Default- Home- helping you + your biz get out there
  • Entrepreneur Advice: What to look for when hiring an intern or virtual assistant [Quick Tips Video]

    Hiring smart

    Hire Smart… Time is of the essence when hiring a new intern or virtual assistant. You need to make sure they are a right fit for your and vice versa. One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is putting up with an employee that does not match their business culture or work ethic. Here are a few things to look out for and make the hiring process much easier: Whatever system you use, MAKE SURE there is […]

    ... READ MORE
  • How to build a large facebook community with Leadership Girl Haley Lynn Gray [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

    Podcast Thumbnail Haley Lynn Gray no logo

    I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty amazing having a large facebook community with over 60,000 members. If any of you have every dreamed about being a leader in your community, you are going to want to listen to Leadership Girl in this week’s episodeof the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast. Haley Lynn Gray, founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network joins us with insights on networking, success and the unique fingerprint that exists in every business.

    ... READ MORE
  • Having people let you down can really ruin your day… if you let it. [Quick Tips Video]

    Copy of What size should you wear

    Having people let you down can really ruin your day… if you let it. It’s true that actions speak a thousand words. During my years in business I’ve learned that having people let you down can really ruin your day. What I discovered is that some people cause a lot of stress and discombobulation in their life and business and don’t realize how it affects not only themselves but the business of others. If you want to learn how to […]

    ... READ MORE
  • Productivity Tip: The importance of your morning ritual [Quick Tips Video]

    morning ritual

    Take the time in the morning to start your day off on the right foot… Living in New York City can sometimes gets chaotic. In the mornings, it can be hard to get quiet time with so much going on. Which is why when I’m out in Wyoming, I really have time to reflect and slow things down. If you are looking to get more accomplished during your days, the best place to start is DIRECTLY in the morning. As […]

    ... READ MORE
  • Style Advice: What Size Should You Wear? [Quick Tips Video]

    What size should you wear

    The trick to finding the best fitting clothes is simply honing in and using your best judgement. When you go shopping, measure with your eyes before looking at labels or heading to the fitting room. Don’t box yourself in with clothing sizes. Every brand is different and every size varies. It’s just a number on the label.

    ... READ MORE
  • Style Advice: How to fake a tan [Quick Tips Video]

    1

    Keep the summer look going longer! You don’t have to risk sun damage to pull off an amazing tan look. Between skin cancer, fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and more, tanning out in the sun is just not worth the time and potential health risks. Especially when it’s so easy to create a glowing fake tan that looks amazing.  Watch as I explain my own techniques and showcase some of my favorite products to help get you started… Your skin will […]

    ... READ MORE
  • How to dress comfortably when you work from home [Quick Tips Video]

    ow to dress comfortably when you work from home

    When you work from home you want to dress comfortably yet still be somewhat polished. It’s so easy to fall into the PJ’s all day trap but studies show that you will be more productive if you are wearing more professional apparel. The actual style should be aligned and on brand for what you do. I’m not saying wear a suit, and my work from home dress style is pretty casual, verging on a uniform, but chose pieces that you […]

    ... READ MORE
  • Entrepreneur Advice: How to Manage Tasks When Things Seem Monumental [Quick Tips Video]

    Entrepreneur Advice: How To Manage Tasks When Things Seem Monumental [Quick Tips Video]

    We all have big, sometimes intimidating tasks in our schedule… It comes with the territory of being a business owner. But what you might not realize is that these tasks can be managed very easily without all the stress… The first thing you should before undertaking a monumental task is BREAK IT DOWN. I like to break it down into 30, 60 or 90 day chunks and create an outline from there. This way I know if I am on […]

    ... READ MORE
  • How to Become a Recognized Expert and Expand Your Network with Dorie Clark [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

    Podcast Thumbnail Dorie Clark no logo

    Entrepreneurs, it’s time to get out of your rabbit hole!  Becoming the go-to recognized expert in your field can be more than a pipe dream if you know how to leverage your brand. On this week’s episode of the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast with Sharon Haver, you will learn how to  leverage your network, brand and ideas to become a recognized expert in your industry. Dorie Clark, speaker, author, reinvention expert and personal branding + marketing strategist, joins us for this informative, […]

    ... READ MORE
  • Beauty, Branding + Business with PR Pro Marie-Laure Fournier [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

    Podcast Thumbnail Marie-Laurie Fournier no logo1

    Have an inside look into the world of beauty PR and Parisian style with Marie-Laure Fournier. Understanding this European outlook to beauty, branding, and business is not always easy, especially because we have to adjust our cultural mentality. To help us bridge the gap between European glamour and American business savvy, I have Beauty consultant and Entrepreneur Marie-Laure Fournier on this week’s episode of the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast with Sharon Haver. Understand the “better than natural, chic and […]

    ... READ MORE
  • How to French Kiss Life with Tonya Leigh [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

    Podcast Thumbnail Tonya Leigh no logo

    Add elegance and balance to your life, inside and out. This week’s podcast features a brilliant coach, entrepreneurial genius, speaker and creator of French Kiss Life, Tonya Leigh. Tonya joins me this week to talk about how you can uplevel you lifestyle, business, attitude and energy to create more fulfilling experiences in life: despite your age, career or your upbringing.

    ... READ MORE
  • 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 .

    Get Free Style Updates

    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.