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  • Add some ZING! What color shoes to wear with dressy neutrals for holiday chic

    Stylist Advice-  Decisions, decisions about what shoe color to wear. How can this reader add pizzazz to a neutral holiday dress…  I am wearing a mocha dress with sequins at Christmas and wondering what color of shoes I should get? Please help!!! (A.W. via Fashion Advice)  >> READ: Perfect Party Shoes Standout sequins in muted shades of…

    Published on December 04, 2012
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  • Stylist Advice- Plus Size Layering, Define A Focal Point

    Dear Sharon:  I am overweight. Sometimes I wear blouses open with turtlenecks underneath. Can you wear a scarf with the open blouse and turtleneck? (C.M. via Fashion Advice)   I’m not sure that I love the way you start out your question by announcing that you are overweight. Regardless of your size, we ALL need to make…

    Published on November 20, 2012
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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…

    Published on November 08, 2012
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  • La Bella Figura and The Genius

    A funny thing happened to me at the Genius Bar- it was more chic than geek. I’m the poster child for excessive Mac consumption (and, not of the cosmetics variety) so I’ve spent plenty of time perched at a Genius Bar. This weekend was no exception. While we were waiting for a diagnostic to run…

    Published on October 08, 2012
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  • Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs- my guest post on thenextwomen.com

      After my interview about how I run FocusOnStyle on thenextwomen.com, I was delighted when they asked me to share some style guidelines for women entrepreneurs about what modern business women should wear for a variety of occasions, like pitching for funding, attending networking events, social media photos, and speaking at large events in this…

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  • Cheap Chic Stylist Advice: Is fast fashion the end of good taste?

    Sometimes less is not more when it comes to a price tag. As I’m sitting outside on what is a very warm day, all I can see is a sea of fashionista fiascos: Ill-fitting maxi dresses that can passoff as nightgowns, garish prints, short shorts and rompers on girls both too old and too out…

    Published on August 01, 2012
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  • Stylist Advice: When Can I Wear Nude Stockings?

    Can I wear stockings in beginning of September or is there a time of year when I can wear nude stockings? My legs are horrific… I am 58 and have a lot of marks and spider veins. I had a housecleaning business for 18 years, so my knees are discolored. What is the best shade of hosiery…

    Published on July 24, 2012
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  • When to wear flip-flops? Jessica Alba gets it…

    Stylist Advice: Can I wear flip-flops in the city? Oh yes, the “when to wear flip-flops” in place of proper shoes debate continues… Frankly, the idea of wearing flip-flops as shoes in the city wrecks my nerves. UNLESS, you are heading back from a pedicure as Jessica Alba is caught doing in New York.  At…

    Published on May 15, 2012
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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: A well-cut trench coat a la Patricia Kaas

    Let’s be frank: There comes a time when fussy becomes unfashionably fatiguing and plain is boringly aging. >> Day Two of the three-part FoS series Age-Approriate French Chic At A Certain Age But, pairing a well-cut trench coat and sultry smokey lined eyes, is a time-tested fashion recipe that never spoils! Take, for instance, French actress…

    Published on April 04, 2012
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  • Stylist Advice: It’s not style but some fugly fashion fad; don’t succumb

    What Not To Wear | Spring Fugly Fashion Don’ts There will probably be someone who doesn’t like this. That’s ok. I was looking through a spring lookbook for a celebutard turned designer, who will remain nameless, and each outfit pictured was kowtowing to some amped up commercial fashion fad trend, that probably should never have taken off…

    Published on March 29, 2012
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