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Tag Archives | Mommy Chic

Clothing and beauty tips to master Mommy Chic Style!

  • 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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  • Mommy Chic: Easy style stay at home mom clothes- YES, you can wear yoga pants!

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    Ok, not too old  for one of our 15th anniversary online posts, but rather important in honor of Mother’s  Day. Yes, ladies you can look pulled together when you have a super casual lifestyle. have read with this week’s Mommy Chic post. –S.H. What to wear when all the moms are fashion plates. Let’s discover stay at home mom clothes for a mom who is is changing schools and feels the need to compete with the new moms in town. I…

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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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  • What to wear post baby weight to feel confident about your body

    new mom playing with baby

     Dear Sharon:  I have always had a small frame. I am about five foot and weigh about 130 pounds. Well, I just had a baby about two months ago. I have baby fat still which makes the fitting clothing I normally wear out of the question. Wearing baggy clothes is also a no go since I am so short and do not want to appear bigger than I am. Therefore, I am at a loss as to what my choices are. My most important goal…

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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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  • The Shopping Gene…


    Or, what my mom taught me about quality, bargains & a discerning eye I had an early Mother’s Day surprise when my husband unearthed a few envelopes of photos while he was hunting through some storage. This set of pre-digital pics were most likely what I had given my mom when my son was an infant. And, now ended up being tucked away in a box. What a pleasant surprise to see photos of my mom with my 11 week old…

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  • Uma Thurman’s Motherhood was my yucky pill


    Let’s call this week’s review of  FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post, the anti- Mommy Chic battle of those who overdo and those who purposely schlump out, and the relvelation that comes from their “sameness,” even though they may think they are light years apart. As we gear up to Mother’s Day let’s look back at the neighborhood of the mom’s at my son’s elementary school, the ones I called the YUMDAF’s and the OAFH’s. –S.H. Mommy (Un)Chic: Mommyheads Blowin’ In The Wind… Dear Diary: One of the…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to wear patterned & stylish rain boots like a grown up

    puddle jumpers so pretty

    Dear Sharon: Patterned rain boots are everywhere this spring. Is there a stylish way for a grown woman to wear them, or are they a fashion disaster? (Frances via Fashion Advice) >> RELATED: French Chic Trench Coats at a Certain Age No, no, patterned rain boots are not a fashion disaster at all. As a matter of fact, the wildly patterned, crazy colored patterned rain boots from a few seasons ago have given way to a more sophisticated and rugged look of puddle jumps. Some,…

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  • What to wear for a mom’s night out

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    Mommy Chic: Friday evening with your girlfriends is always such great fun even if not as frequent when you are a mom. But what to wear for a mom’s night out without looking like you’re trying too hard or just got back from the office? Let’s help our reader get some inspiration for Friday night outfits to hit the bars in style.   I am a 38 yr old mum of two who is going out with the girls in a few weeks…

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  • Dress up laid back style with a floppy wide brim fedora à la Jessica Alba

    In a fedora, actress Jessica Alba epitomizes laid back cool while out & about… Traveling in style never comes all that easy, we know, but one look at Jessica Alba’s wide brim floppy fedora had us on the hunt for a smart topper to punctuate otherwise laid back outfits when on the go. >> RELATED: Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys By finding a fedora in a similar hue to her classic Wilt cardigan, Alba…

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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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  • Celebrities in jeans looking normal- no big woot, just as it is

    Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny jeans

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Shazam, I have it already! Everyday style inspiration by way of Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigel You gotta love the headline, “Celebrities in jeans looking normal” because rather than oohing and ahhing about a fantasy gown or talking about their bodily (im)perfections, let’s look at what celebrities wear when they are just being normal. Duhhh, it looks a lot like us. >> MORE: Jeans See, it takes some tzuj to get…

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