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  • Luxe Western Home Decoration Ideas on a Bargain Budget. Trust Me, You Will Want to Go West!

    This chair was only the bones when I found it at the Brimfield Flea Market, I left the back exposed and used a deep blue Chanel Velvet. The mirror was found in my mother attic. The vintage sign came from the 25th street Flea Market in New York City

    Living large on a small budget. It’s not about money. It’s about home style! Cowboy Chic: Interior designer tips to add some rustic Western Home Decoration to your home style with luxury Flea Market Finds for a ‘Rustic Big Chill’  I’m always up for a challenge when it comes to home style. Many of you know that I was at my vacation place out West recently. When it came to redecorating my Wyoming home, I wanted something that was very different…

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  • Are your shoes a buzz kill? The Top 5 Shoes to never wear unless…

    ARE your shoes a buzzkill

    Boost your mood from the feet up with the not this, wear that shoe guide Can you change your attitude or boost your mood depending on what shoes you are wearing? YEAH, baby, you sure can! Here’s the thing, I cannot even count how many times I get asked about what shoe to wear with what outfit. So much so that I wrote the Ultimate Shoe Guide to solve that conundrum once and for all. But, it’s not the matchy-matchyness…

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  • I hope you didn’t, but if you did: 5 ways to not fall off the New Year’s style resolutions wagon

    Model getting ready backstage at the BENTEN show during Jakarta Fashion Week

    Let’s reflect to timeless advice on starting the New Year in YOUR best style. Liar, liar… my big, empty promise to myself and why New Year’s style resolutions hardly ever work… It’s the start of the new year, and where are you? In my over 20 years in the style business, I have never once thought that truly being stylish came from a check list at the start of the year. I don’t bother with resolutions of any kind anymore. If I was really going…

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  • New Year’s Luck Italian Style- Wear red underwear!

    Red Calvin Klein Underwear Tonal Roses Demi Bra at shopbop

    Want to conjure up an old Italian tradition or just look hot for New Year’s Eve? Try some firey red underwear. Wearing red underwear for Capodanno (head of the year) isn’t practiced much these days but the idea of wearing something that is both considered to bring luck and is sexy like this Red Calvin Klein Underwear Tonal Roses Demi Bra and matching panty at shop bop seems great to us here at FoS. Besides, doesn’t every lingerie drawer need a dose of…

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  • My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease


    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. The ones right next…

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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

    holiday in paris- 14Le Bon Marche

     Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard  brings his take on  Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est…

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  • The Decisive Guide On How To Set A Beautiful Table + Plan A Lavish Evening At Home

    fancy fete

    It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table setting. Partly, because it’s the lay of the land here. I have a very open floor plan with my kitchen and breakfast bar that is…

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  • Can We Talk Prescription Designer Sunglasses a la Joan Rivers and LensCrafters

    Sharon Haver and Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers has made me laugh since I was old enough to turn on a TV.   A true original who told it like it was. This week’s 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle post look back honors the late, great icon who was still in her prime at 81. —S.H. Seeing is believing when it comes to glammed up prescription sunnies… Things happen when you are old enough to have grown up laughing along with comedic genius Joan Rivers on TV….

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  • Style Motivation Week! Lighten up. Have fun. It’s only fashion.

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Moscow AutumnWinter 2014-2015-01-4185

    This week’s Summer Spotlight theme pulls from some of my favorite style motivation posts. I don’t want you ever to take style or fashion too seriously because you lose the spontaneity that makes it all so interesting. And unique to you. Lighten and move forward… it’s only fashion. – S.H. Ok, I was (sort of) eavesdropping. Here I was, out and about, having an espresso and couldn’t help but listen the one-sided conversation of the girl across the coffee bar. You know the type….

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  • Home Style Week! How to decorate your home office with style (a peek at my space too!)

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    Continuing this week’s summer spotlight of Home Style… Let’s get your home office to brim with inspiration. Mine is where I’m creating the C’est Chic Crash Course…. join me. Home Office Style: How to find decor inspiration to decorate your home office can be challenging. Let me share my design tips to help you make your work space a part of your personal style. You don’t need to hire a decorator when you can do it yourself! I’ve been meaning…

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  • Home Style Week! Inside My Home Style Design Board + how to curate your Pinterest board

    hand chair and chaise

    Do you Pin? It’s a fantastic way to catalog what you have while able to visualize the design inspiration that runs throughout your choices. This week’s spotlight is Home Style. Pinterest is an excellent way to keep track of what you have and what you want to add to your design wishlist. Admittedly, I never remember who designed what when it comes to my home style design. Even though both my husband and I picked it all out ourselves. I’m…

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