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  • Quick Tip Video: Why showing up in the power of success at a business event matters

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    As a woman entrepreneur, your first impression is really important as those few seconds become the lasting impression that people remember about you. The way you show up at business events can open up the doors to new deals or leave money on the table. Everything about your look is important – from the way you present yourself, what you wear, your hair, your makeup, your total package. If you want to be perceived as being relevant, as someone who […]

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  • Oscar Best Dressed 2017- Make Celebrity Style Work In Your Wardrobe!

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    Last night’s Oscar Best Dressed stunners certainly played by the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stunning) principle of memorable celebrity style. Sure there were plenty of heavily embellished gowns, beading, draping and opponent fabrications, I’d bet that each of the more ornate gowns were a testament to incredible craftsmanship. But what happens when the dress is  fussy, the hair is fussy, makeup is heavy, the wearer gets lost in all the extras and becomes forgettable, particularly on TV where the more […]

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  • Quick Tip Video: Why showing up in the power of success at a business event matters

    Quick TIp Template F -style - power of success

    As a woman entrepreneur, your first impression is really important as those few seconds become the lasting impression that people remember about you. The way you show up at business events can open up the doors to new deals or leave money on the table. Everything about your look is important – from the way you present yourself, what you wear, your hair, your makeup, your total package. If you want to be perceived as being relevant, as someone who […]

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  • Runway Edit: New York Fashion Week Trends To Wear Now // Fall 2017

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    Why wait until Fall 2017 to update your look? The secret to being seen as a success is showing up looking ahead of the curve. Sure, we can wait until next fall (or the few goodies that are available right off the catwalk) to get what is on the runway now, but why? I’m all about finding the nuance, adapting the trend, going for the big picture with what’s in store right now. I’ve edited my favorite trends from New York […]

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  • Quick Tip Video: Whoops, the “Band-Aid” effect will destroy your business!

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    Today’s Quick Tip Video: It is critical stop trying to “Band-Aid” little things together and to start looking at the whole picture for a growth mindset to achieve life, style, and business success. Sure, fixing up the things piece by piece is fine, but it won’t bring you success in the long run. You might be flipping through the fashion magazines looking for the freshest ideas for your hairdo, shoes, dresses, but if you don’t look at a whole picture […]

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  • Quick Tip Video: Entrepreneur Advice: Networking secrets to meeting new people at a business training event

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    Next time you attend a business training the best way to get to know new people at a business training event is to be sure to take your time and actually have a lunch with new people. Don’t be shy. Discuss with your new friends about the lessons you’ve just learned, talk about your business and what you do for living to benefit others. This simple social gesture will bond you with these new people, expand your horizons and make […]

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  • Quick Tip Video: Stop Whining, Start Celebrating … You

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    OMG, it is so easy to fall into the trap of complaining about the things and about you that you don’t find satisfactory. Here’s my advice, stop whining and start celebrating. Until you get out of the trap of feeling sorry for yourself you are never going to get into the mindset to present yourself in the way that makes you feel confident and able to achieve anything.

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  • Quick Tip Video: The difference between an elevator pitch and a bio

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    When you tell the world about what you do you really need to keep in mind that there’s two different ways of talking about your career capabilities. There is the obvious short bio which with your achievements and there’s also the elevator pitch that’s a little less formal and a lot more about the value and the benefit of what you deliver. Sometimes it gets confusing as to when to use which or even to combine both. In this quick […]

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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.







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    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.