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  • 7 Easy Ways To Elevate Your Personal Brand Style Even If You Think You Know Nothing About Fashion

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    You don't need to be a fashionista to know how to elevate your personal brand. You just need to be aware. Lights. Camera. Action. Glump. Did you ever get that tangled gushy feeling in the pit of your stomach when you realize that all eyes are on you? Me too. Unless you’re trained to be a thespian (and even they get stage fright), it’s pretty natural to feel self-conscious when you know that you are being judged. Sure you can...
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  • Your Personal Style In A Time of Life Transitions

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    Top 3 ways to know when to transition your style as you move along in your life It's been a heady transformative week at my house for sure. My son received early acceptance to his first choice college! I'm beyond thrilled that his hard work paid off and he will have the opportunity to have the advanced education so that my crazy talented kid can live out his dream of becoming a feature filmmaker. The absolute joy is palatable as...
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  • The Iconic Style of Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Growing up I was always memorized by the style of Jacqueline de Ribes. I would tear through the society pages in my mother's Women's Wear Daily and amidst all the socialites photographed at charity functions and black tie events, one woman would grab my attention like no other. Countess Jacqueline de Ribes with her regal profile, long neck and volumes of dark hair, model slim figure and unmeasurable poise was a beacon of authentic style... a woman who was knew...
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  • My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease

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    Best Of The Holidays… I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I am sure for most of you. Sometimes, I feel like one of my fancy dressed lady ornaments hanging on my tree….

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  • Color of the Year- Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016

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    Pantone announced its color of the year and for 2016, it's all about Rose Quartz and Serenity. The colors are all about calm and mindfulness as opposed to the richer Marsala, last year's color of the year. So, pack up your brights, the trend colors are all about muted pales for next year! Or, reworking pales you already have or can find on the sale rack, like the outfit pictured right. MORE: Posts about Color Watch the Pantone inspiration video...
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  • Easy Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes… because who wants to waste time in the kitchen?!

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    Whats’ cooking at my house! Smells so good that I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving recipes with you  with some behind-the-scenes photos while I’m cooking!   For me, style is a lot like cooking.  You start with the best ingredients and the rest is easy. That’s a main premise in the C’est Chic Crash Course– it’s not about being precise, it’s about having the know-how to instinctively get it together.  I’m not a fan of the typical turkey dinner with lot’s…

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  • Personal Branding 101: What about those phonies?

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    Style + Success: Let's get real for a moment, please... After all, it's about you. So let's get into personal branding 101. Have you ever dreamingly followed an online lifestyle guru, marketing coach or business mentor who appears to have both a "perfect" life and an enviable thriving business? She surely must have the magic touch from the stream of manufactured social media and personal branding images on her web site. Perfect-istas are usually recognizable by their soft focus social media...
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  • My Top 3 Tips to Be A Successful MOMpreneur if you want to work from home

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    This photo is how long I have been in the Mompreneur business! In mom terms, FocusOnStyle has been online from onesies to 6'4"!  Just think that when the docs said that my newborn son was in the 95th percentile for height, we didn't believe them. Now look at my tall baby! As we are entering the college application process around here, it got me reflecting  about what it takes to run a successful home-based business and still have time to...
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  • Welcome to the FocusOnStyle NEW web design!

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    Can you smell the fresh paint? Drumroll please... pop on over to the home page of FocusOnStyle and you will see a VERY new web design. It may look simple to many of you but it has been months in the making. There has been a massive amount of behind-the-scenes, "under the hood" tech action going on and I'm proud to say that the new look is live. You'll notice the "blog" section of the site is still there, simply...
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  • Harlem Style – Shop Global In Your Local

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    On Periscope... Finding stylish pieces shouldn't be limited to the obvious. There are plenty of interesting and unexpected finds to be had when you take your inspiration out of the box. I attended the Periscope Summit this week in New York that took place uptown in Harlem. Although I've passed this open air African market on several occasions in the past, I never walked through it. Since, it was right next door to the summit, I decided to pop by...
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  • Brights Lights Paris- a chic Francophile travel guide that you don’t need to leave home to enjoy

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    Are you dreaming of a Paris getaway? I've got a great quick read for you. Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live . . . Parisian Style by Angie Niles is a chic Francophile travel guide that's as indispensable as a what to do in Paris guide as it is a how to dress like a Parisian tip sheet. The delightful book is so granular in its Parisian style observations that it even breaks down what the French girls wear arrondissement by arrondissement, that's neighborhood...
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  • Call My Stylist… Here’s How You Can Pick My Brain for some quick personal style coaching

    It must be in the air because I've been getting a lot of very specific style questions from lovelies who just want to pick my brain for some quick fashion advice. I get it. And I came up with a solution. If there was an infinite amount of hours in a day, I would love to personally help each and every one of you who cannot find a style solution by searching one of the 1,000's of posts on FocusOnStyle.com or the free...
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