‘s crisp blue shirt. When you’re looking for a simple, chic, ageless, and E.A.S.Y. way to get out of the house for running around town, the office, or even a film festival…

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  • Stylist Advice: How to dress a short torso

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     Dear Sharon: Hello! I have a short torso on top of being only 5’2″. I am definitely not a size zero but I am not on the big side either. I have a terrible time finding clothes (mostly dresses) that fit right. It is so frustrating I can’t leave a store without crying or being very upset and EMPTY HANDED! What kind of dresses would you suggest? (via Fashion Advice)  >> RELATED: How to Dress For Your Body Type Guide, the most popular posts on what…

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?


    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the…

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  • Puma knocked itself off and I want in!

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    Shoe Alert: A couple of summers ago, I bought a pair of Puma by Hussein Chalayan Black Label open toe wedge bootie platform net sneakers. Let’s break that down. I have never been a fan of open toe booties, most hybrid sneakers, and net shoes, well… BUT, I loved these shoes. Wore them to death as they were one of the most comfortable summer shoes ever that seemed to work with just about everything in my closet. You can tell…

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