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  • Sneak ahead with the comfort sneaker shoe trend now at couture too


    Oh, my! Sneakers shown with dress clothes at couture… that’s Chanel haute couture, and not Juicy! The women’s comfort sneaker trend is going strong as just witnessed at the latest Paris couture shows, but do you know how to look chic in comfort shoes and put together? (Rather than the opposite which can be kinda schleppy, to say the least) It’s official, wearing a sneaker in style should no longer be left to the street stars as even Karl Lagerfeld sent a…

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    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 post about a woman who thinks her best friend has an embarrassing wardrobe. Do you think they are still friends? – S.H. Dear Sharon: My best girlfriend and I have a wonderful time together. She is fun, compassionate, and a true friend. Yet, she has the worst taste imaginable in clothing. Whenever we go out, she wears something that is just w-r-o-n-g! I feel completely…

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  • Mountain Upsweeps… Ok, it’s a knit beanie


    It’s a cold snap for sure. As you’re reading this I’m packing up my house out West to head back to New York. Normally, I have a bit of “what is worn in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming” wardrobe. But, not this time. It’s freezing back home as it is in a good part of the country. Record freezing in some parts. Ouch. So, instead of leaving my super-duper warm knit beanies out here, I’m taking them home along with some…

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  • How to be Stylish: 12 Steps to Style


    In recognition of what will be the 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, (craaaaazy!) I will be spotlighting some of my favorite evergreen, timeless style posts for you take note. Let’s start with this post from 2007 about how to be stylish. Check out the old-school art, EEK… at least its color is THE color of THIS year… Damning dowdy with fashion tips for a wardrobe makeover Hell has no fury than a woman who lost her fashion mojo. Learn the 12 steps…

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  • White Space + Top 2013 Style Tips


    It’s that time of year where my family and I head out to our place in Wyoming. A high-energy ski vacation for them. Seeking the solace in white space for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do my winter sports days but it’s more the peace and tranquility found in the quiet of snow that I love best. The magnificent open vistas and the white space where I find the luxury to reflect, regroup, and renew for the year ahead….

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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Rev up a classic skirt suit for a night out like Julia Roberts

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A simple way to update what you own and turn it into a party outfit We thought you might like a last-minute holiday outfit idea that you can probably pull from your closet right now! In a classic skirt suit (hers is by Givenchy) , Julia Roberts pulls off an easy to do recipe for updating your go-to number for a night out… While a quintessential black skirt suit is often saved for days at the office, Julia…

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  • Fuzzy Wuzzy, it’s time for new shearling boots

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    Never say never. Truth be told, personally, I’m not much of a shearling boot / classic UGG fan. A few seasons ago, I stumbled upon a pair of Zadig & Voltaire gray shearling booties with the right amount of edge and back zipper slimness to avoid the generic girl at the mall feel. It was right after my foot surgery and I was still pretty swollen so the soft bootie was exactly what I needed or more important, what I…

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  • Dress up laid back style with a floppy wide brim fedora à la Jessica Alba

    In a fedora, actress Jessica Alba epitomizes laid back cool while out & about… Traveling in style never comes all that easy, we know, but one look at Jessica Alba’s wide brim floppy fedora had us on the hunt for a smart topper to punctuate otherwise laid back outfits when on the go. >> RELATED: Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys By finding a fedora in a similar hue to her classic Wilt cardigan, Alba…

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  • How to look sexy in a winter dress…

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    Let’s talk about the kind of confident & sexy that takes you from day to night. I’ll have what she’s having: How to look sexy in a winter dress you ask? Let actress Lake Bell show you the way… In Altuzarra, Lake Bell radiates cool sophistication that’s perfect to take note of for chillier nights out on the town. >>DISCOVER: More Celebrity Inspiration We all love the ease of a dress but sometimes something that appears so simple can get tricky, but…

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  • Dress Up an everyday jacket, from the must-have motorcycle to a basic blazer

    Ciara in Givenchy

    Dress Up an everyday jacket, and you too can be red carpet ready in one of your favorite go-to toppers Holiday party season is quickly coming upon us & we might not want to buy a one off outfit. Why not take a spin on something that you can style infinite ways? Let’s take inspiration from what these A+ fashion starts wore to the ‘Mademoiselle C’ premiere recently, both singer Ciara and fashion titan Carine Roitfeld donned their own takes…

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  • Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit


    Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was…

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