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Style Motivation – Motivational fashion stylist tips and inspiration to make your best impression

  • Ageless Style Week- Why dressing age-appropriate is usually bunch of malarky and looking ageless is genius

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    This week’s Summer Spotlight is Ageless Style… I’ll Have What She’s Having: What the heck is dressing age-appropriate anyway when Ageless Glamour rocks it out of the house! Have you seen Sandra Bullock, Christie Brinkley, Raquel Welch lately? Really, they are hard to miss. Sandra Bullock is 49 and promoting Gravity, something she is surely defeating. Christie Brinkley is on the talk show circuit for “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful.” She is beautiful and 59. Heidi Klum (not too bad…

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  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master. Let’s see how you can do it, because YOU can. And, I bet…

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  • 10 ways to know if it’s your signature style or time to get out of your style rut?

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    Today’s BIG Question: Are you in a style rut or are you extremely confident about your signature style? Is every day the same for you when it comes to your style? Do you feel you need a way to snap out of the same old, same old style because you’re boring yourself to death? Is it really a style rut after all? Or, merely a need to add some zing to what you already have and love. It’s easy to…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Shape your style with ICONIC MOMENTS. Play with me. On Pinterest.


    … you’re kinda doing it already and not knowing. A funny thing happened to me when I was building a Pinterest Board of Iconic Moments. Even after being in the fashion business for a couple of decades, my favorite images for everyday style that come to mind right off the bat, ironically, best represent how I like to dress and what inspires my style. Insert big drumroll here, MY iconic style moments are akin to my personal style. It all became BEYOND…

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