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  • Personal Branding 101: What about those phonies?

    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

    Mommy years
    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!

    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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  • Style and Success: Launch your business and look good doing it! [Product Launch Formula Bonus]

    >> Click to go straight to my 2015 Product Launch Formula Bonus Hello Entrepreneur, Today's note is a little different than usual...  I'm speaking specifically to entrepreneurs, coaches, authors, or anyone who owns a business. Whether or not that describes you, I want you to know that I value your time, and the space you reserve for me online.  Rest assured; I will be I'll be back on the style-only track tomorrow! So, if you ARE a business-owner, please read on; this offer is...
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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 or the free...
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  • Style Motivation Week! Abundant Style Mantras- 10 Ways to Make the MOST of What You’ve Got

    Madrid Fashion Week

    What a better time for style motivation than a summer spotlight as the fun season wraps up so you have the time to get back in gear for fall?  I’ve pulled these style mantras to move you back in focus  to feel more inspired about yourself.  If you crave some more style motivation, don’t forget to check out my Daily StyleWORD here on FocusOnStyle or on Pinterest. –S.H. Abundant style is having a wardrobe that WORKS for you; not the fantasy you…

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  • How to Look Ageless OR 9 Geezer Magnets That Read Old and Why to Avoid Them

    My parents visting a cousin's house back when they were still engaged.

    It’s my birthday again (better to have them then not too), and I still feel the same way. Although, I conveniently can’t remember which birthday it is. Shhh, don’t tell me, sometimes ignorance is bliss. Enjoy this reprise of some solid advice to keep that youthful spirit! —S.H. It’s my birthday today, woot, woot for me!  You think how to look ageless doesn’t cross my mind? I’ve gotta admit that when I think of the numeric add up for my…

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  • Palm Springs Style – Timeless style inspiration is greater than what’s in your closet!

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs

    Palm Spings in the  style mix, baby! It’s been a throwback, go forward time around here. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or even Twitter, you probably saw some snaps I shared from my trip to Palm Springs. Initially, I was in Southern California for a high level business conference… because we are never beyond learning new ways to stretch our brand muscle. Then, The Hubs and Mr. Poodle joined me for some local exploring.   The mix of professional…

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  • 5 Simple ways to update your look without looking old


    It’s the perfect time to consider how to update your look without totally reinventing yourself…  let’s leave that to Madonna who does it better than anyone else. Updating your look is a way to stay modern and relevant without looking dated and dowdy. But you don’t need a complete makeover, just a little fine-tuning to finesse what you already have. I like to start with small details to maintain an ageless chic allure … 1) Free Up Your Hair You…

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  • Style Motivation Week! When you are out of your comfort zone…

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    This week’s Spotlight is all about Style Motivation… ’cause if you can’t get motivation, you can’t get it together… regardless of what IT is. Sometimes, you need a little kick to get out of your comfort zone and that’s what this post is about. So kiss that style rut bye-bye.– S.H. The other night I was sick. Really sick. A case of food poisoning to rival that scene in The Exorcist times seven. The following day had me feeling like I was bitten…

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