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  • How to get out of a rut [LIVE video]

    How to get out of a rut

    I decided to do an impromptu Facebook Live on Friday because I keep getting asked about how to get out of a rut. Actually, I wasn’t directly asked. It’s that the real answer to so many little, piecey questions drills deeper than the surface of “what dress to I wear,” “what shoe do I wear,” but rather it’s getting in touch with your core values of what inspires you. Without fully living a life with eyes wide open you are […]

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  • Business Style Update: Three Ways to Upgrade Your Style Now Even If Fashion Is Not Your Thing

    Don't Blow Your Look

    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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  • Business Chic: What to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside!

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    We all know that there can be some crazy tempreture fluctuations especially in the sweltering summer when the A.C. gets turned up. Let’s help this reader get her Business Chic in gear & figure out what to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside with some smart & stylish layering tips.  Dear Sharon: I’ve taken your advice and transitioned my wardrobe for summer as I’ve just relocated to the dreadfully humid environs of Houston for work but now my big dilemma is […]

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  • What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

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    Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for my new part-time job that’s a bit corporate. I’m thrilled to enter the business world with my degree under my belt but my student wardrobe […]

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  • Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…

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    In our continuing 15th year celebration of FocusOnStyle online, let’ s revist this favorite post about what to wear for the stay-at-home entrepreneur.  This timeless post is from 2000, complete with it’s original header art. –S.H. Real World Dressing For The Stay-At-Home Business Pro Dear Sharon: For the past several years, I have practically had to beg, borrow, and steal to get my dream business off the ground. Finally, investments have rolled in. Now, instead of looking like the power player people think I […]

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  • Is it cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your personal business brand?

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    Business Style Stylist Advice: How you project yourself as a professional can get tricky. Let’s help this reader see the sides of whether or not it is cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your business brand as some entrepreneurs do.  Dear Sharon: As an entrepreneur and marketing coach, I’m aware of how my fellow online marketers present themselves. I follow a particular woman’s program where she constantly displays photos of herself decked out in every luxury label and […]

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  • Stylist Advice- Men’s job interview style for a business lunch

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    This reader question is about men’s job interview style for a business lunch. Women also need to pay heed to not trump the person who is conducting your interview. Dear Sharon: I have a lunch interview at a fairly upscale restaurant next week. I am a guy who has no fashion sense. However, I do know that I will be suiting up for this occasion. I have a navy suit, white shirt and black tie. My question is, should I take off my suit […]

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