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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Reader Asks: What to wear to a Baptism?

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a Baptism. Can she wear a mini dress to her child’s baptism? Is short too short for a religious occasion? Let’s discuss… Next month my daughter’s baptism. I’m thinking of wearing my H&M white lace mini dress, pictured above, with navy peep toe heels and a navy blazer (if the weather requires it). My problem is this, the dress is so short to wear alone in church? I’ve thought of a dressy pair…

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  • Style Savior: Try A Statement Tunic To Save The Day + How to Wear It


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A tunic top so chic you’ll want to wear one on one of your trying days How to wear a tunic and look chic, not beachy… stay tuned. We’re still a buzz with inspiration from our street style coverage of Paris Fashion Week and one look at this p-y-t has us lauding the tunic and its versatility. Here at FoS, we’ve long turned to trusty tunics to conceal our mid-sections, most notably with skinny bottoms….

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  • Revealed! Celebrity Spanx moments- We’re spilling the sucking in beans on what stars wear what shapewear

    Celebrity Spanx- what shapewears do the stars wear on the red carpet

    And, the shapewear Oscar goes to… Celebrity Spanx Moments… Who sucks what in…. Shapewear, baby, it’s THE way to go!  Red carpet fashion can be a bit awe-inspiring and unreachable.  And, what about those killer bods underneath those gorgeous dresses? Well, many of the bodies that are worked out to an inch of their lives get a little extra “help” too. Celebrity Spanx! There should be a red carpet for what is surely NOT your mama’s girdle.   Thanks to a…

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  • What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear & not look dumpy?

    Nagore Aramburu with daughter Ane in Madrid;

    I totally get where this reader is coming from as I remember this dressing predicament from when my son was little. What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear can be frustrating, if not a bit sticky. Let’s help her out with some stylist tips…. they work to for a solo-entrepreneur who works from home with a virtual staff. Dear Sharon:  I am a stay-at-home mom and I never know what to put on. Most days I exercise and go to the store or…

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  • Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys arrives on a flight at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport with her son Egypt in Paris, France.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A voluminous scarf  and a menswear hat to effortlessly glam up the most basic outfit. It REALLY is that easy. Getting out of the house sometimes, can be an effort in itself. Particularly, on those down low, kick back (ha!), whirlwind of errands and mommydom days. Or maybe, just a work at home, no one sees me until, crap, I have to go out and look good kind of day. Now what? Oh yeah, for many of us…

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  • Flaunt This Not That: Jennifer Lopez Strategically Cut Out Swimsuits


      I’ll Have a What She’s Having: A flattering swimsuit that camouflage figure flaws and spotlights positives Call it a cut out swimsuit or a monokini, the strategically cut out swimsuit is the swimwear must-have this season. Just take a look at Jennifer Lopez photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue magazine, pictured above, looking more than fabulous. Not quite as covered up as a one-piece swimsuit and not exposing too much flesh as in bikini, the cutout swimsuit is your…

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  • Celebrity Street Style- Kate Moss Dresses Up Super Casual Jeans

    Kate Moss at Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 - London Fashion Week - Arrivals

     I”ll Have What She’s Having: Super casual light chambray jeans & shirt with a heavy dose of gold jewelry Let’s face it, so many of us spend a good part of our lives in jeans- from working at home, to mommy duties, to casual offices, there are not many days where many of us have the opportunity– or need- to get all tzjued up. But you still want to pull off chic even in a casual setting, who doesn’t? Kate…

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  • Supermodel Style- Claudia Schiffer and Yasmin Le Bon Get Casual Chic Right


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Age-appropriate fashion. We get so caught up in red carpet fashion, but it’s everyday style that most of us need!SSure, it’s fun to ogle red carpet fashion and photos of today’s young crop of models, but what’s supposed to inspire a real woman over 30ish?Really, when was the last time you wore a ballgown or a pair of cut-off shorts and thigh high boots? Not too recently, I’ll bet. We need grown-up ageless style that…

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