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  • Welcome to the FocusOnStyle NEW web design!

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    Can you smell the fresh paint? Drumroll please... pop on over to the home page of FocusOnStyle and you will see a VERY new web design. It may look simple to many of you but it has been months in the making. There has been a massive amount of behind-the-scenes, "under the hood" tech action going on and I'm proud to say that the new look is live. You'll notice the "blog" section of the site is still there, simply...
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  • Inspiration overload: Fantasy pieces from Paris Couture Fashion Week … don’t mind that it takes place in Rome

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    I have a special treat for you. It's total indulgence. And for me, a super sweet spot.  I've always had a thing for Rome. As a little girl in Brooklyn, I imagined myself living in Italy back in the 50s and 60s during the time of black and white movies, anything Fellini, red sports cars, chic black dresses worn with merry widows underneath, sharp eyeliner, Marcello Mastroianni, elegant yet wild parties, and everything Rome in all its decadent, gorgeous, crazy glory. Truth be told, decades...
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  • What Color Should I Wear?

    the truth about color

    What color should I wear is a question that I am frequently asked as a fashion + style expert. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and meeting many bright and savvy entrepreneurs at business conferences who are totally stymied when it comes to how they present themselves. Color is one of their biggest roadblocks when it comes to creating a chic and professional image. One woman told me that she saw an image consultant who told her to wear brown…

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  • Secrets To My Leadership Style

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    Wanna talk leadership style? You're in for a special treat. It's not often that I talk about the behind the scenes of my business and my leadership style. Running a business is just as chic to me as a pair of shoes. So this time I pulled back the curtain to reveal what not only makes my business tick but my style of leadership that has allowed me to be a successful entrepreneur for the past three decades. You'll also learn...
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  • Dress for Success: What Defines Your Style?

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    What really defines your style?  You've thought about it, and we've spent over 15 years online helping you explore the true meaning of style. And with summer just around the corner, what better a time for style motivation as the new season approaches?    If you crave some more style motivation, don't forget to check out my Daily StyleWORD here on FocusOnStyle. In this stylist advice post, I want to recap what I said to Tina Ann from San Juan Capistrano, CA during...
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  • Business Style Update: Three Ways to Upgrade Your Style Now Even If Fashion Is Not Your Thing

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    I was at a business retreat this weekend with fellow women entrepreneurs who suddenly found themselves in the spotlight. Sounds great, right? Nope. These otherwise smart, savvy and successful women looked like deer in headlights when it came to how they present themselves.  Simply because they never really thought about it before. It just was not their thing. And now, they felt insecure, irrelevant, inappropriate and out of touch. It doesn’t have to be that way. Even if style doesn’t come…

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  • Repeat Offender – Wear something you haven’t worn in a month, A NEW WAY

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    As the balmier days of the season come to a close, it’s time to wear something on repeat, but refreshed for one last wear. Those rethink it moments: And why not? With many of your go-to winter closet constants about to make way for the spring season ahead, consider the possibilities of one last wear, rethought for a sartorial boost. And whether you’ve been paying attention to our classic foundation mantra or not, you’ll have no problem translating a key…

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  • Want to maintain a youthful appearance? There’s a new way to get a natural and non-surgical lift!

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    Advanced Beauty: The Non-Surgical Lift If the idea of looking like a matron caught in a wind tunnel or Botoxed so tight that you can barely smile freaks you out, I have a some revolutionary Advanced Beauty tips to maintain a youthful appearance from cosmetic restorative guru Dr. Stephen Bracci of Verve Medical Cosmetics. A problem many of us have is that we try to eat healthy, drinks lots of water, maybe don’t smoke but enjoy a few glasses of vino here & there, and exercise…

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  • Advanced Beauty: RPZL Hair Extensions Rescue a Bad Haircut

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    Most people think of hair extensions as a way to add length but there’s a whole other plus side to this modern hair wonder. Just as I grew out some overprocessed highlights– and when my hair not only was back to its natural color but healthy again– I fell prey to one horrible haircut. Let’s be fair to say that my finally shoulder length hair was suddenly hacked into something that could only be described as a soccer mom mullet!…

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  • Advanced Beauty: Strawberrry Laser LIpo shrinks an inch of belly fat at lunch

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    Think of this as Spanx that’s a part of you. Strawberry Laser Lipo treatment is a non-invasive inch-loss and body contouring treatment that shrinks stubborn fat cells. The treatment is fast and mindless as you lay down with space-age looking paddles strapped to you for a 10-20 minute treatment. The unwanted fat is then naturally released from the body via the lymphatic system. It’s followed up by a quick session on a vibration plate exercise machine that impressed me so that…

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  • What to wear now? Look to Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    Get inspired right now by the Top Five Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 with helpful suggestions on how to tweak your current wardrobe to keep you look modern… With helpful hints and insights on what’s ahead for Fall 2016, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best trends out there to help inspire you look today. Best of all, you most likely own similar pieces already, so have fun shopping your wardrobe and rethinking looks from the…

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  • What to wear now? Look to Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 runways to update your wardrobe

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    You know what I love best about Milan Fashion Week? The accents! The little extra turn. The unexpected detail. The clarity of color. The little somethings that make Italian design, so, well Italian. There are some serious f.a.s.h.i.o.n. pieces here- the kind that finally get me excited about the runway. Take the nuance of the big picture and add the edge to what you already own. You'll update your style and feel bellissima for it. Get inspired by the Top...
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  • Go For A Textured Bob Like Cate Blanchett’s With These Expert Hair Tips

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    The textured bob… celebrity style hair. The bob hairstyle is back with a bang (or without, depending on your preference, lol). We wanted you to know how to get the look so it’s free and Leave it to the instinctive genius of actress Cate Blanchett to take a risk and cut off six inches on the day of the 2016 Oscar ceremony to don a fresh, modern textured bob. And good news is you can too with expert tips from…

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

    a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

    I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

    I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

    More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

    I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work.

    As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

    Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

    That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

    Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

    If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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    Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

    As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

    I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

    Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

    We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

    Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

    Best,

    S.H.







    ps

    If you want to work with me closer, I have a few V.I.P. one on one stylist spots that I open up periodically.

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