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  • Business Style Update: Three Ways to Upgrade Your Style Now Even If Fashion Is Not Your Thing

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    I was at a business retreat this weekend with fellow women entrepreneurs who suddenly found themselves in the spotlight. Sounds great, right? Nope. These otherwise smart, savvy and successful women looked like deer in headlights when it came to how they present themselves.  Simply because they never really thought about it before. It just was not their thing. And now, they felt insecure, irrelevant, inappropriate and out of touch. It doesn’t have to be that way. Even if style doesn’t come…

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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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  • 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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  • Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

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    Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow the photos in magazine editorials or fashion bloggers who pose their day away (where do they get the time?). Everyone has a different approach to…

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  • Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

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    Wardrobe Reprise- I don’t know about you but this sudden cold snap has me relying more and more on my favorite classic pieces before I even think about turning my closet over (yes, I’m layering).  Take take a look back at some of my favorite tips to make getting dressed easier. And chic. —S.H. No-brainer fall into winter dressing starts with a great coat…  Dear Sharon: I get confused at what to wear when I have appointments all over town and…

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  • What to wear when you work from home AND a peek at my office. Here’s some stylist advice

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    This week’s lookback post to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, tackles the conundrum I face every day and you may too if you are an entrepreneur… what to wear when you work from home. Ya know, how to pull yourself together when no on really sees you and you sttill need to feel both great about yourself and comfy. Besides, get it together in a flash for when you need to look professional on a Skype or a…

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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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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

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    Oh la la… I’m shooting another segment for the C’es Chic Crash Course and so much is going on here on FoS. It’s a triple threat for this week’s Summer Spotlight of Ageless Style + highlights  from FocusOnStyle’s Best of 15th Anniversary online, PLUS, Day Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age. Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks Wearing a jacket can…

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  • Business Chic: What to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside!

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    We all know that there can be some crazy tempreture fluctuations especially in the sweltering summer when the A.C. gets turned up. Let’s help this reader get her Business Chic in gear & figure out what to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside with some smart & stylish layering tips.  Dear Sharon: I’ve taken your advice and transitioned my wardrobe for summer as I’ve just relocated to the dreadfully humid environs of Houston for work but now my big dilemma is…

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  • What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

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    Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for my new part-time job that’s a bit corporate. I’m thrilled to enter the business world with my degree under my belt but my student wardrobe…

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  • Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…

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    In our continuing 15th year celebration of FocusOnStyle online, let’ s revist this favorite post about what to wear for the stay-at-home entrepreneur.  This timeless post is from 2000, complete with it’s original header art. –S.H. Real World Dressing For The Stay-At-Home Business Pro Dear Sharon: For the past several years, I have practically had to beg, borrow, and steal to get my dream business off the ground. Finally, investments have rolled in. Now, instead of looking like the power player people think I…

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