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Style Motivation to get yp up and going to be your best self!

  • Introducing the Daily StyleWORD: Motivational Style Tips, Fashion Quotes + Affirmations For Image Boosting Greatness!


    How about a daily style tip, fashion quote, motivational boost of encouragement, or alluring affirmation to kick start your day? Pretty good, I say. With that, I present the Daily StyleWORD, and there’s a hashtag for it too (#styleword). A collection of good morning boosts to rev you up, share on Pinterest, reTweet or Facebook like. You name it. Share it with those you think will benefit, or keep it to yourself. But act on it. Ponder it. Revel in…

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  • What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

    Sharon Haver with her style icon Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Patrick McMullan

    For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to inspire your work is so important to manifest your own personal abundance. Finally, I found my misplaced 35 mm slide of Ms Hepburn and myself and had…

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  • Need some style motivation? Make your personal pavement your red carpet!


    It’s been a heady week around here. The Golden Globes started “awards season” and the men’s fall 14 fashion collections had their runway week in Milan, and the start of fashion show season… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been battling an annoying flu that had the audacity not to schedule itself when I had the time to lollygag at home. The nerve! Hacking and schvitizng from fever makes the idea of red carpets & runways pretty far off…

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  • Style inspiration beyond fashion


    Salomé calling… Hubby & I did a little stroll around the Metroploitan Museum of Art the other night.  The Kid is getting older and he’s not too keen to do every family outing. I walked passed Salomé by Henri Regnault (oil on canvas, 1870) and felt like I stumbled upon an old friend. You see, once upon a time, before my husband, before my son who lost interest in museum visits, I found a kindred spirit in the gypsy Boho allure of this painting….

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  • Mommy Chic: How to boost self-confidence + style? I’m a stay-at-home mom and my fashion sense is a wreck

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    Our latest reader question comes from a young mother of two who wants to know how to boost self-confidence + style… something, we all deal with. We’ve gone over similar territory before, but we know everyone needs a refresher or a nudge every so often. Let’s dive in and help add some shine to her life and yours and harness her Mommy Chic  fashion potential.  I’m a 29 year-old stay-at-home mother of two. I have recently started struggling with my lack of fashion. I…

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  • How to look pretty when you forgot about taking care of yourself

    Looking beautiful is much about how YOU see yourself.

    Have you ever been so overwhelmed in what life offers you that you forgot about taking care of yourself? Or continue to put everyone else’s needs in front of yours?   Let’s help this reader look pretty again- we all deserve that! –S.H. Dear Sharon:  I need some serious advice. I have always been the plain Jane type, and have never really felt beautiful. I am 25 years old, I have two children and a wonderful husband. All my life I have…

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  • La Bella Figura and The Genius


    A funny thing happened to me at the Genius Bar- it was more chic than geek. I’m the poster child for excessive Mac consumption (and, not of the cosmetics variety) so I’ve spent plenty of time perched at a Genius Bar. This weekend was no exception. While we were waiting for a diagnostic to run its course on my ailing iMac the Genius and I started chit-chatting to pass the time. Once he learned that I was in fashion, he…

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  • Exploring Style: Alison Levine’s Expert Packing Tips For Business Chic

    Alison Levine completed the Adventure Grand Slam, May 2010 (Climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both Poles) and can work a Dolce & Gabbana workwear suit too!

    How does she do it? From climbing the Seven Summits to expertly packing a Carven dress for a business trip, Alison Levine is no ordinary traveler. As a matter of fact, she is pretty darn extraordinary. An adventurer, explorer and mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits being the highest peak on every continent, Alison was the Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, skied to both the North and South Poles, and is an Adjunct Professor at the United States Military Academy at West…

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  • Most Stylish Blogger Award and 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me


    Award Season Starts Early Thanks to Jewels from the Roving Stove . Plus, my picks for The Most Stylish Bloggers!Thank you, thank you to the gorgeous and talented Julie Anne Rhodes, aka Jewels from The Roving Stove for the Most Stylish Blogger Nomination!I'm more than flattered to get the thumbs up for constantly amusing you with the Impromptu Madness videos that Brad Boles and I have so much fun working on. If we had our own TV talk show (hint,…

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  • Happy Trails, The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum Collection is up for auction at Christies


    Giddy up to iconic western style like no other or be inspired for your own Home on the Range Here’s a little tidbit that most of you don’t know, I may be a native NYC girl with a post-modern loft that has minimalist sculptural designs but when it was time to redecorate our vacation place in Wyoming, my design motivation was a homage to iconic western legends, Dale Evans and Roy Rogers! >>RELATED: Get your giddyup on with more Cowboy…

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